January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘New life’ after liver transplant

Have you met the new Carol Asher? If you haven’t run into her yet, you might want to brace yourself, because she looks about 10 years younger, has the energy of a red squirrel and has a new and very positive outlook on life. More...

Special Sections

News

Milburn stays county commission vice-chairman

During the 2012 Roscommon County Commission organizational meeting on Jan. 4, Marc Milburn (District 4) was voted to remain the vice-chairman of the commission.  More...

SNOW TO GO!

Two snowmobilers travel along the shoulder of Huntington Road at Houghton Lake Monday afternoon. More...

Camp featured speaker at GOP Round Up in Clare

The Fourth District Republican Committee will host its annual Round Up at the Doherty Hotel this weekend in Clare.  U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, is the featured speaker for Friday evening. More...

Business

EDDIE’S BAR GRAND OPENING JAN. 14

Eddie’s Bar and Grill of Prudenville owner Ed Pelkey and bartender Pam Harger pose inside the kitchen at the bar where Pelkey said a “whole new menu” was created. More...

International marketing awards go to MidMichigan

MidMichigan Health recently received two medical marketing awards in an international awards competition.  The MarCom Awards 2011 competition recognized MidMichigan with a gold award for the “MidMichigan Doctors See Things Differently&rdqu More...

NEW OWNERS AT SHARP’S CORNERS

Sine the late 1980’s Jason Richetts has been visiting the Higgins Lake area and when the opportunity to own Sharp’s Corner occurred he took advantage of it. More...

Letters to the Editor

No snow not the only thing ‘hurting all the way around’

Well here it is Dec. 29th, 2011. It snowed just enough to cover the ground here at Houghton Lake and on Dec. 28th the price of a gallon of gas was $3.29, still way too high in my opinion. More...

‘Clearing up the record’ in Gerrish

The editorial responses (Dec. 22) by Frank Homola and Cheryl Gillman to my letter to the editor (Dec. 15) are an attempt to re-write history. Their excuses were numerous and they blamed everyone but themselves. More...

‘Huge victory’ for Gerrish citizens

The citizens of Gerrish Township have won a huge victory! Our efforts have proven that citizen involvement can make a difference. More...

Religion & Family

FINALLY... A LITTLE SNOW

Enjoying their second to last day of vacation, Mark and Sandy Savage of Houghton Lake take their dogs, Josie (left) and Ziva for a snowy walk on Knapp Road on Dec. 29. More...

Snow removal help may be available for military families

With winter underway in Roscommon County, military families who need help removing snow may receive help free of charge through Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops program.  The program is entering its second year and matches volunteer More...

Radtke, Wade to wed in June

Andrea Joyce Radtke, daughter of Sarah and Tod Billman of Roscommon and Don Radtke of Roscommon, and Jeffrey Michael Wade, son of Mike and Leeann Wade of Houghton Lake and Deb Wade of Standish, announce their engagement to be married.  A June 30 More...

Law Enforcement

LABONTE NAMED GERRISH OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Officer Norm LaBonte (center) of the Gerrish Township Police Department was awarded the department’s 2011 Officer of the Year Award in November by Chief Brian Hill (right) and Sgt. More...

Attempted robbery suspects bound over

Two Roscommon residents charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery at a Roscommon pharmacy have been bound over to 34th Circuit Court.  More...

Man on bike arrested for disorderly conduct, MDOP

A Markey Township man was arrested Dec. More...

TUT kicks off Saturday; mayor and marshal candidates still sought

Now that some “official” snow has fallen in the Houghton Lake area, it is time to “officially” begin thinking about Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2012.  The Tip-up Town Kick-off is set for this Saturday at 7 p.m. More...

Proposed RADL large community center driven by technology

With fundraising underway, plans for the proposed new Roscommon Area District Library have been released.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 20, 2011:  Randall L. Franks, 27, St. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

PREPPING THE RINK

Gerrish Township Marina employee Bruce Grinnell puts a layer of water onto the ice rink located at the marina on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Awards both given, received at Merritt Raceway banquet

The 2011 Merritt Raceway Awards banquet was held on Dec. 3rd at the Comfort Suites Lakeside at Houghton Lake. After a social hour with plenty of bench racing, stories, and memories, attendees were treated to a great dinner.  More...

Storm beat Freeland, 6-3

The Mid Michigan Storm high school hockey team picked up a much needed win over the holiday break beating the Freeland Falcons on Dec. 28 in Midland by a score of 6-3.  More...

Editorial

Déjà vu all over again

Our Opinion

With apologies to Yogi, we think his famous one-liner that it was déjà vu all over again is appropriate for this year’s short countdown to the 61st Tip-up Town kickoff celebration. More...

Most underreported

In Gov. Rick Snyder’s Reinvention News release this week Snyder began with the headline “The most underreported story of 2011.”  More...

New Year is new chance at resolutions

Why do we make  New’s Year’s resolutions?  Where did the tradition come from?  Probably the companies who hawk weightloss and stop-smoking programs.  Many of us at the Resorter are beginning what has become the second More...

Health

Test kits available from CMDHD for Radon Awareness month

January is Radon Awareness month and the Central Michigan District Health Department is inviting the public to join others in taking the “test” for radon in their homes.  More...

Thinking like a SEAL could save your life

Recently my good friend ‘Tim’ who’s an ex-Navy SEAL and I were sitting around drinking a few beers and watching TV when I said “Hey, are you guys trained as SEALS to be really great at hand-to-hand combat?”  More...

Happenings

State park visitor center dedicated to hunting, fishing

There’s little doubt, when you arrive at the visitor center at Mitchell State Park, that the Carl T. More...

A Little Help

For the 32nd year, snow sculptor and Lake James resident Parker Seiler, 85, has constructed an ice slide and skating rink for the enjoyment of anyone who endeavored to make the trip to his home at 103 Reflection Court.  More...

Army helicopter pilot meets Brownies who sponsored him

Brownie Troop #51923 of Houghton Lake welcomed a special guest at the group’s Dec. More...

Education

DAR AWARD WINNERS

Ten high school seniors were recently honored by the Marie Therese Cadillac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as Good Citizens. More...

Kirtland plans new student orientations for winter term

To facilitate a smooth transition into college, Kirtland Community College (KCC) is providing a series of Orientation/ Advising/Registration (OAR) days for all new students registered to begin Winter 2012 semester classes.  More...

New year provides new workshops to RADL patrons

As a new year begins, the Roscommon Area District Library is encouraging patrons to try something new this year by participating in its many workshops.  On Jan. 5 the memoir group will be meeting at 1 p.m. More...

Click here for digital edition
2012-01-05 digital edition

Poll

What is your favorite Winter Olympic sport to watch?