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Santa’s Workshop open for business Sunday

The Houghton Lake Merchants Association will present Santa’s Workshop Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse, Prudenville. More...

‘South Pacific’ opens tonight at Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake High School will present “South Pacific” starting tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. and run Nov. 22 and 23 in the high school auditorium, also at 7 p.m.  More...

Special Sections

News

TWO NEW QUILT TRAIL STOPS

Two new quilt blocks have been added at Houghton Lake to the Quilting Trail. More...

Village discusses four options for village hall upgrades

As part of the 2014 budget discussion, the Roscommon Village council discussed four options regarding an upgrade to the village hall during its Nov. 12 meeting.  More...

Lake board approves first step in possible whole lake treatment

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board took a first step toward a possible whole lake treatment of Houghton Lake to control Eurasian watermilfoil, as well as some hybrid strains of the invasive aquatic plant that have been detected in the lake, during a More...

Editorial

Establishing a foundation of values, beliefs

The Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky is quoted as saying “First art will imitate life…” which has often been used in conversations about design elements, contemporary novels, media and the performing arts.  More...

Already underway

The season of caring and giving is already underway in Roscommon County.  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-NOVEMBER 23, 1888  LOCAL ITEMS   More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Losses would be so great’ with consolidation

I feel the need to give my opinion on consolidation of our township(s). I’m going to offer some statements only based on my experience. More...

‘Consider change’ in vote for consolidation

Change is difficult, but for all of us, it is inevitable. New, more efficient ways of doing things have always replaced what once was thought to be the most “modern” of the time, but ultimately replaced.  More...

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...

Health

Hospice of Helping Hands marks National Hospice Month

November is National Hospice Month and Hospice of Helping Hands takes this month, during the season of thanks, to honor their staff and volunteers.  More...

BUSY AT THE BLOOD DRIVE

(Foreground) Red Cross blood technician Christine Crump shares a laugh with donor Kelly Baker of Prudenville during a blood drive at St. John Lutheran Church Monday. Baker, 39, said she has been giving blood for 15 years.  More...

Tobacco Quitline celebrates 10 years

The Michigan Tobacco Quitline, a program of the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), last month celebrated 10 years of helping Michigan residents achieve a tobacco-free life. More...

Happenings

NMCAA seeking tax prep volunteers

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) is gearing up for the 2014 tax season and is seeking tax preparation volunteers.  Volunteers help low-income residents by preparing and filing their tax returns and helping them apply for the Ea More...

R.O.O.C.’S WORKS OF ART

The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF), in addition to providing grants and scholarships, works to partner non-profit organizations in a collaborative effort to improve services and programs in the communities it serves.  More...

NCACU EYEGLASS DRIVE

The Houghton Lake branch of North Central Area Credit Union has a drop box in the lobby for any unused eyeglasses. The eyewear donated by customers will be donated to the Houghton Lake Lions Club to be distributed internationally.  More...

Lawrence Zurbrick

Lawrence Zurbrick, 82, Houghton Lake, died Nov. 20, 2013, in East Lansing. More...

TURKEYS ON THE TOWN

(Above) Motorists passing by the former Surplus Incorporated building on the corner of M-55 and M-18 were bemused to see a trio of turkeys who had strutted into town Tuesday morning, resting their spurs at the light in Prudenville. More...

UPS Ed and Caren auction Saturday at K of C, Prudenville

The 24th annual UPS Ed and Caren Christmas for Kids Auction is set for Nov. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Prudenville.  Held in conjunction with WUPS 98.5 FM and Santa’s Helpers, the event doors will open at 6 p.m. 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

Court News

Capital improvement plan under way in Roscommon Twp.

The engineering phase for multi-year capital improvement projects has begun in Roscommon Township.  Following a five-year plan, the township, using the services of the Roscommon County Road Commission, will improve some roads using sewer funds l More...

Woman gives personal information to ‘Social Security’ representative

An 85-year-old Roscommon Township woman may have been the victim of identity theft after giving out personal information over the phone to someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.  More...

Inkster man has book thrown at him after traffic stop

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 42-year-old Inkster man for a raft of law violation after stopping him for speeding on I-75 on the evening of Nov. 14.  More...

Sports

ALL CONFERENCE BUCKS

Thirteen Roscommon High School football players were recognized by the Jack Pine Conference following the 2013 football season.  More...

HL ALL CONFERENCE GRIDDERS

Seven members of the Houghton Lake High School varsity football team were recently named by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference to this year’s All Conference Team.  More...

GETTING READY FOR HOME STAND

(Left to right) Varsity competitive cheer team members Julia Hallauer and Lauren Hooper demonstrate their toe touch jump for teammates and varsity Coach Celeste Kubiak during a practice session Monday evening. More...

Outdoors

SVDP accepting venison, deer

St. Vincent de Paul of Prudenville is accepting venison or hanging deer this hunting season.  SVDP is accepting already processed venison, providing it has been packaged by a butcher and that the processing date is less than one year old. More...

FIRST BUCK

Logan Roth, 10, of Roscommon, bagged his first buck while hunting Nov. 16. The young hunter took the buck while hunting at Houghton Lake on Saturday morning. (Courtesy photo)   More...

BIG BACKUS BUCK

Rob Leedy of Houghton Lake bagged this 8-point buck Saturday afternoon while hunting in Backus Township. The buck, which dressed out at 122 pounds and had a 17-inch spread, had the largest rack of any deer Leedy has bagged. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Religion & Family

Mikenauk Chorale presents ‘A Contemporary Christmas’

With the outstanding attendance at its summer concert, the Mikenauk Chorale has announced that it will have two concerts this holiday season.  More...

QUILTING MARATHON

In honor of Veterans Day, The Cut Ups group that meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Messiah Lutheran Church, Roscommon, gathered to conduct a quilting marathon Nov. 12. The 16 women in attendance worked from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD PACKING PARTY

The Cross Connection Youth Group at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church held a packing party on Nov. 17 for Operation Christmas Child.  More...

Education

Open house set at Baker College Center for Transportation Technology

Baker College of Cadillac will host a free open house at its Center for Transportation Technology (CTT) where the public can tour the facility and learn about programs and careers in agriculture technology, architectural/construction technology, CAD More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month for October at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School are (front, left to right) Tanealle Parker, kindergarten, Owen Barnes, first grade, (back row, left to right) Alesia Rochon, fifth grade and Janessa Fuller, seventh gr More...

BRINGING THE BOBCAT ‘BOOM’

Students from the 2-D art class at Houghton Lake High School finished their plow-painting project for the Roscommon County Road Commission recently, and the completed plow was picked up at the Houghton Lake Community Schools bus garage on Nov. More...

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