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Ash borer damage spreading

Dead and dying ash trees are beginning to become common in more and more of Roscommon County, and the emerald ash borer (EAB) is the cause according to Russell Kidd, director/forester of the Michigan State University Extension Office, Roscommon. More...

TUNED UP FOR EAGLES CAR SHOW

A group of classic and custom car enthusiasts hit the Big Boy Restaurant at Houghton Lake Monday after a gathering at the home of Paul and Diane Goodell of Houghton Lake. More...

Special Sections

News

RAPS Board bids Hartman adieu after 12 years

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education offered its thanks and praised the work of departing board member Randy Hartman during its regular meeting on June 15. More...

Moving the Princess

After plying Houghton Lake since 2001, the Cumberland Princess was brought ashore Monday for repairs and inspection. More...

Special medical marijuana moratorium meeting cancelled

After receiving advice from the Michigan Association of Counties, Roscommon County Board of Commissioners chairman Bob Schneider has cancelled the special medical marijuana moratorium meeting which was scheduled for June 27 at 2 p.m. More...

Editorial

Saturday mail

Our Opinion

Like the daily use of carrier pigeons another carrier, the Saturday mail carrier, might soon become obsolete if the U.S. Postal Service is granted authority to curtail Saturday delivery of mail. More...

‘Happy’ music permeating the airwaves

Maybe it’s a phase, but a lot of the music heard on the airwaves the last couple of years seems happy. More...

A way to go

Last Sunday the Detroit News editorialized about the Business Leaders for Michigan annual Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking report which made many valid points regarding Michigan’s job climate, business health and positive outlook. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fawns’ death not considered humane

My opinion on the so called culling of deer at the Roscommon County Airport located on County Road 100. To cull, as defined in the dictionary, is removing something rejected for inferiority or worthlessness. More...

Richfield needs to trim fat, budget

Over the past several months Governor Snyder has been encouraging local governments to cut expenses to make local government more efficient. More...

Urges vocal opposition to culling deer

As you may know from last week’s Resorter, the county commissioners approved the slaughter of deer at the county airport. An editorial in the Resorter questioned the fact that deer are presently nursing fawns. More...

Religion & Family

Pirochtas celebrate 50 years of marriage

Frank and Bettie (Spaleny) Pirochta of Houghton Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 18. Married June 10, 1961, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owosso, the Pirochtas held a reception at their home with family and friends. More...

St. Elizabeth’s ‘indoor yard sale’ July 1-2

St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Co. Road 100, across from the Gerrish Township Hall, will host its annual “Indoor Yard Sale” July 1-2 to support a variety of charities. The yard sale hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Smith, Bolton name son Andre

April Bolton and Brad Smith of Prudenville announce the birth of their son, Andre Robert, who was born June 14, 2011, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 and 1/2 inches long. More...

Law Enforcement

An act of bravery

After rescuing Dora Hatchette from her burning home on May 9, Nick Schade, (second from left) and Joe Connolly, (far right), were recognized on June 14 with a plaque recognizing them for their act of bravery by the South Branch Township Council and More...

HEROES

Houghton Lake Boy Scouts Jacob Betts (left) and Jacob Linkhart (right) were recently recognized at a Tall Pines District awards banquet in Clare with National Certificates of Merit for being calm und More...

'Tornado' was funnel over Houghton Lake

The National Weather Service at the Gaylord Weather Station confirmed a funnel appeared over Houghton Lake the evening of June 22. More...

Markey board ‘gets the message’ during hearing on sewer fund

“Give it back to those who paid into it” was the message the Markey Township Board heard from residents June 20 at a hearing regarding the township’s approximate $1.4 million surplus sewer fund. More...

ORV rider arrested by MSP on numerous charges

An ORV rider who fled from State Police during the early morning hours of June 16, was arrested on numerous charges after being apprehended in Denton Township. More...

Earth Keepers Retreat this weekend at RAM

Whether you decide to stay the entire weekend or just for the day, the Earth Keepers Retreat & Expo will hopefully leave you with a sense of relaxation, a heightened awareness of nature and a taste for adventure. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Robert J. Makino, 60, Riverview, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to delivery/manufacture of marijuana. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 6 and 7: Ross E. Munger III, 19, Warren, stood mute to a charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct and a pretrial was set for July 19. More...

Sports

Bischoff winner in second Sunrise Run

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Prudenville’s Tyler Bischoff, 22, won the second annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run half marathon in a time of 1:18:41.2 which was a pace of six minutes per mile. The Sunrise Run was held June 18. More...

Mainville 63rd in State Final

Houghton Lake High School senior Nick Mainville finished in 63rd place at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 State golf tournament June 17 and 18 at Forest Akers West on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing. More...

MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH

United States Marine Sgt. More...

Outdoors

Plenty of outdoor activities set with Explorer

There are plenty of outdoor activities slated at South Higgins Lake State Park. The events, which are led by guide Brittany Hnevsa will help others discover nature. More...

NEW CAMPGROUND HOSTS

Harry and Carol Krohn of Sanford are the new campground hosts at the South Higgins Lake State Park. More...

Boater’s safety class slated for July 8

The Roscommon County United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering an eight hour Boating Safety course July 8 at Gerrish Township Marina/ Park, 103 Mill Rd., Roscommon. More...

Happenings

Schenburn returns from Kenya prepared for career as physical therapy assistant

Kristy Schenburn of Houghton Lake is back home now, but her trip to Africa and the patients she met there will stay with her as she forges her new career. She recently returned from Nakurua, Kenya, having helped patients with neurological problems. More...

A great act of patriotism

Members of the Roscommon American Legion Post 96 and Roscommon Boy Scout Troop 944 (below) conducted a Flag Day flag retirement ceremony in front of the CRAF Center, Roscommon, on June 14. More...

Horse pull, Dairy Days, music at Wellington this weekend

Any resident or visitor of Northern Michigan looking for something to do can find plenty of activity at Wellington Farm near Grayling this weekend. More...

Education

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary recently named their students of the month for June. More...

RADL’s ‘One World, Many Stories’ summer reading program in full swing

The Roscommon Area District Library is in the midst of its summer reading program, “One World, Many Stories.” Activities for children ages 7-12 are planned each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. More...

Lince EARNS degre

Amy Lince graduated from Baker College of Cadillac June 10 with a Bachelors of Arts in business administration with a concentration in marketing. (Courtesy photo) More...

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