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Law says new drivers must ‘Put Their Phones in Park’

Beginning today (Thursday), teen drivers with Level 1 or Level 2 licenses under the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program are prohibited from using a cell phone while driving. More...

Roscommon’s Metro Park upgrades eyed

Rotary Club donates $25,000

Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority chair Sue Jock was given the go ahead last week by the RMRA board to apply for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Recreational Passport grant for the construction of a new playground at Metro Park More...

Special Sections

News

Distracted driver injured in crash

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post handled a one-vehicle accident March 24 that resulted in the injury of a Markey Township woman.  More...

CLEARWATER CRUNCH

A two vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Clearwater Ave and M-55 at approximately 4:30 p.m. on March 26 near the Prudenville Dairy Queen in Denton Township. More...

Merritt firefighters respond to garage fire

On Monday, March 25, at about 5:28 p.m., the Merritt Area Fire Department was dispatched to a garage fire next to a house on North Stevens Road in West Branch Township, Missaukee County.  More...

Editorial

Two faces of Easter

Our Opinion

The season of Easter wears two faces. One is the historical and spiritual visage of cross and redemption. The other is a light and colorful welcome to springtime, newness of life and Easter baskets.  Not all persons like this duality. More...

Medicaid expansion is fiscally sound decision

Guest Opinion

Legislators in Michigan have an important decision to make for patients, businesses, the local economy, and Michigan’s budget – by expanding the Medicaid program, they will make basic, cost-effective health care services available to thos More...

‘We’ve got issues with cancer’ motto of Good News Relay For Life Team

The Resorter recently joined many others in the community by signing up as a Relay For Life Roscommon County team, “The Resorter Good News Team.” This year’s Relay For Life in Roscommon County will be held June 22-23 at Houghton Lak More...

Outdoors

Conservation officers’ work is ‘dream job’ for many; DNR looks ahead to new recruitment opportunity

Ask many little kids what they want to be when they grow up and you frequently hear responses like “explorer,” “police officer” or “teacher.” Not too often do they answer “conservation officer.” As most More...

Second annual 5k planned at Houghton Lake April 27

The early registration deadline is April 15 for the second annual Houghton Lake Trail 5k run/walk planned for April 27 at 9 a.m.  The event will take place at Houghton Lake High School and each participant will receive a T-shirt and each finishe More...

Happenings

KCC students home now from ‘housing insecurity’ Alternative Spring Break

While many college students head for a far-away beach or even a home-cooked meal made by mom during spring break, eight Kirtland Community College students recently traveled east for an alternative spring break in New York.  More...

RECOGNIZED FOR BEING TERRIFIC

The Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club recently recognized 12 classrooms of “Terrific Kids” from Collins Elementary and Houghton Lake Middle Schools’ third, fourth and fifth grades. More...

Alumni hoops game among fundraisers to assist Compos

Two fundraisers are planned to help support Roscommon High School senior Nathan Compo, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  A spaghetti dinner/alumni basketball game between Roscommon and Grayling is planned for April 13 at RHS while a hairc More...

Easter activities planned around county

Several Easter related activities will be take place this Saturday around the county including Easter egg hunts in St. More...

Mead resigns from HLCS board

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education will be seeking to appoint a new board member, following member Betsy Mead’s resignation.  More...

RAPUNZEL, RAPUNZEL LET DOWN YOUR HAIR

Kirtland Community College Cosmetology Department Hair Show model Carmen Kern showed off a 21 foot long braid at the show entitled “Once Upon a Time...A Hair Fairytale” on March 25. 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...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 5:  Michael C. Williams, 38, Alger, failed to appear for an arraignment on a probation violation and the judge signed a bench warrant.  Torrie M. More...

Sports

WAITING FOR THE CRACK OF THE BAT

Varsity softball player senior Leonora Pappas (front left) waits for the crack of the bat before taking off for first base as varsity Coach Amber Sergeant puts the ball in play during a drill in the More...

Houghton Lake moves to Class C; Roscommon remains Class B

Houghton Lake High School will move from Class B to Class C for the 2013-14 school year, according to the Michigan High School Athletic Association.   More...

Basketball camps offered at CMU

The Central Michigan University Men’s Basketball program will host two “best bang for your buck” basketball camps this summer.  The first is an “Elite Camp” boys basketball camp June 17-19. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Strongly recommend an immediate refund’

Sewer bill refunds?  More...

‘Need for some form of gun control legislation’

For several weeks, I have read the back and forth over Ms. [Beverly] Luther’s comments on gun control (“‘Straighten out story on gun control,’” Resorter, Feb. 7). More...

Artesia Youth Park offers activities to community

I am responding to last week’s letter from Marilyn Jarvi (“Come together to help youth,” Resorter, March 21) who had wonderful ideas for a youth center that was supported by her former community. More...

Health

County’s ‘Health Ranking’ improves

Each year since 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have released the annual County Health Rankings.  More...

Religion & Family

BUDDING PIANISTS

Sandra Akin’s piano students showcased their talents at their March 3 recital at St. John Lutheran Church. More...

Tarvises to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Robert and Sylvia Tarvis of Houghton Lake will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows April 6 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake, followed by a party for family and friends.  More...

Akin presents 41st annual piano recital

Piano students of Sandra J. Akin, Prudenville, were presented in the studio’s 41st annual recital March 3 at St. More...

Education

Houghton Lake NHS adds 18 inductees

Eighteen Houghton Lake High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society in a March 21 ceremony at the school.  More...

Schools closed for spring break

Spring break begins Friday for area schools.  Houghton Lake Community Schools, Roscommon Area Public Schools and the Charlton Heston Academy will observe spring break March 29 through April 8. School resumes April 9.   More...

WELCOMING CLASS OF ’26

Collins Elementary kindergarten teacher Caitlin Meyer sings and acts out “Five Little Monkeys” March 20 during the school’s Kindergarten Round-up for the Class of 2026. More...

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