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Houghton Lake Post assigned four new troopers

Four new troopers were assigned to the Houghton Lake State Police Post after their graduation from the Michigan State Police 123rd Recruit School in October. More...

‘Wizard of Oz’ tickets on sale, Nov. 15-17

The following is an update to information appearing on page B8 of this week’s Resorter, which was received after the section was printed.  More...

HELP NEEDED ON TRAILS

Houghton Lake Trailblazers Snowmobile Club officers Larry Ambrose (left) and Jim Debo stand at an intersection on the Houghton Lake Trail System with some of the tools of the trade last week. More...

Business

United Way kicks off 2012-13 campaign with breakfast

The Roscommon County United Way hosted a breakfast Nov. More...

Rep. Camp named ‘Guardian of Small Business’ by NFIB

The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, in September named U.S. Rep. More...

‘Lights, Camera, Save!’ contest could equal prizes for youths

Chemical Bank is again participating in the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest, designed to encourage young people to use the power of video to communicate the value and understanding of saving.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Address holes, prevent loss

I am Stephen Schrauben’s Aunt Monica. Stephen was our precious 16-year-old who drowned in a horrifying unmarked death trap called a “sand sucker hole” in Houghton Lake on July 4, 2012. I am writing to you with two purposes. More...

Outdoors

UPPING THE ANTE

(Left to right) Houghton Lake Lake Association planting crew members Erik Dann, 10, Roger Hill (foreground) and Keith Stiles prepare to brave a stiff north wind the morning of Oct. More...

Forest Service waives fees during Veterans Day weekend

The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12.  More...

FIRST BUCK

Mark Bowerman, 14, Bay City, son of Brian Bowerman of Bay City and grandson of John and Joan Bowerman of Houghton Lake, shot this 10-point buck Oct. 21. More...

Happenings

FROM THE LAKE OUT

A paving crew from Rieth-Riley lays down the surface course of asphalt on South Gladwin Road next to Trestle Park in Prudenville Oct. 25. More...

MAKING MORE ROOM

Andrew Rieger of Sergeant’s Septic and Excavating carves out a new parking lot next to the Markey Township hall recently. More...

Caregiver series this month at senior center

The Crawford Commission on Aging and Senior Center will be hosting an “Embrace Caregiving” series for caregivers on Tuesdays in November beginning on Nov. 13.  All of the presentations will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Features

Gerrish Township Trunk or Treat

TOILET HUMOR (Below) Brothers Trent and John Bowen show off their toilet costumes at the Gerrish Township Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31. “I just thought it was funny,” Trent said. More...

Houghton Lake Lions Halloween Party

TINY FOR PRESIDENT Little Easton Cottee of Houghton Lake has support from his family as he campaigns for candy votes in his run for president at the Houghton Lake Lions Halloween Party Oct. More...

Rendon re-elected to 103rd seat

Although Roscommon County voters favored Democrat challenger Lon Johnson for the 103rd District seat, Republican State Rep. Bruce Rendon was re-elected district-wide.  Rendon won by a margin of 52.85% to 47.14% in the district. More...

Veterans to be honored at school events Monday

Veterans will be honored throughout Roscommon County as Veteran’s Day is observed this year. With Veteran’s Day falling on a Sunday, Nov. 11, events at both Houghton Lake and Roscommon Schools will be held Monday, Nov. 12. More...

Nicole Outman named Miss Houghton Lake 2013 - Free Access

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Following a “Salute to Our Military” themed program which featured area veterans performing in an opening number Color Guard, Houghton Lake High School senior Nicole Outman was named Miss Houghton Lake 2013 at the annual scholarship progr 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

Falcons block Bucks’ District title hopes

After sweeping rival Houghton Lake on Oct. 31, the Roscommon High School varsity volleyball squad dropped the District championship match to Ogemaw Heights, 3-1, Nov. More...

Burmester 81st at State

Roscommon High School sophomore Katie Burmester ran a 20:16.2 and finished in 81st place of 244 runners at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 state cross country finals Nov. 3 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn.  More...

Buck netters end Bocats’ season

The Roscommon High School varsity volleyball team advanced to the District championships after sweeping rival Houghton Lake Oct. More...

Editorial

The vote

Our Opinion

Now that the election is winding down we find that there were few surprises, or what we would consider major surprises. Nationally it went as one would expect if past elections were the criteria. More...

The election’s over – now let’s get to work

Relax. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief.  Today, the TV and radio ads and mail fliers for candidates, parties, proposals and policies cease.  More...

Inside First Amendment: In East Texas, does cheering for God erase church-state line?

Guest Opinion

In Kountze, TX, there’s not much daylight between God and football on Friday nights.  That’s why most fans in the stands cheer loudly when the cheerleaders hoist banners with biblical verses for the football team to crash through as More...

Religion & Family

St. Michael’s Youth group goes homeless for one night

A first hand experience with homelessness is what the children of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church Youth Ministry Group experienced on the night of Nov. 2 during its annual Sleep-out.  More...

Williams, Janisse plan June wedding

Danielle Williams, daughter of Laura and Donald Oestrike and David Williams, and Jeff Janisse, son of Maurice and Jeanne Janisse, announce their engagement to be married.  The couple plans a June 1, 2013, wedding, to be held in Roscommon.  More...

Messiah Lutheran to host dinner Nov. 14

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.  The menu includes cabbage rolls, green beans, bread, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade.  Donations are accepted. More...

Education

SAINTS MARCHING IN

(Above) A large group of Saints, portrayed by staff and students of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School pose for a picture on the alter at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church after Mass on More...

NIGHT CREATURES - Free Access

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Students in the Houghton Lake High School dance class, taught by Mrs. Brenda Collins, performed a “flash mob” dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Oct. 31 for their fellow students as they waited for lunch. More...

Chiefs down Bucks on WCMU’S ‘Quiz Central’

The Cheboygan Chiefs defeated the Roscommon Bucks in an all-new “Quiz Central” White Division First Round Game by a final score of 140-90 recently.  The Chiefs will now move on to a White Division Second Round game, inching their wa More...

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