February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Boat basin project funds diverted

South Higgins Lake State Park improvements on hold

Gerrish Township officials are pleading with state officials to reconsider the diversion of funds intended for the South Higgins Lake State Park expansion project. More...

CRAZY CARDBOARD CLASSIC DOWNHILL RUN

Isabella Cortes of St. Helen flew down Pioneer Hill during the Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest Crazy Cardboard Classic Downhill Run on Feb. 16. More...

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News

Eight complete trauma training at Denton Township Ambulance Hall

Several Roscommon area emergency personnel attended a trauma class last weekend, held at the Denton Township Ambulance hall, and will now be able to teach the class to others. More...

Richfield sets annual meeting

The Richfield Township Board set its annual meeting date for March 23 at 9 a.m. Supervisor Jim VanWormer said during the Feb. 19 meeting that the board will “not be introducing a salary resolution” at the annual meeting. More...

EMT GRADUATES

Denton Township EMS Education recently had nine students complete the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic course. More...

Editorial

Restore project funding

Our Opinion

There is no question water plays one of the most important roles in the economic health of Roscommon County and the State of Michigan. More...

New technology raises privacy concerns

Guest Opinion

Much attention has been focused in recent days on the Obama administration’s semi-secret “drone” program and on reports of covert surveillance and lethal attacks on terrorist targets in the Middle East and elsewhere. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-FEBRUARY 17, 1888 LOCAL ITEMS. More...

Outdoors

WEST SHORE WHOPPER

Keith Stiles Jr., of Toledo, OH, holds a 37.5-inch northern pike he caught on a tip-up while fishing off the West Shore of Houghton Lake with his father Keith Stiles Sr. on Feb. 16. More...

HIGGINS LAKE LAKER

Jared Keskey, 12, of Midland, landed this 8 1/2 pound, 29 inch lake trout while fishing Feb. 10 on Higgins Lake. More...

SUNDAY CATCH

Kirstie Wakeley, 20, of Grayling, caught this 16 pound, 35-inch lake trout fishing on Higgins Lake Sunday, Feb. 10. More...

Happenings

A TASTE FOR HELPING THE LIBRARY

Roscommon Area District Library Board President John Rosczyk (lower left) pours during a well-attended wine tasting at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center Sunday. More...

Mental Health First Aid class offered by Northern Lakes

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health’s two-day Mental Health First Aid workshoprunsFeb.26-27from9am.to 4 p.m. at the Northern Lakes CMH office, 2715 South Townline Rd., Houghton Lake. The cost is $100 per person. More...

‘Tartan Terrors’ to bring Celtic music to KCPA stage

The “Tartan Terrors” will celebrate “that little bit of Irish in everyone with a rollicking night of Celtic music, Highland dancing and comedy at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts on March 9. More...

Good ice still potentially dangerous

Although there is currently 20 inches or more of ice in most areas on Houghton Lake, anyone traveling out onto the lake must still be on the lookout for changes in the ice surface which can be dangerous or even deadly. More...

Reading, writing scores among MEAP improvements

Results of the 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) were released by the Michigan Department of Education Feb. More...

Denton residents warned of phone scams

Denton Township Police are warning residents about some recent scams that have cost victims money. Officer Kelly Pratt said the department has received three complaints in the last week. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 18, 2012: Matthew D. Rouleau, 27, St. Helen, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted second degree home invasion. More...

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: Nickolas V. Colorite, 28, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on charges of accessory after the fact-felony and lying to a peace officer. More...

Sports

County athletes earn medals at 2013 Special Olympics Winter Games

Twelve athletes from Roscommon County participated in the 2013 Special Olympics Michigan Winter Games held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Schuss Mountain. More...

CATCHING SOME AIR

Roscommon’s Samantha Tarnowski catches some air during her SnoX race Feb. 9 at Turtle Creek Casino, Williamsburg. Tarnowski brought home the gold at the Pro Women’s race. More...

Harrison Frostbite Fest starts today

Those who haven’t gotten enough winter festivals need not travel far from Roscommon County, as the Harrison Chamber of Commerce’s Frostbite Winterfest kicks off today (Thursday) with a business after hours at the Budd Lake Bar. More...

Letters to the Editor

Be a voice to government

In last week’s Resorter there was an article from the Lake Township meeting where the newly elected treasurer and clerk are asking for raises. The clerk is asking for a 5% and the treasurer is going for 10%. More...

‘Serious thought’ needed before making decisions

Last week at the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners meeting, the decision was made to put the issue of township consolidation on the ballot, after many years of effort by many to get the issue on the ballot for the people to vote on. More...

Religion & Family

Chicken stew on menu of free dinner, Feb. 28

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will be offering a free community dinner on Feb. 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will include chicken stew with biscuits, coleslaw, coffee, tea, fruit punch, milk and cake for dessert. More...

Ministerial association approves new mission and values statements

Members of the Roscommon County Ministerial Association completed a new mission and values statement at their regular meeting on Feb. 6. More...

Smith names daughter Kae-Jay

Krista Smith of St. Helen announces the birth of her daughter, Kae-Jay Lee Marie. Born Feb. 4, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling, the baby weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long. More...

Education

Press seeking donations for leadership training - Free Access

Westminster to the World opportunity in Scotland

Houghton Lake High School senior Ricky Press, 17 of Prudenville has an opportunity to travel outside of the country for the first time this summer. More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Navarro, and Scott Eckstorm, second grade and Hutsyn Stevens and Nathan Willy, third grade. Also pictured is Principal Pam Akin, with whom the students were treated to a pizza lunch. Not pictured is pre-kindergartner Ben Snyder. (TRP) More...

Pirate-themed preschool fair set for Feb. 28 at Collins

“Ahoy Mateys!” It is time for the Roscommon County Preschool Fair. The pirate-themed event will be held on Feb. 28 at Collins Elementary School, Houghton Lake. More...

Features

Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest 2013

WinterFest Results Radar Run Adult Division Results 440 & Smaller Stock 1. Dan Benson, Roscommon 2. Bob Schlachter, Higgins Lake Mid Modified Stock 1. Mark Skelton, Mt. Pleasant 699 & Small Stock 1. Mike Majeski, Higgins Lake More...

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