December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Oliver offers response to land swap objection

Prudenville resident Bill Oliver submitted a letter to the Denton Township Board at its Dec. More...

Lippert new fire chief in Gerrish

The Gerrish Township board Tuesday voted unanimously to hire Jim Lippert as the township’s new fire chief.  The only candidate interviewed, he will take the helm Jan. 9, 2014. More...

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News

Michigan’s car seat, booster use rates decline, survey says

Fewer children are riding in car seats and booster seats in Michigan, according to an observation survey conducted by the Wayne State University Transportation Research Group.  For children from birth to 3 years old, 93.6% were in car seats, dow More...

MidMichigan recognized for quality in cardiac care

MidMichigan Medical Center– Midland is one of the first hospitals in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center+ designation in the area of cardiac care, as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program.  More...

NMCAA seeking volunteers for tax program

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) is gearing up for its 2014 Tax Season.  Volunteers are needed to help lowincome residents by preparing and filing their tax returns and helping them apply for the Earned Income Tax Credits, Chil More...

Sports

Third quarter run by Falcons dooms ’Cats in opener

Houghton Lake outscored Ogemaw Heights in three of four quarters in both teams’ opener Tuesday night at Houghton Lake High School.  However, the Falcons’ 23-point third quarter was too much for the Bobcats to overcome in a 45-37 boys More...

Bucks ready to ‘lace ‘em up’

Hoping to better its second place finish in the Jack Pine Confernce last season, the Roscommon High School boys varsity basketball team is back on the hardwood under the direction of veteran coach and hoops mentor MJ Ewald. More...

’Cats start season with JPC win, follow up with loss to Vikes

After beginning their season with a 53-32 win at Harrison Dec. 6, the Houghton Lake varsity girls basketball team fell to visiting Grayling 57-34 Monday night.  More...

Outdoors

Shakedown Cruise

GETTING READY TO RUMBLE Tom Graham (left) and his wife Dawn ready the iceboat Rumbler for its maiden voyage on the ice of Houghton Lake Dec. 7. More...

DNR finds 2013 firearm deer hunters faced challenges

Michigan’s 2013 firearm deer season wrapped up last weekend, and challenging conditions and lower deer numbers in some areas have likely led to fewer deer being taken this year, the Department of Natural Resources announced last week. More...

Honor a friend or family member by supporting Michigan’s wildlife

This holiday season, the Department of Natural Resources invites wildlife supporters to honor friends and loved ones by making a donation to the Michigan Nongame Fish and Wildlife Fund in their name – it makes a great holiday gift.  More...

Happenings

Houghton Lake Public Library planning events for adults, children in December

The Houghton Lake Public Library has a variety of free programming scheduled during December for all ages.  All library programming is free and open to the public. For information, stop by the library, 4431 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

UPPER AGE BRACKET WINNER

Kristina Bell, 12, Roscommon, won the Resorter’s Christmas Coloring Contest in the 10- through 12-year-old age bracket. She was presented with a $10 award. (CHP)   More...

CONTEST WINNER

Gracee King, 8 1/2, won the Resorter’s Christmas Coloring Contest in her age bracket, the eight- and nine-year-olds. She won $10. (CHP)   More...

Breaking News - 12/16/2013 1:33 PM

Denton Township Police investigating armed robbery at BP - Free Access

Denton Township Police are investigating an armed robbery at the BP EZ Mart in Prudenville Dec. 12 at 8:19 p.m. More...

Matt Grover ‘gonna be missed’ in Houghton Lake community - Free Access

Prudenville businessman Grant “Matt” Grover died Dec. 5. Owner and operator of the Springbrook Inn, East Bay Grille and Frog Tiki Bar in Prudenville, Grover was active in the Houghton Lake community. More...

SMOOTH AS GLASS

A Nite class iceboat piloted by Don Fischer, 72, of Muskegon catches up to one of many DN class iceboats that took advantage of excellent ice and wind conditions off the West Shore of Houghton Lake Saturday afternoon. 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

Break-in reported in Houghton Lake Heights

A Houghton Lake Heights business reported a breaking and entering Dec. 7 to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

82nd District Court

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

C.E.R.T. TRAINING AT RMS

Gerrish Township C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) members held a day-long mock training exercise at the Roscommon Middle School Nov. 21. More...

Editorial

Consolidation facts for consideration

Dave Emmons President Citizens for Township Consolidation We are blessed to live in a country that embraces free speech. More...

Consolidation: Too many unknowns

Over the past few weeks the Letters to the Editor in the Resorter have expressed a lot of concern about the unknowns if the four townships surrounding Houghton Lake were to be consolidated. More...

‘When’ and ‘why’ we need to hear 911 calls

The word “restraint” and the First Amendment usually exist in uneasy tension.  The 45 words of the First Amendment don’t include it. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Waste of hard earned tax dollars’

On Nov. 30, I was placed under arrest at my home around 2:10 a.m. 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...

Religion & Family

Daughter born to Zienkiewiczes

Georganna and Kenneth Zienkiewicz of Prudenville announce the birth of their daughter, Jordynn Anntionette.   The baby was born Nov. 26, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long.   More...

Devault completes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brett A. More...

40 YEARS OF COOKIES

Forty years ago, a group of women associated with Houghton Lake Community Schools held their first Cookie Party at the home of Anitra Mercer. More...

Education

My Jesse Tree

Every Advent the children in Ms. Anne Bawek’s<  More...

Kirtland Announces Retirement of Associate Dean Holton

Kirtland Community College Associate Dean Nicholas Holton will soon be retiring after more than 30 years of service.  Holton has served the institution in a variety of capacities, impacting the lives of thousands of college students, faculty and More...

‘Thrifty Gift, Bake Sale’ Friday at RHS

A “Thrifty Gift and Bake Sale” Fundraiser is planned Friday at Roscommon High School.  The sale will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m. More...

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