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Historical Village Days augmented by tractor display

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society will host its 41st annual Historical Village Days Friday through Sunday.  More...

Bus accident kills three on way home from CoBeAc

Campers who were involved in a bus accident in Indianapolis on July 27 were traveling home from a week-long stay at Camp CoBeAc, Prudenville.  Camp CoBeAc’s Assistant to the Director Cindy Ferrier said the campers who stayed at the camp fr More...

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News

Dispatcher thanked for assistance to three swimmers in Higgins Lake

A Roscommon County 911 Central Dispatcher is credited with helping to save the lives of three people swimming in Higgins Lake whose boat was drifting away from them on July 27.  More...

Rotary passing of the gavel

Houghton Lake Rotary Club President Koreen Pray for 2012-13 (left) passes the gavel to 2013-2014 President Diane Gandolfi at a recent meeting. More...

National Night Out to be held Aug. 6

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is welcoming the community to attend the National Night Out on Aug. 6 from 5 to 10 p.m. More...

Business

CHI-TOWN OFFERS TASTE OF CHICAGO

A menu with Chicago-inspired offerings is available at the new Chi-Town restaurant and lounge at 4329 S. Gladwin Rd. (M-18) south of M-55 in Prudenville. More...

Home Builders Assoc. of North Central Lakes new TLHBA name

Tri-Lakes Home Builders Association has a new name effective today (Thursday, Aug. More...

Lauria retires after over 31 years at Scott’s

Lyon Township’s David Lauria retired last week from Scott’s Wood Products, Excavating & Construction, where he had worked for the past 31 years, eight months, two weeks and two days.  Company President Mark Scott commended Mr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Work together to get holes marked

I am writing this letter to plead to the people of Houghton Lake. I know you have shown us that you have some very good people there. We have heard from some of you since my son drowned in the lake on July 4, 2012. More...

Reminders prods writers to ‘keep America good’

[Regarding the July 18 Resorter editorial page,] one of us read this page Tuesday evening and it might take a couple of days to convey our thoughts. Parker Seiler is a friend of ours, and we had to read his letter first; Mr. More...

Crews needed to clean shoreline following bash

The annual Bud Bash extravaganza is this upcoming weekend. This highly anticipated event draws revelers from both far and near for fun, food, music and seeing how long you can stay on a boat without being put inside a paddy wagon. More...

Health

Kushion retires from CMDHD; Hall named new health officer

After 25 years in public health, the last 23 with the Central Michigan District Health Department, Mary L. Kushion, will be retiring Sept. 13.  More...

CMDHD raises over $4,600 for food

Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) hosted two events in June to raise funds for community health improvement.  More...

Religion & Family

Markey Church to host ‘Kingdom Rock’ VBS - Free Access

A Vacation Bible School event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Markey Church from Aug. 5 through 9. More...

BBBS JULY ACTIVITY

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lake Community Based matches met recently for their July activity at the St. John Lutheran Church garden on Reserve Road. More...

Citko, Povinelli plan June wedding

Amy Citko of Houghton Lake and Al Povinelli of Roscommon plan to wed June 13, 2014, at the Top of the Park in the Park Place Hotel, Traverse City.  The couple will honeymoon by spending three weeks touring Italy, where the groom has dual citizen More...

Law Enforcement

Missing person also being sought on felony charge by MSP

Two searches are currently being conducted for Kyle Mosher, 27, of Cadillac. His family is searching for him after he allegedly has went missing since July 19, last being seen in a remote area in Missaukee County. More...

State Police investigating stolen motor

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating the theft of a 60 horsepower Yamaha outboard motor from a pontoon boat at 5920 East Houghton Lake Dr.  More...

County fair this weekend - Free Access

The Roscommon County Fair will provide three days of family fun from Aug. 2-4 at the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds, located at 290 Ballenger Rd., Roscommon. Friday, Aug. 2 More...

Stevensons represent Roscommon County in Ireland

When Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson heard the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners received a letter from the County of Roscommon, Ireland asking for someone to represent Roscommon, MI at the Gathering Celebrations of Roscommon he jumped More...

Police: Bud Bash to be by the book

“Law enforcement is planning to have the same number or more officers for the event on Saturday,” said State Police Sgt. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 18:  Ryan D. Smagacz, 29, St. Helen, pleaded guilty to probation violation and he was sentenced to 12 months in jail (credit for 268 days). More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

JAGUARS PREP FOR SEASON

The Houghton Lake Jaguars Youth Football and Cheerleading Program held its annual football camp last week at the Roscommon Township practice fields. More...

Houghton Lake club runners earn medals at Farwell

Some members of the 2013 Houghton Lake Run Club took part in a 5K at the Farwell Lumberjack Festival July 27.  The Run Club is part of the Houghton Lake Cross Country Team.  “We have fun, competition-based workouts through June and Ju More...

5 Star, Limberlost meet in league showdown

After both squads picked up victories in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League this week, Limberlost Lounge and 5 Star Detail are set to meet next Monday night in a game that will put one of the squads out front of the league’ More...

Editorial

Take advantage of offerings

Our Opinion

Visitors to the Roscommon County area will have plenty to do this weekend and many alternatives to the annual Bud Bash at Houghton Lake.  The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society will hold its 41st annual Historical Village Days this weekend. More...

‘Fear’ greatest threat to First Amendment

At various times, every American likely has wished for less of some things that the First Amendment protects. Less hateful speech. One less noisy protest group. More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week’s results  Who will win the alumni football game this weekend between Roscommon and Houghton Lake?  Yes-53% No-31%  This week’s question   More...

Outdoors

Schultz, Blanchard top county cyclists in 100 mile race

Peddling across the start line July 28 in uptown Grayling, 274 bicyclists took off for Oscoda to catch the paddlers of the AuSable Canoe Marathon who started the previous night. More...

LAKE JAMES LARGEMOUTH

  Brady Fishburn, 9, of Roseville landed this 20-inch largemouth bass on Lake James while fishing July 26. The young angler was using an artificial worm when he landed the fish. He was staying at a family cottage. (Courtesy photo) More...

Sale of wolf hunting licenses postponed until Sept. 28

The Department of Natural Resources Tuesday announced that it has postponed the sale of wolf hunting licenses – originally scheduled to begin Aug. 3 – until Sept. More...

Happenings

MARKETING HOUGHTON LAKE

Department of Natural Resources Private Lands Coordinator Mark Sargent spoke to the members of the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake at Buccilli’s on July 29. More...

Houghton Lake Ambulance hosting open house

The medical staff at Houghton Lake Ambulance will host an open house Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. More...

Women’s bowling association meeting Aug. 8

The Houghton Lake USBC Women’s Bowling Association will hold its fall start-up meeting and secretary’s workshop on Aug. 8.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Goodyear Lanes, Houghton Lake.   More...

Education

Gahagan Nat ure Camp

  Maurice Janisse of Roscommon holds a six-foot black rat snake at the Gahagan Nature Preserve July 18 during a presentation on reptiles and amphibians by Jim and Carol McGrath from Nature Discovery in Williamston. More...

HLHS graduates of 1960s parties set for Aug. 9, 10

Graduates of Houghton Lake High School Class of 1965, and graduates of all classes during the 1960s, will be hosted at two consecutive evening parties at the home of Larry Nagy and Linda Sergeant.  More...

MARSP GRANTS

Four area teachers received 2012 grants from Roscommon County members of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel. More...

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