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Arizona school chief choice of HLCS board

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Tuesday narrowed its search of superintendent candidates to one, Scott Dunsmore, superintendent of Peach Springs Unified School District, Peach Springs, AZ. More...

SIGN OF SUMMER

Mason, 7, Aubrey, 4, and Tessa, 6, Bunn (left to right) ran a lemonade stand on Monday afternoon in an attempt to raise money to purchase balloons. More...

Special Sections

News

TORNADO TRACKS

An area of downed trees in the Huron National Forest near Forest Dunes Golf Course in Crawford County shows damage consistent with a tornado touchdown according to the National Weather Service office More...

Tornado touches down near Forest Dunes

A tornado with wind speeds near 100 mph touched down in a forested area adjacent to the Forest Dunes Golf Course in Crawford County Monday evening, snapping and uprooting trees along a 1.3-mile-long path in the Huron National Forest.  More...

Markey Board hears plan for Channel drainage project

The Markey Township Board heard a presentation on a proposed drain project to address flooding problems on Channel Court and Dale roads during their regular meeting at the township hall June 11.  More...

Business

Bigorowski new insurance agent at Farm Bureau

Brett Bigorowski, of Roscommon, has joined Farm Bureau Insurance as a new agent serving the area from the Barbara Costello Agency, 309 Lake St., Roscommon.  More...

Business, hiring events for veterans planned at Cobo

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting three major events at Detroit’s Cobo Center June 26-29: The National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo, the VA for Vets Hiring Fair and the Veteran Open House. More...

Chemical acquires 21 branches of Independent Bank

Chemical Financial Corporation recently announced that its subsidiary Chemical Bank has entered into an agreement to purchase 21 branches from Independent Bank, including one located at Houghton Lake.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Should be proud of Capt. Walsh

The Resorter’s article last week on Army infantry officer Capt. John Walsh, a 2000 Houghton Lake graduate, was tremendous and informative. More...

Community has its greatness

I do not believe this community knows how great our businesses and Sheriff’s Department is. Week after week the businesses are slammed with requests for help. All businesses cannot help every time, but most do. More...

‘Urge you to sign’ recall petitions

In response to last week’s Letter to the Editor, I urge you to sign the recall petitions. Yes, there are currently recall petitions being circulated around the community. More...

Happenings

TORONGO ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED

Roscommon Middle School students Grant (left) and Dane Smitz were awarded $125 scholarships to attend baseball camps at Central Michigan University this summer from the Richard Torongo Memorial Athle More...

Blood drive brings in donors for Relay for Life

The American Red Cross held its third annual blood drive for Relay for Life Roscommon County June 5 at the Denton Township EMS. While there were 35 successful donors, 43 people attempted to donate blood.  More...

FANTASY 5 JACKPOT WINNER

Patricia Halbritter of Roscommon won the Michigan Lottery Fantasy 5 jackpot of $110,000 from the June 7 drawing. More...

Education

KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIPS

(Above) The Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club scholarships were awarded May 24 at Houghton Lake High School. More...

Kindergarten age bills sent to governor to be signed

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Darwin Booher and Rep. Ray Franz to ensure children are ready for school before they start kindergarten is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.  More...

SUCCESSFUL SEASON

Athletic Director Maureen Whidden presents Houghton Lake High School senior Tim Malcomson with an “It Matters, You Matter” certificate during the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of More...

Breaking News - 6/26/2012 7:57 AM

Dunsmore offered three-year contract - Free Access

At a work session following Superintendent Kevin Murphy’s last regular board meeting, the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday offered Scott Dunsmore, current superintendent of Peach Springs Unified School District (located in Ar More...

Relay for Life 2012 back on Bobcat Field this weekend

Hundreds of participants will come together this weekend, June 23-24, at Houghton Lake High School to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers and pay tribute to those for whom a cure did not come soon enough.  More...

South Branch Township hosts propane fire training

What may have looked like a fire with flames reaching more than 60 feet in the air was actually a propane fire training exercise for firefighters at the South Branch Township Fire Department Tuesday 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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 14:  Mark T. Kolka Jr., 21, Jackson, pleaded guilty to a probation violation and was set to be sentenced June 19.  More...

Sports

Kanaby wins fourth annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run half-marathon Saturday

Valarian Kanaby, 50 of Bad Axe won the fourth annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run half-marathon after crossing the finish line in 1:29:44.8 June 16. His pace of 6:51 per mile placed him first of the 127 runners in the field. More...

Bucks finish 11th at State Golf Tourney

The Roscommon High School varsity golf team finished in 11th place at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 State golf tournament after shooting a 647 over June 15-16 at Forest Akers East Golf Course, East Lansing.  More...

Close participates in the eighth Michigan Senior Olympics

Despite having a pacemaker put in this past December, Edna Close, 77 of Higgins Lake participated in her eighth Michigan Senior Olympics on June 11 at Oakland University, taking home three medals.  More...

Editorial

Culmination of Hope

Our Opinion

For the past 11 months, dozens and dozens of announcements have been run in the Resorter notifying the public of bake sales, car -- and dog -- washes, dinners and other events to benefit Relay for Life.  More...

Music is ‘key’ to lightening the workload

Do you ever get a song stuck in your head without knowing where it came from? More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-JUNE 24, 1887  EDITORIAL   More...

Religion & Family

HARD AT WORK

(Left) FIX volunteers Rachel Baumgardner and Caleb Patterson work on cutting and laying shingles on the roof of a house the group has been working on in Houghton Lake. More...

Smith, Calkins plan September wedding

Autumn Smith, the daughter of Kevin Smith of Grayling and Elizabeth Wahl of Roscommon, and Michael Calkins, the son of Gary and Debra Calkins of Tawas City, announce their engagement to be married Sept. 15, 2012.  More...

Dunlap names daughter Aubree

Kayla Dunlap of Houghton Lake announces the birth of her daughter, Aubree Ann Dunlap.  She was born June 14, 2012, at Otsego Memorial Hospital Birthing Center, Gaylord. More...

Law Enforcement

Robinson facing more charges

Everett A. More...

Stark enters pleas in September 2011, fatal accident

A Houghton Lake man has entered pleas in connection with the Sept. 23, 2011, car accident that claimed the life of Houghton Lake High School eighth grader Jared Lee Miller, 13, Houghton Lake.  More...

Patio furniture reported stolen

The theft of patio furniture was reported June 15 by a Lyon Township man.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, the furniture, valued at $755, was placed outside the previous weekend and when the owners arrived Friday, More...

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