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Don Bartholomew remembered as hard-working family man

Prudenville businessman Donald Leroy “Bart” Bartholomew, who died Dec. 27, 2014, was remembered by Houghton Lake area residents as a family man who worked hard to build his family business, Bart’s Fruit Market. More...

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News

Former Navy pilots recall Drapers’ honorable service

David Smale, of Grand Rapids, representing the Helicopter Attack Light Squadron-3 (HAL-3) Seawolves, spoke at Mike Draper’s service Dec. 27. More...

Village, Lyon Township awarded DNR Passport grants for parks

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced that the Village of Roscommon and Lyon Township were among 21 communities across the state that will share $877,500 in Recreation Passport grants. More...

Karjalainen resigns as Higgins supervisor

After 14 years as the Higgins Township supervisor, June Karjalainen officially resigned from her position with the township on Dec. More...

Editorial

A frosty Caribbean New Year a reminder

From the Pastor’s Canoe

Poisonwood is the most toxic plant in North America. You’ll find such trees in the Florida Keys where the Boy Scouts of America own a wilderness island. More...

Mr. Bart, Mr. Bobcat gave much to community

The Houghton Lake community was saddened this past week with the loss of two men who did everything they could to make it a better community. Don Bartholomew, 83, and Michael Draper 69, left large shoes to fill with their deaths. More...

Sure, you can say that, but please don’t

Inside the First Amendment

The hecklers appear to be winning this one.  A growing number of news, commentary and information sites are doing away with comments on some or all of their online offerings — exhausted, disgusted or repelled by the likelihood that the pos More...

Religion & Family

Son born to Chittick, Littlejohn

Cheryl Chittick and Dwayne Littlejohn of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Evander Carl Craig Littlejohn.   The baby was born Dec. 16, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.   More...

Kaiden Glenn born to McClelland

Jenny McClelland of Prudenville announces the birth of her son, Kaiden Glenn.  The baby was born Dec. 11, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Grayling.   He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth.   More...

‘Only9am’ to perform at Good Shepherd

The Christian rock band Only9am will perform Jan. 18 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Roscommon.  The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the church, 149 West Robinson Lake Rd., Roscommon. More...

Education

AuSable River Center to hold canoe building class starting Jan. 13

The AuSable River Center will hold its 10th annual cedar strip canoe building class beginning Jan. 13. Class will be held on the second floor of the center, which is located at 211 North Main St., Roscommon. More...

Kirtland honors list filled with area students

Numerous area residents were honored by Kirtland Community College for their work in the classroom this past fall.  More...

POSTDOC FELLOW

Jeff Katalenich has joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA as a Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow. Katalenich, who has his Ph.D. More...

TUT gets start Saturday

Something’s a little “fishy” around Houghton Lake this week.  Organizers of the 65th annual Tip-up Town, U.S.A., are getting ready for a Fish Tales-themed Kickoff, scheduled for Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. More...

Question of consolidation led the headlines in 2014

The year 2014 brought a long-awaited answer to the question of whether the consolidation of Roscommon, Lake, Markey and Denton townships would be approved by voters.  More...

Family, community share memories at service for Mike ‘Mr. Bobcat’ Draper

The family of the late Michael John Draper, affectionately known as “Mr. Bobcat,” shared their grief with the community at his funeral service Dec. 27, what would have been his 70th birthday.  Draper died Dec. 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

Sports

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Senior Pool League Dec. 29 Old Town 34/8 Long Branch 32/12 Eddie’s 29/x Zone 18 27/11 Shenanigans 26/3 Spikehorns 2 26/7 Kilkare 1 25/9 Kilkare 2 21/4 Spikehorns 1 20/6   More...

Bowling Highlights

Sunday Night Bowling Dec. 28 Abundant Embroidery 6 MTBJ 6 Executive Transportation 4 Nuckin Futz 4 Show Up & Bowl 4 V-M Trucking 3 Lost Cause 3 G’s Pizza 2 Individual achievements: J. More...

Business

New public dental clinic opening in Harrison

Clare County will soon be the home of a new public dental clinic operated by Michigan Community Dental Clinics, Inc. (MCDC) on behalf of the Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD).  More...

NEW OWNER AT MORNING GLORY

Denise Stefanko is the new owner of Morning Glory Mercantile at 3269 West Houghton Lake Drive at Houghton Lake. More...

BAIT AND BEARS

Wright Time Tree at 4725 East Houghton Lake Dr., across from Truman Gardner Park in Markey Township, recently expanded their tree service and gift shop business to include a bait shop with ice shanty rentals. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hunting needed to reduce swimmer’s itch

The Resorter published my letter in July regarding the life cycle of the parasite between snails and ducks, especially the duck identified as the common merganser. More...

Fuel prices in Houghton Lake still higher than other areas.

It is great to see fuel prices dropping overall. When I wrote this, the average for Michigan was $2.02 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Lake City is at the average, Harrison is at $1.99 and Clare is at $1.75. More...

Happenings

Author to speak Jan. 13 at Richfield Library

The Richfield Township Public Library will host illustrator, musician and novelist Thomas Ebelt on Jan. 13.  According to a press release, “Thomas Ebelt has always been a creator of art. More...

RE/MAX DONATES $500 TO RADL

RE/MAX of Higgins Lake recently donated $500 to the Roscommon Area District Library through its Roscommon County Community Foundation fund. More...

Rendon office hours planned here Jan. 16

Area residents can meet with state Rep. Bruce Rendon to talk about state government concerns at the lawmaker’s office hours scheduled for Jan. 16 in Roscommon County.  More...

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