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RIDING IT OUT

Dave Batchelor, 63, of Higgins Lake rides the wind and the waves off Sunset Drive in Gerrish Township Tuesday afternoon. “I’m going again today,” he said Wednesday morning, despite what he called “difficult” sailing conditions. More...

IT’S YOU!

Costume shopper Priscilla Karaczewski of Houghton Lake gets help choosing the perfect wig from owner Tina Easterly at the Mystic Cove costume and magic shop in Prudenville Tuesday evening. More...

RIVERFRONT FIRE

South Branch and Higgins Township firefighters battle a blaze that destroyed the Kurt Loll residence, 2205 Contour Drive, on the South Branch of the Au Sable River, Oct. 22. More...

Special Sections

News

New, tougher sanctions for drunk driving start Sunday

Starting Sunday, Michigan’s new high blood alcohol content drunk driving law takes effect, with enhanced penalties for first-time drivers convicted of operating with a BAC of .17 or higher. The new law’s effective date of Oct. More...

MINOR INJURIES

Denton Township emergency personnel tend to an injured driver after a noontime accident on M-55 near Forest Park Court Monday. More...

Commissioners approve pay increase

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners approved a 1% pay increase for non-judicial elected officials, non-union hourly and appointed employees for the 2011 calendar year, during their Oct. 27 meeting. More...

Editorial

Our choice for governor

The Detroit Free Press’ endorsement of Rick Snyder as governor was an unexpected twist of political news Sunday. More...

Vote no on #1

On next Tuesday’s ballot is Proposal 1 asking voters whether Michigan needs another Constitutional Convention convened, which would open the constitution for total change and adoption by the electorate. More...

Freedom of expression vital to Christians

Years ago, I had a sticker on the dashboard of my 1972 Nova that read, “Warning: In Case of Rapture, Driver Will Disappear.” When I picked up a hitchhiker one day, he asked what it meant. More...

Outdoors

FIRST DEER

Courtney Ignat, 11, of Houghton Lake, shot her first deer while hunting in Blaney Park, in the Upper Peninsula’s Schoolcraft County, on Oct. 22. More...

Happenings

MEETING BEAMER

Jonathon Bonk, 3, pets Beamer, one of the horses in the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Posse. Holding Beamer is Dew, a four-year member of the posse. (CHP) More...

SAFETY LESSON

Frank “T-Bear” Thibert, Roscommon County Special Response Team director and Roscommon Township Fire Department 1st Lt., answers questions about fire safety and how fire fighters’ equ More...

Houghton Lake Public Library hosting Halloween fun

Stories, authors and zombies, oh my! Get a head start on Halloween Saturday with free programs designed to appeal to the entire family. The “Not So Frightful” Storytime and Library Costume March will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

Election

Election inspectors training to keep tabs on ballots, voters

Nov. 2 is right around the corner. at the polling place, vote and go back to their normal routine, perhaps chatting briefly with an election worker but not do all day. More...

Three county board districts have general election races

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners will have at least one new member after next week’s election, since incumbent Ed Nellist of Dist. 1 is not running for another term. Two other commission seats also could change hands, as Dist. More...

Bernero, Snyder vying for governor’s chair

The mayor of Lansing and an Ann Arbor businessman are the major party candidates to replace Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who is ineligible to run for reelection because of term limits. More...

Election Results - Free Access

All precincts have reported. The Resorter will have full election coverages, including breakdowns by township, in this week's edition. Unofficial results are as follows: More...

High winds plague area -- With Video - Free Access

This story contains a video

High winds continued to hit the Roscommon County area hard. Throughout Wednesday, emgergency crews have been called to downed power lines, downed trees and the problems associated with them. The Resorter has been covering the storm and its damage. More...

Election to impact all levels of government

Although it’s an off-year, next Tuesday’s election will place critical decisions before voters at the national, state and local level. More...

Lions ready for Halloween at Bobcat Stadium

Between 1,500 and 2,000 children are expected at the Houghton Lake Lions’ 41st Annual Halloween Party Oct. 31 at Bobcat Stadium. Gates will be open from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There is no entry fee. More...

Auditor reports- HLCS ‘solid’

Houghton Lake Board of Education members received good news during the audit report for the year ending June 30, 2010. C.P.A. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kay Frances Lash - 2014-09-25
Doris Elaine Eaton - 2014-09-25
James John Lederman - 2014-09-25

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling sign up Nov. 3

Sign-ups for the 2011 Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling will take place Nov. 3 at the Houghton Lake High School office from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Bowling Highlights

Full Story

Bucks head into league meet 14-0

The Roscommon High School varsity volleyball squad finished the regular Jack Pine Conference season at 14-0 after defeating the Farwell Eagles and Houghton Lake Bobcats both by scores of 2-0 Oct. 27 at Roscommon Middle School. More...

Letters to the Editor

Owes success to Nokomis Center

I was a resident at the Nokomis Challenge Center of Houghton Lake in 2004-05. More...

Column inspires

Kudos to Glenn Schicker of the Houghton Lake Resorter for his editorials containing wisdom with scripture and his caring and compassionate views for all humanity, regardless of race, religion or creed. Thanks, Glenn, I enjoy your editorials. More...

Support local animal welfare programs

by TV commercials for national and, now, world animal rescue groups. More...

Religion & Family

BOOST FROM THE MOOSE

Houghton Lake Moose Lodge 1616 Governor John Cooper (left) presents Houghton Lake Lions Club President Marc Milburn with a check Oct. More...

Mackey, Rossman wed on Mackinac Island June 14

Ben Mackey and Angela Rossman were united in marriage June 14, 2010, on Mackinac Island. The groom is the son of Mike and Terri Mackey of Prudenville. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Laurie Rossman of Clio. The Rev. More...

WORLD FOOD DAY DONATION

Jeanette Endsley (center) and Glenn Goodwin of EG Ministries, area World Food Day organizers, present Pam Stephan, director of Project Help Our People Eat, with $125 that was donated during World Food More...

Education

RHS student attends D.C. leadership forum

Diplomacy triumphed over militarism for Roscommon High School junior Brandon Shirshun and about 250 other students who participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C. More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month for October at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic school are (front left to right) Alex Grover, kindergarten, Trevor Davis, first grade, Alaina Waggoner, third grade, Evan Wyszynski, More...

WARBLER ARTISTS

The art work of these Houghton Lake Middle School fifth graders was recently published in the 2010-2011 Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Festival Calendar. More...

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