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Lack of proper posting cited in Richfield cancellation

An attempt to hold a special meeting in Richfield Township Tuesday morning failed when Supervisor Jimmy Van- Wormer called for its cancellation before it began.  More...

Shull named 2016 queen as Tip-up Town kicks off

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., kicked off its 2016 festival vintage style, at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse, Jan. 9.  The 66th annual festival, which gets underway the weekend of Jan. 22-24 and continues through Jan. More...

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News

Clare woman arrested for OWI after ending up in ditch

A 23-year-old Clare woman was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated after driving her car into a ditch.  More...

Tips to keep children safer on AMBER Alert Awareness Day

The 20th anniversary of AMBER Alert Awareness Day was marked, yesterday, Jan. More...

Two HLCS students suspended

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday held a special meeting to consider the expulsion of two students.  More...

Editorial

The only bug that doesn’t flea the winter

From the Pastor’s Canoe

Winter is not kind to bugs. Yet even in the dead of it some insects are willing to brave the snow. They have no fur nor do they possess any warm blood bathing their internal organs. More...

Help us preserve our history

We need your help. The Resorter is in the running to have its archives digitized by Central Michigan University. More...

Letters to the Editor

Weather forces cancellation of TUT drag races, rest goes on

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Tip-up Town Committee regret to inform you that the Tip-up Town Snowmobile Drag Races have been cancelled for 2016. More...

RCRC does ‘wonderful job’

I would like to thank the Roscommon County Road Commission for doing such a great job keeping our road (MidForest) in such good shape. More...

Above all, country needs ‘majority rule of the people’

About the news: A group of well known citizens including Gov. Mike Huckabee are promoting a convention of the states.  More...

Happenings

Nearly $30,000 awarded through RCCF fall grants

The Roscommon County Community Foundation recently released a list of grant recipients from the fall 2015 grant cycle. A total of $29,538 was awarded to organizations throughout Roscommon County.  More...

A TOKEN OF THEIR GRATITUDE

The Houghton Lake Public Library Board presented a token of their gratitude, a print of a painting by Prudenville artist Jean Schneider, to former Library Director Donna Alward Jan. 7. More...

Winter in St. Helen Medallion Hunt begins Feb. 1

The St. Helen Chamber of Commerce’s Winter in St. Helen Medallion Hunt will begin on Feb. 1 and will end when the medallion is found.   Clues will be posted by 10 a.m. More...

WHAT ARE YOU STILL DOING HERE?

A yellow bellied woodpecker (top) seems to be giving a robin a quizical look as they both visited a feeding station at the home of Virginia Otto on Mohican Avenue in Markey Township Jan. 11. More...

What would you do with A BILLION DOLLARS?

Powerball jackpot inspires dreams

In their song, “If I had a million dollars,” the Barenaked Ladies fantasize about what to do with such a good chunk of change. More...

Voting begins Tuesday for digitization project

Voting will open Jan. More...

ORDINATION AT OUR LADY OF THE LAKE

Deacon Scott Lawler leads a procession of the priests of the Diocese of Gaylord as they entered the sanctuary at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church for Lawler’s ordination as a priest Jan. 9. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 17, 2015:  Gary J. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Coming off win at Farwell, ’Cats fall flat against Mustangs

A flat first quarter and poor shooting helped seal Houghton Lake’s fate in a 62-49 varsity boys basketball loss to Meridian at home Friday night.  More...

Bucks 19 better than host Hornets to add JPC win

Roscommon kept its perfect Jack Pine Conference record intact with a 53- 34 win at Harrison Jan. 6. After playing to a first-half tie, the Bucks outscored the Hornets 29-10 in the second half to take the victory. More...

Bobcats win at Meridian, prepare for Bucks on Friday

Houghton Lake won its second straight Jack Pine Conference contest with a 49-35 road win over Sanford Meridian Jan. 7. More...

Outdoors

Ice fishing tourney to take advantage of Houghton Lake ice conditions

A new ice fishing tournament scheduled for Jan. 17 will take advantage of good ice conditions on Houghton Lake, which is a rare commodity during the slow start of winter weather this season.  More...

Religion & Family

NMCAC receives grant to improve care for children

The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to support initiatives aimed at improving the quality of health for children in the region.  More...

BBBS WATCH PISTONS WIN OVER THE NETS

Matches from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes and Mid Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters attended a Detroit Pistons game at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Jan. 9. More...

MacArthur, Hartman planning wedding for September

Adrienne MacArthur, daugter of Kevin and Michelle MacArthur of Houghton Lake, and Kody Hartman, son of Randy and Kelly Hartman of Roscommon, announce their engagement to be married.   They are planning a Sept. More...

Education

Johnson donates ‘positivity chair’ to HLPL

Houghton Lake High School sophomore April Johnson has completed a second year of Kid Talks through the Moose Youth Awareness Program (MYAP) and donated one of the props used in her presentations to the Houghton Lake Public Library.  More...

COLLINS ELEMENTARY DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Collins Elementary December Students of the Month were announced on Jan. 8. Pictured with Principal Amy Peterson are (front row, from left) preschooler Zachary Hildebrant of Mrs. Amy Gardner’s class, preschooler Ryder Fagerlie of Mrs. More...

Western Michigan University names dean’s list students

Seven area students were among Western Michigan University students named to the dean’s list for the fall, 2015 semester.  To be honored, a student must take at least 12 credit hours and carry a semester grade point average of 3.5 or highe More...

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