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MSP open house today at HL Post

State Police Post 72 at Houghton Lake will hold an open house today (Thursday) from noon to 3 p.m.  The public will be able to tour the post and meet with MSP staff, troopers and members of the emergency services team, bomb squad, K-9 officers a More...

Sheriff Stevenson to retire July 1

Sheriff Randy Stevenson announced at a June 10 Roscommon County Board of Commissioners meeting that he will be retiring on July 1.  More...

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News

Village amends budget for RAPS building purchase

In preparation for the purchase of the former Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education building, the Village of Roscommon council approved a budget amendment for the purchase.  More...

CHA passes $3.7 million budget, to bank $700k

In preparation for the upcoming academic year, the Charlton Heston Academy Board of Directors passed the 2015- 16 budget at its June 9 meeting.  The budget includes $4,495,999 in revenues and $3,724,365 in expenses with excess revenues over expe More...

Retirements, resignations take effect as school year ends

Three Houghton Lake Community Schools teachers and one secretary announced their retirements, effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year and one announced her retirement for midyear through the 2015-16 school year. More...

Sports

ON A CHARGE DOWN FIELD

Roscommon High School’s Lexus Dankert (18) makes her way toward the Freeland goal during RHS’ 5-0 Regional Semifinal loss to Freeland on June 3 at Clare High School. Providing defense was Freeland’s Lauren Quinnell. More...

With 14-9 win, Limberlost only unbeaten women’s team

With a 14-9 win over Navigator/ MidMichigan on June 4, Limberlost is the only unbeaten team in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League.  More...

Old Town, Lymans one back from from Limberlost

Old Town Tavern and Lymans both extended win streaks and moved to 4-1 in Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League action Monday night.  Both squads trail unbeaten Limberlost in the standings after Limberlost also added another win, be More...

Letters to the Editor

Marina owner opposed to new marina

As the owner of the D&B Marina that is located on Lake St. Helen I have strong opposition to the building of a new public marina at the taxpayers’ expense. My reasons are numerous.  More...

Show concern for lake, attend meeting

The weed control issue in Houghton Lake is an ongoing concern of the citizens of the area. More...

Disappointed in board’s decision on marina

Having resided in Richfield Township for many years, I, and many of my friends, are disappointed and saddened by the direction that our township board has decided to go in regarding the building of a new marina without the consent or approval of the More...

Religion & Family

Flag retirement ceremony planned June 14 at CRAF Center

The Roscommon American Legion Post #96 will conduct its 14th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremonies on Flag Day, June 14.  More...

Urbach, Jones to wed in 2016

Erica Lynne Jones, daughter of Darrel and Kim Porter of Houghton Lake, and Dustin Allen Urbach, son of Jon and Deanna Mendyk and Brad and Donna Urbach, all of Houghton Lake, announce their engagement to be married.  They are planning an August, More...

Herbs name son David Andrew

Amanda and Eric Herb of Prudenville announce the birth of their son, David Andrew.  The boy was born June 3, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital.   He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 1/2 inches long.   More...

Happenings

Trip a true honor for veteran - Free Access

Story and photos by Krista Tacey-Cater krista.tacey@houghtonlakeresorter.com The night before Larry Parr’s Mid-Michigan Honor Flight was a sleepless one as the excitement and anticipation for his travels proved to be too much. More...

‘Are You Geocacher Enough? Road Rally’ this weekend

Geocachers of all skill levels can test their directional aptitude and cache hunting skills this weekend during the 8th Annual “Are You Geocacher Enough? More...

Kirtland Garden Club to visit Stone Cottage Gardens

Members of the Kirtland Garden Club will be the guests of David and Mary Moore at the Stone Cottage Gardens in Gladwin June 15.  More...

HLCS reaches $116,950 settlement with former superintendent

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education has reached a settlement with Scott Dunsmore, former HLCS superintendent.  The settlement, recommended by American Arbitration Association Facilitator Dave Kotzian, is for a total of $116,95 More...

DNR seeks removal of play equipment at Denton park

The Department of Natural Resources wants Denton Township to remove some playground equipment from the Houghton Lake Rotary-Denton Township Park it says is on its property, which is adjacent to the park. More...

WATCHING THEM FLY AT THE FLY-IN

Members of the Balger family of Higgins Lake, Dewitt and Jacksonville, FL cheer, wave and cover their ears as a helicopter takes off during the 68th annual Dawn Patrol Breakfast and Fly-in at the Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport June 7. More...

Michigan’s Other Great Lakes Family Fun Fest this Saturday

Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend will take place this weekend, June 13-14, and this year the Roscommon County Economic Development Corporation’s Marketing Committee has established a new fishing event for the county.  On June 13, &ldq More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 4:  No. 14-72-1789, Roscommon Township vs. More...

FOUR INJURED

Sgt. Rick Jones of the Denton Township Police Department looks over a vehicle which was involved in an accident on westbound M-55 Tuesday afternoon, as traffic is rerouted through a parking lot behind him.  More...

Denton hears from KCC president on creating an ‘experience economy’

Denton Township officials June 3 heard from Kirtland Community College President Tom Quinn about making economic improvements in the Prudenville area.  More...

Business

Dunham’s Sports launches ‘Pick Your Own Adventure’ sweepstakes

Dunham’s Sports, one of the nation’s largest retail sporting goods chains, is once again launching its “Pick Your Own Adventure” sweepstakes.  More...

Spread the word in the Resorter

Have you recently started a business? Has your office moved? Have you been promoted?  If you answered yes to any of these, contact the Resorter to spread the word with a news article. More...

ST. HELEN’S HAPPY PUPS BED AND BISCUIT NOW OPEN

Happy Pups Bed and Biscuit, located at 706 St. Helen Rd., will hold its grand opening on June 14 from 1-3 p.m. to give the public a sense of the services that will be provided. More...

Editorial

Rededication a reminder to remember

Inside the First Amendment

On Monday, June 8, in Washington, D.C., a group stopped and remembered what we all would like to forget – but should never put out of our minds.  More...

Special meeting overuse

Anyone reading this week’s public notices might do a double take when they read the recent Denton Township minutes. No, there is no mistake. Denton Township really did have two meetings in one day. More...

Perfect time to get outdoors

There is no reason not to get outdoors this weekend as Michigan opens up its waters and trails to everyone.  Michigan’s annual Free Fishing Weekend will be held Saturday and Sunday with activities planned throughout Roscommon County. More...

Outdoors

Houghton Lake resident invented fish mat to keep his boat clean

Houghton Lake resident Dan Lauzon has invented a fish mat for use in boats that helps keep the carpeting clean and is handy for measuring the “keeper” size of three species of fish.  Lauzon said the idea for the patent pending mat ca More...

First of two Free ORV Weekends June 13-14, second in August

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites off-road enthusiasts to enjoy two Free ORV Weekends this year on June 13-14 and Aug. 22-23. More...

Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club gains membership with open house

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club hosted an open house June 6, showcasing their black powder, archery and pistol range programs.   More...

Education

Celebrating the end of the school year

A ROUND ON ‘THE PIRATE’ (Above) A group of 33 students from the COOR Intermediate School District’s high school and adult transition classes, along with their teachers and paraprofe More...

Kirtland receives national digital college recognition

Kirtland Community College achieved seventh place recognition in the small colleges division in the Center for Digital Education (CDE) Digital Community College 10th annual national survey.  More...

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

A total of 27 Roscommon Middle School students were recognized for earning all As through the academic year during a ceremony on June 4.  More...

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