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Forest Service planning prescribed burns - Free Access

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Murphy: ‘I come to work every day to do my best’

Superintendent Kevin Murphy intends to complete his contract year at Houghton Lake, he told the Resorter Tuesday. More...

Task force to help navigate financial crisis named at RAPS

Less than a week after announcing a projected budget shortfall of $2.1 million by June, 2013, the Roscommon Area Public Schools named a task force to help come up with ideas on how to handle the impending financial crisis. More...

SALVAGING HISTORY

Roscommon Area Historical Society member Jim Garlo holds up one of the door handles from the Terney House in the Village of Roscommon Wednesday morning. More...

Special Sections

News

Bonk recognized by county for years of service

Long-time Roscommon County Clerk Ann Bonk went to her last county commissioner’s meeting on Wednesday.  County commissioners presented her with a plaque in honor of her 27 years of service at their regular meeting. More...

Petitions to put consolidation on ballot being circulated

Citizens for Township Consolidation are currently circulating petitions in hopes of putting the issue of consolidating Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon Townships into a single township, known as Houghton Lake Township, on the November ballot.  More...

Tea Party to meet Monday

The Roscommon Tea Party will meet April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Markey Township Hall.  The Second Amendment to the Constitution will be discussed as well as a general discussion about the current health care bill before the Supreme Court. More...

Editorial

Only you…

Our Opinion

“Only you can prevent forest fires.”  Very few of us have a hard time naming who said those famous words.  Smokey the Bear, of course. More...

OTR FYE (Off the Record For Your Enjoyment)

RAEBNC. Remember these letters.  Although I didn’t realize it about 30-35 years ago, I was actually ahead of my time. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-APRIL 1, 1887  Local Items  No one has as yet secured the contract for driving the Cut and Higgins Lake. Sleighing is going fast. More...

Religion & Family

Wiemer, Peterson plan September wedding

Samantha Wiemer, the daughter of Scott and Leslie Wiemer of Westland, and Zane Peterson, the son of Bob and Sherry Peterson of Prudenville, announce their engagement to be married Sept. 15, 2012, in Livonia. More...

PROVIDING EASTER BASKETS

Forty low income children in the Houghton Lake/Prudenville area will receive Easter baskets thanks to St. Vincent de Paul of Prudenville. More...

Holy Week, Easter services can be listed in Resorter

Any church planning Easter or Holy Week services can call the Resorter to have a listing of their services published in next week’s paper.   Call 366-5341 or e-mail news@houghtonlakeresorter.com with details. More...

Education

RMS students celebrate pi day

March 14 is a special day in the world of math as its numerical date is 3.14 or pi (p). In celebration of Pi Day the eighth grade students at Roscommon Middle School in Deanna Jones’ classes set aside time to experiment with pi.  More...

Roscommon High School Artists

Megan Milnes, 11th grade More...

“MARCH IS READING MONTH” STORY TIME AT RES

As part of “March is Reading Month,” Roscommon Elementary School Principal Mort Meier read to Deann Gross’ kindergarten class. More...

Breaking News - 4/2/2012 12:59 PM

Bigfoot hunters coming to Houghton Lake - Free Access

The the national TV series “Finding Bigfoot” will film a “town hall meeting” at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse April 5. The meeting will be an open forum discussion with the show’s bigfoot/sasquatch research team. Doors open at 6 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 4/2/2012 8:56 AM

REM authorized for charter contract from LSSU - Free Access

Rural Education Matters was informed on March 29 that the Lake Superior State University Charter Authorization Committee has recommended a charter contract for the Charleton Heston Academy for the 2012-2013 academic year. More...

Murphy’s contract not renewed by HLCS

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

Mary Murphy hopes board, community can unite

Mary Murphy, wife of Superintendent Kevin Murphy, spoke to the Resorter Tuesday following the board of education’s decision Monday not to renew her husband’s contract. More...

Kirtland athletics get one year reprieve

Firebird athletics will continue at Kirtland Community College, at least for the next year, the Board of Trustees decided March 22 in a split vote.  More...

Egg scramble, bike give-a-way at CRAF Center

A total of 6,800 Easter eggs are stuffed and waiting to be gathered during the Higgins Lake/Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Great Egg Scramble and Bike Give-A-Way. The scramble will take place March 31 at 11 a.m. at the CRAF Center.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Final football, cheerleading sign up today

The last chance to sign up to play football or cheerlead for the Houghton Lake Jaguars this fall will be held today (Thursday) at the Houghton Lake Public Library. Sign up will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

SUCCESSFUL SIXTH GRADE SEASON

  The Houghton Lake sixth grade travel basketball team recently concluded play with a 26-8 overall record.  More...

Bucks open softball season with two wins

The Roscommon High School varsity softball team opened its season with two victories, 9-8 and 8-2, over McBain March 26 in Roscommon. More...

Letters to the Editor

Recognize, appreciate doctors for service

Friday, March 30 is recognized as National Doctor’s Day, a special day that is set aside each year to commemorate the more than 950,000 physicians in the United States for their strong commitment to the health and wellbeing of our nation’ More...

FOIA of W-2’s explained

For the last three years I have requested under the Freedom of Information Act the W-2 wages for all [Richfield] township employees which is the information that I “cycle.” This year’s format was different than prior years and the l More...

Bill ‘affects us all’

Anyone using Michigan’s inland waterways needs to know the negative effect SB-778 may have on them, their property, communities and local economy.  It’s a another ploy introduced by a special interest group negatively impacting state More...

Happenings

Scouts vie for automotive glory during Pinewood Derby

Cub scouts from Packs 3944 Roscommon and 3980 St. More...

‘Hair of Fame’ 2012 KCC Hair Show

A flapper’s dark waves, Marilyn Monroe’s luscious locks, Gene Simmons’ frazzled mane, Blondie’s bouncy bob, Vanilla Ice’s detailed buzz and Lady Gaga’s hair bow all graced the stage of Kirtland Community College&rs More...

Grant helps create awareness of land conservancy group

The Roscommon County Community Foundation recently provided a grant to the Higgins Lake Land Conservancy (HLLC) to help pay for the cost of a Higgins Lake Land Conservancy awareness magazine.  More...

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