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Gerrish board approves investigation of assessor

In response to a complaint from a group of residents in Gerrish Township, the township board March 25 authorized an investigation of Assessor Cheryl Gillman by the Gerrish Township Police Department on behalf of the board. More...

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Welfare fraud suspects stand mute

Two Roscommon residents arraigned in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, on welfare fraud charges stood mute March 8. Lisa A. Miller, 42, stood mute to charges of stamp fraud, fraud, welfare fraud, conspiracy and conducting a criminal enterprise. More...

Johnson mute on drug charges

William K. Johnson, 44, Detroit, stood mute in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, to drug charges. Johnson was charged with one count of delivery/manufacture of marijuana and two counts of delivery of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance. More...

Markey board adopts budget at special meeting

The Markey Township Board adopted a budget totaling $1,918,692 for fiscal year 2011-12 during a special meeting at the township hall Monday. More...

Business

Assumed Names

The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Oct. 1, 2010, through Feb. 28, 2011 Shirley James, Roscommon: Edible Creations, Roscommon. Jerry M. More...

SBA small business forum slated for April 5 in West Branch

The Small Business Administration will host a Forum on Small Business Lending in West Branch April 5. More...

GOING GREEN

Houghton Lake Clark clerk Ediee Schrimsher poses with a group of Shamrocks to Fight Muscular Dystrophy at the store March 24. More...

Letters to the Editor

Poor did give jobs

In reply to the comment made by Eric Von Steiner directed at Mr. More...

Over a thousand reasons to consolidate

If there is any more of a compelling reason to consolidate the townships around Houghton Lake, the 2010 census says it all! (March 24, 2011 Resorter) We have lost 1,020 residents in the last decade. More...

‘A great production’

If you missed Beauty and the Beast this past week you have missed a great production by our young students. I enjoyed their talent to no end. I was invited to go with a friend as she had an extra ticket. More...

Health

VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON

Volunteers for the American Red Cross were invited to a volunteer appreciation luncheon March 22 at St. John Lutheran Church, the site of Houghton Lake’s six blood drives each year. More...

Sutter, Kruch, ‘Mitchell’ among ‘Salute to Everyday Heroes’ nominees

Community volunteers and good Samaritans were recently recognized by the American Red Cross in Roscommon and Ogemaw Counties. More...

Free CPAP clinic now offered at Mercy Hospital Grayling

Mercy Hospital Grayling, in conjunction with sleep specialist, Dr. Margaret Moen, is now offering a free, walk-in CPAP clinic every Monday from 2 to 3:00 p.m. in the Specialty Clinic at the hospital. More...

Happenings

Schicker posthumously honored as RADL’s Citizen of the Year

The late Glenn Schicker, Houghton Lake Resorter reporter, has been honored posthumously by the Roscommon Area District Library Board as its 2010 Citizen of the Year. More...

Beach Boys tribute band to perform at KCPA April 9

The Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts will be the place to rock as the California Sound of Papa Doo Run Run takes the stage on April 9 at 7pm. More...

Pinewood Derby champions work through four divisions

Cub Scouts of Pack 3981 held their Pinewood Derby Satureday and Webelo Kevin Reed won the Webelo’s Division and the overall championship. More...

HLCS board puts Murphy on leave

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy has been placed on administrative leave, according to Board of Education President Dave Harned. More...

Board vote questioned

A Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education action March 28 may have violated the Michigan’s Open Meetings Act (OMA). More...

RAPS holds forum to discuss reducing the district deficit

Looking to reduce the $3 million deficit looming over Roscommon Area Public Schools, the district held a community forum at the high school on March 28. More...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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Houghton Lake High School senior Paige Wisniewski, as Belle, dances with Bill Bussa, as the Beast, in the Friday performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. More photos and a story on the production can be found on page C1. More...

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Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 7 and 8: More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Wagner wins national title for second straight year

After finishing second in the state of Michigan for points, Houghton Lake’s Jarrett Wagner qualified for the International Series of Champions (ISOC) “Showdown at Sundown” in Lake Geneva, WI to determine the nation’s top snowm More...

ONE AWAY FROM NATIONALS

After winning the state title, Roscommon Middle School eighth grader Logan Hutek finished in the runner-up spot in the Elks “Hoop Shoot” Great Lakes Region in Angola, IN on March 19. More...

THIRD IN REGIONAL COMPETITION

Roscommon’s Dane Smitz placed third in Great Lakes Regional competition in the Elks “Hoop Shoot” competition in Angola, IN, on March 19. More...

Editorial

Shrinking population

Our Opinion

The initial surprise of the recently released U. S. Census figures for Roscommon County was that we hadn’t lost more residents in the past 10 years. More...

Did the Creator use recycled materials?

Editor’s note: The following column was written by the late Glenn Schicker and published in the Resorter Nov. 5, 2009. The Resorter plans to rerun some of Glenn Schicker’s columns in future editions. More...

Shariah hysteria: unwarranted, unconstitutional

In my last column, I sounded an alarm about rise of Islamophobia in akeresorter. the United States, calling attempts in various states to pass anti-Shariah legislation an attack on religious freedom. More...

Religion & Family

HELPING AT THE A.R.K.

St. More...

Koehn graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Blake A. Koehn recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. More...

Home improvement funding available

The Roscommon County Housing Commission is taking applications for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis Neighborhood Impact Program (NIP) which provides funding for home repairs. More...

Education

Beauty and the Beast cast lights up stage

As audience members peppered the Houghton Lake High School auditorium with lighted roses, the high school cast lit up the stage with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast March 25-27. More...

Carnival turns RES into ‘fairyland’

Princes and princesses gallivanted through the halls of Roscommon Elementary School during the Roscommon Elementary Carnival on March 26 with handmade tiaras and crowns. More...

‘Gown Town’ seeks prom dresses

Slightly used prom dresses are being sought for Gown Town 2011. Sponsored by 107.9 CDY FM, the event helps out young ladies in need of a dress for prom. More...

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