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Businesses hope ‘Small Business Saturday’ successful

As the holiday shopping season approaches and American businesses work to keep the country out of a double-dip recession, the push is on to shop locally at small businesses.  For the second year, there is a national approach to spurring the econ More...

Markey tree lighting Saturday

Markey Township will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting at the Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 26.  Fire Chief Mike Stearns said doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. More...

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News

Driver hits two utility poles, stop sign in accident

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department responded to an accident on Nov. 19 at 11:24 p.m. More...

Relay for Life in the works for 2012

Relay for Life Roscommon County is already being planned for June 23-24 at Houghton Lake High School.  The 24-hour event will be back at Bobcat Field this year from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. More...

Fence posts taken

The theft of 23 steel fence posts from a property on Lakewood Drive in Lake Township was reported to the State Police at Houghton Lake Nov. 15. The value of the stolen posts is $184.   More...

Business

WEB SITE SUPPORT

Grants totaling $237 from the Marilyn Brown Memorial Fund and the Tobacco Settlement Fund, both endowment funds of the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF), were used by the Roscommon County More...

Tanger Outlets to be open Thanksgiving night

Shoppers don’t have to wait until Black Friday at Tanger Outlet Center, West Branch, as the center will be open at 10 p.m. More...

Frontier launches discount program for active military, reservists

On Nov, 8, Frontier Communications introduced a new program that provides active members and reservists of the United States Armed Forces an additional discount on their Frontier bundled service offerings.  Service men and women may save $5 on t More...

Letters to the Editor

‘All religions deserve respect’

In response to “Where are ‘Merry Christmas’ Signs?” As a young adult living in this day and age, I have learned to respect all people and their beliefs, regardless of my own. Mr. More...

Outdoors

Hunting ‘everything’ to Clark family

The Clark family has been hunting in the Houghton Lake area for more than 60 years. Opening day of 2011, though, was the first that Joe Clark has not hunted with his dad, Bill.  “That was rough,” Joe said. More...

Early reports on firearm deer season released

The 2011 firearm deer season opened Nov. 15, and impressions regarding deer observations, hunting activity, and check station operations from the first few days of the season have been compiled by the Department of Natural Resources. More...

Bull Riding-Up North Style

A t the ripe old age of 26, Chris DeBaeke of Houghton Lake is already retired from his first career (bull riding) and is well on his way to becoming proficient at his second... being a rodeo stock contractor.  More...

Happenings

RADL receives 80 new children’s books through grant

RADL is pleased to announce that it received 80 new children’s books from the Libri Foundation’s Books For Children Grant. More...

DEER, VENISON CAN HELP

St. Vincent de Paul of Prudenville is accepting professionally processed venison for distribution to families in the Houghton Lake/Prudenville area. More...

CHANGING OF THE COLORS

Hospice of Helping Hands, Inc., conducted a Veteran’s Day celebration service at The Horizon Senior Living, St. Helen Nov. 8. More...

Law Enforcement

State Police investigating thefts at Houghton Lake

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating two larcenies that occurred at Houghton Lake earlier this month.  More...

Reakoffs working double-duty for Virginia fire and rescue

Alisha and Kurtis Reakoff were paramedics when they lived at Houghton Lake.  Now they both are firefighters as well, working for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department as fire medics in one of the busiest places in the country, at the edg More...

Ask the Trooper

Question: What are the laws governing lane use along M-55 as you pass through Houghton Lake? I see a lot of people driving continually in the left lane, is this legal? More...

Russ Graham Thanksgiving dinner open to all

The ninth annual community dinner held at the Houghton Higgins Lake Elks Club #1982, the Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner, is open to anyone who would like to attend Nov. More...

SAY CHEESE?

Troy Whidden (left) and his twin brother, Blake, 3, have different reactions to having their picture taken with Santa by Rite Aid’s Lindsay Essex Sunday at Santa’s Workshop. More...

Santa to visit St. Helen Nov. 25 for parade, tree lighting

The St. Helen Chamber of Commerce is hosting a parade and tree lighting on Nov. 25.  The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the north end of St. Helen and will end at the Richfield Township Hall. More...

Audit shows RAPS in ‘a little better shape’ than others

A recent audit presented to the Roscommon Area Public Schools at its regular meeting Nov. 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 sentenced the following in 83rd District Court after they entered pleas on charges filed against them:  Michael J. More...

Sports

SPRINGING INTO ACTION

Houghton Lake varsity competitive cheerleading team members (left to right) Gabby Csapo, Vanessa Wallace, Bille Jo DeLisle and Elizabeth Napierski launch into a coordinated back handspring during a p More...

KCC’s Brown finishes 91st at Nationals

Titus Brown of Fairview finished 91st at the NJCAA National Cross Country Championship in Hobbs, NM on Nov. 12.   Brown finished in 28:42.58 over the 8k course to finish 91st out of 355 runners. More...

Firebird men 2-0 with 62-37 victory

The Kirtland Community College (KCC) men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 after swamping Fleming College of Ontario 62-37 in a game played on Rochester College’s home court on Nov. 13. More...

Editorial

Sharing the blessings

Our Opinion

It was only a brief paragraph, but it was enough for us to take pause to remember the true intent of Thanksgiving. Its author intended it for a limited audience of friends, people who were valued from times before and remain so today. More...

Failure by design?

With no announcement Monday that the Congressionally empowered Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or Super Committee, of six Republicans and six Democrats had reached agreement on a deficit reduction plan those sitting on the edge of their More...

Black Friday alternative

Supposedly the term “Black Friday” originated in Philadelphia, PA close to 50 years ago and was used to denote the date retailers began turning a profit in their books, which put them in the black for the year. More...

Health

Interventional Cardiologist brings expertise to Houghton Lake

Interventional Cardiologist Kurt Duncan, M.D., is now offering cardiology appointments at his new office, located in MidMichigan Health Park–Houghton Lake at 9249 West Lake City Rd.  More...

Hospitals, Munson, Trinity renew partnership agreement

Munson Healthcare and Trinity Health are continuing their long-standing collaboration and partnership with a renewed five-year agreement effective Jan. 1, 2012. More...

MMCC, Mid Michigan Health receive state workforce award

“MidMichigan Health Nursing Workforce Efforts” has been selected to receive the Michigan Health Council’s Building Michigan’s Healthcare Workforce Award for Community or Regional Collaboration for a strategic partnership betwe More...

Religion & Family

Kukuks celebrate 50th anniversary

Richard and Gail Kukuk of Prudenville are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Nov. More...

Barnetts to celebrate 51st anniversary

Bob and Lousie Barnett of Higgins Lake were married Feb. 27, 1960, at St. More...

BELL RINGERS

Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club members Jeannie Ludwig and Ted Straubel have been ringing and singing for the past several years for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. More...

Education

Thanksgiving - Kindergarten style

In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, kindergartners in Abbie Szagesh’s class at Roscommon Elementary School sat with a reporter from the Resorter to give some guidance on preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal.   More...

FLAG DONATED TO RES

Roscommon Elementary School office assistant Marie Sinnaeve said the staff and students are grateful for the new flag Roscommon American Legion Post 96 adjunct Duane Pinkleman donated to the school r More...

HANDS AND PAWS

Houghton Lake High School senior Nicole Ranville works on a mural above the door to the boys locker room at Houghton Lake Middle School. More...

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