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Extreme weather headlines 2015

In a year filled with debate over swimmer’s itch, recalls, successes and failures, one theme that could be found in the pages of the Resorter throughout the year – extreme weather.  From the coldest February on record to a Christmas More...

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News

CELEBRATING THE SEASON

Some of the 35 program participants and volunteers who attended the annual Christmas celebration at New Beginnings Drop-in Center in Prudenville pose for a picture with Santa Dec. 23.  More...

MSP seize marijuana during traffic stop

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post seized marijuana belonging to a Saginaw man after he was found to be transporting it improperly during a traffic stop on I-75 in the early morning hours of Dec. More...

RCAS treating seized Oscoda County dogs, not yet taking names for adoption

Roscommon County Animal Shelter Director Terry MacKillop provided the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners with an update on the status of several dogs that were seized from a large unlicensed breeding facility in Mio on Dec. 14.  More...

Business

Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors set to earn awards

Multiple agents at the Houghton Lake office of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors are on pace to achieve Coldwell Banker’s prestigious International Award Designations in 2015. . More...

NEW SUBWAY ON ITS WAY

Employees of Wolgast Corporation, Saginaw, (left to right) Foreman Mike Willett, Kyle Pender and Kevin Pender work on the foundation of a new Subway restaurant, owned by Forward Corporation, in the Village of Roscommon Dec. 8. More...

Letters to the Editor

Publicity campaign might be best, least expensive solution

Recently, while waiting to get my hair cut in a local barbershop, the customer’s conversation turned to swimmer’s itch. One wondered why Houghton Lake did not seem to have swimmer’s itch even though it has mergansers. More...

Meeting ‘a sham, pure and simple’

The Gerrish Township board held a swimmer’s itch public informational meeting on Dec. 21. Representatives from SICon and Northpoint Fisheries Management (NFM) were in attendance to answer questions on their respective programs.  More...

Could mediation be the way forward?

On Dec. 8, Northpoint Fisheries Management and SICon met to see if a compromise could be reached regarding the competing programs to reduce swimmer’s itch on Higgins Lake. More...

Happenings

Karate Christmas

HANDS-ON Sensei Mike Smith shows how to respond to an attacker on student Nellie Fargo at the Tri-Lakes Martial Arts Karate Christmas presentation Dec. 22 at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

Education

Making Music Again

Choir returns to HLHS

“I know kids are enjoying choir when I hear them singing in the hallways,” said Houghton Lake High School Band and Choir Director David Kolmodin during a recent choir rehearsal.  More...

Christmas power outage affects thousands

Winter storm-related power outages dampened the Christmas holiday, but the Christmas Eve service at St. More...

Roscommon’s 2015 Community Read features book written by 2007 graduate

Roscommon High School is gearing up for the third annual Roscommon Community Read. This year’s chosen book is “Because You’ll Never Meet Me,” written by RHS alumna Leah Thomas, who graduated in 2007.  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, Nov. 3:  David P. McKee, 59, Roscommon, pleaded no contest to aggravated stalking (as amended) and was scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 15. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  Hector L. Gonzalez, 49, Spring Valley, NY, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to possession of analogues. More...

Sports

Bucks rout LLSM by 49, to play for home tourney title

Roscommon won its first game in the opening round of its inaugural Roscommon Holiday Tournament Tuesday night.  The Bucks beat Lake Leelanau St. More...

Bobcats struggle offensively in tourney loss to Falcons

Houghton Lake just couldn’t get going Tuesday night in an opening game loss in the Falcon Holiday Tournament at Ogemaw Heights High School.  The Bobcats fell to the host Falcons, 39-34.  More...

FIRST SHOT, FIRST DEER

Mark Look of Houghton Lake shot this 8-point buck Nov. 21 in Roscommon County using a 30.06. A resident since 2008, Look has been hunting for six years and this was his first deer, taken with the first shot. The buck weighed 135 pounds, dressed. More...

Editorial

Fish stories to warm away the winter blues

From the Pastor’s Canoe

In the high country of western Montana there’s a mountain range regarded by the Blackfeet Indians as the “back bone of the earth”—better known today as Glacier National Park. More...

These are a few of my ‘favorite things’ from 2015

I Was Thinking…

Nationwide, the year 2015 was a year of continued friction between black and white and deaths caused by law enforcement officers. More...

Religion & Family

Marbles name daughter Addilyn

Cherilyn and Jesse Marble of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Addilyn May.  The baby was born Dec. 14, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital.  She weighed 7 pounds, 8.7 ounces, and was 20 inches long.   More...

Son born to Wisterman, Ingersoll

Theresa Wisterman and Alan Ingersoll of St. Helen announce the birth of their son, Brayden.  The baby was born Dec. More...

Millikins name daughter Aaliyah

Tashiana and Dakota Millikin of West Branch announce the birth of their daughter, whom they named Aaliyah Marie.   The baby was born Dec, 22, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

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