June 30, 2011 RSS feed / News

Clarification

In a story on page C8 about the car show at the Houghton Lake Eagles, it was stated proceeds will specifically benefit the American Cancer Society. The $1,058.16 the show generated will benefit cancer research. More...

Cell phone reported stolen from vehicle

A Village of Roscommon woman reported her cell phone was taken from her vehicle June 26. According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s report, the phone, valued at about $135, had been left on the seat of her car and the window was slightly open. More...

MDOT closing or consolidating eight facilities, including Grayling TSC

The Michigan Department of Transportation announced on June 23 eight facilities, including the Grayling Transportation Service Center will either close or consolidate with other offices. More...

‘The Sparrow’ set as book for Page-Turners at HLPL

Page-Turners, a book discussion club for adult readers at the Houghton Lake Public Library, will meet July 27 at 7 p.m. The book selected for discussion for this meeting is “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell. More...

American Red Cross Blood Drive to be held July 1

The Houghton Lake Moose and Women of the Moose will host an American Red Cross blood drive to help the American Cancer Society and the Roscommon County Relay for Life teams raise funds. The blood drive will be held on July 1 from noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

Road board approves rate increase for attorney

In a 3-2 vote the Roscommon County Road Commissioners voted to approve a 13% increase for RCRC attorney Mike Kluck. Kluck requested an increase from $145 an hour to $165 an hour. More...

Correction

In last week’s Resorter, a caption titled “BIG BUCK OPEN HELPS ATHLETES” had Miquaela Dault’s name misspelled. More...

Village of Roscommon remains without village manager

The Village of Roscommon is still operating without the direction of a village manager and is now also without a president pro tempore. More...

Veterans memorial comittee says thanks

After presenting members of the St. Helen community with plaques for their dedication and efforts to make the St. Helen Veterans Memorial a success, St. More...

Wellington Farm now home of rare broom handle lathe

Last week, Wellington Farm, Grayling, added a rare machine to its collection. The machine is a prototype broom handle lathe. It was built prior to 1890 by the late Perry Lamkin in Whittaker. More...

PORTA-POTTY

(Above, left) Doug Carpenter (seated) is pushed to a second place finish by Rick Anderson in the Golden Agers Potty Race June 24. Their teammate Larry Smith awaited at the finish line. More...

A SIGN FOR SIGNS

This proposed sign is in the works by the Roscommon Rotary Club for use by area service clubs. It will be located on the northwest corner of M-18 and Co. Road 100, across from the Post Office. More...

Adoptable Pets

Tired, exhausted, fatigued, weary, happy and ecstatic are all words that will describe shelter employees after this past weekend. More...

HLCS board considering discontinuing NCA affiliation

The Houghton Lake Board of Education is considering moving away from NCA (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation and is expected to vote on the matter at its next regular meeting in July. More...

Woman arrested after kicking trooper

A 44-year-old Houghton Lake woman was arrested on Reilly Road in Roscommon Township June 26 after she kicked a State Police trooper responding to a domestic complaint. More...

Suspects caught in ‘Kindle’ case

On June 15, State Police from Houghton Lake apprehended two 15-year-old Houghton Lake boys and also developed a 20-year-old male suspect in a case involving the June 13 theft of an “Amazon Kindle,” a flashlight and a pouch of tobacco from More...

THANKS FOR THEIR SERVICE

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy presented Ron Duquette (left) and President Dave Harned, who were not reelected in May, with a token of thanks for their years of service a More...

One World, Many Stories at HLPL

The Houghton Lake Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “One World, Many Stories” offers many opportunities for youths and adults to have fun while reading this summer. More...

bugs from around the world at radl

Children of all ages gathered at the Roscommon Area District Library for a hands on experience with Environmental Educator Tom Dale from the Gahagan Nature Preserve. More...

Retiring RAPS Superintendent Mellgren will change focus

After five years as superintendent of the Roscommon Area Public Schools, Dr. Millie Mellgren will not be retiring on July 1 so much as she will be shifting gears in a career in education that has lasted 34 years so far. More...

Schneider cancels special meeting after receiving advice

After receiving advice from the Michigan Association of Counties, Roscommon County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Schneider (Dist. 3) cancelled a June 27 special meeting on a possible county-wide medical marijuana moratorium. More...

Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival to be held July 7-10

The theme for this year’s 62nd Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival is “Take Me Back to Lake St. Helen” and festival president John Sutter is hoping to draw a crowd of over 4,000 people to St. Helen during the time from July 7 to 10. More...

Capt. Rice enjoying being ‘a part of something bigger than yourself’ in the National Guard

Basrah, Iraq, located in the southern portion of the country near Kuwait, is almost 6,500 miles away from Houghton Lake, far from the shade trees and blue water of Michigan’s largest inland lake. More...

HOOTIN’ IT UP

(Above) Musicians from Coleman, Lake City, Honor and Meauwataka play Saturday evening at the Merritt Golden Agers hall during the annual Hootenanny. More...

MDOT says: Drivers hold key to safety in work zones

Earlier this month the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced the road construction work zone crash statistics from 2010. Last year, there were 5,632 crashes, 1,488 injuries, and 24 fatalities. More...

Traveling spay, neuter program ‘intense’

Our Lady of the Lake School was overrun with hundreds of crying cats and barking dogs over the weekend as about 30 veterinary students from Michigan State University took part in a spay and neuter program, practicing their skills and keeping the dog More...

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