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Sunday afternoon update: Power outages lead to shelters being opened - Free Access

The Resorter received the following notice Sunday afternoon: Red Cross Shelter and warming station: Due to continuing power outages around Roscommon County, a Red Cross shelter has been established in the Richfield Township Hall in St. More...

Evaluation leaves Murphy with mixed reviews

Completing a lengthy evaluation process, the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education reviewed Superintendent Kevin Murphy’s midyear evaluation Monday. He received a composite score of 2.7 out of a total of four. More...

KCC bringing businesses together in regional event

Kirtland Community College President Dr. Thomas Quinn is calling the Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After-hours event “a kind of show and tell” for businesses in the area.  More...

Four Roscommon County wrestlers headed to State Individual tourney this weekend

When the lights go up at The Palace of Auburn Hills for the 2012 State Individual Wrestling Tournament March 1, there will be four wrestlers representing Roscommon County among the sport’s top competitors in the state. More...

Special Sections

News

Denton Township firefighter, EMT dies suddenly while doing what he ‘loved’

Longtime Denton Township firefighter and EMT Jerry Wetherell, 74, Prudenville, died suddenly Feb. More...

‘Alone in the Wilderness, Part 2’ to air March 1 on WCMU

Celebrate WCMU’s Festival 2012 with part 2 of the hit film “Alone in the Wilderness.”  More...

Former owners suspects in breaking and entering

State Police at Houghton Lake investigated a breaking and entering which occurred Feb. More...

Business

Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors expands with merger

Coldwell Banker Classic Realty of Higgins Lake and Bonnie Odell announced this week their merger with the Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Realtors.  More...

JOINS COLDWELL BANKER SCHMIDT

Pete Middleton recently joined the Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Realtors Houghton Lake Office as realtor associate. More...

BAILEY JOINS COLDWELL BANKER SCMIDT

Tom Bailey recently joined Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors of Houghton Lake as associate broker. Bailey, and his wife Debbie, are longtime residents of the area. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer disgusted by unsanitary behavior

I am apparently the only person in this community who has a huge disgust for a behavior I see on a regular basis. More...

Writer cannot vote Republican

I’ve watched the debate cycle from day one and steadily watched the Republicans make a mockery of themselves.  More...

Is anyone paying attention?

Have you been reading the township meeting minutes lately? Let’s start with Denton Township in the Feb. 16th Resorter. They are going to raise all the non-resident EMS fees. More...

Religion & Family

KING CENTENARIANS

King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community residents Doris Menzies (left) and Helen Pastula have both made it past the 100 year mark. Menzies is 101 years old and was born Aug. 2, 1910. More...

Markey Church to offer study of the New Testament

The Rev. Dr. Jim Kent, lead pastor of Markey Community Baptist Church, has announced that the church will be offering a 10-week survey of the New Testament beginning on Sunday, March 4.  More...

Sopscaks celebrate golden anniversary

David and Arlene Sopscak of Roscommon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 26.  The Sopscaks were married on Feb. 26, 1962, in the home of her parents, Paul and Marie Boeckler, on the AuSable River. More...

Education

Kindergarten Round-up set for March 21

Collins Elementary School’s Kindergarten Round-up will be held March 21.  Children with last names beginning with A through L will be asked to register for school at 6 p.m. More...

Mitchell on dean’s list at Elmhurst

Roscommon’s Stephanie Mitchell was recently named to the dean’s list at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL, for the fall term, 2011.  To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn at least a 3.75 grade point average. More...

Houghton Lake High School Honor Roll

9th Grade All A Honor Roll  Cassandra Bertetto, Morgan Brandel, Julia Hallauer, Jennifer Hendershott, Courtney Lee  9th Grade A/B Honor Roll  More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2012 8:57 AM

TUESDAY, 9 A.M. UPDATE: Shelter, warming station closed - Free Access

TUESDAY, MARCH 6 UPDATE - 9 A.M. From the Roscommon County Emergency Management PIO: The St. Helen Red Cross Shelter and the warming station at Gerrish Township Hall in Roscommon County have been closed. More...

Breaking News - 3/5/2012 4:33 PM

Road weight restrictions to take effect March 6 - Free Access

According to Roscommon County Road Commission Manager Tim O'Rourke, weight restrictions for Roscommon County roads will begin tomorrow, March 6 at 8 a.m. More...

Bailey second in the state; Noreyko fifth- Saturday 9:15 p.m. Update - Free Access

Houghton Lake's Dalton Bailey finished second at the state meet. He lost to Dillon Francisco in the finals by a final score of 11-0. Roscommon's Dustin Noreyko finished 5th at the state meet. More...

Roscommon County opts for Romney

Voters in Roscommon County Tuesday followed the statewide trend, choosing Mitt Romney over his main Republican rival, Rick Santorum, according to unofficial results.  County-wide Romney received 45.8% of the vote among Republican voters with a t More...

Elected officials’ benefits questioned

During the Village of Roscommon council meeting on Feb. 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...

Sports

Predicted storm moves basketball game up - Free Access

Special Announcements from Roscommon High School 3/2/2012 Tonight’s JV Boys basketball game against Meridian has been canceled. The Varsity Boys basketball game against Meridian is still on and it will start at 6:00 pm. at Meridian High School. More...

Noreyko’s wrestling success a family effort

Roscommon High School senior Dustin Noreyko has been carrying double his own weight for many years now, as he’s climbed the mountain of high school wrestling, and is about to compete at the Individual State Wrestling Tournament for his fourth a More...

Coaches vs. Cancer raises over $2,800

On the court last Friday night, Houghton Lake and Roscommon battled in both boys and girls basketball games. Off the court, the teams battled something different: cancer.  In the four years the Coaches vs. More...

Editorial

Lessons to be learned in ‘factual’ trivia

Most people who waste their time reading my rantings and ramblings consider what I have to say as useless trivia. So, if you feel that way, let me give you some extremely important factual trivia of historical nature.  More...

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Help to be had

Developing, supporting and growing businesses in Roscommon County is the focus of area chambers of commerce and the Roscommon County Economic Development Corporation, among others.  The agencies will be getting some help regionally from Kirtland More...

Outdoors

TOP SHOTS AT FINGER NIPPER

With a high temperature of 28 degrees, the annual Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club “Finger Nipper” lived up to its name. More...

Full moon snowshoe hike at Hartwick Pines March 8

Strap on your snowshoes for a full moon snowshoe hike at Hartwick Pines State Park on March 8.  Since the area has finally received a decent amount of snow, Hartwick Pines will end their winter programs with a final snowshoe hike to enjoy the ne More...

TO SPEAK AT 18TH WILD GAME DINNER

Outdoor Magazine Host Mike Avery (pictured with a black bear he bagged with a crossbow) will be the featured speaker at Roscommon Baptist Church’s 18th annual Wildgame Dinner on March 12 at Bam More...

Happenings

Battle of the Books elimination battles set for March 10

the Roscommon Middle School Library. The BOB elimination battle will be held March 10 at 1 p.m. at Roscommon Elementary School where teams will compete for spot in the top three. Teams that place in the top three will move on to the final battle. More...

Three business networking opportunities to be held in March

Three business related events will take place in the county during March to help business owners improve their business plans, voice their business related concerns and network.  More...

‘Boogie’ at the Knights of Columbus Hall on March 4

A new event called the “Back Door Boogie” will be held March 4 from 4-8 p.m. More...

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