December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Resorter finalist to have archives digitized at CMU

With help from the public, the archives of the Houghton Lake Resorter could be digitized.  The Resorter, under a grant submitted by the Houghton Lake Public Library, has been selected as a grant finalist for the Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant More...

LOOKING OVER HIS GIFTS

COOR ISD student Brandon Christensen looked over the gifts he received during the annual Christmas Party hosted by the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee on Dec. 11. More...

Special Sections

News

Troopers arrest man on multiple weapons charges

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 51-year-old Beaver Creek Township man on multiple weapons charges after an altercation with his 18-year-old son Dec. 18.  More...

Reversing heroin overdoses focus of law enforcement training

On Dec. 10 training was held in Gaylord to address the rapidly growing opioid epidemic in the region. More...

LaBonte Gerrish Township Police Department 2015 ‘Officer of the Year’

Officer Norm LaBonte was awarded the Gerrish Township Police Department 2015 “Officer of the Year” Award.  Officer LaBonte grew up in Midland and attended Delta Community College where he received an associate degree in the applied s More...

Editorial

Restricting ‘free speech’ not a joking matter

Inside the First Amendment

If this were a joke, it would have to start out: “So, three censors and a Senate committee walk into a bar...”   More...

Find hope, joy in Christmas

Merry Christmas. May you find hope and joy in the season of giving.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Here is the best news’

You have heard the bad news. Here is the best news I have heard in my 90 years on this planet! More...

Thief: ‘How low can you go?’

Merry Christmas to whomever decided to steal our laser light show. How low can you go?  More...

Rational meeting needed to discuss safety, security

After all the shootings in this country since 9/11, San Bernardino has focused the general population on their safety and security. More...

Education

RCCF awards grant to assist with HLCE field trip

The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) recently presented a $1,305.46 grant to Houghton Lake Community Education (HLCE) to assist with the cost of a field trip to the Soo Locks/ Point Iroquois Lighthouse.  More...

Kirtland announces fall honors

Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2015-16 fall semester which earned them placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists.   More...

COLLINS PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Great Start Readiness Program students from Collins Elementary, (from left) including Alayna Apps, Jace Apps, Marshall Wormsbacher, Kaylee Sposeto and Alivia Higgins all were also honored with perfect attendance status for the month of November.  More...

Snow solution for Santa - Free Access

No snow? No problem for Santa in Roscommon County

Worried that it might be a brown Christmas this year? How about a green Christmas? Not only might it happen, but that is what is currently being predicted for the upcoming holidays. More...

Swimmer’s itch session reveals difference in approaches to mitigation

Battling Swimmer’s Itch

Questions about mergansers, snails and nesting boxes were flying at a public information meeting on swimmer’s itch Dec. 21 hosted by Gerrish Township at the township hall.  About 90 people gathered for presentations by Dr. More...

Woman faces charges after being caught with drugs in jail

After initially being arrested on a bench warrant issued by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in the 82nd District Court, a 38-year old Houghton Lake woman has been cited with possession of a synthetic narcotic and smu More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 2:  More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  Stacie K. Hartsuff, 36, Bay City, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where she pleaded guilty to possession of analogues. More...

Sports

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Senior Pool League - Dec. More...

’Cats take it on chin at tourney, bowled over by Buck wrestlers

The young Houghton Lake varsity wrestling squad had a tough go at the Ogemaw Heights Invitational Dec. 18, suffering losses to the host’s A team (69- 6), B team (42-18), Whittemore Prescott (42-11), Grayling (62-6) and Beaverton (63-12). More...

Bucks seventh at Marquette Challenge, top D3 entrants

The Roscommon varsity wrestling team finished seventh out of 23 teams that took part in the Marquette Challenge Individual Wrestling Tournament Dec. 19. More...

Happenings

St. Helen Chamber announces ‘Time to Shine’ winners

The results are in from the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce’s Time to Shine Christmas decorating contest.  More...

Canoe class begins Jan. 12 at AuSable River Center

The AuSable River Center, Roscommon, will conduct its 11th annual cedar strip canoe building class beginning Jan. 12. The class meets on the second floor of the center, which is located at the corner of Brooks and North Main streets.  More...

RESORTER CONTEST WINNER

Ella Langlois, 4, Prudenville, was one of the winners in the Resorter’s Thanksgiving Coloring Contest. She is in Kristy Myers’ preschool class at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church. She received $10 from the Resorter. More...

Holidays

GSRP Gingerbreads

Constructing with sweets means quality control is necessary

CHECKING OUT THE SPREAD During the Collins Elementary Great Start Readiness Program’s annual gingerbread house making event, (from left) two-year old Ethan Apps and five-year old Travis Haygood More...

Making it a better Christmas

“It’s been great! The people of the county always come through,” said John Cooper, Toys for Tots program coordinator for Roscommon County.  More...

Spreading Good News

It’s Christmastime in Roscommon County. Despite the lack of snow to set the stage, our community has been anxiously preparing for the joy that Christmas brings.  More...

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