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Dem’s Akin, Pappas advance in road commission race

Of the three Democrats running for two Roscommon County Road Commission nominations, incumbents Kim Akin and George Pappas won the nod for November.   Akin received 698 votes, while Pappas received 705 votes. More...

HERE COME THE MINNOWS!

A player picks his target as he faces a large group of “minnows” during a ball handling drill called “sharks and minnows” at the Denton Township Rotary Soccer Fields during the More...

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News

Community Calendar

Sunday, August 9 VFW 4159 Breakfast, Roscommon Post, M-18, 8:00 a.m. to noon. 40+ singles, St. Hubert’s Church, Higgins Lake, 7:00 p.m. More...

Lions’ Lewand gets 30 day suspension, $100,000 fine

The National Football League announced last week that Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand will be suspended for 30 days and fined $100,000 for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy. More...

Village candidates face deadline

Now that the 2010 Michigan Primary Election is over, the political season is just heating up in the Village of Roscommon.   Candidates for village offices have until Aug. More...

Sports

Church completes 100-mile run

By Thomas Reznich   “It was the experience of a lifetime,” said Mark Church Jr., 38, of Roscommon, describing his participation in the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run, which took place near Cuyahoga Falls, OH, July 31 and Aug More...

Blanchard wins junior title

By Mike Metzger   Prudenville’s Jackson Blanchard, 10, recently earned three awards from the Traverse City Junior Golf Association, including two championships.   More...

Big Buck Open to be held Aug. 29

The third annual Big Buck Open will be held Aug. 29 at Burning Oak Country Club with check in beginning at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Targeted officials believe article misleading

In response to your article, “Signed recall petitions filed for four Markey officials”, appearing on the front page of the July 29, 2010 issue of the Resorter, we are compelled to point out that the article as written could mislead reader More...

Allow what works best for disposal of household trash

Over time I have observed many facets in the development of our residents’ efforts to maintain/improve the esthetics of our community. From watershed to forest adoption to highway clean up our concern has evidenced itself.   More...

Help finding missing son appreciated

My son, Cory Woodbury, went missing July 20 about noon. He is from Bay city and was at Houghton Lake for two days with his father. He has grand mal seizures and we were very worried. More...

Health

Roscommon County near bottom of health rankings

Roscommon County has some improving to do, and the Central Michigan District Health Department is looking for people to help make a positive difference.   More...

Hospice web site features ‘sunset’ stories

Hospice of Michigan has launched a web site featuring stories told about the end of life. The web site is part of a 52-week campaign, called “Stories at Sunset,” that honors the important “final chapter” of life.   More...

Precautions prevent summer mishaps

Summer weather has arrived, bringing sunburns, bugs, and other summer safety hazards. While enjoying the summer, it is important to remember the dangers that come with it. More...

Happenings

UP, UP AND AWAY

Above) Mike Inman of Prudenville (right) won a digital picture frame from the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce for purchasing the winning balloon in the chamber’s Fourth of July balloon release More...

CARVING IT UP

Denton Township Firefighters (left to right) Jim Hoover, Russ Flicker, Don Miller and Dan Price, prepare beef during the annual fire department ox roast July 31. More...

Troop 944 earns awards at camp

The Roscommon Boy Scout Troop 944 recently returned from a successful week at the Paul Bunyan Scout Reservation in Rose City.   More...

Rendon, Sheltrown choices for State Rep

In the race for the 103rd Dist. State Representative seat, Republican Bruce Rendon of Lake City was given the Republican nod over six other challengers. More...

County voters mirror state in governor’s race

Roscommon County agreed with the rest of the state’s voters in their choice for nominees for Governor. County voters picked both Republican Rick Snyder and Democrat Virg Bernero, both the apparent statewide winners. More...

911, gypsy moth proposal OK’d

Roscommon County 911 service and the gypsy moth renewal passed easily. Both were approved in every precinct of the county. More...

County fair has new attractions

The Roscommon County Fair, which opens tomorrow (Friday) in Roscommon, offers several new events for all ages.   Bumper cars, Bonzai Bikes, Turbo Tubs and Dixie Twister Swings will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Village Days to offer history, fun

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society will give a glimpse of what life was like during the 19th century during the 38th annual Historical Village Days this Friday through Sunday.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Amanda J. Blank, 27, Clare, did not appear for sentencing on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense, and a bench warrant was authorized.   Alicia M. More...

Three injured in high-speed crash

Three people were injured in a one-car accident July 31 at the corner of Loxley Road and Emery Road. More...

Business

Edward Jones ranks highest in satisfaction

For the fifth year out of the past six, financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. More...

MOBILE MECHANIC

Randy Piipponen, who has operated Randy’s Mobile Auto Repair for 2 1/2 years, recently set up shop at 111 North Fifth St., Roscommon. More...

Merchant joins Chemical Bank

Joe Merchant has been named mortgage banker at Chemical Bank.   The appointment was announced by Jean Southward, vice-president and mortgage area sales manager for Chemical Bank.   More...

Editorial

Much to change

Health and physical welfare of Roscommon County residents are subjects of two articles in this week’s newspaper that are reflecting the true conditions of residents as a result of several causal factors, which we believe are not necessarily re More...

A good yarn

It’s been over 20 years since the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society held its last “Liars Contest” during one of its monthly meetings, usually held during the April meeting in recognition of April Fools. More...

Citizens need to keep eye on officials

As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger continues to slash wages and working hours of state employees to stem the tide of red ink from the California budget, elected officials in the city of Bell, CA, last week agreed to take a 90% cut in pay.  More...

Religion & Family

PART OF THE FUN

Visitors Doug Griniger and Sheryl Kulis of Flushing look over exhibits at the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum at the North Higgins Lake State Park Friday. More...

St. Vincent preparing ‘Blessings in Backpack’

Volunteers from the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Prudenville, are busy getting back-to-school items ready for families who signed up to pick up on August 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Soul’s Harbor to host 20th ‘Gospel Tent’

The congregation of Soul’s Harbor Worship Center in Roscommon will host its 20th annual gospel tent meeting the week of Aug. 8-14.   The week-long series of meetings will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Education

KCC offers basic computer course for seniors this fall

Kirtland Community College will be offering a basic computer course designed especially for seniors and those with no prior computer experience during the upcoming 2010 fall semester.   More...

Fall registration slated at Kirtland

Registration for fall classes at Kirtland Community College and the Michigan Technical Education Center at Kirtland-Gaylord will be held Aug. 18-20.   Registration will be open Aug. 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Aug. More...

Class of 1960 plans 50th reunion

Houghton Lake High School Class of 1960 is planning its 50th class reunion Aug. 13 and 14.   The class is seeking information on the following classmates: Janice Bock, Ken Oeder, Mary Lou Scanes, Elaine M. More...

Election

Russo beats Campeau in race for commissioner

In the race for the Republican nomination for the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners Dist. 1 seat, Dave Russo won the Republican nomination for the November election.   More...

All township proposals pass

Proposals for services were approved in four townships.   Denton OK’s two issues   Denton Township voters approved the ambulance millage renewal and the police operating millage.   More...

Booher, Dunigan win chance to compete for State Senate

Darwin Booher of Evart won the Republican nomination for 35th Dist. State Senate seat with 18,482 votes districtwide. He carried Roscommon County with 1,423 votes. More...

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