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Final MEAP results in

Schools look to new assessment era

Results of the 2013-14 MEAP testing were recently released from the Michigan Department of Education and, while Roscommon County area schools have shown some gains, this is the last year for the Michigan Educational Assessment Program to be administe More...

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News

SLICK CONDITIONS CAUSE NESTLE ROLL OVER

Icy road conditions on West Nestel Road, caused a Houghton Lake woman to flip her vehicle on the morning of March 19. More...

RCRC provides employees with one-time stipend to meet insurance cap overage

The Roscommon County Road Commission recently found that it is $34,000 over its contribution cap for health insurance per Public Act 152: Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act.  During a March 13 meeting, RCRC Manager Tim O’Rou More...

Rendon announces re-election campaign

State Representative Bruce Rendon (R-Lake City) announced March 15 that he will be running for re-election for the 103rd District in the Michigan House of Representatives.  Rendon was joined by family and supporters at Fred’s of Roscommon More...

Business

More stores reopen at Tanger

Seven more stores reopened Monday at Tanger Outlets in West Branch following a roof collapse at the center in late February.  The seven reopened this week join the 17 that reopened last week. More...

MORLEY MSU LEADERSHIP GRAD

Kim Morley of Roscommon is among 24 fellows in Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program scheduled to graduate in early March.  More...

MARKEY TIRE & AUTO TO OPEN MARCH 24

With over 25 years of experience, Rich Pratt (right) owner of Markey Tire & Auto will be opening his own shop, located at 4959 North Markey Road on March 24. More...

Letters to the Editor

Enrichment Days another ‘huge success’

www. This year’s 2014 Houghton Lake houghtonla Middle School Enrichment Days program was another huge success.  We weren’t able to have our Friday sessions (Feb. 21) as planned due to weather, but were able to make it up  More...

Kudos to road commission

How lucky we are to have a great road commission. More...

No ‘shades of gray’

Regarding the March 13 edition of the Resorter. I find I must write to you. In so many people’s minds there are no “shades of gray.” Every opinion is either black or white, right or wrong, no in-between or doubt. More...

Happenings

DANCING DADS AND DAUGHTERS

Getting into the groove at the “Me and My Guy Cinderella Ball” on March 15, (below, left) Dan Lattas dances with his daughter, Collins first grader Maddison Lattas. More...

Jaguar football, cheerleading sign up next week at HLPL

Youth interested in Houghton Lake Youth Football and Cheerleading for the fall 2014 season can sign up for the program March 25 at the Houghton Lake Public Library.  Sign up will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. More...

Soccer sign up slated March 25

New player sign up for the Houghton Lake Soccer Association’s spring season will be held March 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

A.R.K. interested in Camp Nokomis

The Nokomis Challenge Center has been closed since 2010, however, during a March 12 Roscommon County Commissioners work session, Ruth Fruehauf of the Association to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K.) expressed an interest in bringing life back to the property. More...

‘Mohawk Finale’

Students of the Kirtland Community College Cosmetology Department held a “We Own the Night” hair show on March 17 at the KCC Center for the Performing Arts. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Eugene Turkelson presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, for Judge Michael J. Baumgartner, Feb. 27:  Michael Z. Sliwiany, 35, St. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

POWDERPUFF POWER

Houghton Lake High School senior Garrett Heise (21) spikes the ball as sophomore Jason Graham (50) tries to block it during a powderpuff volleyball game held at HLHS on March 12.  More...

ALL CONFERENCE BOBCATS

Two members of the Houghton Lake girls varsity basketball team were selected by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference to be part of this season’s All Conference Team. 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...

Editorial

Bring on the sunshine

Our Opinion

Sunshine.  This time of the year, there aren’t many things we crave more. It seems we went weeks without the yellow ball gracing our presence.  More...

I’m glad I didn’t run ‘Jeep’ over

Last Friday morning I came across a little dachshund who was in my lane on M-18 by the Denton Township Hall.  As I got closer, I honked the horn and he stopped in the road and looked at me.  If he had been a bigger dog who had run off, I wo More...

Sunshine Week: What does that mean and why does it matter?

The answer lies at the end of the Gettysburg Address: “…that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”  It’s our government and we have the right to know what it’s do More...

Outdoors

Worries about winterkill prompt oxygen testing at Houghton Lake

Concerned over the possibility of a significant winterkill of fish in Houghton Lake, Progressive AE, the consulting firm that conducts lake management activities for the Houghton Lake Improvement Board, was on the lake March 11, collecting samples fo More...

Education

Job clubs to help students find jobs

A project aimed at helping special education students navigate the job market and find employment began last week at Roscommon, Houghton Lake and Ogemaw Heights high schools.  More...

Juniors, seniors visit KCC for career day

Planning what to do for the rest of your life is not an easy task, especially if you are only 16 years old.  On March 14 Kirtland Community College tried to make it easier for more than 100 area high school juniors and seniors as they navigate t More...

RENDON ENCOURAGES READING SKILLS

Rep. Bruce Rendon read the book “Priscilla McDoodleNut Doodle McMae Asks Why?” by Michigan author Janet Mary Sinke to the second grade students of Ben Filipowicz’s class at Charlton Heston Academy. More...

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