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HLCS to begin search for new Collins principal

Students at Collins Elementary School will meet a new principal next fall.  Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Scott Dunsmore reported to the school board Monday that a new principal will be sought for the elementary school.  More...

Village cuts meetings to one per month

Instead of holding two meetings per month, the Village of Roscommon council has opted to reduce its meeting schedule to one meeting per month. During a March 10 meeting, Trustee Marc McKee motioned to reduce the monthly meeting schedule. More...

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News

Markey board approves raises, creates fire and parks funds

The Markey Township Board approved raises for Fire Chief Mike Stearns, full-time Firefighter-EMT Sandy Maples and Township Clerk Sheryl Tussey during the board’s regular monthly meeting at the township hall Monday evening.  More...

Patchin named Gerrish clerk, to replace Valentino

Gerrish Township officials Tuesday appointed a new clerk to replace outgoing Clerk Jodi Valentino.  Appointed to the position was Kathleen Patchin.  More...

Winter Book Sale planned at Grayling

A Winter Book Sale will begin March 17 at the Devereaux Memorial Library in Grayling.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Crawford County Library, the sale will run from 1 to 7 p.m. on March 17; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 18 to 20 and 9 a.m. More...

Business

Michigan Shifting Gears helps provide job seekers with roadmap

Michigan Shifting Gears, an intensive career transition initiative sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, kicks off three new three-month cohorts on April 15. Registration for the Spring 2014 session is open through April 4. More...

Roscommon Township launches new website

Roscommon Township announced its new website at its March 5 meeting.  The website, www.roscommontownship.com, allows residents more access to the individual departments, officers and their roles within the community as well as a simplified navig More...

Addy Awards recognize marketing efforts of MidMichigan Health

MidMichigan Health received five awards during the American Advertising Federation-Great Lakes Bay Region annual competition held in Bay City on Feb. 21. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fishing license increase will hurt tourism

I receive updates from the Department of Natural Resources and I was in total shock to see the new cost of a nonresident fishing license. Seventy-six dollars is just plain crazy.  More...

‘Delve into the positive comments’

I had worked over 20 years of my professional life in various customer service positions. Because of that background, I like to give companies feedback when I feel it helpful.  More...

Dems demand ‘greener approach’ to EWM fight

In my opinion, many readers are confused by the two organizations repeatedly in the news with regard to the condition of Houghton Lake and Eurasian watermilfoil.  More...

Religion & Family

Good Shepherd to hold stage drama April 14

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will host a stage drama on Holy Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. More...

Kowalski, Kepic wed in September ceremony

Brittany Kowalski, the daughter of Norm and Donna Kowalski of Prudenville, and Adam Kepic, the son of Mark and Diane Kepic of Avon Lake, OH, were united in marriage Sept. More...

Community Good Friday service planned April 18

Acommunity Good Friday service is planned April 18 at the Houghton Lake Community Church of God.   Several Houghton Lake area churches are joining together for the service, which will be held at 1 p.m.   More...

Education

Moreau completes nursing degree at WMU

Jenna Moreau, daughter of Tom and Patti Moreau of Roscommon, received her Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) degree from the Bronson School of Nursing and Lees Honors College at Western Michigan University December, 2013.  Moreau graduated cum la More...

Lovely graduates from WMU

Western Michigan University recently released its official graduation list for the 2013 fall semester.  Jonathon David Lovely of Roscommon completed a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Travel. He graduated magna cum laude.   More...

SMOKEY VISITS RES

Department of Natural Resource Officer Randy Hartman and Smokey the Bear recently visited Roscommon Elementary School. The duo gave a presentation about forest fires which included a video on the history of Smokey the Bear. More...

Breaking News - 3/17/2014 9:45 AM

RAPS opens after morning lockdown - Free Access

Early this morning, March 17 the Roscommon Area Public School District was notified by the Roscommon County Sherriff's Department that a high school student was missing. The student had left home with a weapon and could not be located. More...

Mary T. Fry leaves RCCF after almost 12 years of service

For almost a dozen years, Mary T. Fry has been the face of the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF).   Hired May 15, 2002, Fry started when the foundation’s assets totaled about $1 million. More...

SURE SIGN OF SPRING

Roscommon County Road Commission workers (left to right) Dave Bowman and Tim Lang fill potholes with asphalt on M-55 in Prudenville Monday morning as temperatures worked their way into the 40s. More...

Election costs townships almost $15,000

The Feb. 25 election on township consolidation cost nearly $15,000, according to figures provided to the Resorter.  The townships of Denton, Roscommon, Lake and Markey have tallied the cost of the Feb. 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

Court News

82nd District Court

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

One arrested in St. Helen home invasion

Richfield Township Department of Public Safety officers were dispatched to a residential alarm at 9376 Rose Drive in St. Helen, on March 9 at approximately 12:48 a.m.  More...

Dems to caucus March 14 in Denton

The Democratic Party for Roscommon County will be caucusing March 14 from 2 to 7 p.m.  The regular monthly meeting will follow the caucus. Both will be held at the Old Stone Hall in Denton Township. More...

Sports

Cadillac Vikes put an end to Buck’s cage season

Despite a good start that saw the Roscommon Bucks boys varsity basketball team hold the lead for the first quarter and part of the second quarter of the District opener on their home court against the Cadillac Vikings, their season came to an end Mar More...

Bobcat boys end season with District loss to Alcona

Houghton Lake’s boys basketball season came to an end March 5 in a District semi-final loss to Alcona.  The Bobcats, who received a first round bye, trailed by two after the first quarter, 11-9. More...

SECOND AT BIG HOUSE HOOPLA

The Houghton Lakers, an eighth grade travel basketball team, placed second in the division at the Big House Champions Hoopla at Ann Arbor last weekend. The squad returned with a trophy for the efforts.  More...

Editorial

Stroke of pen in Arizona changes everything

Inside the First Amendment

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s veto last week of SB 1062 — a controversial “religious freedom” bill few Americans read and even fewer understood — may well have been a defining moment in the history of gay rights in Ameri More...

Minimum wage, minimum employment

With 2014 upon us, policymakers and voters alike will be gearing up for an election year. More...

Outdoors

Cross Country Ski Headquarters team takes sixth Michigan Cup

The Cross Country Ski Headquarters (CCSHQ) ski team scored its sixth Michigan Cup win Sunday at the 2014 Michigan Cup Relays, held on their home trails March 9. The team won the 18-race series championship for the second consecutive year.  More...

Fourth HLATB fish caught in ‘Catch Us If You Can’ contest

A fourth tagged fish has been caught in the Houghton Lake Tourism Bureau’s “Catch Us If You Can” contest, sponsored by the bureau, along with Spicer’s Boat City and Lyman’s on the Lake.  Tory Fletcher of Mt. More...

Wildlife habitat workshop to be held March 22

A wildlife habitat workshop will be held March 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Happenings

Clare Fisher Eastley newest RCCF fund

The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) has announced that its first new fund for 2014 is the Clare Fisher Eastley Animal Support Fund.  More...

TEAM 55 IS TOPS IN TRIVIA

Team 55 was the winner of the third annual Houghton Lake Jaguar Youth Football and Cheerleading Trivia Night fundraiser on March 8 at the Prudenville Knights of Columbus Hall. More...

HOUGHTON LAKE TOPS ROSCOMMON IN BBBS BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes raised a total of $10,823.09 during the Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser which was held at Goodyear Lanes at Houghton Lake and Fred’s of Roscommon on March 8. More...

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