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Sign Setback

RCRC to begin enforcing ‘temporary sign’ policy

On April 15, the Roscommon County Road Commission will start to enforce its temporary sign policy which prohibits all temporary signs from being placed in the right of way on all county roads.  More...

Denton to seek street light, ambulance millages

Denton Township will seek voter approval of two millages on the ballot during the Aug. 5 election. At its April 2 meeting, the board approved language on a new millage for street lights and a millage renewal for ambulance service.  More...

Learning about living with less

Sheriff Stevenson visits Nicaragua on mission trip

Reflecting on his recent mission trip to Nicaragua, Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson said the experience has made him more aware and grateful for the life that living in a country like America has given him.  More...

Special Sections

News

Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show, Family Fun Festival at KCPA

There’s still time to save on great seats for the Family Fun Festival and Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show Friday (tomorrow) at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts.  More...

April is ‘Distracted Driving Awareness Month’

More than 3,000 people were killed nationwide in distracted-affected crashes in 2012 and the Michigan State Police is seeking to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving during the month of April, “Distracted Driving Awareness More...

Walk in women’s shoes to help River House

River House, Inc. More...

Sports

High schools dealing with weather dampened sports schedules

“I’m finding as a new athletic director that spring is very interesting,” said Houghton Lake High School Athletic Director Shad Fish, whose spring sports schedule has been a victim of the lingering winter.  More...

CLOCKING SOME TRACK TIME

(Left to right) Houghton Lake distance runners Madison Stimac, Jennifer Hendershott and Taylor Perry finish a 200-meter run as Assistant Coach Keith Toms checks their time and Coach Chris Worley watches on Monday.  More...

ALL-EVERYTHING

The entire Houghton Lake High School varsity cheerleading team was named All Conference by the Jack Pine Conference, following the 2013-14 competitive cheer season. More...

Editorial

Celebrating two 1st Amendemt landmarks

No one I know sent flowers or candy, but on March 9 we all had cause to celebrate the anniversaries of two very different First Amendment landmark moments.  More...

Enough is enough

The report from Detroit of the beating of Steve Utash on Detroit’s east side last week is horrifying.  More...

Volunteers make it happen

Be sure to thank a volunteer this week as we mark National Volunteer Week.  Volunteers can be seen all over our community. Groups of volunteers can be found working with children, families, the outdoors, animals and schools.  More...

Health

Hospice of Helping hands celebrates volunteers

Hospice of Helping Hands and several other non-profit agencies will recognize National Volunteer Week, April 6-12 by celebrating their volunteers.  More...

Mercy Hospice honors Volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Mercy Hospice is honoring its hospice volunteers who bring compassion, support and friendship to those facing a life-limiting illness during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12.  More...

Happenings

Benefits of walking for physical exercise touted by MSUE

Walking has the lowest “drop out” rate compared to other forms of exercise. More...

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to St. Helen May 7

Residents living in and around St. Helen can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.  Richfield Township Hall, 1410 North St. Helen Rd., will host Life Line Screening on May 7.  More...

Skeels to host Hooper and the Flight Crew

Hooper and the Flight Crew will be at Skeels Christian School on April 11.  The group, which performs halftime shows for the Detroit Pistons, will provide halftime entertainment during an alumni vs. student basketball game planned that evening. More...

Breaking News - 4/15/2014 7:11 PM

Old 27 remains closed from Snowbowl Road south to Clare County - Free Access

The latest from Roscommon County Emergency Management (April 15, 7:49 p.m.): OLD 27 is CLOSED from Snowbowl Rd south to the Clare County Line due to Wraco Dam Failure. Seek alternate route. More...

Breaking News - 4/15/2014 12:36 PM

Wolf Creek over Old 27 bridge, roads closed - Free Access

Several roads are closed following the Wraco Lodge Dam giving away. Old 27 from the Clare County line to Snowbowl Road is currently closed after an earthen dam in southwestern Roscommon County broke earlier today. More...

Breaking News - 4/15/2014 12:24 PM

Wraco Lodge Dam gives way, flash flood warning in effect - Free Access

Dam break leads to flash flood warning. More...

Three egg hunts happening in Roscommon this weekend

The first of two egg hunts to take place in Roscommon this Saturday is the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce 2014 Great Egg Scramble and Bike Give-Away.  The event will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

Berger, Firman enter pleas on drug charges

Two St. Helen men recently arrested by Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING) officers have entered pleas on drug charges in 34th Circuit Court.  More...

Drug-involved, truck-involved, bicyclist deaths on the rise

For the second year in a row, traffic deaths increased in Michigan, fueled in part by increases in bicyclist and drugand commercial motor vehicle (CMV)- involved deaths, according to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Criminal Justice Information Center More...

Additional larceny charges pending against Houghton Lake man

Additional charges of larceny are pending review by the Roscommon County Prosecutor in the case of a 37-year-old Houghton Lake man who is awaiting preliminary examination on previous larceny and weapons charges in the Roscommon County Jail.  More...

Business

PLENTY OF CAR CLEANING EXPERIENCE

Brent Kosner brings 28 years of detailing experience to his new venture, Spit Shine at 2215 Tower Hill Road, next to the Houghton Lake Post Office. Spit Shine offers complete car and truck detailing services as well as a full line of accessories. More...

TOP SALES ASSOCIATE

Houghton Lake Camping World General Manager Mike Burnside (left) presents Sales Associate Donna Galea-Urbach with a Certificate of Achievement on behalf of the Camping World Chairman’s Club in March. More...

O’REILLY’S GRAND OPENING

O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, 2197 West Houghton Lake Dr., celebrated its grand opening April 5. Manager John Morningstar (front, holding scissors) is assisted by Tip-up Town Queen Lindy Peterson in a ribboncutting ceremony.  More...

Letters to the Editor

School board can cut costs by leaving position vacant

The adult employment agency, also known as the Houghton Lake Community Schools system, seems to be at it again.  More...

Government doing right thing in ensuring equal protection, access

In an April 3 opinion piece in the Resorter, the Rev. William C. More...

‘Where’ are we progressing to?

When did the federal government of the United States find a “constitutional” mandate to protect its citizens from being “offended?”  If there is such a mandate, does it apply to only special groups? More...

Religion & Family

Celebrating the service of Jim Kent

A FRIEND TO MANY The Rev. Dr. Jim Kent, pastor at Markey Church for more than 33 years, greeted friends at an open house April 6 held in his honor in the church gym. More...

‘A Time for Alleluia’

TELLING THE STORY Dennis Peterson narrates a portion of the cantata. He and his wife, Lindy have narrated the choir’s performances for the last several years. More...

Son born to Clark, Gavlinski

Harley Clark and Brennan Gavlinski of Roscommon announce the birth of their baby, Landen Matthew.  The baby was born at Mercy Hospital   Grayling April 5, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds, 2.5 ounces, and was 22 inches long at birth.   More...

Education

MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School students of the month for March, pictured with Principal Susan Tyer (back row, left) are (back row, left to right) seventh graders Jason Davis and Anna Van Coonis, sixth graders Adam Laboe and Jessica Hibbard, (front row) More...

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