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LINE OF CLASSICS

A line of gleaming classic cars and trucks makes its way along North Shore Drive at Houghton Lake as participants in the Houghton Lake Eagle’s Car Show took a cruise around the lake June 25. More...

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News

CCCA to take trip to Mackinac Island

On July 29 the Grayling Senior Center will be taking a trip to Mackinac Island. More...

Texting scam hits many in Roscommon County

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department and North Central Area Credit Union are warning banking customers not to give out personal information in light of a texting scam that occurred last weekend. More...

MDOT urges compliance with sign-placement rules

As campaign signs again begin appearing along state highways, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reminding political candidates and property owners that political signs must conform to state regulations for placement.   More...

Business

Reynolds celebrates 20 years at Grayling manufacturer

Plant leaders of Springs Window Fashions, Grayling, presented a 20-year service award to Roscommon resident Larry Reynolds at an all-associate plant meeting June 23.   More...

Unemployment program to hold free seminars for employers

Michigan employers will have an opportunity to learn more about Michigan’s unemployment insurance (UI) tax and benefit programs at one of many free seminars that will be held around the state starting this summer and going into the fall.  More...

Spread the word in the Resorter

Have you recently started a business? Has your office moved? Have you been promoted?   If you answered yes to any of these, contact the Resorter to spread the word with a news article. More...

Letters to the Editor

CTC not giving up on ballot issue

The Citizens for Township Consolidation have been looking at the issue of consolidation for the past two years. Had the county commissioners done their job over the winter we would be voting on it this fall.   More...

Consolidation issue should be put on ballot

I am writing to express our disappointment in the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners and County Clerk. More...

Is spear fishing legal sport at Houghton Lake?

How many of you were awakened at 2 a.m. this past Sunday morning to spotlights that lit up every nook and cranny in your living rooms and bedrooms? It was enough to make us wonder what on earth was going on? More...

Outdoors

River system shows signs of good health in second spring bug collection

The Au Sable River Watershed Project held its second spring collection session June 5, in an effort to help assess the river system’s health through an analysis of the types of invertebrates living in it.   More...

Old-fashioned Fourth planned at Hartwick

On July 4, Hartwick Pines State Park will observe Independence Day as it would have been celebrated in the 1890s, with baseball games, field games and contests, oration and picnics, in addition to fireworks. More...

Vendors may sign up for Expo

The Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District is still accepting vendors for the upcoming fifth annual Conservation Expo to be held Aug. 21.   More...

Happenings

‘LOCAL FIRST’

Keith Jenema of Living Way Greenhouse, Falmouth, serves a customer, Judith Corr, June 25 at the Prudenville Farmer’s Market. The market is open every Friday at the Houghton Lake Historical Society from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

5k run, walk planned at county fair

A 5k run/walk is being planned during the Roscommon County Fair.   The event will be held Aug. 7 at the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds, where the county fair is being held.   More...

Friends of library plan book sale

The Richfield Township Friends of the Library will hold a used book sale and bake sale July 2 and 3 at Hope Lutheran Church, St. Helen.   The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. More...

Features

Solitary Search

On the evening of Nov. 25, 1961, Dr. James P. Smith, 34, a dentist from Midland, went out on Higgins Lake to spear fish with his brother-in-law John C. Newman, 42, a Dow Chemical Company lab supervisor, and never returned.   More...

Rotary Club has served Roscommon for 60 years

MARKING ANNIVERSARY Members of the Roscommon Rotary Club pose for a group photo during their celebration of the club’s 60th anniversary June 24. More...

100 years of July 4ths

Lester Babcock will accomplish something that not too many people can lay claim to -- he will turn 100 years old Sunday, July 4th. He will mark the day with a family celebration at his Superior Street home at Houghton Lake. More...

Lions’ chief arrested for drunk driving

The president of the Detroit Lions is scheduled for arraignment in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, July 12 after being arrested for operating while under the influence of liquor at Houghton Lake June 25.   More...

Panel OK’s Markey recall language

Petititons seeking the recall of all five members of the Markey Township Board may circulate, the Roscommon County Election Commission ruled June 25. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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Court News

‘Thumbs on the Wheel’ campaign starts with texting ban July 1

Beginning today (Thursday) Michigan drivers who text while behind the wheel risk not only a traffic crash but a $100 citation under provisions of a new state law designed to keep drivers’ eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.   More...

Drivers react to texting while driving ban

Recent HLHS graduate, Alicia Gillman, Prudenville, said that she feels this is a good law. She said that she thinks it will help cut down on the number of accidents recorded. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Limberlost yet to taste defeat

Limberlost improved their record to a perfect 7-0 after week eight in Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League action. Limberlost had a dominating performance with a 32-8 victory over TB Sports. More...

RHS names coaches for varsity soccer, football

Veteran coaches have been hired to lead Roscommon High School’s varsity football and soccer teams.   More...

Goodyear, Navigator still top Division I women’s standings

After week six in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball league, there is still no clear leader in the Division I standings. After a 22-13 victory over Sergeant’s, Goodyear Lanes improved their record to 5-1. More...

Editorial

Our Opinion

Reaffirming Independence

Monday’s Supreme Court decision in a Chicago gun control case might put much of the Second Amendment challenges to private gun ownership to bed, for at least a few months. More...

Texting illegal

Starting today texting and driving can earn drivers a $100 ticket. Michigan’s law banning texting is effective today (Thursday) making bad judgement, at least in driving and texting illegal. More...

Make It Plain

Founding Fathers’ contemporary freed slaves

Independence Day directs our minds to some of the heroes who signed the Declaration of Independence, fought in the Revolutionary War and led our nation in its infancy. The names, such as Washington, Adams and Jefferson, are familiar. More...

Religion & Family

Faith sees Heights woman through multiple surgeries, pacemakers

Suffering from congestive heart failure all of her life, Houghton Lake Heights resident Tina Storms, 48, has seen her share of hospitals.   “I’ve been in every hospital, just about,” she said.   More...

MILITARY NEWS

Baklarz completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Cory L. Baklarz recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.   More...

Balls celebrate 60 years

Gerald and Diane Ball of Higgins Lake celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception during coffee hour at the Markey Community Baptist church June 20.   More...

Education

Kirtland, Ferris State sign nursing articulation pact

Officials from Kirtland Community College recently traveled to Ferris State University, Big Rapids, to sign an articulation agreement in nursing, with the new partnership enabling students who have earned an associate’s degree in nursing from More...

GRADUATE

Brett Mollard, 2002 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, graduated with distinction from Wayne State School of Medicine June 8. The son of Dale and Cheryl Mollard, he begins a transitional year of medicine at St. More...

New software programs

Childcare management and preschool curriculum software programs were items that the Houghton Lake Community Education Preschool Program needed. More...

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