March 14, 2002 RSS feed / Front Page

Air boat to propel rescuers across water

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department has a new tool for water rescues, both winter and summer. More...

School board candidates have until April 8 to file petitions

All four Roscommon County-based educational districts will have board seats on this year’s school election ballot June 10. Candidates for the positions have until 4 p.m. More...

Markey budgets include 3.5% board pay increases

Salary increases of 3.5% for township board members were part of 2002-2003 budgets adopted by the Markey Township Board after a public hearing Monday night. More...

DNR reservations on milfoil plan could hold up treatment

Citing the absence of a long-term lake management plan addressing the fishery and other wildlife issues in Houghton Lake, DNR Lake Michigan Basin Coordinator Tom Rozich said he is not in favor of the whole lake herbicide treatment to control Eurasian More...

Appeals Court agrees back lotters can use Houghton Lake ‘landing’

Two weeks after one Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled in an Oakland County case that a subdivision developer may grant riparian rights to “back lot” owners, another Appeals Court panel issued a similar ruling in a case involving Houghto More...

District offers educational material for Soil, Water Conservation Week

Urging citizens to support improved management and conservation of trees and forests is the goal of the 2002 Soil and Water Stewardship Week, scheduled for April 28-May 5. More...

20th CCC Reunion planned at Higgins Lake June 6-8

The 20th annual Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni Reunion is scheduled for June 6-8 at the North Higgins Lake State Park. More...

OLLS preschool, kindergarten registration March 22

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School is accepting registrations for new students in preschool and kindergarten for the 2002-03 school year. Scheduled for March 22, Kindergarten Round-up includes vision, hearing and school readiness screenings. More...

Kirtland seeks outstanding alumnus nominations

The Kirtland Community College Alumni Committee is seeking nominations for the 2002 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. Candidates may nominate themselves or someone else. More...

Dinner, concert to raise funds for Ambassadors of Music

A dinner and concert to raise funds for the Roscommon Ambassadors of Music is scheduled for March 23 at Roscommon High School. Dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. and a concert featuring the Steve Lawhorne Percussion Quartet at 8 p.m. More...

Post places eighth in state mat tourney

James Post, with an eighth place finish, made Roscommon High School’s best showing in the state individual wrestling tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills March 7-9. More...

Lady ‘Birds whipped 82-38

TOLEDO, OH - The Kirtland Lady Firebirds’ basketball season came to a crashing end March 6 with their worst loss of the year, 82-38, to Schoolcraft in the second round of the Region XII Community College Tournament. More...

New Rescue Tool

Roscommon County Sheriff Department dive team members glide over ice and open water near the mouth of Denton Creek during a training session with the department's new air boat March 7. More...

All Conference Bobcats

Three Houghton Lake varsity basketball players were named to the All Conference Team by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference recently. More...

Special Sections

Villagers chose write-in candidate for president

Write-in candidate James Krauss will succeed Richard Maki as Roscommon Village President after defeating Ed Shearer, the only candidate whose name appeared on the ballot for president, in Monday’s annual village election. More...

Roscommon Township approves $1.7 million budget, sets the stage for development of the Heights

A $1.7 million budget was approved by the Roscommon Township board March 5. The 2002-03 budget is about $200,000 less than last year’s budget, which provided $500,000 for construction of the new township hall. More...

Denton approves 2002-03 budget for just under $2.5 million

The Denton Township board March 6 approved the 2002-03 budget for $2,446,152, down 1% from the 2001-02 budget. More...

Drogt Junior Miss ‘finalist’

About 70 Houghton Lake residents witnessed the annual Michigan Junior Miss scholarship program in Alpena Saturday when Prudenville Junior Miss Arica Drogt, Houghton Lake’s first runner-up, earned a “finalist” award, in effect placing f More...

Kirtland’s Warbler Festival receives $5,000 grant

State Rep. Dale Sheltrown (D-West Branch) recently announced that the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival and Youth Environmental Education Program will receive a $5,000 grant to promote environmental education outreach programs. More...

River House buys land for new shelter

River House Shelter and Domestic Crisis has purchased property upon which to build a new shelter. More...

Villagers to pay more for water

With a $2.274 million water system improvement project in the offing, Roscommon Village residents will start paying higher rates for water May 1. The village council Feb. 25 approved a rate schedule recommended by Gove Associates, Inc., Kalamazoo,... More...

Maple Syrup Day March 23 at Hartwick Pines

March 23 at Hartwick Pines State Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will offer visitors a chance to learn about North America’s oldest agricultural product, maple sugar. More...

Afternoon with the Classics planned April 7th in Roscommon

If folks tell you the "classics" never come to Roscommon . . . they're wrong! Mark your calendars for April 7! Thanks to the Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority and several area sponsors, guitarist Joseph Szydlowski from Chicago and The... More...

Fine Arts Festival underway at RHS

The Gerrish-Higgins School District’s 2002 Fine Arts Festival began March 13 and will continue through March 18 with events in the Roscommon High School auditorium. More...

4-H seeks volunteers for Challenge program

The Roscommon County 4-H Youth Program is looking for adults who enjoy the outdoors, have an interest in working with youth as volunteers and are interested in receiving training. More...

Firebirds reflect on season during awards banquet

ROSCOMMON - The Kirtland Firebirds started out winning five of their first six and ended up losing seven of nine, but progress is measured in small steps and success has myriad definitions. More...

Queen Sarah

Sarah Bradley makes her way through the Roscommon High School Auditorium after being crowned Miss Roscommon 2002 Sunday afternoon. The Miss Roscommon Scholarship Program was postponed from Saturday evening because of a power failure. More...

Big Day on Higgins Lake

Fred Tooker (right) and Mike Beck of Houghton Lake hold some of the fish they caught on Higgins Lake March 8. Beck holds a 32-inch brown trout and a 38-inch northern pike, while Tooker holds a 24-inch rainbow and a 28-inch lake trout. More...

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