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Don Jernigan’s life a commitment to family, St. Helen community

His wife and sister-in-law said it best, St. Helen resident Don Jernigan’s hobby was his family and community and he put them first until he died on Feb. More...

RHS WINTER CARNIVAL CANDIDATES

Roscommon High School seniors nominated for Winter Carnival King and Queen are (front row, from left) Elizabeth Gendernalik, Tamara James, Haley Rohde, Dallas James, Kayla Hawkins, (back row, from le More...

Special Sections

News

Forest Service announces decision on proposed ban

The U.S. More...

RCRC manager calls ‘mild winter’ a positive for budget

Roscommon County Road Commission Manager Tim O’Rourke is projecting a fund balance of $2.7 million at the end of 2012, thanks to the sparse winter the county has experienced so far. More...

Program sponsorships sought

Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson recently announced the sheriff’s office is continuing its commitment to child safety by offering its annual Drug and Safety Program.  More...

Editorial

What’s the big deal?

Our Opinion

It was announced in late January that Alaska Airlines would no longer include prayer cards on the meal trays it serves passengers. It was a practice it had been doing since the 1980s.  More...

Shakespeare on current politics: ‘a sorry sight’

William Shakespeare (1554-1616) was definitely a man ahead of his time. He had today’s U.S. politicians and political system figured out a long time ago. More...

Organizers update consolidation efforts

Guest Opinion

We would like to start this article by saying that without the volunteers that we have had over the last four years that this process would have never gotten where it is today. Thanks for your help!  More...

Outdoors

Regional deer advisory team to meet for first time Feb. 11

The inaugural meeting of the Northern Lower Regional Deer Advisory Team (NLRDAT) is set for Saturday, Feb. 11. The meeting will be held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center, 2650 I-75 Business Loop, Grayling, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Happenings

‘The Interlopers’ last of three films in Wheeler’s latest movie series

Roscommon Director-Producer Paul J. Wheeler recently wrapped up filming on his latest film project, entitled “On the Devil’s Watch.”  More...

Roscommon Area Cinema Group seeks film-making participants

Roscommon resident Paul Wheeler formed the Roscommon Area Cinema Group as a result of his two film series, “The Chekhov Shorts Project” and “On the Devil’s Watch.”  More...

TOP FISH

Collins Elementary students displayed their Tip-up Town fish artwork in the hallway at school. Judges chose the fish pictured as the “top fish” for each grade. More...

Law Enforcement

Police seek info on stolen snowmobile

State Police are looking for information on the theft of a snowmobile from hunting property in the Houghton Lake area which occurred this week.  Trooper Scott Bates said the 1997 Yamaha sled was taken between noon on Feb. 6 and noon on Feb. 7. More...

Education

An Enriching Day

To cap off Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 29 through Feb. 3) last Friday, students in all grades at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Prudenville participated in Enrichment Day activities.  More...

SECOND MARKING PERIOD PERFECT

Pictured are most of the 56 Collins Elementary students who had perfect attendance for the second marking period. More...

G-H/Roscommon Alumni offering scholarships

The Gerrish-Higgins/Roscommon Alumni Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to Kirtland Community College.  More...

Squirrel cause of power outage - Free Access

A power outage affected more than 6,000 Consumers Energy customers in Roscommon County Thursday. More...

Pedestrian killed on M-55 Feb. 4

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...

Bonk announces retirement as clerk

Roscommon County Clerk Ann Bonk recently announced she is retiring and submitted her resignation, effective March 30, after more than 30 years of service with the county.  Bonk told the Resorter in a phone interview Wednesday that she is retirin More...

‘No significant snow’ in sight as wacky weather continues

“From a winter economics standpoint, it’s been pretty bad,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Keysor of the NWS Gaylord Weather Forecast Office of the lack of snow for winter sports this season.  More...

A WEEK OF SERVICE

The staff and students of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Prudenville pose for a picture Monday with items they collected to help area service organizations during Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 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

Court News

83rd District Court

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

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Jan. 1 through 31:  Roscommon County Sheriff  Driving with a suspended/revoked license, first offense: Amanda J. More...

Sports

Successful Saturday for youth wrestlers, again

Another Saturday of wrestling equaled another bundle of medals for the Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling program. At Evart Feb. 4, 17 of 20 Houghton Lake Youth Wrestlers brought home medals.  More...

Bucks score ‘ugly win,’ put together three in a row

Coming off a win over Houghton Lake Feb. 1 (see page C1), the Roscommon varsity boys basketball team are on a three-game winning streak after beating Farwell and Pinconning.  RHS 37, Pinny 31  More...

Women’s tourney planned Feb. 18 at Goodyear Lanes

The USBC Women’s Bowling Association will be hosting a 9-pin no tap singles tournament on Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and on Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writers questions evaluation survey

I received this survey link (www.surveymonkey.com/s/8MYNX9J) through the Houghton Lake Community Schools’ e-mail distribution list.  More...

Correction

In last week’s Letters to the Editor, a paragraph of the letter “Taxpayers deserve voice in decision” written by Judy Nestor of Nester Township was omitted. More...

Religion & Family

Houghton Lake man walking after spinal collapse

Something was happening to Roger Wojtylko.  The 64-year-old Houghton Lake resident said it was about May of 2011 that he noticed things were changing. He had been doing some painting upstairs when he started dropping his brush. More...

Experienced sister looking after faith at Our Lady of the Lake

In her 50th jubilee year as a Dominican, Sister Linda Schoenborn is back at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School and Parish in Prudenville, this time charged with faith formation for children and adults.  More...

Jury, Fiechtner wed in Petoskey

Elise Jury, daughter of Arlene Jury and the late Jack Jury, Houghton Lake, and Benjamin Gehler Fiechtner, son of Dr. Justus Fiechtner and Karlene Gehler, Okemos, were united in marriage July 23, 2011, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Petoskey. More...

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