October 18, 2001 RSS feed / Front Page

April, 2003, completion expected for new road commission complex

The Roscommon County Road Commission hopes to move into a new central office and repair facility in Backus Township by April 1, 2003. More...

Second Higgins Lake township considers new lakeshore rules

Less than two months after the Lyon Township Board unveiled a controversial proposed ordinance governing use of lakeshore property, including road ends, the Gerrish Township Board has begun consideration of a new road end ordinance. More...

School retirees sponsoring pre-retirement planning session

A pre-retirement planning meeting is scheduled for 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at Roscommon High School, 10600 Oakwood Road, Roscommon. This meeting is designed to be of special interest to all public school employees retiring within the next five years. More...

Kirtland, MSU partnership to offer turf management

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for northern Michigan’s burgeoning golf industry, Kirtland Community College and Michigan State University have formed a partnership to educate students in turf management, horticultural scienc More...

Students may earn bachelor’s degrees at Kirtland, home

On a tight budget with not much left over for college tuition? Family or work issues prevent you from traveling long distance to a four-year college? More...

COOR OK’s pay increases for secretaries, salaried workers

Pay raises for salaried workers and secretaries were approved by the COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education Oct. 10. More...

Schools to receive full funding from state for 2001-2002 year

Houghton Lake Community Schools’ Superintendent Jim French reported to the Board of Education Monday that Gov. John Engler has signed the State Aid Act; however, several items were vetoed. More...

Tornados record fourth championship at Gaylord

The Houghton Lake Buccilli Tornados won their fourth championship in five years at the annual Gaylord AYSO Soccer Tournament earlier this month. More...

Standish, Meridian beat Rosco

Roscommon High School’s girls’ basketball team took it on the chin twice last week. Standish 68-Rosc. 45 At Standish-Sterling Oct. 11, the Bucks trailed all the way to a 68-45 loss. More...

Pioneers maintain perfect record by downing Roscommon, 27-7

Although Bucks Coach Don McKindles described it as “the best effort we have given this year,” Roscommon’s varsity football encounter with the undefeated Pioneers at Clare ended in a 27-7 loss for the Bucks. More...

Bobcats earn playoff berth after beating Hornets

A stinging Harrison Hornet offense last Friday was finally swatted down by a stubborn Houghton Lake Bobcat defense to assure the Bobcat’s 20-18 Jack Pine Conference victory and a berth in the state playoffs Oct. 26/27. More...

Contest at the net

Buck forward Aaron Vineyard tries in vain to stop a header by Houghton Lake's Joel Hendershott (14) from going into the net during a game at Roscommon Oct. 10. More...

Connecting with nation

The student bodies of Houghton Lake High School and Houghton Lake Middle School, numbering over 1,200, recite the Pledge of Allegiance at 2 p.m. on Oct. 12 in concert with students all over the country. More...

Special Sections

Police locate body of missing Higgins Lake man

The Gerrish Township Police Department is investigating the death of a 19-year-old Roscommon man who was reported to authorities as a voluntary missing person Oct. 13. According to Gerrish Township Police, Edward Worman was last seen Friday, Oct. More...

Rosco to host blood drive

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Roscommon Oct. 22. Hours for the blood drive at the First Congregational Church at Main and George Streets are noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

Lake board firms up plans for hearing, to send mailing

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board firmed up its plans to hold a public hearing on the method to be used to combat the Eurasian watermilfoil infestation of the lake during a work session at Coyle’s Restaurant Oct. 12. More...

Head Start to open in Merritt

A new Head Start Child Development Center, under the auspices of Northwest Michigan Human Services Agency, will open in the Merritt area and serve Merritt, Houghton Lake and Lake City. More...

Four acres of land dedicated for housing project in Markey

Markey Christian Ministries, Inc., Oct. 11 dedicated four acres of land on Flint Road for affordable senior adult rental housing. More...

Food give-away planned on ‘Make a Difference Day’

Area Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and auxiliaries and other volunteers will be working together to make a difference in their community Oct. 25. More...

Lake Township to contribute its share of assessment money

Lake Township will contribute its share of general assessment money requested by the Houghton Lake Improvement Board. More...

Snowmobile safety class sponsored by Trailblazers

The Houghton Lake Trailblazers Snowmobile Club will host a snowmobile safety class Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A state-certified instructor will lead the class. More...

Bucks headed to State after taking second at golf regionals, Bobcat Sumera to compete

The Roscommon High School varsity golf team will compete as a team in the State Finals at Eldorado Golf Course, Mason after taking second place in the regional tournament at Fox Run Oct. 12. More...

Bobcat cagers fall on hard times in two games

Houghton Lake’s varsity basketball team fell on hard times in the past week, losing a non-conference game to Ogemaw Heights Oct. 11, 38-29, and in a battle with undefeated Jack Pine Conference leader Clare, Tuesday night, 44-30. More...

Bobcats fall to Rayders in Division matchup, beat Bucks

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team, holders of third place in the Northern Michigan Soccer League’s Southern Division, was edged 3-2 by Charlevoix, their Northern Division counterparts, at Bobcat Field Oct. 16. More...

Pass buster

Houghton Lake's John Forbes (2) breaks up a Harrison pass play at Bobcat Field Friday night. More...

Supporting their officer

Prudenville Elementary is also affected by the tragedy of America. Roscommon County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Richardson visited Prudenville Elementary School to inform them he was called back to duty. More...

Ascending the throne

Houghton Lake High School's 2001 Homecoming King Josh Lockhart helps Homecoming Queen Angi Domsitz take her place on the dais during halftime coronation ceremonies on Bobcat Field Friday night. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-20
Bobby Earl Alexander - 2014-11-20
M. Juanita Thrift - 2014-11-20
Marie Jean Booth - 2014-11-20
Albert August Fraelich - 2014-11-20
Carol Jeanne Savaglio - 2014-11-20
Amber M. Keyes - 2014-11-20

Poll

Were you able to finish your fall yard work before the first snowfall?