February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Markey special election Tuesday

After Markey Township voters recalled a majority of their board last November, they will go to the polls Feb. 22 for a special election to replace the recalled officials. Voters will elect a supervisor, clerk, treasurer and one trustee. More...

SIGNATURE PIECE

“Red Green,” played by Steve Smith, signs a roll of duct tape for fan Dawn Dunsmore of Port Huron following Smith’s Saturday night performance of “The Red Green Show” at More...

Special Sections

News

Sheriff warns of new scams

Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson is warning residents of scams that have been more prevalent in the area of late. More...

ECONOMIC LESSON

Fourth grade students from MaryJo Mayes’ class at Roscommon Elementary School present their Acting Up! skit on the economy Feb. More...

Detroit man faces additional charges

A Detroit man has demanded preliminary examination in 83rd District Court on additional charges filed in connection with a Jan. 23 traffic stop in the Village of Roscommon. William K. More...

Business

LIZ’S LOUNGE

With the addition of Liz’s Lounge, Matthew’s at the Riviera Resort in Prudenville now offers a full service bar. More...

New location

Cadillac Mortgage has recently announced that it is expanding. Cadillac Mortage will now be able to assist clients at their location in the Reeder’s Corner Plaza across the street from McDonald’s in Lake City. More...

STUFF

(Left to right) Laura Pitera, Lillie Dirette and Jeannine Shreve are the owners of Stuff Resale and Consignment Shop, located at 2895 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55). More...

Letters to the Editor

Student chant inappropriate

Shame on Roscommon High School’s athletic director, administrators and staff for allowing your student section to yell “booster seat” at the Friday night varsity boy’s basketball game against Houghton Lake. More...

Accountability needed in assessments

Resorter reporter Cheryl Holladay reported last week that Gerrish Township failed a 14-point mini-review last fall conducted by the State of Michigan Tax Commission. More...

Happenings

Exchange students making memories as Roscommon Bucks cheerleaders

Learning to perfect their cartwheels and jumps and cheering loud for Bucks fans at games and at cheerleading meets are four exchange students from four different countries. More...

Red Green plays to packed house at KCPA

Before an audience that included plenty of flannel shirts, suspenders and items made of duct tape, “Red Green” entertained over 1,800 people at two shows Saturday night at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts. More...

‘Wonderful experience’

“What a wonderful experience everybody had.” This was the reaction to two sold out performances of “The Red Green Show” Saturday at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts by Director Don Wray. More...

Features

Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest kicks off Friday

Covering multiple venues, the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Winter- Fest will offer family friendly events this weekend beginning Friday (tomorrow). FRIDAY More...

Markey Township unofficial results - Free Access

With polls closed, Markey Township has a new slate of leaders following today's (Tuesday) special election. According to unofficial results, Joanne Kortge was elected supervisor, beating out write-in campaigns by Bruce Balcom and Alfred Bell. More...

GETTING READY FOR THE THAW

Michigan Department of Transportation worker Aaron Begley (left, in snowblower) and Justin Akin (driving truck) of the Roscommon County Road Commission use an eight-foot wide snowblower to take down More...

RAPS board decides on site visits for two superintendent candidates

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education decided to grant site visits to two of three candidates for superintendent after a second round of interviews at the board office in Roscommon Tuesday night. More...

Hundreds of lakefront owners to seek relief

At Gerrish Board of Review

The Michigan Tax Tribunal may become more back-logged than it already is if property owners do not find the relief they seek at March Boards of Review across the state. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 4: Sara L. Fitzgerald, 29, St. Helen, at a probation violation hearing, was discharged from probation. Michelle L. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Mainville paces Bobcats in 57-33 victory

Senior Nick Mainville scored 22 points as the Houghton Lake boys varsity basketball squad beat host Harrison 57-33 Tuesday night. More...

’Cats cheer to fifth straight JPC

The Houghton Lake varsity cheerleading squad won their fifth straight Jack Pine Conference championship Feb. 14 at Roscommon. The varsity squad began the night with a solid first round performance, scoring 226.3 points. More...

JV Bobcats edge Bucks by one, top Hornets by 27

The Houghton Lake junior varsity boys basketball team made up an eight point deficit and added one in the fourth quarter to edge the visiting Roscommon Bucks 50-49 on Feb. 15. More...

Editorial

Keeping PBS public

Our Opinion

The future of Public Broadcasting will be debated soon in the U.S. More...

Caution - Bridge out

A news release this week from State Rep. Bruce R. Rendon, Lake City, states that as of April 1st the state will discontinue blanket qualification of college students for the state’s Bridge Card food assistance program. More...

Our property

An effort to preserve public access and public enjoyment of the Huron-Manistee National Forest received a letter of support from three Michigan U.S. Congressional Representatives. More...

Religion & Family

Training improves health and safety for local child care providers

Over 40 local Roscommon child care providers and a total of 411 child care providers in the region, have completed a training session according to the Northeast Great Start Regional Resource Center at Child & Family Services of Northeast Michigan More...

Son, Logan Lance, born to Mahans

Danielle Marie and Joseph Edward Mahan of Grayling announce the birth of their son, Logan Lance. The baby was born Feb. 6, 2011, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. He weighed 8 pounds 8.3 ounces and was 22 inches long. More...

Daughter born to Skagerberg, Pease

Rebecca Skagerberg and Larry Pease of Merritt announce the birth of their daughter, Raeanna Fay. The baby was born Feb. 2, 2011, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 22 inches long. More...

Education

WINTER CARNIVAL ROYALTY

Marash Gojcaj (left) and Kaitlyn Pumphrey were named the 2011 Roscommon High School Winter Carnival King and Queen during halftime of the Roscommon boys basketball game against Houghton Lake Feb. More...

SPIRIT POINTS

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(Below) Student Council members at Roscommon High School organized several Minute to Win It-type games for the Feb. 11 pep assembly such as this “extreme hanky panky” game which required contestants to remove tissues from two boxes at a time. More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month for February at Collins Elementary School are (front, left to right) pre-schooler Madelyn Sian, kindergartners Catrina Cooper and Jace Stimac, first graders Jessica Sarin and Br More...

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