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BOOHER READS TO RES FOR READING MONTH

As part of the March is Reading Month celebration at Roscommon Elementary School, Senator Darwin Booher joined the classes of Mrs. Oakes, Mrs. Spaulding and Mrs. House for a special story event on March 3. More...

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News

SCOUTS CROSS OVER

Five Roscommon Cub Scouts “crossed over” to become members of Boy Scout Pack 3944 during a ceremony at the Roscommon Knights of Columbus Hall Feb. 24. More...

TWO NEW LUNCH BUDDY MATCHES

(Above) Mark Clements and Mason were matched in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes Lunch Buddy Program on Feb. 27 at Collins Elementary. They ate lunch together and chatted about common interests. More...

RCRC accepts bid for work on Co. Rd. 400

The Roscommon County Road Commission accepted a bid from Rieth Riley at its Feb. 27 meeting for asphalt work to be completed on Co. Rd. More...

Business

RE/MAX agent Jansen earns Hall of Fame award

Sandra Jansen of RE/MAX of Higgins Lake was recently presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award.  In 2013, less than 2% of all RE/MAX Affiliates earned this prestigious award.   More...

Hospice of Helping Hands earns award

The Hospice & Palliative Care Association of Michigan (HPCAM) recently announced Hospice of Helping Hands as the recipient of their 2014 Trailblazer of the Year Award.  The Trailblazer Award recognizes a member organization for innovative pr More...

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

The AuSable Bakery Co. and Creamery of Roscommon opened its doors on the afternoon of Feb. 27 for a Business After Hours in conjunction with the Roscommon-Higgins Lake Chamber of Commerce. More...

Letters to the Editor

HLIB chair responds to advertisement

This letter is in response to the advertisement placed in the Feb. 27 Resorter by the Houghton Lake Lake Association. More...

Consolidation effort an ‘educational process’

On behalf of the Citizens for Township Consolidation, I would like to thank the many people who supported us over the last 5 1/2 years. Unfortunately, the issue lost in the election but the efforts of our supporters were greatly appreciated. More...

ORV fee increase rankles writer

I’m writing to share my disappointment with Representative Bruce Rendon and Senator Darwin Booher who voted in favor of more than doubling the cost of ORV stickers to $36.25 [including a trail permit].  More...

Religion & Family

Forgotten Man Ministries dinner April 24 at Playhouse

Forgotten Man Ministries and the Roscommon County Jail administrators will host a dinner April 24 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse, 1681 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55).   A time for fellowship will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Houghton Lake United Methodist sends contingent to Mexico

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church members Chuck Corwin, Cara Corwin and Marc Milburn recently traveled with a team of 34 Michigan United Methodists on a volunteers in mission project to Rio Bravo, Mexico.  More...

BBBS HOSTS WINTER OLYMPICS OF ITS OWN

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes hosted a Winter Olympics at Houghton Lake on Feb. 27. The group made team flags and Olympic torches for an opening ceremony and also competed in various events. More...

Winter in record books as second coldest ever

It is no surprise to residents of Roscommon County that this winter has been colder than usual, but the level of cold this season has officially been recorded as the second coldest ever according to the National Weather Service. More...

Valentino begins training for controller position

In preparation for the expiration of current Roscommon County Controller Cheryl Mollard’s contract on May 31, newly hired Controller Jodi Valentino began training for her new position on March 3.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

Vodka reported stolen from village gas station

An employee in a Village of Roscommon gas station reported to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office that someone stole a fifth of vodka March 2.  The store clerk told deputies she was preparing to close up when she thought she had heard gl More...

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, Feb. 4:  Brooke R. Heit, 34, St. Helen, failed to appear for sentencing on a charge of impaired driving, third offense, and a bench warrant was authorized.  More...

Sports

Bowling Highlights

Sunday Night Bowling March 2 Lost Cause 34 Abundant Embroidery 32 The Morgans 31 Executive Transportation 25 G’s Pizza 23 Nuckin Futz 22 V-M Trucking 21 Alley Bangers 15 Tony’s Flooring 6& More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League Feb. More...

Sixth at States

Bobcat cheerleaders among top in state

The Houghton Lake Bobcats cheered to sixth place in Division 4 of the State Competitive Cheerleading Finals March 1 in Grand Rapids.  More...

Editorial

Athletic achievements

In the last two weeks, Resorter reporters have logged over 1,000 miles covering MHSAA playoffs.  More...

Necessary report or ‘national news nanny’?

Inside the First Amendment

The First Amendment establishes our right to a press free from intrusion, regulation or intimidation by the government.  As to a right to be free from questions by a national “news nanny,” it’s all in how you view the ultimate More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-MARCH 8, 1889  EDITORIAL.   More...

Outdoors

DNR’s Kennedy receives 2014 Huron Pines Award

Huron Pines recently honored Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Endangered Species Coordinator Dan Kennedy with the 2014 Huron Pines Award to recognize his commitment to natural resources conservation in northeast Michigan.  More...

LUNKER LAKER

Shelly Lightfoot holds a 40-inch-long lake trout she and her husband Bill landed on Higgins Lake Feb. 18. The lunker, which weighed in at 30 pounds, was caught on a tip-up purchased at Higgins Lake Sport & Tackle. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Happenings

Area Make-A-Wish events planned for spring

Several Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan fundraisers, planned by Team Skyler & Rayna, are being planned for this spring.  The team, led by Team Captain and Founder Crystal Miles and Co-captain Jeanne Wilcox, is raising money for children i More...

Artist of the Month at Willow

The Clare County Arts Council will present Deb Hoyt as Artist of the Month for March.  Hoyt, from Harrison, is showing needlework designs at the Willow in downtown Clare through the month of March. More...

Chess club to meet Saturdays

The Houghton Lake Chess Club will be meeting at Bunkers Restaurant on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The club is looking for new chess players to join in and have some fun. More...

Education

Kirtland HVAC/R program receives boiler donation

Kirtland Community College recently received a condensing boiler from the Gaylord branch of Great Lakes Pipe and Supply to be used for instruction and hands-on training of current and future students in Kirtland’s HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, More...

READ-IN AT HLMS

Houghton Lake Middle School Teacher Jan Morgenstern reviews with Amy Koupal’s class their standing in the Read-in Monday among fourth and fifth grade classes (teacher Darren Barnes was in Koupal’s class reading to the students.) The event More...

Barnes receives chiropractic degree

Dr. Megan Barnes received her chiropractic degree during commencement exercises at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, on Feb. 21.  Dr. Barnes is the daughter of Gail Barnes of Houghton Lake and Julie Cooley of Houghton Lake. More...

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