April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Music Box founder Lee Kelly dies

The former owner of the Music Box, Leland Jay “Lee” Kelly, 86, died April 9, 2010. Kelly, who was a resident of Mt. Pleasant, died at Central Michigan Community Hospital.   More...

FICKLE SPRING

A little snow on Friday didn’t daunt Larry Irrer, 70, of St. Johns, as he raked leaves at his family’s cottage on Cleveland Street in Lyon Township. More...

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News

Two arrested on firearms, breaking, entering charges

Two male Houghton Lake youths, ages 17 and 18, were arrested April 6 after they were linked to a breaking and entering at a home in Roscommon Township. More...

Scam artists using health reform to peddle fraudulent policies

The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation today warned Michigan consumers that scam artists may be using the passage of federal health care reforms as an opportunity to confuse and defraud the public.   More...

Metro Park vandalized again

Someone damaged the bathroom door and ripped shingles off the shed at Roscommon Metropolitan Park sometime between March 31 and April 12. More...

Business

MSU offers training in ‘New Economy’

Training sessions will be held at three area locations later this month to educate citizens and community leaders about today’s global economy and how to rebuild local, regional and state economies in Michigan. More...

Correction

The assumed names listing for Dr. James R. Sullivan, Prudenville, in last week’s Resorter was incomplete. It should have read, “Dr. James R. Sullivan & Assoc. ‘Up North Michigan Publishing.’”   More...

EXPERIENCED CLEANERS

(Left to right) Alexandria Powell and Randall Bierlein of Prudenville are the owners of R and L Magic Wand, specializing in power washing. More...

Health

Preterm birth rate dropping

The nation’s preterm birth rate dropped for the second consecutive year.   New nationwide statistics shows a 3% decline in the preterm birth rate, according to a report released today by the National Center for Health Statistics.   More...

National Infant Immunization Week to be April 24 – May 1

For Your Health Central Michigan District Health Department

National Infant Immunization Week is held annually to emphasize the importance of protecting infants from vaccinepreventable diseases. More...

Religion & Family

Northern Christian Radio celebrates 25th anniversary

The ministry of Northern Christian Radio is celebrating its 25th anniversary.   More...

MARCH’S FINALE

Prudenville’s George Wylie recorded the beauty of March’s final sunset with this photo taken from his home on Hillsdale Avenue. Wylie shot the photo on the evening of March 31. More...

Son, Isaac August, born to Schoenrocks

David and Jill (Black) Schoenrock of Suwanee, GA, announce the birth of their son, Isaac August Schoenrock.   Born March 17, 2010, at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA, the baby weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18 ½ inches long. More...

Education

Stimulus funds may help area youths find jobs

An American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant from Michigan Rehabilitation Services to ROOC, Inc., Roscommon, is designed to help young adults with disabilities find jobs.   More...

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES

On March 24, 31 Houghton Lake High School juniors and sophomores were inducted into the National Honor Society. More...

Kirtland to host Earth Week activities

Officials at Kirtland Community College are gearing up to host the third annual “Earth Week” April 19-22 at KCC’s main campus near Roscommon.   More...

Former Resorter publisher, Robert J. Hamp Jr., dies - Free Access

Former Houghton Lake Resorter publisher Robert J. Hamp Jr., 93, of Houghton Lake, died April 19, 2010 at Mercy Hospital Grayling. More...

Red flag warning in effect Thursday; No burning - Free Access

A red flag warning is in effect this afternoon and evening for Roscommon County. More...

Denton’s planning board hears plans for proposed school

The Denton Township Planning Commission learned more about the intentions of the buyer of the former Prudenville Elementary building at its April 13 meeting.   More...

HLCS bracing for budget cuts

The Houghton Lake Board of Education is looking into its financial crystal ball, trying to anticipate possible cuts to its 2010-11 budget that may be caused by a decrease in per pupil funding and declining enrollment. More...

Library question, answer session scheduled April 21

If you have questions about the library tax proposal that will be on the May 4 ballot for residents of Lyon, Gerrish and Higgins Townships, a meeting scheduled for April 21 is designed to provide the answers.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon:   James M. Blondin, 34, Saginaw, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of possession of marijuana, second offense. More...

District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of March 1 through 31:   Department of Natural Resources   and Environment   Using too many fishing lines: Walter A. More...

Sports

Bucks beat Clare in home soccer opener

The Roscommon High School varsity girl’s soccer team got their season rolling with a 3-1 Northern Michigan Soccer League win over the visiting Clare Pioneers Tuesday. More...

’Cats start season with split at McBain

Although they suffered a 6-3 loss to the McBain Ramblers in their first game of the season, the Houghton Lake varsity baseball team was able to claw their way back for a 4-3 win in the second half of the doubleheader at McBain Tuesday.   More...

Bobcat softball squad takes one, leaves one at McBain

The Houghton Lake varsity softball team had plenty of hitting in both halves of a doubleheader at McBain Tuesday, but after losing 8-6 in the first game, they brought it up a notch in the second to score a 14-4 win over the host Ramblers.   More...

Editorial

Alive in our history

It’s strange how we humans have to categorize everything from people to nuts. More...

Some things are certain in troubling times

“How long has it been since your last chest x-ray?” the technician asked as she finished developing the film.   “Several years,” I said. More...

Case of deer dining on bird seed a joke

“Put your hands up, and take down your bird feeder; you’re under arrest.”   That’s essentially what the Dept. More...

Happenings

Houghton Lake’s Nielsen named Miss Michigan Junior Teen

Skye Nielsen of Houghton Lake won the title of Miss Michigan Junior Teen and Miss Personality March 21 at the American Coed Pageant and will represent Michigan at the 2010 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Disney World the week of Thanksgiving. More...

Hard Times, Hard Choices’ event Tuesday at library

WCMU and the Houghton Lake Resorter will present the MacNeil/Lehrer Production, “Michigan: Hard Times, Hard Choices,” April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Public Library.   More...

Book by former resident sketches portrait of life in a sawmill

Drawing on his year and a half spent as a lumber stacker at a now defunct Lake City mill, Raymond Goodwin, former Houghton Lake resident with roots in the Merritt area, has published a book through University of Wisconsin Press, “Sawdusted: No More...

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