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MARCH OF THE TOP EIGHT

The top eight high school wrestlers in each weight class from all four state divisions participate in the Grand March before the championship round at the Michigan High School Athletic Association In More...

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News

Snowmobiler injured by companion

A snowmobiler was injured Saturday afternoon when his companion ran into him while they were traveling on North St. Helen Road.  More...

St. Helen man sentenced for assault

Randall L. Franks, 27, St. More...

Fire destroys Houghton Lake home March 3

A fire Saturday destroyed a home at Houghton Lake.  Roscommon Township Fire Chief Dick Martin reported that the residence at 6620 West Reilly Road burned to the ground.  More...

Business

Middleton named new Edward Jones financial advisor

Lori L. More...

‘Save to Win’ means money in the bank for participants

Credit union members across Northern Michigan saved more than $560,000 in 2011 through Save to Win, a program that enters members into drawings for prizes, including one annual $100,000 Grand Prize, according to figures released by the Michigan Credi More...

Leesch promoted by Chemical Bank

Karl W. Linebaugh, regional president for Chemical Bank, recently announced the promotion of Scott Leesch to vice president, treasury management specialist.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Innuendo, sensationalization, accusation’ not what anyone wants

[This is in response to Dave Emmons’ “Is anyone paying attention?” letter in last week’s Resorter]  Speaking for Roscommon Township, this township board has not had a raise in five years. More...

Outdoors

DNR Law Enforcement Division celebrates 125 years

The Ides of March is best known as the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated, but it’s a big day in Michigan conservation history, too. More...

DNR seeks volunteer ORV safety instructors

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking qualified applicants to become volunteer off-road vehicle (ORV) safety education instructors.  More...

Leftover spring turkey licenses to go on sale March 12

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters that leftover spring turkey licenses go on sale to unsuccessful applicants on March 12 at 10 a.m. More...

Religion & Family

Funeral protest bill signed into law

The First Amendment rights of mourning families and military funeral service protestors will both be respected under a new law signed Feb. 28 by Governor Rick Snyder.  More...

F.I.X. coalition to assist with rehabilitation projects

Friends in Xrist (X is Greek for ch) or F.I.X. is a new coalition of churches in Roscommon and Crawford counties formed to identify and carry our short term home rehabilitation projects to benefit households in our region.  More...

Savercool, Bauman name daughter Kylee Jane

Alysa Savercool and Robert Bauman of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Kylee Jane, born Feb. 27, 2012.   The baby was born at Mercy Hospital Grayling, weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measuring 19.5 inches.   More...

Education

Preschool fair rescheduled for March 14

The Roscommon County Preschool & Early Childhood Fair originally scheduled for March 1 has been rescheduled for March 14. More...

RMS MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Roscommon Middle School March students of the month were announced March 6. More...

ART AT STATE

Atalie Hebel, an advanced art student and junior at Houghton Lake High School (right) (whose piece, “Tools,” was recently showcased in the Resorter’s Bobcat Pride section – Fe More...

Bobcats, Vikings to meet in District championship - Free Access

The Houghton Lake High School boys’ varsity basketball team will play Grayling in the MHSAA District 63-B championship game March 9 at HLHS. More...

Snownami!!

March came in like a lion with a snowstorm on March 2-3 that dumped eight or more inches of snow across most of Roscommon County and left thousands of residents without power, some of whom did not have power restored until Monday.  More...

Six townships hold annual meetings

About half of the townships in Roscommon County had annual meetings on their agenda in preparation for the new fiscal year 2012-13.  In Gerrish Township, residents gathered March 6 for the 131st annual meeting (see “Homola: Assessing depar More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 17:  Kyle C. Lovenstein, 20, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to third degree criminal sexual conduct and will be sentenced later.  More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton sentenced the following after they pleaded guilty to charges filed against them:  Andrew G. Kaier, 63, St. More...

Sports

Bailey, Noreyko medal at State Finals

Two Roscommon County wrestlers earned their place among the top wrestlers in their weight class during the State Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills last weekend.  Houghton Lake junior Dalton Bailey is the Division 3 Ru More...

Bucks second in JPC with win over Mustangs

The Roscommon High School boys varsity basketball team overcame two 10-point deficits to defeat Meridian 49- 43 in the Jack Pine Conference finale March 2 at Meridian.  “Our seniors led the way tonight as we came back from two 10-point def More...

Vikings end Bucks’ season in girls Districts, 52-34

Girls Districts

Despite leading at the end of the first quarter, the Roscommon High School girls varsity basketball team went cold in the second quarter as Grayling defeated the Bucks 52-34 Feb. More...

Editorial

It’s all about timing

Our Opinion

Timing is everything. This winter has demonstrated that if nothing else.  In December, hopes for a white Christmas came true but warm temperatures and a lack of snow for most of the month was not the business boost the area needed.  More...

Just daydreaming about time to dawdle

“Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future...” Steve  Miller  More...

Appreciate those on front-line all the time

There were lots of yellow ribbons displayed in Roscommon and Crawford counties over the weekend -- but they weren’t tied “round the ole oak tree.”  More...

Health

Medicaid/Medicare ‘dual eligibles’ informational meeting slated

A regional community information forum for Medicaid/Medicare “dual eligibles” and stakeholders will be held March 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, Houghton Lake.  More...

Public Health Summit scheduled for April 10

The third annual Public Health Summit is scheduled to take place on April 10 from 9 a.m. More...

Web event helps caregivers ID depression in aging parents

A free web conference entitled “Depression and Older Adults – What Every Caregiver Should Know” is planned for March 13.  More...

Happenings

Pearsall meets with Battle of Books teams

Members of Houghton Lake’s Battle of the Books teams had the privilege of meeting the author of one of the “battle” books Monday at the Houghton Lake Public Library.  More...

HLPL to host ‘Kirtland’s Warbler’ author Bill Rapai March 13

The Houghton Lake Public Library will present author Bill Rapai and his newly published book, “The Kirtland’s Warbler: The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It,” March 13 at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Slide kicks off St. Patrick’s Day at the Kirtland Center March 16

Kick off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the rollicking, high-energy Irish music of Slide on March 16th at the Kirtland Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m.  More...

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