February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Valentino hired as county controller

After holding interviews with 13 candidates on Feb. 11, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners voted to hire Gerrish Township Clerk Jodi Valentino as the county controller.  More...

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News

RCRC addresses Cree Ave. lake access issue

The Roscommon County Road Commission listened to Jerry Cheney’s concerns about access to Houghton Lake and his right to access the lake during a Feb. 14 meeting.  More...

SHENANIGAN’S DONATES to HL CHAMBER

Shenanigan’s owners Meg Rourke (left) and Jerry DeVisscher (right) recently presented a $1,982 donation to Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Tuck from a Jan. 11 fundraiser. More...

LEARNING HOW TO ACT UP

A classroom full of third grade naturals works on their acting skills with Chad Patterson (right), artistic director of the Acting Up Theatre Company, at Collins Elementary Tuesday afternoon. More...

Business

New systems aim to improve Tax Tribunal efficiency

The Michigan Tax Tribunal has launched several new systems it hopes will make the tax assessment dispute process more user-friendly and transparent for all parties. More...

BBB warning: Growing concern over ‘one ring’ call back scam

Better Business Bureau is warning cell phone users about a new scam that can result in unauthorized charges appearing on their monthly wireless statement.  More...

Spread the word in the Resorter

Have you recently started a business? Has your office moved? Have you been promoted?  If you answered yes to any of these, contact the Resorter to spread the word with a news article. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Be kind and merciful’

Recent news portrays the pope advising a crowd (I paraphrase) we should be kind and merciful to all. The world over homosexuals are criticized. Their behavior is a result of God’s plan being interrupted. More...

Reader offers tips for safe walking in the winter

Tips to safely walk in winter weather.  First off, in the wintertime, layers, not diamonds, are a woman’s best friend. They can be a man’s best friend, too. More...

Abortion on Valentine’s Day?

On a day dedicated to celebrate love, Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards, sent out a message to her social media followers last week, suggesting services women might need for Valentine’s Day. More...

Health

DIFS offers tips for Michigan consumers recently insured

Complications with the Health Insurance Marketplace (Healthcare. gov) along with repeated extensions of the enrollment deadline in 2013 created challenges for some Michigan consumers who have not yet received proof of their insurance coverage.  More...

Know warning signs of stroke so you can react F.A.S.T.

According to the American Stroke Association, only two out of three Americans know at least one of the stroke warning signs. Yet stroke is the fourth killer for all Americans and the number one preventable cause for disability.  More...

As temps stay frigid be aware of carbon monoxide dangers

As temperatures take another dip this week, citizens are encouraged to be aware of the dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning when using alternative heating sources to warm their homes.  More...

Religion & Family

College credit for military training considered by panel

Legislation requiring Michigan community colleges to inform applicants who have served in the military that they may be eligible for class credit based on training gained while in the service was reviewed Feb. More...

Hammered dulcimer concert planned March 1

Faith United Methodist Church in Coleman will present a concert featuring the hammered dulcimer and guitar music of Harrison musicians Pam Bowman and Jeff Gardner on March 1.  The concert begins at 7 p.m. The public is invited.  More...

Pasta, meatballs on dinner menu at Messiah

The public is invited to attend a community dinner at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, Feb. More...

Education

Houghton Lake Middle School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Houghton Lake Middle School honor roll for the second marking period of the 2013-14 school year.  4th Grade All A Honor Roll  Jorden Bangert, Elizabeth Harms, Lexi Hodges, Austin Ryder  5th Grad More...

Low-cost computer classes offered at Houghton Lake Senior Center

Kirtland Community College’s Community Education Department is partnering with the Roscommon County Commission on Aging to bring three informational computer courses to the public in Roscommon and surrounding counties.  More...

FIRE SAFETY CELEBRITY

Left) Amy DeRuiter, forest fire officer, introduces Smokey the Bear to students, including Jayden Graham (left) and Aspen Burns, in Mr. Jeff Fitzgibbon’s kindergarten class Tuesday at Collins Elementary. More...

Breaking News - 2/25/2014 9:06 PM

Consolidation initiative fails - Free Access

Voters have turned down the idea of consolidating Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon Townships. In order for it to have passed, it would have had to pass in all four townships individually. It did not. More...

Consolidation?

Voters go to polls Tuesday to decide

The road to Tuesday’s vote on consolidating Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon townships was a long one.  On Feb. More...

County’s Juvenile Detention Center seeks co-ed status

With falling revenues and financial obligations to repay the county for a building expansion, the Roscommon County Juvenile Detention Center staff is looking to expand its services to offset the burden.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

Parks and rec advisory board being formed in Gerrish

Gerrish Township is forming a Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to advise the township board on park related matters.  The board approved the creation of the advisory board at its Feb. 11 meeting. More...

SHEPPARD RECEIVES SERVICE AWARD FROM COUNTY

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Authorized Agent and Roscommon County Veterans Affairs volunteer Tom Sheppard (second from right) was recognized by the Roscommon County Commissioners on Feb. 12 for his dedication to serving the county’s veterans. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Pink Out - Free Access

Bobcats, Bucks team up to raise funds, awareness

It will be a sea of pink Friday at Houghton Lake High School during the annual Coaches Versus Cancer basketball games between the Bobcats and Roscommon. More...

Third annual Houghton Lake Trail Run/Walk set for April 26

The third annual Houghton Lake Trail 5k Run/Walk will be held April 26 at 9 a.m. The race will consist of a single loop run located in the woods behind Houghton Lake High School. More...

Area 4 athletes rack up medal count at SOMI

Special Olympics athletes from Roscommon County earned medals at the 2014 State Winter Games on Feb. 4-7 at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort and Howe Ice Arena at the Grand Traverse Civic Center.  More...

Editorial

Transparency needed on state’s $62 billion unfunded liability

By Sens. John Proos and Darwin Booher  More...

‘No’ to consolidation

The editorial staff at the Resorter has had a front row seat to the issue of consolidation since we first reported on it in 2008.  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

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Outdoors

Explore Michigan weather’s history, influence at ‘Lake Effects’ exhibit

Museum exhibits are planned many months, often years, in advance of their openings. More...

BROWNING AT 20TH WILD GAME DINNER

Traditional bow hunter, author and storyteller Monty Browning will be the dinner speaker at the 20th annual Wild Game Dinner hosted by Roscommon Baptist Church March 10 at the Bambi Lake Baptist Conference Center in Roscommon.  More...

Deer poaching, recreational trespass penalties jump

New state laws designed to deter poaching of antlered bucks, especially those with trophy-sized racks, and to reduce recreational trespass are now in effect in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced last week.  The new law More...

Happenings

Polar Plunge raises over $3,000

WinterFest deemed ‘success’

With about two-feet of ice on Higgins Lake and temperatures hovering in the mid teens it didn’t take long for a thin layer of ice to skim the hole that was cut for the inaugural Special Olympics Polar Plunge Saturday.  The plunge was part More...

Free garden training available in Harrison on March 8

Growing your own vegetable garden can do more than provide the best tasting produce -- gardening can improve your health and save you money. Growing a garden as a group can offer a wonderful way to build a sense of community closeness.   More...

‘Colors of Spring’ theme of April Relay Quilt Show

The “Colors of Spring” will be the theme of the 2014 Relay For Life Quilt Show planned April 25-26.  The show will be held at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North, Roscommon, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. More...

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