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Kirtland suspends basketball program

The Kirtland Community College Board of Trustees deflated the college’s mens and womens basketball program for 2014-15 and beyond, after voting to suspend the athletic program indefinitely at its regular monthly meeting Nov. 21.  More...

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SHOWING THEIR COLORS

Highly decorated U.S. Army retirees Shawn and Pam Collins pose for a picture with some of their medals on after marching in the Veteran’s Day Parade in St. Louis, MO this year. More...

Kiwanis sponsoring gourmet nut sale

The Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake has started its annual gourmet nut sale. More...

Fry stepping down as RCCF leader

Mary T. More...

Editorial

Freedoms marked on Thanksgivukkah

The marketing frenzy surrounding “Thanksgivukkah” — a term coined by a Massachusetts woman for this year’s rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah — reminds me of an old New Yorker cartoon:  More...

‘Room to groom’

The snowfall that blankets Roscommon County has signaled the return of winter, even if it is a few weeks before the official start of season.  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-DECEMBER 7, 1888  LOCAL ITEMS   More...

Outdoors

Black Friday in Iowa holds unusual surprise for Houghton Lake family

The Tyrrell family of Houghton Lake was about as far from the malls on Black Friday as you could get, visiting with family in Carroll, IA. A walk near the Raccoon River turned out to be an experience they will probably never forget. More...

TRUE STAR QUALITY

Houghton Lake High School junior Holly Roberts proved herself both in the field and on the stage on Nov. 22, by bagging this 6-point buck at 5:20 p.m., then making the 7 p.m. More...

House OKs bill to stagger terms for snowmobile, trails council

The Michigan House last week unanimously approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Bruce Rendon to help bring stability to the Michigan Snowmobile and Trails Advisory Council by staggering the terms for council members.  More...

Happenings

CMDHD encourages citizens to get a flu shot this winter

Everyone ages six months and above should get a flu shot this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control as they prepare for National Influenza Vaccination Week which is Dec. More...

Seats still available for Wellington holiday show

Seats are still available for the annual Christmas season production at Wellington Farm, “The Farm By Lantern Light.”  More...

NLCMH to hold New Beginnings Drop-In Center focus group

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health and New Beginnings Drop-In Center are partnering to host a focus group to gain community input about the New Beginnings Drop-In Center.  The focus group will be held on Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. More...

Education

Ahlers reflects on teaching music at Houghton Lake

After more than 28 years of teaching music, Houghton Lake Community Schools Band Director Sandi Ahlers retired in late October, just as marching season was winding down.  Ahlers started working for the district in the fall of 1985. More...

THANK YOU, LIONS

At the Nov. 25 meeting of the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Scott Dunsmore (right) recognized the Houghton Lake Lions Club for its annual Halloween party. More...

HLMS book fair to take place, Dec. 9-12

The Houghton Lake Middle School Annual December Book Fair will be held Dec. 9-12 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  More...

St. Helen to welcome Santa with parade Friday

The St. Helen Bluegill Optimist Club, with support of the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce and Richfield Township, will host a variety of Christmas events Dec. More...

Enrollment dips at HLCS, RAPS; increases at CHA

Enrollment figures on Oct. 2, student count day in Michigan, showed a decrease of more than 80 students in the Houghton Lake Community Schools district and a small decrease in the Roscommon Area Public Schools district. More...

Russ Graham dinner serves almost 400

It took about 35 volunteers and a whole lot of turkey to present the 11th annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner Nov. 28.  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

82nd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 5:  Jessie L. More...

Sports

Bucks open cage season with loss at Grayling Tuesday

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team fought hard during their season opener at Grayling Tuesday night, but eventually fell to the Lady Vikes 43-37.  “We lost a hard fought defensive battle at Grayling last night,” said new Ros More...

Bobcat girls basketball ‘hoping to surprise’ opponents

Although she has only nine players on her varsity team, Houghton Lake basketball Coach Angie Dalak has a lot of confidence in a squad that she knows can work hard and maintain a winning attitude.   More...

New Buck girls coach looking for balanced attack

“We are not blessed with height but we have a lot of athleticism,” said new Roscommon varsity girls basketball Coach Jane Stockmeyer, who has taken the reigns of her first varsity team this season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Use forum for progress, not attacks

I never thought I would ever be writing [the readers of the Resorter] a letter through this forum, but you have provoked me to do this. More...

Time to trim trees

I am writing this letter on an urgent basis regarding what I believe to be a potentially lethal situation in Prudenville.  More...

Hold elected accountable

I am not a lawyer, but I do have a grain or two of common sense. More...

Religion & Family

Roscommon County Christian Choir to present Christmas Cantata

Once again, it is the month of December, the darkest time of year, and once again the glorious story of Jesus, who came to Earth to shed His divine light upon the world, is told in churches and homes. More...

Cookie sale Dec. 13 at Hope Lutheran

The annual Pick and Choose cookie sale, sponsored by the Ladies of Hope Lutheran Church, St. Helen, will be held Dec. 13 at the Richfield Township Hall, 1410 North M-76, St. Helen.  More...

Pork roast on Messiah dinner menu

The public may attend a dinner Dec. 11 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, at 5 p.m.  The menu includes pork roast, potato, corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. Donations are appreciated. More...

Law Enforcement

Roscommon business falls victim to ‘cryptovirology’ virus

A business within the Village of Roscommon found itself victim of a “cryptovirology” computer virus. According to a Nov. More...

Patchin named officer of the year

Sgt. Greg Patchin of the Gerrish Township Police Department was presented with the department’s 2013 Officer of the Year Award Nov. 18 by Chief Brian Hill. Sgt. Patchin has been with the department since 1992. More...

Officer Martin added to Gerrish police

New to the Gerrish Township Police Department is Officer Austin Martin. Martin grew up in Mackinaw City and studied Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement at Kirtland Community College. More...

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