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Father, son share more than family name

Dave and Spencer Jordan of Houghton Lake are joined by more than the family name. The father and son share some internal plumbing that likely has extended Dave’s life. More...

RAPS taps Gaberdiel to finish Scott’s term on board

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education appointed businessman Jeff Gaberdiel of Roscommon as an interim board member during a special meeting at the board office June 29.  More...

Special Sections

News

SHOWING THEIR PRIZE

Wes Morris (left) of Houghton Lake and Marv McKinnon of South Lyon show off their string of fish caught July 2. The duo caught the fish while drift fishing on Houghton Lake’s west shore. More...

First West Nile Virus activity of 2012

In the past week, West Nile Virus activity has been identified in two Michigan counties. More...

Robinson bound over

Everett A. More...

Business

Wilson named development, marketing coordinator at NCACU

North Central Area Credit Union (NCACU) recently announced that Tracy Wilson of Grayling has been selected as the new Business Development and Marketing Coordinator.  More...

GARDENTIQUES

Rick and Laura Nickerson of Houghton Lake are the owners of Gardentiques, which recently opened at 6203 West Houghton Lake Drive (M- 55). More...

State to host virtual career fairs in July, September

The state of Michigan, one of the first states in the nation to bring job seekers and employers together in an interactive virtual environment, has scheduled two dates for MiVirtualCareerFairs in 2012.  More...

Letters to the Editor

War of 1812 soldier remembered

Soldier Blue. He was born in 1798. At a young age of 14 he put on the blue uniform and picked up a bugle to fight in the War of 1812. More...

Park, marina a success

I would like to thank Debra McReynolds for her letter in the June 28 edition of the Resorter regarding the Gerrish Township Community Park and Marina. It was refreshing to hear from one of the many who are happy with the development. More...

Outdoors

‘Stop Invasive Species Act’ passed by House, Senate

Bipartisan legislation to stop Asian carp from destroying the Great Lakes’ ecosystem passed both houses of Congress last week and is now poised to become law.  More...

BIGGER THAN LAST YEAR

Anthony Taylor, 12, of Wixom, caught this 35-inch long gar pike while fishing in the lagoon at the Lagoon Resort at Houghton Lake July 1. More...

FRESH HORSES

Every season for over 15 years, the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department has received new Yamaha personal watercraft (PWC) for use as patrol boats from Hacker’s Yamaha at Houghton Lake t More...

Happenings

Film Club brings independent, international films to area

Films that are usually not available for viewing on the big screen, except at art houses in larger cities, are now being screened at the Rialto Theatre in Grayling after the formation of the Rialto Film Club in December, 2011.  More...

Fireworks display lights up the skies of St. Helen

ILLUMINATING THE SKY For approximately 30 minutes the audience at the St. Helen Airport looked into the night sky to see the annual St. Helen fireworks display. More...

Boy Scouts serve in the Governor’s Honor Guard

Three Roscommon County Boy Scouts made the trip to Mackinac Island to participate in the Governor’s Honor Guard from June 23- 30, taking on the responsibility of raising the flag, being tour guides, taking tickets at historic buildings and perf More...

Breaking News - 7/5/2012 1:18 PM

No charges sought after stabbing near Falmouth - Free Access

 No charges will be sought in a stabbing incident that occurred at a party near Falmouth July 4, after the 19-year-old male victim refused to cooperate with police.  More...

FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN

During the St. Helen fireworks on June 30, people filled not only the St. Helen Airport runway, but also the Richfield Township Park and campground trying to get the best view of the display. More...

Kidney transplant a team effort

The request for Dave Jordan’s kidney transplant originated from his nephrologist, Dr. Sayed Osama at the VA Hospital in Saginaw, in the spring of 2010. More...

Visitors, locals cooling off in Roscommon County waters

Record high temperatures all over the Midwest caused both locals and visitors to flock to Roscommon County’s lakes and streams this week.  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:  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court June 4 and 5:  More...

82nd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 82nd District Court Magistrate, assessed the following the period of May 1 through 31: Department of Natural Resources  No helmet while on ORV: James R. Miller, $100.  No registration/decal licensing of ORV: Thomas L. More...

Sports

TEACHING BY EXAMPLE

Max Athletics Cheer Camp Director Ramon Beaulieu (right) explains a team exercise to a group of high school cheerleaders from around the state during the second of two camps held at Our Lady of the L More...

Perfect season continues for Limberlost softball squad

Limberlost Lounge continued its perfect season in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League after they defeated Pete’s Contracting 26-6 June 28.  With the victory, Limberlost has a record of 8-0 on the season and its winstr More...

Limberlost sweeps Eddie’s; Swamp Donkeys a game back

After sweeping Eddie’s/Houghton Lake Dental, 16-4 and 14-5, on July 2, Limberlost Lounge now sits in first place of the Upper Division of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League.  Chasing them is Swamp Donkeys, who sits one More...

Editorial

You talking to me?

Our Opinion

With hundreds of e-mails filling up the Inbox each week, the subject line “Yes, that urinal is talking to you” piqued the reader’s interest.  Talking urinals? More...

Fireworks in the moon’s spotlight this year

This Fourth of July will be in the spotlight (weather permitting), as the moon is full, starting Tuesday.  More...

Olympic committee a little too ‘knitpicky’

This one puts a whole new spinning wheel on the word nitpick -- or more appropriately -- knitpick.  Believe it or not, our United States Olympic Committee (USOC) demanded that a group of knitters who are members of Ravelry, a social networking W More...

Religion & Family

FOUR GENERATIONS

Little Peyton Ryann Rieger (held by her father, Jon, left) joined the Rieger family June 12, 2012, weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. More...

‘Why I Love My Grandparents’ essay contest open for entries

AARP Michigan again this summer will celebrate the role that grandparents play in our lives, with the third annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest for school-age students.  The contest is open to elementary through high sc More...

Relay teams hosting mini-golf fundraiser

Two Relay for Life Roscommon County teams will host a fundraiser July 6 and 7 at Putt R Golf, Prudenville.  The event will run from noon to 6 p.m. More...

Education

Underclassmen highlight of June 1 HLHS awards ceremony

Underclassmen at Houghton Lake High School were recognized at an awards ceremony June 1.  The class officers for 2011-12 were introduced:  Freshman Class – President Julia Hallauer, Vice President Tommy Press, Secretary Alex Junge and More...

OUTDATED

(Above) Before Houghton Lake High School students return in the fall, renovations are expected to be completed in the school’s chemistry room. More...

Dull graduates from CMU

Cara L. Dull, daughter of Bryan and Dot Dull of Houghton Lake, graduated Cum Laude from Central Michigan University May 7, 2012.  More...

Features

The Taming of the Hudson

In September, 1979, Dale Smith, then owner of Dale’s Auto Body at Houghton Lake, purchased a 1923 Hudson “Super Six” two-door sedan, with the intention of restoring it as a show car. More...

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