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Roscommon Art, Train Festivals offer variety of fun this Saturday

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 45 Annual Roscommon Art Festival on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn of the CRAF Center and on Lake Street in Roscommon.  More...

Richfield begins process of Carter’s Cove purchase

Richfield Township may be adding Carter’s Cove, located on Lake St. Helen, to its park system, as the board voted during a July 3 special meeting to contact Roscommon County about purchasing the property.  More...

Special Sections

News

ACT NOW block party July 21

A Block Party is planned for July 21 by Gerrish Township’s Advisory Community Team - Neighbors on Watch (ACT NOW) at the outdoor pavilion area behind the township hall.   The 6 p.m. More...

Denton beaches will not be tested

The water at Denton Township beaches will not be sampled this summer, following a decision by the township board July 2.  Supervisor Craig Cotterman said the Central District Health Department notified the township that funding was no longer ava More...

Historical ice fishing info sought

Doug Monroe of Gagetown is hoping residents of Houghton Lake will be able to help him find some photographs or memorabilia of life on the ice and ice fishing in the 1920s and 30s.  He is working on an exhibit for the Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultu More...

Business

Roscommon business loop in recent round of funding

Rep. More...

Stevenson appointed by Snyder to Electronic Recording Commission

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ROSCO’S RESTAURANT NOW OPEN

The husband and wife team of Alan Klinert and Sarah Gambino officially opened Rosco’s Restaurant on June 19. The restaurant’s menu offers “all American classics” like burgers and fries, wraps and soup.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Control of borders is first step

We have another Obama fiasco as busy innocent Americans work hard in an uncertain debt-ridden country. We now learn in the results of Obama’s self-serving quest for building his political base. More...

Election Letters Policy

In fairness to candidates and issues on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot, letters related to the election will not be accepted for the Resorter’s July 31 edition. More...

Writer: Sheriff’s millage increase request too much

In case you are not aware, the Roscommon County Sheriff has requested a millage increase of .5 mills, or approximately $600,000 in the upcoming elections this coming August. This would be a 50% increase over the current road patrol millage.  More...

Religion & Family

Chaplain Bender to lead services at HLUMC

On July 13, Houghton Lake United Methodist Church will welcome Navy Chaplain Laura Bender to preach at both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.  The Rev. Bender recently completed duty with the Wounded Warrior Regiment. More...

Our Lady to host ‘Weird Animals’ VBS

A summer children’s event called Weird Animals will be hosted at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Prudenville, from July 28-31.  More...

‘Breakfast for dinner’at Messiah Lutheran

The public may attend a community “breakfast for dinner” at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, July 16, at 5 p.m.  Served by the men’s group, the breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, hash browns, More...

Education

Program prepares students for post-high school opportunities

High school seniors across Michigan who have just graduated and are considering post-high school career options can learn about the many training opportunities, associate degree programs and apprenticeships available for in-demand occupations through More...

Tomak, Chrispell earn degrees from GVSU

Two area students were among the nearly 2,900 students who earned degrees from Grand Valley State University in April, 2014.  Casey Tomak of Higgins Lake and Alyssa Chrispell of Merritt both earned a Bachelor of Science degree.   More...

One-day beer brewing course July 26 offered at Kirtland

Kirtland’s Community Education department is offering and Introduction to Beer Brewing class in the Vocational Tech building on the Roscommon campus July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The cost of the course is $29. More...

COOR teacher expected to be arraigned Monday on assault and battery charges

Following a months-long investigation by the Gerrish Township Police Department, a female teacher from COOR Intermediate School District is expected to be arraigned July 14 on three counts of assault and battery. More...

BANG-UP JULY 4TH SHOW

Spectators watch some of the first bursts of the Roscommon fireworks show July 4. Organizer Laura Witt said this year’s show, which lasted over 41 minutes, was paid for with $11,000 in donations from the public. More...

65th edition of St. Helen Bluegill Festival starts today

Although summer is the season when the St. Helen Bluegill Festival is in full swing, this year’s festival will celebrate all four seasons.  More...

NOT THE END OF PLAYLAND

Demolition of the old McDonald’s at the corner of Reserve Road and West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55), Houghton Lake, began July 7, but the building’s playland facility was not part of the knockdown. 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

CHA to look into alternatives to COOR

With Houghton Lake Community Schools and the Crawford Ausable School District opting to leave the COOR Intermediate School District, Charlton Heston Academy Superintendent Dave Patterson said the CHA board should begin looking at alternate options as More...

Richfield adopts new park ordinance

Richfield Township now has an ordinance to regulate the use and operation of its park system, as Ordinance 61 or the Richfield Township Park Ordinance, was adopted during a July 3 special meeting.  More...

Two meth suspects enter pleas

Two suspects arrested by Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING) officers in connection with a methamphetamine bust June 26 have entered guilty pleas in 82nd District Court.  More...

Sports

Big margins separate winners, losers in women’s softball

Only one game was decided by less than 10 runs last week in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League action.  The July 3 contests showed wins by 30, 29, 24, 15 and 11 runs while the contest between Old Town and Sergeant’s was More...

Fireworks, racing keep fans happy at Merritt

The fans came out in droves to mingle with their favorite drivers this past Saturday at Merritt Speedway for Fan Appreciation Night. More...

HOOPZONE summer camps adds House, Rodenbo to coaching staff

Mid Michigan Community College men’s basketball Coach Kaleb House and women’s basketball Coach Matt Rodenbo will join HOOPZONE Basketball for its Aug. 4 and 5 co-ed camps.  More...

Editorial

Rulings produce ‘First Amendment fireworks’

Inside the First Amendment

We’ve celebrated the nation’s 238th birthday on this July 4th holiday weekend with fireworks of all kinds and colors, but there are some ongoing pyrotechnics around First Amendment issues from religious liberty to free speech.  More...

The machinations behind Michigan’s minimum wage hike

Viewpoint on Public Issues

A version of this commentary originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal on May 30, 2014.  More...

Time to honor

Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at its temporary home at Roscommon Township’s Skinner Park through Sunday.  The 360 foot long replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on display this afternoon (Thursday) through Sunday, 24 hour More...

Outdoors

Learn to identify native bowfin versus invasive snakehead fish

The Department of Natural Resources recently developed a video to assist anglers and the public in properly identifying a native bowfin versus the invasive snakehead fish. More...

SECOND ANNUAL WALLEYE CLASSIC

The Second Annual Jon Green Walleye Classic was held on Houghton Lake June 28, with 20 fishermen competing. More...

Celebrate Michigan Mammals with State Park Explorer

The State Park Explorer Program at the North Higgins Lake State Park will mark Michigan Mammals Week with activities centered around the animals of Michigan July 15-19.  More...

Happenings

Higgins Lake’s Nichols attends DAR’s 123rd Continental Congress

Lynn Nichols of Higgins Lake was among the more than 3,500 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) attending their 123rd annual Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. last month.  More...

Two blood drives set for Houghton Lake, Roscommon July 14, 18

American Red Cross blood drives are planned at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake, and Hilltop Manor Health Care Center, Roscommon.  The Houghton Lake blood drive will be held July 14 and run from noon to 5:45 p.m. St. More...

TRAILBLAZER OF THE YEAR

Hospice of Helping Hands was presented with the 2014 Trailblazer of the Year Award by the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of Michigan (HPCAM) at its Member Gala and Awards Ceremony May 20. More...

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