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HLF to help fund Gerrish swimmer’s itch plan

Battling Swimmer’s Itch

By Cheryl Holladay   Gerrish Township recently obtained a grant it requested from the Higgins Lake Foundation (HLF) to assist with the mitigation of swimmer’s itch in Higgins Lake.  More...

COMING IN SOFT AFTER A HARD WINTER

Houghton Lake’s ice cover is going out with a whimper as shown in this photo of crushed ice piling up near the southwest corner of the lake Tuesday afternoon. More...

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News

Roscommon Township approves conditional rezoning shop

The Roscommon Township Board Tuesday approved a conditional rezoning request from Michael Mosher for an auto repair shop on Reilly Road (off of Tower Hill Road, south of Emery Road), following the Planning Commission’s denial of his rezoning ap More...

‘Steak bingo’ at American Legion

The American Legion Post 416, St. Helen, will host a “steak bingo” April 11 at 1 p.m.  About 40 New York strip steaks will be awarded for bingo prizes and a ham will be awarded for the grand finale.  The cost is $1 per card. More...

Special meeting at Markey Township on proposed changes at fire department

A special meeting of the Markey Township Board will be held April 14 to discuss rule changes at the township’s fire department, according to Township Clerk Sheryl Tussey.  Tussey said the meeting, which will be held at the township hall be More...

Business

‘Business boost’ seminar set for today at RADL

The second of five broadbandbased “Boost Your Business” seminars for Roscommon County businesses, “Marketing Roscommon County: Tapping into the Pure Michigan Effect,” will be held today (Thursday, April 9) at the Roscommon Are More...

R2C2 GRANT

The Roscommon Regional Career Center (R2C2) recently requested and received disbursement from the Roscommon Regional Career Center Support Fund, a special project fund of the Roscommon County Community Foundation. More...

NEW VINTAGE INSPIRED ITEMS

Trendy Treasures Owner Lynn Jenkins opened her store which features all new home accent, gifts, candles and candle accessories on March 11. More...

Editorial

IN fallout poisons well for religious freedom

Inside the First Amendment

Nationwide outrage over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) — signed into law by Gov. More...

Celebrating 75!

Last Saturday marked a milestone for the Houghton Lake Resorter: its 75th birthday.  More...

Outdoors

‘GENTLE BEN’ CAUGHT ON TRAIL CAMERA

Emil and Jan Meissner, who live on Rustic Court in Markey Township’s Higgins Lake Forest Estates, caught photos of a bear eating from their bird feeders on April 6. More...

Sportsmen’s Club Gun Show Saturday at HL VFW

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club will host its second annual Gun Show April 11.  The show will be held at the Houghton Lake VFW Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tickets are $5 (children under 12 get in for free, with an adult).  More...

Hunter ed registration this weekend

Registration for hunter education classes hosted by the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club will be held April 11.  Those interested in taking the course must pre-register at either Korbinski’s Marine in Prudenville or Lyman’s on th More...

Happenings

‘Unlimited Possibilities’ theme at RADL during library week

The Roscommon Area District Library (RADL) is celebrating National Library Week, April 14 through 18.  More...

‘BEAR TRACKS’ AT RADL

On April 2, Roscommon Area District Library welcomed naturalist Tom Dale (left) and Jalen Williams, who will be working at the Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve this summer. More...

Tops has new hours at St. John

Tops of Houghton Lake, held at St. John Lutheran Church on Thursdays, has changed its hours.  New hours include weigh in from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and the meeting time will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m.  Visitors are invited for one visit. More...

Higgins Lake townships taking different approaches to battle

Battling Swimmer’s Itch

Gerrish Township and Lyon Township officials are seeking to control swimmer’s itch on Higgins Lake, but are supporting two different mitigation plans as spring approaches.  More...

Amended

Village changes DDA ordinance, Adams in again

In order to clear up confusion regarding the transfer of powers from the Village of Roscommon president to the manger and the question of who is responsible for appointments and complying with Downtown Development Authority law, the Village of Roscom More...

Marking 75 years

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the Resorter. Above is a reproduction of the first issue of the Resorter, printed April 4, 1940. For more from that issue, see page A4.   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:  More...

McGinnis arrested on charges of possession of marijuana

During a routine traffic stop Feb. 4, Roscommon County Road Commission Chair Tom McGinnis was arrested for possession of marijuana.  McGinnis, 52, of Roscommon, was pulled over for speeding at 3:09 p.m. on Feb. More...

State Police handle thefts and accidents

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post reported on the investigation of two theft cases and handling of two accidents in Roscommon County last week.  More...

Sports

All conference Bucks an accomplished group

The three Roscommon High School girls varsity basketball players chosen for the Jack Pine Conference All Conference Team are an accomplished group of seniors with plans to continue their education after graduation.   More...

’Cats start season with loss at Alma

The Houghton Lake varsity girls soccer team started their 2015 campaign with a game at Alma March 25, losing to the Panthers 6-2. More...

STATE FINALS MEDALISTS

Two Roscommon Youth Wrestlers placed in the MYWAY State Finals held March 27-29 at Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek. More...

Letters to the Editor

Septic tanks culprit in swimmer’s itch fight

For years I have been reading and listening to the talk of swimmer’s itch on Higgins Lake. What no one wants to admit is that Higgins Lake has a problem bigger than just the ducks they blame everything on. More...

Writer sees ‘red flags’ in Lake

For the last three years or so I have been attending most of Lake Township’s meetings. Residents attending these meetings is a small percentage of the total residents in the township. More...

Let leadership ‘know how you feel’

There’s been a lot of controversy on the best way to combat swimmer’s itch on Higgins Lake recently. Two programs are being initiated at the same time. More...

Religion & Family

Bromm honored as NCO of Year for 2nd Air Force Headquarters

Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher W. More...

Gospel Music Jam April 25 at HLUMC

A Gospel Music Jam is planned at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, 7059 West Houghton Lake Dr., April 25.  Acoustic instruments will be featured and the audience will be encouraged to play, sing along and enjoy the music, as well as refresh More...

‘Breakfast’ to be dinner at Messiah

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community “breakfast for dinner” April 15 at 5 p.m.  Served by the men’s group, the breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, hash browns and beverages.&n More...

Education

DNR seeks applicants for NRC Youth Conservation Council

The Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications from Michigan’s youth, ages 14 to 18, who are interested in being a part of the Natural Resources Commission Youth Conservation Council.  More...

‘Staff vs. Heroes’ tips next Friday

To help raise money for the Collins Elementary Playground Project, Houghton Lake Community Schools staff will take on local “heroes” in a basketball game next week.   A “Staff vs. More...

‘Fiesta Funds Night’ to help playground

A “Fiesta Funds Night” is planned April 16 at the Houghton Lake Taco Bell.  From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. that night, Taco Bell will donate 25% of purchases to the Collins Elementary Playground Project. More...

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