January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

OLL TALENT SHOW SOLO

During the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School talent show on Jan. 29, student Lucas Haggart played a guitar solo. More...

Robinson enters pleas in connection with manhunt

The man who evaded law enforcement officials for one week in May, 2012, has entered pleas in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, on several charges.  More...

‘Winter in St. Helen’ takes on new format

The St. Helen Chamber of Commerce’s Winter in St. Helen festival is much longer than previous years, instead of several events taking place over one weekend, the chamber has opted to host events over the course of the winter months. More...

Special Sections

News

NESTER-MCGINNIS NEWEST ROTARIAN

Roscommon Rotary President Gary Long recently welcomed the club’s newest member, Allison Nester-McGinnis, at their Jan. 17 weekly meeting at Fred’s of Roscommon. More...

‘Better understanding’ goal of budget review

Before its regular Jan. 25 meeting, the Roscommon County Road Commission held a quarterly budget review to help commissioners get a better understanding of the budget.  More...

New student data management system considered by HLCS board

Houghton Lake Community School Board of Education members Monday learned about a new student data management system that would be an improvement over the current system, but at a higher price.  More...

Editorial

Not ‘time’ for change

Our Opinion

The idea of changing the Denton Township monthly board meeting from 7 p.m. until 4 p.m. was proposed at the township’s Dec. 2 meeting.  Township officials are seeking input from residents regarding the proposed change.  More...

Unions may play right-to-work off on teachers

Michigan made national headlines when it became the 24th right-to-work state: Employers will no longer be able to fire employees who do not join or financially support unions, and this will certainly impact heavily unionized public school districts a More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week’s results  Have you ever considered participating in the Tip-up Town Polar Bear Dip?  Yes-17% No-84%  This week’s question   More...

Outdoors

Great catch marks TUT 2013 second weekend fishing contest

Great fishing on Houghton Lake produced one of the best fish board showings in the last 15 years during the Tip-up Town 2013 second weekend Fishing Contest Sunday. More...

Religion & Family

NEW COMMUNITY BASED MATCH

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes would like to welcome Ravin and Bob Brotebeck as the newest Community Based Program match. The two were matched on Jan. More...

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS HOLDS JANUARY ACTIVITY

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes held its January Community Based Program match activity at St. John Lutheran Church at Houghton Lake recently. More...

Father-Daughter dinner, dance planned Feb. 10 at Markey Church

A “Me & My Guy” Father-Daughter Dinner Dance is planned Feb. 10 at Markey Church.  More...

Education

ALL-STAR CONCERT

The Senior All-Star Band (above) performs under the direction of Patricia Brumbaugh Jan. 25 at Houghton Lake High School. More...

RAPS seeks classroom volunteers

Roscommon Area Public Schools is seeking volunteers who are willing to share their skills and expertise with students.  Volunteers are needed at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  More...

Mitchell on dean’s list at Elmhurst

Roscommon’s Stephanie Mitchell was recently honored for her academic work at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL.  Mitchell was named to the college’s dean’s list for the fall term. More...

Tip-up Town goers ‘have a blast’

“We’re having a blast!” said Lee McLean of Houghton Lake of his family’s experience at Tip-up Town 2013, a sentiment that was echoed by many of the thousands of visitors to this year’s winter festival. More...

Polar Bear Dip no problem for HL octogenarian

Eighty-five-year-old Ray Sullivan of Houghton Lake checked the Polar Bear Dip off his “bucket list,” so to speak, Jan. 26. More...

St. Helen Snow Run begins with Friday ride

The St. Helen Snowpackers are hoping the snow the area received on Monday stays for the beginning of the Snow Run which is scheduled for this Friday through Sunday, Feb. More...

Deputies nab burglar after call from alert citizen

A Warren man has been arraigned in 82nd District Court in connection with a series of breaking and enterings police investigated with the help of a tip from an alert neighbor Jan. 24.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 3:  More...

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  More...

Sports

Houghton Lake varsity, JV place first at Harrison Cheer at the Hive

The Houghton Lake Bobcats led the Cheer at the Hive competitive cheerleading meet at Harrison High School Jan. More...

Poor free throw shooting costly for Bobcats

The Houghton Lake High School girls varsity basketball team made just 1-of-10 free throws in the final quarter in a 47-38 loss to Meridian Jan. More...

VINTAGE RACERS

(Left to right) Russ Hacker, 49 and Ron Kuripla, 53, both of Houghton Lake, were top finishers in the 1974 and Older 300cc Stock HR Class at the Racing with the Saints vintage snowmobile races in St. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Thanks Debbie’

I would like to thank Caroline [Moore] and the Commission on Aging board and all others responsible for keeping our community centers open and growing strong and getting Debbie [Looney] to be our activity director. She is active in the St. More...

Improve access to trails, lake

The businesses at Houghton Lake have a very hard time making a living during the winter months. The draw to the lake during this time is fishing and snowmobiling. More...

‘People make guns weapons’

I can understand Ms. Luther’s opinion (“Require licenses for gun owners,” Resorter, Jan. 24). She has a right to it. I also have a right to “bear arms” thanks to the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights.  More...

Happenings

RHS COACHES RECEIVE GRANT FROM RCCF

Roscommon High School Teacher and Coach, Rodney Patterson, recently received a Roscommon County Community Foundation Grant. More...

Dr. Christensen named to Michigan veterinary board

The Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) named Dr. Jessica Christensen of Houghton Lake to their board on Jan. 25.  More...

Volunteers needed to help guide neighbors in need

The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) in Cadillac is seeking people to fill triage volunteer positions, with complete training for position.  More...

Features

TUT 2013 Second Weekend

BEST MUTTON CHOPS (Above) Will Sutton of Houghton Lake is interviewed by Tip-up Town Queen Runner-up Jennifer Hall after winning the award for “Best Mutton Chops” during the “Brothe More...

Former Denton Township Ambulance director values her years of service

Jill Howell, former ambulance director for Denton Township Ambulance Service, is now a contingent paramedic for the department and values the years she has served in the field.  Howell started as an EMT specialist back when there was no ALS (adv More...

TRAINING COMPLETE

(Above) Ed Perkola and Sandy Maples completed their 15-month paramedic course within the last year. Maples took her course in Midland and is not yet licensed. More...

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