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Robbery suspects arrested following high speed chase

Three police agencies cooperated in apprehending two robbery suspects April 2 after a high speed chase on M-55, Houghton Lake. More...

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News

Judge dismisses Campbell lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by RichfieldTownship Supervisor Jerry Campbell in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, last year against the Roscommon County Election Commission has been dismissed for lack of progress. More...

Intersection at Old 27 and 104 has clearer view

The intersection at Old 27 and Co. Rd. 104 got a haircut last week when the State of Michigan contracted to have trees at the four corners trimmed back. More...

Underage drinkers nabbed at party

Four people face alcohol-related charges after Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies raided an underage drinking party at a house where two preschoolers were present.   More...

Business

Opportunity Expo April 14

Over 40 employers will be on hand at the Region 7B Opportunity Expo April 14 at the Prudenville Knights of Columbus Hall.   More...

HELPING TO BRING AVI TO LIBRARY

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store Manager James VanSice (left) recently presented Youth Services Librarian Laurie Chudzinski (center) with a $500 check to help fund a visit by the author, Avi, April 13 for t More...

Real Estate One Points North agents recognized

Real Estate One Points North recently received awards at the Real Estate One Franchise Network statewide awards ceremony for 2009.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Both parties have it wrong

Fortunately, there is not a majority of people who, like the author of “God is the only true authority,” want us to return to pre-Revolutionary War governance. More...

Health insurance reform will hurt Medicare recipients

Vice-president Biden stated that 45,000 Americans die each year because of no health care. Oh really? He neglected to mention how many people with insurance and health care die each year. More...

Outdoors

DNRE’s ‘Cougar Team’ investigates sightings

Few issues addressed by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment in recent years have been as controversial as cougars. Also known as mountain lions or pumas, cougars are large felines that once roamed much of Michigan. More...

MMCC plans mountain bike race on campus

Mid Michigan Community College will host its first mountain bike race, called the Rust Shaker, on April 10th at 10:30am.   More...

Whitetails Unlimited to host April 24 banquet in Rosco

Whitetails Unlimited will host its Roscommon Area Banquet April 24 at the Knights of Columbus, 165 West Federal Highway, Roscommon. More...

Religion & Family

ROMANCKY QUADS TURN 1

Shelley and Drew Romancky’s quadruplets, Isaac, Samuel, Jackson and Abby, turned one year old March 3. More...

Gibson to compete in National American Miss Texas Pageant

Shalaynna Gibson, 17, Hardin, TX, will compete as a state finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant in June in Houston.   More...

Vogel completes Naval boot camp

Sean Vogel, E-2, a 2007 graduate of Roscommon High School, completed Special Forces Division boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL, March 5 with honors. More...

Education

TOP SELLER

Our Lady of the Lake sixth grader Jessie Tyo (center) was recently honored for selling the most Hungry Howies Pizza Cards during a school fundraiser. More...

Maiani earns Level One certification from MASB

Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Secretary Merry Maiani recently earned a Level One certification and Award of Merit from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) for her efforts to improve her leadership skills and become More...

Akin presents 38th annual piano recital

Piano and organ students of Sandra J. Akin were presented in the studio’s 38th annual recital March 21 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. More...

Arson suspected in weekend grass fires

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is investigating more than six fires that occurred in southern Roscommon County last weekend. More...

Township to fight Loxley light removal

Roscommon Township officials are forming a committee to fight a decision by the Michigan Department of Transportation to remove the stoplight at M-55 and Loxley.   The stoplight has been under study for removal for the past year and a half. More...

Second candidate files in Dist. 1

A second candidate has filed nominating petitions to be on the ballot for Dist. 1 (Lake, Lyon and Markey Townships) Commissioner in this year’s elections.   More...

Egg Hunt Experiences

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  DECKED OUT (Left) Wearing their finest Easter clothes at the Easter egg hunt in St. Helen Saturday were Kylee Sohlden, 4, and her sister, Kamryn, 6, of the Upper Peninsula city of Houghton. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon:   Paul F. Buhr, 47, Gaylord, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine. More...

Sports

GREAT SPORTS

Four Houghton Lake High School athletes were chosen by the Jack Pine Conference to receive Sportsmanship Awards for their conduct during the winter sports season. More...

Grayling archers headed to national competition

Will and Katie Schultz, Grayling, will be headed to Louisville, KY, for the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) National Championships May 7-8.   More...

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Editorial

The Voice of Michigan

To be a Michigander is to know several things. Mackinac is really Mack-in-naw. The U.P. is not pronounced “up.” Pop - not soda - cans are worth 10 cents. Nov. 15 is opening day (you dare not ask which opening day). More...

Scientists try to explain Exodus miracles

The water of the great river, the lifeline of your land, turns to blood, killing fish and making the water undrinkable. Frogs, gnats and flies descend on the land in numbers so vast they make life nearly intolerable. More...

We’re joining effort to instill healthy habits

In a quest to gain something other than pounds, the Resorter staff has challenged each other in a Biggest Loser-type weight loss contest. More...

Health

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is encouraging communities to recognize April as Alcohol Awareness Month to focus on the devastating consequences of underage drinking in their communities.   More...

Red Cross partners with CERT teams

  John Brownfield of St. Helen, Red Cross Disaster and C.E.R.T.  More...

Help with advance directives offered by Munson Healthcare

In life, things happen that are out of our control.   It could be an oncoming driver who swerves into your lane, or a hidden health issue that descends on your body leaving you without the ability to communicate.   More...

Happenings

Artist reaches to depths for Art Prize

Artist and Kirtland Community College Art Instructor Justin LaDoux is trying to reach the top in this year’s Art Prize in Grand Rapids by plumbing the world’s extreme depths in search of subject matter for his metal sculpture.   More...

Renowned solo pianist at KCPA for ‘Evening of Romance’ April 17

An international superstar and one of the best-selling solo pianists/composers over the last 15 years will bring his presentation of Jim Brickman, “An Evening of Romance,” to the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts on Kirtland Commun More...

Model train club goes on road with display

Members of the Roscommon Historical Model Train Club went on the road to take part in the Mid Michigan Model Train Show at Central Michigan’s Finch Field House March 28. More...

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