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CHA to seek bids on building expansion

The Charlton Heston Academy is moving forward with its plans to expand its building. During a Feb. More...

Gage feted for 100th

Although Dorothy Gage still has a few days left to be 99 years old, a large group of her friends and colleagues came to celebrate her upcoming 100th birthday at the Houghton Lake Community Center Feb. 11. Gage will turn 100 on Feb. 19.   More...

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News

HLCS employee terminated following closed session

Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education members Monday, in a 5-1 vote, approved the termination of a transportation employee.  The school board went into a closed session near the beginning of the regular meeting, at the request of th More...

Markey to consider equipment purchases for fire department

The Markey Township Board is considering purchases of equipment for the township fire department after hearing from fire officers during the board’s regular meeting Feb. 10.  More...

Kirtland seeking nominations for ‘Outstanding Alumnus’

The Kirtland Community College Alumni Committee is seeking nominations for the “Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.” The selected individual will be honored at the 2014 Commencement Ceremony on May 2.  More...

Business

Rutter team honored by Homewaters Recreational Real Estate for 2013 sales

Homewaters Recreational Real Estate recently announced that Associate Broker at Houghton/Higgins Lakes Midge Rutter and her assistants received the company’s award for “Top Selling Sales Team” for 2013 by achieving a closed sales vo More...

Consumers Energy offers 100 ways to save energy this winter

A redesigned page on Consumers Energy’s website provides one-stop shopping for customers seeking energy savings tips or information about assistance programs and services during this winter of extreme temperatures.  More...

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Area business people gather to chat during a “Business After Hours” event at the new location of Russell Cellular at 3287 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) next to Family Video at Houghton Lake.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Prayer and action are needed to protect unborn

As we mourned the 41st anniversary of Roe last month, the number of American lives that have been ended by abortion has grown to over 55 million. Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution. More...

Time for a patriot to lead nation

Dr. Ben Carson has authored five books. I have just read his latest, “America, the Beautiful.” This widely acclaimed neurosurgeon, a black American raised in poverty in Detroit, has some ideas for our nation that make a lot of sense. More...

‘Savings wouldn’t be any savings at all’

Regarding the consolidation effort, keresorter. I would ask our residents before they vote to please consider the following two points:  Point #1: When the Citizens for  More...

Religion & Family

BOX TOPS INTO BASKETBALLS

The Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School sixth, seventh and eighth grade class stands with sporting equipment purchased with funds collected through the Box Tops for Education program. More...

Marshes name son Keith Lawrence

Meggan and Keith Marsh of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Keith Lawrence Michael.   The baby was born Jan. 31, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Grayling.  He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long at birth.   More...

Daughter born to Kryk, Seaman

A daughter was born to Kathleen Kryk and Shane Seaman of Prudenville Feb. 8, 2014.   They named their baby Jordan Marie-Comfort. She weighed 6 pounds and was 18 inches long.   More...

Education

Science and technology take off at airport

In a program designed to illustrate the importance of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the field of aviation, around 90 eighth graders from Roscommon Middle School converged on Blodgett Memorial Roscommon County More...

RAPS choirs receive ‘excellent’ ratings at Solo and Ensemble

The Roscommon Area Public School’s choir program received “excellent” ratings at the Feb. 8 Michigan School Vocal Music Association District 9 Solo and Ensemble Festival at Beaverton High School.  More...

RHS Spirit Week

JUNIORS WIN SPIRIT WEEK GAMES The Roscommon High School junior class beat the seniors in the Spirit Week competition by two points. At the end of the Spirit Week pep assembly on Feb. More...

Denton no longer interested in land exchange

The Denton Township board Feb. More...

Prudenville men killed in I-75 crash

Leeford Todd, 60, and his son Bryan Lee Todd, 36, both of Prudenville, were killed in a traffic accident in Bay County’s Pinconning Township Feb. 7. According to a Feb. More...

WinterFest begins Friday

SEA SCOUTS TAKE TO THE SNOW HILL Sea Scout Ship 7944 of Roscommon has put in about two and a half days of work constructing a sled for the Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest Crazy Cardboard Classic Do 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

State Police investigating DHS driver

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating allegations of indecent conduct and assault involving a driver working for the Department of Human Services in Roscommon County.  More...

Retail theft reported

A 32-year-old woman was arrested Feb. More...

Attempt to avoid deer ends in rollover

A Sault Ste. Marie woman was in a rollover accident Feb. 7 while traveling northbound on US-127.  More...

Sports

Panthers drop short-handed Bobcats in non-league contest

A Houghton Lake High School girls varsity basketball team missing its top scorer dropped a home game against Standish Sterling Tuesday evening by a score of 68-44.  More...

SNOCROSS CHAMP AT SPICER’S - Free Access

Houghton Lake native and 2013 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Sport class champion Zak Mason will be at Spicer’s Boat City on Feb. 20 from 2 to 5:30 p.m., along with the rest of the Leighton Motorsports team. More...

Bowling Highlights

Thursday Senior Citizens League - Feb. More...

Editorial

Community learning

Roscommon High School is giving the public a wonderful opportunity to interact with its students through the Roscommon Community Book Read.  The public can join students from RHS to discuss “The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch More...

Clarification

In last week’s Resorter, the opinion piece by Dave Emmons of Citizens for Township Consolidation, “Consolidation: Move forward,” stated “The following chart does not include any benefits such as health, retirement, FICA, worke More...

Outdoors

Weather cooperates for Snowpackers’ Radar Run

For the first time since 2011, the St. Helen Snowpackers hosted a Radar Run as part of the club’s Snow Run weekend.  Over the Feb. 7 weekend, the Snowpackers hosted a Mystery Ride on Feb. 7, a five pit stop Snow Run on Feb. More...

‘Morning with a Forester’ underway

Forester Brittany Mauricette will be hosting a monthly roundtable event at BJ’s Restaurant in Gaylord on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 a.m.  The first meeting was held on Feb. 12. More...

Cold winter leads to firewood permits being issued early

In response to residents’ heating energy needs during Michigan’s exceptional winter, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last week announced that it is now selling fuelwood permits – a month and a half before the traditional s More...

Happenings

HLPL children’s programs to resume Feb. 26-27

Due to special Battle of the Books programming, Wigglers and Mother Goose on the Loose will not be held at the Houghton lLake Public Library on Feb. 19 or 20.  More...

Cabin Fever Boogie to be held, March 2

The Roscommon Knights of Columbus Council 6593 will be hosting a Cabin Fever Boogie on March 2 at the hall, located at 165 West Federal Highway, Roscommon.  The event will begin at 4 p.m. More...

CCW class offered March 1

A CCW (carrying a concealed weapon) class will be taught by National Rifle Association instructors March 1 in Roscommon County and Ogemaw County.  The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. A $50 deposit is required to reserve a seat. More...

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