August 21, 2003 RSS feed / Front Page

Roscommon area residents voice concerns at Mason Tract hearing

Several Roscommon area residents were among more than 25 people who gave state and federal officials an earful during a public meeting on proposed natural gas drilling in the George W. Mason River Retreat wilderness area Monday night. More...

Resident ‘frustrated’ by denial of septage storage tank

With only residents of the area immediately surrounding Houghton Lake, the Village of Roscommon and a handful of newer subdivisions connected to sewer systems, septic tank cleaning is big business in Roscommon County. More...

‘No exceptions does not work’ board told over boundary issue

In one of the calmest and shortest meetings of recent, the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education approved agenda changes and announced meeting place changes at its monthly meeting Monday at Merritt Elementary School. More...

Mikenauk elects officers, sets performance schedule

Members of The Mikenauk Chorale elected officers at the group’s annual meeting Aug. 12 and announced a one-week vacation before beginning rehearsals for the coming winter and spring concerts. More...

Kirtland president seeking staff input to deal with budget crunch

With enrollment way up and state appropriations way down, Kirtland Community College is marshaling its efforts in an attempt to forestall a significant budget deficit. At the same time the number of students registered is approaching an all-time... More...

Lunch prices up at HL schools

Houghton Lake schools will serve meal to students every day of the school year with the following prices, Director of Dining Services Sue Williams recently announced: Elementary lunch–$1.50; breakfast is 90 cents. More...

Houghton Lake schools receive one bid for removal of classrooms

Students at Prudenville Elementary will have two fewer classrooms in which to attend classes this fall. The deadline for bids to purchase two portable classrooms from Houghton Lake Community Schools was Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. at the board of education... More...

Roberts fights to feature victory

After picking up several championships in the mid to late 70s, Donnie Roberts has again found his way to the winner’s circle this season. More...

Three golfers hit aces at White Deer, Pineview

Three golfers recently scored holes-in-one at area golf courses. Darrell Heard hit his first ace on the 155-yard fourth hole at White Deer Country Club Aug. 8. His shot was witnessed by Leonard Citko and Jeremiah Citko of Houghton Lake. More...

Old Town Tavern claims men’s league title

Old Town Tavern ended the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch softball much the same way they started the season 14 weeks ago, with a victory. Old Town defeated Shenanigan’s Pub 24-16 and in doing so wrapped up the league title. More...

Summer Evening Cruise

Jo Ellen McDonald's powered parachute is silhouetted against the late summer sky Monday evening above the Roscommon Township Houghton Lake Airport. More...

Lining Them Up

Houghton Lake Community Schools maintenance worker Jeff McCullough paints lines on the practice field as football practice is held behind him recently. The junior varsity Bobcats will begin their season at home against Reed City on Aug. 27. More...

High Steppin'

Assistant Coach Mark Church leads members of Roscommon's football team in a conditioning exercise on the practice field. The Bucks have a scrimmage scheduled for today (Thursday) at McBain and open their season at Grayling Aug. 28. More...

Special Sections

Ambulance service, operations scrutinized by Lake Township

The Houghton Lake Ambulance Service was again a topic for discussion by the Lake Township board Tuesday. The board received an audit of the service’s operations and discussed the possible formation of an ambulance authority. More...

Special election Tuesday for Lake residents

Voters in Lake Township will be asked to approve two millage proposals Tuesday, Aug. 26, in a special election, one for street lights and one to restore general operating funds that were lost to the Headlee rollback. More...

Board reports lake healthy

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board’s monitoring of Michigan’s largest inland lake has shown some positive preliminary results. More...

Thieves target boats, tools

A personal watercraft valued at $8,000 was reported stolen from its hoist on Houghton Lake by a Denton Township resident Aug. 14. In other thefts reported to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department, a Markey Township property owner Aug. More...

Subdivision residents ask Gerrish to allow limited road end mooring

The Gerrish Township Board is pondering a proposal by about 75% of the property owners in the Sovereign Park subdivision to amend their plat to allow limited mooring of boats at road ends in the subdivision. More...

Changes noted in transportation of students

Houghton Lake students will be provided with door-to-door bus pick-up in the morning, however, after school the bus will drop off students at a central drop-off location, which essentially will be the same location as last Spring. More...

School bells ring Tuesday for county students

Houghton Lake Community Schools Houghton Lake Community Schools first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 26 when students will return with a full day scheduled. More...

Bigelow, Goff doubles winners in KART racing action Friday

Brock Bigelow and Dwight Goff were both double winners Friday night in racing at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway. Bigelow and Goff each won a heat and then went on to win a feauture in the classes, Micro and Junior, respectively. More...

Showdown tonight for women’s league title

Tonight (Thursday) is the showdown for the league championship of the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

Charlene E. Roberts

Charlene E. Roberts, 41, Nashua, NH, died Aug. 15, 2003, at her home, following a sudden illness. A service is planned for Friday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Marie Church, Manchester, NH. More...

Curve Claims Another Life

Emergency workers from Gerrish, Markey and Denton Townships and the Roscommon County Sheriff Department tend to a victim of a crash on County Road 100 east of Markey Road Wednesday afternoon. More...

Soaking Up Spill

Roscommon County Road Commission employees Larry Miller, mechanic, (left) and Bob Bedell, foreman, spread "floor-dry" to soak up a diesel fuel spill at the corner of M-55 and M-18 last week. More...

Four Pounder

Kendra Gardner, 6, of Houghton Lake caught this 19-inch, four-pound smallmouth bass in the lake's Muddy Bay August 6. The hefty bass hit a Rapala® while Kendra was fishing with her Grandpa Brooks. (No related story) More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-20
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

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