November 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MAKING A LIST

After waiting in line for Santa to arrive at Santa’s Workshop on Nov. 18, Cooper Friend, 6 of Houghton Lake told Santa he wanted the Big Buck Hunter Pro 2 video game for Christmas. More...

Markey Tree Lighting Saturday

It’s time to dust off the caroling skills as the Christmas season begins on Nov. 24 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) with the annual Markey Township Christmas Tree lighting in front of the township fire hall.  More...

Special Sections

News

County recycling receives ‘Clean Sweep Program’ grant

The Roscommon County Solid Waste Recycling Committee received a three-year “Clean Sweep Program” grant from the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.   More...

Car-bear accident leaves little damage

A Mason woman traveling on US-127 Nov. 17 struck a bear with her vehicle.   According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s report, Doreen V. More...

Roscommon County Democratic Annual Convention, Nov. 26

The Roscommon County Democratic Annual Convention and election of officers will be held Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.  The meeting will take place at the Deer Run Estates beach house across from Walgreens.  For information call Dorothy at 366- 4130. More...

Business

West Branch Social Security Office changes hours open to public

Beginning Monday, Nov. 19, the West Branch Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. More...

SUPPORTING THE BOBCATS AND BUCKS

Frito Lay displays in the Houghton Lake Walmart store which featured customized canopies emblazoned with the names “Houghton Lake Bobcats” and “Roscommon Bucks,” that have bee More...

LAURA’S NEEDFULL ITEMS

Laura’s Needfull Items Resale Store has moved to a new location at 6203 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55), next to Wild’s True Value Hardware. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Wonderful, thoughtful’ Vets Day program

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Houghton Lake Middle School for the Veteran’s Day Program on Nov. 12, 2012. It was a wonderful, thoughtful presentation. My husband John, a Vietnam veteran, felt deeply honored and respected. More...

Support Israel

The Jews have been a blessing to the world despite being hated by so many people and nations. Their greatest contribution was a Jewish boy, whose father was, and is Almighty God, creator of life. His name was Yeshua, whom we call Jesus. More...

May take years to repair nation

I read the letters last week, and felt I had to add my opinions to the list. I read a few reasons why the most liberal man in presidential history was reelected. More...

Health

FIVE YEARS OF EXERCISING

Members of the Houghton Lake Arthritis Exercise Class recently marked the group’s fifth anniversary. More...

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans and an estimated 79 million people are at risk for developing the disease. The state of Michigan ranks 15th highest in the nation for diabetes prevalence. More...

BINGO!

Rhonda Haske, BSN of Mercy Hospital Grayling, leads a group of approximately 40 people in “Diabetes Bingo” Nov. 13 at the Houghton Lake Community Center. More...

Happenings

MOFFIT SELECTED AS WINTERFEST BUTTON WINNER

Roscommon High School sophomore Reagan Moffit (center) was awarded a $50 gift certificate for being selected as the 2013 WinterFest button contest winner. More...

Thanksgiving is leading day for home cooking fires

While most people consider overeating the greatest peril of Thanksgiving, cooking the day’s feast presents its own risks, too.  More...

Kiwanis selling gourmet nuts for fundraiser

The Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club’s annual fundraiser is being held through the holiday season.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit the club’s programs for children and families including Terrific Kids, scholarships, special Olympi More...

Education

Holiday Cooking with Kindergartners

With the Thanksgiving holiday nearing, kindergartners in Jennifer Oakes class at Roscommon Elementary School told a reporter from the Resorter how they would help make Thanksgiving dinner.  More...

If I was president...

In our first grade classroom, we researched the presidency position and had a mock election while making our choice for the next president. More...

HLHS Artists

Trisha Eldred, Drawing II More...

Russ Graham dinner volunteers preparing for Thanksgiving event

Volunteers are preparing for the 10th annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day.  Held at the Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge, 4932 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M- 55), the meal is from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Economy main driver supporting bill to open state roads to ORVs

“It’s one of the best things that can be done. More...

St. Helen to host parade, tree lighting, Santa

St. Helen will be welcoming the Christmas season with a parade and Santa on Nov. 23.  To kick the evening off, there will be a Black Friday Christmas Parade Spectacular at 5:30 p.m. More...

WELCOME TO MUNCHKINLAND

The Lollipop Guild welcomes Dorothy to Munchkinland in Houghton Lake High School’s opening night performance of “The Wizard of Oz” on Nov. 15. 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, Oct. 9:  Daniel K. More...

Sports

Achievements recognized at Kihon Martial Arts banquet

The achievements of several members of the Kihon Martial Arts were acknowledged at a recently held awards banquet at Fred’s of Roscommon.  Members of the academy and their family and friends came together from all over the United States an More...

PREPPING THE RINK

Gerrish Township Supervisor Frank Homola places sealer on the township’s ice rink at the Gerrish Township Marina the morning of Nov. 16. More...

Firebirds prepare for Oppy Tourney

After the women’s team defeated Northwood University’s JV team 77-30 and the men’s team fell to Northwood 74-71 on Nov. More...

Editorial

Give thanks

Our Opinion

While the hype surrounding present-day Thanksgiving centers mostly around Black Friday and the great deals to be had, it is important to pause and give thanks as well.  More...

Editor’s Note

The button to start the press was within arm’s reach around 2:15 p.m. last Wednesday when the power was lost at the Resorter’s Houghton Lake office.  More...

Twinkies a tasty part of Americana

Say it ain’t so. No more Twinkies unless Hostess can salvage its many brands in bankruptcy court through meditation with its bakers’ union?  More...

Outdoors

Trophy-buck stories shared

What does it take to harvest a trophyquality whitetail? Persistence? Patience? Luck?  In some cases, all three.  More...

OPENING DAY 10-POINTER

Brendon Hans, 16, bagged this 10-point buck on opening Day, Nov. 15, near Kirtland Community College. More...

22 BUCKS!

The second day of the 54th annual Grayling Buck Pole at Skip’s Sport Shop saw 22 bucks hung, including a 10-point by John Graham of Lovells, which took honors for heaviest buck at 180 pounds dr More...

Religion & Family

CELEBRATING FIVE GENERATIONS

The Staniecki-Lewandowski-Goodwin-Seaman family celebrated five generations during the 70th birthday of Hank Lewandowski on Oct. 27. More...

Celebrate the holidays with Stars in the Gardens

MidMichigan Home Care invites the community to walk the candlelit pathways of Dow Gardens for the annual Stars in the Gardens holiday event. The special holiday tribute, which coincides with the Dow Gardens Christmas Walk, takes place Dec. More...

Nonprofits, AG partner to help citizens give wisely

The Michigan Nonprofit Association, Council of Michigan Foundations, Michigan Association of United Ways, and Attorney General Bill Schuette have partnered to give Michigan donors tips on how to give wisely to charity this holiday season.  More...

Law Enforcement

DEPUTY BURMESTER RECOGNIZED

Roscommon County Deputy Joshua Burmester (right) was recognized by Sheriff Randy Stevenson (left) and Undersheriff Ed Stern during the Nov. More...

STING busts two for meth manufacture at Houghton Lake

Officers from the Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING) arrested two 27-year-old Cadillac men at Houghton on charges of possession and manufacture of methamphetamine early Tuesday morning.  More...

Features

Santa’s Workshop

CRAZY HAT The Balloon Man, Kenneth Anstice of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was a popular attraction for children at Santa’s Workshop on Nov. 18. More...

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