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Graduation ceremonies this weekend at HLHS

Commencement exercises for Houghton Lake High School seniors will take place June 1, at 2 p.m. in the high school gym. Ninety-five Bobcats will take part in the ceremonies. More...

GRADUATING WITH ‘HIGH HONORS’

Graduating with “high honors” status, Roscommon High School senior Elizabeth Blasius received her high school diploma from Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education President Sonia Lake during the May 22 commencement ceremony. More...

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News

MEMORIAL DAY MEMORIAL

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‘Tobacco-free’ forums planned at Northern Lakes on June 6

A series of public forums is planned at Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (CMH) to discuss plans to move to tobacco-free campuses in all its office locations.  A forum will be held the morning of June 6 at Houghton Lake (2715 South Townline More...

St. John Lutheran VBS ‘International Spy Academy’

St. John Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School June 16 through 20 from 8:45 a.m. More...

Business

Roscommon’s Bradley’s Furniture going out of business, retiring

After almost 40 years of doing business in Roscommon and 35 years in his current location, Dick Bradley, owner of Bradley’s Furniture, will be closing up shop.  More...

HIGGINS LAKE-ROSCOMMON BUSINESS EXPO HOSTS 94 VENDORS

During the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Roscommon Business Expo on May 21, a total of 94 exhibitors were at the CRAF Center to share information on their services and products. More...

WINNER DRAWN FROM HOUGHTON LAKE STORE

Eric Berry of Hudsonville (center, left) won $5,000 in free gas at Vision Air, 5187 West Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, in a national contest sponsored in part by Linda Weeter and Darrell Weeter (left), owners/ manufacturers of FVS.  More...

Outdoors

ORV access expanded in Houghton Lake trail system

Off-road vehicle riders now have 14 more miles of ORV route to ride in the Houghton Lake trail system after the Department of Natural Resources approved the use of more snowmobile trail recently. More...

SHLSP BOAT WASH STORAGE DELIVERY

South Higgins Lake State Park Manager Dale Shagena said the newly installed boat wash storage building which was delivered to the park on May 15, will store the pumps for the park’s boat wash. More...

Ride the trails for free during Free ORV Weekend, June 7-8

The Department of Natural Resources last week announced its firstever Free Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Weekend is set for June 7-8.  On that weekend, residents and nonresidents may ride an ORV for free; no license or trail permit is required. More...

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Fatal crash being investigated in Nester Township - Free Access

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal crash in Nester Township May 28, just before 9 a.m. More...

Gandolfi remembered as leader in community

Community leader and businessman Robert “Bob” Gandolfi, Houghton Lake, died May 21, 2014, in Nassau, Bahamas.  A resident of Lake Township, he had served on the township board as supervisor, trustee, treasurer and assessor. More...

Household Hazardous Waste collection Saturday

The Roscommon County Solid Waste Recycling Committee and the Crawford- Roscommon Conservation District will be hosting the Household Hazardous Waste collection on Saturday, May 31.  The collection will take place at the Roscommon County Road Com More...

Fly-in, drive-in to breakfast at airport Sunday

The 67th annual Dawn Patrol Fly-in and Breakfast at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport will be held Sunday, rain or shine.  A pancake breakfast begins at 7 a.m. 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

Brian A. Bane, 22, Houghton Lake, was sentenced to nine months in jail (credit for 46 days), 18 months probation, $200 in fines and costs, a $100 attorney fee and $198 in other court assessments. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bucks fall to Vikings in District opener, edged by Crossroads

The Roscommon varsity soccer team’s season ended with a first round District Tournament loss at Grayling (3-1) May 27.  The Bucks had scored a 2-1 win over the Vikings in their last regular season game May 21, after taking an overtime loss More...

Bucks bow out against Tawas in District baseball

The Roscommon varsity baseball team ended their season with a 5-1 loss to Tawas in first round District play at Oscoda May 27.  More...

Long Branch/T&M hand Old Town first softball loss

The ranks of the unbeaten in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League now stand at three as Andre Tree Service, Long Branch/T&M Services and Sergeant’s remain a perfect 3-0 with wins May 22.  Old Town, which had been unbea More...

Editorial

Policy grant helps towns build and repair walkways, biking trails, hiking paths

This past year, 13 separate municipalities throughout Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola and Roscommon counties received up to $17,500 each to create plans to build and restore pathways and sidewalks throughout their local communities. More...

‘Freedom of speech for me — but not for those I oppose’

Inside the First Amendment

Campus collisions over commencement speakers. Over-the-top public reaction to celebrity shockers. More...

Letters to the Editor

Let commissioners know thoughts on dam management

Last week there were three articles in the Resorter involving the high water problems on Houghton Lake. It’s very clear we have a problem with dam control on Higgins Lake which feeds water to Houghton Lake.  More...

Happenings

‘November’s Fury’ author to visit Houghton Lake Public Library

The Houghton Lake Public Library will welcome Michigan Notable Author, Michael Schumacher, June 4 at 6:30 p.m.  More...

AMERICAN LEGION OFFICERS

Houghton-Higgins Lake American Legion Post #245, Prudenville, held its election of officers for fiscal year 2014-15 on May 1.  More...

Acoustical jams first Tuesday of the month at Trestle Park

Banjo player Scott Barnum of Houghton Lake will meet with musicians at Trestle Park for open music jams the first Tuesday of the month from June through September.  Acoustical instruments will be featured at the sessions from 1 to 3 p.m., weathe More...

Education

Friends of RADL fund showcase, library programs

A plaque was recently added to the showcase in the entryway of the Roscommon Area District Library acknowledging a $1,500 donation by the Friends of the Roscommon Area District Library which funded the display area.  More...

RES RECEIVES $975 FROM RAYBC

Roscommon Elementary School recently received a grant in the amount of $975 from the Roscommon Area Youth Booster Club. More...

Gulledge earns M.D. from U of M

Roscommon High School Class of 2006 valedictorian, Catarina D. Gulledge, graduated on May 16 from the University of Michigan Medical School as an M.D.  More...

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