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New building possiblity, HLCS board hears ideas

Houghton Lake Community Schools could see a new middle and el­ementary school complex in its future, if the board of education decides to pur­sue it – and voters approve it. More...

Person of the Year Cambridge calls family his greatest accomplishment

“Of course my family, I’m not sure what would be second,” said Houghton Lake’s Al Cambridge, when asked of which accomplish­ment in his life he is most proud. More...

Special Sections

News

Treasury warns taxpayers of fraudulent phone calls

The Michigan Department of Treasury is warning taxpayers of ag­gressive and threatening phone calls made by criminals impersonating state tax officials.  More...

RAPS exploring two millage questions for spring ballot

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education asked Superintendent Catherine Erick­son to continue to explore placing two separate millage issues on the ballot in May. More...

Man arrested for assault in St. Helen

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault re­port Nov. 23 in Richfield Township.  According to a sheriff’s office report, a woman reported being as­saulted by strangulation just before midnight. More...

Editorial

Spotlighting service

Last week the Resorter started a series entitled “Spotlight on Service.”  More...

CMDHD: Be sure to get a flu shot this year

For Your Health

Everyone, ages 6 months and above, should get a flu shot this year. This is the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Central Michigan District Health Department as National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. More...

From the Resorter Photo Archives – Nov. 20, 1980

AT CLOSE OF FIRST DAY   More...

Outdoors

Website makes it easy to find Michigan Historical markers

On the M-109 loop that runs be­tween Empire and Glen Arbor in Lee­lanau County, along the Lake Michigan shoreline – near an area once touted as the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by ABC’s “Good Morning America” More...

OPENING DAY FIVE

Mitchell Chludil, 15, of Houghton Lake, shot this 5-point on opening day. Chludil was hunting with family at his grandparents’ cabin in Wex­ford County when he took the buck. (Courtesy photo)   More...

FIRST BUCK A NON-TYPICAL ONE

Houghton Lake’s Diesel MacKinnon, 15, bagged his first buck, a non- typical 8-point, hunting Nov. 19. The buck had three points on one side sticking up and five points on a side that curved down. More...

Happenings

Munson Hospice offering ‘Glimmers of Hope’ grief presentations

Munson Hospice will present Glimmers of Hope: Coping With Grief Through the Holidays in St. More...

MSP ‘Stuff a Blue Goose’ campaign active in December

Troopers from the Houghton Lake State Police Post will once again be collecting toys for children who are in need.   The initiative is called “Stuff a Blue Goose,” to bring awareness to the need for toys for children in the area. More...

DEPARTMENT UPGRADES

Denton Township Police Chief Dallas McGeary (left) accepts a $1,000 donation from the Walmart Foundation, presented by Houghton Lake Walmart Manager Jim VanSice. More...

Breaking News - 12/5/2017 10:46 AM

High winds cause power outages, disrupt schools - Free Access

High winds Monday night into Tuesday morning have left thousands without power in Roscommon County. Schools in Roscommon County are closed today (Tuesday) due to the power outage. Many businesses are closed or adjusting to the outage. More...

Three arrested in unarmed robbery at Houghton Lake

Michigan State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested three suspects at a residence in Harrison after an unarmed robbery, which allegedly occurred in Roscommon Township Nov. More...

Recall petition signatures against Fishel submitted, under review

Recall signatures against Village of Roscommon President Dan Fishel are now under review for verification. More...

Community Band to debut with Christmas Concert Wednesday, Dec. 6

The newly formed Houghton Lake Community Band will make their debut performance with a Christmas Concert at Houghton Lake High School Dec. 6. The con­cert is to begin at 7 p.m. 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

82nd District Court

The following were recently sentenced in 82nd District Court af­ter pleading guilty to charges filed against them:  Roberto A. Alvarado, 43, St. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presid­ed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscom­mon, Nov. 7:  Marlyn J. French, 58, Roscom­mon, pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to register as a sex offender, as amended, and was scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 5. More...

Sports

Poor shooting, missing senior, lead to home loss for Bucks

The Roscommon girls varsity bas­ketball team started their season with a home loss to Grayling Nov. 28. The Vi­kings bested the Bucks 37-33.  More...

ALL CONFERENCE, ALL REGION, ALL STATE

Five members of the Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team that made it to the MHSAA Class C Quarterfinals this year were recently honored by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference by being named to the All Conference Team.  More...

Bowling Highlights

Friday Night Mixed Nov. 24 Boobs-N-Ballers 54 Hose Drywall 49 Left of Center 48 No ‘F’ in Strikes 45 Shooters 43 Lefties & Righties 33 Team Plexus 21 Never Too Late 9  More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos on road improvements

Thanks and kudos to all involved in the road improvements to East Houghton Lake Drive between Randy’s Restaurant and Doyle Trail. The extended shoulders for walking and biking are great!  More...

Peer predicts 14-16 inches of snow

Well, we have had our first snowfall this year, so how much snow are we going to see on the ground, in the woods?  More...

Religion & Family

Meads mark 65th anniversary

Carlton and Joanne Mead of Roscommon celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 26 at St. More...

Rader, York wed in St. Helen

Rose Mary Rader of St. Helen, daughter of Ethel Lucille Bradley of Hopewell, VA, and Eugene Francis York of Swartz Creek, were united in marriage Nov. 18, 2017, at Community Baptist Church, St. Helen.  More...

St. Hubert Cookie Walk set for Dec. 9, 10

St. Hubert Catholic Church will hold its annual Cookie Walk Dec. 9 and 10.  The event will be held at the church, 7590 West Higgins Lake Dr. It will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.   More...

Education

Garcia, Roose using skills to reach a new generation of cheerleaders

Two Houghton Lake High School graduates are taking the skills they learned on the varsity cheerleading squad to a new level – the youth level.  More...

RCRC reminds OLLRCS students to be safe this winter

WATCH OUT FOR THE WING (Above) In a demonstration for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School students Nov. More...

Roscommon Middle School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the honor roll at Roscom­mon Middle School for the first marking period (*donates all “A”s):   More...

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