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HLCS schools to seek five-year operational millage renewal

Houghton Lake Community Schools will seek an operational millage renewal on the May 8 ballot. Board members approved a motion to seek the renewal following a presentation by Beverly Bonning of Thrun Law Firm at its regular meeting Monday.  More...

Stimac named Trooper of the Year by State Police

Trooper Bradley Stimac of Michigan State Police (MSP) Post 72, Houghton Lake, was recently given the 2011 Dr. Carl A. Gerstacker Trooper of the Year Award during a special ceremony held in Lansing.  More...

DEEPEST OF THE DAY, OR, SAVED BY THE CONDITIONS

(Foreground, left to right) Josh Huey and Phil Hendershott of Phil’s Towing at Houghton Lake cut away ice to help free a pickup truck belonging to Greg Soltis, 50, of Jonesville Saturday. More...

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News

Trying to gain 1,000 pounds …of clothing

  As a goal for their business, owners of Mike’s Movies and More of Roscommon, Erine Adams and Mike Wescoat (right) and Wescoat’s son, Ashton and the rest of their family took it upon themselves to hold a different community service project eve More...

Housing loans available to Roscommon County residents

Roscommon County has received a $175,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority for home improvement loans.  Eligible homeowners may receive a 0%, interest deferred or installment loan for improve More...

HLCS board considering cross country team

Cross Country may be returning to Houghton Lake Community Schools in the fall.  The board of education Monday heard a proposal from Keith Toms, a Michigan State Trooper and Houghton Lake High School graduate, on establishing a cross country team More...

Editorial

Kids Count

Our Opinion

According to the annual Kids Count report published by the Michigan League for Human Services the plight of Roscommon County’s children continues its bleak decline. More...

‘Bud’ King

We can honestly say we never had an opportunity to witness Houghton “Bud” King, Jr., as anything less than a gentleman, a man who cared for his family, his community and his country.  More...

Enjoy your retirement, Mr. Publisher.

As a columnist for the Resorter, having now adopted this area as my home, a retired 40-year publisher of the neighboring Gaylord Herald Times, and long-time friend and associate of fellow publisher Tom Hamp, I just had to say a few words about my new More...

Outdoors

Free Fishing Weekend set for Feb. 18, 19

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Feb. 18 and Feb. 19. More...

Better ice conditions lead to good catches at TUT Fishing Contest

After being cancelled due to poor ice conditions during the first weekend of Tip-up Town 2012, the Tip-up Town Ice Fishing Contest was back for the second weekend of the festival, and better ice led to good catches in almost all categories.  More...

Vacation as a Victorian-era lighthouse keeper at Tawas

A willingness to set aside the computer, video games and other electronic gadgetry for a week or two could lead to a unique Michigan vacation opportunity. More...

Religion & Family

Dinner to benefit Eagle Village, Feb. 17

The Moorestown-Stittsville United Methodist Church will hold a swiss steak dinner Feb. 17 to benefit Eagle Village, a residential center for troubled youth.   The dinner will run from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

RADL RECEiVES SIX NEW COMPUTERS

Techplex computer technician Larry Garter and Roscommon Area District Library Director Lisa Sutton take time from installing applications on the six new Dell computers the library received through an More...

Veterans encouraged to apply for health benefits

Year after year many veterans go without health benefits because they either don’t think they qualify, or don’t know how to apply.  Jason Allen, the senior deputy director of Michigan’s Veterans Affairs Directorate, is encourag More...

Law Enforcement

Troopers Terry, Kehn receive MSP lifesaving award

Michigan State Police (MSP) Troopers Harold Terry and Kyle Kehn of Post 72, Houghton Lake were recently presented the MSP Lifesaving Award by MSP Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue at a ceremony in Lansing.  More...

Plea entered in ORV trail assault case

A St. Helen man entered a plea in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, in connection with a July 19, 2011, assault of a 26-year-old Burton man on an ORV trail in St. Helen.  Randall L. More...

More arrests pend in thefts from vehicles at Houghton Lake

State Police arrested a 19-year-old Houghton Lake man and the arrests of at least two others are pending in a case involving five vehicles which were broken into on the nights of Jan. 28th and 29th.  More...

Features

EMT Salute

SECURING THE PATIENT (Above) Acting as an immobile patient, Josh Sanford (center) a student in the Denton Township entry level EMS class is secured into the “stair chair” by fellow classm More...

Denton township

Nic Vaughn has served as an EMT with the Denton Township Ambulance Service since 2009. He lives in Ogemaw County and works for the Ogemaw County EMS Authority. He is Firefighter I and II certified for the Rose City Fire Department.   More...

Higgins Township

The EMT of the Year at Higgins Township EMS is Nicholas Burger. An EMT basic, Burger joined the department in August, 2009. More...

Breaking News - 2/6/2012 4:25 PM

Pedestrian killed on M-55 Feb. 4 - Free Access

A 24-year-old Prudenville woman was killed when she was struck by a vehicle as she walked on M-55 near Malcomb Street on Feb. 4. More...

Breaking News - 2/3/2012 10:56 AM

Snowpackers’s cancel ‘mystery ride’ and radar run

The St. Helen Snowpackers have canceled the Snow Run “mystery ride” and radar run. More...

ST. HELEN WINTERFEST MEDALLION FOUND

After reviewing and pondering the clues the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce posted on its web site, Krista Tacey-Cater (left) and Samantha Corson found the St. Helen Winterfest medallion. More...

St. Helen full of winter events with Snow Run, Winterfest

St. Helen will be filled with signs of winter as the St. Helen Snowpackers holds its annual Snow Run and the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce holds its 5th Annual Winterfest this weekend.  Snow Run  More...

Plea entered in attempted robbery of pharmacy

One of two Roscommon residents charged in connection with an armed robbery of a Roscommon pharmacy entered a plea before Judge Michael J. Baumgartner in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 24, while the other stood mute.  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

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 Jan. 24:  Kyle C. Lovenstein, 19, Houghton Lake, charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct, is ready for trial which was set for March 8.  More...

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Dec. 1 through 31, 2011:  Gerrish Township Police  Minor in possession (misdemeanor):   Corey J. More...

Sports

Wrestlers earn five firsts at Freeland youth competition

Five Houghton Lake Youth Wrestlers brought home first place medals from a tournament in Freeland Jan. 28. In all, 13 out of 15 youth wrestlers brought home medals.  “The kids worked hard all day long,” Coach David Johnson said.  More...

Bailey, Duncan place at Northern Michigan Championships

Two of the seven members of the Houghton Lake varsity wrestling team who competed in the Northern Michigan Championships individual tournament at Gaylord Saturday placed in their weight classes, according to Houghton Lake Coach Lon Cook.  More...

Buck wrestlers win division at tourney

With six of their 11 wrestlers placing, the Roscommon varsity wrestling team took fifth place overall out of 32 teams, and was the Division 3 Champion at the Northern Michigan Wrestling Championships in Gaylord Saturday.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Taxpayers deserve voice in decision

In the Houghton Lake Resorter published on Jan. 19, a legal notice was printed for the State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources. The issue can affect Roscommon County residents especially those in Nester and Richfield Township.  More...

Congrats for successful TUT

Congratulations to Linda Tuck, her in-house staff and all the volunteers whose efforts made Tip-up Town 2012 so successful.  Phyl and Jim Olin  (Volunteers for 18 years, now retired)  Houghton Lake   More...

Health

Hilltop Manor celebrates 20th anniversary

Whether it be for a couple day stay as a patient or for long-term care as a resident, the staff at Hilltop Manor Health Care Center in Roscommon has been providing care to those who need it for many years and 2012 marks the center’s 20th annive More...

The five subtle signs of a stroke

I had a patient come in to my office the other day since he had had another stroke (luckily it was mild and he had no lingering symptoms) and was seeing me as a follow-up from the emergency room visit to make sure he was doing well.  More...

Certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring earned at Mercy

Obstetricians and registered nurses have successfully completed their national certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring at Mercy Hospital Grayling.  More...

Happenings

HELPING BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Employees of North Central Area Credit Union in Roscommon recently donated $1,392 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes. More...

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Sinbad to appear at KCPA

Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts will present two nationally known acts the last weekend in February, Sinbad and the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble.  More...

Wertz Warriors reception to feature former Tiger pitcher Henneman

Tickets are still available for the 8th Annual Community Reception to be held on Feb. 6th at The Limberlost for Wertz Warriors.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the grand prize drawing is expected to be announced at 9:30 p.m.  More...

Education

iPads used at RES to reinforce learning

Shrieks of excitement were heard from Roscommon Elementary School students in Sue Mires’ first grade classroom when their 30 new iPads arrived last week.  “Everyone was screaming,” student Aleia Smith said.  More...

HONORS CHOIR

Houghton Lake High School senior Chloe Cryderman (left), pictured with High School SSAA Honors Choir Conductor Pamela Pierson, sang in the 2011-12 High School SSAA Honors Choir Jan. More...

BOARD APPRECIATION

Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education members were recognized Monday by Superintendent Kevin Murphy (left). More...

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