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From Africa to Norway

Motorcycle trip to span two continents

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News

Trial set in abuse case

A Prescott man charged with first degree child abuse is ready to stand trial in 34th Circuit Court.   Arvil P. McCoy, 18, was charged in connection with an Aug. 16 incident in St. More...

Fifty-three youth finish snowmobile safety training

Fifty-three young snowmobilers from Roscommon, Houghton Lake, Prudenville, Grayling and Frederic completed the Rosco-Higgins Trail Cruisers annual snowmobile safety class held Dec. 11 at the CRAF Center, Roscommon. More...

Best apple pie sought

Big Plo w Perf orma nce For the first time the Michigan Apple Recipe Contest will feature all types of Michigan Apple dishes other than pie.   More...

Business

Hart joins rotary

Bill Hart (left) of Hart Ford, Roscommon, is the newest member of the Rotary Club of Roscommon. Hart is pictured with his sponsor, Greg Gaylor. (Courtesy photo) More...

Unemployed can claim benefits throughout holidays

Although the state of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) will be closed on the two days prior to New Year’s Day, unemployed workers can still contact the agency’s automated MARVIN system to claim their unemployment bene More...

NCACU offers free ‘Just file it!’ income tax program

The North Central Area Credit Union is joining forces with other credit unions to offer free state and federal tax preparation resources in a web-based program called “Just file it! We’ll Help. More...

Letters to the Editor

Boosters thanked for funding

I am writing for two reasons. First, I would like to say thank you to the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters for all they have done for our athletes. They go above and beyond what is asked of them. More...

Response to son’s accident appreciated

We would like to thank the Denton Township First Responders Fire Department who arrived at 4:45am on Dec. 26 to help our son when he had an encounter with a deer on his way to work. More...

Outdoors

Legislators thanked by cormorant committee

By Thomas Reznich   The Cormorant Control Advisory Committee recently recognized the work of two state legislators in helping to bring state and federal agencies together to control cormorant populations.   More...

MASTER ANGLER BLUEGILL

Mike Tanner of Houghton Lake caught this bluegill Dec. 22 on the south shore of Houghton Lake, sitting on a bucket over about a foot of ice. More...

New Year’s paddle a tradition on AuSable River

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor hail will keep these hearty souls from making their annual New Year’s Day paddle down the South Branch of the AuSable River. issue. More...

Education

PLANNER GIFTS

Houghton Lake Middle School students were asked by Counselor Patti Caswell to carry their planners to all their classes, completely fill them out and have their parents sign them. More...

DECEMBER STUDENTS

Houghton Lake Middle School students of the month were announced for December. More...

‘Beauty and the Beast cast’ announced

The cast for Houghton Lake High School’s presentation of “Beauty and the Beast” was recently announced.   The production has a presentation date of March 25, 26 and 27, 2011.   More...

Scaffolding collapse kills Prudenville man

Prudenville resident Lee David Syckle, 61, died Tuesday after being injured at a construction site at Pellston Regional Airport when falling scaffolding loaded with cement blocks landed on him about 3:30 p.m. More...

RAPS superintendent search forums scheduled for Jan. 5

Roscommon Area Public Schools will host two community superintendent search forums Jan. 5. RAPS is seeking input from the community through the forums with the Michigan Association of School Boards. More...

New decade brings plenty of news

A new decade brought plenty of news to Roscommon County in 2010. Elections, recalls and acts of nature headlined the Resorter.   In January, the county lost 46 jobs with the closing of the Nokomis Challenge Center due to lack of funding. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 10 and 29:   Scott D. More...

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Oct. 1 through 31:   Michigan State Police   Minor in possession of alcohol, third offense or more: Brittney S. More...

Sports

2010 brings titles, new events to sports scene

Compiled by Mike Metzger   From District championships to the inaugural Higgins Lake Sunrise Run, athletes in Roscommon County had a busy year. The Resorter highlighted some of the notable athletic items since January.   More...

Bowling Highlights

Full Story

Regional champions

The Gladwin Gladiators Bantam B team won the Silver Sticks Regional tournament in Midland Dec. 12. More...

Editorial

Another year’s end

Our Opinion

At the end of each year the Resorter recaps many of the bigger stories that were published in the prior 52 editions, a compilation that becomes valuable as a quick search resource in the future. More...

Pricing folly

The sign in front of the gas station reported the cheapest low lead gas price about $3.05 a gallon in the morning Monday. But by 5 p.m. the price had changed to $3.19 a gallon. More...

Good people, good things found in county

As we look ahead to 2011, we at the Resorter cannot foresee the news stories we will cover. Undoubtedly, some will be sad, perhaps even tragic. More...

Religion & Family

Caudle, Hancock wed in October ceremony

Kristine Marie Caudle, daughter of Sandra Caudle of Prudenville and Jeffrey Caudle of St. Helen, and Samuel Jordan Hancock, son of Donald and Michelle Hancock of Prudenville, were united in marriage Oct. 2, 2010. More...

Volunteers sought for neighbor, other programs

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) is currently seeking volunteers to assist in several different capacities.   More...

CELTIC CELEBRATION

Celebrating a Celtic Eucharist Dec. 19 at Saint Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Higgins Lake, were (left to right) George Ferguson, the Rev. More...

Happenings

Film features former Houghton Lake resident

Reaching a long-held goal to become a film actor, former Houghton Lake resident Thai Reznich, 25, made his feature film debut recently in “Nightstars,” a movie produced, written and directed by Washington D.C. More...

Seiler’s ice park now open

For more than 30 years, retired Houghton Lake educator Parker Seiler has opened his backyard to the public during the winter months by using his snow sculpting skills to create an ice park.   More...

RAPS superintendent search forums scheduled for Jan. 5

Roscommon Area Public Schools will host two community superintendent search forums Jan. 5.   RAPS is seeking input from the community through the forums with the Michigan Association of School Boards. More...

Features

Photos from the pages of the Resorter in 2010.

Photos by Cheryl Holladay, Thomas Reznich and Glenn Schicker

May COMFORT ON THE WAY TO SAFETY Hilltop Manor Health Care Center Social Services Director Polly Eckerly comforts a patient waiting for transport during an evacuation of the facility caused by the Mer More...

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