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Richfield plans to celebrate 125th Saturday

Richfield Township will celebrate its 125th anniversary with “Olden Days” fun at the township park Saturday.   More...

GVSU considering application for Heston Academy charter

Prospects for an “authorizer” for a proposed charter school in St. Helen brightened last week when Grand Valley State Univeristy announced it is considering the application by Rural Education Matters for a charter.   More...

Special Sections

News

ICE CREAM TICKETS

The Denton Township Police Department and Dairy Queen, Prudenville, are teaming up for bike safety this summer. More...

BOAT WASH GRANT

Boat washing to prevent the spread of invasive species will be mandatory for any boat launched at the new Gerrish Township Community Park Marina. More...

School clinic relocates during HLHS construction

Due to construction on the HLCS Campus this summer, the School Based Health Center at Houghton Lake High School will be relocated to the Specialty Clinic at MidMichigan Health Services next to Big Boy in Houghton Lake. More...

Business

‘BUSINESS ADVENTURE’

Judy Kominek (right) turns over the keys to the Fifth Street Salon, 481 South Fifth St., Roscommon, to new owner Julie Nordquist. More...

HELP FOR THE RED CROSS

State Rep. More...

Rural Development has money to loan

Despite the national credit market being in turmoil, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development still has funds available for home loans with affordable monthly payments.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Must use ballots, repeals to quell European socialism

Our America is now being ruled by an ineffective aristocratic dictator* and an ideologically weak majority Congress that is rapidly destroying our government.   More...

Replacing worn tires cheaper than replacing car

I just read the article on the front page of the June 10 Houghton Lake Resorter regarding Denton Township Police Officer Justin Nau being involved in an accident. In fact, I had to read the article a second time for fear I had misread the article. More...

Tell Lansing we expect them to protect aid dollars

Every parent and grandparent should be aware that Gov. Jennifer Granholm and House Speaker Dillon joined with Senate Majority Leader Bishop in calling for the use of school aid dollars to offset funds in the state’s general fund. More...

Religion & Family

Moores celebrate 50 years

Jerre and Mona Moore of Prudenville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a train trip in Switzerland in May. They also traveled to the Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island.   More...

Andersons to mark 50th anniversary

Maurice and Betty Anderson of Prudenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 26 with family and friends at Messiah Lutheran Church, Roscommon.   More...

St. John plans VBS next week

Children will have a chance to visit “Planet Zoom” during St. John Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School June 21- 25.   More...

Happenings

’57 CHEVY

Donald W. More...

RUNNING CONDITION

(Left) Al Verhaeghe of Roscommon fires up his 1950 Sunbeam S-8 for the benefit of onlookers during the classic car and motorcycle show at the South Higgins Lake State Park June 12. More...

‘Thunder’ to take off from Hacker’s

Hacker’s Yamaha and Honda of Houghton Lake will host “Thunder at the Lake” June 19.   A charity ride to raise money for Michigan Special Olympics, the ride will start at Hacker’s – riders will leave at 10 a.m. More...

Targeting effort cuts lake treatment by almost 2/3

Heralding a 60% reduction in the amount of acreage requiring herbicide treatment on Houghton Lake, a report on last week’s aquatic vegetation survey presented to the Houghton Lake Improvement Board during its June 15 meeting at Lake Township Ha More...

Filed Again

Second recall attempt targets Markey board

A second attempt to remove all five members of the Markey Township Board from office is underway.   More...

SUMMER HELP

Trenton Jacobs, 10, of Houghton Lake clears up dirt and weeds next to a retaining wall along the M-55 bike path at Houghton Lake Tuesday afternoon. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 7-8:   Kari L. Renkiewicz, 28, Frederic, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of controlled substance (a second count was dismissed), and will be sentenced later. More...

83rd District Court

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

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of May 1-31:   Roscommon County   Sheriff’s Department   Driving with a suspended license, first offense: Patrick A. More...

Sports

Lopez, Rowland compete, miss medals at States

While neither medaled at the MHSAA Division 3 State Track and Field Meet June 5, in Comstock Park, Roscommon’s Olivia Lopez and Eric Rowland competed against the best in the state.   More...

All Conference

Houghton Lake Senior Leah MacKenzie was named to the Northern Michigan Soccer League All Conference Second Team midfield. She was among four ’Cats to be honored by the NMSL. More...

Ball fields a go, with changes

Porath Contractors, Inc., Houghton Lake, was awarded the bid for revamping the baseball and softball diamonds at Houghton Lake High School. More...

Editorial

Another goodbye

St. Helen Elementary School students, faculty, secretaries, aides and custodial staff said goodbye to their school last week in a scene that has become familiar to Resorter readers over the past few years. More...

School funding not easily understood

By Michael Van Beek   More...

Leaders should tell nothing but the truth

“I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories.”   –Washington Irving   Probably all of us have been guilty at some point of embellishing a hunting or fishing story or an account about some &n More...

Outdoors

Lake Association plants wild rice in Houghton Lake, Flats and Muskegon

The Houghton Lake Lake Association planted 1.25 acres of wild rice recently, an acre of which is located on the Middle Grounds weed bed. Working with wild rice expert Dr. More...

BIGGEST IN 25 YEARS

Kris Doerr, Jr. of Dimondale caught this 38.75-inch northern pike while fishing with his father Kris off the North Shore of Houghton Lake June 13. More...

FFF to hold Fly Fishing School

On June 18 through 21 the Great Lakes Council of The Federation of Fly Fishers will be offering seminars and hands-on workshops for all levels of fly fishing at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, Roscommon.   More...

Law Enforcement

State Police investigating recent thefts

State Police from Post 75, Houghton Lake, are investigating a pair of thefts in the South Houghton Lake Forest Estates subdivision, which are believed to have occurred between the late evening hours of June 8 and the early morning hours of June 9. More...

Driver injured as car hits tree

A Roscommon woman was injured when her car ran off Lansing Road and hit a tree in Markey Township June 10.   More...

Equipment reported stolen

A Lyon Township resident reported several items missing from his pole barn while he was away for the winter. More...

Education

Bobcat Pride

Full Story

Last Day of School

St. Helen Elementary closes amid fanfare field day

Lots of tears and goodbye hugs were shared June 10 as St. Helen Elementary students and staff spent their last day at their school. The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education last September voted to consolidate St. More...

St. Helen Elementary School

April 24, 1973-June 10, 2010

What ended last week with a parade through downtown St. Helen began with another procession through the community 37 years ago.   More...

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