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Proposals have no problem

Voters in Roscommon County’s 11 townships easily approved a $1.2 million millage for the Commission on Aging. Millage proposals in several townships were approved as well.  More...

44th Village Days starts Friday

‘Johnson’s Rustic Dance Palace’ event planned

This weekend the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society will welcome families and friends to the 44th annual Village Days.  Visitors can enjoy live entertain­ment, take a free carriage ride and walk through 14 historical buildings located on the More...

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News

CITED FOR SPEED

Trooper John Walsh directs traffic around a Porath Contractors semitrailer which overturned on Old 27 near Yeager Road on Monday afternoon. More...

Mom takes son’s sex toys to the trash

A 30-year-old Markey Township man reported several missing items from his home to the Roscommon County Sher­iff’s Office, including some sex toys which were thrown in the trash after his 55-year-old mother found them in his living room.  More...

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office K9 Ghost to get body armor

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office K9 Ghost will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  More...

Business

Davita cuts ribbon on Roscommon facility

Professionals from Davita, Roscom­mon, as well as community members and Higgins Lake-Roscommon Cham­ber of Commerce representatives cele­brated the opening of the dialysis facility July 26 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  More...

Hoover among ‘America’s Best’ realtors

Candy Hoover of Coldwell Banker Schmidt was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow More...

WESTSIDE GROCERY HAS A ‘BIT OF EVERYTHING’

Westside Grocery, has a “bit of everything,” as owner Brenda Petrosky said the store has gro­ceries, beer, liquor, pizza, sand­wiches, dips and baked goods. More...

Religion & Family

Bahrs celebrate 50 years of marriage

James and Sandra (Hartmann) Bahr, who live on West Shore Drive, Hough­ton Lake, will celebrate 50 years of mar­riage on Aug. 13.  Mrs. Bahr is a 1963 graduate of Houghton Lake High School. Mr. Bahr retired from the U.S. More...

Community dinner Aug. 9 at St. Michael

St. Michael Catholic Church, Roscommon, will host a free community dinner Aug. 9.  Dinner will be offered from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and feature oven-fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, vegetables, dessert and beverages.  The public is invited. More...

Moolenaar presents honors to Vietnam veteran Hnizda

Congressman John Moolenaar re­cently presented Ronald Hnizda of Roscommon with service medals he earned for his Army service in Vietnam.  Moolenaar presented the medals July 27 in Midland.  More...

Education

G-H/Roscommon classmates gather for Alumni Reunion

A total of 175 classmates recently attended the annual all-school Gerrish- Higgins/Roscommon Alumni Reunion. More...

Skeels Christian School Eagle Open planned Aug. 26

The annual Skeels Christian School Eagle Open fundraiser is planned Aug. 26.  The 9th annual event will be held at Sugar Springs Country Club, 1938 Sugar River Rd., Gladwin.  More...

Erickson rated ‘highly effective’ on annual evaluation

Roscommon Area Public Schools Su­perintendent Catherine Erickson earned a “highly effective” rating on her annual evaluation by the board of education re­cently. More...

LONG LINE OF CANDIDATES

Candidates line up to greet voters on their way to the polls along the driveway at the Markey Township Hall on the morning of Aug. 2. More...

RCRC challengers successful; Stevenson stays as clerk

Voters in Roscommon County kept the status quo in county-wide races in the primary election, except in the Roscommon County Road Commission race.  Republican RCRC incumbent Thomas McGinnis, who earned 1,395 votes, lost his seat to Repub­lican ri More...

‘GOOEY AND STICKY’

Kaiya Hartwell reacts to seeing how a corn starch and water mixture, a non-Newtonian fluid, reacts when pressure is released from it. The kids participating in the 4-H Summer Day Camp at Artesia Youth Park on Aug. More...

Law enforcement ‘scaling back slightly’ for this year’s Bud Bash

With what Roscommon County Sher­iff Ed Stern called “cooperation from Bud Bash participants over the last few years,” this year’s edition of the sum­mer party on Houghton Lake will see a slight scaling back in law enforcement presen More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Bryan S. Matheson, 35, Flushing, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of possession of marijuana. More...

Sports

Showdown Monday could decide men’s title

Old Town, Limberlost square off

It is likely the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League title will be decided next Monday when league- leaders Old Town Tavern and Limberlost meet.  Both teams enter week 14 with iden­tical 12-1 records, two games ahead of second pl More...

HLHS Running Club has good showing at Lumberjack Festival

The Houghton Lake High School summer Running Club finished the sum­mer season by competing in a 5K run at the 2016 Farwell Lumberjack Festival July 30.  More...

Andre, Old 27 Auto pave way toward Division titles

After beating Navigator/MidMichi­gan, 12-9, July 28, Andre Tree Service is assured of at least a share of the Hoguh­ton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball regular season title. More...

Editorial

Farwell to an ambassador

The Resorter has always been about family, we share birth, death, tragedy and triumph. So, when we have a family member leave us through death it pains us. We say goodbye this week to another of our family, Shirley Laginess.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Creating fair access to cancer treatment

It is sometimes difficult to understand the barriers cancer patients face, until you see it for yourself.  More...

Support equals thousands of books read

This year’s Summer Reading Program at the Roscommon Area District Library (RADL) was a huge success! More...

Thanks Scherer for ‘tireless dedicaton’

I wanted to publicly take this opportunity to thank Mr. Tim Scherer for his tireless dedication to the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education over the past several years. More...

Outdoors

Mason woman repeats husband’s feat in HLATB’s ‘Catch Us’ contest

Marianne Morris of Mason was fish­ing with her husband, Phil, in August of 2013 when he caught a tagged fish in the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s Catch Us If You Can fishing contest. More...

State park programs offer a potpourri of events

State Park Explorer Guide Michelle Schepke has a full slate of programs planned at both the North and South Higgins Lake State Parks.  Events are free but a Recreation Pass­port is required for entry to state parks. More...

Purple loosestrife pull events planned

The AuSable River Property Owners’ Association and Huron Pines will pull purple loosestrife on the AuSable River Aug. 6 and 16.  More...

Happenings

HLHS classes of the 60s to reunite Aug. 13

Houghton Lake High School Classes of the 1960s will gather for a reunion Aug. 13.  The reunion will be held at 434 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55), across from Bart’s Fruit Market. The reunion begins at 4 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. More...

Master Garden training begins later this month

Anyone who has thought about be­coming a Master Gardener will get a chance beginning this month through Michigan State University Extension’s Master Gardener Program.  More...

American Legion breakfast Aug. 7

Members of the public are invited to a breakfast hosted by the St. Helen American Legion Post 416 Sunday, Aug. 7, from 8 a.m. More...

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