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Riverfest this weekend

The Roscommon Riverfest will return to the South Branch of the AuSable River this weekend, on July 19 and 20.  Last year the festival took a break, however, it is now back under a new committee of business owners and residents including Mark Con More...

Former COOR teacher arraigned on assault charges

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

Special Sections

News

1.26 INCHES OF RAIN

The Houghton Lake area received 1.26 inches of rain on July 15. Ve­hicles are shown driving at the intersection of M-55 and Townline Road at 11 a.m. making small waves. More...

Kirtland Garden Tour Monday

The 20th Annual Kirtland Garden Tour will take place, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and has been dedicat­ed to the memory of Nancy “Nan” Selleck, who died in October, 2013.  More...

Roscommon Steel Drum Bands at Trestle Park tonight

The Friends of Trestle Park will host the Roscommon Steel Drum Bands at the park for the second Third Thursdays Concert tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. More...

Editorial

Sheriff: ‘I believe I have done everything I can’

Guest Opinion

I am writing in response to­“ Sheriff’s millage increase request too much” (Resorter, July 10). I understand the writer’s concern over the .5 mill increase for Law Enforcement Patrol. More...

Poor decision

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education has a short memory.  On Monday night, the board came out of closed session where they discussed Superintendent Scott Dunsmore’s contract and unanimously approved a motion “To app More...

Great tribute

Veterans were remembered, honored and respected at the American Veterans Traveling Tribute displayed at Roscommon Township July 9-13.  More...

Letters to the Editor

RADL seeking support for millage

The Roscommon Area District Library millage will be on the Aug. 5 ballot. The current millage of .5 mills for the library expires in December, 2014. More...

‘Quite a day and honor’ to celebrate armed forces

The Higgins Lake Townline Road Ramp Memorial was visited by the Thundering Herd honoring Vietnam veterans and those who served in the U.S. Military on Saturday.  More...

Writer does not ‘seem to want to check facts’

Were the children that came here wealthy, clean-cut kids lured here by a family member and the President as Virginia Northey states (Resorter, July 10, “Control of borders is first step”). More...

Religion & Family

‘Weird Animals’ VBS at Our Lady July 28-31

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‘Crafters market’ to benefit Circle of Hope ministry

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church’s “Circle of Hope” is a ministry that supports local community needs.  On July 26 from 9 a.m. More...

Paxson, McCarthy- Steckert to wed Saturday

Novella Paxson, daughter of John and Regina Paxson, and Erin McCarthy- Steckert, son of Melissa McCarthy- Steckert and the late Jason Steckert, an­nounce their engagement to be married.  The couple plans to wed July 19 at 6 p.m. in Prudenville. More...

Education

Paille named to dean’s list at Davenport

Jamie Paille of Roscommon has been named to the Davenport University Dean’s List for the winter 2014 semes­ter.  To be named to the dean’s list, a stu­dent must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average while enrolled in at least n More...

Laura earns bachelor’s from Fort Hays State

Prudenville’s Mona Marie Laura was among the 2,027 students who completed associate, bachelor’s or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS, in the spring 2014 semester.  Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in gene More...

Career, education open to juniors, seniors

The COOR Area Career Tech Center, Roscommon, offers career and technical education opportuni­ties to high school juniors and seniors in the six school districts of COOR Intermediate School District, Craw­ford AuSable, Fairview, Houghton Lake, Mio AuS More...

Two resign from HLCS board

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education will be looking to appoint two new members, following resignations this week by President Jim Sutika and member Dan McGregor.  Sutika resigned from the board, effective at the close of the J More...

‘Talks’ continue between HLCS board, Dunsmore

The performance evaluation process for Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Scott Dunsmore continues, following the board’s July 14 meeting.  More...

RIDING THE BEAM

Engineer Bob Winkel of Rochester pilots a G scale model of an 1830s Beam steam engine to the delight of passengers (front to back) Baylee Shriver, 6, of Tuscola, TX, Easton Huntley, 3, of St. Helen and Tanner More...

Bobcats, Bucks sqaure off in third vintage battle

Bobcat and Buck football graduates will do battle again in the third annual Houghton Lake-Roscommon Taco Bell Alumni Game, to be held at Roscommon on Saturday evening. Game time is 7 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner pre­sided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscom­mon, July 8:  William O. Thomas, 28, St. Helen, pleaded guilty to one count of probation violation (another was dismissed) and he was scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 5. More...

82nd District Court

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

Man arrested in connection B&E

A 23-year old male was arrested by the Richfield Township Department of Public Safety Department after breaking a window at the BS Liquor Store in St. Helen.  On July 9, an off duty RTDPS officer was in the area of the store around 3 a.m. More...

Sports

Team ‘Tapia’ Señor edges Bud in men’s league action

Team Señor, dubbed “Team Tapia” for their game against Bud­weiser, scored an extra inning vic­tory, edging Budweiser 21-20 in eight during Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League action Monday evening.  More...

Jaguar camp planned July 22-24

A football camp is planned for the Houghton Lake Jaguars Youth Foot­ball program July 22-24.   The three-day camp will be held at the Roscommon Township’s Skin­ner Park off Knapp Road, where the squads prac­tice, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Peddlers give paddlers a head start in race

Over 300 riders will line up in up­town Grayling on Sunday morning July 27 at 8:00 a.m. for the onset of the Black Bear Bicycle Tour. More...

Outdoors

DNR advises caution to prevent spread of oak wilt disease

Tuesday, July 15, marks the end of the three-month window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees. More...

South Higgins Lake State Park Grand Opening

GRAND RE-OPENING CELEBRATION A group of contractors, Department of Natural Re­sources officials and state legislators prepares to cut the ribbon to officially open the newly re-vamped boat launch and More...

State-owned parcels being auctioned, including some here

The Michigan Department of Natu­ral Resources is offering 19 parcels of state-owned land in 11 counties for sale by sealed-bid auction at www.michigan. gov/landforsale.  More...

Happenings

Tribute spans four days at Houghton Lake

An escort of more than 300 vehicles representing veterans groups, motorcy­cle rider groups and fire, police and EMS units from across Roscommon County welcomed the arrival of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) wall July 9.  More...

Vietnam tribute put in place by veterans, other volunteers

Among the volunteers who helped install the AVTT wall July 10 was volun­teer Bob “T-Bone” Tibbals.  “There’s no soldier – as long as I’m drawing a breath – that won’t get a wel­come home,” Ti More...

Smyk family who lost brother in Vietnam War, last saw him at Houghton Lake

“The thing is, when he died, the children (his three brothers and three sisters) couldn’t believe it,” said Corinne Mikulin, 60, of Houghton Lake, whose brother Frank Smyk died at the age of 19 on Jan. More...

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