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Meeting on Cut Dam study Saturday at Rosco High

An informational meeting on a study being conducted on the environmental effects of removing the Cut River control structure (dam) at Higgins Lake will be held at Roscommon High School July 28, beginning at 9 a.m.  More...

Village amends ordinance to allow the raising of rabbits

Residents living in the Village of Roscommon are now allowed to raise rabbits within village limits as the council voted to amend Ordinance 28 at the July 23 meeting.  The ordinance, which regulates the keeping of animals within the village now More...

Special Sections

News

Hill elected president of MACP

Gerrish Township Police Chief Brian Hill was sworn in as the 86th Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police president at an awards banquet held at Boyne Highlands Resort Conference Center June 26.  Gerrish Township Clerk Jodi Valentino attended t More...

Dog killed by suspected wolf hybrids

Roscommon County Animal Control confirmed Monday that a small dog was killed July 17 in the neighborhood of Dollena Avenue. More...

Praise Celebration Service to be held July 29 at CRAF

Soul’s Harbor Worship Center, Roscommon, will be holding an outdoor Praise Celebration Service July 29 at 6 p.m. More...

Business

NORTHERN GLASS GUARD

Craig Hull (left) and Brannon Wyndesor of Northern Glass Guard hold a sheet of Sun-Gard window film, one of the products they install at homes and businesses throughout Central Northern Michigan. More...

PLENTY OF ROOM

Greg and Linda Hoover of Fenton and Higgins Lake are the owners of the newly constructed Higgins-Houghton Lake Storage at the corner of Flint and School roads in Markey Township. More...

MARCHING ANT MOVING & DELIVERY

Steve Worden is the Houghton Lake branch manager of Marching Ant Moving & Delivery Service, Inc., which recently opened for business at Houghton Lake. More...

Outdoors

SUNKEN ISLAND SMALLMOUTH

Ethan Karpinski, 11, of Bath, caught this 19 3/4 inch smallmouth bass while fishing in Higgins Lake’s north bay over Sunken Island on July 20 around 4:30 p.m. More...

MCDONELL’S MUSKIE

Daniel McDonell, 9, Bay City, caught this 41 1/2-inch 31-pound muskie on Lake St. Clair July 14. His parents, Dan and Cathy McDonell own a cabin on Rollway Lake in Mid-Forest Lodge, Prudenville. More...

FIRST TURKEYS

Brian Sheridan (left) and Dr. Jaffer Odeh bagged their first wild turkeys May 2. Sheridan shot his turkey at Mid-Forest Lodge and Odeh got his on state land off of M-18. More...

Happenings

Tai Chi and Yoga Classes to be offered at Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital Grayling will be offering Tai Chi and yoga classes on Wednesday nights in August.  Classes will be held August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Tai Chi begins at 4 p.m. More...

SHINING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Visitors look over some of the 30 vehicles that were entered in the car show at Moose Lodge 1616, Houghton Lake Saturday morning. More...

A.E.D.-READY

Staff members at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church recently completed training in first aid, CPR and A.E.D. use. More...

Education

Cryderman excels in summer college challenge at Cornell

Challenging herself in many ways this summer, Houghton Lake High School senior Tessa Cryderman recently attended a summer college class at an Ivy League school to learn more about her future career as a lawyer.  More...

DRIVE SMART FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Hart Ford Lincoln presented the Roscommon Area School District with a check for $5,460 on July 19. The money was raised during the Drive Smart For Your School fundraiser that took place in May. More...

Several from area receive degrees from Central

Several area residents recently graduated from Central Michigan University in May, 2012.  Graduates included:  Houghton Lake: Heather Benson, Bachelor of Applied Arts; Joshua Bolan, Bachelor of Science; Cara Dull, Bachelor of Science and Da More...

Township consolidation proposal removed from November ballot

With legal counsel from Attorney Andre Rorrello, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners voted at its July 25 meeting to rescind two motions that allowed the consolidation of Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon Townships to be on the November, 201 More...

HL Sewer Authority named ‘Wastewater Utility of Year’

The Houghton Lake Sewer Authority was recently awarded the prestigious “Wastewater Utility of the Year” for 2012.  HLSA Director Brett Yardley accepted the award for the authority at the Michigan Rural Water Association conference he More...

Rusty Nuts Car Club show, cruise July 27-28

The Rusty Nuts Car Club will host its eighth annual Car Show July 28 at the Knights of Columbus, Prudenville. The show serves as a fundraiser for Special Olympics.  The show will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. 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

Sports

POST CAMP BREAKDOWN

Roscommon varsity football Coach Joe Holloway talks to campers after the first day of the Roscommon Youth Football League summer camp. More...

Wrestling camp slated Aug. 4-5 at HLHS

The Houghton Lake High School wrestling program will be hosting an inaugural “Mat Cats Wrestling Clinic” Aug. More...

Spangler, Erickson secure Wood Tic titles

During the 24th annual Ed VanDuinen’s Wood Tic weekend both Eric Spangler and TJ Erickson picked up their second Wood Tic titles.  More...

Editorial

First Edition

Our Opinion

Readers of the Resorter will notice the newspaper has returned to its normal size from a smaller web used last week, when it was printed by the Pioneer Group, Big Rapids. More...

Liar, Liar

Anyone wanting to test their skills of telling a fib will have a chance Aug. 3 at the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society’s Village Days.  More...

Support strong, despite national tragedy

Last Friday night, my daughter, Jennifer, and I went to the late show at the Pines Theater to see the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”  The nation was still learning about the theater shooting in Aurora, CO, that had occ More...

Letters to the Editor

Drownings totally unnecessary

Ho, Hum-another drowning in a sandsucker hole at Houghton Lake.  These drownings are disgusting and totally unnecessary. Let me explain my disdain and longtime connection.  More...

Writer has questions about consolidation

A number of questions come to mind [in regards to township consolidation] that nobody seems to have answers to. Any of which will cost us taxpayers a bundle if this proposal passes in November.  More...

Acknowledges expertise, dedication in injury

I would like to thank the team of EMTs who transported and took care of my son after he was injured at the Houghton Lake and Roscommon Alumni Football Game. Their level of skill, professionalism and caring was outstanding. More...

Religion & Family

Lorenz, Gibson to wed in September

Stacey Lorenz, daughter of James and Monica Lorenz of Houghton Lake, and Cody Gibson, son of Dave and Mary Gibson of Houghton Lake, announce their engagement to be married Sept. More...

GIVING BACK

The St. Michael’s High School Youth Group recently returned home from their week-long service trip in Detroit. More...

First Congregational Church to host ‘Basketball plus’ VBS

First Congregational Church in Roscommon will host a unique type of Vacation Bible School Aug. More...

Law Enforcement

Marine officer arrested on domestic violence charge

A Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Officer was arrested on a charge of domestic violence July 24. More...

Robinson ready for trial on charges filed before escape

Everett A. Robinson, 29, of Gallatin, TN, currently lodged in the Roscommon County Jail, recently appeared in 34th Circuit Court before Judge Michael J. Baumgartner for a pretrial hearing on four charges.  More...

Charges dropped against son in 2011 fire; mother pleas

Charges filed against one of the suspects charged in connection with a July, 2011, structure fire that occurred at 11794 Woody Rd. More...

Features

‘Dad’s plane’ takes to the sky

It took a couple more years to complete than Bill Spencer, 53, of Houghton Lake thought it would, but on July 1, 2012, he took his first flight in the restored 1947 Luscomb 8A which he had his first airplane ride in back in the late 1950s.  More...

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