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Breaking News - 5/28/2012 6:39 AM

Robinson caught Monday morning - Free Access

Escaped inmate Everett Robinson has been apprehended.  Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson said he was caught south of Railroad Grade Road and east of F97 earlier this morning.  An 11:30 a.m. More...

Memorial Day events planned over weekend, beyond

Somber and celebratory services and events will take place Memorial Day weekend and beyond in Roscommon County.  VFW and American Legion  The Charles M. More...

Roscommon graduation tonight

Commencement exercises will be held tonight (Thursday, May 24) for the Roscommon High School Class of 2012.  Students will walk across the stage andreceivetheirdiplomasata7p.m. ceremony in the high school gymnasium.  More...

Special Sections

News

‘Putting for Patriots’ at Pirate’s Cove

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, 1256 West West Branch Road (M-55), Prudenville, will join in the annual Putting for Patriots program.  More...

HLCS board member recall petition language approved

Three Houghton Lake Community School Board of Education members now have an official recall petition against them as the Roscommon County Election Commission has deemed the petition language clear enough, based on state statutory requirements.  More...

AMVETS Lodge plans poker run, pig roast Sunday

The AMVETS Higgins Lake Lodge will be hosting a poker run during the Ride Across Michigan for Hospitalized Veterans on May 27.  Registration for the event will begin at 10 a.m. and the ride will start at 11 a.m. More...

Sports

Gold over Orange in Markey church softball battle

In a battle of Markeys, Markey Gold beat Markey Orange 21-14 in Roscommon County Christian Softball League action Tuesday night. With the win, Markey Gold is now the only undefeated team in the league at 3-0. More...

PLOP, PLOP, WIN

(Left) Malory Gokee, (left) farm hand at Walker Valley Farms, Roscommon, and Roscommon High School senior Todd Martin, hold an $820 check for Mick Borst, winner of the fourth annual Roscommon High Sc More...

Bucks split with Alcona, drop two against Beavers

The Roscommon varsity baseball team split with Alcona in their double header May 21, winning game one 2-4 and losing game two 18-5.  Michael Faulkner pitched three innings for the Bucks and Sawyer Harris finished on the mound in game one.  More...

Editorial

Greater purpose

Our Opinion

While Memorial Day is widely celebrated as the kick off to summer, its serves a much greater purpose.  More...

Some stories stick with you, Lauer says

In the news business, sometimes stories stick with you, even after covering hundreds of events and people over a span of many years.  More...

‘Effort, teamwork’ in the workplace

A couple months ago, I strolled into the office of your newspaper, the Houghton Lake Resorter, on a Wednesday afternoon to chat with Eric Hamp, publisher and editor. More...

Religion & Family

‘MADE IN AMERICA’

The Mikenauk Chorale under the direction of Marti Christie McConnell opens a concert entitled “Made In America” at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Saturday evening with “The A More...

Camp Westminster receives 2012 Green Leaf Seal

Camp Westminster, located on Higgins Lake, has received the 2012 Green Leaf Seal from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Environmental Ministries and the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association.  The honor speaks to the great c More...

Eva, Fitzpatrick to wed in June

Mike and Barbara Eva of Roscommon announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianne Elizabeth Eva to Tristan R. M. More...

Education

LUNCH IS SERVED

Houghton Lake High School seniors Jordan Ward (left) and Matt Herriman load up their plates at the annual senior cook-out May 18. As is tradition, the Jazz Band (not pictured) played during the lunch hours. More...

SENIOR TRADITION

Houghton Lake High School Principal Brent Cryderman and Assistant Principal Sue Milner work the grill May 18 at the annual senior cookout. More...

OLD 27 CLEANED BY HLCE

The civics class at Houghton Lake Community Education cleaned up a three mile stretch of Old U.S. 27 on May 5. The class spruced up the area south of Snowbowl Road. More...

Breaking News - 5/29/2012 1:31 PM

Dive teams continue to search Houghton Lake for missing man - Free Access

Roscommon County Dive Team members are continuing the search today for a 39-year-old male believed to have drowned in Houghton Lake. More...

Breaking News - 5/28/2012 9:13 PM

Dive teams repond to possible double drowning on Houghton Lake - Free Access

Members from the Roscommon County Dive Team and other agencies responded to a call on Houghton Lake earlier this (Monday) evening of a possible double drowning. More...

Breaking News - 5/28/2012 2:09 PM

Authorities say Robinson taken into custody without incident - Free Access

The week-long manhunt for Everett Robinson, who had escaped police custody May 21, ended early this (Monday) morning. More...

RAPS to keep all three buildings open

Roscommon Area Public Schools will keep its three schools in operation through the 2012-2013 school year.  The decision came after a task force, made up of a broad range of community members, presented a list of recommendations for dealing with More...

LOST IN FLAMES

Firefighters from Roscommon, Lake, Denton and Lyon townships responded to this fire at the home of the Mark Souder family at 141 Questview Dr., Houghton Lake, Friday evening. 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court, Roscommon:  Travis M. Goodrich, 30, Rosebush, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of larceny between $1,000 and $20,000. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 1:  David W. More...

82nd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 82nd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of April 1 through 30:   Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office  Minor in possession (misdemeanor): Michael G. Harvey, $160; and Jessica L. More...

Business

ANGELO’S PARTY STORE

Lou Tomma, his wife Maria and their son Angelo, 15 months, are the owners of Angelo’s Party Store (formerly Deadstream Party Store) at 2506 N. Harrison Rd. (Old 27) at Houghton Lake. More...

THANKING WALMART

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently recognized Walmart and its manager, Jim VanSice, for its donations to the Houghton Lake club and district. More...

UNITY TREE

The Unity Tree Specialty Shop recently opened in Fay’s Plaza in Prudenville at 2645 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55). More...

Letters to the Editor

Managing docks needs to be ‘well conceived’

com As reported in the Resorter Gerrish and Lyon townships are taking very different www. approaches to allow the placement of privately owned docks at road ends. houghtonla These docks will be public docks under  More...

‘Complete discussion’ needed with renewals

Voters clearly showed on May 8, 2012 that the Houghton Lake community agrees to place the best interest of our children’s education as the utmost priority.  More...

Outdoors

Second Voyage of Discovery ‘closes the loop’

“Approaching the Houghton Lake control structure, where the Voyage of Discovery started last year, was pretty emotional, it closed the loop from last year’s trip,” said John Krause, co-leader of a three-day canoe trip which started More...

ORV’s, riders roll into St. Helen at ‘start of summer’ event

About 150 ORV’s of all sorts and styles appeared in St. Helen’s Summer Kick-off ORV Parade May 19. From quads to dune buggies to ATVs to Jeeps, the parade had it all. More...

Trestle Park ‘friends’ seeking members, funds

Prudenville’s future Trestle Park, although weeks from construction, already has some “friends.”  Mary and Bob Michela, Prudenville, along with Jean Schneider, a member of the Pen & Palette Club, have formed the Friends of More...

Happenings

Zip Line Video - Free Access

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‘Fill the Truck’ a success for animal shelter

Over 1,000 pounds of donations and $230 was raised for the Roscommon County Animal Shelter at a “Fill the Truck” event held at Houghton Lake Glen’s Market on May 12.  Blankets, collars, leashes, bowls and toys as well as 900 po More...

‘Diabetes Bingo’ planned June 6

Mercy Hospital Grayling Certified Diabetes Educator Rhonda Haske will host free Diabetes Bingo on June 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Features

Prudenville vet served with Flying Tigers in China

Military service can take you places and for Kenneth R. Calkins, 95, of Prudenville, that included North Africa, India and China. Joining the U.S. More...

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