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Pumpkin Run adds trivia, snowmobiles

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its 16th annual pumpkin Run Car Show and Cruise Sept. More...

RCRC hands over ownership of Hillcrest roads

The Roscommon County Road Commission finalized the abandonment of various roads in Lyon Township’s Hillcrest subdivision during a public hearing on Sept. More...

Special Sections

News

Group gives commissioners its lake level recommendations

Although the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners didn’t have any formal action items during its regular meeting, the board had a full work session discussing the state of Higgins Lake with the Higgins Lake Environmental & Economic Coali More...

COMING DOWN

(Above) The Houghton Lake property most recently known as The Party Stop, just east of the Back Door Saloon on M-55, goes by way of the excavator Monday as Mid-State Asbestos Removal employee Chad Bauer takes chunk after chunk out of the back side of More...

Bobcats mercy visiting Pine River

They weren’t from Roscommon, but they were Bucks just the same, and the Houghton Lake Bobcats were ready for them, scoring a 9-1 mercy win over visiting Pine River Tuesday night.  More...

Business

NEW AGENT

Houghton Lake Insurance Agency’s newest agent Trevor Bates has been with the agency since the end of August. Bates is certified to sell both property and casualty lines of insurance and is now ready to take on new clients. More...

‘PinkSTYLE’ savings help raise funds to fight breast cancer

Pink is a bold color so significant that women everywhere know what it stands for immediately -- hope! This fall, Tanger is offering its shoppers a way to join the fight against breast cancer with its annual PinkSTYLE campaign.  More...

Editorial

Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, not right for Michigan says Booher

In late August, the Michigan Senate voted in favor of expanding Medicaid to more than 470,000 people in Michigan. After a thorough review of House Bill 4714 and stacks of information on the issue, I decided to vote against the legislation.  More...

Forums are opportunities

Our Opinion

Two meeting notices of note to residents of Houghton Lake are included in this week’s Resorter.  The first is for an open house on the proposal to “convert M-55 between US-127 and Old US-27 from four lanes to three.” Representa More...

Debate over Syria an unprecedented, national ‘e-conversation’

There’s nothing good to find in the current standoff between the Syrian government and the United States – people there are dying as diplomats ponder, politicians posture and nations take strategic sides.  More...

Happenings

Skee Brothers highlight of ‘Back Door Boogie’

The joint was a jumpin’ Sunday, to paraphrase the old Fats Waller tune.  The Roscommon Knights of Columbus Council 6593 resumed its Back Door Boogie, so named because the event takes place inside the K of C’s auxiliary hall. More...

Donors stepping up as new RADL site develops

As the construction of the new Roscommon Area District Library progresses, so too does the support from donors in both large and small ways.  Supporters of the library have contributed both necessary and useful things for the new library such as More...

Sign up for Cub Scouts on Sept. 23

Cub Scout Pack 3981, Houghton Lake, will hold sign ups on Sept. 23.  Sign up will be at the Houghton Higgins Elks Lodge at Houghton Lake. More...

M-55 lane change subject of open house

The Michigan Department of Transportation will hold an open house on a proposal that would convert a portion of M-55 at Houghton Lake to three lanes.  The open house will be held Sept. 26 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. More...

Fundraising kicks off for traveling Vietnam Wall visit next summer

In preparation for the arrival of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall next summer, Roscommon Township Clerk Barb Stevenson hosted a fundraising kick-off at the township hall Sept. 11, Patriot Day.  More...

89 AND COUNTING

(Above) More than 20 people who are 89 years old and older gathered at the Gallimore Board House Tuesday for the Roscommon Area Historical Society’s ninth annual birthday party. 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, Aug. 20:  David B. Montalvo, 26, Lansing, charged with four counts of felonious assault, is ready for trial (hearing dates were scheduled).  More...

Consolidation forum Oct. 16 at HLHS, questions sought

The question of whether or not to consolidate Roscommon, Denton, Lake and Markey Townships will be on the ballot in February, 2014.  In an effort to provide voters with information, the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce will host a forum on the More...

Fraud case involving stolen car at prosecutor

The Roscommon County Prosecutor is reviewing a case of fraud that resulted from the sale of a stolen vehicle last week.  More...

Sports

Bucks fall in double overtime to Big Rapids in ‘President’s Cup’

Coming off a 5-2 win over Cheboygan on Sept. 12, the Roscommon varsity soccer team fell 3-2 in overtime to Big Rapids on Saturday.  Roscommon 5, Cheboygan 2  More...

Three HL runners medal at Beal City Invitational

The Houghton Lake Cross Country team had three runners medal at the Beal City Invitational on Sept. 10. More...

Jaguars victors in four home contests

Four Houghton Lake Jaguar youth football squads picked up wins over Clare Sept. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters Policy

The Resorter welcomes concise letters to the editor. We require that letters be signed and contain addresses and telephone numbers for verification. E-mailed letters must contain telephone numbers. More...

Religion & Family

Trombleys mark 60 years of marriage

David and Virginia “Ginny” Trombley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary over the Labor Day weekend with family and friends in Lapeer.  More...

Tylers name son Cylis Paul

Tammy and Dave Tyler of Roscommon announce the birth of their son, Cylis Paul.   The baby was born Sept. 14, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 1/4 inches.   More...

Rehearsals begin for Christian Choir’s Christmas Cantata

Now that the school bells have rung, the boats are coming out of the water and the leaves are beginning to show the end of another season, the Roscommon County Christian Choir is looking forward to its annual Christmas Cantata. More...

Education

THEIR OWN SCHOOL BUS

For the first time in its 59-year history, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School has its own school bus. More...

MAKING IT OFFICIAL

Representatives from Kirtland Community College and Saginaw Valley State University came together at KCC’s campus on Sept. 11 to sign the “RN to BSN” enrollment agreement.  More...

Kirtland, SVSU sign ‘RN to BSN’ enrollment agreement Sept. 11

Officials from Kirtland Community College and Saginaw Valley State University signed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing concurrent enrollment agreement on Sept. More...

Features

Monument Hunters

Using a copy of a map dating from the 1800s as one of their tools, two “treasure hunters” set out last week in hopes of finding original survey markers from the period the map was made.  More...

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