February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Adult day care need gauged by COA

The Roscommon County Commis­sion on Aging is seeking to determine the extent of the need for adult day care services in the county.  Roscommon County Commission on Aging Director Tom Pettit and COA Board Chairman Chuck Corwin have held a series More...

BULL RIDERS DRAW BIG CROWD

A large crowd rings the arena on the second Sunday of Tip-up Town 2018 to watch a bull-riding competition put on by Triple D Ranch of Houghton Lake. More...

Camera truck a ‘proactive’ approach to infiltration

Seeking support for a “proactive” purchase of a camera truck to inspect Houghton Lake’s aging sewer sys­tem, Houghton Lake Sewer Author­ity Superintendent John Hines met with representatives from area townships and members of the pu More...

Special Sections

News

Houghton Lake man arrested after threats to MMCC made

Norman Davis, 52, Houghton Lake, was arraigned Jan. 25 in 80th District Court, Clare County, on charges of false report or threat of terrorism and habitual offender (fourth offense), after making threats toward Mid Michigan Commu­nity College.  More...

Inmate charged with filing false report of sexual assault

Kaitlynn Stevens, 21, Roscommon, was arraigned Jan. 24 on charges of fil­ing a false police report by Judge Rich­ard E. Noble. Stevens was initially ar­rested Jan. More...

DNR officers have busy first weekend at Tip-up Town 2018

Department of Natural Resources conservation officers were a very visible presence at Tip-up Town 2018, and their efforts helped keep the weekend safe.  More...

Editorial

Become an official – Stay connected to high school sports

They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the all-star teams. But perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.  More...

Storm memorable 40 years later

This week the Resorter took a look back at the “Blizzard of ‘78.”  More...

Cite your sources best you can

The Tree Climber

Sources: One of the most important parts of doing genealogy is citing your sources. More...

Religion & Family

Veterans assistance packages distributed

VETS HELPING VETS   More...

Wachner, Kalka name daughter Ella

Jennifer Wachner and Paul Kalka of Madison, MS, announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Jane Kalka.  The baby was born Dec. 4, 2017, in The Woodlands, TX. More...

Son born to Bidoul, Sanders

Sandra Bidoul and Avanti Sanders of St. Helen announce the birth of their son, Aedius Aster, born Jan. 15, 2018.  The baby was born at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Features

New events trump weather as Tip-up Town’s second weekend draws big crowd

“I’m very happy with the turnout for the second weekend especially consider­ing the weather. I think the new events and the $5 badges on Sunday for Family Day helped attendance. More...

Snowmobile drags at Tip-up Town 2018 draw 250 racers

“Mother Nature had it out for us, but she didn’t win,” said race orga­nizer Eddie “Fast Eddie” Korbinski of the snowmobile drag races held on Houghton Lake’s East Bay dur­ing the second weekend of Tip-up Town 2018. More...

Great participation, great fishing during TUT’s second weekend

With 71 ice fishers entering in the Tip-up Town Ice Fishing Contest during the festival’s second weekend, the fish board filled up quickly with northern pike, walleye and panfish during Sun­day’s weigh-in. More...

Pivirotto family proud of their U.S. speedskater

The family of speedskater Ryan Pi­virotto is proud of not only his accom­plishments, but of who he is, as well.  “I’m just so proud of him!” his grand­mother, Peg Fitzpatrick of Roscommon, said. More...

Pivirotto part of Team USA

According to the website, TeamUSA.org, the U.S. More...

BELLY FLOPPING WITH THE SHARKS

Tip-up Town 2018 Polar Bear Dipper Jayson Doty (left), 32, of Grand Rapids, catches some air as he takes part in the popular second-weekend activity Saturday afternoon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Richard E. Noble

Judge Richard E. Noble recently ar­raigned the following in 82nd District Court:  Andrew R. Cahalan, 21, Roscom­mon, demanded preliminary examina­tion within 21 days on a charge of filing a false report of a felony. More...

Sports

Buck girls deal G’s first loss

“Our seniors had not beaten Gladwin since the seventh grade,” said Roscom­mon girls varsity basketball Coach Scott Mires, after his Bucks dealt the Jack Pine Conference-leading G’s their first league loss of the season Jan. 30. More...

Bobcat girls fall short at Beaverton

After finding themselves down by six points at the end of the first half, the Houghton Lake girls varsity basketball team fought their way back to within two points before the final buzzer, but fell 55- 53 at home against Beaverton Jan. 30.  More...

Spencer, Noreyko medal at Northern Michigan Championships

Roscommon varsity wrestling team members Brenden “Bubby” Spencer and Ethan Noreyko earned medals at the Northern Michigan Championship Tour­nament at Gaylord Jan. 27. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Love is shown by our actions’

I would like to bring some encouragement to our community, which has suffered many losses due to a loved one taking their own life or to drug overdoses. Please remember there are thousands of people, neighbors and friends, who care about you. More...

Why is blight ordinance not enforced

I am questioning the enforcement of the Richfield Township blight ordinance.  More...

Outdoors

JIGGING FOR WALLEYE

Mason Beaver, 11, Houghton Lake, caught this 24 1/2-inch walleye on Houghton Lake Jan. 21, while he was fishing with his grandfather, Tom Sohn. He was jigging when he caught the lunker. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Education

Trivia Night to benefit RHS Class of 2018 to be held Feb. 24

The Project Graduation Committee will host Project Graduation Trivia Night and Silent Auction to benefit Roscom­mon High School’s Class of 2018 Feb. 24.  More...

Youth Football Trivia Night March 10

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Youth Football and Cheerleading Program is hosting a Trivia Night Fundraiser March 10 at the Columbian Home Hall, Prudenville. More...

HLCS BOARD OF EDUCATION

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Susan Tyer (back, right) presented certificates to the board of education members at the board’s Jan. 22 meeting. January is School Board Recognition Month.  More...

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