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Denton receives extension on playground removal

Seeks survey clarification

Denton Township officials received an extension on a deadline by the Department of Natural Resources to remove playground equipment from the Houghton Lake Rotary-Denton Township Park.  In a letter dated June 25, DNR Trespass Specialist Lori Burf More...

PARADING ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

(From left) Michael Benner, Kris Benner and Adam Benner led the Benner family in the Roscommon Fourth of July Parade on July 4 as a way to celebrate the family’s centennial anniversary. More...

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News

Bid for vacant property rejected in Roscommon Township

A bid for property on M-55 in Roscommon Township was rejected Tuesday by township officials.  The Roscommon Township Board voted 4-1 against a proposed bid by Colin Quiney for $5,200 for two parcels (a total of 37 by 150 foot) next door to the B More...

Rep. Rendon hears ideas, concerns from residents

State Representative Bruce Rendon recently met with a group of citizens at the Houghton Lake home of Pinky and Joyce Randall to discuss ideas and concerns regarding the Houghton Lake community.  Also attending the meeting was Kirtland Community More...

Michigan Mammals Week to be observed by explorer

After a weekend of activities, State Park Explorer Guide Michelle Schepke will celebrate Michigan Mammals Week beginning July 15 with activities planned at the North Higgins Lake State Park.  July 9  More...

Business

Steel from Ground Zero to be presented at VanDrie

A representative from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization begun in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, will visit Carpet One by VanDrie Home Furnishings at noon Friday to present a specially designed shadowbox containing More...

DARK HORSE TATTOO STUDIO OPEN

Since opening on Memorial Day, Dark Horse Tattoo Studio owner Pat Bridges said his business is doing “awesome,” as he has completed 63 tattoos in just over a month. More...

NEW SIGN AT WE CARE SHOP

St. Helen’s We Care Shop has a new sign thanks to several volunteers. We Care Shop President John Sutter said that volunteers donated both the materials and labor to make the new sign possible. More...

Outdoors

Meeting in the woods aimed at defending view from area

“To me, any view of smokestacks on this beautiful road is a disaster.” That is how Mike Fain expressed his view of a proposed clear-cut of 73 acres of mixed hardwood, aspen and pine in Crawford County’s South Branch Township during More...

BIGGEST HE’S SEEN

Brendan Bloomfield, 17, of Woodstock, Ontario, caught a 38-inch northern pike on Houghton Lake July 1. Bloomfield caught the fish, estimated to weigh 10 pounds, using a spinner bait on the east bay. He released the fish. More...

LARGE LARGEMOUTH

Jacob Lohrer, 22, of Romeo, caught this 15-inch largemouth bass in the North Bay of Houghton Lake on July 1. Lohrer caught the fish in front of Wakaigan Shores Resort, where he was vacationing. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Happenings

Torch Run Fire Truck Pull to benefit Special Olympics

It will be man (and woman) against machine as the Law Enforcement Torch Run holds its first Fire Truck Pull at Houghton Lake July 18. More...

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Stephanie Dygert Stain

A spaghetti dinner to benefit Stephanie Dygert Stain of Prudenville will be held July 19 at the Houghton Lake Eagles, 101 Crestview, Houghton Lake.  Donors are asked to support her and Chad Stain and their son, Blake, as she continues to battle More...

Junior golf sessions planned at Forest Dunes

Forest Dunes Golf Club is holding a junior golf clinic starting next week.  The clinics will be held on July 14, 16, 21, 23 and 25 and are from 11 a.m. to noon each day. More...

Features

100 years at Higgins Lake

Since 1915, seven generations of Judy Benner’s family have been calling their Higgins Lake area “farm” home. More...

‘Quick change’ scammer arrested for larceny

A Louisiana man has been arrested for scamming retailers in the Village of Roscommon.  Juronn L. More...

Roscommon Arts, Model Train festivals Saturday

The 46th Annual Roscommon Arts Festival will take to the CRAF Center lawn and Lake Street this Saturday.  From 9 a.m. More...

Stern, Lowe take over leadership roles at RCSO

As the new Roscommon County Sheriff, Ed Stern plans to continue to move the department in a direction that promotes community outreach and forming stronger ties with the public.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Richard E. Noble recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  More...

Two injured in rollover on Canoe Camp Road

Two people were injured in a rollover accident July 5 on Canoe Camp Road, a quarter-mile west of US-127 in Roscommon Township.  Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the accident, which apparently resulted in the two occupa More...

Houghton Lake man arrested for OWI Sunday

On July 5, a 61-year old Houghton Lake man was arrested in Backus Township at the M-18 and M-157 intersection at 10:49 p.m. for operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a preliminary breath test of .12%.  More...

Sports

Limberlost takes undefeated record into league tourney

Heading into the annual league tournament this weekend, Limberlost will again be the team to beat as they hold first place in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League with an undefeated 8-0 record.  More...

HAPPY CAMPERS

There were 33 happy basketball campers participating in this year’s Lady Bucks Youth Basketball Camp held at Roscommon Middle School June 24 and 25.  More...

Limberlost, G’s lead divisions as women hit halfway mark

Halfway through the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League season, Limberlost holds a one-game lead in Division 1 as does G’s Pizzeria in Division 2.  Limberlost is 7-1 coming off a 24-10 win over Old 27 Auto while G’s More...

Editorial

The First Amendment and the power of ‘fear’

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” In a world wracked by terrorism, that carries even more meaning today.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Former board member: HLCS should pay playground bill

As someone who served on the school board during a time when Houghton Lake Community Schools was the poster child for broke school districts, I can certainly understand why the HLCS Board of Education wants to be cautious about spending. More...

Sara’s Bears continues thanks to support

I want to thank the Resorter for all they have done for helping to promote “Sara’s Bears” since its inception seven years ago.  You have been there for us every step of the way.  More...

Former marina owner: Stop public marina

I would like to address elected officials in Richfield Township that have strayed from their true purpose: to represent the citizens and property owners. More...

Religion & Family

Rosco Rib Dinner set for July 16, helps community programs

A Rosco Rib Dinner (country style ribs) is planned for July 16 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $4 for children. The meal includes side dishes and dessert. More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters seek matches for students

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes is looking to match some of its “Littles” in either its Lunch Buddy Program or its Community Based Program.  Currently, an 11- year old St. More...

‘STAND OUT VOLUNTEERS’

Ten Hospice of Helping Hands volunteers were honored as “Stand Out Volunteers” during the organization’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner May 20. The group was among 70 volunteers recognized by HOHH. More...

Education

Miller graduates cum laude from Northern

Gerard Miller of Roscommon graduated from Northern Michigan University in May.   Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and secondary education. He graduated cum laude.   More...

Gutzki earns degree from Davenport

Davenport University recently announced that Chris Gutzki of Houghton Lake has officially completed a degree in business, technology or health professions at the end of the winter 2014-15 semester. More...

HELP FOR HAPPY LANDINGS

The Houghton Lake Rotary Club recently presented a donation of $2,500 for the Collins Elementary Happy Landings Playground project. More...

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