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WW II Veteran recalls his service in Germany with reticence

By Cheryl Mendham Lou Schiavone of Houghton Lake doesnÕt like to talk about World War II. ÒI donÕt like talking too much,Ó he said. More...

Christian Athletes to host baccalaureate ceremonies

Students from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes clubs will present baccalaureate programs for Roscommon and Houghton Lake High Schools. More...

Unemployment Agency asks employers for on-line help

MichiganÕs Unemployment Agency, which administers MichiganÕs unemployment insurance program, is looking to expand its Internet services to employers and has established an on-line survey to ask them for suggestions. More...

Enforcement of new seat belt law stepped up this weekend

Michigan law enforcement agencies are uniting this Memorial Day weekend for the first major enforcement campaign since the new safety belt law took effect this spring, focusing on unbuckled children. More...

RHS students to visit Europe with Ambassadors of Music

Ten Roscommon High School musicians will participate in a concert tour in Europe this summer, performing with other groups of high school musicians from Michigan. The Bucks will be a part of the Ambassadors of Music 2000. More...

Krug, Pacella lead locals in walleye tournament

Dave Krug and Roman Pacella were the top local finishers in the Michigan Walleye Tour Lund-Mercury qualifying tournament on Houghton Lake last weekend. More...

Meigs Builders only undefeated team in men's softball league

After MondayÕs games in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slopitch Softball League only one team remains undefeated and only one team is looking for a victory after the second week of games. Meigs Builders beat Mr. More...

Markey Baptists alone at top of church league standings

Markey Community Baptist claimed solo first place in the Roscommon County Christian Softball League standings with a 6-0 shut-out of Soul's Harbor Worship Center last week. St. Michael's Catholic, which had shared the lead, lost to St. More...

Equestrian team plans fund raiser

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Football camp for 6th-8th graders planned June 8th

A football camp for 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys is planned June 8th. The camp will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be a lunch and each participant will receive a 2000 Houghton Lake football tee shirt. More...

Flying lug nuts don't stop Hendershott's first feature win

Drivers and safety crew at Merritt Speedway worked out winter kinks as yellow caution flags flew for the opening night of stock car racing. More...

Norman Joseph Fenbert

Norman Joseph Fenbert, 75, Houghton Lake, died May 22, 2000. Family services will be held in Saskatchewan, Canada. Christler Funeral Home provided arrangements for the family. Mr. Fenbert was born July 22, 1924, in Windsor, Ontario. More...

Wayne J. Smith

Services for Wayne J. Smith, 79, Houghton Lake, are scheduled for 11 a.m. June 1 at the Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake. Burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw, is to follow the funeral, to be conducted by the Rev. Charles Marble. Mr. More...

Allene B. Goud

Allene B. Goud, 89, Roscommon, died May 26, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. Services were held May 30 at the Newell Funeral Home, Decatur, with James Abshagen officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Decatur. More...

Middle school principal tapped for HLHS job

Kathy Sergeant, principal of Houghton Lake Middle School for the last two years, will become Houghton Lake High School Principal July 1. Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent James E. French made the announcement to his staff Tuesday. More...

Public may learn about CCC during reunion

The North Higgins Lake State Park will host the annual reunion of Civilian Conservation Corps alumni, family and museum visitors today (Thursday) through Saturday. More...

KCC suspends enrollment in 3 business programs

Over the objection of some students and area residents, Kirtland Community College Trustees May 25 suspended admissions into three low-enrollment programs in the business department. More...

Richfield, Nester have plenty of candidates

Richfield and Nester Townships will have races for most of their political offices in this year's elections. Higgins Township will have a contest for supervisor, while Au Sable, Backus and Lyon Townships have no competition for board seats. More...

Middlers take five first place medals in JPC meet

Five Houghton Lake Middle School athletes took first place medals in the Jack Pine Conference Track Championship at Farwell, May 25. More...

Baptists squeak past Wesleyans

Markey Community Baptist Church remains undefeated in the Roscommon County Christian Softball League as the first month of play comes to a close. On May 23, Markey squared off with rival Houghton Lake Wesleyan. More...

Marcoullier, Wackerle KART feature winners

What a difference a week can make. Dona Marcoullier and Kurt Seelhoff traded places Friday night in the KART 10 HP Tecumseh feature race as Marcoullier took the seasonÕs second weekÕs feature victory from Seelhoff, the first weekÕs victor. More...

Meigs' crew knocks off Kilkare to stay unbeaten

Meigs Builders remained undefeated after the third week of the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball season by defeating Kilkare-Red DogÕs 7-6 after trailing 6-1 going into the sixth inning. More...

Buck boys finish third in JPC meet

Roscommon boys took third place in the Jack Pine Conference Track Meet May 24. Earning first place and first team all-conference were Scott Miller, Jerrod Colvin, Phil Downing and Darryl Hunt in the 1600-meter relay. More...

Long time Lion gets highest honor

Ed Mayor, Lake City, a member of the Lions Club since 1953, was presented with the groupÕs highest honor, the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, by the Lions International Foundation. More...

Wynona, Travis, Nelson on Interlochen concert schedule

The Interlochen Arts Festival has announced its country line-up, part of its 2000 "Summer Collection." Variety best describes the Interlochen shows: female singing great Wynonna, top male star Randy Travis, the legendary Willie Nelson, and western sw More...

84 Lumber names manager trainee

Gary Pease Gary Pease has been hired as manager trainee at the 84 Lumber at Houghton Lake. Pease is a Houghton Lake native who graduated from Houghton Lake High School in 1993 and Kirtland Community College in 1994. More...

Mary Ann Simmons-DeWeese

Mary Ann Simmons-DeWeese, 63, Prudenville, died May 28, 1999, at her home. Cremation has taken place; Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, is providing arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Amicare Hospice. Mrs. More...

Myrtle C. Moore

Former Hub Market owner Myrtle C. Moore, 90, Prudenville, died May 30, 1999 at King Nursing Centre, Houghton Lake. A memorial service for Mrs. Moore will be June 9th at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, with Rev. William Winter and Rev. More...

Romaine J. Enbody

Prudenville resident Romaine J. Enbody, 66, died May 30, 1999 at her home. The former Waterford resident moved to the Houghton Lake area in 1995. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, June 30, 1932. She married Harold Jack Enbody, in Sault Ste. More...

Freda M. Tucker

Freda M. Tucker, 85, died June 2 at her home in Prudenville. Services will be held June 5 at 11 a.m. at the Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville with Rev. William Winter officiating. Burial will be in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. More...

Francis B. Gallagher

Services for Francis B. Gallagher, 94, Roscommon, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. MichaelÕs Catholic Church, Roscommon. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Branch, is to follow the funeral, to be conducted by the Rev. Anthony Citro. Mr. More...

Rotary 'Blitz Builds' Habitat home in one day

On Friday, June 2, a Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity one-day blitz build sponsored by the Houghton Lake Rotary Club and supported by Arrow Homes, became the first habitat home in Michigan to be constructed in a single day. More...

OLL celebrates 60th year, dedicates addition

Paritioners at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Prudenville, celebrated the 60th year of their parish with the blessing of the church schoolÕs new wing by Bishop Patrick Cooney of the Gaylord Diocese last Friday. More...

Bobcat cage team recognized for academics

Although Houghton LakeÕs varsity girls and boys basketball teams didnÕt get past district tournament action during their seasons they excelled academically Coach Eric Drogt reports. More...

RS foursome breaks record for 1600, again

Scott Miller, Jerrod Colvin, Phil Downing and Darryl Hunt broke the Roscommon High School record for the 1600-meter relay for the fourth time this season in the Bay City Times Classic track meet May 26. More...

Dworzynski golf event to be June 17

The third annual D. Dworzynski Memorial Golf Scrambles will take place June 17 at CainÕs Burning Oak Country Club, Higgins Lake. Registration is at 7 a.m., and the shotgun start for four-member teams at 8 a.m. More...

Marcoullier takes KART feature

Dona Marcoullier won the 10 HP Tecumseh feature race at last FridayÕs Houghton Lake KART Speedway while Dwight Goff edged Wayne Wackerle in the Micro feature; Jordon Pruitt won the Rookie Jr. Stock event; R.J. More...

Four 7th inning runs saves Meig's victory, record

Meigs Builders scored four runs in the seventh inning to come from behind and defeat North Shore Lounge 8-7 and remain undefeated in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League, Monday night. In other games Mr. More...

Bucks knock Bobcats out of districts

The Roscommon Bucks knocked the Houghton Lake Bobcat baseball team out of the District Tournament Saturday, 5-2, at Kalkaska. Jason Wengert worked the mound for the Bobcats and was tapped for nine hits in seven innings of pitching. More...

Rotary plans Golf Stag Day

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake will hold itÕs 14th Annual Golf Stag Day at White Deer Country Club, Prudenville on June 21, 2000. More...

Summer recreation program offers kids fun

The 2000 Summer Recreation Program offers a variety of activities of for kids ages 4 through 12. A program for 4 to 6-year-olds is offered as well as one for 7 to 12-year-olds. More...

North Central Mental Health open house June 15th

An open to celebrate the grand opening of the Houghton Lake Drop-in Center and Glen Oaks Apartments will be held June 15 by North Central Community Mental Health. The public in welcome to attend the event from 2 to 6 p.m. More...

Patricia L. Marsh

Houghton Lake resident Patricia L. Marsh, 57, died June 8, 2000 at her home. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday from the Christler Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Marble officiating. Burial will be in Forestlawn Memorial Gardens, Columbus, OH. More...

Freda Mae Hoover Schray

Freda Mae Hoover Schray, 87, of West Branch, died June 11, 2000, at the West Branch Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at Christler Funeral Home of Houghton Lake on June 14 at noon. Rev. Dan Swab will officiate. More...

William H. Balley

William H. Balley, Saginaw, 57, died June 13, 2000 at Covenant-Cooper, Saginaw. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the W. L. Case Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Rd, with Rev. Walter David officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. More...

Juvenile cases under new court procedures

The court room scene for juveniles before Probate Judge Douglas Dosson has changed and so has the way justice is dispensed. More...

Moth spray program overcomes weather problems

Despite unfavorable weather and mechanical problems, Roscommon County's 2000 gypsy moth spraying was completed May 23. More...

Frederick, Markiewicz elected to board seats

Voters in Monday's annual school election chose Dave Frederick and Julie A. More...

Annual walk through history this weekend

On FatherÕs Day Weekend, June 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wellington Farm Park near Higgins Lake will present its annual Walk-thru-History event. More...

Restaurant owner hospitalized after roll-over Saturday

Houghton Lake businessman John MacKenzie is hospitalized in U of M Hospital, Ann Arbor, following a one-car accident on I-75 Saturday evening. More...

State resources board finalizes deer baiting rules

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission last week finalized rules governing baiting and feeding of white-tailed deer for the 2000 hunting season, reducing the amount of allowable bait from five gallons to two gallons in the Lower Peninsula and main More...

Mother Nature is Merritt feature winner

Mother Nature was the feature winner at Merritt Speedway, Saturday night. Fans were able to see all of the heat races, but when the street stock class came out for the first semi feature event Mother Nature announced other plans for the evening. More...

Shenanigan's earns share of lead with victory

TNT PizzaÕs lost to ShenaniganÕs Pub and thus is sharing the lead with ShenaniganÕs in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League after ThursdayÕs games. More...

County players named to JPC softball teams

Four Roscommon and three Houghton Lake softball players received Jack Pine Conference honors during coachesÕ voting. RoscommonÕs Hannah Sevens was named to the second team outfield. More...

Kenneth B. Nordstrom

Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch, for Kenneth B. Nordstrom, 73, St. Helen. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, St. More...

Howard M. Rapson

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, Houghton Lake, for Howard M. Rapson, 91, Houghton Lake. The Rev. Richard Seifferly will officiate. Burial is to be in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township. Mr. More...

Clothes for Kosovo

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Contract awarded for St. Helen dam

A $78,100 contract for refurbishing the Lake St. Helen dam was awarded by Roscommon County Commissioners in a 3-2 vote May 26 to the low bidder, PeteÕs Contracting, Falmouth. Commissioners Larry Mead of Dist. More...

Fireworks display receives approval in Roscommon Twp.

A Fourth of July fireworks display at the Houghton Lake Airport sponsored by the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce was approved by the Roscommon Township Board Tuesday. More...

Warbler Festival a success officials say

Festival committee officials estimate that more than 3,000 people visited the sixth annual Kirtland's Warbler Festival on the Kirtland Community College campus May 22. More...

Newly trained dogs help locate drowning victims

Two Roscommon County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit dogs recently trained in water searches enabled the department to quickly recover the bodies of three people who drowned while fishing from a boat on Higgins Lake Saturday. More...

Barlett C. Hamilton

Bartlett C. Hamilton, 87, died June 1, 1999, at his Houghton Lake home. Private services were scheduled for today (Thursday). Burial is to be in Denton Township Cemetery. Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, is handling arrangements. Mr. More...

Elizabeth M. Gerometta

Elizabeth M. Gerometta, 82, Prudenville, died suddenly June 17, 2000, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Fr. John Ladd will officiate a service Wednesday, June 21, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. More...

Dora Wickham

Former Houghton Lake resident Dora Wickham, 85, Gladstone, MI, died June 18, 2000 at the home of her daughter in Gladstone following a lengthy illness with liver cancer. Mrs. Wickham was born Jan. More...

Bobcat girls 7th in JPC track meet

Houghton LakeÕs girls track team finished 7th in the Jack Pine Conference meet, May 26, at Farwell. ClareÕs Pioneers took the conference title. More...

Satkowiak, Sandera, Huselton KART winners

Feature race winners at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway Friday night included Mike Satkowiak in the junior, David Sandera stock and Greg Huselton 10 h.p. Tecumseh and Limited Modified. More...

Jean Lillian Curtis

Services for Jean Lillian Curtis, 76, Houghton Lake, are scheduled for 11 a.m. June 23 at the Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake. Burial in Aetna Township Cemetery is to follow the funeral, to be conducted by Pastor William Stites. Mrs. More...

RHS boys break third track record

Roscommon High School boys set their third school record of the 1999 track season at the Jack Pine Conference meet May 26. The Bucks placed fifth overall in the conference. More...

Sets shot put record

Houghton Lake senior Shawn Sedore set a school shot put record Friday at the Bay City Times All-Star Track Meet. SedoreÕs new record is 52.75Õ breaking his old record of 52Õ. It was the fourth time Sedore has broken the record. More...

Bucks down Bobcats in District soccer final

The Roscommon Bucks and Houghton Lake Bobcats met in Pinconning May 28 to play for the District Girls Soccer Championship, with Roscommon coming out the winner, 5-1. More...

Douglas W. Purcell

Douglas W. Purcell, long time resident of Higgins Lake, died June 3, 1999, in Largo, FL. A memorial service was held at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Clearwater, FL. Mr. PurcellÕs ashes were scattered over the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Voters to be asked to reinstate moth millage

By Brian Crouch Roscommon Gypsy Moth Coordinator and Lucille Eisbrenner Assistant Coordinator Later this year, the people of Roscommon County will have to decide whether or not they want to have gypsy moth excrement falling on their evening barbecue More...

Decade at COOR helm has energized retiring chief

By Glenn Schicker The last decade of Lyle Spalding's career as an educator has been different from the previous ones, in which he was a superintendent, secondary school principal, community school director, teacher and coach in K-12 school districts More...

Bloodmobile goal Friday is 125 units

To meet the increased demand for blood during summer months the American Red Cross Bloodmobile has a couple of changes for Houghton Lake donors. More...

New Owners, same service at Fred's

Terry Chinavare and his daughter Holly Chinavareare new owners of FredÕs of Roscommon. Chinavare, who operates a farm downstate, has owned a home in the area since 1971. More...

Kirtland names Krauss Scholarship recipient

Cheryl Mendham Kirtland Community College Honors Program student Cheryl Mendham, Merritt, has been awarded the Otto and Martha Krauss Honors Scholarship for 2000. She was selected from a pool of applicants by the Kirtland Scholarship Committee. More...

Lake Twp. board puts insurance issue to rest

By Cheryl Mendham Lake Township residents came out in force Tuesday to hear their board membersÕ positions on hospitalization insurance for retired township officials. More...

Free sports physicals offered at Health Park

Mid-Michigan Health Park, Houghton Lake, will offer free sports physicals to Houghton Lake High School, Middle School and Our Lady of the Lake students for the 2000-2001 school year. More...

Four church league teams have winning records

Halfway through the season, the four top teams in the Roscommon County Christian Softball League stand at .500 or above. More...

Banning drive home two feature victories

West Branch stock car driver Brent Banning claimed two, back-to-back checkered flags Saturday while racing at Merritt Speedway. Banning drove his #09 Late Model to victory lane in the Late Model B Main feature. More...

Back Door knocks off Meigs in men's softball action

Back Door Saloon evened the playing field a little Monday night when they defeated MeigsÕ Construction 11-7 in Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League action. Meigs now shares the league lead with Mr. More...

Kathleen Mikulin

Former Grayling resident Kathleen Mikulin, 71, died at her Houghton Lake home June 1, 1999. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake with Mr. Robert Russell officiating. Mrs. More...

Elbert O. Dymond

Elbert O. Dymond, 74, Roscommon, died at Munson Medical Center on June 24, 2000. Services will be at Pioneer Cemetery, Roscommon on June 28, at 11 a.m. Rev. James Beinke will officiate. He was born in New York on Nov. More...

Anna Marie Millett

Anna Marie Millett, 77, Imlay City, died June 20, 2000, at her home. Services were at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon, June 24. Nancy L. Bresette officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, St. Helen. More...

Steve Pozsgai

Steve Pozsgai, 71, Houghton Lake, died June 25, 2000, at his home. Services will be June 29, at 1 p.m. in St. MichaelÕs Catholic Church, Roscommon. Father Anthony Citro will officiate. Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township. More...

James R. Lemcool

Prudenville resident James R. Lemcool, 81, died June 4, 1999 at his home. Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, with Pastor Charles Marble officiating. Burial was in Denton Township Cemetery. Mr. More...

Amelia (Molly) Happy

Amelia (Molly) Happy, 88, died June 20, 2000 in Sedona, AZ. Services will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Sedona, June 30 at 10 a.m. She was born on May 6, 1912 in Detroit. More...

Robert Arnold Hallett

Former Houghton Lake resident, Robert Arnold Hallett, 42, died May 31, at home in Sand Creek, MI. He was the son of Gaylord R. (Sam) and Verna L. (Randall) Hallett and was born at Houghton Lake, July 1, 1956. More...

Rosco post office to stay where it is

The U.S. Postal Service plans to expand Roscommon VillageÕs post office, rather than move to a new site. More...

Volunteer fireman enters no contest plea

The criminal case involving a Gerrish Township volunteer fireman charged with negligent homicide in connection with the death of a high school girl last fall came to an early resolution Monday when the defendant pleaded no contest to the charge. More...

Former employee sentenced for embezzlement

A former employee of a road construction company was ordered to pay more than $47,000 restitution after admitting to embezzling from his employer. William K. More...

Construction to close lake access site weekdays

The boating access site on the West Shore Houghton Lake will be closed Monday through Friday, starting this week. The access site on Old 27 near M-55 is undergoing a ramp improvement project that will take about two weeks to complete. More...

State Police rescue insulin shock victim

State Police from Houghton Lake were instrumental in saving the life of a driver undergoing insulin shock while driving on Old 27 June 25. More...

Historical society learn about lighthouse

Pinky Randall spoke to about 35 members and guests of the Houghton Lake Historical Society at its June meeting. He addressed the HazenÕs Isle Lighthouse built by his father during the 1930Õs. More...

New apartment complex, drop-in site opened

By Cheryl Mendham North Central Community Mental Health hosted two open houses June 15 to showcase its new apartment complex and a revived drop-in site to serve its consumers. More...

Collins fitness winners named

The following first and second grade students received their Physical Fitness Awards on Tuesday, June 6 at Collins Elementary second graders: Kyla Kane received a blue patch; Alexis Bechill, Mason Boals, David Seward, Kyle Affholder, Jared Orban, Mar More...

Lutheran squad can't snap Baptists' winning streak

Markey Community Baptist routed second place rival St. John Lutheran, 21-7, last week to maintain its undefeated record and first place in the Roscommon County Christian Softball League standings. More...

Five outlaws qualify below 13 seconds at Merritt

By Linda Sherwood Frank Seder of Alger proved he had earned the title of "Fastest Late Model" with a qualifying time of 12.55 seconds when he crossed the finish line in first place during the Late Model Outlaw feature. More...

Raiders knock off Meigs, put Mr. Tim's in first

Mr. TimÕs Northern Bar moved into first place in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League Monday night with its 14-9 victory over Back Door Saloon. More...

Hedwig F. Agnes Yuhas

Hedwig F. (Agnes) Yuhas, 79, St. Helen, died July 1, 2000. Fr. Albert Couturier will officiate a service Monday, July 3, at 6 p.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church, St. Helen. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. More...

Angelica V. Gonzalez

Angelica V. Gonzalez, 86, Washington D.C., died July 3, 2000 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C. Services will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on July 8 with Father John Ladd officiating. More...

Fire marshal probing Denton cabin fire Denton cabin fire

A fire which destroyed a Denton Township cabin Monday is under investigation. A motorist saw the smouldering ruins of the cabin as he drove along Waco Road early Monday. More...

Tardy attends leadership conference

Pam Tardy, Prudenville, was among the attendees June 14-17 at the 52nd annual Life Leadership Conference at Kettunen Center near Tustin. More...

KCC offers tuition aid to guard members

Kirtland Community College will award tuition assistance to eligible members of the Michigan Air and Army National Guard under an agreement signed by representatives of KCC and the National Guard. Dr. Charles D. Rorie, KCC President, and Maj. Gen. More...

FIA launches Project Zero in county

By Cheryl Mendham Community leaders and agency representatives gathered June 29 in Prudenville to learn about Project Zero, MichiganÕs program designed to help people get off welfare. Lt. Gov. More...

July 10 is deadline to register for primary

Monday, July 10, is the deadline for registering to vote in the Aug. 8 primary election. More...

Bluegill Fest, arts show continues festivities

The Fourth of July may be over, but a weekend of festive events remains ahead in Roscommon County. The 51st annual St. More...

Antlerless applications accepted to Aug. 1

The application period for antlerless deer hunting licenses for the 2000 deer hunting season began July 1 and runs through Aug. 1 at 1,700 authorized license dealers and at many Department of Natural Resources offices throughout the state. More...

Elk license application deadline July 15

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that July 15 is the deadline for Michigan residents to apply for 2000 elk hunting licenses. More...

Crummer wins KART mid-season championship

Jim Crummer earned the win in the 10HP Tecumseh Feature race last Friday night. More...

Seder takes third straight Merritt feature

By Linda Sherwood In some of the best action of the season, Merritt Speedway fans were treated to an action packed night of racing Saturday. More...

Experienced coach to lead KCC athletics

A former coach at Central Michigan University, the University of Detroit and Highland Park Community College has been named athletic director and menÕs basketball coach of the Kirtland Community College Firebirds. Glen R. More...

Mr. TimÕs wins slugfest with Raiders, keeps lead

Mr. TimÕs Northern Bar and the Houghton Raiders had a slugfest going in the first inning of their Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball game, Monday night, but when the dust settled Mr. TimÕs won 25-13. More...

Edward Nathan Dowland

Edward Nathan Dowland Higgins Lake businessman Edward Nathan Dowland, 46, died July 4, 2000 at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. Visitation will be July 6, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Markey Community Baptist Church. More...

Beverly Mae Kelly

Beverly Mae Kelly, 62, Houghton Lake, died July 5, 2000, at her home. A service officiated by Fr. Richard Seifferly is planned for Saturday, July 8, at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake. Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township. More...

Maurice V. McLain

Former Houghton Lake businessman Maurice V. ÒMacÓ McLain, 77, St. Helen, died June 27, 2000, at St. Lukes Hospital, Saginaw. Swartz Funeral Home, Grand Blanc, provided arrangements; a service was held June 29. More...

Lloyd Clyde Polzin

Prudenville resident Lloyd ÒClydeÓ Polzin, 79, died at his home July 9, 2000. Services will be held from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Fr. John Ladd officiating. Burial will be in Denton Township Cemetery. More...

Postal service looking for a few good square feet

The U.S. Postal Service is in the process of trying to find a new home for a fast-growing Prudenville post office according to Postmaster David Harned. More...

Cumberland Princess to ply Houghton Lake

By Cheryl Mendham Boaters and fishermen will soon catch sight of Òthe big oneÓ at Houghton Lake. In fact, it was drawing crowds before it was ever dropped in the water. More...

Overturned tanker causes delay; threatens damage

Dick Geiger, St. Louis, was not injured when his tanker truck, owned by Scotland Oil, filled with 17,000 gallons of gasoline jack-knifed July 7 in Merritt. However, the incident marred his 30-year record of accident-free driving. More...

State school boards honor COOR leaders

All seven 1999-2000 members of the COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education were honored by the Michigan Association of School Boards in Hillman recently for their participation in training sessions. More...

Dale new president of G-H school board

Thomas Dale was elected president of the Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education at the boardÕs annual organizational meeting July 5. As president Dale succeeds E. James Scott, who had been president four years. More...

Bluegill Fest lists prize winners

Those who entered floats in the St. Helen Bluegill Festival parade were not the only ones to win prizes at the 51st annual festival last weekend. More...

Relay for Life raises funds, awareness July 22-23

Preparations are under way for this yearÕs Roscommon County 24-hour Relay for Life, scheduled to take place July 22-23 at the track of Houghton Lake High SchoolÕs Bobcat Field. More...

MUCC proposes deer baiting, feeding ban as end to TB outbreak

A resolution calling for the end of baiting and feeding of deer in MichiganÕs Lower Peninsula as part of efforts to rid the regionÕs whitetail deer herd of bovine tuberculosis was overwhelmingly approved June 25, by delegates to the 63rd annual conve More...

Cars race three abreast in feature; Daggett picks up Sprint win

By Linda Sherwood For race fans, it doesnÕt get better than watching two race cars line up bumper to bumper heading for the checkered flag, that is until you see three race cars lined up bumper to bumper heading for the checkered flag. More...

North Shore, Back Door split; Hines Haus shares second

North Shore Lounge and Back Door Saloon split their double header Thursday night which allowed Hines Haus to grab a piece of second place in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League with their two victories. More...

Not catching fish spurs slip bobber invention

Fishermen that are not catching fish can come up with many reasons why fish are not biting. But, how do you explain fishing with two poles, both identical in every respect but one, and only one, pole is attracting and bringing in fish. More...

Linda L. Davis

Linda L. Davis, 55, died July 12, 2000, at her Prudenville home. A service is planned for Saturday, July 15, at 11 a.m. at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, with Pastor Steve Fowler officiating. Visitation is Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Richard A. Stahl

Richard A. Stahl, 83, Ithaca, died July 16, 2000, at Schnepp Health Care Center, St. Louis. A service is planned for Wednesday, July 19, at Alward-Carter Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Pastor Keith Wise is to officiate. More...

Shirley L. Taylor

Shirley L. Taylor, 67, Prudenville, died July 15, 2000. A service is set for Wednesday, July 19, at the Osgood Funeral home, with burial in Mt. Rest Cemetery. Pastor Cayle Beagle is to officiate. More...

Noel V. Miller

Services for Noel V. Miller, 81, Lyon Township, are scheduled for 11 a.m. July 19 at St. HubertÕs Catholic Church, Higgins Lake. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Lyon Township, is to follow the funeral, to be conducted by the Rev. Richard Seifferly. Mr. More...

Lake association to help pay for dam

The St. Helen Lake Association and individual association members plan to contribute a total of about $3,000 toward the cost of renovations to the Lake St. Helen dam. More...

Mertz named commander of Post 75, Houghton Lake

Sergeant David Mertz was been chosen as the new post commander at Michigan State Police Post 75 recently, and will take over as acting post commander on June 14.His promotion to post commander and first lieutenant will occur in mid-July. More...

Roscommon organizations land three foundation grants

The North Central Michigan Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $2,864 to three Roscommon County organizations and $4,400 in scholarships to eight recent graduates of Roscommon High School. More...

Charles R. and Marion (Walker) Brown

A joint memorial service of Marion (Walker) and Charles Ralph Brown is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Denison Recital Hall at Art Reach, 319 South University, Mt. Pleasant. A reception will follow at the Mt. More...

Seven teachers, administrators retire, resign at Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake Community Schools district will be losing several teachers and administrators this summer, as some have retired and some plan to move on to other employment. Peggy Diss was hired as principal for Prudenville Elementary in 1992. More...

Houghton Lake High School seniors earn over $150,000

A total of $151,999 was awarded in scholarships at the Senior Honor Awards Program at the Houghton Lake High School auditorium May 27. For three hours, graduating seniors were recognized for their achievements during their high school careers. More...

Community college preferred by many HLHS graduates

Receiving their diplomas at Houghton Lake High School commencement ceremonies Sunday were 131 seniors. More...

Huselton, Ramoie, Saxton, McDonald capture KART wins

Greg Huselton, Ron Ramoie, Paula Saxton and Charles McDonald drove to feature victories Friday night at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway. Huselton won the 10 h.p. More...

Jevicks tapped for JPC 2nd team All Conference

RoscommonÕs Dawn Jevicks was the only softball player from Roscommon and Houghton Lake to earn first or second team recognition Jack Pine Conference All Conference. Jevicks was named to the second teamÕs infield. More...

Back Door adds three wins to stay unbeaten in men's softball

Back Door Saloon kept its season undefeated Monday night by beating Meigs Builders 15-5 and also picked up two victories in make-up games, over the Raiders 17-7 and ShenaniganÕs 25-7. In other Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball action Mr. More...

Antique car show begins Saturday

The 23rd annual Inland Lakes Region AACA car show will be on the grounds of Collins Elementary Saturday and Sunday. The show begins at 8 a.m. with registration for the car show and a swap meet. More...

Rise in swimmer's itch cases signals caution

A recent rise in the number of cases of swimmerÕs itch in both Houghton and Higgins Lakes has health officials urging swimmers to take a few simple precautions to avoid contracting the uncomfortable disease. More...

Voters given options to ease school overcrowding

By James Briggs A board-approved bond proposal was presented to community members by newly elected Houghton Lake Community Schools President Frank Peshick during ÒA Call for HelpÓ meeting July 18 at Houghton Lake Middle School. More...

Correction

Information regarding the postal cancellation in the Relay for Life, to be held July 22-23 at Houghton Lake High School, published in last weekÕs Resorter was incorrect. The U.S. More...

Prudenville power outage caused by downed tree

About 5,900 Prudenville residents were affected by a one-hour power outage July 14. More...

Swider makes the most of experience in Ireland

Sean Swider, 1997 Houghton Lake High School graduate and senior at Albion College, attended the University of College Cork in Ireland for the winter semester. Swider made the most of his adventure by involving himself in many activities. More...

DEQ Internet site a new process for environmental education

The Department of Environmental Quality is launching its environmental education Internet site, which provides science-based information for all levels of interest, Director Russell Harding has announced. More...

Bucks end Bobcats' bid for District softball title

The Roscommon gained a little revenge from two earlier season softball losses to the Houghton Lake Bobcats Saturday in Kalkaska and ended the Bobcat varsityÕs hope for a District Softball Tournament title. More...

Candidates to face public in St. Helen

If you'd like to know where candidates stand on the issues, especially those pertaining to Richfield Township, a July 26 Candidates Night could provide the answers. More...

DNR to issue more turkey licenses

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds fall turkey hunters that July 1 through Aug. 1 is the period to apply for a 2000 Michigan fall turkey hunting license. More...

All-stars shine on field in last games of season

Tee Ball and Little League All-Stars played their final games of the 2000 season July 15 at the field behind the Houghton Lake State Police post. More...

Lady Luck leads Hilliker to first Late Model Feature win

You just never know whatÕs going to happen until the checkered flag flies at Merritt Speedway. Seder led the entire Late Model Feature except for two laps. Unfortunately for Seder, they were the last two laps of the race. More...

Jaguars take women's title

The Lady Jaguars of Lansing are champions of the 19th annual Houghton Lake WomenÕs Softball League Invitational Tournament, held July 15 and 16. Houghton Lake teams participating included Limberlost Lounge, Back Door Saloon and North Shore Lounge. More...

Harriett C. Shrodes

Harriett C. Shrodes, 86, Higgins Lake, died July 19, 2000 at Grayling Mercy Hospital. Services are scheduled at Christler Funeral Home for 11 a.m. July 22 with Pastor Dan Swab officiating. Burial will be in North Star Cemetery. More...

Bobcat athletes made 1998-99 seasons memorable for fans

Although Houghton Lake High SchoolÕs sports teams didnÕt claim major titles several athletes made major contributions to their teams and some teams showed improvement from previous seasons during the school year. More...

Dale V. McKee Jr.

Dale V. McKee Jr., 62, Houghton Lake, died July 21, 2000, at his home. The Rev. Carl Heidel will officiate a service at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, Monday, July 24, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery. Mr. More...

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JoAnne McMillan

JoAnne McMillan, 71, died July 22, 2000, at her home in Houghton Lake Heights. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, July 24, at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, with the Rev. Calvin D. Long officiating. More...

Richard W. Chapman

Richard W. Chapman, 76, Prudenville, died after a short illness July 24, 2000, at Cadillac Mercy Hospital. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Prudenville Thursday, July 27 at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Pruden will officiate. More...

Dorothy E. Bilder

Dorothy E. Bilder, 81, of Houghton Lake died July 23, 2000, at her home after a long illness. Christler Funeral Home is serving the family. She was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Gladwin. Her parents were James and Mildred (Wallace) Smith. More...

Frank Langworthy

Frank Langworthy, 55, of Houghton Lake died July 22, 2000, at Grayling Mercy Hospital of an extended illness. Private family rites will take place in New York. Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home of Prudenville is serving the family. More...

Former educator, writer Gayle B. Saxton dies

Retired Houghton Lake educator, sports writer-columnist for the Resorter and coach, Gayle B. Saxton, died July 22, 2000 at the Michigan Masonic Home, Alma. More...

Bands to lead fair entertainment

By James Briggs The Roscommon County Fair Board, in an effort to appeal to younger audiences, has scheduled two local bands to play one show each at this yearÕs Roscommon County Fair. Mushroom Ann will be performing August 4 from 7:30 p.m. More...

Changes are here for Michigan's electric utility customers

The Customer Choice and Reliability Act (Public Act 141 of 2000), signed by Governor Engler June 3, requires an immediate rate reduction for customers of MichiganÕs two largest electric utility companies and includes provisions to protect consumer ri More...

Roscommon girl named Miss Michigan Jr. Teen

Mandi Sinnaeve, a 15-year-old Roscommon High School sophomore, was crowned Miss Michigan Jr. Teen at the state pageant at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn recently. Miss Sinnaeve will represent Michigan at the 2000 National Miss American Jr. More...

Relay for Life brings in more than $25,000 for cancer society

This yearÕs American Cancer Society Relay for Life July 22-23 at the Houghton Lake Bobcat Field raised more than $25,000. More...

Gallagher receives delay of sentence

Volunteer fireman for Gerrish Township, Terry J. Gallagher, 56, Roscommon, received a one-year delay of sentence in 34th Circuit Court Tuesday from Judge Ronald Bergeron after pleading no contest to negligent homicide. More...

Special Olympics athletes advance to state competition

MichiganÕs Special Olympics athletes who have been successful in local golf and softball competitions now advance to the state competition, the Summer Sports Classic, July 28-29. More...

North Shore defeats C.A.T.S., claims first place

North Shore Lounge (10-1) claimed sole possession of first place Thursday in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League with a 30-4 win over C.A.T.S. More...

Marcoullier takes Tecumseh win at Friday's KART Speedway

Dona Marcoullier took the 10 HP Tecumseh win at Friday nightÕs Houghton Lake KART Speedway. Zach Mallory won the Micros (5-9), Rob Huffmaster won the Rookie Jr. More...

Rieger hits 4-4 with a homerun; Markey Baptist stays perfect

Just one more win will give Markey Community Baptist their second perfect record in three seasons. Last week, the Baptists came from behind to defeat St. MichaelÕs Catholic 12-7 for their 12th straight win. More...

Kirtland's Firebirds setting roster for new season; sign Dull

Coach Glen Donahue of Kirtland Community CollegeÕs menÕs basketball team has been working hard on setting the roster for the teamÕs first season in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. More...

Phyllis M. White

Phyllis Marie White, 87, Houghton Lake, died July 28, 2000 at her home. Services were held July 31 at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake. Fr. John Ladd officiated. Visitation will be Monday an hour prior to the funeral. More...

Montie Rosemary

Roscommon County SheriffÕs Marine Patrol Supervisor Montie Ray Rosemary, 58, St. Helen, died suddenly at West Branch Regional Medical Center June 10, 1999. Charles M. More...

George Frank Millard

George Frank Millard, 74, died at his home in Roscommon July 19, 2000. Services were held at the Roscommon Free Methodist Church July 21. Pastor David S. Stevens officiated. Burial was in Gerrish Township Cemetery. More...

Gerald Eanes

Gerald W. Eanes, 58, St. Helen, died after a long illness July 31, 2000, at Bay Medical Center in Bay City. Services will be held at Christler Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The Rev. Steve Fowler will officiate. Mr. More...

Robert Schuler

Robert J. Schuler, 80, Houghton Lake, died unexpectedly at his home July 24, 2000. Services were held July 28 at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville. The Rev. Calvin D. Long officiated. Burial was in Denton Township Cemetery. Mr. More...

Roy Caudill

Roy D. ÒRedÓ Caudill, 57, Roscommon, died at his home July 29, 2000. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were made by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon. He was born in Ohio on Sept. 16, 1942. More...

33-year law veteran appointed sheriff

Francis ÒFranÓ Staley, a 33-year law enforcement veteran, became Roscommon County Sheriff at midnight Tuesday. Staley was appointed to the position Monday afternoon by a panel consisting of Probate Judge Douglas C. Dosson, county Clerk Robert W. More...

Civil War drama to highlight Round-up

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society's 28th Annual Round-up takes place at the Historical Village on M-55 this weekend. Organizers said it should be the biggest and best yet. It all starts at 10 a.m. More...

Class of 1985 to hold reunion

The Houghton Lake High School Class of 1985 will hold its 15-year class reunion Saturday at the Elks Club of Houghton Lake. Cocktails and mingling will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will start at 7 p.m. More...

Kirtland housing filling up fast

Student registration housing officials at Kirtland Community College report that the limited on-campus housing to be offered to fall semester students is going fast and advise students who will need housing to contact the college immediately. More...

Civil War meal, play scheduled at Houghton Lake High Saturday

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society is planning an honest-to-goodness Civil War era dinner preceeding its play, "Civil War Women," at Houghton Lake High School Saturday. More...

Counterfeit suspects bound over

Two Higgins Lake residents were bound over to Circuit Court when they waived preliminary examination in 83rd District Court last week on charges of passing counterfeit money. Cullen D. More...

Mercy dedicates Prudenville Center

Mercy Community Health Center, Prudenville, in conjunction with its owner, Trinity Health, and its partner, Munson Health Care, opened its doors for an open house July 26. More...

Rain cancels Merritt races

Mother Nature was the winner last Saturday at Merritt Speedway. Races were canceled early in the afternoon due to rain. This Saturday, Merritt Speedway will host a full show. Weather forecasters seem to love to predict rain, gloom and doom. More...

Õ99 deer harvest was up in U.P., down elsewhere

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources estimates 544,895 deer were harvested during all hunting seasons in 1999. Of the total deer harvested, 279,018 were antlerless and 265,877 were antlered. More...

North Shore wins men's tournament

North Shore Lounge won three games on its way to a tournament championship in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League. After drawing a first round bye, North Shore beat Kilkare, 17-5, to move on to the third round. More...

Russell W. Bouck

Russell William Bouck, 80, Elsie, formerly of Higgins Lake, died July 28, 2000, at Memorial Healthcare Center in Owosso. Services were held July 31 at Smith Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel. More...

Terry M. Hostman

Terry M. Hostman, 31, Higgins Lake, died Aug. 5, 2000, at his home. Services will be held at a later date. Christler Funeral Home is providing arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Michigan. Mr. More...

Leon Yurcso

Leon Yurcso, 87, former owner of the Yurcso Motel in Prudenville, died Aug. 1, 2000. He and wife, Eleanor, lived in Prudenville for 40 years. Born in Newark, NJ, Mr. Yurcso worked as a construction operating engineer. More...

Virginia Hanson

Virginia L. Hanson, 77, Higgins Lake, died at her home on Aug. 7, 2000. Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 2:30 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Roscommon. Pastor Brad Lewis will officiate. More...

Minta E. 'Emmy' Rhinehart

Minta E. ÒEmmyÓ Rhinehart, 66, Roscommon, died at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City Aug. 6, 2000. Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon. The Rev. John K. Price will officiate. More...

Primary voters oust Carlson, Hines

Gerrish Township Superivsor Kenneth Carlson and Roscommon Township Clerk Melinda ÒMindyÓ Hines will leave office at the end of this year after losing nomination bids in the primary election Tuesday. More...

Public library to demonstrate new computers

The Houghton Lake Public Library will celebrate the arrival of additional public access computers Aug. 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with an open house. More...

Kirtland helps special population

Professional counselors and supervisors from Michigan Rehabilitation Services representing 21 counties in northern Lower Michigan will gather for a district meeting at Kirtland Community College Aug. 21. More...

KCC offers new flexible format for some classes

Kirtland Community College will offer some programs and courses in a more convenient, flexible and self-paced format. ÒFlexible Learning EXperienceÓ will be implemented this fall. More...

Houghton Lake to register middle, high school students

Middle and high school students new to the Houghton Lake Community Schools district may register Aug. 15-17 and 22-23. More...

Roscommon branch office closed for repair

The Roscommon Secretary of State branch office at 110 Union St. is closed temporarily due to problems with heating, ventilation and the air-conditioning system. The branch office is expected to remain closed through September. More...

Houghton Lake Flats part of MSU loosestrife project

The Houghton Lake Flats marsh recently became a part of a Michigan State University project to control the growth of purple loosestrife in the state. More...

Legislative challenges to wait until November

Candidates for state and federal legislative offices serving Roscommon County had no competition for party nominations in the primary election Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Spencer Abraham received 3,771 Republican votes in the county. More...

Hunter safety class planned at MacMullan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer a hunter education class Aug. 25-27 in the lower classroom of the MacMullan Conference Center, east of the North Higgins Lake State Park. Participants must be 12 years old by Dec. More...

First-time Merritt racer wins Late Model event

The action at Merritt Speedway was fast, but brief Saturday night as rain clouds interrupted the semi-feature events, calling a halt to the nightÕs racing. More...

Crummer recaptures Tecumseh win

Jim Crummer took the win in last Friday nights 10-hp Tecumseh Feature at Houghton Lake KART Speedway races. More...

Arthur H. Griebel

Arthur H. Griebel, 64, Houghton Lake, died Aug. 8, 2000, at his home. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, with Pastor William Winter officiating. Cremation has taken place. Mr. More...

Elizabeth "Chic" Williams

Elizabeth ÒChicÓ Williams, 87, Houghton Lake, died Aug. 10, 2000, at Michigan Masonic Home, Alma. A service at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, is set for Monday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. Visitation is Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Emily E. Reaser

Former NBD mortgage clerk Emily E. Reaser, 83, died Aug. 11, in Traverse City at the Bortz Nursing Center. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Gerrish Township Cemetery with Fr. Anthony Citro officiating. Mrs. Reaser was born Jan. More...

Frank H. Hodge

Services for Frank H. Hodge, 78, St. Helen, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, St. Helen, is to follow the service, to be conducted by Pastor Ken Peterson. Mr. More...

COOR honors area students

C.O.O.R. Intermediate School District honored students in the six-county area at its 1999 Talent Search and Meritorious Achievement program May 19 at Roscommon High School. Each student highlighted earned a $500 scholarship and a certificate. More...

Center looking for volunteers

The Kirtland Volunteer Action Center is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of volunteer jobs in various public and private agencies in Roscommon, Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties. More...

Grant to allow more patrols on village streets

More police patrols, including some at night, are planned in Roscommon Village, where a new federal COPS grant will allow the village to contract with the Roscommon County SheriffÕs Department for a second police officer. More...

Kirtland to begin president search

Kirtland Community College Trustees expect to begin advertising this month for applicants to replace Dr. Dorothy Franke, who will retire as college president Sept. 30. More...

Lutherans scramble to top of church league standings

St. John Lutheran claimed first place in the Roscommon County Church Softball League last week, slipping past the previous leader, Houghton Lake Bible, 10-9. The teams battled into extra innings to break 9-9 tie. More...

North Shore, Hines Haus share womenÕs lead with Back Door

A slim 6-5 victory for North Shore Lounge and a near blow-out for Hines Haus pulled both teams up into a three-way league tie with Back Door Saloon in Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball last week. North Shore bested Back Door in seven innings. More...

Burning Oak changes hands

By Thomas Reznich Ronald and Christine Cain of Milford are the new owners of Burning Oak Country Club, which they purchased from the Murphy family on May 28. The Murphys had owned and operated the course since 1979. More...

United Way distributes funds to 27 agencies

Roscommon County United Way has allocated funds from its 1999 campaign to 27 agencies and is gearing up for its 2000 drive. United Way achieved its $85,000 goal last year. More...

Kemp speaks at habitat dedication

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp spoke during dedication ceremonies for Roscommon County Habitat for HumanityÕs 20th home on Mohican Avenue in Markey Township June 4. More...

Habitat homes walls delivered with a little help

The walls for two new Habitat for Humanity homes were delivered to their construction sites at Houghton Lake Tuesday morning, with help from a couple of friendly Houghton Lake construction workers. More...

Corps of Engineers may help with milfoil attack plan

By Thomas Reznich ItÕs not exactly the U.S. More...

Meeting to explain how DNR manages deer

Michigan Department of Natural Resources biologists will provide information and explain the DNR's deer management principles during a meeting at Roscommon High School next Tuesday. More...

Sportsmanship video part of meet the teams night

The first athletic event of the fall season, Meet the Team Night, kicks off the season Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Houghton Lake High School gymnasium. The event is open to the public and parents of athletes. More...

North Shore leads womens league

North Shore Lounge is in first place by only one half of a game this week after Back Door Saloon defeated Hines Haus 26-13 in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

Mr. Tim's grabs men's league lead with 8-7 victory

Mr. TimÕs wrapped up first place last week by defeating Back Door Saloon 8-7 in The Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League. Kilkare took sole possession of third place with a 16-6 win over Bud Light. More...

Alcohol arrests rise in 1999, fatalities increase too

Despite an increase in alcohol-related traffic arrests in 1999, MichiganÕs alcohol-related traffic deaths increased, from 525 in 1998 to 541 in 1999. Alcohol arrests rose to 61,803 in 1999, up from 60,971 in 1998. More...

Civil War dinner, play part of Historical Round-up

Nearly 300 people attended the Houghton Lake Area Historical SocietyÕs 28th annual Round-up Aug. 5 and 6, two sunny days filled with fun events. On display were crafts, an operating print shop, blacksmith shop, sawmill, barber shop and post office. More...

Area kids exposed to fine arts in camp

By Cheryl Mendham Children from Houghton Lake Community Schools and a few who are vacationing in the Roscommon County area are attending a fine arts camp at Houghton Lake High School until tomorrow (Friday). More...

KCC offering off-campus classes

In addition to its regular classes, Kirtland Community College will again offer both telecourses and on-line courses for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 28. More...

Judges reach different conclusions on road ends

Roscommon CountyÕs two Circuit Judges have reached differing conclusions about what activities are permissible on Higgins Lake road ends in two separate cases involving Lyon Township subdivisions. More...

Denton Twp. appoints land use officer

By a vote of four to one, Denton Township secretary Candi Stroh was appointed land use officer at a salary of $8.50 per hour Aug. 2. The township board made the decision after much discussion. Treasurer Carolyn Pietchak cast the only ÒnoÓ vote. More...

H. Christine Kleinsorge

H. Christine Kleinsorge, 62, St. Helen, died Aug. 14, 2000 at her home. She was born in Detroit, June 23, 1938, the daughter of John and Mary (Sutherland) McGregor. She had worked as a teacherÕs aide. More...

Commissioner resigns to accept Denton post

The senior member of the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners resigned Monday to accept appointment as Denton Township Treasurer. Richard F. Kobman of Dist. More...

The week's weather

The weather last week at Houghton Lake began warm with a high of 89 on the 10th and a low of 58 then cooled down to a high of 63 on the 15th and a low of 37. There was 3.81Ó of precipitation during the week of June 9-15. More...

John Harry Campbell

John Harry Campbell, 61, died Aug. 16, 2000, at his Houghton Lake home. Dr. James N. Kent will officiate a service at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, Monday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. Mr. Campbell was born Dec. More...

Barbara J. Simmons

Barbara J. Simmons, 70, St. Helen, died June 17, 1999, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Ray Cypher will serve as Acting Chaplain at a service at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch, June 21 at 1 p.m. More...

Classes resume Tuesday for Houghton Lake

The 2000-2001 year for Houghton Lake Community Schools begins next Tuesday with a full day of classes. There will be no school Sept. 1 and 4, a four-day Labor Day weekend. Daily class hours have been extended by 15 minutes. More...

G-H Schools schedule post-Labor Day start

For the first time in several years, students at Gerrish-Higgins Schools in Roscommon and St. Helen will not begin their academic year before Labor Day. Classes will resume Sept. 5. More...

Project Hope's pantry bare due to funding cuts

For 17 years Project Hope, in Prudenville, has been supplementing the food pantries of 250 to 350 Roscommon County residents each month. Most of the clients are retirees with limited income. More...

Blood drive Monday in Roscommon

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will conduct a blood drive in Roscommon next Monday. Hours at the First Congregational Church, Main at George Street, will be noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

Black Iron Days scheduled at Hartwick Pines

Hartwick Pines State Park will be holding Black Iron Days Aug. 26 and Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

HLHS alumni wanted to help plan homecoming events

Houghton Lake High SchoolÕs Homecoming committee is looking for alumni members to help with the planning of festivities this year. More...

COOR Board overcomes divsion, chooses president

After deferring a decision last month, when two of its seven members were absent, the COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education Aug. 9 elected senior member Robert Carpenter, Mio, president. With all members present, Dr. More...

Flag football to start for middle schoolers

For third through sixth grade Houghton Lake students interested in playing flag football, there will be a sign-up August 30 from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Houghton Lake High School cafeteria. More...

Mr. Tim's plays for fun in final men's league game

After clinching their third straight title in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slow-Pitch Softball League Mr. More...

Safe gun handling features laser shot gun

A Safe Gun Handling program featuring a laser equipped Mossberg shot gun in a variety of hunting conditions will be a feature of the Hunter Education program Aug. 25-27 at the MacMullen Conference Center, Higgins Lake. More...

Steele takes first in Tecumseh feature

Mitch Steele placed first in the 10-hp Tecumseh Feature at last Friday nightÕs Houghton Lake KART Speedway races. Feature race results are as follows: John King Jr. won the Micros(5-9), Dwight Goff won the Rookie Jr. More...

The translation of Coach speak

With tomorrow (Friday) marking the official beginning of the fall sports season, it also marks the end of another long, and often boring, summer sports season. What does this mean? More...

Bucks looking to build new identity on gridiron

By James Briggs When Steve Bednarik, Roscommon Bucks linebacker and tight end, approached BucksÕ Head Coach Tim Klein over the summer about possibly moving from tight end to running back, Klein told him heÕd think about it. More...

Curtice E. Hearns

Curtice E. Hearns, 89, Houghton Lake, died Aug. 24, 2000, at his home. Pastor Bryan Thompson will officiate a service Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery. Mr. More...

Marie C. Williams

Marie C. Williams, 76, of Higgins Lake, died Aug. 26, 2000, at Tendercare Nursing Center, Gaylord. Services will be held on Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Roscommon. The Rev. Anthony Citro will officiate. More...

Edith B. Guss

Edith B. Guss, 84, Prudenville, died June 21, 1999, at King Nursing Centre, Houghton Lake. The Rev. Charles Marble will officiate a service June 24 at 11 a.m. at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake. More...

Alma L. Reynolds

Alma L. Reynolds, 90, Houghton Lake, died at Tuscola County Medical Care Facility June 18, 1999. A service planned for June 25 at 11 a.m. will be officiated by Pastor Charles Marble. Roscommon Township Cemetery is the burial site. More...

Myrtle M. Baragar

Myrtle M. Baragar, 98, Prudenville, died June 21, 1999 in Bay Medical Care Facility. Services will be held at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, at 1 p.m. on June 23 with Pastor Virgil Endsley officiating. More...

Gerrish-Higgins Schools to open doors next Tuesday

Students will return to their classrooms at Gerrish-Higgins Schools in Roscommon and St. Helen next Tuesday. The districtÕs teachers have been on the job all this week, participating in "professional development" activities. More...

Spray program, virus keep moth population in check

Roscommon County's spraying program, combined with a naturally-occurring virus, kept the gypsy moth population down this year. "We haven't seen any serious defoliation anywhere," Gypsy Moth Coordinator Brian Crouch told county commissioners Aug. 24. More...

Viewing the problem

VIEWING THE PROBLEM U. S. Senator Carl Levin took time Friday to see for himself the infestation of watermilfoil in Houghton Lake. George Pappas showed Levin the infestation from the Elks Lodge on the south shore. More...

Craft show Sept. 2-3 at middle school

The Houghton Lake Arts and Crafts Association, established in 1974, will present its 7th annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show Sept. 2 and 3 in the Houghton Lake Middle School gym. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Oct. 7 disposal day to help clean out storage areas

As Roscommon County residents look for space to put away their summer "toys" for the season, several agencies are cooperating to provide a safe way to dispose of hazardous materials that may have accumulated in residents' garages, basements and stora More...

Trailblazers plan pig roast

The Houghton Lake Trailblazers Snowmobile Club will host a pig roast on Sept. 9, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Historical Village. The event is the clubÕs annual meeting and election of officers. The public is welcome. More...

Walking tour to highlight six historical buildings

Roscommon County is only 125 years old, but already most of the buildings from its early days have disappeared, and today's residents have little connection with the past. The Roscommon Area Historical Society is hoping that a Sept. More...

Stolen snowmobiles recovered by police

Two stolen snowmobiles, one of them belonging to a Roscommon County Sheriff's deputy, were recovered from a pole barn south of Houghton Lake early Monday. Two suspects were arrested. More...

Snowmobile safety class planned in November

The Roscommon-Higgins Trail Cruisers will host a Snowmobile Safety Class Nov. 11, 2000 from 8 a.m. until around 4 p.m. The class will take place at the Roscommon Community Center, 510 South St., Roscommon 48653; telephone (517) 275-8421. More...

Crummer wins Tecumseh feature at KART

Jim Crummer won last Friday nightÕs 10HP Tecumseh Feature race at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway. Other feature winners were Josh Hobson in the Micros(5-9), Jordon Pruitt in the Rookie Jr. More...

JV Bucks come from behind to beat Vikings

Although RoscommonÕs junior varsity football team surged to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter of its season opener at Grayling Aug. 24, the JV Bucks had to come from behind to take a 28-26 win. More...

North Shore, Back Door may play for league title

North Shore Lounge, leaders in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League, and Back Door Saloon may face each other tonight (Thursday) in a playoff game for the league title at 7 oÕclock at the Roscommon Township diamond. More...

Rosco cagers fall to Falcons

RoscommonÕs varsity basketball team lost to Ogemaw High School at TuesdayÕs game in West Branch 49-26. Things got off to a slow start with the Falcons doubling the score at the end of the first half, 16-8. More...

Cold spell costs Bobcats first cage game of season

A cold spell in the scoring department cost the Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity basketball team its first game Tuesday night playing Kalkaska, 65-45 in a non-conference game. More...

Coyotes run past Bobcats to win opener 37-22

An early lead turned into a game of catch-up for the Houghton Lake varsity football team Friday night in their non-conference encounter with Reed CityÕs Coyotes. More...

Willard D. Bill Burton

Former Houghton Lake resident Willard D. ÒBillÓ Burton, 63, Bonita Springs, FL, died suddenly Aug. 29, 2000. He was a native of Houghton Lake but had lived in Bonita Springs the past 13 years. More...

John "Jack" Danieleski

John ÒJackÓ Danieleski, 64, Houghton Lake, died at his home June 22, 1999. Services will be held at St. James Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday. Father Richard Seifferly will officiate. Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township. More...

Stolen vehicles recovered, one arrested

A Houghton Lake man was arrested for stealing a pickup truck from the Pineview Highlands Golf Course parking lot Aug. 31. More...

Roscommon Township determines winter taxes

Winter 2000 taxes to be levied in Roscommon Township will total 5.2201 mills ($5.2201 per $1,000 taxable value), the township board resolved Tuesday. More...

Growing animal resuce forces family to seek funding

Ruth Fruehauf of Maple Valley has spent most of her life caring for injured, orphaned and abandoned animals, but since starting the Roscommon County Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation six years ago, her hobby has become a vocation. More...

Group gives awards for frivolous lawsuits

A lawsuit against a blind man who accidentally stepped on a shopperÕs foot has edged out a case filed by a college student who fell out of his dorm window while ÒmooningÓ friends to receive the first annual Whiplash! More...

Grant applications available from foundation

The fall grant cycle has begun for the Roscommon County committee of North Central Michigan Community Foundation. Grant applications are available for mini-grants for up to $300 and common grant requests for up to $2,500. More...

Skiba scores 5th ace at Pineview

Roscommon resident Joe Skiba is an unusual golfer. Skiba scored his fifth hole-in-one Aug. 17 on the fourth hole at Pineview Highlands, Houghton Lake. The 225-yard ace was accomplished with a five-wood. More...

Seder claims 10th season title, Kurth upsets Banning

By Linda Sherwood The 2000 racing season at Merritt Speedway has ended and Late Model driver Frank Seder has once again claimed the seasonÕs points championship. This is SederÕs 10th championship win. More...

Falcons press wears down Bobcats

The Houghton Lake Bobcats varsity basketball team fell to Ogemaw Heights, 30-53, Aug. 31. The Bobcats led, 11-10, after the first quarter, but were outscored, 12-3, in the second, leaving the Falcons with a halftime lead of 22-14. More...

Tawas, McBain Fall to Bobcat soccer squad

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team defeated Tawas 4-1Tuesday in their first game at Bobcat Field this season. Added to three Northern Michigan Soccer League victories, including an 11-0 romp against McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Aug. More...

Bucks potent offense downs Kalkaska 43-6

The Roscommon Bucks romped to a 43-6 varsity football victory at Kalkaska Aug. 31. After winning both their non-conference games, the Bucks open their Jack Pine Conference season at Beaverton (1-1) tomorrow (Friday). More...

Glennys H. Tiepel

Glennys H. Tiepel, 80, Houghton Lake, died Sept. 7, 2000, at King Nursing Centre. The Rev. Calvin Long will officiate a service at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery. More...

Bruce B. Corner

Bruce B. Corner, 62, Prudenville, died Sept. 8, 2000, at his home. A service will be held Monday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, with Ron Peters officiating. Burial will be in Denton Township Cemetery. More...

Preschool adds new teacher

Mrs. Char Fitzgerald will be the director of the three-year-olds program next fall at New Day Preschool, Houghton Lake. She joins Mrs. Sue Harvey, who will return for her seventh year as director of the four-year-old-s program. More...

Board's tie vote kills funds for St. Helen dam

A tie vote of the Richfield Township Board June 15 means the township will not be contributing toward the cost of repairs to the Lake St. Helen dam. More...

Youth council doles out money to organizations

The Ogemaw-Roscommon-Crawford Area Youth Advisory Council recently awarded $1,700 to area organizations at its final grant review meeting for the 1998-1999 school year. More...

911 wants updated information

Roscommon CountyÕs 911 Director Dawn LaCasse is asking county residents to submit information to Central Dispatch so the agency can update its records to provide better service. More...

United Way annoucnes allocations

Roscommon County United Way has announced the organizations and agencies which will receive funding from the 1998-99 campaign. More...

Vocational recognition

Vocational recognition ÒUPS EdÓ Ed Piglowski was surprised to learn Monday that the Houghton Lake Rotary awarded him with its Vocational Award for service to the community through his business contacts. More...

County to inveil master plan update

Residents of seven Roscommon County townships will have a chance to review and comment on the countyÕs proposed master plan report at public hearings next week. More...

Scores Ace

Davison golfer Pat Adolph shot a hole-in-one June 6 at White Deer Country Club, Prudenville. Adolph, a member of the Davison Country Club, was golfing in the Houghton Lake Open Golf Tournament. He score the hole-in-one on the No. More...

NMHS provides free physicals for HL athletes

Northern Michigan Health Services will offer free sports physicals to Houghton Lake High School, Middle School and Our Lady of the Lake students for the 1999-2000 school year. More...

Wiltse claims Aussie, feature in KART racing

Jason Wiltse won the Aussie Heat then raced on to win the 10 h.p. Tecumseh and limited modified feature Friday night at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway. More...

Pomranky takes Merritt feature victory

Racing in the Late Model Cadillac Party Lounge Feature Saturday night Mark Pomranky took his first feature victory. More...

The week's weather

The weekÕs weather started cool but warmed up to the low 80Õs by Wednesday with over a half-inch of rain recorded. The low temperatures ranged from 45 on June 16 to a low of 39 June 18th and to 51 on June 22. More...

As fall begins, oil prices climb

Because of the rise in oil prices in Michigan, some area oil companies have been forced to raise prices on home heating oil and may continue to do so as the winter progresses. More...

Two of 12 will be named HLHS homecoming royalty

The 12 Houghton Lake High School senior candidates for homecoming king and queen await the Sept. 22 football game in anticipation as two of them will be crowned at half-time of the game against Sanford-Meridian. More...

Chamber of Commerce names Rankin director

Former festivals and events coordinator for the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce, Mike Rankin, has been named executive director augmenting his former duties for the chamber. More...

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Pleasure cruising nothing new

It is nothing new for Houghton Lake to have a pleasure boat. The ÒHoughton QueenÓ cruised the lake in the 1920Õs and Õ30Õs. More...

Six tender resignations from schools

Two administrators and four teachers had their resignations from Houghton Lake Community Schools accepted by the Board of Education, May 17. Greg Waller, special education director and Merritt Elementary Principal, and Peggy Diss. More...

Man nabbed on weapons charge

A Markey Township man was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm after scuffling with police Sept. 6. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home on Everett Road on a loud music complaint. More...

Sea Cadets provides unique opportunity for Roscommon teen

By Thomas Reznich For some of the teenagers in Roscommon County, the summer went by as it usually does, with summer jobs, camps and the usual mix of activities with family and friends. More...

Roscommon teen training for World Special Olympics

As the Olympic Summer Games are about to begin in Australia, a Roscommon teenager is just getting used to the idea that she will compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Anchorage, AK, next March. More...

Roscommon cagers' defense keeps Coleman at bay for 32-23 win

ÒOur defense was the difference in the game,Ó Roscommon girlsÕ basketball Coach Ron Britton said after his team won its third game in a row to remain undefeated in the Jack Pine Conference. The Bucks downed Coleman, 32-23. More...

Skeels cagers add 5th victory to stay undefeated

Skeels Northern Christian Eagles basketball team chalked up its fifth straight victory Monday defeating Northern Michigan Christian of Burt Lake 65-9. Last Friday the Eagles downed Carson City Christian 66-14, Sept. More...

Bobcats continue tradition on links posting 7-2 record

Houghton LakeÕs golf team took its 7-2 record to Clare, Wednesday night and Coach Dick BrownÕs team continues the Bobcat tradition. His junior varsity squad is undefeated. More...

Bobcats lose first soccer match to Gaylord, beat Forest Area

Success on the soccer field stalled last week for the Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity who lost their first match after chalking up five victories. The Bobcats downed the Forest Area Warriors Sept. More...

Roscommon varsity soccer off to 4-0 start

The Roscommon boysÕ varsity soccer team is off to a 4-0 start to its 2000 season. Bucks 3-Forest Area 2 The Bucks defeated Forest Area, 3-2, to open the season Aug. 25. More...

Balanced scoring gives Bobcats 1st season victory over Meridian

A balanced scoring attack helped the Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity basketball team earn their first victory of the season, 39-35, over Sanford-Meridian, Tuesday night at Meridian. More...

Roy L. Rumsey

Roy L. Rumsey, 72, St. Helen, died at West Branch Regional Medical Center on June 25, 1999. Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. June 28 at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch, Rev. Richard Beals officiating. More...

Alfred Al J. Artz

Alfred ÒAlÓ J. Artz, 68, Higgins Lake, died May 18, 2000, at his home. A service will be held Saturday, May 20, at noon at First Congregational Church, Roscommon. The Rev. James Beinke will officiate. More...

Area Red Cross tries to combat blood shortage

By Stephanie Tardy The American Red Cross is facing what they call Òone of the worst blood shortages in recorded history.Ó To help increase inventory, the area Red Cross and the Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club will be holding a blood drive from 1 p.m. More...

3rd annual Fall Fun Fest this weekend

The third annual Houghton Lake Fall Fun Fest gets underway this weekend and offers snowmobile racing thrills and fun for the whole family. More...

King, queen to be crowned as part of homecoming

Houghton Lake High SchoolÕs homecoming game is tomorrow (Friday) against Sanford Meridian at 7:30 p.m. on Bobcat Field. Halftime features the crowning of the homecoming king and queen. More...

Long-time administrator retires from COOR job

COOR Intermediate School District Director of Technology Ruggero Dozzi, a 22-year district employee, has retired. Dozzi was named director of technology last March after being special education director since 1988. More...

Enrollment up slightly at Houghton Lake schools

The Houghton Lake Board of Education passed a resolution Monday, allowing for a tax to be levied Dec. 1, contingent upon SaturdaysÕ bond proposal passing. More...

Historic hobby brings collectors together

By Cheryl Mendham Some people collect Hot Wheels cars or salt and pepper shakers or hats. Houghton LakeÕs Willie Randall and other people like him gather things that may not be considered typical collectorsÕ items: License plates. More...

JV Bucks win one of three tight contests

RoscommonÕs junior varsity football team was down by one touchdown the entire game as the JV Bucks lost to the Eagles at Farwell Sept. 14. Final score was 26-18. More...

Junior Bobcat cagers whip Hornets

The Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball team grabbed a two-point lead in the first quarter with Harrison then built a nine point second quarter margin before putting the Hornets away 44-33, Tuesday night at home. More...

Junior Bobcats whip Beavers 49-14

A hard playing Houghton Lake junior varsity football team upended the Beaverton Beavers, Sept. 14 at Beaverton, 49-14 to keep their Jack Pine Conference record unblemished at 2-0. More...

Equestrian team to compete Sept 24

The Houghton Lake Equestrian team will compete Sept. 24 at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds in West Branch. The competition begins at 9 a.m., with speed events beginning at approximately 5 p.m. More...

Bobcat girls beat Bucks twice

Houghton LakeÕs varsity softball team took two games from county rival Roscommon Thursday, in Roscommon, 17-16 and 11-8. The Bobcats staked an early lead scoring four runs in the first inning. More...

Bucks fail to break into non-league win column

Roscommon High School girls remain undefeated in Jack Pine Conference varsity girls' basketball play, but winless in non-conference action after losing at home to Gaylord Tuesday night. Final score was 49-27. More...

Hornets repel Bobcats comeback

The Harrison Hornets successfully held off a Houghton Lake Bobcat comeback in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to defeat the Bobcats 44-40 in varsity basketball action at Houghton Lake. More...

Beavers chew up Bobcats on gridiron, 40-7

In the third quarter the Beaverton Beaver offense literally chewed up the Houghton Lake Bobcat defense Friday night in Jack Pine Conference Football action, to score 28 points and beat the Bobcats 40-7 at Houghton Lake. More...

Wilhelm Ehlen

Wilhelm Ehlen, 90, Gladwin, died Sept. 19, 2000 at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Dusseldorf, Germany Nov. 2, 1909. He was married to the former Elsa Seyferth, in Germany, April 2, 1935. She died in March of 1997. More...

Virginia J. Peregoy

A memorial service for Virginia J. Peregoy, 67, Prudenville, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, with the Rev. Richard Seifferly officiating. Cremation has taken place. Mrs. Peregoy died Sept. More...

Albert B. Simons

Services for Albert B. Simons, 78, Prudenville, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, with Pastor Jerry Britton presiding. Cremation will follow. Mr. Simons died Sept. 23, 2000, at his home. More...

Voters reject bond proposals at Houghton Lake

By Cheryl Mendham The majority of voters in the Houghton Lake Community Schools District decided to forgo a new middle school and an increase in taxes that would have accompanied it Saturday. All three proposals failed. More...

Mary A. Yackell

Mary A. Yackell, 93, Roscommon, died at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, June 28, 1999. Services will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church, Roscommon, at 11 a.m. July 1, with the Rev. Anthony Citro officiating. More...

83 blood donors answer Red Cross plea for blood

Despite a delay of 90 minutes at the start of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile drive Monday at Houghton Lake 83 donors answered the call for donations to help meet the critical shortage. More...

Sandow elected to lake board

Jay Sandow, a Houghton Lake waterfront property owner, was elected to the open seat on the Houghton Lake Improvement Board during a regular meeting on Sept. 26. More...

Near, Ramoie, Wiltse claim feature wins

Tim Near, Ron Ramoie and Jason Wiltse drove to feature race checkered flags Friday night at the KART Speedway. Following are race by race results in order of finish. More...

$600 taken in safe job

Approximately $600 was in a safe that was stolen from the Sunrise Cafe at 2570 North M-76, St. Helen, Saturday night. Owner Merle Kangas told State Police the theft was discovered by a waitress Sunday morning. More...

Houghton Lake schools slate parent teacher conferences

Oct. 3 and 4 have been designated as fall parent-teacher conference days for Houghton Lake Community Schools. ÒThis is an excellent opportunity for parents to learn first-hand about their studentÕs progress in school up to this point. More...

Sound, lighting upgrades okayed for G-H auditorium

People who attend Roscommon High School's annual musical production Nov. 10-11 will have better seats and should be able to see and hear the actors and musicians more clearly. The Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education Sept. More...

Builders recognize associate members this month

By Wilma E. Barber September is Associate Member Appreciation Month and we at Tri-Lakes Home Builders Association would like to acknowledge and thank all of our associate members. More...

Retiring educator reflects on changes in 22-year career

The field of special education changed a lot during the career of Ruggero Dozzi, who retired earlier this month after 22 years with COOR Intermediate School District, including 12 years as special education director. More...

Valdez promoted to lieutenant, transferred to Gaylord

Sgt. Tom Valdez Sgt. Tom Valdez of Michigan State Police Post 75, Houghton Lake, was recently promoted to lieutenant and will be reassigned to the Gaylord Post as the assistant post commander Oct. 1. More...

Habitat to host benefit shuffle board contest

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity will host a benefit shuffleboard tournament Oct. 8 at DudÕs Duck Inn and the North Shore Lounge at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per person (two-person teams). Trophies and prizes will be awarded. More...

Six qualify for sectional punt, pass, kick

Six area youngsters will travel to Midland Oct. 15 for the sectional competition of the NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick competition. The six placed in a competition that featured 45 participants at Houghton Lake High School, Sept. 15. More...

Junior Bobcats fight back to beat Eagles by 3

After trailing by 10 points at the half the Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball team rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Meridian 31-28, Tuesday night in Jack Pine Conference action. More...

Junior Bobcat gridders whip Mustangs 38-0

The combined Houghton Lake Junior Varsity football team ran roughshod over the host Sanford-Meridian Mustangs, Thursday night and chalked up their third straight Jack Pine Football victory 38-0. More...

Donald William Eisler

Donald William Eisler, 82, Houghton Lake, died May 19, 2000, at his home. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. from the Price Funeral Home, 3725 South Rochester Road, Troy, MI. Rev. Dr. James Kent will officiate. More...

Buck runners 3rd, 4th, in JPC Jamboree

Six Roscommon High School runners were in all-conference slots after the first Jack Pine Conference Cross-Country Jamboree of the season last week. In girlsÕ competition, Roscommon placed third overall. More...

Eagles take early lead to victory over Bobcat cagers

The Farwell Eagles turned a three point first quarter lead into a seven point victory over the Houghton Lake Bobcats, 41-34 Tuesday night in Farwell in Jack Pine Conference action. More...

European players join KCC Firebirds

Kirtland Community College Athletic Director and Men's Basketball Coach Glen Donahue last week welcomed a pair if recruits from far away places. More...

Unbeaten Bucks keep Coleman in JPC cellar

The Roscommon Bucks maintained their position at the top of the Jack Pine Conference standings while keeping the Coleman Comets in the league cellar with a 35-0 varsity football rout at Coleman last Friday. More...

Howard S. Raymond

Retired Houghton Lake businessman and charter member and treasurer for the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society, Howard S. Raymond, 86, died Sept. 26, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland. Mr. More...

Clarence Pete Henske

Clarence ÒPeteÓ Henske, Lansing, formerly of Houghton Lake, died Sept. 30, 2000. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at Merritt-Butterfield United Methodist Church, Merritt, to be officiated by Pastor Jay Kendall. More...

Sarah Virginia Butler

Sarah Virginia Butler, 89, of Houghton Lake died Oct. 2, 2000 at Grayling Nursing Center. Services will be held today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake with Mary Beth Dettling officiating. More...

Dorothy M. McNeill

Dorothy M. McNeill, 77, Roscommon, died Oct. 3, 2000, at her home. The Rev. Richard Szydlowski will officiate a service Friday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Township Cemetery. More...

County property tax rate rises by 22¢

Roscommon County residents will be billed about 22 cents per $1,000 taxable value more for county services on their winter property tax bills. More...

Oct. 10 is last day to register to vote

With the Nov. 7 election only weeks away, Secretary of State Candice Miller is reminding Michigan residents they have until Oct. 10 to register to vote. More...

Walleye tourney winners knew lake

Greg Yarbrough of Trenton and Jeff Manz of Vanderbilt are very good walleye fisherman, as proved by their first place finish in the second Saginaw Bay Walleye Club Houghton Lake/ Lund Qualifier walleye tournament last Saturday and Sunday, but they a More...

Deadline set for chance to become TUT Queen, Mayor and Marshal

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications and nominations for Tip-up Town Queen, Mayor and Marshal. The deadline for all applications is Oct. 30. More...

Braman becomes Eagle Scout

Joshua Daniel L. Braman, Houghton Lake, was awarded the highest rank the Boy Scouts of America bestow at his Eagle ceremony Sept.17, 2000. Braman raised money for the victims of Hurricane Floyd as his service project. More...

New license plates raise funds

Secretary of State Candice S. Miller recently presented presidents and representatives of MichiganÕs 15 state-supported universities with their fund-raising Michigan license plates and announced the plates would be on sale Oct. 2. More...

Jail escapee enters guilty plea

The Roscommon County Jail inmate who escaped from custody Aug. 25 pleaded guilty to five charges in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, last week. Douglas W. More...

Roscommon residents to get fee break

Residents in Roscommon Township will receive some tax relief on their solid waste assessment. The township board voted Tuesday to lower the assessment from $71 per unit (dwelling) to $65 per unit. More...

Junior ÕCats tough out win over Forest Area

Houghton LakeÕs junior varsity soccer team scored a 2-1 win over Forest Area at Bobcat Field Sept. 27. More...

Bobcats doing well in JPC football statistics

The Houghton Lake varsity football team may not be on the top of the league standings but they are well represented in the statistics for the Jack Pine Conference. More...

Varsity Bobcat cagers send Comets flying south 51-15

The Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity basketball team stomped over Coleman 51-15, Oct. 3 in Jack Pine Conference action. The Bobcats dominated scoring in all the quarters, 13-6, 12-5, 12-2 and 14-2. More...

Junior Bobcats thwart Hornets' late rally for 22-8 victory

The Houghton Lake junior varsity football team thwarted a Harrison Hornet rally in the fourth quarter to post a 22-8 Jack Pine Conference victory, Thursday night on Bobcat Field. More...

Hornets sting Bobcats 43-8

The Harrison Hornets didnÕt waste a lot of time in their stinging defeat of the Houghton Lake Bobcats, Friday night, 43-8, in Jack Pine Conference action. More...

First tagged fish caught

Anthony Kozlowski of Houghton Lake was the first to catch a tagged fish this year as part of South BendÕs Fishing in America tagged fishing tournament. Kozlowski said he and his brother were fishing on the canals when he caught a 10-inch crappie. More...

Schools budget tops $15 million

Houghton Lake Community Schools budget will top $15 million next year according to proposed budget figures for the 1999-2000 fiscal year. More...

Music Box memories recalled, revealed as doors open

By Cheryl Mendham The Music Box came to life last weekend as several generations got in line early to catch a glimpse of history being reborn. More...

G-H Alumni to reunite

Alumni and former employees of Gerrish Higgins Schools will hold a reunion July 10 in the Community Recreation, Activities and Fitness Center (former school) in Roscommon. The Class of 1949 will celebrate its 50th anniversary, starting at 4 p.m. More...

Kids recreation programs starting in county

Summer recreation programs for Roscommon County children are getting underway. Five-week programs for ages 7-12 start July 12 at Collins Elementary School, Houghton Lake; Metropolitan Park, Roscommon; and the Richfield Township Park, St. Helen. More...

Walsh selected for Boys Nation

After attending BoyÕs State at Michigan State University, Houghton Lake High School senior John Walsh is now headed to BoyÕs Nation. More...

Government, utilities prepared for Y2K

As the last year of the 20th century approaches its mid-point, officials of several governrment agencies and utilities briefed northern Michigan residents at a symposium in Grayling June 23 on what they are doing to cope with the potential ÒY2K crisi More...

Furstenau scores AuSable Ladies Open low gross

The 1999 Roscommon Rotary ClubÕs annual AuSable River Country Ladies Open was hosted June 17 at Burning Oak Country Club, Higgins Lake. The low gross winner was Shirley Furstenau with a score of 43. More...

Robert E. Anson

A memorial service for Robert E. Anson, 58, Merritt, was held Oct. 6 at the Young Funeral Home, Lake City, with Pastor Jay Kendall officiating. Mr. Anson died Oct. 4, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, Cadillac. He was born in Kalamazoo Jan. More...

Bible church regains lead in league standings

Houghton Lake Bible swept back into first place with two straight victories in Roscommon County Church Softball League action last week. The Bible crew trumped Houghton Lake Wesleyan, 15-11, then ripped Houghton Lake United Methodist, 14-4. More...

Outlaw racing action fast and furious at Merritt

Brent Banning proved that outlaws arenÕt always bad as he took his first ever Late Model Feature victory at Merritt Speedway Saturday night. More...

Virgil G. Carter

Virgil G. Carter, 93, St. Helen, died at his home May 18, 2000. Services were held May 19 at the Maple Valley Cemetery with Rev. Bryan Thompson officiating. He was born in LaHogue, IL, July 18, 1906, the son of Robert R. and Alice (Ziehr) Carter. More...

North Shore gals take lead in women's league

North Shore Lounge moved into the lead of the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Softball League after its 21-17 victory over Hines Haus, June 24. More...

Rookie racer moves from go-carts to trucks

The pro-truck class at Merritt Speedway is not usually the starting point for a race driver, but rookie Dusty Bowman, 16, of Prudenville has alot of racing experience behind him. More...

Shirley M. Akers

Shirley M. Akers, 79, Houghton Lake, died Sept. 19, 2000. A service was held Sept. 25 at the chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Westland. Pastor Jerry A. Yarnell of St. Michael Lutheran Church officiated. More...

Dorothy M. McNeil

Dorothy M. McNeill, 77, Roscommon, died Oct. 3, 2000, at her home. The Rev. Richard Szydlowski will officiated a service Oct. 6 at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon. Burial was in Beaver Creek Township Cemetery. More...

Iola M. Boss

Iola M. Boss, 83, Houghton Lake, died Oct. 11, 2000, at her home. Fr. John Ladd will officiate a service Friday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery. More...

Laura (Payne) Bagwell

Services for Laura (Payne) Bagwell, 45, Roscommon, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon. The Rev. Joseph A. Carpenter will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. More...

Denton, Roscommon sharing plan update costs

Denton Township has decided to share the costs of a master plan update with Roscommon Township. Joe Faino, Denton Township Supervisor, said the master plan needs to be updated before the zoning ordinance can revised. More...

Gerrish F.D. safety trailer debuts during Fire Prevention Week

By Cheryl Mendham What better time to practice fire safety in Roscommon County than during Fire Prevention Week, and who better to assist than the Gerrish Township Fire Department with its new fire safety trailer? More...

SOS offices will collect food, money for 'Harvest Gathering'

As of Oct. 16, customers at any of the 178 Secretary of State branch offices will find ÒHarvest GatheringÓ collection boxes for canned goods and other nonperishable items to help feed the hungry. More...

Youth nabbed for vandalism

A 16-year-old male suspect was apprehended in connection with a malicious destruction incident at the Elks Lodge, Houghton Lake, Oct. 3. More...

Mary Hedwig Formolo

Former Houghton Lake resident and member of St. James Catholic Church Mary Hedwig Formolo, 81, died May 20, 2000, in Clinton Township at her home. She was born in Detroit, Feb. 6, 1919, the daughter of Adam and Bernice (Branch) Geisinger. More...

Police, corrections officers to graduate at Kirtland

Two groups of criminal justice students will be honored in graduation ceremonies at Kirtland Community College in October and November. The third Kirtland Corrections Academy class will celebrate completion of its 10-week program at 6:30 p.m. Oct. More...

Bobcats stay perfect in NMSL, lose to Reed City

The Houghton Lake varsity team kept its Northern Michigan Soccer League record in pristine condition with a 6-2 home win over Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Monday. More...

Bobcats attend MHSAA Sportsmanship Summit

By Allie Naiukow On Sept. 27, student officers and teachers attended the third annual Michigan High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship Summit at the Lansing Center in Lansing. More...

Bobcats skunk Beavers in first quarter on way to 39-26 win

A 15-0 first quarter propelled the Houghton Lake Bobcats to a 39-26 girlsÕ basketball victory at Beaverton Tuesday night. More...

Bucks' lead slips; Grayling wins

Roscommon girls appeared headed for their first non-conference win of the basketball season Sept. 5, but ended up losing to Grayling, 53-39. More...

Last-minute bucket saves Bobcat win over McBain

ÒWe played our best three quarters of the year,Ó Houghton Lake girlsÕ basketball Coach Eric Drogt said after the BobcatsÕ Oct. 5 game at McBain. More...

ÕCats down Comets; injuries sideline Frederick, Meyer

By James Briggs One step forward, two steps back. More...

Dorothy M. McNeill

Dorothy M. McNeill, 77, Roscommon, died Oct. 3, 2000, at her home. The Rev. Richard Szydlowski will officiated a service Oct. 6 at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon. Burial was in Beaver Creek Township Cemetery. More...

Joseph Chase Orel

Infant son of Thomas and Paula Orel, Joseph Chase Orel, died Sept. 29, 2000, at WomenÕs Hospital, Greensboro, NC. A graveside service was held Oct. 3 in Westminster Gardens. Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Street Chapel provided arrangements. More...

Vera Lynn Alton

Services for Vera Lynn Alton, 43, Houghton Lake, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the First Baptist Church of Prudenville. Burial in Roscommon Township Cemetery is to follow the funeral, to be conducted by the Rev. John Pruden, the Rev. More...

Eino W. Tapani

Eino W. Tapani, 76, Prudenville, an avid fisherman, died May 19, 2000 at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Mr. Tapani was born in Laukaa, Finland, March 22, 1924, the son of Oscar and Lydia Tapani. More...

Mary Joe Cole

Mary Joe Cole, 71, Biggers, AR, died on July 2, 1999 at Randolph County Medical Center. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on July 5, 1999 at the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, Warren Smith officiating. More...

Thomas C. Furtney

Thomas C. Furtney, 61, St. Helen, died July 4, 1999. Services will be held July 7, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, St. Helen. Mr. More...

Irene C. Nagy

A memorial service for Irene C. Nagy, 82, Wyandotte, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 28 at St. Helena Cahtolic Church, Wyandotte. Mrs. Nagy died Oct. 15, 2000. More...

Two-car accident injures three

Three people were injured Sunday as a result of a two-car accident on M-55 near Guernsey Avenue in Denton Township. Catherine A. Wakefield, 41, Denielle N. Lennox, 18, and Carol A. More...

$17,000 from Lear, employes kicks off United Way

Lear Corporation of Roscommon, one of Roscommon County's largest employers, and United Auto Workers Local 1819 have set the pace for the 2000-2001 United Way campaign by exceeding their plant's goal and raising $17,000 in payroll deductions and cash More...

Auditor says HL schools on solid ground

Houghton Lake Community Schools are in good financial shape, according to a report received Monday from Shay Anderson of Andrews Hooper & Pavlic, P.L.C., certified public accountants. More...

Cemetery vandalized

Several headstones, statues and floral arrangements were overturned in the Roscommon Village Cemetery Oct. 11. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies said none of the headstones was destroyed. More...

Historic Halloween two day event at village

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society will host its first ÒHistoric HalloweenÓ at the Historical Village Oct. 27 and 28. Activities are planned for kids of all ages, two to 102. The fun begins Friday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. More...

Mental health agency's accreditation renewed

North Central Community Mental Health has been accredited for another three years for its programs and community services. More...

Rotary honors MacKenzie for starting food class

John MacKenzie, an owner and operator of Coyles Restaurant, Houghton Lake, was presented with the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake 2000 Vocational Award October 9. More...

Christian Ahtletes sponsoring Baccalaureate programs

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) clubs at Roscommon and Houghton Lake high schools are the sponsors of this yearÕs Baccalaureate programs in honor of the graduating class of 1999. More...

JV soccer Bucks win one of three

Roscommon's junior varsity soccer team downed Forest Area before losing to Petoskey and Houghton Lake recently. At Roscommon, the JV Bucks registered their third shut-out of the season with a 3-0 win over Forest Area. More...

Roscommon picks up first non-league win

Roscommon turned the tables on Ogemaw Heights as the Bucks picked up their first non-conference win of the varsity girls' basketball season last Friday. In their earlier meeting, the Falcons downed the Bucks by 23 points. More...

Pioneers bulldoze Bobcat Field routing Cats 54-13

The Clare Pioneers bulldozed Bobcat Field and when they had finished they had leveled the Houghton Lake Bobcats last Friday night, 54-13, and essentially wrapped up the Jack Pine Conference football title. More...

Bucks' long shots fatal to Bobcat cagers

The Roscommon Bucks downed the rival Houghton Lake Bobcats for the second time this season in a hard-fought varsity girlsÕ basketball game at Roscommon Tuesday night by a score of 51-42. More...

Bobcat golfers going to state after regional home win

The Houghton Lake High School golf team won a berth in the state finals after topping 16 teams in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Regional Golf Tournament at White Deer Country Club in Prudenville Oct. 13. More...

Scott A. Turner

Scott A. Turner, 38, Saginaw, died Oct. 5, 2000, at Hurley Medical Center, Flint. A service was held at Cederberg-Brietzke Funeral Home, with the Rev. Walter David officiating. Burial was in Pinegrove Cemetery, Flint. More...

Harry D. White, Sr.

Private family services will be conducted for Harry D. White Sr. 73, Houghton Lake, who died Oct. 22, 2000, at Grayling Mercy Hospital. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, provided arrangements. Mr. More...

Josephine Gnatkowski

Josephine T. Gnatkowski, 86, Traverse City, died Oct. 22, 2000. She was born Oct. 6, 1914, in Saginaw, the daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (Gono) Wasko. She married Robert Gnatkowski, Aug. 16, 1941. More...

Mabel L. Linkswiler

Services for Mabel L. Linkswiler, 79, St. Helen, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, West Branch, is to follow the funeral, to be conducted by Pastor Tom Teall. Mrs. More...

Ghouls, ghosts, goblins have full slate of activities

Halloween festivities planned in the county should give the ghosts and goblins plenty to do both before and during Halloween next Tuesday. HOUGHTON LAKE Houghton LakeÕs Lions ClubÕs 31st annual party will begin on Bobcat Field at 6:30 p.m. More...

Clarence M. Lewis

Clarence M. Lewis, 53, Houghton Lake, died May 25, 1999, in Southgate, MI. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Christler Funeral Home with Mr. Don Wray officiating. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery. Mr. More...

Congress allocates $1 million for alternative to septics

Safer wastewater disposal for Higgins LakeÕs most densely populated neighborhood is expected to be $1 million closer to reality when President Bill Clinton signs legislation approved by the House and Senate last week. More...

Ghouls, ghosts, goblins have full slate of activities

Halloween festivities planned in the county should give the ghosts and goblins plenty to do both before and during Halloween next Tuesday. HOUGHTON LAKE Houghton LakeÕs Lions ClubÕs 31st annual party will begin on Bobcat Field at 6:30 p.m. More...

Mandatory wrestling nutrition workshop Nov. 1

All Houghton Lake High School students (and parents) interested in wrestling are being asked to attend a nutrition education meeting Nov. 1. More...

RHS girls thrid, boys fourth in last JPC jamboree

Five Roscommon High School cross-country team members earned all-conference recognition as the RHS girls finished third and boys fourth in the final Jack Pine Conference Jamboree of the season last week. More...

Bobcats 4th quarter chill gives Pioneers victory

The Houghton Lake Bobcat defense did its job against the Jack Pine Conference leaders, the Clare Pioneers, but the offense failed to protect the BobcatsÕ lead and allowed the Pioneers to take the victory 36-28, Tuesday night. More...

Bobcats, Bucks have statistical leaders in gridiron ranks

Although the Houghton Lake Bobcats finished tied for fifth in the Jack Pine Conference football standings the Bobcats were well represented in the league statistics, as was Roscommon, which placed second in the league. More...

Bobcats lead evaporates, Bucks hold series lead

The Houghton Lake Bobcats had the lead over the Roscommon Bucks twice in the final regular football game of the season Friday night but the Bucks had the lead when it counted, at the final buzzer, 43-22. More...

Area artists featured in healing arts gallery

The Healing Arts Gallery at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland is hosting the artistic talents of Brian and Robin Mester of Houghton Lake until Nov. 17. The exhibit, which began Monday, will feature wildlife prints and wearable art. More...

Historical society elects officers

Houghton Lake Area Historical Society officers were elected at the annual meeting at Wellington Farm Park, Higgins Lake. Deb Borchert was reelected president and Connie Buss was reelected vice-president. More...

Comparing Bush, Gore on issues

Bush * Abortion issues: Pro-life with exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother. Would appoint Supreme Court justices and running mate who differ on the issue. More...

Ionia, St. Johns educators still in running for COOR top job

COOR Intermediate School District has narrowed its list of candidates for superintendent to two. On Monday night, the search committee conducted a second interview with Robert Jones, superintendent of Ionia Public Schools. More...

Evelyn C. Garland

Evelyn Garland, 87, of Roscommon, died at Mercy Hospital Oct. 25, 2000. Services are scheduled Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. from St. John Lutheran Church, Grayling with Pastor Wayne Knockel officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery. More...

Harry McDole

Hazel M. Sarkozi, 81, Grayling, died Oct. 26, 2000 at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. Services for Mrs. Sarkozi are scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 28, 2000 at the First Congregational Church, Roscommon. Rev. James Beinke will officiate. More...

Doctor critically hurt in collision on M-55

A collision which critically injured a Houghton Lake physician last Friday is under investigation by an accident investigator from the Cadillac State Police post. Charito C. Capati, 33, 10694 West Shore Dr., regained the ability to speak Monday. More...

Expand post office? Decision next month

Roscommon postal customers should know sometime next month whether their post office will be expanded or move to a new site. At a public meeting attended by 10 people Tuesday night, Michael J. More...

Memorial Day parade is Monday

The ninth annual Memorial Day parade through Houghton Lake Heights is scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. The parade is sponsored by Houghton Lake Eagles Aerie 3201. Entries will begin lining up in the Kmart and CarterÕs parking lot at 8 a.m. More...

Special Sections

Historical Society Round-up features Civil War drama

The Houghton Lake Area Historical SocietyÕs 28th annual Historical Round-up is set for Aug. 5 and 6 at the Historical Village, M-55, about 1 1/2 miles west of the light in Prudenville. More...

Denton Police bag change machine heist artists

Two suspects are lodged in the Roscommon County Jail on two counts of theft each after being arrested May 11 by the Denton Township Police for stealing money from change machines. More...

Setting up legal lake authority first step in milfoil battle

The May 11 meeting of the Houghton Lake Aquatic Plant Management Committee at the Denton Township Hall gave concerned citizens a glimpse of what it might cost to fight the infestation of Eurasian watermilfoil in Houghton Lake and underlined the need More...

Lake Township seeks lighting proposals

Lake Township Supervisor Joe Kiersey is looking for input from township residents about the needs in their area regarding street lighting. Anyone with suggestions as to the placement of new street lights may contact Kiersey at (517) 422-3645. More...

Judge denies change of venue in negligent homicide case

Judge Ronald Bergeron denied a motion for change of venue Tuesday for the 34th Circuit Court trial of Terry Gallagher, who is charged with negligent homicide in connection with the traffic death of a Roscommon girl. More...

Bucks place 5th in regional; qualify for state in two events

The Roscommon track team finished in fifth place in the 16 team regional meet and qualified for the state meet in two events. More...

North Shore opens women's season with 34-3 victory

North Shore Lounge opened the 2000 Houghton Lake WomenÕs Softball season in a big way by knocking off the C.A.T.S. 34-3 as the leagueÕs other teams posted more normal scores. More...

Bobcats swat Owls, 10-2

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer teamÕs defense, midfield and offense came together Monday to blast the visiting Oscoda Owls off Bobcat Field 10-2. Stephanie Pendrys started things off by scoring on a header from a cross by Kendall Johnson. More...

Seelhoff opens KART feature victories in Tecumseh class

The Houghton Lake KART Speedway got its season off to a roaring start Friday with Dona Marcoullier sweeping the early heats but losing in the feature to Kurt Seelhoff who finished second in two of the preliminaries. More...

Bobcats split double header with Whittemore-Prescott

After dropping the first game 14-4 to the Whittemore-Prescott Cardinals the Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity baseball team came back to win the second game 10-4 and bring their record to 6-10. More...

Coral J. Gardiner

Coral J. Gardiner, 69, Roscommon, died May 23, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon, provided arrangements. Cremation has taken place. Burial was in Roscommon Village Cemetery. Mrs. Gardiner was born Feb. More...

Albert A. Gasser

Albert A. Gasser, 80, Roscommon, died May 26, 2000, at Hilltop Manor Health Care Center, Roscommon. Private family services were conducted. Mr. Gasser was born in Poplar Bluff, MO, June 17, 1919, to Albert and Clare (Walker) Gasser. More...

James W. Anderson

James W. Anderson, 81, Roscommon, died May 28, 2000, at Grayling Mercy Hospital. Pastor Brad Lewis will officiate a private service Wednesday, May 31, at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon. Burial will be in Gerrish Township Cemetery. More...

Doctor's condition serious, but stable

The Houghton Lake physician injured in a collision on M-55 near Old 27 May 19 was listed in serious but stable condition at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Wednesday morning. Charito C. More...

Dawn Patrol here Sunday here Sunday

Sunday pilots from all over the state will be flying into Houghton Lake for the annual Dawn Patrol at Roscommon County Airport. More...

Nearly 300 to graduate from county's schools

Nearly 300 residents of Roscommon County will graduate from the countyÕs two high schools and adult education programs this weekend. Some 140 Roscommon High School seniors will receive their diplomas in commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. More...

Sheriff advances date for retirement to July 31

Roscommon County will have a new sheriff a few months earlier than anticipated. Thomas McKindles, who had planned to retire when his term of office ends Dec. 31, has decided to call it quits at the end of July. More...

Junior Bobcat nine add three wins in five games

Houghton LakeÕs junior varisty baseball team improved to 11-8 after winning three of its last five games with Grayling, Kalkaska and Clare. The Bobcat squad hosted Grayling in a doubleheader May 26 at home and took both ends, 10-9 and 8-7. More...

Back Door, North Shore winners in women's league

Back Door Saloon beat Malcomson Construction 17-7 and North Shore Lounge beat Hines Haus 14-2 in the only two games reported in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

Nichols claims Merritt's lage model title

Spring Championships at Merritt Speedway brought the return of some well-known names who have been missing from the Merritt Speedway roster for a few years. More...

Quest makes national Places to Play list

The Quest Golf Course at Houghton Lake was recognized recently by Golf Digest Magazine to be included in the 2000-2001 edition of the Golf Digest Places to Play publication. More...

Bobcats win 2 of last 6 softball games

The Houghton Lake Bobcats won two of their last six varsity softball matches, splitting doubleheaders with Lake City and Kalkaska and losing both ends of a double header to Grayling. More...

Soccer Cats roll into post-season with two victories

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team won thier first round District game at Oscoda 3-0 May 30, after finishing off the regular season with two heavy scoring wins, 11-0 against East Jordan at Bobcat Field May 26 and 6-0 at Standish May 24. More...

Johnson to run again for 102nd District

State Rep. Rick Johnson, R-LeRoy, has decided to run for a second term in the state House of Representatives, according to a recent press release. More...

Work of area quilters on display at state library

Two area women who contributed to the 2000 Commemorative Quilt Exhibit have their work displayed in the Michigan Library and Historical Center, Lansing. More...

Senior forum to be conducted via interactive tv

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging Director Lynn Alexander announced a series of public forums to hear from seniors will be held June 2. More...

John W. Fouty

John Watkins Fouty, 86, Houghton Lake, died May 29, 1999, at his home. Pastor Wiley Morris will officiate a service June 1 at 1 p.m. at Houghton Lake Baptist Church. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery. More...

Eleanor R. Hord

Houghton Lake resident Eleanor R. Hord, 89, died June 1, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. She was born March 11, 1910, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Boetcher) Baker, in Detroit. She was married to Yewell Hord, June 16, 1934, in Detroit. More...

Roseline A. Hillis

Former Roscommon resident Roseline A. Hillis, 69, of St. Charles, died at Hurley Medical Center, Flint following a lengthy illness. Services for Mrs. Hillis will be June 3, at 1 p.m. from the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, with Fr. More...

Garry Wayne Hart

Former Houghton Lake resident Garry Wayne Hart, of LaPorte, IN, died at his home June 4, 2000 at the age of 46. Mr. Hart was born June 1, 1954, in Olathe, KS, the son of William and Donna (Sleaford) Hart. He married Katherine Londak, Aug. More...

Charles T. Cronk

Services for Charles T. Cronk, 73, Prudenville, are scheduled for 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Ashley-Scott Funeral Home, 340 East Nine Mile Road, Hazel Park. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, is to follow the funeral. More...

Ballot offers choices in trustee races

Voters in the annual school election next Monday will fill two seats on each of four Roscommon County-based educational boards. More...

Aces 17th

Chris Faber, of White Lake, aced the 17th hole of Pineview Highlands using a pitching wedge on the 110-yard hole. Witnessing the ace were Doug McKnight Sr., and Doug McKnight, Jr. More...

Baptists, Lutherans kep top spots in league

Markey Community Baptist and St. John Lutheran racked up wins last week to strenthen their hold on the top two spots in the Roscommon County Christian Softball League standings. More...

Eight receive soccer honors

ALL CONFERENCE BOBCATS The coaches of the Northern Michigan Soccer League recently chose eight of Houghton LakeÕs varsity players to receive all-league honors. More...

KCC to join college conference for basketball, golf

Kirtland Community College plans to field teams in menÕs and womenÕs basketball and golf in the Michigan Community College Athletic AssociationÕs Eastern Conference this fall. More...

TNT blows away C.A.T.S. in women's league action

A 27-3 victory and rain kept TNT Pizza on top of the standings of the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League Thursday. TNT downed the C.A.T.S. More...

BobcatsÕ district run ends in Petoskey

The Houghton Lake Bobcats played their final soccer game of the season at Curtis Field in Petoskey Saturday, losing to the host team 4-0 in the District Final. More...

Front row racers take the checkered flags

The front row was the place to be at Merritt Speedway Friday night. All four feature winners started the race on the front row and there they stayed the entire feature event from green flag to checkered. More...

Coming events to be noted on new Merritt sign

By LaVonne Davis There will be no doubts about the dates and times of upcoming events at Merritt, thanks to a new sign installed in front of the park on Merritt Road. The four by eight-foot structure is set in a framework of cultured stone. More...

Residential home receives quality care award

The North Central Community Mental Health Woodland Home was recently nominated for the 2000 Governor's Quality Care Award. More...

Marjorie Jane Elliott

Prudenville resident Marjorie Jane Elliott, 71, died at her home June 7, 2000. Services will be Saturday from the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, with Rev. Charles Marble officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Vanderbilt. More...

Lois Magaret Riddle Johnson

Former Collins Elementary School teacher Lois Margaret Riddle Johnson, 78, died June 8, 2000 at King Nursing Centre following a short illness. Private family services are planned. Mrs. Johnson was born Dec. More...

Lorraine N. Thompson

Lorraine N. Thompson, 80, Houghton Lake, died June 12 at King Nursing Centre. A service will be held Thursday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m., at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, with the Rev. Peter DeKlerk officiating. More...

Eleanor d. Gardner

Long time Houghton Lake resident Eleanor D. Gardner, 84, died June 13, 2000, at King Nursing Centre, Houghton Lake. Services will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, with Rev. William Winter officiating. More...

New Prudenville Post Office topic of meeting

The U.S. Postal Service is inviting residents and businesses in the 48651 ZIP Code area to attend a town meeting on June 20 to discuss plans to expand operations at the Prudenville post office. More...

County board passes on weed control plan

No action was taken Wednesday morning by Roscommon County Commissioners on a proposed board to address the Òaquatic plantÓ problem in Houghton Lake. Commissioners will wait until the proposal has been reviewed by the prosecutorÕs office. More...

Neighbors' feud ends in shooting

A long-simmering neighborhood dispute in St. Helen boiled over at midday Tuesday, leaving a 26-year-old man seriously injured after being shot five times with a .357 magnum handgun. The victim, Philip A. More...

84 Lumber to open

A new store at Houghton Lake will be opened by 84 Lumber Co. June 22. A week-long grand opening celebration will start with a party for the Houghton Lake Community from 6:30 to 9 p.m. More...

New administrator, more athletics part of KCC budget

A new administrative position, an upgraded athletic program and the beginning of a new vocational center in Gaylord are part of an $11.1 million budget approved by Kirtland Community College Trustees June 8. More...

Crummer wins 10HP Tecumseh feature

Jim Crummer won the 10HP Tecumseh feature race on Friday at the Houghton Lake KART race track. More...

Bible Church wins two to move up in league

Houghton Lake Bible Church snapped its winless record with a pair of victories last week, jumping from the cellar to fourth place in the Roscommon County Christian Softball League standings. More...

Meigs nails Bud Light to keep men's league lead

MeigsÕ Construction nailed Bud Light 23-9 to post their fifth straight victory in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League Monday night. The loss kept the Bud Boys in the cellar with an 0-5 mark. In other games Mr. More...

Ressa sets record in 800-meter run

Erika Ressa set the record in the 800-meter run breaking the former record of Stacey (Eckstorm) Stead established in 1983. More...

Rob Goyette

Houghton Lake resident Rob Goyette, 32, died June 13, 2000 at West Branch Regional Medical Center following a short illness. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, from the Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, with Kathy Murphy officiating. Mr. More...

Walter David Koslowsky

Prudenville resident Walter David Koslowsky, 70, died June 12, 2000 at West Branch Regional Medical Center. He was a retired pipefitter for Detroit Diesel He was born Dec. More...

Jack Kemp to visit Habitat sites June 11

Former Congressman and 1996 vice-presidential candidate Jack Kemp is scheduled to visit Roscommon County June 11 to show support for Habitat for Humanity projects and answer questions about housing in rural America. More...

Separation agreements OK'd for 5 KCC employees

In a continuation of staff reorganization aimed at more efficient operation, the Kirtland Community College Board of Trustees May 24 approved Òvoluntary separation agreementsÓ with five employees. More...

Houghton Lake, Roscommon graduations Sunday

Commencement exercises for Houghton Lake High School Class of 1999 are Sunday, at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. More...

Three resign from road board staff

Staff changes continue at the Roscommon County Road Commission. Resignations were accepted by road commissioners from three employees May 27. Ron SergeantÕs resignation as foreman of the commissionÕs Roscommon garage was effective May 26. More...

Zetta M. Hammermeister

Zetta M. Hammermeister, 86, Prudenville, died June 18, 2000, at her home. A service is set for Wednesday, June 21, at 11 a.m. at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake. The Rev. Virgil Endsley will officiate. More...

John Charles Hazlett

John Charles Hazlett II, 87, Milan, died June 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. A service is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Milan Baptist Church, with Pastors Gordon Moore and Blake Hunt officiating. More...

Donna M. Bixler

Donna M. Bixler, 65, St. Helen, died June 16, 2000, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted. Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch, provided arrangements. Mrs. Bixler was born Oct. More...

Shenanigan's, Raiders get game in before rains

The Raiders and ShenaniganÕs Pub were the only Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League teams to get a complete game in Monday night before rain halted play. The Pub crew picked up a 17-14 victory. More...

Roscommon girls 4th in JPC meet

Coach Bob KieslingÕs Roscommon High School girls, with 72.5 points, placed fourth in the Jack Pine Conference Track Meet at Farwell May 26. More...

Sprague claims 2nd Merritt Feature victory

For the second week straight Matt Sprague took the Late Model feature race at Merritt Speedway, Saturday night, after taking the lead from Don Marcoullier, who had led the first half of the race. More...

North Shore clobbers Steele, 36-0

Back Door Saloon slipped by ShenaniganÕs 7-4 May 27 in Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League action to maintain their league lead. More...

Sedore leads Bobcats at JPC track meet

Houghton LakeÕs Shawn Sedore led the boys track team at the Jack Pine Conference track meet with two first place medals, the shot put and discus. More...

Basketball program to start at Kirtland

Kirtland Community College is taking steps to establish a men's and a women's basketball program with an aim toward provisional membership in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association. More...

Clothes for Kosovo

CLOTHES FOR KOSOVO Volunteers Karen Walper and Mylene Klein of Roscommon sorted clothes Roscommon County residents donated through their churches this month to aid refugees from Kosovo. More...

Betty Grace Monteruil

Betty Grace Monteruil, 68, Gladwin, died at her home June 20, 2000. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, with Fr. John Ladd officiating. She was born in Detroit, Jan. More...

Deed ceremony planned at possible recreation site

Roscommon County Commissioners, in a ceremony scheduled for June 30, will officially receive the deed to property which could eventually be the site of a county recreation complex. More...

Ionia schools chief named COOR superintendent

Robert F. Jones, superintendent of Ionia Public Schools, was named to replace Lyle Spalding as superintendent of COOR Intermediate School District June 14. More...

Passenger in minor accident dies

An 82-year-old Prudenville woman who was a passenger in a car involved in a minor traffic accident on M-55 the afternoon of June 17, died at West Branch Regional Medical Center later the same day. More...

Pretrial motions heard in negligent homicide case

Pretrial motions were heard Tuesday before Judge Ronald Bergeron in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, in preparation for Terry GallagherÕs June 27 trial. More...

Shooting suspect scheduled for preliminary exam

The St. Helen man accused of shooting his neighbor five times June 13 is scheduled for preliminary examination in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, June 28. Carl N. More...

Board drafts three-part school building proposal

By Cheryl Mendham Houghton Lake Community Schools have come up with a three-part version of a bond proposalÐthe bulk of which totals almost $23 millionÐintended to alleviate overcrowding and safety concerns in the districtÕs schools. More...

Heidi Bishop named to Regional Soccer team

NAMED TO REGIONAL TEAM Heidi Bishop, a mainstay on the Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer team, was recently named to the All-Region Team by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association. More...

Crummer repeats as KART feature victor

Victories were pretty well spread around Friday night at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway. More...

North Shore beats TNT to take Women's League lead

North Shore Lounge defeated TNT Pizza 10-9 to remain undefeated and on top of the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League last Thursday night. In other games Back Door downed Limberlost 14-6; Hines Haus beat the C.A.T.S. More...

Blanche Mae Bemis

Roscommon resident Blanche Mae Bemis, 83, died June 21, 2000 at Hilltop Manor Health Care Center. A visitation will be Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Reading, MI. More...

Esther E. Sisco

Esther E. Sisco, 82, Higgins Lake, died June 22, 2000, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Grayling. Graveside services were held June 26 at Oakwood Cemetery in Lyon Township. Rev. Joe Carpenter officiated. More...

Harold L. Mack

Harold L. Mack, 71, St. Helen, died at his home on June 22, 2000. No services were held and cremation has taken place. He was born in Detroit on Aug. 18, 1928. His parents were Gerald and Margaret (Carter) Mack. He married D. Irene Love Sept. More...

Leon Kenneth ÔKenÕ Rosenthal

Leon Kenneth ÒKenÓ Rosenthal, 71, Reeds Springs, MO, died suddenly at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, MO, June 9, 2000. Stumpff Chapel, South Kimberling City, MO, was in charge of the arrangements. Barbara Fairchild of Branson, MO, officiated. Mr. More...

Evelyn Yuchas

Evelyn Yuchas, 95, died June 3, 1999, at King Nursing Centre, Houghton Lake. Services will be Tuesday at St. MaryÕs Church, Wayne, MI. Mrs. Yuchas was born in Wayne in 1904, the daughter of George and Mary Edwards. More...

Stacy Lynn Swarthout

Stacy Lynn Swarthout, 9, Houghton Lake, died June 5, 1999 at Houghton Lake. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Markey Community Baptist Church, with Kathy Murphy officiating. More...

James H. McIlrath, Sr.

General Motors retiree James H. McIlrath, Sr., 91, died June 5, 1999 at the Mary Ave. Care Center, Lansing, following a long illness. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Houghton Lake Bible Church, with Pastor Dan Swab officiating. More...

Frank S. Napoletano

Frank S. Napoletano, 78, Houghton Lake, died June 27, 2000 at King Nursing Centre, Houghton Lake. Services will be held at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, Higgins Lake, June 29 at 11 a.m. Rev. Donald Hartsuff will officiate. More...

Road Board asks DNR for land for new garage

The Roscommon County Road Commission has applied to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for 40 acres of state-owned land as a future site for a central office-garage. More...

School to purchase adult ed building

By Cheryl Mendham The Houghton Lake Community School Board of Education agreed to purchase the building that houses adult and community education classes Monday for $300,000. More...

Holiday celebrations to last more than week

The most festive week of Roscommon County's summer will begin Saturday and continue through July 9. Independence Day celebrations start Saturday, when the North Central Arts Council will present a craft show at Houghton Lake High School from 10 a.m. More...

Rev. Calvin Long to lead Methodist Church

The Rev. Calvin Long will preach his first sermon as pastor of the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church Sunday. Long replaces Charles Marble, pastor for the past eight years, who is retiring July 1. More...

Gerrish-Higgins alumni plan all-school reunion

The fifth annual Gerrish-Higgins/Roscommon All-School Reunion is scheduled for July 8 at the Community Recreation, Activities and Fitness Center, which is the former school building in Roscommon. More...

More state aid expected to balance G-H budget

The fifth annual Gerrish-Higgins/Roscommon All-School Reunion is scheduled for July 8 at the Community Recreation, Activities and Fitness Center, which is the former school building in Roscommon. More...

Squirrel puts lights out at Houghton Lake, delays edition

A black squirrel climbing on a voltage regulator at the Consumers Energy substation in Backus Township caused a power outage that effected 5,918 customers for four hours Thursday. The accident occurred at 10:51 a.m. More...

Four Bucks named all conference

Four Roscommon varsity baseball players were recently chosen by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference for the All Conference Team. More...

Crummer battles way to KART victory

Jim Crummer was the winner of the 10HP Tecumseh Feature at last Friday nightÕs Houghton Lake KART races. More...

North Shore stays unbeaten

North Shore Lounge beat ShenaniganÕs Pub 20-5 to remain undefeated in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Softball League June 22. In other games Back Door Saloon clobbered the C.A.T.S. More...

Edna E. Carlen

Edna E. Carlen, 87, Houghton Lake, died June 30, 2000, at Grayling Mercy Hospital. A service is set for Monday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at Dansville United Methodist Church, Dansville, with the Rev. Stephen Ezop officiating. More...

Sally Rogers (Coslett)

Services for Sally Rogers (Coslett), 89, St. Helen, are scheduled for Saturday at St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church, Warren. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Mrs. Rogers died July 3, 2000, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. More...

Man loses boat, trailer in holiday mishaps in holiday mishaps

Last weekend was not a good one for a Madison Heights resident. The man told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies his 15-foot boat and trailer became detached from his pickup truck when he swerved to avoid a deer on northbound I-75 near St. More...

Two arraigned on charges of printing counterfit bills

Two suspects were arraigned Monday in connection with the printing of counterfeit money. Cullen D. Yoder, 22, and Dawn E. Redmon, 18, both of Higgins Lake, faced Judge Francis L. Walsh in 83rd District Court, Roscommon. More...

Houghton Lake High School to host fine arts academy

Houghton Lake Community Schools will present Summer Fine Arts Academy Aug. 14-Aug. 18, 2000 at Houghton Lake High School. More...

Boy, 6, slightly hurt in firearm accident

A six-year-old Markey Township boy suffered a small wound to his face when he fired his father's 30.06 rifle in their home June 30. The boy told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies he loaded the gun and pointed it at a wall in an upstairs room. More...

Weed control up to townships prosecutor says

It is the responsibility of townships, not Roscommon County, to form a lake board to control Eurasian watermilfoil on Houghton Lake, according county Prosecutor Daniel Sutton. More...

Teen dies in PWC mishap

A 15-year-old girl from Alma died on the morning of July 2 as a result of injuries she suffered in a personal watercraft accident July 1. More...

Bluegill Fest, arts fair continue county's festivities

The Fourth of July may be over, but a weekend of festive events remains ahead in Roscommon County. The 51st annual St. More...

Options available for deer hunters

The application period for antlerless deer hunting licenses began July 1, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources advises hunters who will be purchasing their other deer hunting licenses early to make sure they carefully consider their optio More...

Nevins to compete in National Motocross Championships

Logan Nevins of Homer, MI, traveled to Byron, IL to compete in the North Central Motocross National Qualifier in May. Logan placed first at this race enabling him to compete in the regional championship. More...

Thomas Robert Mayes

Thomas Robert Mayes, 43, Houghton Lake, died June 4, 1999 at Mercy Hospital Grayling, as a result of injuries from an automobile accident in Crawford County. He was born Jan. 26, 1956 in Alma, the son of Robert and Carol Mayes. More...

Gordie voted the best by writers

ÒOUTDOORS WITH GORDIE,Ó by Gordon Charles, and carried regularly in this newspaper, has been judged the top outdoor column in Michigan. More...

Back Door whips TNT in two

Only four games were reported in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League last week. Back Door Saloon beat TNT Pizza 18-2 and 15-0 in a double header and North Shore Lounge took the measure of MidMichigan Health, 16-2 and 16-6. More...

Donald G. Castle

Donald G. Castle, 93, Houghton Lake, died July 5, 2000, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, is providing arrangements; visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. there today (Thursday). More...

Jacquelyn A. DuCharme

Jacquelyn A. DuCharme, 72, Houghton Lake, died July 5, 2000, at her home. Visitation will be held at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, Saturday, July 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Deepdale Memorial Park. Mrs. DuCharme was born Oct. More...

Alice M. Knight

Alice M. Knight, 96, Prudenville, died July 7, 2000, at King Nursing Centre. Ron Peters will officiate a service Monday, July 10, at Christler Funeral Home, Inc., Houghton Lake, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery. More...

Mary E. Green

Prudenville resident Mary E. Green, 78, died July 10, 2000 at Grayling Mercy Hospital. She was born April 5, 1922, in Lancaster, OH, the daughter of Carl and Myrtle (Littrell) Garling. She was married to Dave Green, Feb. 26, 1944, in Flint. More...

Cumberland Princess to ply Houghton Lake

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Lance loses COOR seat by a vote in recount of write-ins

The outcome of a race between two write-in candidates for a seat on the COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education changed after a recount last week. More...

Amateur radio testing scheduled in Roscommon

The Roscommon Testing Group will conduct amateur radio ÒhamÓ examinations July 15 at 9 a.m. in the Roscommon County Building in Roscommon for those interested in securing a Federal Communications Commission license. More...

Groundbreaking scheduled for KCC technical center

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Kirtland Community College Michigan Technical Education Center and the University Center at Gaylord is scheduled for 3 p.m. July 28 at the site on Livingston Boulevard in the J. Richard Yuill Alpine Center, Gaylord. More...

Kirtland's Warbler count second highest on record

Michigan's 2000 population of the endangered Kirtland's warbler is the second highest recorded since the first census was taken in 1951, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. More...

Early sign-up underway at KCC

Early registration for the fall semester at Kirtland Community College will be open July 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular registration is Aug. 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes begin Aug. 28. More...

Property owner raises voting, lake concerns

A Roscommon Township property owner raised some questions Tuesday at the regular township meeting pertaining to people who do not live full-time at Houghton Lake. More...

Bond proposal to be explained July 18 at HLMS

Frank Peshick, Houghton Lake Community SchoolsÕ chairman of the committee, ÒA Call for Help,Ó and school board member will lead an informational meeting July 18 at 7 p.m. at Houghton Lake Middle School. More...

Hobson takes feature flag in KART races

After winning two of three events in the Micro Class at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway Friday night Josh Hobson collected the feature victory. More...

Mr. Tim's stays in lead; Shenanigan's, Raiders running second

With its 7-4 victory Mr. TimÕs Northern Bar keeps its lead intact in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League after Monday nightÕs games. More...

19th Women's tourney opens Saturday

Three Houghton Lake teams are among the 32 teams entered in the 19th annual Houghton Lake WomenÕs Softball League tournament Saturday and Sunday. Games will be played at Roscommon TownshipÕs Park on Knapp Road, Denton Township and ElyÕs Roadhouse. More...

Judith A. Emery

Judith A. Emery, 61, Roscommon, died July 14, 2000, at her home. Fr. John Ladd will officiate a service Monday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Lyon Township. More...

Helen C. Zbikowski

Helen C. Zbikowski, 82, St. Helen, died at West Branch Regional Medical Center, West Branch, July 12, 2000. A service is planned for Saturday, July 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, with Fr. Anthony Citro officiating. More...

Denver C. Yeager

Denver C. Yeager, 78, Prudenville, died July 16, 2000, at his home. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, provided arrangements; no service was held. Mr. Yeager was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Gladwin to Arthur and Leora (Edick) Yeager. He married Mary Skarl Nov. More...

Fritz Bertl

Fritz Bertl, Roscommon, died July 15, 2000, at his home. He was 92 years old. Pastor James Beinke will officiate a service July 19 at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church. Burial will be in Gerrish Township Cemetery. More...

David R. Thompson

David R. Thompson, 66, Higgins Lake, died July 17, 2000 at his home. Services will be held at Markey Community Baptist Church, Higgins Lake, at 11 a.m. July 20 with the Rev. Robert Russell officiating. More...

Happy Landings Playground revisited

ItÕs been five years since the Happy Landings Playground was built by a slew of volunters next to Collins Elementary. More...

School's out this week

Today (Thursday) and Friday are the last days of school for the 1998-99 year in area school districts. The Houghton Lake Community Schools district is in session for a half day, with classes being dismissed at 10:15 a.m. More...

Monday vote to choose school board members

Roscommon County voters will select board of education members for the Houghton Lake and Gerrish-Higgins districts in next MondayÕs annual school election. More...

Miller set for bone marrow transplant at U of M Medical Center

Twenty-nine-year old Robert Miller, son of Connie McCaleb of St. Helen and Larry Miller of Florida, is scheduled for a bone marrow transplant at University of Michigan Hospital July 9. More...

Veteran employees retiring from Gerrish-Higgins

Roscommon High SchoolÕs assistant principal, three long-time RHS teachers (two of them coaches), a Roscommon Elementary School teacher and a 27-year transportation department employee are retiring from Gerrish-Higgins Schools. Judith K. More...

Houghton Lake Adult Education graduates 24

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Houghton Lake Adult Education graduates 24

Twenty-four students graduated from the Houghton Lake Adult and Alternative Education Program Saturday. In addition, 20 students completed requirements for their General Equivalency Diploma. More...

Spangler takes Merritt feature with Johnson, Seder in 2nd

With beautiful skies and 80 degrees at race time Eric Spangler captured the parts Plus Late Model feature Saturday night at Merritt Speedway. More...

Server Olympics to benefit Area 4 Special Olympics

A Server Olympics, Sunday, will benefit Area 4 Special Olympics and offer a new event for area servers and bartenders 18 and older. The Server Olympics will be held at the Holiday on the Lake at 1 p.m. More...

Girls' basketball, volleyball squads four-year champions

Although Roscommon bowed to a powerful Sault Ste. Marie squad in the opening round of Class B girlsÕ basketball district tournament play last March, Coach Ron BrittonÕs Bucks had much to celebrate. More...

Drogt, Parker named All Conference

Houghton Lake softball players Amber Drogt and Tiffany Parker, both juniors, were recently given honorable mention by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference during All Conference Team selection. More...

COOR Board's top jobs vacant after deadlock for president

With two members absent from its July 12 organizational meeting, the remaining five members of the COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education were unable to agree on election of a president and vice-president. Absent were Dr. More...

Roscommon trustee to head KCC board

Patricia Webb, Roscommon, is the new chairman of the Kirtland Community College Board of Trustees. Webb, who has been on the board since 1998, was unanimously elected at the trustees' annual organizational meeting July 13. More...

Townships' board to battle milfoil

By Thomas Reznich Supervisors of Lake, Roscommon, Denton and Markey Townships decided Monday to work toward formation of a new governmental body to deal with the infestation of Eurasian watermilfoil in Houghton Lake. More...

Youth sought for escape attempt

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies are seeking arrest warrants for a Traverse City youth who allegedly tried to break out an inmate from the Nokomis Challenge Center at Houghton Lake July 14. More...

Back Door protects lead, North Shore blasts C.A.T.S. 40-0

While the Back Door Saloon girls were protecting their undefeated record 9-3 over Quality Inn in Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball North Shore Lounge made sure it was only a step behind with a 40-0 drubbing of the C.A.T.S. More...

High-tech repair firm buys land, building in Roscommon

A new occupant of the Roscommon Village Industrial Park plans to purchase more land. The village council July 13 authorized Village Manager W. More...

St. Helen home burglarized

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a break-in reported July 16 at the home of a St. Helen resident who was on vacation. Deputies said the home was ransacked. More...

Summer Fine Arts Academy sign-up deadline Aug. 1

The deadline for registration for the Aug. 14-18 Summer Fine Arts Academy at Houghton Lake High School is Aug. 1. Forms are available at the board office or the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

Lake Township agrees to join proposed lake panel

By Cheryl Mendham The Lake Township Board agreed Tuesday to enter into a four-township Lake Improvement Board to address the milfoil weed problem in Houghton Lake. More...

Pro-Am to offer chance at big prizes

Golfers in the third PGA Michigan Section Senior Pro-Am tournament at the Quest Golf Course, Houghton Lake, will have the chance to win more than trophies during this yearÕs event, to be held Aug. 7. More...

Bobcats fall to Bucks in District tourney

The Houghton Lake Bobcat baseball team had its hopes of District Tournament play dashed by the Roscommon Bucks Saturday when they lost 11-6 at Kalkaska. ÒDefensively, we made some mistakes that cost us some runs,Ó Coach Eric Methner said. More...

Four teams tied at 5-5; Mr. Tim's keeps lead in men's league

Four teams are tied at 5-5 in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League after Monday nightÕs games. The league leader, Mr. TimÕs Northern Bar, beat Bud Light 13-8 and stays comfortably out front with a 9-1 record. More...

North Shore, MidMichigan, Back Door Saloon sweep doubleheaders

North Shore Lounge, MidMichigan Health and the Back Door Saloon all swept their doubleheaders July 13, with Hines Haus Party Store having a bye week in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

Two Bucks, Bobcat named JPC All Conference

Two Roscommon Bucks baseball players and one Houghton Lake Bobcat were name to Jack Pine Conference All Conference baseball teams following coaches voting. More...

Bonnie Elizabeth Coultes

Bonnie Elizabeth Coultes, 69, Roscommon, died July 21, 2000, at her home. The Rev. Anthony Citro is to officiate a service Monday, July 24, at 2 p.m. at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery. More...

William T. Goldman Jr.

William T. Goldman, 61, of St. Helen died June 9, 1999, in West Branch Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch on Saturday June 12 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ken Peterson officiating. More...

Morton Thomas Moore

Morton Thomas Moore, 45, Roscommon, died at his home on July 22, 2000. Services will be held at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon, Tuesday, July 25 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ken Peterson will officiate. More...

Gayle B. Saxton

Retired Houghton Lake educator, sports writer-columnist for the Resorter and coach, Gayle B. Saxton, died July 22, 2000 at the Michigan Masonic Home, Alma. More...

Lucille Gronkowski

Lucille Gronkowski, 81, of Roscommon, died July 22, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. Services will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 26 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Anthony Citro will officiate. More...

Violet Vallie

Violet Vallie, 68, of South Branch Township, died July 25, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. Services will be held at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon, on Thursday, July 27, at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Bob Russell will officiate. More...

Peshick named school board president

By Cheryl Mendham Frank Peshick, six-year Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education member, was elected the president of the board at its organizational meeting July 17. One-year member Ted Goll was chosen vice-president. More...

Music Box, barber chair brought sheriff to county

By Glenn Schicker Although Tom McKindles has worked for the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department 34 years, the last 12 as sheriff, it wasn't a law enforcement job that brought him to Roscommon. More...

Local businesses support fireworks, win contest

A contest was held for any local business that wanted to participate in collecting donations for the 4th of July fireworks. More...

Meeting time corrected

The date of the next ÒCall for HelpÓ Aug. 9 meeting at Houghton Lake Middle School was correct in last weekÕs Resorter; however, the time was incorrect. The correct time of the meeting is 7 p.m. More...

Mercer to participate in week-long trooper training program

Beginning July 31, Daniel Mercer of Houghton Lake will be one of forty-five Michigan high school students who will get an opportunity to experience the training needed to become a Michigan State Police Trooper. More...

Board selects Houghton Lake Middle School principal

With a 4-1 vote in favor, former middle school counselor Mary Jo Dismang was selected as the new Houghton Lake Middle School principal at a special meeting of the Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday. More...

Youth Hockey registration scheduled for August

Registration for the Gladwin Area Hockey Association Fall Hockey Program will be on Aug. 8 and 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Gladwin Community Arena (behind Pamida) on the east side of Gladwin. Players from surrounding communities are welcome. More...

Record field expected for AuSable Canoe Marathon

One of the most prolific canoe marathon racers of all-time, QuebecÕs Serge Corbin, and MichiganÕs top long-distance paddler, Jeff Kolka, are considered by many to be the team to beat as they attempt to claim an unprecedented fifth consecutive champio More...

Shenanigan's beats Mr. Tim's, moves within one game of1st place

Mr. TimÕs (9-2) remains in first place in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League after Monday nights games, however ShenaniganÕs Pub (8-3) moved within one game of first with a 13-5 win over Mr. TimÕs. More...

Aug. 1 is deadline to apply for antlerless deer license

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding deer hunters that Aug. 1 is the deadline for applying for an antlerless deer license for the 2000 deer hunting season. DNR Director K. L. More...

Vehicles find perfect conditions during Inland Lakes show

The 23rd Annual Antique Auto Show, sponsored by the Inland Lakes Region, AACA was held at the Houghton Lake School grounds on July 22 and 23. There were 135 registrations for the show, including the "for sale" cars. More...

Wood Tic 100 wins go to Seder, Ransom and Fowler

By Linda Sherwood Race fans and drivers began arriving Wednesday at Merritt Speedway. More...

Rita Gass

Rita A. Gass, 77, Prudenville, died June 12, 1999, at her home. The Rev. Dan Stoneback will officiate a service June 15 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lapeer. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lapeer. More...

Arthur C. Bosel, Jr.

Arthur Charles Bosel Jr., 45, Houghton Lake, died at his home on June 14, 1999. He was the son of the late Arthur C. Bosel Sr. and Helen Audrey (Socia) Bosel. He was born in Mt. Clemens, Mi, June 29, 1953. Mr. More...

Keith Kaider

Keith D. Kaider, 79, Dimondale, formerly of Houghton Lake, died July 28, 2000, at a Lansing Hospital following a long illness. Cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Arrangements were handled by Field & Leik Funeral Home, Dimondale. More...

Jane Ingram

Jane V. Ingram, 80, Prudenville, died at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, July 26, 2000. Cremation has take placen. Arrangements were made by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home of Prudenville. She was born in Belair, OH, March 4, 1920. More...

Keith Kaider

Keith D. Kaider, 79, Dimondale, formerly of Houghton Lake, died July 28, 2000, at a Lansing Hospital following a long illness. Cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Arrangements were handled by Field & Leik Funeral Home, Dimondale. More...

Music, business part of background of COOR's new superintendent

COOR Intermediate School District's new superintendent has a varied background that includes training and experience in music, education and business in both rural and urban communities. Robert F. More...

4-H Fair and Youth Expo opens Friday

The Roscommon County 4-H Fair and Youth Expo gets underway tomorrow (Friday) at the fairgrounds on Ballanger Road in Roscommon. More...

Many county, township races to be decided in Tuesday primary

Although the November general election will decide the fate of candidates for many federal and state offices and some county and township positions here, next Tuesday will be the voters' final word for a number of seats in grassroots government in Ro More...

Community Awareness Day planned for Saturday

Wal-Mart in Houghton Lake will host its first annual Community Awareness Day Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot. More...

Registration begins Aug. 10 for Collins

Collins Elementary will begin registering students for kindergarten through second grade Aug. 10. More...

Internet friend from Germany visits St. Helen resident

A friendship that started over the Internet brought a priest from Germany to St. Helen recently. The Rev. Ludwig Kamm, whose parish is near Cologne in western Germany, included a visit to Frank Turnage in St. More...

Bond proposal meeting Aug. 9

The next ÒCall for HelpÓ meeting will be held at Houghton Lake Middle School from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9. A computer slide presentation will be shown demonstrating the reasons why the committee feels the building bond proposal, set for Sept. More...

Baptists edge Methodists for undefeated season

Markey Community Baptist slipped past Houghton Lake United Methodist, 14-13, to claim its second perfect season in the past three years. Markey suffered defensive lapses throughout the game, allowing the Methodists to take the lead more than once. More...

McGillis hits 3-5 with homer; North Shore Lounge wins

Due to rain, only one game was played last week in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League. North Shore Lounge added one game to its first place lead, beating second place Hines Haus, 30-13. More...

Mr. Tim's beats North Shore, adds one game to first place lead

Mr. TimÕs made up for last weekÕs loss to ShenaniganÕs with a 17-4 win over North Shore Lounge in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

Kolka, Corbin 'Serge' to fifth straight victory

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Mark McGwire and... Serge Corbin? Although canoe marathon racing may not be widely recognized as a mainstream sport, Serge Corbin, 43, St. More...

Ronald Charles Roediger

Services for Ronald Charles Roediger, 62, Higgins Lake, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon. More...

Donald W. Cornell

Donald W. Cornell, 78, Beaver Creek Township, died Aug. 3, 2000, at his home. A service was held Aug. 6 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North, Roscommon, officiated by Pastor Brad Lewis. More...

MaryAnn (Yesh) Padella

MaryAnn (Yesh) Padella, Dearborn, died July 28, 2000, at her motherÕs home. A service was held Aug. 5 at St. Linus Church, Dearborn Heights. Born Feb. 8, 1949, Mrs. Padella was the wife of the late Richard Padella. More...

Frank B. Gaudette

Frank B. Gaudette, 81, St. Helen, died at his home on Aug. 6, 2000. Services will be held Aug. 24 at noon at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch. American Legion 416 and the VFW Post 4159 will officiate. More...

Houghton Lake Improvement Board headed for Lansing

Taking the lead in the effort to curb the Eurasian watermilfoil infestation in Houghton Lake, the newly formed Houghton Lake Improvement Board held its first meeting at the Denton Township Hall Aug. 4. More...

Bonk overwhelms Rosczyk; Milburn unseats Ancel

Ann M. Bonk is the apparent successor to retiring Roscommon County Clerk Robert W. Smith following her easy victory over former county Commissioner John Rosczyk in TuesdayÕs Republican primary election. More...

Grant to help with Au Sable Center renovation

The Au Sable River Center renovating committee recently received a $1,500 grant from the Weyerhaeuser Co. More...

Michigan tourism conference scheduled

The sixth annual Northern Lower Michigan LegislatorsÕ Conference on Tourism at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville will be held Sept. 10 and 11. State Rep. More...

Japanese student finds American life, culture to her liking

By James Briggs Mike and Barb Eva and their Roscommon family are hosting an exchange student from Japan this summer. Yukiko Fudike is a 14-year-old girl who has been staying with the Evas since July 24 and will return home Aug. 19. More...

Senior housing project awaits funding approval

Plans are progressing for Country Village, a senior citizen housing project between Houghton and Higgins Lakes. More...

Handgun stolen from off-duty police officer

An off-duty Canton Township police officer reported his handgun stolen Aug. 3. More...

County, township proposals pass

Roscommon County residents Tuesday decided to reinstate a tax for gypsy moth suppression. The tax of 25 cents per $1,000 taxable value was approved by a vote of 3,448 to 1,655, according to unofficial returns. More...

Abbases to speak at Bowhunters Rendezvous

Fred Abbas, Houghton Lake, and his son, Greg Abbas, Beaverton, bowhunters who have a combined total of 32 trophy class bucks in the record books of CBM, Pope and Young, Buckmasters and Longhunters Society, will hold a seminar on their techniques at t More...

North Shore still on top despite loss

North Shore Lounge won and lost Thursday night in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball league to maintain first place lead over Back Door Saloon and Hines Haus. More...

Habitat benefit game scheduled Tuesday

The eighth annual Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity Benefit Softball Game is scheduled for 7 p.m. next Tuesday at Houghton Lake High School. Roscommon County Church League All-Stars will play Gannon Broadcasting. More...

Mr. Tim's beats Kilkare, holds on in first

Mr. TimÕs beat Kilkare, 15-5, to maintain a two-game lead over ShenaniganÕs and stay in first place with two weeks remaining in the regular season for the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

Lulu G. Hodgdon

Lulu G. Hodgdon, 81, St. Helen, died Aug. 9, 2000, at West Branch Regional Medical Center, West Branch. A service is planned Friday, Aug. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch, with the Rev. Jon S. Evans officiating. More...

John G. Zyla

John G. Zyla, 62, Houghton Lake, died Aug. 13, 2000, at his home. Fr. Greg McCullum will officiate a service Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Prudenville, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery. More...

John R. Elswick

A memorial service for John R. Elswick, 47, Houghton Lake, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville. Pastor William Winter will officiate. Mr. Elswick died Aug. 13, 2000, at his home. More...

Benjamin E. Horton

Benjamin E. Horton, 71, Roscommon, died Aug. 14, 2000, at his home. Visitation is scheduled at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon, from 2 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 and at the Young Colonial Funeral Chapel Funeral Home, Inc., 4061 St. More...

Mercy begins construction

Mercy Health Services North, Grayling, and Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, are following through with plans to expand the Mercy Prudenville site. Excavation began earlier this month for a 15,000-square foot addition. More...

COOR approves budgets, tax rates

Budgets and property tax rates for the 1999-2000 fiscal year were approved by the COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education June 9. More...

House number display ordinance gets go-ahead in Denton Twp.

A house number display ordinance was approved by Denton Township officials after some debate June 2. The ordinance wording is the same being considered by other townships that lie within the boundaries of the Houghton Lake Building Agency. More...

Teacher waives examination on sexual misconduct charges

A Houghton Lake Middle School teacher accused of criminal sexual conduct involving a former student has been bound over to 34th Circuit Court. Devonna L. Snowden-Crile, 34, waived preliminary examination before Judge Francis L. More...

Vance capitalizes on Hendershott's loss in late model feature

It was Dowker Engine night at Merritt Speedway Saturday with Dowker sponsoring the Late Model Feature. More...

Mr. TimÕs, Back Door protect division leads

Mr. TimÕs Northern Bar and Back Door Saloon maintained their respective division leads with victories Monday night in the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League. Mr. More...

Fireworks at Houghton Lake not extinguished yet

Houghton Lake might have one more chance at a July 4 fireworks display if the efforts of a Houghton Lake resident are successful. More...

Recreation director resigns

Steve Patterson, Roscommon CountyÕs children, youth and family agent-county recreation director since November, 1998, has resigned. In his resignation letter, Patterson said he is leaving the position Aug. 31 to move to Texas. More...

More responsive administration aim of KCC reorganization

By Glenn Schicker A reorganization of Kirtland Community College's administrative structure, approved by KCC Trustees Aug. 10, is designed to improve communication and make the administration "more responsive," according to Dr. More...

Football coaches building teams for season openers

By James Briggs ItÕs just after 10 a.m. in Roscommon as the varsity football team makes its way into the locker oom from their morning practice. More...

Early goose season starts Sept. 1

The early September Canada goose hunting season in Michigan will run from Sept. 1 through 15 in the Lower Peninsula and Sept. 1 through 10 in the Upper Peninsula. More...

Sportsmans Club hosting hunter education classes

The Houghton Lake SportsmanÕs Club will sponsor a hunter education course beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the SportsmanÕs Club building on Towerhill Road. The class will continue through the remainder of the week from 7-9 p.m. each night. More...

Street Stock driver rolls way to victory lane

By Linda Sherwood After crossing the finish line first, winners at Merritt Speedway have their picture taken in front of their car with the checkered flag. More...

Manley loses board seat by seven votes

After 23 years as a member of the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education, Janet Z. Manley lost her bid for four more years in office in MondayÕs annual school election. More...

Blacksmiths, storyteller hightlight Hartwick lineup

Hartwick Pines Logging Museum near Grayling has scheduled two events for August that are intended to give people a feel for what life was like during MichiganÕs 19th century white pine lumbering era. The program begins Aug. More...

Bears, oh my!

Smokey and Yogi are two famous bears that do not live in Hartwick Pines. However, a mother bear named Karen inhabits the park and at approximately 20 years old, she has several cubs. More...

Council nears decision on streetscape loan

The Roscommon Village Council is expected to decide next week whether to loan $100,000 to the Roscommon Downtown Development Authority to complete the DDA's streetscape project. With only four of its seven members present Aug. More...

Gerrish schedules hearings on fire, police assessments

Public hearings on increased special assessments for Gerrish Township's fire and police departments are scheduled for next Monday. The township board Aug. More...

KCC registation scheduled next week

Regular registration for fall semester classes at Kirtland Community College is Aug. 23-24 from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Classes begin Aug. 29. More...

Ordinance language approved in Roscommon Township

The Roscommon Township Board approved an ordinance regulating DTE Energy Marketing, Inc., electric franchise, at its Aug. 1 meeting. More...

Gerald LeRoy Boersma

St. Helen resident Gerald LeRoy Boersma, 51, died at St. MaryÕs Hospital, Saginaw, Aug. 15, 2000. A self-employed lease operator in the oil industry, Mr. Boersma was born in Grayling, April 4, 1949, the son of Frank and Ethel (Williams) Boersma. More...

At Kirtland Ñ ÔRightsizingÕ includes eight new employees

A $10 million preliminary budget reflecting the recent elimination of the equivalent of six full-time jobs and the addition of the equivalent of eight was adopted by Kirtland Community College Trustees June 10. More...

Maxwell C. Fay

Maxwell C. Fay, 88, Lapeer, died June 16, 1999. A memorial service will be held June 26 at 1 p.m., with visitation at noon, at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville. Memorials may be made to donorÕs favorite charity. Mr. Fay was born Feb. More...

Theresa M. Schule

Former Detroit resident Theresa M. Schulte, 69, died Aug. 8, 2000 in Bedford, TX. Services are Aug. 19 from St. Helen Catholic Church, with Fr. Albert Couturier officiating. Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. More...

Hubert E. Clover

Hubert E. Clover, 79, Roscommon, died June 16, 1999, at his home. A Scripture Service will take place at St. James Catholic Church June 18 at 7:30 p.m. with Sister Chris Herald officiating. Burial will be in Spangler Cemetery. More...

Richard G. Fairchild

Richard G. Fairchild, 79, died Aug. 21, 2000 at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. Services will be Friday, at 11 a.m. from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Fr. John Ladd officiating. Burial will be in the Denton Township Cemetery. More...

Special bond meeting Aug. 28

A special meeting of the Houghton Lake Board of Education is scheduled for Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria. Bond proposal information will be provided to the public. More...

New HLMS principal wants parental involvement

Houghton Lake Middle School students will meet their new principal, Mary Jo Dismang, upon starting school next week. More...

County information is at your fingertips

Roscommon County government has entered the Internet age with a new web site. More...

Clemens honored as realtor of the year

Ruth Clemens, broker-owner of ERA Johnson Realty in Prudenville, was recently elected ÒRealtor of the YearÓ for the Paul Bunyan Board of Realtors. More...

Judge terminates rights of Roscommon parents

The Roscommon parents trying to reclaim their three children who were placed in foster care received word from Judge Eugene I. Turkelson in his Aug. 2 opinion that their parental rights were terminated. More...

Michigan firefighters deployed to western states

Among the thousands of men and women from around the country who have been battling the western statesÕ worst fire season in 50 years was a group of 20 firefighters from Department of Natural Resources Northern Michigan units. More...

JW's Budweiser tourney victors

J.W.Õs Sports Club of Novi and Houghton Lake was the victor of the annual Houghton Lake Budweiser Classic Softball Tournament sponsored by Mr. TimÕs Northern Bar, Houghton Lake Heights and Fabiano Brothers. More...

Rosco middlers to start fall sports practice

Roscommon Middle School athletes will begin practices for fall sports next Monday. Seventh grade girlsÕ basketball players will practice from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 and Aug. 31 and 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30. More...

Walters, team 1st in NRA shoot at 1,000 yards

The recent National Rifle Association Championships at Camp Perry, OH, went well for Houghton Lake resident Barbara Walters. More...

Groom wins Merritt feature race

By Linda Sherwood Just a few hours after saying, ÒI do,Ó Larry Branham, of Lake City, claimed the checkered flag in a make up feature race for the Pro Truck Class. Branham married Susie Bowman on Aug. 19. More...

Firebirds to begin training

The Kirtland Community College Firebirds hope to get off to a ÒflyingÓ start in their first official season of basketball competition in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association, Athletic Director Glen Donahue said last week. More...

Bobcats hope to turn new attitude into JPC title

By James Briggs First year Houghton Lake Bobcats Head Coach Eric Methner didnÕt even have to stop and think when asked what he likes most about this yearÕs team. ÒThe attitude,Ó Methner said. More...

Raymond R. Huffmaster

Raymond R. Huffmaster, 75, Port Huron, Houghton Lake summer resident and business owner, died Aug. 26, 2000, in Port Huron Hospital after a short illness. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31 in the St. Mary Church, Port Huron. More...

Joseph McKimmy

Joseph McKimmy, 80, Houghton Lake, died Aug. 27, 2000, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Mr. McKimmy donated his body to Michigan State University. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, served the family. Mr. More...

Kenneth M. Squires

Kenneth M. Squires, 60, Houghton Lake, died June 20, 1999, at his home. Pastor Dan Swab will officiate a service Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m. at Houghton Lake Bible Church. Burial will be in Lake Township. More...

Naomi L. DeLisle

Naomi L. DeLisle, 73, Roscommon, died at her home on June 18, 1999. There are no public funeral services planned. The Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home of Roscommon, are providing arrangements. More...

Wendell J. Pietchak

Former Houghton Lake High School Business and Driver Education Teacher Wendell J. Pietchak, 59, died June 21, 1999 following a lengthy illness. Services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at Christler Funeral Home. More...

20-year recreation tax OK'd for November vote

Roscommon County voters will be asked at the Nov. 7 general election to make a 20-year commitment to a county recreation and convention facility. The ballot proposal will be for a new property tax of up to $1.20 per $1,000 taxable value. More...

Lake board undecided on milfoil plan

By Stephanie Tardy Jumping the gun, public concern at TuesdayÕs meeting of the Houghton Lake Improvement Board surrounded the issue of cost and payment of remedying the Eurasian watermilfoil infestation in Houghton Lake. More...

Inmate flees after hearing, caught six hours later

A Roscommon County Jail inmate who fled as he was being escorted back to his cell from a court appearance last Friday was apprehended about about six hours later. Douglas W. More...

Fall tree sale underway

The Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District is taking orders for trees in its fall fund-raiser. Conifers only are sold by the district at this time of year. More...

Roscommon Twp. residents comment on dock regulations

Public comment was taken Aug. 12 at a special meeting of the Roscommon Township board on the townshipÕs dock ordinance. Each person who signed in was allowed one minute for comment. The public presented the following concerns and comments: 1. More...

Ordinance would end partisian elections in village

Partisan elections could become a thing of the past in Roscommon Village under an ordinance adopted by the village council Aug. 24. The ordinance, authorized under an 1895 state law, would make future village elections non-partisan. More...

Higgins Lake represented in Muskegon watershed study

Because Higgins Lake is the headwater for the Muskegon River via the Cut River and Houghton Lake, it was represented Aug. 21-25 at a Muskegon River Watershed Research Retreat in Muskegon. More...

Shooting suspects exam to resume

The St. Helen man who allegedly shot his neighbor over a bike that was left in his yard is awaiting completion of a preliminary examination that began Aug. 24 in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, before Judge Francis L. Walsh. Carl N. More...

Rain delays championship races at Merritt

The Late Model and Michigan Modified Points Championships were put on hold for a week due to rain. Both will have their final event on Saturday, Sept. 2 along with the Pro Truck and Street Stock points championships. On Saturday, Sept. More...

DNR offers free video on ORV regulations

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has produced a 12-minute video featuring Michigan's Off-Road Vehicle Trails Program. The free video highlights important regulations and responsibilities that every ORV rider should know. More...

Coyotes have all the luck in junior varsity opener

A penalty that nullified the first touchdown of the season for Houghton LakeÕs junior varsity football team may have been a preview of the teamÕs luck with Reed City as the Coyotes chalked up the 20-16 win Thursday night. More...

Bucks perfect after first two games

The Roscommon varsity soccer team started their season off with wins at home against McBain (10-0) on Aug. 29 and away at Forest Area (3-2) on Aug. 25. More...

Bobcats begin season with 2 NMSL victories

Houghton LakeÕs varsity soccer team chalked up two Northern Michigan Soccer League wins in its first games of the season at Pine River (3-2) Aug. 28 and at Harbor Springs (4-2) Aug. 25. More...

Bucks find new identity in 40-6 victory over Grayling

By James Briggs The Roscommon Bucks went into their season opener last Friday in search of a new identity that would separate them from last year's team. More...

Earl F. Babbitt

Houghton Lake resident Earl F. Babbitt, 76, died at his home Aug. 30. Services will be Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. from the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, with Pastor James Mosse officiating. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery. More...

Bruce V. Jakes

Bruce V. Jakes, 77, Rose City, died June 22, 1999, at Bortz Health Care in Rose City. Services are scheduled for Friday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., Saginaw. Rev. Douglas Kahl will officiate. More...

Frank L. Starr

Frank L. Starr, 90, Prudenville, died Sept. 2, 2000, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, provided arrangements. A service was held there Sept. 5, with Pastor William Winter officiating. More...

Kid's health fair Sept. 27

The Fifth Annual ChildrenÕs Health Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Prudenville. More...

Nemeth appointed provost of M-Tec in Gaylord

Katherine Nemeth has been appointed provost of the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Gaylord. Her appointment to the position by Kirtland Community College President Charles D. Rorie was approved by the collegeÕs Board of Trustees Aug. More...

William P. Kennedy

William Patrick Kennedy, 45, Lupton, died Sept. 5, 2000, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Pastor Paul Klassen will officiate a service Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Log Church, Gladwin. More...

Gerrish officers commended

Four officers of the Gerrish Township Police Department were recognized at the Aug. 21 community meeting of Advisory Community TeamÐNeighbors on Watch. More...

HLHS plans blast from past for homecoming

Houghton Lake High SchoolÕs homecoming festivities will take place Sept. 18-23, culminating in a semi-formal homecoming dance Saturday night from 8:30 a.m. to midnight. More...

North Shore claims women's league title over Back Door

North Shore Lounge won the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League title with an 8-7 victory over Back Door Saloon. More...

Second Marilyn Brown Run Sept. 23

The second annual Marilyn Brown Memorial Fun Run will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at White Deer Country Club at 10 a.m. More...

Roscommon cagers lose to Vikings 50-39

In their second loss in as many outings, Roscommon High School girls Aug. 31 fell to non-conference rival Grayling, 50-39. More...

Bucks take first win at expense of Bobcats

In an early season showdown between Roscommon County rivals, the Roscommon Bucks won a defensive battle over the Houghton Lake Bobcats, 30-24, Tuesday night. The two teams, both winless in their two previous outings, played on the BobcatsÕ court. More...

Lightning strikes twice for Bobcats in 24-0 victory

By James Briggs The thunder rolled and then lightning struck. Twice. More...

James A. Battles

James A. Battles, 79, Davison, died Wednesday at his home. No visitation will be held, creamation has already taken place. Mr. Battles was born in Flint on March 28, 1920, the son of John Battles, Stella (Bassham) Battles, and stepfather Dueal. More...

Marie Phillips

Marie Phillips, 68, died Sept. 11, 2000, at her Roscommon home. A private funeral service has taken place. Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home provided arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Michigan or the American Cancer Society. More...

Summer repairs underway at GH schools

While students are enjoying summer vacation, renovation projects will take place at St. Helen Elementary and Roscommon High School. A new roof is being installed over the original portion of St. Helen Elementary. More...

Library's budget over $380,000

The Houghton Lake Public Library Board approved a budget for fiscal year 1999-2000, totaling $388,500. More...

G-H drivers file grievance over superintendent at wheel

When Gerrish-Higgins Schools Superintendent Donald E. More...

Blood drive is successful

The American Red Cross held a blood drive Monday, Jun. 21, in the Houghton Lake High School Cafeteria. There were 97 potential donors, with 92 being succcessful. This was one of the most successful drives in Houghton Lake. More...

200 county residents have unclaimed property

More than 200 Roscommon County residents are among more than 115,000 Michigan citizens on the Michigan Department of TreasuryÕs list of owners unclaimed property. More...

Fireworks receive a 'go' from chamber

The on/off switch of this yearÕs fireworks display at Houghton Lake has been turned on again, according to Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Director Gary Dellinger. The July 3 display will be launched from the Houghton Lake Airport at or near dusk. More...

Music Box to open doors Friday

By Cheryl Mendham After 18 years of silence, the Music Box in Prudenville will come to life again this weekend. More...

Scores first ace

Al Toswell, Shelby Township, scored his first hole-in-one at the Quest Golf Club June 19th. He scored his ace on #15, a par three, 139-yard shot using an eight-iron. The shot was witnessed by Andrew Poisson, Bruce Dutcher and Donald Shankin. More...

Baptists topple Lutherans from undefeated ranks

Markey Community Baptist ripped St. John Lutheran, 15-5, last week, handing the Lutherans their first loss of the Roscommon County Church Softball League season. More...

Back Door, Mr. Tim's protect division leads

The division leaders of the Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League protected their leads Monday night. Mr. TimÕs, American Division Leader, downed Long Branch 16-12 and Back Door, National Division leader beat Bud Light 17-11. More...

Hines Haus knocks off Back Door

Hines Haus upset previously unbeaten Back Door Saloon by a run Thursday night in the Houghton Lake WomenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

Marie H. Firosz

Marie H. Firosz, 77, Prudenville, died June 24, 1999, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center. A service is planned for June 28 at noon at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Father Richard Seifferly will officiate. More...

As fall begins, oil prices climb

Because of the rise in oil prices in Michigan, some area oil companies have been forced to raise prices on home heating oil and may continue to do so as the winter progresses. More...

KCC enrollment increases 5.4%

Kirtland Community College Director of Student Services Stacey Barnes says that as of Sept. 8. her department had registered 1,241 students for the fall semester, an increase of 64, or 5.4%, over the same period a year ago. More...

Driver pinned in two-car accident

Roscommon Township firemen work to extricate Eva McMahon, 83, Roscommon, from her car after it collided with a pickup truck on M-55 near Kmart at Houghton Lake Sept. 7. More...

Driver pinned in two-car accident

Roscommon Township firemen extricated Eva McMahon, 83, Roscommon, from her car after it collided with a pickup truck on M-55 near Kmart at Houghton Lake Sept. 7. More...

'Memory Walk' to benefit Alzheimer's Association

The second annual Roscommon Memory Walk to benefit the AlzheimerÕs Association is scheduled for Sept. 23 at the Roscommon High School track. Registration is at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. More...

Sensor joins Christler team

Christler Funeral Home has a new addition, intern Darlene Sensor, an August graduate of Wayne State University. More...

Police probe thefts of marine gear

Michigan State Police, in cooperation with Denton Township Police and the Roscommon County SheriffÕs Department are investigating a string of larcenies of marine stereos from boats that may involve several youths. More...

Roscommon runners open with victories

In their cross-country season opener at home Sept. 6, Roscommon High School boys defeated Harrison, 17-35, while RHS girls won, 20-32. Boys The Bucks captured the first three places in boys' competition. More...

Crummer wins KART feature, Marcoullier takes points race

Although Jim Crummer won the feature race in the Houghton Lake KART Speedway season championships last Friday Dona Marcoullier was the top point winner for the season in the Tecumseh 10 h.p. class with Crummer second and Mitch Steele third. More...

RHS girls come from behind to down Harrison, 46-41

The Roscommon Bucks improved their girls' basketball season overall record to 2-2 and remained unbeaten in Jack Pine Conference play after a come-from-behind 46-41 win at Harrison Sept. 7. More...

Source of water flow in sewers identified

Lake Township officials learned the results of the Houghton Lake Sewer AuthorityÕs infiltration and inflow study May 18. More...

Bucks bomb Beavers in Jack Pine opener 14-7

The Roscommon Bucks extended their perfect record to Jack Pine Conference play with a 14-7 varsity football win at Beaverton last Friday. More...

Despite loss Drogt happy with Bobcats' play

The Houghton Lake varsity girlsÕ basketball team lost to Clare, 39-33, Sept. 7 at home. Despite the loss, Bobcats Coach Eric Drogt said, ÒThis was by far our best effort of the season. More...

Thompson pursuing dream playing for MSU Spartans

Most kids in the early elementary grades dream of what they want to do when they Ògrow-upÓ and most of the times their early aspirations change, frequently too. But for Nick Thompson his early aspirations are still his course. More...

Sheer determination gives Bobcats 26-22 victory over Farwell

Sheer determination describes the 26-22 victory the Houghton Lake Bobcats claimed in their first Jack Pine Conference football game, Sept. 8, with the Farwell Eagles. More...

Hazel E. Wirick

Hazel E. Wirick, 80, Houghton Lake, died at her home on June 26, 1999. Services will be held at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake at 10 a.m. Tues. June 29, Rev. William Winter and Deacon James Soloman officiating. More...

New telephone area code to take effect Jan. 1

The delayed change of Roscommon County's telephone area code will take place Jan. 1, the Michigan Public Service Commission announced last week. More...

Central dispatch director resigns

Roscommon County Central Dispatch Director Dawn M. LaCasse has resigned. County commissioners Sept. 13 accepted LaCasse's resignation and named John Bawol, one of two senior dispatchers, as interim director. More...

School millage ballot has 3 proposals

Voters in the Houghton Lake Community Schools District will decide the fate of the school districtÕs $26 million three-part property tax proposal for a new middle school and other improvements Saturday in a special millage election. More...

State police solve two car thefts, working on others

State Police from Post 75, Houghton Lake, apprehended three Houghton Lake boys, two aged 16 and one 15 years old, riding in a car that had been reported stolen Sept. 17. More...

Markey lowers tax rate

Markey Township property owners will pay about 59 cents less per $1,000 taxable value in township taxes for 2000. The township board Sept. More...

Mercer places second

Houghton LakeÕs Dan Mercer was the only Bobcat to medal at the Falcon 9 & 10 Junior Varsity Track Meet at Ogemaw Heights High School last week. Mercer ran the 1600 4:55.2 to claim the silver medal in the weather shortened meet. More...

Freshman girls lose to Rosco

The Houghton Lake freshman basketball team lost at Roscommon, 43-18, dropping its record to 2-4 Sept. 18. A cold first quarter spelled doom for the young ÕCats, as they could not handle the Roscommon full court pressure and fell behind, 13-0. More...

Junior ÔCats drop to 2-2

The Houghton Lake junior varsity soccer team dropped two games last week, losing 9-0 at Petoskey Sept. 18 and 2-1 at Roscommon Sept. 13. More...

JV Eagles keep Bucks one touchdown behind

RoscommonÕs junior varsity football team was down by one touchdown the entire game as the JV Bucks lost to the Eagles at Farwell Sept. 14. Final score was 26-18. More...

Laingsburg, Whittemore clip wings of Skeels Eagles

The Skeels Northern Christian Lady Eagles basketball team suffered its first loss of the season against Laingsburg Christian, 47-29, this week. Skeels had the lead in the first quarter, but slipped behind in the second to trail at halftime, 22-12. More...

Firebirds recruit players from Texas, Missouri, Alaska

Kirtland Community College Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Glen Donahue has announced that a pair of Texas natives, a guard from Missouri and a Detroit athlete have joined the 2000-01 Kirtland squad. More...

Bucks medal at Clare, down Grayling squads

Roscommon cross-country runners medaled in each race they entered in the Clare Invitational Sept. 13, then soundly defeated Grayling Monday. More...

Cat kickers beat Eagles, Bucks

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team racked up two more wins this week, blasting the Fairview Eagles 8-0 at Houghton Lake Sept. 18 and edging the Bucks 4-3 in overtime at Roscommon Sept. 13. More...

Bucks clobber Eagles for 4th victory

With the mid-point of the regular varsity football season approaching, the Roscommon Bucks kept their undefeated status intact with a decisive 41-15 win over the Farwell Eagles at Roscommon last Friday. More...

Albert J. Hawley

Albert J. Hawley Sr., 75, of Madison Heights died Sept. 17, 2000 at Oak Park Hospital. Services were held at the Hazel Park Church of Nazarene, with the Rev. Mike Kempton officiating. Burial followed in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township. Mr. More...

Voters reject bond issue

By Cheryl Mendham The majority of voters in the Houghton Lake Community Schools District decided to forgo a new middle school and an increase in taxes that would have accompanied it Saturday. All three proposals failed. More...

Bobcats meet Owls after first round victory

The Houghton Lake Bobcats were scheduled to host the Oscoda Owls Wednesday after scoring a 5-1 first round district victory at Bobcat Field against Grayling, Monday. More...

Marian Reid

Services for Marian Reid, 74, Houghton Lake, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Markey Community Baptist Church. Burial in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township, is to follow the funeral, to be conducted by Dr. James N. Kent. More...

Bertha C. Thompson

Services for former Houghton Lake resident Bertha C. Thompson, 82, Riverview, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brownstown. More...

Roland Klein Jr.

Roland ÒButchÓ Klein Jr., 54, died in Antrim County on June 24, 1999. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Berkley, on June 29 at 10 a.m., with Pastor Peter Nickel officiating. Burial was in Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia. More...

New housing program replaces couple's drafty home

Last winter, although Lorraine and Danny Downing spent $1,286 to heat their St. Helen home, they still shivered in the drafty frame dwelling. "We just could not keep warm in there," Mrs. Downing a Kirtland Community College student, said. More...

Gerrish-Higgins opposes school voucher proposal

The Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education has gone on record in opposition to a ballot proposal that would allow the state to issue vouchers to families who send their children to private schools. More...

Voters reject bond proposals

By Cheryl Mendham The majority of voters in the Houghton Lake Community Schools District decided to forgo a new middle school and an increase in taxes that would have accompanied it Saturday. All three proposals failed. More...

Stolen car recovered

A vehicle stolen in Missaukee County was recovered in Backus Township Sept. 22. A Backus Township resident filed a suspicious vehicle report with Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies. More...

Fire department personnel, equipment changes okayed

Fire department matters occupied much of the Richfield Township BoardÕs time during its Sept. 19 meeting. Resignations were accepted from Fire Chief Russ Tomes Sr., Assistant Chief James Valleau and Capt. Matt Jernigan. More...

G-H chief's aide plans to retire

Francele Hagerty, administrative assistant to Gerrish-Higgins Schools Superintendent Donald Mick since 1996, plans to retire next March. The Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education Sept. 20 accepted Hagerty's resignation, which will take effect March 1. More...

Roscommon plans homecoming festivities

Roscommon High School students will participate in homecoming week activities Oct. 2 through 6. The week ends Friday after the game against Sanford-Meridian with a homecoming dance. More...

Roller Hockey League begins June 9th

The second season of roller hockey will start June 9th with matches from 7 to 9 p.m. at Markey Community Baptist Church, Flint Road. The league is open to kids from 1st through 12th grade. More...

Probation officer finds fulfillment in job

By Cheryl Mendham Doug Catrell spends a lot of his time in court. He deals with judges, convicted felons and prosecutors. He used to spend a lot of time in prison. More...

Trailblazers plan treasure hunt

The October general meeting of the Houghton Lake Trailblazers Snowmobile club will be held at the home of Jim and Jean Blake, 1265 East Houghton Lake Dr. at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, the club plans a treasure hunt. Members must RSVP by Oct. More...

Junior Bobcat kickers play even with East Jordan

The Houghton Lake junior varsity soccer team played to a 3-3 tie with East Jordan at Bobcat Field Sept. 25. Michael Valdez scored the first Bobcat goal on a cross by Curtis Hendershott four and a half minutes into the match. More...

Junior Bucks lose to Elk Rapids, beat two

RoscommonÕs junior varsity soccer team lost to Elk Rapids, but defeated Forest Area and Clare last week. Elk Rapids 3-Rosc. 1 Elk Rapids dominated the first half of its game with the Bucks, leading at halftime, 3-0. More...

Hornets beat Bobcats on links

The Houghton Lake varsity golf team suffered a loss to Harrison and won over Beaverton during a meet at White Deer Country Club Sept. 25. Harrison played the course in 176 strokes to the Houghton LakeÕs 181 and BeavertonÕs 194. More...

Bobcat kickers blast league opponents

The Houghton Lake Bobcats scored two double-digit shutouts in home games against Northern Michigan Soccer League opponents McBain Northern Michigan Christian (11-0) on Sept. 25 and Charlevoix (10-0) on Sept. 21. More...

Pioneers beat Bucks cagers

In a defensive battle between teams previously undefeated in Jack Pine Conference girlsÕ basketball play, ClareÕs offense proved more productive, as the Pioneers downed the Roscommon Bucks, 35-27, Sept. 21. More...

Beavers bag Bucks, 40-25

Roscommon's girls' basketball team suffered its second Jack Pine Conference loss in a row and its third straight defeat at home against Beaverton Tuesday. Final score was 40-25. More...

Bobcats lose battle of elements, time with Mustangs

Meridian spoilers of Houghton LakeÕs homecoming A cold wet rain and the game clock worked against the Houghton Lake Bobcats in their varsity football game with Sanford-Meridian for homecoming Friday night. More...

Richard A. Stuart

Richard A. Stuart, 84, Roscommon, died Sept. 26, 2000, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. A service officiated by the Rev. James Beinke is scheduled at the First Congregational Church, Roscommon, Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Stokes goes for roll at Merritt

Saturday night was a nice night for a stroll, but not a roll. Greg Stokes rolled his race car at Merritt Speedway in the opening laps of the late model semi feature in a four-car pile up. Stokes was uninjured but his car was retired for the night. More...

Leonard H. Verleger

Leonard H. Verleger, 75, Lansing, formerly of Houghton Lake, died Sept. 30, 2000. A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. John Byers as Celebrant. More...

Grace M. Frank

Grace M. Frank, 71, of Houghton Lake died Oct. 2, 2000 at Grayling Mercy Hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake with Rev. James Kent leading the service. More...

RHS Spirit Week leading to Friday homecoming

Roscommon High School's Spirit Week will reach a climax tomorrow (Friday) night with the crowning of the 2000 homecoming queen and king during halftime of the Bucks' football game against Sanford Meridian. More...

Household hazardous waste collection Saturday

The Roscommon County Recycling Committee will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection Saturday. More...

Houghton Lake Public Library implements new Internet law

By Cheryl Mendham As of Oct. 1, public libraries throughout Michigan are subject to a new law affecting the way minors access information on the Internet. More...

Nature preserve plans open house

Roscommon's Gahagan Nature Preserve will host an open house Sunday from 2 until 4:30 p.m. Guest lecturer will be Don Fenton, retired Kirtland Community College chemistry and natural sciences instructor. More...

Kirtland Players to perform 'Crimes of the Heart'

Kirtland Center Players will present ÒCrimes of the HeartÓ a comedy/drama in three acts by Beth Henley at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 11 in the Gilbert Stewart Auditorium at Kirtland Community College. More...

Church helps replace failing EMS equipment

Members of the Messiah Lutheran Church of Roscommon recently came to the rescue of some potential cardiac arrest victims in the area. More...

Trial to be scheduled for shooting suspect

A jury trial will be scheduled in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, for the St. Helen man accused of shooting his neighbor last June. Carl N. Stines, 67, St. More...

Vehicle theft suspects face judge

Three men charged in connection with vehicle thefts at Houghton Lake appeared before Judge Ronald Bergeron in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, last week. Lonny V. More...

Ogemaw Heights wins regional meet here

The Ogemaw Heights Falcons boys and girls track teams easily defeated their Class B competitors in the Regional Track and Field Meet at Houghton Lake Saturday. The boys team won with 118 points while the girls took the meet with 121. More...

Gaylord's 'firepower' downs Bucks again

For the second time in as many weeks, Gaylord defeated Roscommon in non-conference varsity girls' basketball action. In the Sept. 28 game at Gaylord, the home team prevailed, 51-31. More...

Win over Meridian breaks Bucks' four-game slump

A four-game losing streak came to an end as Roscommon High School girls downed the Meridian Mustangs, 39-28, at Sanford Tuesday night. "Bench play sparked us, led by Maggie Scow (6 points, 4 rebounds) and Amy Szagesh," Bucks Coach Ron Britton said. More...

Pioneers topple Bucks from top of league standings

Clare took sole possession of the lead in the Jack Pine Conference standings last Friday by soundly defeating the previously unbeaten Bucks at Roscommon, 41-7 in varsity football action. More...

Houghton Lake Flats fishing platform dedicated

A new 90-foot barrier-free fishing platform at the Houghton Lake Flats was dedicated Sept. 27. More...

Bobcat kickers post first tie against Bellaire

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team played to their first tie of the season against Northern Michigan Soccer League opponent Bellaire at Bobcat Field Oct. 2. More...

Pacella appointed to commission seat

Roman Pacella, who missed becoming a Roscommon County Commissioner by one vote in the 1998 Republican primary election, was appointed to the Dist. 5 commission seat June 23. More...

Festivals, fireworks featured for 4th of July

Holiday fun abounds this weekend with activities scheduled throughout the busy Independence Day weekend. More...

Comfort, healing goal of new Mercy garden

Healing moved outdoors at Grayling Mercy Hospital with the dedication of the Mercy Healing Garden May 30. The garden was designed to give patients and their families an area for conversation, prayer, meditation, comfort and healing. More...

Lions honor Fred Arnold with lifetime membership

Houghton Lake Lions Club honored long time member Fred Arnold with a Life Membership, June 22, during its annual Installation of Officers and Ladies Night. The Lions and Lioness Clubs hold joint installations. More...

Unified effort to crack down on holiday traffic violations

Motorists who are driving the US-127 and US-27 north/south corridor on July 2, will see plenty of state police cars, thanks to officers working on a combined education and enforcement operation. More...

Cold, rain doesn't slow hot bats

Despite miserably cold and wet weather Monday night the bats of Mr. TimÕs Northern Bar and Kilkare Inn were hot as the two teams scored 34 runs in their Houghton Lake MenÕs Slo-Pitch Softball League game. But the hotter bats belonged to Mr. More...

School board okays staff realignment

A recommended staff realignment for Houghton Lake High School was approved by the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting June 21. More...

Wayne D. McBride

Services for Wayne D. McBride, 72, Coleman, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Beaverton Baptist Church. Burial in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, will follow the funeral, to be conducted by the Rev. Tim Terhune. More...

Server Olympics raises $4,308 for special athletes

Fourteen servers from seven bars and restaurants raised a total of $4,308 for Special Olympics in the first ÒServer OlympicsÓ at the Holiday on the Lake, Houghton Lake, June 13. More...

Huselton wins Techmseh Feature in KART racing

Greg Huselton won the 10 h.p. Tecumseh and limited modified feature after placing second in the 10 h.p. Tecumseh and limited modified Friday night at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway. More...

Kilkare's hot bats burn Mr. Tim's 14-1

To say LaRueÕs Kilkare-Red DogÕs bats were hot Monday night would be an understatement, at least to Mr. TimÕs Northern Bar squad. Kilkare blasted formerly undefeated Mr. TimÕs 14-1 to tie them for the league lead with 6-1 records. More...

Glover plays in coaches' all-state basketball game

Former Roscommon High School basketball star Abby Glover played in the Basketball Coaches of Michigan All-State Game in Flint June 19. More...

Fish plantings good for future stringers in county lakes

Recent fish plantings in Houghton and Higgins Lakes as well as Lake St. Helen should provide good fishing well into the future. In Houghton Lake, the DNR planted 10,281 1.8-inch walleye on June 16 and 142,065 2-inch fish on June 17. At Lake St. More...

The week's weather

The weather at Houghton Lake starting June 23 ranged in the mid to low 80Õs with the lows ranging from 48 on the 29th to 66 on the 27th. The weather was generally very humid. There was almost two inches of rain fall during the week. More...

Lendburgh Hoofman

A memorial service for Lendburgh Hoofman, 69, Muskegon, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at Berean Church, 635 Seminole Road, Muskegon, with Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Visitation was scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. More...

Colin L. Campbell

Colin L. Campbell, 98, Roscommon, died Oct. 7, 2000, at Hilltop Manor Health Care Center, Roscommon. No services were held. Mr. Campbell owned and operated the Lindy Lake Tavern in the 1940Õs and was a long-time resident and builder in Meredith. More...

James Robert Goupill, Sr.

Former Milan resident James Richard Goupill, Sr., 71, died at his home at Houghton Lake May 19, 2000 following a short illness. Mr. Goupill moved to Houghton Lake in 1983 following retirement from Ford Motor Co. He was a U.S. More...

State House of Representatives OK's separate circuit for county

The Michigan House of Representatives last week approved a bill that would give Roscommon County its own Circuit Court. Sponsored by state Rep. More...

County reaches goal of 'zero' for non-working welfare families

Roscommon County Monday became the 73rd locality in Michigan to achieve the goal of all ÒtargetedÓ Family Independence Program cases reporting earnings under ÒProject Zero.Ó Project Zero began at six sites in 1996 and has grown to 104 locations in al More...

Judge candidates spent average of $4.24 per vote

Based on the number of ballots cast in the August primary election, candidates for Roscommon County Probate Judge spent an average of $4.24 per vote on their campaigns, according to statements they filed with the Michigan Department of State last mon More...

PBS's 'Time to Choose' to aid voters at election time

CMU Public TV (WCMU) will air ÒTime to Choose,Ó a live three-hour broadcast designed to help voters weed through the issues that surround the presidential election, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. More...

Fleeing vehicle ends up in lake

A vehicle whose driver failed to stop while being pursued by Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies Saturday ended up in Houghton Lake. More...

Fall tree sale this week

Delivery of tree seedings to the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District fall fund-raiser will be this week. Landowners may pick up their pre-ordered trees tomorrow (Friday) from noon to 4 p.m. or Satruday from 10 a.m. More...

Hamp earns Michigan Press Association honorable mention

Houghton Lake Resorter editorial writer Robert Hamp recently received recognition by the Michigan Press Association in the Ò2000 MPA Better Newspaper Contest.Ó Three editorials were submitted in his name, along with other Resorter entries, and the ju More...

Junior ÕCats win two more

The Houghton Lake junior varsity soccer team scored two tough road wins last week, beating Clare, 2-1, Oct. 9 and Reed City, 3-2, Oct. 5. More...

Buck cagers down Eagles, 46-36

The Roscommon Bucks are tied with Harrison for second place in the Jack Pine Conference standings after a 46-36 win at Farwell Tuesday night. More...

Kirtland coaches choose men's, women's basketball captains

Captains have been named for the Kirtland Community College womenÕs and menÕs basketball teams for the 2000-2001 year. WomenÕs coach Jimmy Parker and Athletic Director and MenÕs Coach Glen Donahue announced their selections last week. More...

Helen Arlene Taylor

Summer resident Helen Arlene Taylor, 81, died in Venice, FL, May 20, 2000. She was born in Lansing, Jan. 30, 1919 and moved to the Venice area 22 years ago. She was a homemaker. More...

Bucks bounce back, defeat Meridian, 40-28

By James Briggs One characteristic of a true champion is the ability to come back from adversity. Until Sept. 29, adversity was not a word that could be found in the Roscommon BucksÕ dictionary. More...

RHS girls third, boys fourth in second loop jamboree

At the second Jack Pine Conference Jamboree of the season at Roscommon Oct. 5, Roscommon girls placed third and boys fourth. More...

Eva Marie Troumbley

Eva Marie Troumbly Funeral services for Eva Marie Troumbly, 90, will be held at St. MichaelÕs Catholic Church in Roscommon at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, with Fr. Greg McCallum officiating. Mrs. More...

Elaine Clark

Elaine Clark, 65, Oolagah, OK, formerly of Warren and Houghton Lake, died Oct. 13, 2000, in Oolagah. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Clark was born in Madison Heights Jan. 8, 1935, to Otto and Mildred Lenning. More...

John 'Tim' Watt

John ÒTimÓ Watt, 51, Roscommon, died July 3, 1999 at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. Services will be held at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon on July 5, 1999 at 3 p.m., Pastor Carl Heidel officiating. Burial will be at Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. More...

Melva Dean Parrott

Melva Dean Parrott, 1, Roscommon, died June 29, 1999 in Spectrum Health, Reed City Campus. Services will be held at 3 p.m., July 6, 1999, at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Roscommon with Pastor Tom Fishell officiating. More...

Richard L. Daniels

Richard L. Daniels, 84, Roscommon, died at his home on July 2, 1999. Services will be held at Immanual Baptist Church, Roscommon, at 11 a.m. on July 7, 1999, Pastor David Hansen officiating. Burial will take place at Pioneer Cemetery. More...

John D. Allen

Services for John D. Allen, 73, Grayling, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Roscommon. Cremation has taken place. Mr. Allen died Oct. 15, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. Mr. More...

Bobcats, Bucks collide tomorrow

The Houghton Lake Bobcats will try to even the score in their 54-year gridiron series with the Roscommon Bucks in the annual meeting of the two rivals at Roscommon tomorrow (Friday). More...

Hay bale fire closes M-18

A fire on a truck carrying hay caused M-18 to close for three hours Tuesday evening, according to Denton Township Fire Chief Paul Tiepel. More...

Arthur A. Phillips

St. Helen resident Arthur A. Phillips, 81, died May 22, 2000 at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Services for Mr. Phillips will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch. Burial will be in Ft. More...

Proposed recreation center designed to benefit county

Lear Corporation of Roscommon, one of Roscommon County's largest employers, and United Auto Workers Local 1819 have set the pace for the 2000-2001 United Way campaign by exceeding their plant's goal and raising $17,000 in payroll deductions and cash More...

Gerrish-Higgins headcount dips

Enrollment at Gerrish-Higgins Schools in Roscommon and St. Helen is down slightly from a year ago. More...

Web Babies gives grandma first look at grandson

Relatives and friends living in other communities can use the Internet to see the newest members of their families born at Grayling Mercy Hospital. More...

ERA Johnson gets national recognition

ERA Johnson Realty was recently recognized as one of the nationÕs top companies by global real estate leader ERA Franchise Systems, Inc. The firm was named one of the top-producing real estate companies in the country. More...

Snowshoe workshops planned at Hartwick

Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling will host its fifth year of snowshoe workshops starting Nov. 11. Each participant will build a pair of snowshoes to be used during the winter. More...

Junior Bobcat kickers tie Petoskey, beat Roscommon

In their best showing against a Petoskey team, the Houghton Lake junior varsity soccer team played to a 3-3 tie in regulation at Bobcat Field Oct. 16. The visitors won the match 4-3 with a goal at eight minutes in the first overtime. More...

Pioneers break long runs to beat junior Bobcats

The Houghton Lake junior varsity football team played hard for the Jack Pine Conference championship with Clare Oct. 12 but the PioneersÕ put two long scoring runs together to beat the Bobcats 20-0. More...

Bobcat cagers pull from behind but lose in overtime

Houghton Lake varsity girls nearly pulled a last-minute upset, but ended up losing a non-conference basketball game to Ogemaw Heights, 46-43, in overtime Oct. 12. More...

Bucks score at last minute to down Harrison 14-7

A last-minute touchdown saved the day as Roscommon's varsity football team continued its strong season with a 14-7 defeat of the Hornets at Harrison last Friday. More...

Bobcat kickers to vie for title

Houghton LakeÕs varsity soccer team will compete for the Northern Michigan Soccer League Championship at Bellaire Oct. More...

John D. Grace

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. May 25 at the Church of the Resurrection, Lansing, for John D. Grace, Higgins Lake. Mr. Grace died May 22, 2000, at Higgins Lake. He was 78. More...

Richard M. Gravelle

Richard M. Gravelle, 76, St. Helen, died Oct. 19, 2000, at his home. Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch, served the family; no services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richfield Township Library. Mr. More...

Lucille M. Hunt

Houghton Lake resident Lucille M. Hunt, 91, died Oct. 22, 2000 at King Nursing Centre. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, Prudenville, with Rev. John Ladd officiating. More...

William R. Harvey

Retired Detroit Police Officer William R. Harvey, 81, Higgins Lake, died Oct. 23, 2000 at Munson Healthcare Center. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from St. James Catholic Church, Houghton Lake, with Fr. Greg McCallum officiating. More...

Erwin B. Ketzler

Gladwin resident Erwin B. Ketzler, 81, died Oct. 18, 2000 at the Gladwin Living Center. Services were Oct. 20 from the Swartz Funeral Home, Flint, with Pastor Robert L. Dickie, II officiating. Mr. Ketzler was born Aug. More...

Education voucher, reform topic of forum Nov. 2

A public forum on education reform and vouchers led by a policy analyst for the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is planned Nov. 2, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Parish and School in the gymnasium. More...

Ambulance board to continue disciplinary proceedings

Discipline proceedings for a Houghton Lake Ambulance EMT are scheduled to continue Nov. 13 following an initial attempt Monday by the Houghton Lake Ambulance Service Board to investigate complaints against the employee. More...

Control options discussed at Lake Board meeting

By Thomas Reznich Options that may be used for the control of the Eurasian watermilfoil infestation in Houghton Lake were the topic of presentations at Tuesday nightÕs meeting of the Houghton Lake Improvement Board at Denton Township Hall. More...

JV soccer Bucks close seson with loss, tie

A short-handed Roscommon junior varsity soccer team ended its season by losing to Elk Rapids and tying with Gaylord this week. Coach Scott HeatherÕs JV Bucks achieved a record of seven wins, seven losses and one tie during the season. More...

Junior Bobcats whip Bucks 42-14, end season 7-2

After holding a 28-0 lead at the half time the Houghton Lake Bobcat junior varsity football team went on to defeat cross-county rival Roscommon 42-14, ending the BobcatÕs season with a 7-2 record overall and a 6-1 record in the Jack Pine Conference. More...

Win over Hornets extends Bucks longest win streak

Things are looking up for Roscommon High School's girls' basketball team. Coach Ron Britton's Bucks have staged their longest winning streak of the year, winning their fourth game in a row Tuesday night at the expense of the Harrison Hornets. More...

Louis E. Redmon

Higgins Lake resident Louis E. Redmon, 76, died May 27, 1999 at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, following a short illness. Services for Mr. Redmon will be Sunday at 3 p.m. from Markey Community Baptist Church, with Dr. James Kent officiating. More...

Bobcat kickers bow out of district, lose NMSL title game

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team which won the Northern Michigan Soccer LeagueÕs Southern Division during the regular season, was put out of the State District tournament Monday when they lost at Bellaire 3-1. More...

Higgins Lake resident says health care system works

Higgins Lake resident Gordon Holly has found that despite all the debate about governmentÕs role in health care, the system can work. Holly, 63, suffers from wet macular degeneration, which causes central vision loss and can result in blindness. More...

Volunteer agencies kick off dental program for needy

On Saturday, the 10th anniversary of Make a Difference Day, will mark the kick-off of a campaign to provide oral health services to low-income residents of Roscommon and four neighboring counties. More...

KCC artwork accepted at juried exhibition

The artwork of Kirtland Community Art Department instructors Joe Donna and Scott Rice and seven students has been accepted in the Northeast Michigan Artists Juried Exhibition. The exhibition runs from Nov. 5 through Dec. More...

Auditor says GH schools have comfortable fund balance

The Gerrish-Higgins School District is maintaining a "comfortable fund balance," auditor Walter Moore of Andrews Hooper & Pavlik, Bay City, told the district's board of education Oct. 18. More...

McNitt prepares for marathon, seeks sponsors

Walking a 26.2-mile marathon in Bermuda this November to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyÕs Team In Training program will be Jenny McNitt, 1992 graduate of Roscommon High School and former member of the Bucks cross-country and track teams. More...

Hazel M. Sarkozi

Hazel M. Sarkozi, 81, Grayling, died Oct. 26, 2000 at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. Services for Mrs. Sarkozi are scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 28, 2000 at the First Congregational Church, Roscommon. Rev. James Beinke will officiate. More...

Alvin E. Lewis

Alvin E. Lewis, 63, Prudenville, died Oct. 28, 2000 at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City following a short illness. Services will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, with Pastor Bill Martin officiating. More...

Part of U.S. 27 in test zone for new lane merging law

Aggressive drivers in construction zones on U.S. 27 in Roscommon County who disregard advanced merging signs could be fined up to $200 plus court costs. U.S. 27 between Co. Rd. More...

Township races shaping up

Gerrish, Markey and Lake Townships will have races for supervisor in this year's elections, while Roscommon, Markey and Lake Townships will have contests for clerk and Denton, Markey and Lake have competition for trustee positions. More...

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