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NRC OKs land transfer to Kirtland

Four Mile acreage may be used for health sciences facility

What is now state forest land south of Grayling could someday be a regional health sciences education center after the approval of a land transfer to Kirtland Community College last week.  More...

LUCKY NUMBER 8

(Left to right) Greg McCreadie, 48, and his father-in-law John Marsh, 67, both of Midland, jig for walleye in Lyman’s on the Lake rental shanty number 8 Tuesday afternoon. More...

Special Sections

News

Markey Board to develop five-year parks plan

The Markey Township Board voted to proceed with the development of a five-year parks and recreation plan during their regular meeting on Jan. 13.  More...

ALCOHOL AWARENESS

Eleven Tip-up Town beverage tent volunteers attended a three-hour TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) class Jan. 4 at the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce put on by Scott Forbes, an independent trainer for TIPS. More...

Roll-over sends passenger to hospital

One person was transported to the hospital Jan. 10 following a roll-over on US-127.  Maureen P. Donahue, 20, East Lansing, was driving northbound on the freeway, about two miles north of the northbound entrance ramp at Co. More...

Editorial

Polar vortex? Try the TUT Polar Bear Dip

I Was Thinking…

So we survived the polar vortex.  Thankfully, it only lasted a few days. More...

Thank you, Connie

Public opinion of the 535 members of the United States Congress is at a historical low according to recent newscasts. And, is it any wonder the way these members of Congress have acted at every new controversy? More...

Letters to the Editor

Need rough road ahead signs again

Several years ago, Rough Road Ahead signs were placed on Old 27 south of County Road 104.  More...

Fire chiefs opposed to consolidation

We, the duly appointed chiefs of the fire departments of Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon townships, stand in solemn opposition to the consolidation of the present four townships.  More...

Being taught ‘to be afraid’

I attended “South Pacific” at Houghton Lake High School in November. While I had watched the film as a youngster, I was surprised to find new meaning in the show when Lt.  More...

Health

MDCH concerned about severe flu activity

Individuals urged to get vaccinated

Influenza activity is on the rise both nationwide and in all regions of Michigan.  More...

Headache treatments vary by type, symptoms

A headache is a pain that occurs anywhere in the head or neck. While common to many people young and old, when headaches become a frequent occurrence, they can cause a real burden and significantly impact quality of life.  More...

Religion & Family

Birth Announcements

Carmanys name son Grayson   Kristen and Chris Carmany of Roscommon announce the birth of their son, whom they named Grayson Michael.   The baby was born at Mercy Hospital Grayling Jan. More...

Support group founder speaks to CCW on organ transplants

Bev Cherwinski, founder/coordinator of the Organ Transplant Support Group of Northern Michigan, spoke at the January meeting of the CCW (Council of Catholic Women) at St. Michael Parish in Roscommon.  More...

Help for teens who stutter available at library

Stuttering is a frustrating and embarrassing problem for millions of people, but it can be especially tough on teenagers. Help is available at most public libraries in the form of a DVD.  More...

Education

COOR given $75K grant to plan for home visiting expansion

COOR Intermediate School District has received a $75,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health as part of statewide efforts to build the home visiting infrastructure and integrate it into the larger Great Start Early Childhood system More...

Members recognized during School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition   Month - a time to salute the work of school board members and celebrate public education.  The theme “School Boards Lead- Strong,” reflects our combined commitment to leadership and accounta More...

Ferris announces, honors students, graduates

Before 2013 came to a close, Ferris State University announced the names of students who earned academic honors and completed their requirements for degrees during the semester that ended in August, 2013.  More...

Breaking News - 1/16/2014 4:35 PM

Update: State Police investigating fatal shooting at Houghton Lake - Free Access

Officers from the State Police Crime Lab in Grayling are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred during the early morning hours of Jan. 16 at a home at Houghton Lake. More...

‘Michigan Made’ Tip-up Town ready for its 64th edition

The 64th annual installment of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., is upon us.  This year’s theme is “Michigan Made.” Queen Lindy Peterson and her court, Pam Yeager and Nichole Towne, along with Mayor “Jiggin’ Jackwagon” Jam More...

Crawford-AuSable schools intend to leave COOR ISD

The Crawford-AuSable School District is looking to leave the COOR Intermediate School District as of July 1, 2015.  Superintendent Joe Powers told the Resorter Tuesday that his district could potentially save up to $1 million if it joined a diff 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...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 17:  Matthew J. Stevens, 43, Houghton Lake, stood mute to a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense. A pretrial hearing was set for Feb. More...

82nd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 82nd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Dec. 1 through 31, 2013:  Department of Natural Resources  Operating an ORV or motor vehicle where prohibited: Michael J. More...

Sports

Bobcat girls edge Vikings on visit to Grayling, 54-53

The Houghton Lake girls varsity basketball team scored their second win of the season on a trip to Grayling Jan. 13, edging the Vikings 54-53. Houghton Lake Coach Angie Dalak credited the win to more intensity on the Bobcats’ part.  More...

Bucks, Bobcats tied -- for now

Just a quarter into play Friday night, the contest between host Roscommon and visiting Houghton Lake was suspended due to the weather.  With the game tied, 8-8, after eight minutes of play, school officials informed the crowd during the quarter More...

Youth wrestlers brave weather, garner six medals at Essexville

The Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling squad competed in Essexville on Jan. 11, with nine wrestlers braving the early morning ice storm.   Out of the nine wrestlers competing, six earned medals for Houghton Lake. More...

Outdoors

Remember safety when venturing on the ice

With the early arrival of arctic temperatures this winter, ice has already formed on many of Michigan’s inland lakes and rivers. The Department of Natural Resources reminds ice fishermen and snowmobilers of its mantra: No ice is safe ice.  More...

Irrigation workshop to take place March 13

An irrigation workshop meeting will take place at the Denton Township Hall, on March 13.  Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m., with the meeting taking place at 9 a.m. The registration fee for the workshop is $50 per person. More...

Taxes, timber class planned, Jan. 23

A “Taxes, Timber & You Workshop,” will take place on Jan. 23 at the AuSable River Center by Susan Metcalfe of Metcalfe Forestry LLC and Burns Timber Tax Service.  More...

Happenings

Extra efforts get RCRC employees rewards

By Krista Tacey-Cater  This year seven Roscommon County Road Commission employees were recognized for going “above and beyond” their normal work duties. More...

Battle of the Books Kick-off held in preparation for 2014 event

The Battle of the Books (BOB), a heart-pounding, reading and book-based competition for fourth through sixth graders, kicked off at local libraries on Saturday.  More...

CASUAL FOR A CAUSE

The Houghton Lake branch of North Central Area Credit Union Tuesday presented Artesia Youth Park Director JoJean Thompson (right) with $1,156.  More...

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