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Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy

DRILL AND PT Deputy Joe Quintana (front) leads the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy cadets in a “drill and PT” session on the lawn of the CRAF Center as part of the c More...

Sergeant’s gets Denton Township pickle ball bid

Denton Township officials earlier this week selected a contractor to install four pickle ball courts at the township’s mobile home park and campground. More...

TWO-CAR CRUNCH

This two-car accident occurred on M-55 at Deer Track Rd. July 10 at about 4:50 p.m. According to a Denton Township Police report, the driver of the van, Cindy J. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Surely we are better’

I read Mr. Meyer’s Letter to the Editor “No debate” (Resorter, July 6) with great sadness; first that he would express such ignorance and second that our newspaper would actually choose to print what is clearly hate speech. More...

Society has become ‘shortsighted’

In the letter “No debate” from John Meyer in the July 6 Resorter, I was impressed that he agreed to allow transgender to serve our country, however his comment “but be careful not to break a nail or tear your pantyhose” is a d More...

Trash service not paying off in Markey

I hope the new trash contract was worth it for Markey Township because it sure isn’t paying off for its residents, property owners, resorts, rentals, small businesses or the environment. The blue bin system is a complete failure so far. More...

Outdoors

ACED THE 14TH

Gary Sandine of Houghton Lake aced the 14th hole at Pineview Highlands Golf Course July 7. He carded the hole-in-one with a 9-iron on the 127-yard hole. Wit­nesses were Larry Tallman, Bob Bone and Dave Stewart.  (Courtesy photo)   More...

‘Treerific Hike,’ ‘Movie in the Park’ among State Park events

Get outdoors and enjoy some free events planned at the North Higgins Lake State Park and South Higgins Lake State Park.  State Park Explorer Guide Mi­chelle Schepke has many activities planned. More...

NORTH BAY BIGGIE

Tucker Ward, 9, of Harrison, OH, landed this 12 1/2-inch perch caught July 10 while fishing on Houghton Lake. The young angler landed the big perch in Houghton Lake’s North Bay while using a leech. More...

Education

Nichols attends DAR’s 126th Continental Congress

More than 3,500 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution convened in the nation’s capital for the 126th Continental Congress held the last week of June, the latest gathering of the longstanding service organization’s an­nual me More...

VIRTUALLY ON TARGET

Randee Gage hones accuracy and reflexes during a session on Lake Superior State University’s virtual shoot­ing range June 27 in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Three among GVSU graduates

Three area students were among the more than 3,000 Grand Valley State University students who par­ticipated in commencement ceremo­nies April 28-29 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.  More...

Swimmer’s itch snail infection levels down, according to report

“Progress is being made,” in the fight against swimmer’s itch in Gerrish Township, according to resident Ken Dennings, former president of the Hig­gins Lake Swimmer’s Itch Organization (HLSIO).  More...

Fishel's recall petition language approved

Recall petition language for Village of Roscommon President Dan Fishel was approved July 6 by the Roscommon County Election Commission.  More...

Dirt bike rider injured in Saturday accident

Michigan State Police Troopers came across a serious injury acci­dent July 8 involving a dirt bike and a passenger car on South Gladwin Rd. (M-18) near Black Elm Drive in Denton Township.  More...

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Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 6:  More...

Sports

Sand Bar topples Spikehorn, creates three-way tie for second

Sand Bar defeated Spikehorn, 23-14, to create a three-way tie for second place in the Houghton Lake Men’s Softball League standings.  League-leading Limberlost, 9-0, de­feated Spicer’s, 27-7, to put a two-game distance between them a More...

Youth football, cheerleading camp planned next week

Equipment handout Monday

Football and cheerleading camps are planned for the Houghton Lake Bobcats Youth Football and Cheerleading pro­gram July 18-20.  More...

Basketball camps planned at HLMS, CRAF Center

Coach Mark Vick has two more sessions of basketball camps planned this summer.  Camps will be held July 24-27 at Houghton Lake Middle School and Aug. 7-10 at the CRAF Center in Roscommon.  More...

Editorial

I’m privileged…blame my parents’ hard work

My Thoughts

“You live with 57 out of 100 points of privilege. You’re quite privileged. You’ve had a few struggles, but overall your life has been far easier than most. This is not a bad thing, nor is it something to be ashamed of. More...

Told you so

Two “See, I told you so” items appeared in the news this past week.  The first was the story “Higgins Lake voted Michigan’s best inland lake by Free Press readers” which appeared Monday in the Detroit Free Press.&nb More...

Still going strong after 225 years

Our love-hate relationship with the First Amendment

Common practice for liberals and conservatives now is to take turns calling each other enemies of the First Amendment. More...

Religion & Family

HLUMC rummage sale July 21-22 to feed the hungry

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church is raising money to fund its Food Truck Ministry.  Each year, for six months, food is distributed to needy families in the community. The approximate cost is $1,800 per month. More...

Daughter born to Tucker

Kaci Tucker of Roscommon an­nounces the birth of her daughter, Savannah Evangeline May.  The baby was born June 30, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long.   More...

Daughter born to Ackley, Goodman

Helena Ackley and Brandon Goodman of Prudenville announce the birth of their daughter, Sage Au­rora.  The baby was born July 1, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. More...

Happenings

Roscommon ‘WOWs’ with Busy Weekend

The Village of Roscommon was bustling with activities More...

‘Back to the Box’ dance generates memories of The Music Box

Devotees of the former Music Box gathered at the Houghton Lake Histori­cal Playhouse for music and memories Saturday.  More...

Full Cord to show off musical range July 19

Full Cord, a band that has been de­scribed as having an “extraordinary song base” with songs ranging from tradi­tional country and bluegrass to modern pop and big band era hits will take to the CRAF Center Gazebo stage July 19.  More...

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