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Interim board appointed, Markey holds meeting

The Markey Township Board met at the township hall Nov. 16 in its first meeting since the recall of four of its five board members in the Nov. 2 election. More...

Paige Wisniewski named Miss Houghton Lake 2011

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Wowing the judges with her rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from the movie, “Funny Girl,” Houghton Lake High School senior Paige Wisniewski earned the title of Miss Houghton Lake 2011 Saturday at the annual scholar More...

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News

Roscommon library web site offers digital libraries

The Roscommon Area District Library recently debuted its digital libraries, available on the library web site. To access the new on-line database World Book, visit www.roscommon library.org. More...

Commissioners create Community Advisory Board’

Roscommon County Commissioners Nov. 10 voted to disband the 34th community corrections board, effective immediately. They also approved creating a new Community Advisory Board for Roscommon County only. More...

Coloring contest entries due Monday

Entries in the Resorter’s annual Houghton Lake Resorter Coloring Contest can be turned in Sunday at Santa’s Workshop. More...

Sports

Kirtland upsets No. 5 Raiders

The host Kirtland Community College mens basketball team upset the No. 5 squad in Division II basketball, the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders, by a 90-85 margin Nov. 13, on the Firebirds’ home floor at the McGregor Athletic Complex. More...

Kirtland women head home from cage tourney winless

The Kirtland Community College womens basketball team went 0-2 at the Owens Community College Womens Basketball Tip-Off Classic, falling to the host Express, 72-51, in a second-round matchup Nov. 14. More...

Free throw contest planned in Rosco

The Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace Council 6593, Roscommon, will hold a Free Throw Contest on Dec. 11 at the Roscommon Middle School gym. The event will begin at noon and is open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14. More...

Editorial

Clock’s ticking

The clock continues to tick toward the end of the year and the U S. Congress has yet to bring extension of the Bush Tax Cuts to the floor for a vote, and President Obama seems content to stay on the sidelines eschewing leadership on the issue. More...

Housing counseling

Over the past 12 months the Resorter has published hundreds of mortgage foreclosures among its legal notices, chronicling the plights of many residents who are losing their homes. More...

Only ‘under God’ can freedom be realized

Seven score and seven years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered the most famous speech in U.S. history. It was on Nov. More...

Outdoors

SECOND OF THE SEASON

Russell Hughes of Imlay City took this spike near Duck Lake on Nov. 17. The buck was his second deer of the season, the other being a doe he bagged near home. More...

LAST DAY BOW BUCK

Brad Platt of Traverse City bagged this 10 point buck on Nov. 14, the last day of bow season, at Mid Forest Lodge. More...

BIGGEST IN 10 YEARS

Ane Bozinovich of Dearborn Heights said he had hunted the same area in southwestern Roscommon County for 10 years before bagging his biggest buck ever, this nine-point buck on opening day of the firea More...

Happenings

Students, ceremonies mark Veterans Day

(Photo by Cheryl Holladay) More...

Plan to ‘Peanut Butter and Jam’ this Friday

Artesia Youth Park, in conjunction with the Roscommon County Chapter of the Great Start Parent Coalition, is hosting “Peanut Butter and Jam” Friday. The music and movement event – scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

TOYS FOR TOTS KICKS OFF

Volunteers from the Corporal Jack A. Davenport Detachment 684 of the Marine Corps League gathered at the State Police Post at Houghton Lake Nov. More...

VETERANS DAY SALUTE

Members of the VFW and American Legion Honor Guards perform a 21-gun salute during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

Bridge Card scam scuttled

A scam involving Michigan Bridge Cards, a debit card used for food assistance benefits, was thwarted last week by state and area law enforcement officers. The amount involved is more than $97,000. More...

WEIGHING IN

Frank Fellows of Fred’s of Roscommon weighs a buck before putting it up on the buck pole Monday afternoon. The top buck of the day, bagged by Charles Cote of St. More...

Santa at ‘Workshop’ Sunday

The Houghton Lake Merchants Association will host its annual Santa’s Workshop Nov. 21 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the event lasts until 4 p.m. Admission is free. More...

Christmas for Kids Auction Saturday to mark 21st event

UPS Ed and Caren, along with WUPS 98.5 FM and all of “Santa’s helpers,” will host the 21st annual Christmas for Kids Auction Nov. 20. The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Prudenville, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walter Drogt - 2014-10-30
George Nelson Fields - 2014-10-30
John K. Sprunger - 2014-10-30
Walter Drogt - 2014-10-23

Court News

Two enter guilty pleas in home invasion string

Two of the four men charged in connection with a string of home invasions in the Snowbowl Road area of Roscommon Township have pleaded guilty to some of the charges filed against them. More...

MINOR INJURIES

Denton Township firefighters deal with the mess left after an accident which occurred on M-55 just east of Maplegrove Ave. just after 6 p.m. on Nov. 9. More...

Warren man dies in rollover accident Nov. 13

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a car accident Saturday afternoon in which a Warren man died at the scene. John Crane Jr., 85, the driver of an SUV, and his wife, Marian E. More...

Business

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONERS

Mercy Family Care, Prudenville, welcomed two family nurse practitioners over the summer, Hayley Baker, F.N.P. (left) and Ann Roehrs, F.N.P. More...

Swiecicki named regional manager at Chemical Bank

Steven Swiecicki was recently appointed regional manager at Chemical Bank. Dave L. Mayer, Jr., first vice president and program manager of Chemical Financial Advisors at Chemical Bank announced the appointment. More...

NEW SALE ASSOCIATE

VanDrie Home Furnishings, Houghton Lake, welcomed a new furniture sales associate to its staff Nov. 8. Pictured with Manager Al Townsend is Candice Mosher. More...

Letters to the Editor

Our future in good hands

Both Veterans day programs by the Houghton Lake High School and Middle School were a memorable and moving ceremony in honoring our national veterans, as well as the military men and women in harms way serving today. More...

Splendid program

A heartfelt thanks to Houghton Lake High School for the splendid Veterans Day program. I’m certain all veterans would agree that it was a moving and fitting tribute. More...

Grand, glorious ‘Welcome Home’

Last Thursday on November 11th I attended the annual Veterans Day Program presented by the senior class at Houghton Lake High School. What a special day that was for me and so many others. More...

Religion & Family

Wysack, Cross wed in Las Vegas

Val Wysack and Dan Cross were united in marriage Nov. 8, 2010, at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The maid of honor was Robbyn Cudney and the best man was Nigel Taylor. More...

Bargers name daughter June

Jennifer and Anthony Barger of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, June HarperLee. The baby was born Nov. 1, 2010, at Mercy Hospital Grayling, weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. More...

Daughter born to Jenks, Stanciel

A daughter was born to Jennifer Jenks and Antonio Stanciel of Roscommon Nov. 5, 2010. Adriannah Naakira was born at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 6 pounds, 4.8 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. More...

Education

WINNING ESSAY

Roscommon Middle School seventh grader John Bowen receives $50 and a certificate from Connie Allen (right), auxiliary president of VFW Post 4159, Roscommon, following the Veterans Day program at Rosco More...

Artesia, 4-H mentoring program open house Dec. 1

Artesia Youth Park and the Roscommon County 4-H Mentoring program have joined in a collaborative effort to provide a quality mentoring program for no cost to residents of Roscommon County. More...

Tractor Supply to raise funds for 4-H

Tractor Supply Company is launching the TSC Clover Card program for 4-H participants, their families, 4-H volunteers and 4-H staff. More...

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