December 23, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire, EMS leaders resign in Markey Township

The leaders of Markey Township’s fire and emergency medical services squads will leave their positions next week. Resignation letters from Fire Chief Dwaine Moore and EMS Capt. Sheila Moore were read at the township board’s Dec. More...

Fourth suspect arraigned on hotel robbery charges

A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery Dec. 5 at the Holiday Inn Express. Mandy L. Kamen, 19, Houghton Lake, was arraigned in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, last week on a charge of attempted armed robbery. More...

81-year old robbed by men seeking help

An 81-year-old Prudenville man was robbed early Tuesday morning after two men asking to use his phone to call for a ride tied him up and rummaged through his house. Melvin F. More...

KCC Board delays action on MTEC staff reduction

Kirtland Community College Trustees Dec. 16 tabled action on a 2004-05 working budget that proposes a staff reduction at KCC’s Michigan Technical Education Center in Gaylord. More...

Laundry Tub top decorator

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce announced it 2004 Business Holiday Decorating Contest winner this week as the Laundry Tub and Jan Deloge as chief decorator. The business entrants were judged Dec. More...

Lady Firebirds drop two

Kenzie Steward gave it her all, making 25 points and pulling down 10 rebounds for the Kirtland women’s basketball team, but the Firebirds still came up short at the final buzzer, losing 82-73 to Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor Sunday. More...

Junior ’Cats go to big men in 72-51 win

Leading Harrison by six points going into the fourth quarter, the Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad found a rhythm and outscored the Hornets 19-4 to grab a 72-51 victory. More...

Bobcat netters drop three, take won against Hornets

Despite Leanna Harvey’s 45 assists in four games, the Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team was only able to pull out one win against Harrison Dec. 15. More...

Burmester gets double-double in Bucks’ 59-45 win Friday

Leading by four after three quarters, the Roscommon varsity basketball squad used a 12-5 end-of-game run put away Sanford-Meridian Friday night, 59-45. More...

Led by Burmester’s 29—Bucks score fourth victory at Lake City

The Roscommon High School varsity basketball team scored a hard earned road victory at Lake City Dec. 21, beating the Trojans 68-61. Coach M.J. More...

BUS COLLISION

Houghton Lake Community Schools Transportation Director Stanley Gardner talks with eighth grader Andrew Eash and his mother Renee after the school bus Eash was riding in collided with another vehicle on Winding Drive in the Houghton Lake Forest Estat More...

SLOW START

Ice fishermen (left to right) Jim Thurston and Scott Quirk check Quirk's tip-up on their second day of ice fishing off Houghton Lake's South Shore Dec. 17. More...

Special Sections

Christmas holds different meaning for military families

Christmas is traditionally a time for families to come together and celebrate. Families without loved ones in the military, however, may forget that not all families can gather for the holidays. More...

Board approves contract for support personnel

In a move that will give Houghton Lake Community Schools support personnel retroactive raises as well as an increase next school year, the Board of Education approved a three-year contract Monday night. More...

Council names Murphy clerk

Kathy Murphy is the Roscommon Village Council’s choice to replace Village Clerk Mary Krauss, whose resignation takes effect early next month. The council made the appointment Dec. 13. More...

Lighting winners announce

Winners of the Houghton Lake Merchants Association Lighting Contest were recently announced with Ken and Carol Majszak taking first place in the residential division and Riviera Resort taking first place in the commercial division. More...

Lyon board lops $20,000 from budget

Following voters’ two-time rejection of a proposal to override Headlee Amendment rollbacks of its general fund property tax rate, the Lyon Township Board Dec. 15 cut more than $20,000 from its 2004-05 general fund budget. More...

Berry scores 25 in Firebird home win over Grand Rapids

Antonio Berry sank 25 points and contributed 9 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the Kirtland men’s basketball team to a 102-91 win over Grand Rapids Community College on Saturday at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

Bucks battle back to beat Pioneers 3-2 in volleball

Roscommon’s varsity volleyball team overcame “a lot of mistakes” with Clare, Dec. 15 to win their match 3-2 in Jack Pine Conference play on the Buck’s home court. Roscommon dominated the court in the first game and won 25-15. More...

Bobcat grapplers beat Tawas, fall to Vikings in dual meet

Led by undefeated performances by Chris Bailey, Molly Van Horn and Steve McClain, the Houghton Lake wrestling squad picked up a win against Tawas but fell to Grayling Dec. 16 at home. More...

Bobcat defense clamps down to sting Hornets for fourth win

A strong defense and a quick start were key as the Bobcats easily handled Jack Pine Conference foe Harrison Friday night at home, 67-26. The Bobcats got off to “another great start,” Coach Eric Drogt said. More...

TASTEFUL DECORATION

Houghton Lake High School 10th grader Sam Petrik carefully attaches a candy cane to the gingerbread house she is constructing as a project for the school's commercial foods class. More...

BEING THE BACTRAIN

Prudenville Elementary fifth graders (right to left) Kasey Turner and Lonnie McBride get their bactrain (two-hump camel) costume off their back during the morning performance of "An All-American Christmas" at the Houghton Lake High School Auditorium More...

GOOD SHOT

Houghton Lake's George Nielsen gets a hold on his 130-pound Tawas opponent during a home three-way Dec. 16. Nielsen won an earlier match against a Grayling wrestler with a pin in 2:17. More...

BACK AT YOU

Houghton Lake's Cara Dull returns a ball to the Harrison side Dec. 15 during the varsity's home match against the Hornets. The Bobcats were able to pull out one win against the Hornets but lost the match. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

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