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Recreation authority set to kick off park fundraiser

With nearly half of its goal met for the revamp of Metro Park, the Roscommon Recreation Authority is in the process of kicking off a fundraising campaign for February, 2014, to offset the remaining cost. More...

‘Old School’ meets ‘No School’ in battle for TUT leadership

After a year of governing the tomfoolery of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., together, 2013 Tip-up Town Marshal “Jokin’ Jabberjaw” Jason Spears and Mayor “Clownin’Around” Kevin Pease have parted ways.  “We had enoug More...

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News

Gas station robbery suspect enters plea

A Houghton Lake man charged in connection with a reported gas station robbery that turned out to be a hoax admitted to the crime.  Dusten S. More...

Risk reduction training offered to Lyon through grant to LTFD

Lyon Township recently obtained a risk reduction grant from the Michigan Townships Association for the purpose of risk reduction education and to have chief officers and company officers meet the requirements of the township’s risk carrier. More...

Second grader delivers to King’s after successful slipper drive

Houghton Lake eight-year-old Cooper Friend may not have had a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer when he stopped by King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community, Houghton Lake, Dec. 23. More...

Editorial

It’s time for the ‘good stuff’ - 2013 edition

At this time of year, it’s fun to look back on the lighter side of the news.  More...

Come to Kick-off

The 2014 edition of Tip-up Town, U.S.A. More...

Uncomfortable truth about religious conflict

From a 5th grader

When children speak the truth, adults often squirm and shut them up. More...

Outdoors

Houghton Lake trail system groomed and ready

During the past week, snowmobilers have found great conditions on Houghton Lake and the area’s trail system. Don Grafton, president of the Houghton Lake Trail Groomers, said that the trails were groomed again on Dec. More...

Happenings

CRAF Center to host children’s Winter Workshops

The Roscommon Recreation Authority in conjunction with the Roscommon County Michigan State University Extension and the CRAF Center will be holding the 4-H Winter Workshop Series.  More...

Kelly receives master’s degree from U of M

Meghan Kelly received her Master’s Degree in Arts Administration through the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School during commencement activities on Dec. More...

HLPL COLORING CONTEST WINNER

Jennifer Trzcienski (left) and Karri Slater of the Houghton Lake Public Library presented Michael Nausedas, 12, with a Gingerbread Townhouse kit with which he can further enjoy his creative talents. More...

Breaking News - 1/8/2014 11:38 AM

Update: Trash to be picked up today in Roscommon Township - Free Access

At its Jan. 7 board meeting, Roscommon Township officials announced that Republic Services had notified the township there would be no trash pick-up this week. More...

Breaking News - 1/6/2014 2:53 PM

Village residents: Let water run - Free Access

Residents of the Village of Roscommon are being asked to leave their faucets open to keep village water lines from freezing. The request was made Monday due to the cold temperatures being experienced in the area. More...

Top stories of ’13 all over the map

While there was not one dominant story in Roscommon County this year as last -- remember Everett A. Robinson’s run from law enforcement in 2012? -- there were plenty of headlines that grabbed the attention of Resorter readers in 2013.  More...

Tip-up Town kicks off on Saturday

In preparation for Tip-up Town, U.S.A., the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Kick-off Saturday, Jan. 4, at 7 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Update on Status of Tuesday Night Girls Basketball Games - Free Access

Tuesday Night Girls Basketball Games: Houghton Lake's games at home against Gladwin will still be played. Roscommon's games against Beaverton have been cancelled and rescheduled for Feb. 18. More...

Holiday tourney not kind to ’Cats

The Houghton Lake varsity basketball team will enter the New Year in search of its first win after dropping two contests at the Kingsley Holiday Tournament.  On Dec. 27, the Bobcats (0-5 overall) fell to host Kingsley, 52- 38. More...

Bobcat JV basketball ends even at Kingsley tourney

After falling to Kingsley in the opening game of the Kingsley Holiday Tournament, the Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball team responded with a 53-10 win over Kalkaska.  On Dec. More...

Letters to the Editor

Safe path needed on M-55

How many people have you almost ran over while driving down M-55 (West Houghton Lake Drive)? Put yourself in place of those who have no choice but to walk. We make sure the snowmobiles have a trail on M-55. More...

Asks that stolen figure be returned

To the persons who stole our Detroit Red Wings lighted figure and pulled down our Christmas lights and decorations, we ask that you please return the figure. This was a gift to us from someone special. It holds sentimental value to us. More...

‘We already pay too much’

Mr. Gutierrez (“Disruption at meeting ‘out of order,’ Resorter, Dec. 19), uninformed was not the case, as you explained you are naive, to think we need more policing in sleepyville (Lyon Township).   More...

Religion & Family

Creger, Marcus planning August wedding in Lucas

Christy Lee Creger and Shawn Robert Marcus announce their engagement to be married.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Carrie Creger of Merritt. More...

Meatloaf on Messiah menu

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner Jan. 8, at 5 p.m.  The menu includes southwest meatloaf, potato, corn, bread, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade.  Donations are accepted. More...

‘SNAP-Ed’ program helps low-income older adults eat healthier

Recent data reflect that older adults who participated in Michigan State University (MSU) Extension nutrition education and obesity prevention programs in 2012 increased the amount of fruits and vegetables in their daily diets.  More...

Education

RES ACCEPTS TWO GRANTS WORTH $200 EACH

Recently, the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel awarded Roscommon Elementary School teachers Sue Mires and Tammy Chmielewski each a grant valued at $200. More...

Features

Houghton Lake man turning idea into business

“I usually have about two big ideas per year,” said artist and inventor Frank Oakes of Houghton Lake, “This is the one I’m going to take all the way.”  Oakes’ idea is a unique type of dog bed he designed, whic More...

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