December 16, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

Focklers’ display lights up neighborhood

Houghton Lake residents Don and Millie Fockler may not be entered in the Houghton Lake Merchants Association lighting contest, but their residential display is impressive. More...

Architect proposes addition to existing county building

Building a new court complex behind the existing Roscommon County Building probably would be “less costly than starting over with a new campus.” Architect John T. More...

Suspects face judge for hotel robbery

Three suspects have been arraigned on armed robbery charges in 83rd District Court in connection with the Dec. 5 break-in at the Holiday Inn Express, Houghton Lake. Joey L. Hutchinson, 23, Houghton Lake, and Daniel L. Vallad, 17, St. More...

Broadband Internet expected for HL by beginning of year

Broadband service for Charter Communications business and residential customers should be ready by the first of the year, according to Area Manager Ed Kavanaugh. Although service has already been launched in St. More...

’Cats honored by Jack Pine

Five Houghton Lake Bobcats were recently honored by the Jack Pine Conference for the recently concluded girls basketball season. Named to the Second Team All Conference squad were seniors Chelsea Williams and Natalie Foster. More...

Comeback win brings home trophy for Firebirds

Down 55-38 at half-time of the Kankakee (IL) Tournament championship game, the Kirtland Community College men’s basketball squad made a remarkable comeback to beat Lake Land College Sunday, 93-90, to capture the tourney trophy. More...

Bobcat netters grab first win

After starting their season with two losses and a tie, the Houghton Lake varsity volleyball squad got its first win Monday night by beating Beaverton. More...

Churchill leads Bobcats at invite

Houghton Lake’s Chris Churchill wrestled 4-0 to take first place in the 135-pound weight class and put the Bobcats in sixth place in an eight team field at the Falcon Invitational at Ogemaw Heights Saturday. More...

Big first half paves way for JV ’Cats’ 59-32 win

Leading 55-16 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball team cruised to a 59-32 win over Farwell Tuesday night. “Overall we did a very good job tonight,” Bunn said. More...

Carey scores 25 in Buck win

The Roscommon High School varsity basketball team scored a Jack Pine Conference victory over the visiting Clare Pioneers Tuesday night, 67-51. Coach M.J. More...

Bobcats make it two in a row with six point win at Beaverton

After going over ten years without winning on Beaverton’s home court, the Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad made it two in a row Friday night. More...

THE MORNING AFTER

Lake Township firefighters Terri Roder (left) and Rob Kehring put out a few lingering hot spots amid the ruins of the Val Halla Motel on Old 27 near the southwest corner of Houghton Lake Tuesday morning. More...

NIGHT LIGHTS

The home of Don and Millie Fockler, Houghton Lake, lights up the night sky on a recent winter evening. Don Fockler, 78, said he and his wife (pictured at left) hung about 8,000 bulbs. The project grows a little every year, he said. More...

TOUGH WORK

Houghton Lake Community Schools teachers (left to right) Kelly Reznich, Rob Kunik and Jeff Fitzgibbon take on the torturous task of choosing the best cookie recipe in the Houghton Lake Glen's Market Best Cookie Contest Saturday. More...

HANDLING IT

Houghton Lake junior Alyssa Loney handles a serve from a Lake City Trojan Saturday at the Roscommon Invitational. Loney scored three kills in the contest but the Trojans took two games from the Bobcats, 25-12 and 25-17. More...

Special Sections

Lansing woman killed in M-55 accident

Brenda Beck, 54, of Lansing, died Monday morning when the car she was driving hit an oncoming commercial truck on M-55 in Missaukee County. More...

For ORV, snowmobile thefts—Three arraigned on larceny charges

Two Houghton Lake men were arraigned Dec. 9 in 83rd District Court on charges related to a Nov. 30 traffic stop that ultimately resulted in the recovery of several snowmobiles, motorcycles and ORVS. The two men, as well as a third suspect who was... More...

County board OK’s title change

Roscommon County Commissioners Dec. 8 approved a new title for the prosecutor’s office administrator, reflecting additional responsibilities and possibly paving the way for a pay increase. In a 4-1 vote, commissioners changed the title to... More...

Lyon votes recounted, outcome unchanged

Votes cast for Lyon Township Supervisor in the Nov. 2 general election were recounted Wednesday after all—and the outcome remains unchanged. More...

Kirtland drops two games; Cooper gets all-tourney nod

Kirtland Community College’s Amanda Cooper was named to the all-tournament team, but her performance wasn’t enough to bring success to the Lady Firebirds as they sustained two weekend losses on the road at the Lakeland Community College Hol More...

Bobcats cheer to third at Ovid-Elsie

The Houghton Lake Bobcats cheered to third place Saturday at the Ovid-Elsie Invitational, their first meet of the competitive cheerleading season. More...

Roscommon wrestlers tear through Swan Valley tourney

The Roscommon High School A wrestling team won convincing victories over all five teams they wrestled to take first place in the Saginaw Swan Valley Invitational Team Tournament Saturday. More...

Bucks fall in tourney semis; secure first JPC win Monday

After going undefeated in pool play Saturday, the Roscommon Bucks were stopped in the semi-finals of their Roscommon Invitational by Ogemaw Heights. More...

Blanchard hits 21 as Bobcats notch comeback over Beavers

After his Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad scored just nine points in the first half, Bobcat sophomore Jake Blanchard scored 21 points in the second half to lead the Bobcats to a 40-30 win over Beaverton Friday night. More...

Bucks take off on Flying G’s with 15-4 run to seal victory

With the game tied at 40, the Roscommon Bucks varsity basketball squad took off on a 15-4 run to beat Gladwin 55-44 Friday night at Roscommon. More...

Spearman scores 27 for ’Cats in 31-point win over Eagles

On paper, the Houghton Lake Bobcats varsity basketball team’s 31-point victory over Farwell Tuesday night might look like a blowout. But the game was much closer than its end score. More...

FIRST ICE

The sun came up over a frozen Houghton Lake Wednesday morning, but wisely, there were no fishermen on the ice to greet it. More...

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Kirtland Community College board member Richard Silverman lights a menorah during a presentation Tuesday in the Student Center on Hannukah, the "festival of lights." About 20 people attended the informational session, in which Silverman explained tha More...

COMING UP BIG

Houghton Lake junior Mike Bowman puts the ball in the post during the Bobcats' home opening victory Tuesday night over Farwell. Bowman hit this shot and scored 18 points in the 92-61 Bobcat win. More...

SENDING IT BACK

Roscommon's Deanna Babcock sends a hit over the net Saturday during a match against Grayling at the Roscommon Invitational. The Bucks won three games but fell in the semifinals to Ogemaw Heights. More...

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