June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sarsfield gives CHA ‘verbal’ resignation

Leadership at the Charlton Heston Academy will have a different structure during the 2013-14 academic year as Chief Academic Officer Jason Sarsfield has provided Superintendent Dave Patterson with a verbal resignation.  More...

Final changes to HLCS budget reduce fund balance

While the Houghton Lake Community School Board of Education approved an amendment to the budget of the current school year, it tabled approval of the 2013-14 budget.  More...

Special Sections

News

IT’S HERE

Gerrish Township’s new fire truck, a pumper, was delivered to the township on June 18, after four months of construction. More...

Fourth of July fireworks, parades planned

Roscommon County will celebrate America’s Independence with three nights of fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.  More...

Village votes to allow outdoor dining

The Roscommon Village Council amended two ordinances at the June 24 meeting, including its sign and zoning ordinances.  More...

Business

GRONDIN’S OPEN HOUSE

Grondin’s Hair Center, Village Square Plaza, Houghton Lake, will host an open house July 1-13. More...

Consumer guides to automobile, homeowners insurance released

The 2013 Guides to Automobile and Homeowners Insurance were released last week by the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), providing information Michigan consumers need to effectively shop for and compare insurance coverages.  More...

JOUNRNEY’S UNIQUE BOUTIQUE NOW OPEN

Forever Concrete was recently reopened as Journey’s Unique Boutique. The new boutique owned by Judy Kozma offers new merchandise including unique formal wear. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t let politics ‘get in the way’ of decision making

I read with dismay the responses from the [Roscommon County] commissioners to Higgins Lake resident Eric Ostergren’s letter to the editor in the Resorter pertaining to maintaining the proper lake water level. More...

‘Enlighten me’ on gas prices

On June 17 I got on the Internet to check out gas prices. Much to my horror Houghton Lake was the second highest in the United States, second only to a city in Hawaii. How can this be? What is going on around here? Can someone please enlighten me? More...

Fishing better with weeds

I just read in the paper that again money will be spent to kill weeds in Houghton Lake. Really, over $600,000.00 to $700,000.00. My neighbors and I are paying for this. Wake up people this is a fishing lake. More...

Happenings

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS JUNE ACTIVITY

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes held its June match activity at the Gerrish Township Park recently. The matches had a picnic, scavenger hunt and looked for college items around the park. More...

Action Agency Awarded $22,215

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Go ‘Around the World’ at RADL

RADL invites patrons to go “Around the World” July 2-5 as the “Dig Into Reading” summer program continues.  On July 2 at 10:30 a.m., readers ages 6-12 will explore mummies and hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt. More...

Education

HLHS underclassmen recognized at annual awards ceremony

Houghton Lake High School underclassmen were recognized for their accomplishments during the 2012-13 school year at the Underclassmen Awards Ceremony June 3 at the high school.  2012-13 CLASS OFFICERS  Eighth Grade Class – President T More...

Great Start Collaborative offering new options for preschool children

COOR Intermediate School District and the COOR-Iosco Great Start Collaborative (GSC) recently announced new options for families of three- and fouryear old children who are in need of an early childhood care and education program for their child begi More...

HONORS GRADUATE

Regina Sussex Kesson recently graduated with high honors from Jackson Community College, Jackson, with an associate degree in applied science of nursing. More...

RAPS avoids layoffs despite shrinking budget, enrollment

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education avoided layoffs but will have to spend a big chunk of their fund balance in the budget they adopted June 19 for the 2013-14 school year. More...

St. Helen’s ‘universal access’ pier to be ready before July 4 holiday

A process that has been in the making since 2009 is nearly complete as volunteers spent the better part of June 25 unloading and assembling the parts for the Richfield Township Lake St. 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:  Kristie A. Butson, 32, Prudenville, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where she pleaded guilty to larceny in a building. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 21:  Jeremy D. Shepard, 27, Lake City, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and breaking and entering. He was scheduled to be sentenced June 18.  Brian L. More...

Sports

NEW BAGS FOR BOBCATS

The Houghton Lake High School varsity golf team recently purchased Taylor Made golf bags using money from proceeds of the Jay Spurgeon Golf Tournament. More...

TOP LITTLE LEAGUE SELLERS

Several Houghton Lake Little League players were recognized last Saturday for their fundraising efforts for the league. More...

Limberlost clobbers F&T to remain perfect in men’s

Limberlost Lounge continued its quest towards a fifth straight Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League title when the squad defeated F&T Roofing, 32-6, on Monday night to improve to 8-0 on the season.  More...

Editorial

101,000 reasons to celebrate

Our Opinion

Relay For Life Roscommon County 2013 is -- nearly -- in the books. The annual event, held last weekend at Bobcat Stadium, is over but time is still left for donations to be made. Fundraising for the event closes Aug. More...

Tigers trip results in change of perspective

A recent trip to a Tigers game with my sister, Kathy, had me nervous. More...

Arresting journalists-at-work is a double-negative

Government surveillance of news media operations ranging from The Associated Press to Fox News has made national headlines for more than a month now.  But there’s an ongoing governmentpress conflict that also is important in its effect on More...

Religion & Family

OLLRCS students pitch in to fight cancer

Twenty-two students from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School recently raised $1,738.50 to help children fighting cancer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by holding a Math-A-Thon. More...

Basketball, cheerleading VBS at First Congregational

The First Congregational Church of Roscommon is planning its second year of Basketball Plus, a unique type of Vacation Bible School. This year, however, the format will be Basketball Plus Cheerleading.  More...

Project H.O.P.E. needs help moving items

Project H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) is seeking volunteers to help move food and supplies back into its newly renovated space in the basement at the Old Denton Township Hall.  More...

Law Enforcement

State Police take Petoskey man to jail for drugs, disorderly conduct

A 32-year-old Petoskey man was arrested by State Police on charges of possession of marijuana and for being drunk and disorderly at a gas station at Houghton Lake June 22.  More...

Beer recovered in Heights arrest

An Inkster man was arraigned in 82nd District Court June 24 on charges of fleeing and eluding and larceny in a building after Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him the previous evening in Houghton Lake Heights.  More...

Features

Relay For Life over $100k

Relay For Life teams and visitors to the 24-hour event surpassed the $100,000 mark in Roscommon County for the second year in a row.  A year of fundraising culminated at the Relay For Life Roscommon County June 22-23 where it was announced that More...

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