September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

HLCS, Royal Medical close on elementary buildings

Houghton Lake Community Schools and Royal Medical and Technical Consultants closed in escrow on the former Prudenville and Merritt Elementary buildings earlier this month.   More...

‘Sara’s Bears’ continue as Murdoch is cared for by Hospice

The 47-year-old Houghton Lake woman who started the comfort campaign of providing Teddy bears for children is declining in health, but her family is determined to continue her ministry.   More...

Special Sections

News

Student headed to court after fight at high school

A 15-year-old Houghton Lake High School student was petitioned to Roscommon County Juvenile Court after he allegedly injured another student in a fight at the school. More...

TORCH RUN

Participants in a Law Enforcement Torch Run enter the Village of Roscommon in their effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan athletes Sept. 15. More...

Visiting judge nixes Campbell recall

Visiting Judge Ronald Bergeron, in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, recently granted Roscommon County’s motion for summary disposition in a lawsuit filed by Richfield Township resident Melvin J. Witzman.  More...

Editorial

Building our own

Our Opinion

With Michigan’s dismal employment history these past few years and no prospect of any kind of change, it is time for us to do it on our own, which is the goal of R2C2 - and possibly our quickest solution.  More...

What makes an organization a church?

Hey, kids! Want to get around those annoying school dress codes? Join the Church of Body Modification and the ACLU will go to bat for you against narrow-minded school officials. Of course, it helps if your mother is a member of the church, too. More...

Turns out America does have talent

Turns out America does have talent.   Having endured an entire summer of bad singers, unfunny comics and wall-towall dancers, the America’s Got Talent finale finally took place Sept. 15.   More...

Outdoors

Upcoming conference focuses on shoreline management

A conference entitled “Taking Charge: Lake and Shoreline Management at the Local Level” will be held Oct. 1 at the Ralph A. MacMullan (RAM) Center on Higgins Lake.   More...

ENCOURAGING SIGN

(Middle) Houghton Lake Lake Association member and Denton Township Supervisor Craig Cotterman looks over wild rice beds on Houghton Lake Sept. 10 (top). More...

VIABLE SEED

(Right) Cotterman holds healthy seed from a wild rice plant on the Middle Grounds weedbed in Houghton Lake. More...

Religion & Family

Roscommon ‘Prayer Walk’ open to public

A community prayer walk is scheduled Sept. 27 in the Village of Roscommon.   Several area churches have been meeting for several weeks and now they are taking their prayers to the streets. More...

BRAID BE GONE

Eight-year-old Harmony Lamrock donated about 16 inches of hair Sept. 17 to Locks of Love. More...

Daughter born to Thompson, St. Denis

Randy Thompson and Nicole St. Denis of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Haylie Lois. The baby was born at Spectrum Hospital, Grand Rapids, Sept. 9, 2010. She weighed 2 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 16 inches long at birth.   More...

Education

Tailgating at RHS

(Above) Roscommon Area Youth Boosters Club members (right to left) Scott Hess, Stan Dombrowski and Mike Matuzak check in footfall fans at the annual tailgate party before the Roscommon- Houghton Lake More...

Health program to focus on suicide, nutrition, exercise

Preventing suicide and encouraging healthy nutrition and physical activity will be the goals of programs approved by the Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education Sept. 15.   More...

Meeting highlights opportunities in radiography

Kirtland Community College will host an information meeting Sept. 29 to help those people interested in radiography learn more about the career field. More...

Campbell resigns in Richfield, Van Wormer appointed - Free Access

Richfield Township Supervisor Jerry Campbell has resigned. Treasurer Judy Scroggin said the township board accepted Campbell’s resignation at a special meeting at 8 a.m. Sept. 24. Scroggin said Campbell did not attend the board’s Sept. More...

Pumpkin Run starts Friday

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 13th Pumpkin Run and Car Show starts Friday and runs throughout the weekend. The chamber is sponsoring the event in conjunction with Advance Auto Parts. More...

RAPS Board, teachers OK pact

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education Sept. 15 ratified a two-year contract with the Roscommon Education Association. Superintendent Dr. More...

CELEBRATING RIVALRY WIN

Members of the Houghton Lake High School varsity football and cheerleading squads pose with the “Little Brown Jug” which the Bobcats won after beating rival Roscommon 48-14 Friday night. 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

District Court News

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

Sports

Little Brown Jug belongs to ’Cats

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The Houghton Lake High School varsity football squad now holds a 33-31 all-time series lead over rival Roscommon following their 48-14 victory Friday night. More...

Bradley scores four goals as ’Cats mercy Pine River

Houghton Lake scored seven firsthalf goals - including four by Bo Bradley - as they picked up an 8-0 shutout win at Pine River Tuesday night. More...

Forest Dunes raises $1,080 for ‘Folds of Honor’

Military families are benefiting from a charitable donation made by Forest Dunes Golf Club in honor of Patriot Day on Saturday, Sept. 11.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Disagrees with Resorter policy

I cannot believe that you would print a letter to the editor that the name of the writer was withheld by request. More...

Taxpayers deserve county response

The Citizens for Township Consolidation Board and volunteers who worked on our petition to consolidate the 4 townships around Houghton Lake: Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon gathered on September 18th to discuss what we do next.   More...

Wants stolen ladder returned

On the weekend of Sept. 18th a crime was committed against the community of St. Helen. A 28-foot orange Werner extension ladder was stolen from 2298 Eldred Drive by a group of criminals. More...

Health

Mercy to offer adult vaccines at Community Flu Clinic

Mercy Hospital Grayling will hold a Community Flu Clinic in its main lobby on Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

HEALTH SCREENING

Gina Patel, R.N., checks Petra Navarro’s blood pressure at a recent health screening sponsored by Lakeshore Home Health Care, at the Houghton Lake Community Center. More...

EXERCISE LIFT

Having been awarded grant money from the Roscommon County Tobacco Settlement Fund (an endowment fund of the Roscommon County Community Foundation), Debra Looney, volunteer instructor, was able to purc More...

Happenings

Firemen’s Memorial Festival 2010

GREETINGS FROM THE BIG GUY (Above) Firepup the fire dog and Gerrish Township Firefighter Gage Kelley greet young visitors to the Big Red Barn during Family Fun Night at the Firemen’s Memorial Fe More...

Third annual firemen’s blood drive meets goal

Fifty firefighters from around Michigan attended the third annual Firemen’s Memorial blood drive Sept. 17, hosted by the Higgins Township Fire Department. Firefighters donated blood in honor and in memory of their comrades. More...

Roscommon library plans open house

The Roscommon Area District Library will host an open house at its new facility at 241 East Federal Highway, Roscommon Sept. 29. Hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. More...

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