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One mission provided harrowing war experience for WWII vet - Free Access

On Aug. 7, 1944, about 14 months after graduating from Central Lake High School, 18-year-old Walter Drogt was finally on his way into battle. More...

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News

HLPL’s Frazho given service award from Merit Network

Houghton Lake Public Library’s Kim Frazho was recently awarded the 2013 Meritorious Service Award at Merit Network’s Member Conference in Ann Arbor.  More...

RAPS bracing for budget cuts due to revenue crunch

“What we know today is that we’re looking at a $1.2 million deficit with spending at today’s levels.” That was the sobering message delivered to the Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education by District Business Manager More...

PUTTING FOR PATRIOTS ON MEMORIAL DAY

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Prudenville will join over 30 other Pirate’s Cove miniature golf courses all over the country in the Putting for Patriots program. More...

Business

Oliver’s House of Carpets and Furniture going out of business after 37 years

A landmark business “just one mile west of the light in Prudenville,” as the radio spots said, will be going out of business the first week of June.  Oliver’s House of Carpets and Furniture, M-55, owned by the Oliver family, wa More...

Comfort Suites Lakeside finishing $250,000 in water park upgrades

Houghton Lake’s Comfort Suites Lakeside hotel expects to complete nearly $250,000 in upgrades to its enclosed water park and spa area before Memorial Day to make sure patrons have a fun water experience even when the weather isn’t coopera More...

‘Get Pumped Up for Relay’ today at Shell Station

The fundraiser, “Get Pumped Up for Relay For Life,” is planned today (Thursday, May 23) at the Houghton Lake Shell Gas Station.  Employees from North Central Area Credit Union’s Houghton Lake Branch will be at the station askin More...

Letters to the Editor

Garbage carts ‘accident waiting to happen’

My wife and I have made our home at Houghton Lake and Roscommon Township since 2001. [We are] very happily retired in our little community. We live within a condominium association right on M-55. More...

‘Something is wrong’ with lake level managment

I read Michael Guy’s response (“Writer: County commission doing fine with dam,” Resorter, May 16) to my Letter to the Editor the week before (HLR 5-9-13) and it must be responded to. More...

Articles on water levels ‘contradict each other’

I read with interest in the May 16 issue of the Resorter two articles that in my mind totally contradict each other. More...

Religion & Family

Perkins, Neville exchange wedding vows in Gaylord

Alessa Perkins, the daughter of Heidi Randall, and Gregg Neville, the son of Jeff and Sue Neville of Roscommon were united in marriage April 6, 2013, in Gaylord.  More...

POPPY SALES

Bruce Bridson of VFW Post 5680, St. Helen, mans his post next to the front door at Louie’s Fresh Market Saturday morning. More...

Barnum, St. Louis announce engagement

Scott and Karen Barnum of Houghton Lake announce the engagement of their son, Jason Barnum, to Alecia St. More...

Law Enforcement

HONORED FOR OVER 50 YEARS SERVICE

Walter Hunt Jr., 74, one of the founding members of the Merritt Fire Department, was honored by the department Sunday with the unveiling of a plaque dedicating the fire station to him in recognition More...

Father, son arrested for ‘grow’ operation

A father and son from Houghton Lake were arrested at about 6 a.m. the morning of May 16 in Houghton Lake Heights on drug and weapons charges.  Lt. More...

One year later-

Robinson manhunt served as learning experience

Looking back a year later on the seven-day manhunt that took place from May 21-28 in the woods of Backus and Nester Townships in 2012, Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson said his department learned a lot from searching for Everett Robinson.&nbs More...

Memorial Day activities set

Memorial Day ceremonies and a parade are among the events happening this weekend in Roscommon County.  Roscommon County Memorial Day events   More...

Roscommon graduation tonight

Ninety-eight graduates will participate in commencement exercises at Roscommon High School tonight (Thursday, May 23) as the RHS Class of 2013 receives their diplomas.  It will be the 118th graduation for Roscommon Area Public Schools as they ma More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 23:  Torrie M. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Buck boy thinclads down Beavers

The Roscommon High School boys varsity track and field squad took first place in all but two of the events as they defeated Beaverton May 15 at RHS.  More...

Bobcats Winkler, Wallace headed to State Finals

Houghton Lake High School’s senior Madison Winkler and sophomore Vanessa Wallace will represent HLHS at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 State Track and Field meet June 1 at Comstock Park.  Winkler finished in first More...

Buck girls medal in 10; boys bring home six

Roscommon High School girls varsity track and field Coach Tim McClure said despite no athletes qualifying for the state finals, the team had a record 10 medalists at the MHSAA Regional competition May 18 at East Jordan.  More...

Editorial

In remembrance

Our Opinion

Monday is the national observance of Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives in defense of their country, and to honor those who served their country in the military that are deceased. More...

IRS hearing

“The power to tax is the power to destroy,” Congressman Dave Camp of Midland paraphrased a quote of Daniel Webster and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall in his opening remarks of the House Ways and Means Committee hearing l More...

New York a non-stop string of highlights

“Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today…”  On May 17, the Houghton Lake Marching Band headed for New York City, the “city that never sleeps,” for an extended weekend.  From Broadway to 42nd Street t More...

Outdoors

Tips for a safe boating season offered as summer begins

With Memorial Day this weekend, Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ conservation officers remind Michigan residents to practice safety when boating.  May 18-24 is National Safe Boating Week. More...

GEOCACHING SCOUTS

Members of Cub Scout Pack 3944 and their parents met at the Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve May 18. More...

Tractor pulls begin Saturday at Wellington

Wellington Farm, USA near Grayling, will host its first Garden Tractor Pull of the season on Saturday.  More...

Happenings

PROMOTING TECHNOLOGY AND MATH

Chemical Bank gave a boost to technology and math education in the area by presenting a check for $5,000 for the purchase of library materials on the subject to the Roscommon Area District Library (R More...

‘Michigan Activity Pass’ offers access to arts

The Houghton Lake Public Library will participate in the Library Network’s collaborative program that will offer enhanced access to arts and cultural organizations throughout Michigan.  More...

Does to host fashion show, luncheon

The B.P.O. Does of Houghton and Higgins Lake will host a “Lake Side Living Fashion Show and Luncheon” June 5.  Held at the Elks Club on M-55, the show begins at noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. More...

Education

TANGER OUTLETS GIVES $900 TO CHA

Charlton Heston Academy students from Krystal LaPort’s third grade class and Superintendent Dave Patterson accepted a $900 check from Tanger Outlets General Manager Vicki Seltz Barnes on May 13 More...

COOR Career Tech Center honors high school students

The COOR Intermediate School District’s Career Tech Center celebrated the achievements of high school students from the four-county area who completed training in a variety of programs May 16.  Most of the programs are held at Kirtland Com More...

RCCF TECH GRANT

Houghton Lake Community Schools student Amber Johnson uses a Kindle Fire HD in Mrs. Sarah Partenio’s classroom at Houghton Lake Middle School. More...

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