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Culling 20 deer at airport gains approval

krista.tacey@houghtonlakeresorter.com  After much discussion and several unsuccessful attempts to control the deer population near the Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners approved a motion for c More...

Sunrise Run this Saturday

The second annual Roscommon Rotary Higgins Lake Sunrise Run will be held this Saturday.  The run features four races ranging from a 1-mile fun run all the way to a 13.1-mile half-marathon. More...

Special Sections

News

I-500 race featured on Weather Channel

Higgins Lake resident Ric Federau, co-chairman and official spokesperson of the International 500, spent three days with The Weather Channel production staff and Meteorologist Jim Cantore, filming episodes of Cantore’s awardwinning program, &ld More...

Flooding problems send Markey residents to board meeting

Monday’s regular meeting of the Markey Township Board began with residents of Dale Road asking for help with flooding in their neighborhood which they say has been a problem since the installation of the sewer system in the 1970’s.  More...

M-55 detour work to begin next week

In preparation for a repaving project on M-55 west of US-127 this summer, the Michigan Department of Transportation will soon be paving a detour in Lake Township.  Co. More...

Business

SBA introduces new mobile application

Smart phone users interested in starting or growing a small business can now find helpful resources at their fingertips via a new SBA mobile application from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  More...

Walmart grand re-opening planned this weekend

To celebrate the store’s recent reorganization, Walmart of Houghton Lake will host a Grand Re-opening starting June 18 at 8 a.m.  Manager Jim Vansice said the event will open on the grocery side of the store.  More...

Spread the word

Have you recently started a business? Has your office moved? Have you been promoted?  If you answered yes to any of these, contact the Resorter to spread the word with a news article. More...

Outdoors

Voyage of Discovery

Group sets off from Houghton Lake to paddle entire length of Muskegon River
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“It’s just a mystic river to me,” said Pat Lemson, 76, of Grant, the eldest of a corps of 15 intrepid paddlers who began the Muskegon River Voyage of Discovery last Wednesday from the control structure at Houghton Lake. More...

HOUGHTON LAKE PIKE

Steve Seegraves of Lansing landed this 37 1/2 inch northern pike June 4. He caught the large pike on Houghton Lake June 4. (Courtesy photo) More...

STILL SWIMMING

Carson Countegan, 7, of Hemlock holds a 13-inch-long crappie he caught off of Houghton Lake’s North Shore while fishing with his father Mike and brother Mason, 9, on June 5. More...

Happenings

Are You Geocacher Enough?

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A sense of adventure and the promise of hidden “treasure” filled the minds of those who participated in the fourth annual Are You Geocacher Enough? Road Rally that was held on June 11 and 12.  More...

Higgins Lake Foundation to offer swimming lessons in July

The Higgins Lake Foundation will offer swim lessons this summer for children ages 6-12 at the North Higgins Lake State Park.  The program is called the “Dorothy Hamilton Swimming Program” and is named in honor of Dorothy Hamilton who More...

WALKING FOR JUVENILE DIABETES

  Nine-year-old Alex Wallison of Houghton Lake (left) and her one of her brothers, Henry (she has two other siblings, Jake and Katie), display signs made for Alex’s “Walk for the Cure” June 11 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  More...

Baiting ban lift seen as business boost

“I’ll definitely be hiring people back,” said Bart’s Fruit Market owner Mark Bartholomew when asked how the Michigan Natural Resources Commission’s vote last Thursday to lift the ban on deer baiting and feeding in the st More...

Sadowski resigns as village manager

The Roscommon Village Council accepted the resignation of manager Tim Sadowski June 13.  Sadowski submitted his resignation effective June 17, however the council voted to make it effective at the meeting. More...

IT’S THE WALLEYE TRUCK!

Houghton Lake residents Morton and Barbara West watch as Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Technician Eric Askam plants 33,000 walleye in the lake at the South Shore DNR access Tuesday aftern 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

Sports

Mainville claims spot in State golf tourney

Houghton Lake High School senior Nick Mainville is the lone Bobcat heading to the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 State golf tournament after qualifying individually by shooting an 81 at the Regional tournament June 9 in Charlevo More...

FIGHTING HIS WAY TO CALIFORNIA

Tang So Do athlete Zachary White, 9, of Houghton Lake, a member of the Young Champions program under Sensei Gerald Ballard at Collins Elementary, recently qualified for the sport’s National Cha More...

National shooting champs 1st, 2nd here

Two national Camp Perry shooting champions competed at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club NRA 2700 Registered Pistol Match at the club’s range Sunday. Jim Lenardson, Toledo, OH and Judy Tant, Lansing, took first and second. More...

Editorial

Another chance

Our Opinion

Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education approved asking the COOR Intermediate School District to place a .5852 millage request on the November ballot. More...

Safety factor

Last week approval to cull 20 deer from the property surrounding Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport was given by Roscommon County Commissioners in a 4-1 vote. More...

Cost of kids

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Letters to the Editor

Making no attempt to close subdivision road

This is a letter to all residents of Woodlawn Subdivision (Higgins Lake) in response to Paul Scheibner’s letter printed June 9, 2011, entitled “Higgins Lake Lakeshore drive in jeopardy.”  Once again, Mr. More...

Injasoulian thanks school ‘family,’ citizens

I want to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of you who made my return to the Houghton Lake Community School District and community a very interesting and enjoyable time. More...

Religion & Family

Good Shepherd hosting events for public in June

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Roscommon, will host two public events at the church this month.  A Rosco Rib Dinner, featuring country-style spare ribs, is planned for June 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Shermans celebrating 50th on Mackinac Island

Wayne and Carol Sherman of Houghton Lake will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 24.  Married in Flint in 1961, the Shermans have two daughters, Stephanie and Joelle, and one grandson, Vincent.  Mr. More...

Bensons name son Dylan Daniel

Jennifer and Daniel Benson of Roscommon announce the birth of their son, Dylan Daniel.  The baby was born June 7, 2011, at Mercy Hospital Grayling.   He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 1/2 inches long.   More...

Education

PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Pictured with Principal Pam Akin are the Collins Elementary students who had perfect attendance for the fourth marking period. More...

Roscommon student takes honors in writing contest

One Roscommon High School student and five Mio-Au Sable High School students were awarded first and second place finishes in the 13th annual Au Sable River Words writing contest.  More...

PERFECT ALL YEAR

Five Collins Elementary students attended school every day for the entire year. More...

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