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New fire hall in Lyon budget

The Lyon Township Board approved the 2014-15 budget March 26 that includes money for a new fire hall to be built this year.  Part of the overall budget, the $1 million fire fund that was approved includes $423,467 transferred from savings that w More...

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Roscommon County to participate in ‘200 Mile Yard Sale’ this summer

Roscommon County will be included in the “200 Mile Yard Sale” which will be held June 6-8. The Higgins Lake- Roscommon Chamber of Commerce along with the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce, the St. More...

RAYBC DONATES $2,500 TO RMRA METRO PARK PROJECT

The Roscommon Area Youth Booster Club (RAYBC) presented the Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority (RMRA) with a donation of $2,500. More...

Correction

In the March 20 edition of the Resorter, two 82nd District Court entries were mistakenly combined under one name.  Paul F. Vogel Sr., 65, Houghton Lake was sentenced after pleading guilty to impaired driving.  More...

Business

Biggs joins Coldwell Banker Schmidt

Coldwell Banker Schmidt recently welcomed Karen Elizabeth Biggs to their staff.  Biggs was born and raised in Southfield. Her great-grandparents moved to West Branch in the late 1940s and her family visited the area frequently.  More...

Coldwell Banker Schmidt welcomes new team

The Coldwell Banker Schmidt family has announced the addition of a new team to their office.  Many might already know Bob and Terri Hooper as “Trey, Lauren, and Dylan’s parents,” but now they are together to help with the Real More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer does not agree with DNR input system

I do not agree with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources policy of allowing nonresidents’ input regarding hunting and wildlife management issues in the state of Michigan.  Dr. More...

Outdoors

Record support provided for venison collection program

Thanks to the generosity of many hunters and anglers, Michigan food banks and kitchens will have more fresh venison for meals provided to their visitors. More...

All in a day’s work

After a short foot patrol in Mecosta County’s Haymarsh State Game Area, conservation officers Brian Lebel and Mike Wells – who had been looking for trap sets near active beaver dams – returned to their snowmobiles.  More...

Fish kills may be common following extreme winter

The Department of Natural Resources is again reminding the public that after the heavy ice and snow cover melts on Michigan’s lakes in early spring, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures.  More...

Happenings

RADL announces contest winners, plans activity filled April

Roscommon Area District Library staff members had a busy first month in the new Lake Street building. All of the students from Roscommon Elementary School visited for tours, games and crafts.  More...

‘Understanding Tourism’ workshop May 6 at RADL

Businesses and organizations may learn about community-based tourism at a workshop, “Understanding Tourism for Michigan Communities,” May 6 at the Roscommon Area District Library.  The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.  More...

RAHS receives two donations to add to Richardson School

Two historical artifacts were recently donated to the Roscommon Area Historical Society, including a nine-page family history and three volumes on the history of the Roscommon State Bank.  More...

COA explores expansion options with county

With space becoming sparse at the Houghton Lake Community Senior Center, Roscommon County Commission on Aging Director Tom Pettit is looking at options to make the center more user friendly.  More...

Camp will not seek 13th term in Congress

Congressman Dave Camp, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, announced Monday he will not be running for a 13th term in Congress.  More...

Markey couple falls prey to computer scam

Although the scam was not successful, a Markey Township couple will have to pay a computer repair bill after being called by a scammer March 28.  More...

Two sure signs of Spring…

FLOCKING TO THE BARE GROUND A group of robins flocks to a patch of bare ground near M-18 between Houghton Lake and Roscommon Village Tuesday evening. (Photo by Thomas Reznich) 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, on behalf of Judge Michael J. Baumgartner, March 3:  More...

82nd District Court

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

82nd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 82nd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Feb. 1 through 28:  Snowmobile not registered: Kelli K. Woods, $180; Raymond J. Park, $180.   More...

Sports

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League March 25 Sunshiners 59 Rail Runner 54 Sassy Strikers 48 Young At Heart 45 Nutty Four 44 Hot Flash Honeys 41 Brotebeck Builders 38.5 Gutter Dusters 34.5 Individual Achievements: Hi More...

Pool Standings

Senior Pool League March 31 Long Branch 83/12 Eddie’s 2 82/10 Kilkare 1 68/10 Spikehorns 1 63/9 Old Town 61/10 Zone 18 57/6 Eddie’s 1 50/5 Shenanigans 49/5 Kilkare 2 46/5 Spikehorns 2 41/3 More...

Editorial

‘Abracadabra!’-

Judge says Teller’s trick is protected

Now you see it. More...

‘We cannot allow our government to define content of our beliefs’

Tired of Hobby Lobby?  You’re tired of hearing about Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court, tired of all the talk of fines and health care plans and reproductive rights, tired of being bombarded with words spoken in anger from both sides of th More...

Dave Camp will be missed

Congressman Dave Camp announced Monday that he would not seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives.  Congressman Camp, who was first elected to the House in 1991, has been a friend to Roscommon County since first taking offi More...

Health

MyHealthConnection gives patients online access to data

Patients at MidMichigan Community Health Services at Houghton Lake, Roscommon and Beaverton now have faster, easier access to their health information. More...

Mercy Hospital Grayling earns high rating by ‘Consumer Reports’

In its May 2014 “Your Safer-Surgery Survival Guide,” “Consumer Reports” magazine selected Mercy Hospital Grayling as one of the safest hospitals in northern Michigan and one of the top 15 hospitals in the state.  More...

Religion & Family

Brook of Houghton Lake resident Quinlan celebrates 102nd birthday

“I don’t have any secrets on how to live long,” said Lucy Quinlan, who celebrated her 102nd birthday at The Brook of Houghton Lake with family and friends Monday. More...

Daughter born to Hoeltzel, Wojtylko

Courtney Hoeltzel and Anthony Wojtylko of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Danielle Elizabeth.   She was born March 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 8 pounds, 4.7 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long at birth. More...

Sons of the American Legion to host three fish frys in April

The Sons of the American Legion in St. Helen, located at 10062 Ford Drive will be hosting three fish frys during the month of April.  Fish frys will start at 4 p.m. and will be held April 4, 11 and 18. More...

Education

College Day to be held April 11 at Mid Michigan

Mid Michigan Community College will host a College Day on April 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. on its Harrison Campus.  More...

Gierszewski, Nielsen receive degrees from Spring Arbor

Two Houghton Lake women were among recent graduates of Spring Arbor University.  Katie Gierszewski, of Houghton Lake, received a Bachelor of Science in nursing while Diane Nielsen, of Houghton Lake, received a Bachelor of Science in organization More...

Haight, Kubiak among December graduates at SVSU

Trevor Haight and Nicholas Kubiak were among 511 graduates that earned degrees last December from Saginaw Valley State University.  Haight, of Roscommon, is a Roscommon High School graduate. More...

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