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Robust law enforcement presence planned for Bud Bash

“We’re not here to wreck the party, we’re here to keep it safe and make sure the law is obeyed.”  That is how State Police Sgt. More...

‘Old Fashioned Fun Days’ planned at Fair, Aug. 3-4

Two days of “Old Fashioned Fun” will take place at the Roscommon County Fair from Aug. 3-4.  More...

SURVEYING THE DAMAGE

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Deputy Laurie Beck and Michigan State Police Trooper Joseph Mankiewicz survey the damage following a one-car accident on M-55 the afternoon of July 27. More...

Special Sections

News

CRAF Center receives lighting upgrade

The CRAF Center of Roscommon recently completed an upgrade of approximately 250 light fixtures in the building.  The upgrade involved replacing the ballasts, fluorescent bulbs and exit lights with more efficient operating equipment.  Accor More...

HLPL’s summer reading program ‘Grand Finale Picnic’ Saturday

The Houghton Lake Public Library’s summer reading Grand Finale Picnic will bring together the 344 readers, both children and adults, for a final celebration of reading accomplishments Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  More...

Fundraiser to help RHS student with exchange choir program, Aug. 4

A pancake breakfast fundraiser will take place on Aug. 4 to help Roscommon High School freshman Ashley Pratt attend the Blue Lake International Exchange Program.  The fundraiser will take place at the First Congregational Church from 9 a.m. More...

Business

PINKY’S DOG HOUSE NOW OPEN

Karen “Pinky” Brown, owner of Pinky’s Dog House, puts the finishing touches on Nancy Perry’s bichon “Higgins” recently. More...

Gaylord company first in state to recycle mattresses

A new Gaylord business is the first in the state and one of the few in the country to take old mattresses and box springs and recycle them, according to a press release.  Michigan Mattress Recyclers was created out of the desire to keep old matt More...

Comfort Suites, Comfort Inn remain open despite foreclosure

The National Republic Bank of Chicago has invested more than $150,000 in upgrades at Comfort Suites Lakeside and nearby Comfort Inn, Houghton Lake, to improve the properties and spur local business while the properties move through foreclosure procee More...

Letters to the Editor

Dismissal ‘based on misinformation’

This is in reply to the recent article (“Richfield removes manager,” July 26 Resorter) concerning my dismissal as airport manager of the St. More...

Elected officials will make decisions on dam

I attended the July 28, informational meeting regarding the research being conducted by scientist from both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan that also involves our Department of Natural Resources and Huron Pines.  More...

‘Silent Christians’ need to take notice

The owners of Chick-fil-A are to be admired and supported for taking their stand for what they believe and why. They don’t leave their faith behind when they leave Sunday morning church, but practice it in their business and daily living.  More...

Religion & Family

MARKING 50 YEARS

Presbyterian Kirk of the Lakes hosted a cake and ice cream reception June 24 following the Sunday Service in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. More...

Serenity Place new Hospice unit at Hilltop Manor

Hilltop Manor Health Care Center, Roscommon, will host an open house Aug. More...

HLUMC to host ‘Disciple’ study

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church will host a two-part Disciple Bible Study program beginning in September.  The purpose of the study is “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” Ephesia More...

Law Enforcement

Robinson stands mute on 15 counts

The man who evaded police for one week in May after escaping from an Arenac County sheriff’s deputy stood mute July 10 on 15 charges filed against him in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon.  More...

Kirtland law enforcement grad an MSP recruit

A Kirtland Community College law enforcement graduate is among the 93 members of the Michigan State Police 123rd Trooper Recruit School, which is currently underway in Lansing.  More...

State Police arrest burglary suspect

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 23-year-old indigent man on July 22, after he entered a garage without permission at a home on Broken Arrow Trail in Roscommon Township.  The 40-year-old male home owner told police he had retu More...

Election

GOP candidates vie for county clerk

Republican voters county-wide will have a choice to make on the primary ballot Aug. 7 in the race for the clerk’s seat.  More...

DELUGE UNDERWAY

Parker Seiler, 85, of Prudenville stands next to a 10-pound pile of mail he received last week which he said is “mostly political” materials from candidates. More...

Animal shelter millage is a renewal

Voters in Roscommon County will be asked to approve a .25 mil (25 cents per $1,000 taxable value) renewal for the Roscommon County Animal Shelter.  Because the current millage was rolled back to .2466 mils (24.6 cents per $1,000 taxable value), More...

Breaking News - 8/8/2012 6:39 AM

Primary Election Results - Free Access

Polls closed at 8 p.m. The Resorter will post results when they become available. [Newest additions are at the bottom.] More...

40th annual Village Days starts Friday

The 40th annual Historical Village Days will feature Houghton Lake’s history and heritage Aug. 3-5. More...

Primary election a busy one

Voters will head to their respective township halls to vote in the primary election Aug. 7. Races in some of Roscommon County’s 11 townships have several competitors vying to get on the November ballot.  More...

FEROCIOUS FURY

Dave Ley of Summit Township rearranges his display of his 1964 Plymouth Fury during the Special Olympics Car Show at the Knights of Columbus Hall grounds in Prudenville Saturday afternoon. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 9:  More...

Sports

Spangler edges Thirlby in last lap thriller

In the Thirlby Automotive UMP Late Model feature race, action came down to the final lap Saturday at Merritt Raceway with Eric Spangler edging Brandon Thirlby at the finish.  More...

Machtel lands spot on dream team

Mary Machtel of Higgins Lake and East Lansing was recently named to the Michigan Girls’ High School Lacrosse Dream Team by the Lansing State Journal.  The dream team consists of 12 players who are selected to represent the state.  More...

AND THEY’RE OFF

Grayling’s Hailey McMahon, 21, (front) and teammate Al Widing, 87, of Mio carry their canoe LeMans style during the start of the 65th annual AuSable River International Canoe Marathon Saturday More...

Editorial

Your vote counts

Our Opinion

After months of campaigning and anticipation by candidates, Tuesday’s primary election will determine the fate of many aspiring and incumbent politicians.  It is time for voters to exercise their right to have their choice counted. More...

Family Alternative

While the annual Bud Bash will gather headlines this weekend at Houghton Lake, the alternatives promoting family fun are also newsworthy.  The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society’s Village Days and the Roscommon County Fair will both be More...

At long last, a sense of decency emerges

Inside the First Amendment

Last week Sen. More...

Outdoors

Senate approves spending bill for Lake St. Helen fishing pier

The Michigan Senate July 18 approved a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund spending bill that will provide funding for six projects in the 35th District, reported Sen. Darwin Booher (R-Evart).  More...

LARGEMOUTH CATCH

Kristopher Yakes, 12, Omaha, NE caught this largemouth bass while fishing with his grandfather, Frank Yakes of Prudenville on Lake James. More...

FAMILY FISHING

The Beattie family caught this mess of fish while fishing on Houghton Lake July 8. More...

Happenings

Jimmy’s car show draws over 300 Saturday

The fifth annual customer appreciation Car Show and Pig Roast at Jimmy’s Collision at Houghton Lake drew over 300 visitors Saturday, along with 30 classic and custom cars.  Organizer Cathy Kennedy said many visitors brought a dish to pass, More...

A LOT OF RUMMAGE

Shoppers make their way through a gym full of rummage July 27 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School during a rummage/bake sale. More...

SAFETY FIRST

The Higgins Lake Foundation Dorothy Hamilton Summer Swim School held at the North Higgins Lake State Park over the last two weeks were a success according to HLF Chair Vicki Springstead. More...

Education

FJM ACHIEVEMENT

(Left) Houghton Lake High School band students (left to right) Color Guard member Trisha Eldred, Drum Major Cassie Deamud, and Color Guard Captain Jessie Martens, attended Fred J. More...

SVSU announces dean’s list for winter semester

Saginaw Valley State University recently released its dean’s list for the winter 2012 semester.  To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must take at least 12 credit hours and carry a semester grade point average of 3.4 or high More...

AuSable Artisan Village Art Center children’s scholarships available

The AuSable Artisan Village Art Center, 219 Michigan Ave. in uptown Grayling, recently announced that scholarships are available for its Children’s Art Enrichment program.  More...

Features

Installing an Upgrade

Forty years after it was installed, the Houghton Lake Resorter published its last edition using its 1960s-era Color King printing press on July 12, 2012.  For the next two weeks, Resorter staff and the able crew from Tatum Press Services, Joplin More...

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Poll

Do you think pressure from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on legislators will have an effect on gun control?