May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

RCRC audit ‘clean,’ ‘tough decisions’ ahead

The Roscommon County Road Commission received an “unqualified” opinion by certified public accountant James M. Anderson when he presented his audit report to the road commissioners at the May 12 regular meeting.  More...

FROM A LION TO A BOBCAT

Retired Detroit Lions Pro-Bowl football player Luther Elliss (94) signs the back of Houghton Lake Middle School seventh grader Tory Ruff before presenting a short program in the school cafeteria Tues More...

Special Sections

News

Prescription drug collection called a success

The Gerrish Township Police Department collected unwanted or expired prescription drugs April 30 during the National Prescription Take Back Initiative. More...

State Police track down suspect

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post tracked down the mother of two young girls who had taken the children from their home in Texas against court order. More...

Cause of car fire ‘suspicious’

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an early morning fire May 13.  A Village of Roscommon resident at 203 George St. reported her car was on fire at about 6 a.m. More...

Editorial

‘Show us the jobs!’

Our Opinion

Last week’s approval of Gov. Rick Snyder’s tax proposals, by the slightest of margins, 20-19 in the Senate and 56-52 in the House, has pundits all in a dither with the most vocal the most liberal. More...

Students find ‘In year of our Lord’ offensive

Editor’s note: The following column was written by the late Glenn Schicker and published in the Resorter May 5, 2010. The Resorter plans to rerun some of Glenn Schicker’s columns in future editions.  More...

Trying to stifle student reporting just won’t work

Guest Opinion

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Outdoors

Warbler Festival slated for Saturday

The Kirtland’s Warbler Festival will take place on the campus of Kirtland Community College on Saturday.  A $6 badge for those over the age of 15 is required to enter the festival and enjoy the fun.  More...

Tour of 2010 Meridian fire planned during KWWF

Those participating in the newest tour at the 18th annual Kirtland Warbler Wildlife Festival on Saturday at Kirtland Community College will find an excellent learning experience, one that’s rising daily from the devastating 8,586-acre Meridian More...

Kirtland’s Warbler Festival calendar winners chosen

The Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Festival committee has announced the winners of the 2011-12 Young Artist Calendar contest.  More...

Happenings

Grayling Skate Park open

After a lot of work and fundraising, the Grayling Skate Park is now open to the public. More...

ROADSIDE CLEANUP

Participating in the Adopt-a-Highway program, Houghton Lake Boy Scout Troop 955 cleaned up a two-mile stretch between Old 27 and Towerhill Road May 10. More...

Blood drive nets 67

The American Red Cross Blood Drive held May 16 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake, resulted in 67 successful blood draws. The goal was 61. More...

Lifting of baiting ban may boost local economy

“You’ll see a lot of people happy. It will bring a lot of people back up on weekends and will help all the small businesses here.”  More...

Agencies to sign key agreement May 21 regarding Kirtland’s Warbler conservation

Kirtland Community College and the Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Festival will host what might turn out to be an historical event Saturday when state and federal officials are slated to gather together to sign a “memorandum of understanding More...

Despite possible funding cut, future for Warbler Fest exists

Currently, the Kirtland Community College 2011 budget does not reflect any finances for the Kirtland Warbler Festival, however, KCC Director of Public Relations Dennis Mansfield said if a budget is passed today (Thursday, May 19) without money budget More...

Roscommon graduation set for May 26

Pomp and circumstance will be playing as over 80 Roscommon High School seniors make their way to receiving their high school diploma on May 26.  “They are a group of individuals, they are a group of unique people,” RHS Principal Kath More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 19:  Daniel F. More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court:  Jimmy L. Gruber, 49, St. Helen, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense. More...

Sports

G’s Smalley kicks victory over Bucks

The Roscommon varsity soccer squad could not stop Gladwin senior Melanie Smalley as she scored four goals lifting the G’s over the Bucks 4-1 at Gladwin May 17.  The win puts Gladwin into first place in the Northern Michigan Soccer League w More...

Buck softball squad blanked by host Pioneers

The Roscommon varsity softball squad dropped two Jack Pine Conference contests, 1-0 and 15-0, at Clare May 17.  Through seven and a half innings of game one both squads were scoreless. More...

Gojcaj fifth at Rider Open

The Roscommon varsity golf squad competed at the 13-team Rider Open at Charlevoix May 16, finishing fifth with 351 points.  Leading the Bucks was Alex Gojcaj who placed fifth overall shooting 80. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cannot balance budget on backs of seniors, poor

At a time when many families in our community are struggling to make ends meet, the Republicans are blackmailing the country in order to cut Medicare and at the same time continue the Bush tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.  The Republi More...

Dedicated workers restore power

During the Thursday night storm an electric transformer at our house was struck by lightning at about midnight. I called the power company and they arrived shortly after. More...

Health

Reasons for Relay participation are varied, personal

There are many different reasons why Relay for Life volunteers raise money for the American Cancer Society and participate in the annual 24-hour event.  More...

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is skin cancer awareness month. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Over two million people are diagnosed annually.  There are three common forms of skin cancer. More...

Religion & Family

HONORARY DOCTORATE

  Jeff Kahl, director of Camp CoBeAc, Prudenville, earned the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity at the 84th annual commencement exercises at Bob Jones University May 7. Dr.  More...

Houghton Lake United Methodist to launch ‘40 Days of Prayer’

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, 7059 West Houghton Lake Dr., will launch a special program June 6, entitled “40 Days of Prayer.”  More...

Celebrating five generations

Five generations of Sue Lockwood’s family recently gathered for this picture. More...

Education

KCC announces academic honorees

Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2011 winter semester which earned them placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists.  More...

MMCC to offer new MRI program

Mid Michigan Community College students will have a new opportunity to gain credentials in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through a newly established consortium of community colleges.  More...

RAYBC annual meeting, horse plop Friday

Members of the Roscommon Area Youth Booster Club will gather for the club’s annual meeting May 20 at the Roscommon High School baseball field.  The meeting will last from 6 to 6:30 p.m., in conjunction with the third annual Horse Plop, whi More...

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