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Two-vehicle accident claims lives of two Merritt residents

Two Merritt residents died as a result of a two-vehicle accident on Newman Road in Enterprise Township Feb. 3.  More...

Searching for ‘Sweetie’

Couple searching county for dog lost after rollover

“She’s more than just a pet, she’s a part of the family. More...

Special Sections

News

Correction on St. Helen medallion hunt, members can hunt, too

The Winter in St. Helen annual medallion hunt began yesterday (Wednesday), with clues being posted at 10 a.m. daily.  In a story in last week’s Resorter, it said members of the St. More...

UP FOR GRABS

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Deputy AJ Kory and Houghton Lake Walmart Store Manager Jim VanSice hold an iPad Mini which will be second prize in a Roscommon County Deputies Association raffle which is being sponsored by the Roscommon Rotary Club.& More...

Prospective candidates can file for Lake board

With the preliminary verification of petitions for the recall of four Lake Township Board members completed by Roscommon County Clerk Michelle Stevenson, prospective candidates can begin filing petitions for the offices of Lake Township treasurer, cl More...

Business

McDonald’s restaurants have new owner

McDonald’s Corporation announced last week that Barb Taylor has acquired three McDonald’s restaurants, including the Prudenville and Houghton Lake restaurants. More...

Thoma-Patton named new Eastern Maumee Bay chamber head

Yvonne Thoma-Patton has been named executive director of the Eastern Maumee Bay (OH) Chamber of Commerce. More...

‘Furniture, Appliance and TV Tip-Over Prevention’ highlighted

Every 45 minutes a child in the United States ends up in an emergency department because of a TV tipping over. More...

Editorial

Indiana’s new ‘JustIn’ – Thankfully, on the way out

Inside the First Amendment

This “just in”: Indiana Governor Mike Pence said Jan. More...

Bowl-ing for dollars

Guest Opinion

There are a few moments that sports fans look forward to every holiday season: Christmas Day NBA games, NFL playoffs, and, of course, controversy over college football bowl games. More...

Outdoors

Third annual vintage sled show on tap this weekend

Once again, the event will be held on the ice near Denton Township’s Sullivan Beach access site and Eddie’s Bar and Grill.  Show and swap meet registration will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on both days. More...

Events on East Bay in Prudenville

The third annual Fast Eddie’s Vintage Snowmobile Show will hit Houghton Lake’s East Bay on Feb. 7 and 8, offering a look at some of the hottest sleds from the past as well as an interesting variety of radar runs.   More...

Winter in St. Helen fishing contest extended

The St. Helen Chamber of Commerce Winter in St. Helen fishing contest has been extended to Feb. 21.  The contest, which is being sponsored by Malcolm’s Tackle Box, was originally scheduled to end on Feb. More...

Happenings

Libraries host ‘mock’ battles in prep for Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books (BOB) readers arrived ready to engage their opponents at the first “mock” battle of the 2015 season Jan. 31 at the Houghton Lake Public Library (HLPL) and at the Roscommon Area District Library (RADL).  More...

Rendon office hours planned here Feb. 20

Area residents can meet with state Rep. Bruce Rendon to talk about state government concerns at the lawmaker’s office hours scheduled for Feb. 20 in Roscommon County.  More...

Trivia Night to help raise funds for Jags

The Houghton Lake Jaguars are hosting a Trivia Night Fundraiser on March 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Prudenville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the youth football and cheerleading programs.  More...

Features

A unique place to brew beer…

“This is not a low-cost production,” said Tyler Schultz of Milan, who was working as the location manager for the production of an episode of the Esquire Network’s “Brew Dogs” television program on (and under) the ice of More...

Bohlen resigns from village, search for replacement begins

The Village of Roscommon and Manager Bill Bohlen entered a mutual separation agreement during a special meeting on Jan. 29, after Bohlen officially submitted a letter of resignation on Jan. More...

Former COOR employee arraigned on CSC charges

A former paraprofessional contracted through COOR Intermediate School District, who worked at Houghton Lake High School, has been arraigned on criminal sexual conduct charges. More...

Veterans Affairs millage increase to be on ballot

Roscommon County voters will decide May 5 on whether or not the Roscommon County Veterans Affairs Office will receive a .167 mill increase.  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, Jan. 15:  Maxwell T. Waldron, 26, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to third degree criminal sexual conduct and was scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 26.  More...

82nd District Court

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

Damage reported at home for sale

A Houghton Lake realtor notified the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department Jan. More...

Sports

Bobcats battle Pioneers to buzzer, fall by three

Houghton Lake didn’t back down from Jack Pine Conference varsity girls basketball perennial powerhouse Clare Tuesday night, taking the Pioneers to the final buzzer in a 51-48 loss.  More...

Bucks at .500 in JPC with win over Mustangs

Led by Logan Hutek’s 23 points, the Roscommon varsity girls basketball team leapfrogged Meridian in the Jack Pine Conference standings with a 43-34 win over the Mustangs Tuesday night.  The win puts the Bucks at 5-5 in JPC play while Merid More...

Youth wrestlers add 10 medals to season total at Grayling

Ten wrestlers from the Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling program earned medals at a tournament in Grayling Jan. 31.  The team was paced by Nick Trader (5/6, 67 lbs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Retaining manager may be problem

At a Jan. 29 special meeting of the Village of Roscommon Council, I found it difficult to control my disgust at the ridiculous behavior of some of the people present.  More...

Volunteer appreciates help, recognition

I cannot express my gratitude enough to Sue Jacobs and her friend, Ann, for stepping up to help do the helmet locker this year at the Tip-up Town beverage tent. More...

Horrified by ‘terrible’ happening around the world

We are horrified, and rightly so, by all the terrible things that are happening around the world.  But things even worse are occurring here in our beloved USA, in our beautiful state of Michigan and even in our northern counties.  There are More...

Religion & Family

County Christian choir rehearsing Saturday

Members of the Roscommon County Christian Choir are encouraged to attend the first rehearsal for the upcoming Easter cantata.   Rehearsal will be held Feb. More...

Free community dinner Feb. 10 at St. Michael Catholic Church

St. Michael Catholic Church in Roscommon will hold a free community dinner on Feb. 10 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  The menu will include chili with assorted toppings, cornbread, hot dogs and dessert. More...

Baked chicken on Feb. 11 Messiah Lutheran dinner menu

The public may attend a community dinner at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, Feb. More...

Education

An Enriching Day

January 24 through 30 was Catholic Schools Week, and Thursday was “Enrichment Day” for students at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School in Prudenville. More...

Kirtland seeks nominations for 2015 Outstanding Alumnus

The Kirtland Community College Alumni Committee is seeking nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. The deadline for the submissions is April 10.  More...

SPIRIT DAY PJ’S

Staff and students at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School pose for a picture in their pj’s on “Spirit Day” (Friday). More...

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