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Road end grant project declined, then approved in Denton Township

A road end in Denton Township will soon receive improvements, following conflicting decisions by the township board Oct. 1. More...

HOUGHTON LAKE HOMECOMING ROYALTY

Houghton Lake High School seniors Michael Ignat and Morgan Brandel were named the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen Oct. 3 during halftime of the Homecoming game against Beaverton. More...

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News

MIDMICHIGAN DONATES TO C.U.R.E.

A baby weighing table was one item amongst over $50,000 worth of used medical equipment donated to Project C.U.R.E. by MidMichigan Health Services at Houghton Lake recently. Dr. Bill Cunningham, DO, MHA, the medical director of Project C.U.R.E.  More...

Proposals to fight auto insurance scams, protect drivers outlined

A task force launched by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to fight auto insurance scams last month released its recommendations, which included proposals to streamline prosecution of offenders, assist law enforcement in verifying insurance during traf More...

Health department to offer walk-in flu clinics Oct. 16, 30

The Central Michigan District Health Department will be offering walk-in seasonal flu clinics, for patients ages six months and older, Oct.16 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Oct. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the CMDHD office, 1015 Short Dr., Prudenville.  More...

Sports

Bucks take season series as ’Cats drop second at home

The Roscommon Bucks scored their second win in a row at Bobcat Stadium with a 2-0 shutout over the Houghton Lake varsity soccer team Tuesday night.  More...

Jaguars add two wins during home youth football play

The Houghton Lake Jaguars Youth Football and Cheerleading program sandwiched two wins between losses Saturday during action at Bobcat Stadium.  The Jaguars started the day with the 3rd/4th Team 1 losing to Gladwin 1, 32-6. More...

Youth basketball camps slated at Houghton Lake

Youth boys basketball camps will be held beginning Nov. More...

Editorial

The ‘tie that binds’ people together

What do you care most about in life?  Most of us would put family at, or near, the top of such a list. Friends would be there. So would our jobs or businesses, our livelihoods. Our homes. Maybe our pets. Our hobbies and pastimes. More...

Community foundation

This week marks the 74th year National Newspaper Week has been observed. It is also the 74th year the Houghton Lake Resorter has been published. More...

Outdoors

GARDENS BY NICOLE

Fifteen-year Michigan State University Master Gardner Nicole Anderson of Houghton Lake recently started a gardening business she calls Gardens by Nicole. More...

Kleinert instructing students on the ‘straight and narrow’

Hunting does not have to be the primary goal of an archer, according to Fred Kleinert, archery director at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club.  Kleinert said it is hard to shoot a bow and arrow in the beginning, but the sport does help dev More...

PATIENCE PAYS OFF

Ron Sanborn of Prudenville bagged this 8 point buck while hunting on his sister’s farm in Falmouth on Oct. 2. More...

Happenings

Resorter earns seven awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Houghton Lake Resorter and Roscommon County Herald-News earned seven awards in the Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for 2014.  More...

Cold, wet weather fails to dampen annual Higgins Halloween Fest

Despite chilly and wet fall weather, campers and guests at the South Higgins Lake State Park had a ball during the 11th annual South Higgins Lake Halloween Festival Oct. 3 and 4.  More...

Fire Prevention Week focuses on working smoke alarms

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, is sponsoring this year’s campaign, Oct. More...

Bacteria found in Village water, residents advised to boil water - Free Access

Village of Roscommon residents are being advised to boil their water before using it until further notice. The presence of coliform bacteria was detected in the water system.   More...

Recall petition language approved for Rose, Russo

Language filed on two others

Recall petition language against Lake Township Board members including Treasurer Thomas Rose and Clerk Cindy Russo was approved at an Oct. 2 hearing of the Roscommon County Election Commission.  More...

Duck hunters rescued after boat sinks in Houghton Lake

Three duck hunters were pulled from the frigid waters of Houghton Lake Sunday morning by Markey Township firefighters after their boat sank near the Middle Grounds weedbed before dawn.  More...

RHS ROYALTY

Roscommon High School seniors Ethan Beebe and Anna Schultz began their reign as 2014 RHS Homecoming King and Queen Friday night during Roscommon’s Homecoming football contest. 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

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  William S. Morgan, 47, Hale, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 9:  Jason F. Beebe, 35, St. More...

CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP

With E-911 Director Ed Nettle (center) leaving Roscommon County for another position in Missaukee County, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners appointed Carrie Perialas (left) as the interim E-911 director until a new director has been hired. More...

Business

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health going tobacco-free

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, working in conjunction with the American Lung Association (ALA), is promoting tobacco-free living for people with mental illness in northwest Michigan.  More...

Walker honored by National Society of Certified Insurance Counselors

Roscommon insurance agent Mike Walker was recently recognized for his professional and industry leadership, as well as advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), a leading national professional insurance organization.& More...

Ahlers joins Coldwell Banker

Sandi Ahlers recently joined the team of Coldwell Banker Schmidt-Houghton Lake office.   Ahlers is a recently retired teacher from Houghton Lake Community Schools and has lived in the area since 1985. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer urges support for Buck football team

What happened to Buck Pride? I just wanted to voice my concern about the lack of support that our Roscommon Bucks varsity football team has received -- particularly at the recent Homecoming game. I know the weather was not ideal. More...

Overrun with gypsy moths, wants money back

We own a house and 75 acres in Roscommon Township, Houghton Lake. We are overrun with gypsy moth. I want to know where I can go to get my [tax] money back. More...

‘Pam helped me’

I am writing this letter to let Denton Township residents know what Pam Stephan has done for me. I was a homeless disabled veteran and now I am in stable housing. Pam helped me. More...

Religion & Family

Son born to McAfee, Binkley

Adrian McAfee and Sarah Binkley of Georgia, former residents of Higgins Lake, announce the birth of their son, Jalen Joseph.  The baby was born Sept. 29, 2014, at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA. More...

Forbings name son Mason

Angela and Darrin Forbing of Prudenville announce the birth of their son, Mason Eugene.  The baby was born at Mercy Hospital   Grayling Sept. 29, 2014. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long.   More...

Daughter born to Sajdak, Gnatkowski

Nicole Sajdak and Rory Gnatkowski of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Blaise Ryan.  The baby was born Oct. 2, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 3/4 inches long.   More...

Education

Kirtland offering online science classes

Kirtland Community College is one of the very few colleges in the world that offers entirely online science classes with online labs.  Classes and lectures all are online, and students do lab work at home. Everything else is online.   More...

MMCC opens scholarship contest for eight full rides

Mid Michigan Community College will award competitive full ride scholarships to eight exceptional high school seniors. Laker Distinction (LD) Scholarships are offered at two award levels, with four of each being conveyed.  More...

Great Start offering professional development

The Great Start to Quality Northeast Resource Center recently announced changes to better serve professionals and the children they care for.  Each of the 11 counties that it serves will now have professional development opportunities offered on More...

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