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EVERYTHING BUT THE SWIMMING

“It’s our first trip to the beach this year, minus the swimming,” said Stacy Bidstrup (above) as she pushed her son Isaiah, 3, on a swing at the Heights Park Beach in Roscommon Town More...

School consolidation on agenda

The venue for the Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education March 21 meeting was moved from the board office to the Roscommon High School cafeteria as the board expected a larger than usual crowd to be in attendance for a discussion of their b More...

Closed meeting a no-go for HLCS

A special meeting of the Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday was short-lived when board members, who had convened for the purpose of going into a closed session, failed to approve a motion to enter into the closed meeting. More...

Special Sections

News

Man rescued March 15 from Higgins Lake ice

Gerrish Township Police officers were dispatched to the Higgins Lake road end of Magnolia near Old Point Comfort March 15 at about 6:45 p m. for a man who had fallen through the ice. More...

Gerrish Township police recognized for service to park

Gerrish Township Police Chief Brian Hill accepted an award in East Lansing March 14 that was presented to the department from the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contributions and unselfi More...

One car approved, one on hold for Gerrish officers

Gerrish Township officials March 13 spent much of their time on issues related to the township’s police department, including the purchase of a new patrol car and establishing an emergency response fee ordinance. More...

Business

Chemical Bank celebrates 95 years of community banking

Chemical Bank marked its 95th anniversary last week. The bank first opened its doors as Chemical State Savings Bank on March 14, 1917. More...

MDOT seeks comments on public involvement plan

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking comments by April 30 on a public involvement plan for revising the state’s long-range transportation plan. More...

MDOT makes it easier to share Mi Drive traffic info

Just in time for construction season, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has introduced a new feature on Mi Drive, the department’s traffic data web site. More...

Editorial

Lifesaving decisions

Our Opinion

The Michigan Senate passed a bill recently that would ban hands-on cell phone use by new drivers. More...

Come together to ‘help others live well’

Serious poverty and hunger feed off each other. Add homelessness, and you have a recipe for a growing problem. In Roscommon County, the problem has reached a level of serious proportions, in my opinion. More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week’s results Should Houghton Lake School Board members serve four- or six-year terms? Four-76%Six-24% This week’s question More...

Health

New ‘Neoprobe’ assists WBRMC surgeons staging breast cancer

West Branch Regional Medical Center recently installed a “Neoprobe” gamma detector to help surgeons stage cancer of the breast. More...

Hospice of Helping Hands adds two new staff members

Hospice of Helping Hands, Inc. has announced the addition of two new staff members: Marie Marshall and Carrie Rasmusson, LLBSW. More...

DRUG DROP BOX

The Gerrish Township Police Department, in conjunction with the township’s Advisory Community Team-Neighbors on Watch (ACT NOW) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), has established a More...

Happenings

Rosco team takes Battle of the Books title

Twelve teams. Ten books. Three rounds. The 2012 finale of the Battle of the Books March 17 had suspense, drama and excitement, many of the elements that make for a good book. More...

K of C to host Spring Fling

The Roscommon Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace Council, 165 West Federal Highway, Roscommon, will sponsor a Spring Fling May 12. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Public meeting planned on watershed project

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) will hold a meeting March 28 on a new upper watershed project to be conducted in the Muskegon River Watershed area of Roscommon and Missaukee Counties. More...

Law Enforcement

One arraigned in retail fraud investigation

An Alma woman was arraigned in 83rd District Court March 12 on a retail fraud charge stemming from an investigation by Denton Township Police of thefts from the Houghton Lake Walmart. Jennifer D. More...

Breaking News - 3/26/2012 8:36 PM

Murphy's contract not renewed - Free Access

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education tonight (Monday) voted not to approve a two-year contract for Superintendent Kevin Murphy. His contract is set to expire June 30. More...

Breaking News - 3/26/2012 3:12 PM

RAPS to form task force Tuesday - Free Access

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education has scheduled a meeting to form a task force to help it navigate its looming budget shortfall. The special board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 3/22/2012 3:22 PM

No support for consolidation plan voiced at meeting - Free Access

No support was voiced by a crowd made up of over 300 staff, students and concerned community members gathered in the Roscommon High School cafeteria on the evening of March 21 for a plan involving consolidation of schools put forward during a meeting More...

Record temps mean early fire season

Most residents of Roscommon County have been rejoicing at the recent record breaking warm weather, but with every silver lining there comes a cloud, and here it has been an early beginning to the wildfire season. More...

For potential sewer

Feasibility study application to be submitted

During a joint meeting between Gerrish, Lyon and Beaver Creek Townships on March 20, township representatives met to discuss the future of a feasibility study for a potential sewer collection system at Higgins Lake. More...

HLHS students to present ‘Legally Blonde’ for three shows this weekend

Houghton Lake High School students will present three performances of “Legally Blonde The Musical” this weekend in the high school auditorium. Set for March 23, 24 and 25, the Friday and Saturday shows are slated for 7 p m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edwin Oscar Doty - 2014-10-16
Michael Floyd Bentley - 2014-10-16
George Nelson Fields - 2014-10-16

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, Roscommon, Feb. 17: More...

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Feb. More...

Sports

Tarnowski wins two trips to podium in SnoX finale

With temperatures hanging in the mid-80’s and not a cloud in the sky, the Nielsen Enterprise Grand Finale snowmobile race in Lake Geneva, WI last weekend was in serious jeopardy of cancellation. More...

Pool Standings

Senior Pool LeagueMarch 19Long Branch 95Eddie’s 2 89/XKilkare 1 84/9Kilkare 2 82/6Spikehorns 1 82/9Shenanigan’s 71/9Back Door 1 71/10Zone 18 67/4Back Door 2 65/6Eddie’s 1 64/9NorthShore 1 60/5NorthShore 2 58/9Anchor Inn 55/6Sp More...

March Booster winners named

The March winners of the Houghton Lake Bobcat Booster 200 Club drawing were Carolyn Bartholomew, Amber Sergeant and Tara Mainville, $25 each and Ellen Butler, $125. More...

Letters to the Editor

Annual assessment could fix USPS

One of the reasons the USPS (United States Postal Service) is hemorrhaging, is declining package delivery and first class mailings. The service needs a really big fix! More...

Help President Obama retire to speaking circuit

He has a beautiful voice, good looking, impeccable appearance, educated, talented speaker. He makes a crowd com laugh, has a beautiful family -- that is our young president. More...

Party chair: Political affiliations matter in election

It’s that time again when we select new representatives to give voice to and address our needs and beliefs as members of government. Some say, that in these small communities where we live, that political affiliations don’t matter. More...

Outdoors

Restoring History

The Park Store building at the South Higgins Lake State Park, one of the many buildings constructed around Northern Michigan by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the depths of the Great Depression, has stood the test of time, but not witho More...

Master Anglers proves 2011 was great year for big salmon

Word around the west side of the state last summer was that big salmon were back. More...

Four to draw for $50,000, new boat in ‘Wally’ contest

Four lucky anglers will get a chance at $50,000 and a new boat after catching a tagged fish in the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s Wally the Walleye and Betty the Bass Contest. More...

Religion & Family

Burnses celebrate golden anniversary

James and Kathleen Burns of Prudenville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 3. The Burnses were married March 3, 1962, at the St. Benedict Catholic Church in Waterford. More...

Markey Church to present family film, ‘Courageous’

Markey Church will present the movie, “Courageous,” March 24 at 6 p m. The showing is free and open to the public. More...

Messiah Lutheran breakfast buffet to benefit Relay

Messiah Lutheran Church is raising money for Relay for Life by planning a breakfast buffet at Fred’s of Roscommon April 1 (Palm Sunday). Thebreakfastissetfor9am.to1 p m. More...

Education

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month for February at Collins Elementary School are (front, left to right) Ava Boggs, preschool; Renee Dipzinski and Devon Harms, kindergarten; Taylor Murphy and Maddox Mead, first gr More...

OLLRCS PRIDE

Faith. Academics. Service.

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School More...

RES gets a lesson in economics with the Acting Up! Theater Company

Roscommon Elementary School fourth graders took to the stage on March 16 and taught their fellow classmates a lesson in economics with the Acting Up! Theater Company. More...

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