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Gerrish seeks to end assessment rumors

In an effort to quell rumors surrounding the township’s assessing department, the Gerrish Township board Tuesday directed its attorney to rebut what it feels was misinformation distributed to members of the Higgins Lake Property Owners Associat More...

Let water run in Village

Village of Roscommon residents and businesses are being asked to let their water run.  To keep Village water lines from freezing due to prolonged sub-zero temperatures and the depth of ground frost, water should be kept running day and night unt More...

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News

Kids Count shows decline in economic security for county

The annual Kids Count Survey of Michigan’s Children has shown some areas of improvement for Roscommon County children and it has also shown areas of continuing decline, especially in the areas of economic security and abuse/neglect according to More...

Thefts reported at end of January

Several thefts were reported to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department the last weekend of January.  A Roscommon Township man and his son reported cigarettes and about $25 in change were stolen from their vehicles sometime during the ni More...

Correction

The single rockbass competition during Tip-up Town’s second weekend was won by Butch Borowy, not Butch Bowery as was printed in last week’s Resorter.   More...

Business

ONE STOP PIZZA SHOP

Charlie and Gina Eversole are the owners of One Stop Pizza Shop at 9379 North M-18 in Meredith. More...

PEAK PERFORMER

Basic Communications, Houghton Lake, recently recognized Andrea Grabowski as a Peak Performer for leading sales performance. The award recognizes her efforts for the second half of 2010. More...

Verizon activates two cell sites in county

Verizon Wireless recently activated two new cell sites in Roscommon County that “improve voice and data coverage in portions of the county.”  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Keep the Ten Commandments in school’

After reading the guest column last week by Charles C. Haynes of the First Amendment Center (“In Giles County, uphold religious freedom by taking Commandments down,” Feb. 3 Resorter), I just had to respond. More...

Bare pavement a ‘big negative’ for snowmobilers

I just had to comment on your article in the Winter Seasons magazine (“Trail system upgrades make Houghton Lake a top snowmobiling destination,” Winter 2010-11) on Houghton Lake becoming a main snowmobiling destination. More...

Kudos to RCRC

We would like to acknowledge the Roscommon County Road Commission. The service they provide goes over and above the call of duty. It is fantastic. Not only do they maintain the main roads but they keep our side roads in such good shape. More...

Happenings

Vanderwal competes in state discussion meet

Missaukee County’s Ryan Vanderwal took part in the Young Farmer Discussion Meet in December at the Michigan Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids.  Young Farmers ages 18-35 are eligible to compete in the state event after succes More...

‘Flood Risk Information’ subject of open house today

A Flood Risk Information Open House will be held today (Thursday, Feb. 10) from 5-7 p.m. More...

WRITING FROM EXPERIENCE

(Above) Author Sue Stauffacher has her picture taken by Houghton Lake Middle School sixth grader Madison Feldman during a pizza lunch following a talk she gave at the Houghton Lake Public Library Tue More...

Features

St. Helen Winterfest

Sledding on ‘Jones Mountain’ Michael Kujawa sleds down “Jones Mountain” during the 2011 St. Helen Winterfest held Feb. 5. Kujawa and his brother along with their parents were at Winterfest and were sledding most of the day. More...

Push!

The “Big D” family, representing Rusty’s Office, push their outhouse during the inaugural outhouse races during the 2011 Winterfest in St. Helen on Saturday. More...

RAPS Board down to three candidates for superintendent

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education narrowed its field of candidates for a new superintendent to three during a special meeting at the board office in Roscommon Monday evening.  More...

CARNIVAL CANDIDATES

Roscommon High School seniors nominated for Winter Carnival King and Queen are (front row, left to right) Laura Walker, Ashley Seames, Danny Massara and Scott Kelly; (middle row) Kaitlyn Pumphrey and More...

Candidates file for May school board elections

Several candidates met the Feb. 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

83rd District Court

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

Sports

MACHO V-BALL

Roscommon High School juniors keep their eyes on the ball in a “macho volleyball” match-up with the seniors Tuesday during Winter Carnival Week, which will culminate Friday when a king an More...

Trojans trump Bobcats, 56-30

In a rematch of their Dec. 18 game at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the Lake City varsity boys’ basketball squad defeated Houghton Lake 56-30 on the Trojans’ home floor Feb. More...

JV ’Cats fall to Trojans, 35-33

Despite leading at halftime, the Houghton Lake junior varsity boys’ basketball squad suffered a rough third quarter, falling to Lake City 35-33 on the road Feb. More...

Editorial

Kids Count

Our Opinion

The annual Kids Count survey gives us a quick thumbnail sketch of the health and wealth of our county’s children, but in analyzing the data it is best to keep in mind that there are factors that can skew the figures and lead one to an erroneous More...

The real winner

Who was the real winner in the Super Bowl last Sunday, Green Bay or Detroit?  Well, both are winners. More...

Common sense

The U.S. Senate’s passage of an amendment offered by Senator Debbie Stabenow repealing an Internal Revenue Service requirement for “1099” IRS forms on businesses is being hailed as a common sense business move.  More...

Outdoors

NEW INSTRUCTORS

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club recently added three more National Rifle Association-certified Concealed Pistol Law instructors. More...

Religion & Family

Jennette celebrates 99 years of life

Born the year the Titanic sank, John “Jack” Jennette of Higgins Lake celebrated his 99th birthday Jan. More...

Halliday, Grezeszak to wed in October

Chauncey C. Halliday of Houghton Lake and Danielle L. Grezeszak of Yale announce their engagement to be married.  An Oct. 22, 2011, wedding is planned at Shanty Creek Resort.  The bride-elect is a financial advisor with Chase Investments. More...

Hallets name son Collin Andrew

Iain and Stacy Hallett of Maumee, OH, announce the birth of their son, Collin Andrew, born Jan. 18, 2011.  The baby was born at St. More...

Education

Learning math the fun way

Mondays for some students at Roscommon Elementary School will be a little bit longer, but a lot more fun as they participate in their school’s After School Academy. This year’s program, which focuses on developing math skills, began Feb. More...

PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Forty-six students and nine staff members logged perfect attendance at Collins Elementary School during the second card marking period (Nov. 8, 2010 through Jan. 21, 2011). More...

Houghton Lake High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Houghton Lake HIgh School honor roll for the first trimester of the 2010- 2011 school year. More...

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