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HLCS board researching hiring of chief negotiator

The Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday explored the need for a chief negotiator for contract negotiations with the Houghton Lake Education Association. More...

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News

New zoning ordinance ready for review by township, county

The Gerrish Township Planning Commission April 7 approved its draft zoning ordinance and map, with revisions, and will forward them to the Roscommon County Planning Commission and the Gerrish Township Board with its recommendation for approval. More...

Former Cabins could be future home of RADL

An open lot with nothing but a few trees is where the old Busby Cabins once stood on M-18 in Roscommon after the Roscommon Downtown Development Authority hired S & J Excavating to tear the buildi More...

Application deadline April 29 for RCCF grants

The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) is accepting applications during its spring grant cycle until April 29. More...

Business

Economic growth focus of presentations April 20

Officials at Kirtland Community College aren’t giving up on trying to help northern Michigan reinvent itself economically, providing area business and community leaders a chance to hear firsthand about the lessons and experiences of other succe More...

SIMPLY COUNTRY

Rachel Halliday is the owner of Simply Country at 6203 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) at Houghton Lake. More...

ALLSHORES MARINE AND POWER SPORTS

Roger Brown is the owner of Allshores Marine and Power Sports which recently moved to a new location at 9073 Old 27 across from Coyles Restaurant at Houghton Lake. More...

Letters to the Editor

Township’s budget figures questioned

As reported recently by the Resorter’s Krista Tacey, Richfield Township Supervisor Jim VanWormer indicated that the public safety budget will decrease by $30,000 and the fire, ambulance and law enforcement budgets will decrease by about $10,000 More...

Taxpayers deserve some answers

My 13-year-old daughter said it perfectly last night. “Mom, how can someone get suspended if they don’t even know what they did? It would be like suspending a kid and not telling them what they did wrong. More...

‘Make your voice heard’

Recently our superintendent of schools was suspended with pay for unknown allegations of wrongdoing. More...

Religion & Family

Soul’s Harbor plans Holy Week reenactment

Soul’s Harbor Worship Center, Roscommon, will be holding a progressive reenactment of the first Holy Week beginning April 21. More...

Becker receives promotion to Sergeant in National Guard

Michigan Army National Guardsman Mitchell Becker was recently promoted from Specialist to the rank of Sergeant. More...

Mercy Hospice plans training sessions

Mercy Hospice will be holding volunteer training sessions on April 19 and 26. The sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grayling Hospice Office, 324 Meadows Dr., (behind Pizza Hut, off I-75 business Loop) in Grayling. More...

Education

MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

fourth graders Taylor Anderson and Kolby Werra; and (back row) seventh graders Payton Dull and Kennedy Murphy and sixth graders Madisen Forman and Brianne Rowley. (CHP) More...

Skeels Christian School to hold open house

Skeels Christian School will hold an informational open house April 19 at 7 p.m. The open house will be held at the school. Skeels Christian School provides preschool through 12th grade education. More...

Associate degrees from Baker earned by Cortes, Locht

Two area residents recently received degrees from Baker College of Cadillac. Nikki Ann Cortes of Roscommon and Jessica M. Locht of Prudenville both received associate of applied science degrees with a concentration as a medical assistant. More...

Injasoulian interim head of HLCS

Board mum on Murphy suspension

Former Superintendent Pete Injasoulian has been tapped as the interim leader at Houghton Lake Community Schools until an investigation of current Superintendent Kevin Murphy is completed. More...

Firefighters rally after Gardner home burns

Members of the Markey Township Fire Department are coming together to aid one of the department’s founding members, whose home was destroyed by fire April 9. More...

‘Ridiculous’ gas prices hitting hard

The sharp rise in gas prices is putting the hurt on just about everyone in Roscommon County, and one of the best places to witness its effect is at any of the gas stations in the area. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nancy J. Fields - 2014-08-28
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-28
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-28
John T. Kyler - 2014-08-28
John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-28
W. H. 'Scotty' Scott - 2014-08-21
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-21
John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-21
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-21
Nancy J. Fields - 2014-08-21

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Bucks start season with shutout win

Senior Nicole Barnes had seven saves as the Roscommon girls varsity soccer squad defeated the Clare Pioneers 2-0 Tuesday in Clare. “We looked good considering it was our first time on the grass all year,” Roscommon coach Mark Dalak said. More...

SHOTPUT PRACTICE

Houghton Lake varsity track team member freshman Krystal Hoover (right) practices her spin move at Bobcat Stadium Tuesday as teammate sophomore Whitney Allen looks on. More...

GETTING DOWN TO IT

Coach Darren Barnes demonstrates a goal keeping technique to freshman goalie Riley Pacella during a Houghton Lake varsity soccer practice Monday. More...

Editorial

Spring cleaning

Our Opinion

This spring’s reluctance to become established as a season is probably more par for the course than its appearance last year in the pre-Ides of March days. More...

A working plan

The closing of 23 state forest campgrounds throughout Northern Michigan has prompted 10 lawmakers from affected areas to offer a counter plan to the Department of Natural Resources through legislation. More...

What would Jesus do with Asian carp?

Editor’s note: The following column was written by the late Glenn Schicker and published in the Resorter March 18, 2011. The Resorter plans to rerun some of Glenn Schicker’s columns in future editions. More...

Outdoors

Season Opener

The sounds of bells and dog handlers echoing in the woods was heard last weekend as the spring trials season began at the Department of Natural Resources Gladwin Field Trial Area near Meredith. More...

Sportsmen’s Club plans May Hunter Education classes

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club will hold its Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education classes earlier in the year this year. Typically taught in the summer, class dates will be May 6-7 and May 13- 14 this year. More...

Building and Learning

Several Roscommon area children contributed to the future of wood ducks at two area lakes and also learned in the process. More...

Happenings

CONFEDERATE APPRECIATION

Gerald Wall, 74, of Higgins Lake holds a Certificate of Appreciation he received from the national organization Sons of Confederate Veterans recently. More...

The Timbers on the Cut River to recreate Titanic’s last meal

Imagine eating a lavish dinner and not knowing it would be the last meal of your life. That’s exactly what happened to the many passengers who did not survive the sinking of the RMS Titanic. More...

Rotary celebrates Literacy Month

The Rotary Club of Roscommon celebrated Literacy Month by presenting a check for $1,500 to Deb Rosczyk, president of the Roscommon Literacy Council. The monies will be used for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program in Roscommon. More...

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Poll

Do you agree with the plan to step up enforcement of left lane drivers on M-55 at Houghton Lake?