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Easter egg hunts ready to roll Saturday

Over the course of Saturday, area children will have several opportunities to take part in Easter Egg Hunts at Houghton Lake, Merritt, Roscommon and St. Helen.  HOUGHTON LAKE  Airport Egg Drop  More...

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News

Low snowfall, cool April may lengthen fire season in Roscommon County

A low rate of precipitation coupled with predictions of cool, dry weather in April may lead to a longer than usual fire season in Roscommon County according to Department of Natural Resources Forest Fire Supervisor Jake Figley. More...

Voter registration deadline for May election ends April 6

Michigan residents have until April 6 to register to vote in the May 5 election, which features a statewide ballot question, said Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.  More...

Sons of American Revolution to meet in Traverse City

The Northern Michigan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold its quarterly meeting April 11 at Ruby Tuesday, Traverse City.  Lunch will be ordered at noon with a regular business meeting. More...

Editorial

Walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem

From the Pastor’s canoe By Pastor Tom Anderson

It’s seven o’clock in the morning. I’m standing on paving stones laid down by Roman engineers before the first Christmas. A 45 degree February day would be welcome on the shores of Houghton Lake but not so much in Jerusalem. More...

Thinking about what we mean and do, when we speak

Who would have thought that star Little Leaguer Mo’ne Davis could also throw a pretty good First Amendment “conceptual fastball” over the plate?  More...

Outdoors

Seedlings available for public planting through district

The On Track to a Greener Michigan program with Consumers Energy and Michigan International Speedway is now underway and being handled locally by the Crawford- Roscommon Conservation District. More...

Fruit tree care, grafting workshops to be held April 18

To help landowners understand how to properly care for and propagate their own trees, the Otsego Conservation District will be hosting two workshops on April 18.  More...

Forest Legacy Program nominations now available

The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that the application to nominate forest land for enrollment in Michigan’s Forest Legacy Program is available online. More...

Happenings

Great Egg Scramble

SCRAMBLING FOR EGGS As parents looked on, children in the four to sevenyear old egg scramble wasted no time gathering their eggs once the division line was dropped and they were told to go. More...

‘Glamorous’

KCC Cosmetology Department presents 2015 Hair Show

FUTURISTIC LOOKS The Kirtland Community College Hair Show showcased the students of the Cosmetology Department by having them show off their skills on stage. More...

Correction

Roscommon Rotary annual auction set for May 2

An article in last week’s Resorter listed the wrong date for the Roscommon Rotary Club’s Spring Auction. More...

SBA state director leads business roundtable at Houghton Lake

A lack of access to capital for business development has been a recurring theme at roundtable discussions all over the state according to Gerald Moore, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Michigan District Office. More...

Lyon board reaffirms support of Blankespoor proposal

Battling Swimmer’s Itch

The Lyon Township Board March 25 approved a resolution in support of the swimmer’s itch proposal offered by Dr. Curtis Blankespoor.  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

82nd District Court

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

MSP investigating ‘suspicious death’

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating a “suspicious death” of a 72-year-old Houghton Lake man.  More...

Sports

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League March 24 Hot Flash Honeys 61 Sassy Strikers 61 Brotebeck Builders 60 Just 4 Fun 59 Nutty Four 58 Sunshiners 52 Young at Heart 47 Bacardi Girls 46 Spit N Shine 40 Individual achiev More...

Souder second in shoot-off at Hoop Shoot Semi-Finals

Prudenville’s Alexis Souder finished second at the Great Lakes Region 4 Hoop Shoot Semi-Finals held March 21 in Angola, IN.   More...

Michigan Trails Advisory Council to meet April 7 in Roscommon

The Michigan Trails Advisory Council will hold its regular meeting April 7 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, Roscommon.  The public meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the RAM Center, 104 Conservation Drive.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Wake up and read the Constitution

All the fuss in the news about Indiana’s religious freedom law is just another case of too many people working for the governments from town and township all the way up to, and including, the White House.  More...

Officials ‘have done a very good job representing the township’

This is in reference to Mr. Farhat’s letter to the editor of March 18 (“Vote for ‘people you feel care about township’”). We have been property owners in Lake Township since 1958 and residents since 1958. More...

Three letters, three responses

I would like to respond to three letters in the Resorter on March 19, the first from Larry Wallace. You are right, this town is dead. More...

Religion & Family

Camp Warm Hearts registration now open

Registration is open for a summer version of Camp Warm Hearts, a family day camp for bereaved families who have experienced the death of a loved one.  A session of the camp will be held June 6, the first time the camp has been offered in the sum More...

Caregiving support series offered beginning April 13

An eight-week caregiver support series, Journey of the Heart, will be offered weekly at the Houghton Lake Senior Center.  The sessions will be held April 13 through June 8 on Mondays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  More...

Pancake breakfast at Merritt UMC

Merritt United Methodist Church, at 428 South Merritt Rd., will host a pancake breakfast on April 18 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

Education

‘BABY SHARK, SHARK, SHARK’

Mimicking a shark, kindergarten students use their hands as jaws during the “Baby Shark Song” at the Collins Elementary Spring Concert March 25 at the high school. More...

SINGING ABOUT THE EARTH

Collins Elementary first graders (from left) Logan White, Jailynn Kohler and Jayla Dean use balloons to illustrate the song “The Earth Is My Mother” during the school’s Spring Concert March 25.  More...

KEEPING THE BEAT

Second grade students in Mrs. Dorothy Dull’s class at Collins Elementary use tambourines to add to the song “Tideo” during the school’s annual Spring Concert held March 25 at Houghton Lake High School. More...

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