December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Majority of county’s kids affected by tough economics

More Roscommon County kids are growing up in families struggling to make ends meet, according to the 2013 Kids Count in Michigan report, which offers clear steps to a brighter future for those children.  More...

LOOK TO THE EAST!

A group of shepherds points to the east while singing the song “Shepherds Go Tell” during the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School production of the Christmas musical “A World of Christmas” Tuesday afternoon in the sc More...

Special Sections

News

Richfield board approves installation of streetlights

The south end of St. Helen will have more lighting due to the approval for the installation of two streetlights. The go ahead was given by the Richfield Township board at a Dec. 17 meeting.   More...

RADL plans ‘Patron Appreciation Day” this Friday

The Roscommon Area District Library is continuing to collect hats, gloves, scarves and mittens to decorate its giving tree.  The library is also trading overdue fines for canned goods to be donated to people in need.  On Saturday, the RADL More...

Veterans Affairs to host open house, Jan. 2

The Roscommon County Veterans Affairs office will host an open house on Jan. 2 at 12 p.m. More...

Editorial

Undersheriff warns of scams at Christmas

With the Christmas season upon us, we are frequently reminded of the needs of others. Many have a sincere desire to make Christmas and the holiday season a better and happier time for those who are in need. More...

Christmas reflection

With a high chance of a white Christmas for the state of Michigan predicted, children throughout our state are on high alert. With less than a week remaining before the big day, excitement abounds.  More...

Donations a win-win

The Roscommon Rotary Club made a donation of $20,000 to the Roscommon Area District Library on Dec. 12.  The donation will be used by the library to purchase technology for the new library, which is expected to open in February. More...

Religion & Family

BBBS HOLIDAY MOVIE NIGHT

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes Community Based Matches held its Holiday Movie Night activity on Dec. 12 at the St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. The matches also enjoyed making finger puppets as they watched movies.  More...

Son born to Moreno, Jones

Vitoria Moreno and Marcus Jones of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Stylez Xzavier.  The baby was born Dec. 3, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling.   He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19.49 inches long.   More...

Garrod name third child Aliyah

Jeremy and Sarah Garrod of Higgins Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Aliyah Kay Garrod.  Born Sept. More...

Education

FEET ’N SEAT DONATION

Representatives of the American Baptist Women from Markey Church Christine Schicker (left) and Carol Bates (center) present clothing from the Feet ’N Seat tree to Collins Elementary Great Start Readiness Program teacher Mrs. More...

Grants equal iPads at HLMS

Fourth grade students in the classes of Mrs. Emily Westman and Mrs. Cindy Laur at Houghton Lake Community Schools have new iPads thanks to two grants from the Houghton Lake Education Fund totaling $2,400. More...

NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Eight Houghton Lake Middle School students were recognized as Students of the Month for November.  More...

BP robbery a hoax, clerk charged

Denton Township Police arrested an employee of the BP EZ Mart gas station following an investigation into an armed robbery that the employee reported Dec. 12 at about 8:20 p.m. at the Prudenville station located near The Home Depot.  More...

Police services detailed in possible GTPD, Lyon pact

Gerrish Township Police Chief Brian Hill detailed what his police department could offer the residents of Lyon Township Dec. More...

ROSCOMMON ROTARY DONATES $20,000 TO RADL

The Roscommon Rotary Club donated $20,000 to the Roscommon Area District Library on Dec. 12 during the club’s weekly meeting. The donation was designated as the club’s 2013 Major Project. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

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

82nd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 82nd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Nov. 1 through 30:  Department of Natural Resources  Life preserver violation (state civil): Mason D. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 2:  More...

Sports

Bobcat bowlers dropped by Eagles, off until January

The Houghton Lake High School bowling teams completed their 2013 schedule with a match against Farwell at Gateway Lanes in Clare Dec. 14, where both the boys and the girls recorded losses to the Eagles.  More...

Sluggish second sends JV ’Cats home with loss from Clare

The Houghton Lake junior varsity boys basketball team couldn’t follow their strong start Friday night at Clare as the host Pioneers beat the Bobcats, 60- 33.  More...

Bowling Highlights

Thursday 3 Man  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Build up our kindness muscles’

With Christmas near and New Year’s not far behind I am thinking of the many people who only have memories of pleasant Christmases. Many are alone after losing a life partner. More...

Disruption at meeting ‘out of order’

By our constitution we are afforded the freedom of speech, part of that freedom includes the freedom of the press.  I recently attended a presentation by Gerrish Township Chief of Police, Brian Hill.  The presentation was to provide informa More...

‘Unknowns’ can be addressed

This is a response to the two opinion pieces in last week’s Resorter on township consolidation  During the days leading up to the American Revolution, loyalists to the British crown opposed independence. More...

Happenings

RHS student’s photos end up in Kirtland Winter Art Exhibition

Student photographer and Roscommon High School freshman Zachary Rice had a special opportunity this summer to travel to Europe as part of the People to People Student Ambassador Program, and he was honored last week by having some of the photographs More...

NJHS MAKES TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION

The Houghton Lake National Junior Honor Society sold Bobcat paw prints to raise money for Toys for Tots. The seventh and eighth grade NJHS members raised $255 to purchase toys.  More...

CRAFTY TREE

Gerrish Township officials (left to right) Trustee Mary Link, Clerk Jodi Valentino, Trustee Jim Lippert, Treasurer Leasa Tulgetske and Supervisor Frank Homola show off the Christmas tree decorations, including puzzle-piece wreaths and candy canes, cr More...

Holidays

A CHRISTMAS THANK YOU

(Below) Members of the Houghton Lake basketball teams, from the freshmen squad to varsity, and their coaches, Jeff Goodwin, Dave Steckler and Calvin Hissong, visited King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community, Houghton Lake, Dec. 16. More...

SLIPPER DRIVE

Second grader Cooper Friend stopped by King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community, Houghton Lake, Dec. 16 to announce his slipper drive. More...

RED HAT CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

Members of the Crimson Crested Purple Breasted Chickadees Red Hat Group of Houghton Lake met for their annual Christmas luncheon at Fred’s of Roscommon Dec. 12.  More...

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