May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

VFW, American Legion to perform ceremonies

A Memorial Day parade as well as formal observances will be held in Roscommon County over the three-day weekend. Members of the VFW Charles M. More...

STARTING EARLY

Pilots (left to right) John Ogle and Rick Reed start up the turbo-prop engines on a pair of Air Tractor spray planes at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport at around 5:55 a.m. on May 21. More...

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News

COMPLICATED CRASH

Firefighters and EMS personnel tend to the victims of a three-vehicle accident which occurred on M-55 about 50 feet west of Knapp Road at 11:29 a.m. on May 24. More...

Resort’s cash box emptied

Thieves emptied a cash box at a Lake Township resort May 21. The owner told Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies $700 in cash and a check for $179.90 were taken from the box. More...

Camper pushed into Dunham Lake

A camper was destroyed when it was pushed over a ledge into a Nester Township lake May 21. The owner, a Gladwin resident, told Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies the camper, which had been on the shore of Dunham Lake, was worth $800. More...

Business

Barber Construction honored with Big50 award

Tom Barber, owner and president of Barber Construction, Inc., has been selected by Remodeling magazine to join the Remodeling Big50. More...

CERTIFIED

Hairloft Salon and Day Spa hair designers Lea Nevills (left) and Paulette Spiess recently completed the Redken Specialist Program to become certified Redken Specialists and Advocates. More...

Letters to the Editor

Low lake level negatively affects area economy

We put our boat and dock in the water this past weekend in Houghton Lake and we were shocked to see how low in the water our boat was already sitting. More...

Gas tax reform needs support in legislature

Let’s face it, Michigan’s roads and bridges are in dangerous conditions. Cracks and enormous potholes cover our highways and put the safety of our families, loved ones and friends at risk. More...

Relocation of patients went smoothly

My mother lives at Hilltop Manor. I’d like to thank the staff, the Red Cross, all the fire and emergency people and all the volunteers of our gracious community. More...

Health

Breast cancer survivor: ‘Please get your mammogram’

Former hairdresser Carolyn Headley of Prudenville followed her instincts when it came to breast cancer. In August, 2009, her doctor examined her breasts during her annual check-up. The doctor had found what was thought to be a cyst, she said. More...

Happenings

Village garage, sidewalk sale runs Friday, Saturday

The fourth annual Roscommon Village Garage and Sidewalk Sale will be held Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

60-YEAR LEGIONNAIRE

B.J. Buckhout, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel (left) , accepts an award from George A. More...

Sportsmen’s Club to hold garage sale

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club will hold its annual garage sale Friday and Saturday. The club is at 2929 Towerhill Road, near the intersection of West Nestel Road. For information, call 422-3987. More...

Fire takes toll in homes, forest

Fire Danger Remains High

By Thomas Reznich “This was a particularly nasty fire,” said Department of Natural Resources Forest Fire Supervisor Lee Osterland of the Meridian Boundary Fire, which burned 8,586 acres of forest in Crawford County after being ignited More...

Higgins Lake man packed a lot into his years of service

Major Gen. Jim Pelton of Higgins Lake is enjoying his retirement years. More...

Graduation tonight at RHS

Roscommon High School will conduct its 115th graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) in the school gymnasium. Approximately 87 graduates will receive diplomas. More...

Summer food program offers lunch for free

Houghton Lake Community Schools, using federal funds, will offer a summer food service program. Free meals will be available for children up to age 18 in the Houghton Lake Middle School cafeteria starting June 14 through Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nina Russo - 2014-11-27
Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-27
Dorothy Marie Jones - 2014-11-27
Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-27
Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-20
Nina Russo - 2014-11-20
Dorothy Marie Jones - 2014-11-20

Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: More...

Sports

Rosco earns golf title; Matteson JPC medalist

Thanks to a 13-stroke win at the Jack Pine Conference championship meet Tuesday in Gladwin, the Roscommon Bucks brought home the league title. More...

Lopez repeats as JPC 100m dash champion

Roscommon High School junior Olivia Lopez defended her Jack Pine Conference 100m dash crown May 25th at the league meet in Meridian. More...

Seven Bobcats place at JPC

Seven Houghton Lake varsity track athletes placed at the Jack Pine Conference league meet May 25 in Meridian. The girls squad finished in eighth place with 16.5 points while the boys finished seventh with 33 points. Results included: More...

Editorial

Summer Seasons

Maybe the high temperatures this week are harbingers of summer weather yet to be enjoyed, at least we hope so. More...

Foundation’s report

The Roscommon County Community Foundation has published its annual report, “Lighting the Way to a Brighter Future,” which is included in this week’s Resorter. More...

Northern Michigan is good place for peace, quiet

Hey, anybody out there hear me? Probably not. Don’t blame it on me. It’s a decibel deal. You know what decibels are, don’t you? If not, here’s a quickie lesson, thanks to Google: More...

Outdoors

Dream takes flight

flight After two years of work, a project started by neighbors Tom Koscinski, and Roger Chism of Gerrish Township and finished with the help of their neighbor Ron Cowen, took off, literally, at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport on May 20. More...

Warm weather brings forest tent caterpillar outbreaks

With the recent mild weather, forest tent caterpillars are beginning to hatch from egg masses where they spent the past winter. More...

SET FOR SUMMER

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department Marine Patrol officers will be riding in style this summer on two 2010 Yamaha VX Cruisers, courtesy of Yamaha and Hacker’s Yamaha and Honda of Houghto More...

Education

Google ‘Doodle’ earns Bromm award

By Mike Metzger Houghton Lake High School freshman Sarah Bromm was recently named a state finalist in Google’s Doodle4Google competition. Bromm was one of two finalists in Michigan in the seventh through ninth grade group. More...

Gaylord Book Warriors take BOB trophy home

cheryl.holladay@houghtonlakeresorter.com A tie-breaking round gave the Gaylord Book Warriors the win in the annual Battle of the Books Saturday at Houghton Lake High School. More...

105 walk 100-plus miles

Retirees Robert and Marilyn Kibbe logged the most miles among public participants in Roscommon Area Public Schools’ fitness program, “100 Miles in 100 Days–to the Bridge and Across.” More...

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