June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

RAPS deficit $1.6 million

Board dips into fund balance

The Roscommon Area Public Schools voted to adopt a budget proposed for the 2012/13 school year that included a projected deficit of $1,672,882 during the board’s regular meeting June 20.  More...

HAIRY REACTIONS

Nathan Talbot, soon-to-be-sixth grader, and his sister, Ella, soon-to-bethird grader, react to getting their hair cut together on the Relay stage by Dawn Rondo (left) and Kristina McNally (right), bo More...

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News

Synthetic marijuana banned under bills signed by Snyder

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills banning synthetic marijuana, also known as “K2” or “Spice,” June 19.  More...

FLAG-RAISING

Houghton Lake VFW 4034 Quartermaster Jerry Kilburn leads the flag-raising ceremony June 20 at the Houghton Lake Ambulance Hall. More...

County holds meeting on consolidation ballot requirements, June 22

Roscommon County officials hosted a meeting June 22 with the clerks of Markey, Lake, Roscommon and Denton townships on ballot requirements related to the proposal to consolidate the four townships.  More...

Business

NEW RESTAURANT

Kari Valentine (left) and Keno Naylor are the owners of Hero’s II, a new restaurant at 9982 West Higgins Lake Dr. More...

Michigan veterans eligible for job training under program

Governor Rick Snyder is urging eligible Michigan veterans to apply for a new federal program that will cover the cost of up to one year of training for in-demand jobs. More...

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

Silver Dollar Express at 9963 West Higgins Lake Drive is open again under new management with a newly remodeled interior. More...

Letters to the Editor

Marina not ‘boondoggle’

This letter is in response to Mr. Ostergren’s reference to the “$3 million marina boondoggle” in the June 14 edition of the Resorter.  More...

Obama’s promise, executive order both false

Barack Obama has used his health care “reform” law to expand abortion coverage and then tried to hide it from the American people.  More...

Legislature not ‘duped’ or ‘conned’

Mr. Ostergren’s letter in the June 21 Resorter regarding PA 56 continues many years of misinformation about our road ends. I try to provide facts for better understanding. Mr. Ostergren repeats the failed arguments of the past.  More...

Religion & Family

Outdoor radio host to speak in Roscommon

Roscommon Baptist Church will host guest speaker Gerry Caillouet, host of the “God’s Great Outdoors” radio program.  Caillouet will speak at 11 a.m. More...

Walking art tour showcasing 12 children’s chairs

The Clare County Arts Council is showing 12 painted and decorated children’s chairs in windows of participating businesses in downtown Clare.  On July 12, the chairs will be moved and displayed for a silent auction during the July 14 garde More...

Immanuel Baptist sale this weekend

Immanuel Baptist School will host a garage sale June 28-30 at 2794 West Maplehurst Dr., Roscommon (four miles north of the South State Park and one mile east of Higgins Lake).  The indoor sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. More...

Law Enforcement

Robinson bound over on one of several charges

Everett A. Robinson, 29, Roscommon, was bound over to Circuit Court after a preliminary examination was held on a charge of felonious assault.  More...

Gorbachow enters no contest pleas

A Higgins Lake man has pleaded no contest to most of the charges filed against him in connection with an Aug. 20, 2011, shooting of a 60-year-old Houghton Lake man in Lake Township.   More...

Education

‘IT MATTERS, YOU MATTER’

Houghton Lake Community Schools Athletic Director Maureen Whiddon presented Diane Smith, Susan Bockelman and Vicki Burnside (from left) with “It Matters, You Matter” certificates during t More...

MSU Extension launches new web site, features daily updates

Whether you’re a grower wondering what Mother Nature will deliver, a parent wondering what types of youth programs are available in your area, or an employee planning for retirement, a Michigan State University Extension educator can help.  More...

COOR ISD

Great Start Early Childcare Program received an $800 grant from the Roscommon County Community Foundation’s Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund, administered by the Youth Advisory Council. More...

Breaking News - 6/29/2012 11:15 AM

'Red flag' warning issued today - Free Access

The National Weather Service, Gaylord, has issued a “red flag” warning today (Friday) for several northern Michigan counties, including Roscommon County. More...

Fireworks begin Saturday

There will be three chances to view Fourth of July fireworks this year in Roscommon County as St. Helen, Houghton Lake and Roscommon will hold their displays on separate evenings.  St. Helen  More...

July 4th Fireworks

St.Helen, June 30th Houghton Lake, July 3rd Roscommon, July 4th

Houghton Lake  Houghton Lake’s Independence Day fireworks display is set for July 3.  The annual display will be shot from the Houghton Lake Airport at dusk. Parking for the display is traditionally in the Kmart parking lot. More...

HLCS board approves Dunsmore’s contract

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

State Police ‘thank community’ for 75 years at Houghton Lake

State Police Post 72 (formerly Post 75) opened its doors to the community to celebrate 75 years at Houghton Lake June 20.  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

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  More...

Sports

Goodwin to lead HLHS varsity cagers

Houghton Lake High School 2005 graduate Jeff Goodwin has been named the head coach of the HLHS varsity boys basketball team by Athletic Director Maureen Whidden.  Goodwin was a member of the 2005 HLHS varsity squad under Coach Eric Drogt that ad More...

POSTSEASON AWARD WINNERS

Following the conclusion of the season, several Houghton Lake High School girls varsity soccer players received honors from the Northern Michigan Soccer League and postseason tournament awards. More...

King selected as Bobcat wrestling coach

Houghton Lake High School Spanish teacher Ryan King has been selected by Athletic Director Maureen Whidden to be the new varsity wrestling coach.  King was an assistant coach to Lon Cook last season and was in attendance when junior Dalton Baile More...

Editorial

Play it safe

Our Opinion

With July 4th nestled between two weekends, there will be plenty of opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy our beautiful area over the next 10 days.  More...

‘Holding hands’ has new meaning in video

The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” is an innocent, happy song about wanting to hold a girl’s hand.  Andrew Hales, a student at Utah Valley University according to Internet sources, recorded for YouTube a handholding More...

As driver mellows, road rage lessens

About every five years, I give myself a road rage test to see how I’m progressing emotionally behind the wheel of my automobile. Like a fine wine, I have found I’m improving with age.  More...

Outdoors

A Barn Full of Speed and Beauty

A combination of speed and graceful design in wood is a common theme in the vintage race boat collection of Mike Taggart.  More...

State-record fish tale puts Gladwin man on a mission

Everybody’s heard a big fish story. More...

‘GOOD FISHING WEEKEND’

Houghton Lake’s Bill and Kathy Beattie shared some good fishing the weekend of June 16-17 with Kathy’s sister, Mary, and her husband, Jerry Krischner from Spalding. More...

Happenings

Teams break Relay for Life record

It was a record-breaking year for Relay for Life Roscommon County.  This year’s teams raised more than $116,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS).  The event had reached its goal of $95,000 before the opening ceremony. More...

Team mentor lends an ear to cancer patient

Relay for Life volunteer Judy Doud of St. Helen, with her warm smile and caring demeanor, was one of the many Relay for Life participants who attended the 2012 event. More...

Revelers have a hoot at Golden Agers Hootenany

Story and photos by Thomas Reznich  Despite lower numbers due to competing events in the area, the sixth annual Golden Agers Hootenany in Merritt provided music, dancing, food and fun from Friday night to Sunday morning.  More...

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