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Roscommon graduation tonight

Seventy-four seniors will participate in commencement exercises at Roscommon High School tonight (Thursday, May 22) as the RHS Class of 2014 receives its diplomas.  It will be the 119th graduation for Roscommon Area Public Schools as the distric More...

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News

Russo against hiring lake manager, Melvin against HLEEC resolution

By Krista Tacey-Cater  More...

COOR CAREER TECH CENTER AWARDS

(Front, left to right) COOR Tech Center instructors Rosalie Hinkley and Karen Beltz look on as Houghton Lake student Ashley Peterson is presented her portfolio by Instructor Colleen Mick during an award ceremony at Kirtland Community College May 15.& More...

Mammograms important, cancer survivor Allen says

Unlike some cancer patients who are taken by surprise by a sudden diagnosis, Connie Allen of Roscommon had been monitoring herself in the six years prior to her diagnosis.  More...

Business

NEW OWNER, OLD RIVER HAND

David Howard Jr. (right), new owner of White Birch Campground and Canoe Livery at 5569 South Paradise Rd. More...

STREAM SIDE RESTAURANT

(Left to right) Rick Fetter is the general manager and Bob Edwards is one of the owners of Stream Side Restaurant & Pub, which recently opened at 1136 East Higgins Lake Dr. on the Cut River at Higgins Lake.  More...

PLANNING TO UPGRADE

Corrine Arft (right) is the owner of Dollar Deals at 715 South Loxley Rd. next to Save-A-Lot at Houghton Lake. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bundy needs to take care of ‘his bad choices’

Virginia Northey stopped short of the truth and completely short of facts.  More...

Outdoors

Better access, lake protection goal of South Higgins State Park improvements

Visitors to the South Higgins Lake State Park this summer will enjoy better access to the campground and the lake as a result of improvement projects completed this spring.  Park Manager Dale Shagena said all campground roads are being repaved, More...

RES students introduced to archery, hunting via program

Students from Roscommon Elementary School are learning archery skills after school during an eight-week program presented by the Department of Natural Resources and partners as part of the Recreational Archery Program.  More...

AIS coordinator offers tips to ‘stop aquatic hitchhikers’

Summer is fast approaching and with that comes family gatherings, vacation, cookouts and boating on the lakes that we all love. More...

Happenings

‘We hereby dedicate this library…’

RADL officially dedicated May 16

After five years of planning, the designing of a 9,077 square foot building, obtaining a $1.8 million United State Department of Agriculture loan, waiting nearly one year for construction and packing and unpacking thousands of books, the Roscommon Ar More...

National commander visits VFW Post 4034

Members of VFW Post 4034, Houghton Lake, welcomed National Commander William “Bill” Thien May 13 during his tour of 25 posts throughout northern Michigan.  Thien, who hails from Indiana, said it was the 77th post he has visited in fo More...

Pontoon package a fundraiser for Houghton Lake fireworks

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a raffle to raise funds for the July fireworks, to be held July 5 at the Houghton Lake Airport. A pontoon party package for eight people will be raffled off June 20 at 10 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 5/28/2014 11:57 AM

Police investigating fatal accidents, 12-year-old's death - Free Access

Law enforcement officers in Roscommon County responded to three accidents over the weekend, two of which were fatal, as well as the death of a 12-year-old girl who was found in her own home. More...

Breaking News - 5/21/2014 8:11 PM

Community leader Robert Gandolfi dies while on vacation - Free Access

The Resorter has learned community leader Robert “Bob” Gandolfi died today, May 21, while vacationing out of the country with his wife, Diane. More...

Services, parade mark Memorial Day

Traditional Memorial Day observances as well as a parade are planned this weekend. The Charles M. More...

WWII veteran status earns Ciaramitaro trip with Mid-Michigan Honor Flight

Basil Ciaramitaro has been out of the military for 68 years, however, he is about to meet with 80 other World War II veterans to take part in the first Mid- Michigan Honor Flight.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

Two more home invasion suspects arraigned

Two more suspects arrested in connection with a home invasion that took place March 6 in St. Helen have been arraigned in 82nd District Court.  More...

‘Buffer zone’ lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit between a Prudenville resident and the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce over a buffer zone between their properties has been dismissed in Circuit Court.  Mark F. More...

Warrant arrest turns into narcotics investigation

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a case involving possible synthetic narcotics.   Deputies arrested a Higgins Township woman on a warrant out of Crawford County May 19 when she could not post bond. More...

Sports

Bobcats, Bucks getting ready for third Alumni Game in July - Free Access

Teams of former Bucks and Bobcats are forming now to compete in the third annual Taco Bell Alumni Football Game, which will be played at Roscommon on July 19. More...

Holloway to lead Bobcat athletics, football program

Former Roscommon High School football coach Joe Holloway has accepted the position as Houghton Lake High School Athletic Supervisor and head coach of the Bobcats’ varsity football team. Holloway will begin duties on June 2.  More...

5 Star picks up two victories in doubleheader wins

Limberlost, 5 Star Detail and Señor kept up their winning ways Monday night in Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League action.  Limberlost beat Lymans, 30-10, while 5 Star picked up a pair of wins against Snow Snake, 17-5 and 19-6, a More...

Editorial

Editorial Spitting is part of America’s pastime

I Was Thinking…

One little thing you may notice while watching Major League Baseball– besides the uniforms or a pitcher’s style – is a lot of spitting.  Lots of players have their quirks, from tightening their gloves after every swing to const More...

From the Supreme Court, prayer rules that won’t work

Inside the First Amendment

Mixing prayer and state has always been a messy, contentious business — but last week it got even messier and more contentious.  In a close 5-4 decision, the U.S. More...

What’s your favorite?

The official start of summer is still over four weeks away but for most of us, summer begins this weekend.  The Memorial Day Holiday -- along with the publishing of the Resorter’s Summer Seasons -- means long summer days are not far off. More...

Religion & Family

RMRA holding can drive remainder of May

The Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority is busy this spring fundraising for its Metro Park playground renovation project.  Residents may have noticed the large wooden boat that used to be at Metro Park sitting in the parking lot adjacent More...

Messiah Lutheran dinner May 28

The public may attend a dinner hosted by Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, May 28, at 5 p.m.  The menu includes scalloped potatoes and ham, vegetable, bread, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade.  Donations are app More...

BBBS WELCOMES TWO NEW COMMUNITY BASED MATCHES

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes welcomes the Community Based match of (above) Christine Wambold and Sarah who were matched on May 14. Wambold and Sarah had been meeting regularly during the school year as part of the Lunch Buddy Program. More...

Education

Frankowski graduates from Wayne State

Jessica Frankowski, a 2006 graduate of Roscommon High School, graduated on May 19 from the Wayne State University School of Medicine.  More...

Kirtland names winter semester honorees

Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2013-14 winter semester which earned them placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists.  To qualify for More...

APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary “Students of the Month” for the month of April received certificates, medals and a pizza lunch with the principal.  More...

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