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Helping Hands food giveaway ‘better than average’ in 2013

About 160 families received a Christmas meal at the annual St. Helen Helping Hands food distribution Dec. 21, just in time for the big day.  The recipients represent about one-third of families living in Richfield Township, St. More...

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News

State Police investigating assault with handgun

State Police are investigating an alleged felonious assault with a handgun that is reported to have occurred at a Houghton Lake residence on Dec. 20.  According to a police press release on Dec. More...

Prepare for winter travel, put emergency kits in vehicles

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) encourages Michigan citizens to prepare for the holiday travel season by placing emergency preparedness kits in their vehicles.  More...

Early childhood programs topic of meeting with Rep. Camp

Demonstrating law enforcement’s continued support for high-quality preschool and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson met with U.S. Representative Dave Camp at his Midland office Tuesday.  More...

Editorial

‘Cell phone bomber’ funny despite creepiness

Saw something on Yahoo the other day that was at once creepy, but funny.  Comedian Greg Benson, who features his Mediocre Films videos (which I had never heard of) on YouTube, is seen at the LA airport “cell phone bombing” people as More...

Going home with your help

While the Dec. 19 edition of the Resorter was being printed, stuffed and prepped for the post office last Wednesday afternoon, a reader brought in a locket she found at an area gas station.  More...

‘Ho Ho’ or ‘Humbug’ Let’s celebrate, protect our basic rights

’Tis the season to be jolly and of good will, right?  Responding to holiday cheer with a well-voiced “Bah” or “Humbug?”  More...

Outdoors

BLACK POWDER BUCK

Hunter Mires, 18, of Roscommon is pictured with an 8-point buck he bagged with a black powder rifle on state land in Crawford County Dec. 20. The big buck was the second he has harvested with black powder and his fifth buck overall. More...

Education

COLLINS NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary Principal Pam Akin announced the November students of the month on Dec.  More...

KCC students receive honors for academics

Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2013-14 fall semester which earned them placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists.  More...

Haight showcases mechanical engineering project at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University engineering students displayed their senior projects at the mechanical engineering senior design symposium on Dec. 6 in SVSU’s Pioneer Hall.  More...

Road crews busy digging out area for holidays

With Christmas and New Year’s Day fast approaching, Roscommon County Road Commission Foreman Art Allen said in a Dec. 23 telephone interview that crews have been out in full force trying to get roads cleared from the latest winter storm.  More...

PLENTY OF SNOW TO GO

Houghton Lake Snow Groomers Trail Director Mike Jacobs happily grooms part of the snowmobile trail system in southwest Roscommon County on the morning of Dec. 23. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 3:  More...

Sports

Junior Bobcats pick up second win at Farwell

Led by 21 points from Payton Dull, Houghton Lake’s junior varsity boys basketball team beat host Farwell, 48- 32, Dec. More...

Bowling Highlights

Sunday Night Bowling Abundant Embroidery 4 V-M Trucking 4 Lost Cause 3 G’s Pizza 2 The Morgans 2 Alley Bangers 1 Executive Transportation 0 Nuckin Futz 0 Tony’s Flooring 0 1st half champs More...

Three Buck wrestlers make podium at Marquette

RHS splits at Bullock Creek

Three of the 12 Roscommon varsity wrestlers that traveled to compete at the Marquette Challenge came back with medals in their weight classes, while the young Roscommon wrestlers took 11th place in the field of 19 teams on Dec. 21.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Colonies retained their local government’

I won’t address all of the points in Jennine Emmons’s letter in the Dec. 19 Resorter (“‘Unknowns’ can be addressed’”), but a couple of the most obvious issues are worth mentioning. More...

Be thankful dispatchers are there

As this New Year approaches we reflect on a lot of things that affect our lives. More...

Townships are grassroots government

Thank you, Bob Gandolfi (“Consolidation: Too many unknowns,” Resorter, Dec. 12). This former township clerk feels compelled to come to the defense of township government.  More...

Happenings

HLPL serves as training ground for future librarian Chrispell

The Houghton Lake Public Library recently added another item to the list of services they provide. When offered a chance to serve as a training ground for a future librarian, the HLPL “said yes!”   More...

Houghton Lake Masons install 2014 officers

An installation of officers was held at the Houghton Lake Masonic Lodge No. 579 F. & A.M. Dec. 17 in Houghton Lake Heights.  More...

Tip-up Town offering Poker Run in 2014

Winter is almost here, which means it is almost time for the annual Houghton Lake winter celebration of Tip-Up Town, U.S.A., 2014.  Once again the Houghton Lake Trailblazers Snowmobile Club will be providing a Poker Run, with prizes donated by t More...

Holidays

Holidays 2013

(Above) Toys for Tots volunteers (back row, left to right) Sherry Cooper, Patti Warner, Sheryl Baldwin, Michelle Scheid, Carolyn Pietchak, Kelly Bowman, (front row) Echo Darling and Linda Geddis take a quick break from bagging toys for approximately More...

Alternative Ed students celebrate Christmas

Houghton Lake Alternative Education students gathered for their annual Christmas luncheon Dec. More...

HLUMC food program helps 43 families

In its sixth year, the holiday food distribution program at the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church has grown about six fold.  More...

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