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Roscommon County Fair this weekend

The Roscommon County Fair is ready to welcome everyone to the “great up north” from Aug. 4 to 7. More...

Historical Village Days starts Friday

The Houghton Lake area of the mid- 1800’s will come alive during the 39th annual Historical Village Days event at the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society’s Historical Village, 1701 West Houghton Lake Dr, (M-55) this weekend.  More...

Movie in the Park Saturday

Roscommon Township’s second annual Movie in the Park will be held Aug. 6 at Skinner Park (Knapp Road). The movie starts at about 9 p.m. (dusk) and is free to the public.  Showing will be “Despicable Me,” rated PG.  More...

Special Sections

News

VBS AT ST. MICHAEL’S

St. More...

Team Curves led fundraising for 2011 Relay

Last bank night Aug. 29

Celebrating the success of the 2011 Relay for Life Roscommon County, Relay committee members, teams and volunteers received a variety of recognitions Aug. More...

Roscommon County Emergency Food and Shelter Board awarded funds

The Roscommon County Emergency Food and Shelter Board has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.  Roscommon County will receive $13,611 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the co More...

Business

‘Small Business Outreach Tour’ to offer help

The U.S. Small Business Administration, along with Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center and Mid Michigan Community College, will kick off a SBA Small Business Outreach Tour in Mt. More...

SUMMER SKY CAFE

Larry and Betsy Mead are the owners of Summer Sky Cafe at 2321 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55). More...

Chemical Bank awarded Financial Literacy Award

Chemical Bank recently received its third consecutive Financial Literacy Award, presented by the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA).  More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t spend Medicare money needlessly

Why is it that so many of the commercials for products to buy say “no charge to you”? Are people today so gullible that they don’t realize that nothing in life is free. More...

‘Let the people speak’

I’m responding to the article that the Resorter had in last week’s paper about townships being able to become Charter townships. I hope that everyone in these townships, including the supervisors, will never entertain that idea.  More...

Work with us, not against us

How unfortunate that our elected officials ignore e-mails, letters and phone calls from their constituents. More...

Happenings

Car Show at Jimmy’s

Visitors stroll through the collection of classic and custom vehicles that showed up for the fourth annual Customer Appreciation Car Show and pig roast at Jimmy’s Collision Repair Center at Hou More...

Krajenka to ‘peddle, paddle’ for American Cancer Society

Frank Krajenka of Beaverton, an employee of Comfort Center, Prudenville, will embark on a homemade biathlon of sorts to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  More...

Houghton Lake Public Library’s summer reading program has record participation

With 338 readers (babies through adults) participating, the One World, Many Stories summer reading program was the biggest ever at the Houghton Lake Public Library.  More...

Features

The couple that Roofs Together goes Fishing Together when it’s too hot

“I was fixing the transmission on an old 1988 Oldsmobile and she crawled right under it with me, blond hair hanging in the oil, and I knew right then that she was the one.” That is how George Fitzpatrick, 63, of Prudenville describes how More...

Breaking News - 8/10/2011 9:37 AM

Two injured in M-55 accident Saturday night - Free Access

State Police at Houghton Lake are investigating a two-car accident that occurred on M-55 in front of the Limberlost Saturday night. According to an Aug. More...

Agencies gearing up for Bud Bash

Beefed up law enforcement will again be in place for Saturday’s Bud Bash at Houghton Lake. First Lt. More...

Fair Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 4 12 p.m.- Flag Raising, official start of the fair 12-6 p.m.- Exhibit Building Open 1-6 p.m.-Public Safety Day Barnyard Babies Petting Zoo All Day- Coin Scramble Rides and Midway Games Food Vendors More...

Cancer patient’s TSA travails prompt visit by Detroit director

A Houghton Lake man’s treatment by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screener at Detroit Metro Airport may lead to a formal complaint after a second incident involving improper handling of his urostomy bag occurred during a securit More...

Lake approves waterfront greenbelt ordinance

Lake Township officials July 12 approved an ordinance that specifies how residents with waterfront property can maintain a natural shoreline.  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

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Bobcats, Bucks football practice to start Monday

Both the Houghton Lake High School and Roscommon High School football programs are set to begin practice on Monday.  The Bobcats will begin practice at 4:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. on the practice field located behind HLHS. More...

Rosco volleyball tryouts Aug. 10, 11

The Roscommon High School volleyball program will hold tryouts on Aug. 10 and 11 at the high school gym.  Varsity tryouts will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. and freshmen and junior varsity tryouts will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Sergeant’s ousts North Shore to stay in first place in women’s softball

After July 28 action of the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League, Sergeant’s record remains unblemished on the season after they beat North Shore Lounge 11-4.  More...

Editorial

Taxpayers losers

Our Opinion

The Senate’s 74-26 vote to approve raising the national debt ceiling to $22.2 trillion, following the House’s 269- 161 approval Monday and President Obama’s signature on the bill, has indebted every American another $71,000 for ever More...

Technology a hurdle in itself to landing a job

As if things weren’t tough enough.  Whether you’ve been laid off for a while or you’re new to the job market – funny how they call it a market...As if you can shop for the job you want as if it were a kitchen appliance &n More...

Outdoors

Gumball Rally has Houghton Lake checkpoint

The Michigan Gumball Rally will be checking in at Houghton Lake Aug. 6.  More...

Religion & Family

St. John to host Missionary Ann Hume

The St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake, will be hosting Missionary Ann Hume of Bon Samaritan Save Haiti/Mission Orphanage Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.  More...

‘Beach Party’ Vacation Bible School scheduled for Aug. 9-12

A “Beach Party” Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 9-12 from 10 a.m. to noon each day at Abundant Grace Assembly of God.  The school is for children in grades kindergarten to sixth grade and transportation will be available. More...

VBS planned Aug. 8-12 at Hope Lutheran

A Vacation Bible School is planned Aug. 8-12 at Hope Lutheran Church, St. Helen.  Under the theme “Caring for God’s Creation,” the VBS will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily with registration from 8:30 to 9 a.m. More...

Law Enforcement

State Police handle weapons complaints

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post handled two complaints involving weapons last week.  On July 30, police conducted a traffic stop on a motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet on northbound US- 127 near Canoe Camp Road at around 6:40 p. More...

Correction

A story published in last week’s Resorter about an accident on Loxley Road on the night of July 22 involving Tina Karsten and Richard Karsten contained a number of errors.  More...

Pretrial date set in ORV trail assault case

A St. Helen man stood mute to assault charges filed in connection with a July 30, 2010, incident on an ORV trail in St. Helen.  More...

Education

NCACU SCHOLARSHIP

Peter Tomasek of Roscommon, who plans on achieving his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Cooley Law School, receives a $500 scholarship from North Central Area Credit Union Roscommon Branch Manager Kelly B More...

KCC WARBLER’S NEST GRAND OPENING

Before the ribbon cutting to officially open Kirtland Community College’s Warbler’s Nest, President Dr. More...

McLean, Hopkins, Seifert, Goodwin earn WMU degrees

Four area students received degrees from Western Michigan University following the spring 2011 semester, which ended in April.  More...

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