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E911 enhances services with purchase of ‘Smart911’

Roscommon County Central Dispatch will have one more line of defense in serving the citizens of the county as E911 Director Vance Stringham was authorized to purchase Smart911 Service software. More...

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News

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HOSTS ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING

Over the course of March 12, a total of 168 fire rescue and law enforcement personnel, local elected officials, county and township employees and representatives from Kirtland Community College took part in active shooter training at the Roscommon Co More...

Crooks targeting public with scams during tax season

Attorney General Bill Schuette Monday issued a consumer alert with tips for Michigan residents to avoid IRS scams and tax-related identity theft. More...

Make-A-Wish benefits planned this week

Make-A-Wish volunteers will gather at G’s Pizzeria of Houghton Lake tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 9 p.m. for a Wish Night Benefit.  More...

Editorial

Henry Ford trip ‘great time,’ ‘awesome’

Editor’s note: The following was submitted to the Resorter by students and teachers at Houghton Lake Middle School.   More...

Your right to know

The public’s right to know appears to be slowly eroding and there is a justified fear that many in the public don’t seem to notice or care.  This apathy is a direct threat to our democracy.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Together we can move forward’ to revitalize

For decades we witnessed the continuous failed business on the M-55 corridor. Now buildings sit dormant, eroded and abandoned. Starting a business without consumers is a fruitless endeavor and a remedy for failure.  More...

Vote for ‘people you feel care about township’

At the March 10 Lake Township meeting, the trustees were asked by a resident to name one specific thing they have done in the past year for the township. Allen “Hoppy” Harper had no real response besides anger over the question.  More...

Community, support build strong ‘team’

When people hear the term “team” they immediately think of a coach and his or her players.  More...

Religion & Family

Messiah Lutheran to host benefit dinner for Karen Brewer

Messiah Lutheran Church will host a pasta dinner March 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. to benefit Karen Brewer and her family.  Brewer and her husband, Elmer, have lived in Roscommon for 23 years. More...

Morans celebrate 70 years of marriage

Richard and Lois Moran (center) celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a party given by their children Jan. 17 in Marshall.  More...

Townsends welcome twin girls

Matt and Courtney Townsend of Roscommon announce the birth of their twins, Nova Lee Clair and Emmi Lynn Space.  More...

Education

FEBRUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month at Houghton Lake Middle School were named for the month of February. More...

County well represented on CMU dean’s list

Several area students were honored for their academic work at Central Michigan University last fall by being named to the school’s dean’s list.  To be honored, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average. More...

RHS Graduation Gallop planned March 21

Roscommon High School’s Project Graduation team will host the first Graduation Gallop 5k on March 21 at 10 a.m. at RHS.  There is a $10 entry fee per person, with a maximum registration fee of $30 per family. More...

HLIB renews Progressive contract, sets sights on hybrids

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board Tuesday night voted to renew its contract with consulting firm Progressive AE to oversee the board’s effort to control the growth of non-native milfoil (NNM) in the lake.  More...

RAPS plans to sell former board office

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education Tuesday made official its intent to sell its former board office in the Village of Roscommon. More...

ALREADY RESCUED

Markey Township firefighters (left to right) Kelly Joe Van-Y, Chris De- Baeke and Justin Devins attach the winch of their department’s tracked vehicle to an ATV to help pull it from Houghton Lake Friday afternoon. 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:  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Douglas Dosson presided for Judge Michael J. Baumgartner in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 2:  No. 12-72-1063, Penny Campbell and Brenda Herrick vs. Kathy Bauer, case has been resolved/can be dismissed; No. 14-72-2066, Gale L. More...

Sports

Beavers bounce Bucks by 20

Roscommon’s boys basketball season came to an end March 13 at the hands of state-ranked Beaverton in the District final at Farwell High School. Six first-half 3-pointers and 42 points were too much for the Bucks in the 63- 43 Beaverton win. More...

ALL CONFERENCE ’CATS

Three members of the Houghton Lake girls varsity basketball team were chosen recently by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference as members of this season’s All Conference Team. More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League March 10 Nutty Four 56 Sunshiners 52 Hot Flash Honeys 51 Sassy Strikers 51 Brotebeck Builders 49 Just 4 Fun 45 Young At Heart 43 Bacardi Girls 39 Spit N Shine 28 Individual achiev More...

Outdoors

BIGGEST STRINGER at Angelo’s

Dustin Stern and John Rieger of Houghton Lake hold up two of the 13 fish that made up the biggest stringer of fish in the contest. Along with northern pike and walleye, the stringer included crappie and perch.  More...

HEAVIEST FISH

Kurt Boals and Brock Casselman, 10, brought in the heaviest fish in Angelo’s Ice Fishing Tournament. Their 26-inch walleye weighed in at 4.29 pounds.   More...

LONGEST FISH

(Left) Bob Tiffin, 89, of Houghton Lake, holds a 26.5-inch northern pike which was the longest fish in the contest, winning him an underwater video system. Tiffin was also the oldest fisherman in the contest.   More...

Happenings

Frampton pledges to perform 10 months of national service

Ashley Frampton of Roscommon is one of 140 men and women pledging to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 21st Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.  More...

Bluegill Optimist Club to host ‘golden age’ radio show

The Bluegill Optimist Club of St. Helen will take a step back in time with a fundraiser on March 26 at the St. Helen VFW Hall. More...

NMCAC dodgeball tournament rescheduled for April 18

The Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center dodgeball tournament has been rescheduled for April 18. Roscommon County Public Safety personnel and Roscommon County studentathletes will face off at the Roscommon High School gym at 9 a.m. More...

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