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Stimac named District Trooper of the Year

State Police Trooper Bradley Stimac was recently named the District 7 Trooper of the Year. More...

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News

Roscommon Township fire hall ‘Phase II’ work to begin soon

The Roscommon Township fire hall has recently undergone the first of two remodeling phases. Township officials are expected to let bids next week for Phase II work. More...

‘Harvest dinner’ Oct. 13 in Grayling

The Grayling Senior Center will host a harvest dinner Oct. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. The center is located at 308 Lawndale St., Grayling. More...

Send us your color

Do you have a favorite tree in the fall? Take 2. The Resorter is again looking for the best color of the fall and is asking readers who have a favorite tree to photograph it and send us the image, along with an explanation of why it is the best. More...

Business

AARP names MidMichigan Health a ‘Best Employer’ for those over 50

MidMichigan Health has been named for the forth time as one of America’s best employers for mature workers, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) survey of “Best Employers for Workers over 50.” MidMichigan, More...

CRYDERMAN DRIVES ONE 4 HIS SCHOOL

Houghton Lake High School Principal Brent Cryderman prepares to drive a Ford Fiesta during Drive One 4 UR School on Sept. 29 at Houghton Lake High School. More...

Great Lakes Leadership Academy application deadline approaches

Do you have an interest in vitalizing Michigan communities, agriculture, business or environmental sectors? Are you looking for opportunities to grow your public policy work? More...

Letters to the Editor

Gas prices should be competitive

I have been coming to Houghton Lake vacationing all my life but now am a full-time resident. Over the summer and currently I can’t help but notice that gas prices are always 15-20 cents a gallon higher here than anywhere else in the area. More...

Higher rates for junk mail needed

The United States Postal Service has the potential to solve its financial crisis very easily. As a matter of fact they have the opportunity to move ahead in the future with minimal change in their economic structure. More...

Why can’t board be replaced in dam

I’m a lakefront homeowner and I can’t understand why a board can’t be replaced in the Muskegon River dam. On Sept. 20 I was fishing the Deadstream flooding area when the DNR replaced a board that they removed in the Reedsburg Dam. More...

Religion & Family

BALLOON RELEASE

Participants at the ALIVE and Running Run/Walk Sept. 24 at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church prepare to launch purple balloons after the runners and walkers came in from the route. More...

Merritt Butterfield UMC plans simulcast Oct. 22

Merritt-Butterfield United Methodist Church will host a simulcast with Joel C. Rosenberg presenting an urgent call to prayer, fasting and repentance for America, Israel and the church in the light of Bible prophecy. More...

Mahalaks name third child Lily

Drs. Brian and Mandy Mahalak of Millbrook, AL, announce the birth of their daughter, Lily James Mahalak. Born in Birmingham, AL, Sept. 10, 2011, she weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dr. More...

Law Enforcement

Prosecutor going forward with sex offender parole appeal

The Roscommon County Prosecutor’s Office was granted leave to appeal the parole of a convicted sex offender by Chief Circuit Judge Michael J. Baumgartner in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon on Sept. 28. More...

Reward offered in Iroquois area thefts

East Bay Lodge, Prudenville, is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the recovery of items stolen from along Dogwood and Iroquois sometime between late Saturday (Oct. 1) and early Sunday. More...

Groulx stands mute on DWI charge

A Bloomfield Hills woman has been arraigned in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, in connection with an Aug. 6 accident that left her passenger with a spinal cord injury. Shaina L. More...

Features

Pre-training session gets departments on same page

Fire Salute

Preparing for a potential chemical disaster takes a lot of coordination of personnel and supplies. And practice. More...

Roscommon County HazMat

Bob Watkins is a member of the HazMat team and is certified in ice rescue. He has also served the Roscommon Township Fire Department for six years. He formerly served on the Lake Township Fire Department. More...

DNR Firefighters

Supervised by Forest Fire Officer Supervisor Jake Figley (not pictured), the DNR forest fire officers at the Roscommon, Houghton Lake and West Branch offices, respectively are (left to right) Randy Hartman, Amy DeRuiter and Tim Croxen. More...

Gorbachow arraigned on homicide charges

In Aug. 20 shooting

A Higgins Lake man has been arraigned on homicide and weapons charges in connection with the Aug. 20 shooting of another man in Lake Township. More...

HOMECOMING ROYALTY

Houghton Lake seniors Chloe Cryderman and Kyle Pope were named HLHS Homecoming Queen and King Sept. 30 during the halftime of the Bobcats’ contest with Harrison. More...

SOUTH BRANCH GARAGE FIRE CAUSED BY SPARK

South Branch Township resident Dave Barber came home from work Sept. 29 to find his garage on fire. “All the smoke is all I saw so I called 911,” Barber said. More...

Truck removal from Higgins Lake leads to arrest, injury

An Almont man was lodged in the Roscommon County Jail Oct. 1 after driving his pickup truck into Higgins Lake. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nancy J. Fields - 2014-08-28
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-28
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-28
John T. Kyler - 2014-08-28
John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-28
W. H. 'Scotty' Scott - 2014-08-21
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-21
John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-21
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-21

Court News

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 20: Roger K. Day, 42, Houghton Lake, pleaded no contest to one count of third degree criminal sexual conduct (with force), amended from first degree CSC. More...

Sports

TOURNAMENT WINNERS

Anchor Inn 2 took first place in the 5th annual Co-ed Lupus Softball tournament Sept. 24 held at Roscommon Township’s Knapp Field. Old Town Tavern took second place in the six-team tournament. More...

Buck netters shoot down Hornets in three straight

The Roscommon varsity volleyball team scored a three-game win against visiting Harrison Sept. 28, logging scores of 25-9, 25-11 and 25-13. More...

Bobcats felled by Beavers

“We have been playing the better teams of the conference in our (last few) games, and for the most part, we have failed to rise up to their level,” said Houghton Lake varsity volleyball coach Angie Dalak after her Bobcats suffered a three More...

Editorial

Your Number One Source

Our Opinion

“Newspapers - Your number one source for local news” is the theme of this year’s National Newspaper Week observance, Oct. 5th - 12th. More...

Jobs Needed!

The question posed was something on the line of “If a Wall Street executive offered you a job today would you take it?” The young female protestor, sitting cross legged on the ground simply said, “No!” More...

‘It’s what we do better than any other’

Despite all the doomsayers out there writing obituaries for the nation’s newspaper industry, 150 million Americans — two out of three adults — read a local newspaper last week. More...

Outdoors

Kirtland’s Warbler continues to exceed recovery goal

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources this week released annual survey information indicating the state’s population of the endangered Kirtland’s warbler remains steady. More...

OVER 700 POUNDS

After waiting 28 years to obtain a Michigan elk permit, Mike Kotts of Roscommon shot a 10-year-old elk on Sept. 24. More...

Comments on proposed changes to forest plan sought by USFS

The Forest Service is now accepting public comments on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Land and Resource Management Plan of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. More...

Happenings

A Special Boat

Norris wins ‘Best Sailboat’ with ‘Mahogany Rush’

Howard Norris’ woodworking skills and attention to detail in the restoration of his sailboat “Mahogany Rush” was rewarded in August when it won the first place award for Best Sailboat at the 34th annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique More...

Richard Marx to bring acoustic show to Kirtland Oct. 15

In the late ’80’s and ’90’s, the airwaves were filled with the music of Richard Marx and for more than 20 years, he has consistently and powerfully made his mark on the music industry. More...

Alzheimer’s Walk features auction items from area merchants

An Alzheimer’s Walk planned for Oct. 8 in Prudenville will feature silent auction items donated by more than 30 Houghton Lake area merchants. The walk will begin at the Deer Run Beach House in Prudenville (by Burger King). More...

Education

CAPTAINS CLINIC

Team captains and potential team captains from the eight high schools of the Jack Pine Conference communicate non-verbally during a leadership exercise which was part of the one-day MHSAA Captains Cl More...

Scholarship Expos planned at Houghton Lake, Roscommon

The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) is planning Scholarship Expos at both Houghton Lake and Roscommon High Schools. More...

KCC plans College Night Oct. 13

Representatives from approximately 40 colleges and universities will be on hand for College Night 2011 on Oct. 13 at Kirtland Community College (KCC). More...

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Poll

Do you agree with the plan to step up enforcement of left lane drivers on M-55 at Houghton Lake?