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Volunteers preparing for 13th Graham/Grover dinner

The 13th annual Russ Graham/Matt Grover Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held today (Thursday, Nov. 26) at the Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge, 4932 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55), Houghton Lake.  Sponsored by Elks Lodge No. More...

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Sheriff Stern announces Citizen’s Police Academy

The first Roscommon County Citizen’s Police Academy will begin in January, Sheriff Ed Stern and the staff of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office recently announced.  The RCSO, in conjunction with other area law enforcement agencies More...

MSP investigate thefts, handle loose lumber accident

StatePolice from Post 72, Houghton Lake, handled a number of theft cases last week, including one in which a bicycle valued at $800 was stolen from the home of a 14-yearold boy. More...

Obscene photos sent to Roscommon teen

A Roscommon woman reported to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 16 that someone had sent obscene pornographic pictures to her daughter.  More...

Editorial

Want to terrorize a terrorist? Try ‘freedom’

Inside the First Amendment

Want to know how to terrorize a terrorist? Read the 45 words of the First Amendment – preferably aloud. Airstrikes and drone strikes? Threats and condemnations from the leaders of the most powerful nations in the history of the planet? More...

Having time to give thanks

The coating of snow this week has served as a springboard into the holiday season, which is very much upon us. Somehow white flakes falling make it okay to hear Christmas music and put up holiday decorations.  More...

Beware claims of state budget cuts

Viewpoint of Public Issues

A common refrain heard from policymakers is that there is no extra money in the state budget for roads, or most any other priority. More...

Happenings

New director calls RADL ‘awesome’

cheryl.holladay@houghtonlakeresorter.com  A student of philosophy, former Petoskey resident Casey Adams said he wanted a career in which he could be happy.  More...

USDA offers food safety resources for Thanksgiving troubles

Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece – the turkey – is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter and many are not experienced at roasting one.  More...

SCHOOL NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW

Roscommon County Sheriff Edward Stern (third row, center) joined the Charlton Heston Academy newspaper class Nov. 18 for an interview. More...

SANTA’S WORKSHOP CRAFT

Michael Curns, 5, Houghton Lake, makes a Santa ornament at Santa’s Workshop, sponsored by the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Houghton Lake Chamber Ambassador’s Club Nov. 22. More...

Lyon Township in favor of public hearing on swimmer’s itch

The Lyon Township board believes a public hearing on the topic of swimmer’s itch is needed as work continues behind the scenes on addressing the issue at Higgins Lake.  Lyon Township and Gerrish Township have supported two different swimme More...

Christmas For Kids Auction holds special meaning for founder

The 26th annual UPS Ed and Caren Christmas for Kids Auction Nov. 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

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 5 and 6:   No. 15-72-2417, Erica Palmerton vs. More...

82nd District Court

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

Letters to the Editor

‘Cooler heads must prevail’ for ‘viable solution’

I am writing in response to the article “Swimmer’s itch still at surface,” Resorter, Nov. 19. More...

Ostergren: Gerrish should follow Lyon’s lead on public hearing

I just read Gerrish Township Supervisor Frank Homola’s response to the questions I submitted to him. Unfortunately, his response raises more questions than were answered and flies in the face of the facts. More...

Outdoors

Piping plover, Kirtland’s warbler survey points to successful efforts

Two Michigan endangered species are being observed in record numbers this year, due to the collaborative conservation efforts of the Department of Natural Resources and many partners.  More...

LOOKING FOR HELP ON THE TRAILS

Houghton Lake Trail Groomers Inc. volunteers cut overhanging and potentially dangerous brush from a trail near the Muskegon River in mid-November. More...

BIGGEST RACK IN 50 YEARS

Dennis Kittle, 69, of Prudenville, poses with a 12-point buck he bagged while hunting from a ground blind south of Prudenville on Nov. 22. More...

Education

Health Sciences Education Center construction making headway

As winter approaches at new KCC site

Construction of Kirtland Community College’s new 57,000 square-foot Health Sciences Education Center in Grayling is progressing as the colder months approach. More...

Preschool Pilgrims

THE PERFECT COLOR Emmalee Sutton reacts to finding the perfect color for decorating the box which she would take her banana bread home in later in the day. More...

New Michigan History For Kids magazine goes beyond textbook

The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) recently announced the release of Michigan History for Kids magazine and its accompanying website, www.michigankids.org.  More...

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