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Markey board aims to settle fire department squabbles

The Markey Township Board discussed dissension among members of the township’s fire department during a special meeting on Aug. 17. More...

‘Road diet’ idea still being floated by MDOT

The Michigan Department of Transportation is still interested in putting a portion of M-55 on a “road diet.”  The Roscommon County Road Commission was notified that MDOT is going to have a planning meeting about taking four lanes of More...

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News

Decision pending by county on ‘prosperity’ membership

As part of a Roscommon County Board of Commissioners work session on Aug. 12, Michigan Works! Region 7B Executive Director Mark Berdan provided an update on the Michigan Works! More...

Over 3,500 involved in Camp Grayling XCTC training

More than 3,500 soldiers and contractors are converging on the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center to participate in an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation.  More...

HLHS Class of 1995 plans reunion, seeks classmates

The Houghton Lake High School Class of 1995 is planning its 20th class reunion this fall on Homecoming Weekend.  More...

Sports

Limberlost, Andre face-off with league title in the balance

There will be a showdown tonight (Thursday) in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League.  Division 1 leader Limberlost, 13-1, takes on second place Andre Tree Service, 12-2, with just two games remaining in the regular season.&n More...

Phillips scores ace at Ye Olde

Rex Phillips aced the 172-yard seventh hole at Ye Olde Country Club, Roscommon, on Aug. 15.  Phillips was using a 7-wood when he sank the hole-in-one, which was witnessed by Robert Friday and JoMarie Gurnow.   More...

Soccer, volleyball contests mark start of fall sports

Although the start of school is still a couple of weeks off, play will begin this week in the fall high school sports season.  Friday will mark the first contests for volleyball and soccer at both Houghton Lake and Roscommon high schools.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Lake ‘valuable resource for all’

I have been reading all of the recent Letters to the Editor regarding the proposed marina on beautiful Lake St. Helen. I find it interesting that one Mr. Elliott, an attorney from the Detroit area who attended the St. More...

Use sanctuaries to protect young lives

Children learn the 3 Rs in school: reading, riting, rithmetic.  Obama as he matured developed 3 Rs, racism, resentment, retaliation and started his presidency with determination to right the wrong. More...

Health

Team AlexW1ns plans bake sale

The AlexW1ns is holding a bake sale at Family Fare on Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Team leader Alex Wallison is an ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. All of the proceeds will go to the JDRF. More...

Flag retirement ceremony planned

Boy Scout Troop 40 will be holding a flag retirement ceremony during their regular meeting on Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. at the Missaukee Conservation Club, 1431 North Morey Rd., Lake City.  The public is invited. More...

Meatloaf dinner Aug. 26 at Messiah

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner Aug. 26 at 5 p.m.  The menu includes meatloaf, oven roasted potatoes, vegetable, bread, homemade desserts, coffee, iced tea and lemonade.  More...

Happenings

Food for the community goal of Eagle Scout garden project

Producing vegetables for the community is the goal of a community garden project undertaken by Life Scout and Eagle Scout candidate Cole Anderson, 17, of Roscommon, and the project got a strong start this past weekend as members of Troop 944, Roscomm More...

Cedar strip boats take to the AuSable River

HAND BUILT FLOTILLA (Above, left) A group of paddlers in eight handcrafted cedar strip boats, including two canoes and six kayaks, takes off from Mead’s Landing on the South Branch of the AuSab More...

Music Box Memories

LOOKING BACK Pat and Patty McGlinchey of Houghton Lake dance at the Music Box Memories dance, held Aug. 15 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. More...

RAPS approves administrator’s contracts, hears music concerns

RES, RHS to have new principals

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education approved contracts with the district’s administrators in a split vote during their regular meeting at Roscommon Middle School Aug. 18. More...

Perkola sent to prison for January shooting

Houghton Lake resident Edward W. Perkola, a former paramedic with the Houghton Lake Ambulance service, was sentenced to prison Tuesday on weapons charges related to the Jan. 24 attempted shooting of his girlfriend, Jamie Lynn Selfridge.  More...

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

A long line of bicyclists led by Tracey Haggart (left) were on the last leg of the annual bike ride around Houghton Lake taken by the Haggart family when they passed by Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Aug. 13. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

Business start-up series offered in West Branch

Kirtland Community College is partnering with Grand Valley State University to bring a nine-week program that equips would-be entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools needed to launch a new business.  The Co.STARTERS series will be held on Tue More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. More...

State Police pull uncooperative driver from vehicle, handle thefts

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 64-year-old Houghton Lake man after he refused to exit his vehicle during a traffic stop on the afternoon of Aug. 17.  More...

Business

GLAMOUR AVENUE GRAND OPENING

Rachel Fullmer (center), owner of Glamour Avenue, 3234 West Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, cuts a grand opening ribbon Aug. 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...

Editorial

Reconsider anticompetitive Certificate of Need laws

Politicians have made a significant effort in the past few years to increase access to health care through insurance subsidies and expanded medical welfare benefits. More...

Homola: Gerrish Township has done much to reduce swimmer’s itch

This is a brief summary of Gerrish Township’s hands-on approach to control swimmer’s itch in Higgins Lake.  What we have done:  More...

Outdoors

No license, permit needed during Free ORV Weekend

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is waiving the requirement to have an ORV license or trail permit to ride an ORV on DNR-designated routes and trails, and on public roads open to ORV riding this weekend.  The second of two Free ORV W More...

28-INCH BOWFIN

Kevin Kindermann (right), 8, Leonard, pictured with his grandpa, Doug Haverstock, shows off a 28-inch bowfin he caught and released July 8. He also caught and released some perch, bluegill, sunfish, rock bass, pike and his first keeper walleye. More...

Conservation District taking orders for fall tree sale

The Crawford-Roscommon Conser­vation District is now taking orders for the fall tree sale.  Conifers to be sold include seedling, transplant and plug sizes.  •Seedlings have been grown in a seedbed for two years.  •Transplant More...

Education

ATHLETIC AND MUSIC SCHOLAR SHIP RECIPIENTS

The Kimberly L. More...

Patterson awarded Mr. J’s Buckeye Nuts Scholarship

Garrett Patterson is the 2015 recipient of the Mr. J’s Buckeye Nuts College Scholarship, administered by the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF).  More...

Sports Enrichment Camp

TAGGING A MINNOW Second grade “shark” Riley Roberts (right) tags minnow first grader Brody Chudzinski during a game of “Sharks and Minnows” during the Summer Sports Enrichment More...

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