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RAPS millage passes almost two to one

Voters Tuesday passed a millage renewal for the Roscommon Area Public Schools by a margin of 885-445.  Renewed was the 18-mill tax on nonhomestead properties for school operating funds for a period of three years.  More...

RHS HIGH HONORS STUDENTS

Academic leaders of the Class of 2014 at Roscommon High School include (front row, left to right) Elizabeth Blasius, Salutatorian Ashley Turner, Valedictorian Jessica Schultz, Amber Stilwell; (back row, from left) Cynthia Ekdom, Karl Hahn, Lea Stites More...

Special Sections

News

RCSO starting Child ID program

In an effort to provide additional safety to Roscommon County children and their families, Roscommon County Undersheriff Ed Stern is implementing a new child safety program.  More...

Wings of Hope deadline May 14

Hospice of Helping Hands has set its deadline to honor someone in the Wings of Hope Memorial Service for May 14.  To submit a name for the memorial, call April David at Hospice of Helping Hands at (989) 345-4700.  More...

Booher announces re-election bid for 35th Senate District

Sen. Darwin Booher announced April 25 that he will run for re-election in the 35th Senate District.  Booher is currently serving his first term in the Michigan Senate and can serve one more four-year term.  More...

Sports

Bobcat golfers beat Lake City

The Houghton Lake golf team picked up a win Monday at the Missaukee Golf Club, beating Lake City by 10 strokes.  The Bobcats shot a 220 to a 230 by the Trojans.  More...

Roscommon thinclads come up short against Harrison, Clare

The Roscommon girls track team dropped two double dual meets at Clare on April 30 with losses to the Pioneers and Harrison.  In the other contest, Clare beat Harrison, 107-55.  Harrison 85, Roscommon 77  Roscommon fell eight points shy More...

Jobin sets 100m dash record

Despite a record-setting performance by senior Brett Jobin, the Roscommon Bucks dropped two Jack Pine Conference track meets April 30 in Clare.  The Bucks fell to Harrison, 92-70, and Clare, 102.33-60.66, in double dual action.  More...

Outdoors

Senior hunt/fish combo license gives resident seniors price break, refund

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is making it easier for Michigan seniors age 65 and older to get a price break on the hunt/fish combo license. More...

DNR’s newest skidder aids firefighters’ suppression efforts

Built in Roscommon

Although Michigan’s fire season is just getting started, the Department of Natural Resources’ newest skidder is already getting a lot of time in the dirt. More...

Mid-Forest Lodge among Wildlife Habitat Grants recipients

The Department of Natural Resources in April announced recipients of the 2014 Wildlife Habitat Grants. A total of $737,720 was awarded to various conservation and nonprofit organizations, units of government and landowners.  More...

Happenings

Free bystander CPR, AED training courses offered

MidMichigan Community Health Services and the Houghton Lake Ambulance Authority are partnering to offer two free bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes for people who do not require a CPR certification card.  More...

Rendon office hours planned for Fred’s May 16

Area residents can meet with state Rep. Bruce Rendon to talk about state government concerns at the lawmaker’s office hours scheduled for May 16 in Roscommon County.   More...

BROASTED CHICKEN AND BLANKETS

Ted McKee of the Houghton-Higgins Elks Lodge delivers not only 11 broasted chicken dinners – complete with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and cake – to veterans at King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community May 5, but four l More...

HITTING THE WATER FAST

Canoe 189, paddled by Todd and Ryan Bennett, and Canoe XX, paddled by Austin Weiler and Chris Hewitt, hit the South Branch of the Au Sable as part of the second heat in the 32nd annual Roscommon Canoe Challenge C-2 race at Wallace Park in Roscommon M More...

State Police arrest DHS volunteer on sex charges

Michigan State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a Houghton Lake man May 5 on charges of criminal sexual conduct after incidents alleged to have occurred while he was serving as a volunteer driver for the Department of Human Services office More...

Group offers resolution on Higgins Lake levels - Free Access

No decisions were made on a resolution presented by the Higgins Lake Environmental and Economic Coalition (HLEEC) and suggestion by resident Dick Weadock to the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners at an April 30 special meeting which focused on t 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...

82nd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 82nd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of April 1 through April 30:  Department of Natural Resources  Fishing without a license (resident): Teresa A. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon:  Nick E. Carpenter, 37, St. More...

Editorial

Politics, perils of closing school

Inside the First Amendment

As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will soon discover, adding religious holidays to the school calendar is a slippery slope on the rocky terrain of public school politics.  More...

Michigan taxpayers paying more money for fewer workers

While union and media reports often claim state employees have taken large compensation cuts, a look at the numbers shows that taxpayers are the ones getting a raw deal. More...

Kudos

The Resorter congratulates both the Houghton Lake girls varsity basketball team and the Roscommon boys varsity basketball team for their work in the classroom.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Richfield ‘gave away’ road money

At the April 8 Richfield Township Board work session, Roscommon County Road Commission Manager Tim O’Rourke met with the township board related to the possibility of forfeiting $28,000 of match funds this year and also preparing a road improvem More...

Clean, safe road appreciated

The men and women of the Roscommon County Road Commission did a fantastic job of keeping our roads clear and safe during extreme winter record snowfall and temperatures. No matter the weather conditions we would always have clean and safe roads. More...

Religion & Family

CAREER EXPLORATION

More than 600 eighth graders visited the Roscommon campus of Kirtland Community College last week. They explored career options during Kirtland’s annual College Exploration Day. More...

Nielsen, Turner plan October wedding

Skye Marie Nielsen, daughter of Mike and Linda Nielsen of Houghton Lake, and Kasey Alton Turner, son of Kirk and Dawn Turner of Houghton Lake, announce their engagement to be married. More...

DIMES FOR STOPPING CANCER

Collins Elementary third grader Olivia Quick, the daughter of Brigit and Chuck Quick, displays some of the dimes she has been collecting for Relay for Life of Roscommon County. More...

Education

Four finalists named for MMCC’s President post

Mid Michigan Community College has announced the four finalists in its search for a new president.  The MMCC Board of Trustees announced the list last week. More...

‘Johnathan Rand’ offers author’s insights to COOR students

Christopher Wright, better known as Johnathan Rand to area third graders, spoke to more than 500 young readers at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts May 1.  More...

BOOK FAIR TREASURE TROVE

Liam Windom looks through some posters at the are (left to right) his sister, Wakelyn Rice, mom, Book Fair April 23 at Collins Elementary. Also pic tured  Angela Rice, and sister, Gwen Windom. (CHP)   More...

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