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Resolution to support marking dredged holes

After listening to a presentation by Houghton Lake resident Jack McCauley on the progress that has been made on the marking of the dredged holes at Houghton Lake, Roscommon County Road Commission Member Kim Akin suggested drafting a resolution statin More...

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FIRE CONSUMES LYON TOWNSHIP HOME

Firefighters from Lyon, Lake and Gerrish townships battle a blaze at 8821 North Townline Rd. and at an adjoining address in Lyon Township Saturday night. More...

FIRST FIRE RUN

Gerrish Township Assistant Fire Chief Jim Lippert mans the control panel on his department’s new poly-bodied fire truck during the fire in Lyon Township Saturday night. More...

Seat-time waiver application gets go-ahead at Houghton Lake

Providing more flexibility for students at Houghton Lake Community Schools, the board of education Monday approved a motion to apply for seat-time waivers through the Michigan Department of Education.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Let interested parties know of vote

At the Higgins Lake Property Owners Association annual meeting the membership took a vote to adopt a resolution to keep the [Cut River] dam and maintain the 1926 and 1982 (winter) legal lake levels. The vote was 134 in favor to 51 opposed. More...

Handicap parking scofflaws should be ticketed

I would like to know why the police department does not ticket the ones who park in handicap spaces. I had to pay for license plates that say I’m handicap. More...

Outdoors

Houghton Lake part of NASA science project

A group of researchers from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) were out on Houghton Lake last week, gathering core samples from the lake bottom in an effort to find information on the transition of anc More...

Happenings

HABITAT HELPERS

(Left) Habitat for Humanity volunteers Tom Gross (left) and Lowell Kage and Executive Director Lori Roberts take a break from a ramp project Aug. More...

Superhero program scheduled for Friday at St. Helen library

The Richfield Township Public Library is calling all superheroes. Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Can you leap tall buildings in a single bound?  More...

Ramble to/through the Pines planned to benefit hospice

Mercy Hospice of Grayling will host its 5th Annual Ramble to/through the Pines, a hybrid memorial event and fundraiser for the hospice, on Sept. 7.  More...

Law Enforcement

Clothing items, jewelry reported stolen

A Roscommon Township resident reported a breaking and entering to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office in which personal clothing items and some jewelry were stolen Aug. 9.  More...

Woman reports sexual assault at Walmart

State Police are looking for a suspect in a sexual assault which is alleged to have occurred at the Houghton Lake Walmart Store on the night of Aug. 8. More...

Chief Brian Hill receives ‘Crime Fighter Award’

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan recently honored Gerrish Township Police Chief Brian Hill with Fight Crime’s “Crime Fighter Award” during the Chiefs’ Association summer training conference in Bellaire.  More...

Features

Keeping traditions alive

Since the beginning of the Higgins Lake Boat Club in 1947, the tradition of sailing has been part of the club’s culture.  As a means of keeping youth interested in the sport of sailing, each summer the Higgins Lake Boat Club opens its door More...

Breaking News - 8/15/2013 3:36 PM

Richfield Township Police arrest three on drug, prostitution charges - Free Access

The Richfield Township Department of Public Safety arrested three people and recovered several drugs, cash and a stolen handgun, following a traffic stop the afternoon of Aug. 13. More...

Higgins Lake study interest remains high

The team of scientists from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan who are conducting a study on the hydrology and ecology of Higgins Lake, Marl Lake and the Cut River, gave a presentation on their first year of work at Roscommon Hi More...

‘Rough Road Ahead’ sign obsolete on Old 27

Since 2008, Roscommon County Road Commission Manager Tim O’Rourke said the RCRC has been working to make Old 27 go from the “worst road” in Roscommon County to “one of the better.”  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

Sports

5 Star, Limberlost share lead heading into final week

With one week left to play in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League season, Limberlost Lounge and 5 Star Detail hold identical records and stand atop the league’s Upper Division standings.  Both teams are 13-2 overall on More...

Forest Dunes among Top 100 courses in GOLF Magazine

Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon, the nationally acclaimed Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course in northern Michigan, has been recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S.  More...

Neiser scores sixth win of year at Merritt Speedway

Rich Neiser scored his sixth feature win of the year in the Don Nester Auto Group UMP Late Model division after scoring the feature race win Saturday night at Merritt Speedway.  Scott Phillips set the quick time in the division with a lap of 13. More...

Editorial

We say no. Again.

Our Opinion

A proposal to make a stretch of M-55 at Houghton Lake a three-lane highway is again being floated by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  More...

Turning the tide on childhood obesity

As the Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation’s children have the best possible chance at a healthy life and a bright future.  More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week’s results  If you swam in Houghton or Higgins Lake this summer, did you get swimmer’s itch?  Yes-49% No-51%  This week’s question   More...

Religion & Family

Calvarymen Quartet to perform Aug. 18 at Markey Church

Markey Church will present The Calvarymen Aug. 18 as they sing classic southern gospel as well as cutting edge progressive gospel in their defining style. The Calvarymen Quartet will perform at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. More...

Bechills celebrate golden anniversary

Ron and Betty Bechill of Prudenville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary when their three children, Bob Bechill of Mt. More...

Good Shepherd rummage, bake sale approaching

The Good Shepherd United Methodist Church annual Market for Missions Rummage and Bake Sale is planned to begin with a “pre-sale” on Aug. More...

Education

Area students graduate from Central Michigan

Central Michigan University recently announced its May, 2013, graduates.  From Houghton Lake, Ashley Agney graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Megan Drogt graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts, Patricia Gardner graduated with More...

Foundation offering homeschool dual enrollment scholarships

The Kirtland Community College Foundation is offering new scholarships intended specifically for homeschooled students who are dual enrolled.  Two $500 scholarships will be awarded for the fall and winter semesters for the 2013-14 academic year, More...

Open house planned at Gaylord weather office

How does the Doppler radar work? Why do we still launch weather balloons? What kind of computer equipment do forecasters use? Why is the weather office for Northern Michigan located near Waters? More...

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