November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

TAKING AIM

Dick Scheufler of Houghton Lake prepares to take a shot at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club Sightin Days Tuesday morning. After some adjusting of his scope, he was ready for deer season. More...

UPS Ed and Caren Auction Saturday at K of C Hall

The 23rd annual UPS Ed and Caren Christmas for Kids Auction is planned for Saturday, Nov. More...

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News

CHIPPEWA TRAIL CHIMNEY FIRE

The Denton Township Fire Department responded to a house fire at 3:39 p.m. on Nov. 13. More...

Area reps attend Snowmobile expo

Representatives from the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce, Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce and St. More...

TOP DONORS

The Lake Township Fire Department took top honors and the traveling trophy for coming up with the most American Cross blood donations among all departments in the Roscommon County Firefighters Associ More...

Business

SIGN SWAP

Mark Koster, installation supervisor for Universal Sign Systems of Grand Rapids (behind time and temperature portion of sign) and his working partner Carl Rickard (kneeling at right behind sign) work More...

IN STYLE ON LOCATION

Country Village Apartments, 4321 Country Village Drive (off of Flint Road), celebrated the opening of its new beauty shop, “A Cut Above,” Nov. 9 with an open house. More...

SOS offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is reminding residents that all branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  All offices will be closed on Nov. More...

Outdoors

Sportsmen’s Club helps hunters prepare for deer season

Members of the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club offered hunters three “sight-in” days this week at the club’s Houghton Lake range.  Range Safety Officers and other members were on hand to welcome hunters who wished to sight More...

Snowpackers to offer free snowmobile safety class

The St. Helen Snowpackers will be offering a free snowmobile safety class on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Snowpackers’ clubhouse. The clubhouse is located at 520 North St. Helen Rd., St. Helen.  More...

Health

Residents urged to get pertussis, flu vaccinations

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) and Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) are urging all Michigan residents to get vaccinated against pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and influenz More...

Red Cross blood drives planned at Houghton Lake, Merritt churches

An American Red Cross blood drive is planned at St. John Lutheran Church on Nov. 19.  The blood drive will run from noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

Happenings

Veteran to tell his story, Dec. 8 in West Branch

The West Branch Vet2Vet Peer Support Group, American Legion Post #103, Ogemaw County EDC and Michigan Works! Region 7B Consortium will be hosting veteran Sergeant Jim Hodges (a.k.a. More...

Zone 18 Bar & Grill collecting items for the homeless

On Nov. 18 from 12 to 9 p.m. More...

Ankle and Foot Associates seeking donations for giving tree

With the holiday season approaching the Ankle and Foot Associates of Roscommon is asking the public to consider donating a leaf to its 2012 “Giving Tree.”  All donations will go back to local homeless citizens of Roscommon County.&nb More...

Education

PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Ninety-nine Collins Elementary students had perfect attendance the first marking period. More...

OCTOBER TERRIFIC KIDS

The Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club’s Terrific Kids program started in October and the first requirement was perfect attendance. More...

NEW BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS MATCH

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes welcomes the newly made match of Janelle and Sharon Niebrzydowski. The match was made on Nov. More...

Biologist: Potential for bountiful deer harvest

“We’ve had no or few antlerless deer permits in Roscommon County in the last few years, and a couple of mild winters,” said Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Mark Boersen, “and there’s a good acorn crop More...

Buck poles can add to success - Free Access

Along with excellent deer hunting in the Roscommon County area, successful deer hunters will have a chance to show off their bucks and win cash prizes at buck poles in Roscommon, Houghton Lake and St. Helen this season. Roscommon More...

Positive audit report presented to HLCS

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday received its audit report for the year ending June 30.  Kris Dezelski, C.P.A., of Maner Costerisan, PC, Lansing, presented the report, which he said was a “clean, unqualified op More...

Santa’s Workshop Sunday

Santa’s Workshop, the annual event sponsored by the Houghton Lake Merchants Association, is set to take place Nov. 18 at the Houghton Lake Playhouse.  The Playhouse will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

ROSCOMMON REMEMBERS

Women from the Roscommon VFW and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary hold flags in remembrance of American veterans as member Jane Pinkelman (center) walks back from placing a flag at the CRAF Center me 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...

Sports

SUPPORTING JAGUARS

Associates from the Houghton Lake Walmart Store hold a $1,000 donation they recently presented to the Houghton Lake Jaguars youth football program. More...

KCC’s Neumann, Marin, Thomas compete at XC nationals

Three Kirtland Community College cross country runners competed at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I cross country finals Nov. 10 at Rend Lake College, Ina, IL.  More...

Goodwin to lead Bobcat sluggers

Houghton Lake High School will have a new varsity baseball coach this spring as HLHS Athletic Director Maureen Whidden recently announced Adam Goodwin will be taking the helm of the Bobcats after former Coach Scott Bates resigned this offseason.  More...

Editorial

An honor

Our Opinion

Last weekend many of us took pause to honor our veterans for their service to our country in both war and peace times. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-NOVEMBER 11, 1887  EDITORIAL.   More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week’s results   More...

Letters to the Editor

Country needs to get back to the basics

In the past several issues of the Houghton Lake Resorter, I have noticed the topic of Freedom of Speech (the First Amendment of our Constitution). So, I am using my Freedom of Speech to write this. I will address several issues in this article. More...

Urge attendance Nov. 20 at RAPS meeting

Hard to believe it has been eight months since our very own Roscommon Area Public School (RAPS) system was on the brink of closing the elementary school due to a budget crisis. What? How could this be? Why weren’t we told? More...

‘Making small steps in the right direction’

We have a big problem in our schools and it is bullying. I am only one parent of a child being bullied standing firm until something is done. I have been working with Houghton Lake School Board Members Mr. Paull Fry, Mrs. Merry Maiani, Mr. More...

Religion & Family

Swab, Langseth plan December nuptials

Dan and Marilyn Swab of Merritt announce the engagement of their daughter Becky, to Brian Langseth, son of Randy and Gail Langseth of Omak, WA.  The bride-elect is a graduate of Skeels Christian High School, Central Michigan University and Wheat More...

Orlandos name second son Deklyn

Damon and Lacey (Miller) Orlando of Langley Air Force Base, VA, announce the birth of their son, Deklyn Jay Orlando.  The baby was born Sept. 24, 2012, at the hospital on base. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21 inches long. More...

DEDICATING A BLESSING

(Above) A ceremony to dedicate and bless a carving of the Virgin Mary is conducted before a congregation of the staff and students of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School in Prudenville Nov. More...

Law Enforcement

Roscommon man arrested on felonious assault, weapons charges

A Roscommon man was arraigned in 82nd District Court Nov. 9 in connection with a domestic dispute that occurred Nov. 7 at about 9 p.m. at his AuSable Township home.  More...

Recreational encroachment results in hefty fine, probation

A Chesaning man who owns vacation property in Roscommon County was sentenced to pay $34,000 and serve one year of probation after pleading guilty to occupying part of the Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Management Area within the county.  More...

State Police investigating theft of boat

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating the theft of a 14- foot aluminum boat that occurred sometime between dark on Nov. 12 and noon on Nov. 13.  More...

Features

Veterans Honored by Houghton Lake Students

LEADING THE PLEDGE Julie Peters of Houghton Lake (hand over heart) leads the Pledge of Allegiance during the opening of the 19th annual Veterans Day Program at Houghton Lake High School Monday mornin More...

Roscommon Students Recognize Veterans

COFFEE HOUR WITH THE VETS Before the annual Veterans Day ceremony members of the Roscommon High School student council visited with veterans during a coffee hour held in the school’s library on More...

Houghton Lake Middle School Honors Veterans

HLMS HONORS VETS (Left) Houghton Lake Middle School seventh grader April Johnson reads her essay on the subject of John F. More...

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