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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Fourth grader Charon Marsh is happy to get over the wall with the help of her classmates, Dominik Renner and Cael Lindsey. Also assisting atop the wall were retired teacher Chuck Blackney and volunteer Dave DuFresne. More...

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LUNCH TIME CRUNCH

The driver of this pickup truck, Allen Yerger, 49, Wernersville, PA, was found at fault for failure to yield in a two-car accident Oct. 5 in front of The Home Depot. More...

More than 300 arrested for drunk driving during crackdown

Officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and Michigan State Police posts across the state arrested 351 drunk drivers and issued 2,630 seat belt and child restraint citations during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown. More...

Gas reported stolen

A Village of Roscommon gas station reported a larceny of gas to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 5.  More...

Business

Sales tax being collected, cyber shoppers should keep receipts

Shoppers who make purchases online, by telephone or catalog on or after Oct. 1 are being reminded to keep their receipts to determine whether sales tax was charged on the transaction.  More...

Troy Abstract & Title Agency expanding here

Troy Abstract & Title Agency, Inc., is expanding to Roscommon and will hold a grand opening at its new office on Oct. 16.  The office will be located at 5076 Flint Rd., Roscommon. More...

OUTSTANDING PATRIOTISM

Gerald Wall, past chapter president and member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Northern Michigan Chapter (right), presents Mike Burnside, general manager of the Houghton Lake Camping World, with a certificate for outstanding patriotism which More...

Letters to the Editor

People have ‘lost voice’ with MDOT

When the Michigan Department of Transportation removed the traffic light at the Loxley and M-55 intersection, they said it would be safe. They also claimed that their data wouldn’t support keeping the light there. More...

Relocating, eliminating nesting sites only solution

houghtonlakeresorter. Supervisor Frank Homola’s opinion piece in the Resorter (“Homola: Gerrish Township has done much to reduce swimmer’s itch,” Aug. More...

Permit revision would be win-win

Given the seriousness of swimmer’s itch one would think everybody would work together to find a solution. More...

Happenings

Several changes coming to the CRAF Center this fall

In an attempt to make Roscommon’s CRAF Center a competitive and financially stable activity and fitness center, several changes are being planned for this fall.  Plans are under way to allow members to have 24-hour accessibility to the cen More...

Inaugural Park 27 softball tourney well attended

The inaugural co-ed softball tournament at Lyon Township’s Park 27 was held Sept. 19-20 at the park’s softball field.  Eight teams from various communities participated in the two-day event. About 300 people attended the games.  More...

Third annual Cider in the Park Saturday

The Friends of Trestle Park will host its third annual Cider in the Park event Oct. 10 at Denton Township’s Trestle Park. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Features

Fire departments in need of new recruits

Volunteer fire departments in Roscommon County could use some more younger firefighters, according to some fire officers in the area.  More...

Fire Prevention Week

Hear the beep where you sleep, every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm

This week, Oct. 4-10, has been proclaimed by Gov. More...

DNR Firefighters

Department of Natural Resources firefighters (left to right), Jake Figley, Randy Hartman, Amy DeRuiter, Nate Stearns and David Utley II, serve in the DNR’s Roscommon Management Unit, out of the West Branch, Houghton Lake and Roscommon offices. More...

Marijuana grow suspect apprehended after chase

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office along with the Richfield Township Department of Public Safety arrested a 26-year old male without incident after involving multiple law enforcement agencies in a vehicular chase.  More...

Windom-Rice family doing ‘well’ following weekend house fire

“Everybody’s doing well,” Prudenville homeowner Angela Rice said, following a house fire Oct. 3. “We’re in good spirits.”  More...

Clearing title ‘cloud’ next step in Outlot A saga

In preparation for the Oct. 28 regular meeting, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners will be drafting a motion to seek a clear title on Outlot A in Denton Township.  During a Sept. More...

Quilt of Valor finds home with Houghton Lake veteran

A quilt stitched together by people from throughout the United States found its home with United States Army Veteran Kirk Stowell II of Houghton Lake last Sunday.  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

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  More...

34th Circuit Court

The following defendants appeared in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 18:  Cody J. More...

Sports

Bucks finish NMSL 9-1, to get crack at title

Finishing 9-1 in Northern Michigan Soccer League action, the Roscommon Bucks will get a chance to play for the league title beginning next week.  More...

Bucks clinch NMSL North title with win

With a 2-1 victory over Cheboygan Sept. 30, the Roscommon Bucks varsity soccer team clinched the title for the Northern Michigan Soccer League’s North Division.  More...

Patriots bash Bays, 72-37

The Charlton Heston Academy 8-man football team sizzled offensively during a 72-37 homecoming win over the Brimley Bays Oct. 2 in Grayling. More...

Editorial

Connecting our community

“Power of the Press”  That is this year’s National Newspaper Week theme, Oct. 4-10. More...

Lessons from a woodcock

From the Pastor’s Canoe

Recently I was driving down a gravel road just after dark in brushy country. I spotted a woodcock in my headlights nearly every quarter mile. It was quite a treat to see so many. More...

Religion & Family

Immanuel Baptist to host 21st annual ‘Friend Day’

Immanuel Baptist Church will host its 21st annual Friend Day Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.  The occasion is also the 20th anniversary for Dr. David Hansen.  A fellowship and potluck dinner will follow the 11 a.m. More...

Osters celebrate 50th anniversary

Skip and Linda Oster of Houghton Lake celebrated 50 years of marriage Sept. 12.  A gathering of 250 family members and friends was hosted by their son, Paul, at his home. Cocktails, dinner and music were provided and the guests enjoyed dancing. More...

Community dinner open to public at Messiah Lutheran

A community dinner will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. More...

Education

RCCF Scholarship Expo set for Oct. 15 at Roscommon High

The Roscommon County Community Foundation will hold its annual Financial Aid/Scholarship Workshop on Oct. 15 at Roscommon High School.   More...

HLMS SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Houghton Lake Middle School students of the month were announced on Oct. 3.  More...

‘WHO LIKES APPLE PIE?’

Janice (Bartholomew) Kasik of Bart’s Fruit Market (right) asked the pre-kindergarten through second grade students from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School, “who likes apple pie?” as she gave them a tour of the market on O More...

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