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Attracting businesses top priority for Roscommon DDA

Roscommon’s Downtown Development Authority is hoping to turn vacant buildings into successful businesses.  To that end, a June 30 work session served as an “idea sharing” opportunity to address the empty buildings in the downto More...

GEARING UP FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY

Getting in the patriot spirit, Jim Witt, owner of Jim’s Collision and co-organizer of the Roscommon fireworks shines up his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS in preparation for the Fourth of July weekend. More...

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News

FIREFIGHTER I AND II

Three Lake Township firefighters recently passed the State of Michigan requirements for Firefighter I and II credentials. More...

Drain district projects ‘moving forward’

During the last few Roscommon County Board of Commissioners meetings, Gerrish Township Supervisor Frank Homola has been seeking a status update on the drainage projects of the Johnston subdivision and Pine Bluffs in Gerrish Township and Channel Court More...

HLHP summer events celebrate 50th anniversary

Patrons have been enjoying the Houghton Lake Public Library for 50 years and to mark the milestone the library has events planned this summer that encourage folks to gather, read, sing, paint and dance in celebration.  More...

Editorial

Just 45 words protect our core freedoms

Inside the First Amendment

C’mon people — it’s just 45 words!  We’ll even give you the Twitter version: Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition.  There, a whole lesson in what it means to be a citizen of the United States &m More...

Visit ‘The Wall’

By the time the Resorter hits newsstands next Wednesday afternoon, an 80% replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be at its temporary home at Roscommon Township’s Skinner Park.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Turn ballot over, vote ‘Yes’ for library millage

Like many seniors, I am a patron of our Roscommon Area District Library. I rely on the large print collection for my reading and on the staff for assistance with the Internet and borrowing materials from all over the state. More...

‘Sick of being bullied’ by minority of residents

Fourteen years ago my husband and I built a beautiful home on Jackson Boulevard in Woodlawn Subdivision. Over the years we have fostered many wonderful friendships including some with members of the Sheridan Drive Association (SDA). More...

‘Elks Care-Elks Share’ evident

Friday evening, June 27, was a very special evening at the Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge. The fundraiser for active duty troops serving overseas did include a dinner of burgers and brats and all the fixings. More...

Religion & Family

Houghton Lake tradition spans nine decades

It started in the early 1920s when Bert and Ellie McHugh began to bring their family to Houghton Lake for a week of summer vacation. More...

‘Basketball, cheerleading’ VBS hosted by First Congregational

The First Congregational Church of Roscommon is planning its third year of Basketball Plus Cheerleading, a unique type of Vacation Bible School.   More...

FRIENDS ON A MISSION

Friends in Christ (F.I.X.), a local coalition of churches, hosted mission teams from the Keweenaw, Bath and Gunnisonville United Methodist Churches the week of June 16-20.  More...

Education

Hammond tapped to lead Mid Michigan Community College

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) has named Dr. Christine M. Hammond as its sixth president.  More...

Retired school personnel to meet at RADL

The Roscommon Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (RARSP) will meet July 14 at the Roscommon Area District Library.  More...

Well qualified candidates take positions at HLPL

“I’m a bid nerdy girl,” said the Houghton Lake Public Library’s new Youth Services Librarian Sarah Maddox, adding “I’m hoping to bring fun nerdy energy to the library.”  More...

Breaking News - 7/9/2014 11:17 AM

American Veterans Traveling Tribute on its way today - Free Access

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) will be making its way down M-55 this afternoon at about 3 p.m. More...

Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be here next week

Vietnam veterans, veterans of other wars, military personnel and the general public will have a chance to see the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) in Roscommon County starting next Wednesday. More...

Three arrested on meth manufacture charges

Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING) officers arrested two Houghton Lake residents on a charge of manufacture of methamphetamine on the night of June 26.  More...

COULD’VE BEEN WORSE

Richard Tarrant, who lives on Russell Avenue at Houghton Lake, is happy his box elder did not hit his home, or his mailbox or the power lines across the street the night of June 30. He said he was getting ready for bed around 10 p.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

82nd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J.Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 17:  Theodore Piirala Jr., 48, Roscommon, had been charged with two counts of aggravated stalking, but the charges were dismissed due to insufficient evidence.  More...

Kmart break-in investigation continues

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the June 23 break-in at the Houghton Lake Kmart that netted the thief or thieves more than $37,000 worth of jewelry and other merchandise.  According to a sheriff’s repo More...

Sports

Houghton Lake native Diss a freshman cheerleader at WKU

Payton Diss, daughter of Houghton Lake High School alumni Amy (Sheppard) Diss and granddaughter of Houghton Lake resident Ed Sheppard, is now a member of the NCAA Division 1 cheerleading team at Western Kentucky University as a freshman.  WKU is More...

BOBCATS CHAMPS AT CMU

Both the Houghton Lake varsity and junior varsity basketball teams won their brackets at the Central Michigan University team camp held last weekend. The Bobcat upended Capac, 41-39, on a buzzer beater by Joe Stiles to take their title. More...

Andre, Long Branch/T&M remain women’s softball leaders with wins

With wins by Andre Tree Service and Long Branch/T&M Services, the standings atop the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League remained unchanged last week.  Andre and Long Branch/T&M both moved to 7-1 with Andre beating Pop- More...

Outdoors

ORV riders urged to ‘TREAD Lightly’

With the increasing use of off-road vehicles as a fun, summer activity in Michigan, conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources are encouraging riders to observe the “TREAD Lightly” program to promote responsible riding More...

NORTH BAY SMALLMOUTH

Brad Zobel of Troy landed this smallmouth bass while fishing June 23 at 2:30 p.m. in Houghton Lake’s North Bay. Zobel was using spinning gear with a dark green/white plastic frog when he landed the fish. More...

Boating safety class planned at Pioneer Hills Marine

A one-day boating safety class is planned July 11 at Pioneer Hills Marine.  Sponsored by Pioneer Hills Marine and Roscommon County’s United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the class will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Happenings

10th annual Special Olympics Car Show draws 140

The 10th annual Special Olympics Car Show included 140 classic and custom cars, up from last year’s count of 125 according to organizer and Rusty Nuts Car Club member Bruno Bucci. More...

Fifty years at Windemere

Joe Kwaiser and his sister Pat Meyer are celebrating the 50th year that their family has owned the Windemere Lodge at Houghton Lake, but the history of the Houghton Lake landmark goes back almost another 40 years.  More...

Picnic for the Parks

Markey Township held its third annual Picnic in the Park at Truman Gardner Park June 28. Township Clerk Sheryl Tussey said money raised by the event will go to help support park improvement projects.  More...

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