November 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Santa’s here Sunday at Playhouse

Children and their parents are invited to participate in the annual Santa’s Workshop Nov. More...

Warm weather doesn’t hamper brisk business at buck poles

Sunday was a busy day in Roscommon County, but especially at the buck poles at Fred’s of Roscommon, Malcolm’s Tackle Box in St. Helen and the Big Tyme LLC, Custom Guns and Ammo in Markey Township.  More...

Special Sections

News

O’Rourke receives $2,000 raise, $1,500 stipend and board extends contract

Based on an annual evaluation, the Roscommon County Road Commission gave Manager Tim O’Rourke a $2,000 raise, a one-time stipend of $1,500 and an additional year was added to his contract, which will end Oct. 31, 2020.  More...

Campground manager position discussed in closed session

At a special meeting of the Denton Township Board Nov. More...

CPL application process changing next month

Effective Dec. 1, there will be some significant changes to the concealed pistol licensing (CPL) process. More...

Business

Porters take over at Gold Rush

“We’re not going to be changing a whole lot,” said Darrel Porter, the new owner, with his wife Kim, of Gold Rush Jewelers in Prudenville. More...

2015 FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR

BC Pizza of Roscommon Owners Leslie and Marc McKee have once again won an “Outstanding Franchise of the Year” award from BC Pizza. The store won the award from 2011-2013. More...

Girls Night Out opens doors

SO MANY SAMPLES The Fifth Street Market hosted Kevin Sudzinski of Gourmet Village as part of the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce’s Girls Night Out on Nov. 10. More...

Outdoors

Successful Hunters!

Send in a picture of your buck - news@ houghtonlake resorter.com   More...

Religion & Family

Samaritan’s Purse to collect 3,450 shoebox gifts for children

This month, collection sites will be open for Operation Christmas Child – the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.  More...

RETIRING VOLUNTEER

As she prepares to retire, Faye Roush was surprised Nov. 12 by fellow volunteers at the We Care Shop in St. Helen, including President John Sutter, who presented her with flowers, a plaque and a cake. More...

Community Thanksgiving Worship Service set Nov. 25

A Community Thanksgiving Worship Service will be held Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at Abundant Grace Assembly of God, 903 West West Branch Rd., Prudenville. The event is sponsored by the Roscommon County Ministerial Association.  The Rev. More...

Education

‘Beauty and the Beast’

“A tale as old as time” was told by the Roscommon High School drama department over the weekend, as the cast presented the Broadway version of “Beauty and the Beast.” The stage was set with Director Annette Murray giving the p More...

CHA GSRP receives 5 star rating

Within the Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, Roscommon (COOR) Intermediate School District, the Charlton Heston Academy is one of two schools out of 19 pre-kindergarten programs that has received a Great Start to Readiness five star rating.  More...

BIG WINNER AT STARGAZER GALA

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School student Katie Janisse (center) recently presented Stargazer Gala 50/50 raffle winner Earl La- Fave of Roscommon with his prize of $9,175. The Fifth Annual Stargazer Gala fundraiser was held Nov.  More...

Swimmer’s itch still at surface in off-season for Gerrish Township - Free Access

Gerrish Township officials continue to hear from concerned residents and others during the off-season about swimmer’s itch mitigation efforts and the strategies to control merganser ducks on Higgins Lake as part of the swimmer’s itch life More...

RAPS gets $900k in good news from audit report

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education found out that the district did over $900,000 better than was projected in last year’s budget during their regular meeting at Roscommon Middle School Nov. 17. More...

UPS Ed & Caren Christmas for Kids Auction Saturday

The 26th annual UPS Ed & Caren Christmas for Kids Auction will take place at the Columbian Home Hall (formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall) Saturday, starting at 7 p.m.  Doors open to the event at 6 p.m. Admission is free.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Sports

Ramblers run down Bucks in Regional volleyball semi

The Roscommon Bucks’ volleyball season ended at Manton with a loss in the Regional semifinal to McBain Nov. 10. The Ramblers ran over the Bucks in three straight games, 25-22, 25-22 and 25-19.  More...

Pool standings

Women’s Pool League As of Nov. 9 Backdoor 9/62 Old Town 9/50 Kilkare 8/46 Eddies 6/44 Anchor Inn #1 6/37 Anchor Inn #2 7/31 Men’s Pool League As of Nov. 10 Backdoor #1 13/72  More...

BOBCATS EARN ACCOLADES

Four Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer players were honored for their performance on the pitch by the Northern Michigan Soccer League. The group was recognized during the team’s banquet Nov. 5.  More...

Editorial

Challenge of teaching about religions

Inside the First Amendment

In recent weeks, fights have erupted in Georgia and Tennessee over how Islam is taught in public schools. More...

Witnessing the wonders of the white-tail

From the Pastor’s Canoe

White-tail deer are one of the most prolific and successful species in the Americas. They prosper as far north as the Yukon and south to Peru and Ecuador. Not many know that the white-tail is the national animal of Honduras. More...

Letters to the Editor

Agrees unified approach needed in swimmer’s itch battle

I read two Letters to the Editor in last week’s Resorter regarding swimmer’s itch and both had different viewpoints, which I agree with in some respects and don’t in others.  More...

Government ‘bought and paid for’

Our government is run by a bunch of prostitutes all bought and paid for by their pimps, the lobbyists and other money bags, the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson, the casino owner.  The Food and Drug Administration is also bought and paid for by More...

Homola’s responses on Resorter website

Gerrish Township Supervisor Frank Homola provided the Resorter with a written response to questions asked of him by Eric Ostergren of Midland regarding the swimmer’s itch situation at Higgins Lake.  Ostergren submitted his questions to Hom More...

Happenings

Recognizing Veterans at HLCS

HONORED GUEST Richard Tabaka, 89, a resident of King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community, is helped by Roscommon County Transit Authority driver Rhonda Cross as he made his way to the 22nd annual Ve More...

RHS honors those who have served

THREE BRANCHES OF SERVICE Veteran Fred VonHiken, who was in the Air Force, Navy and United States Marine Corps, spoke with Roscommon High School freshmen (from left) Marissa Janisse and Jessica Disne More...

PAYING TRIBUTE

Jane Pinkelman (right), president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, accompanied by members of the American Legion Auxiliary and that of the VFW, presents a wreath at the CRAF Center Veterans Day ceremony. (Photos by Cheryl Holladay)   More...

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