December 30, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

Village assures county streets can be closed for expansion

The Roscommon Village Council Monday night agreed to put in writing its willingless to close portions of two streets to allow for expansion of the Roscommon County Building. Councilmen directed Village Manager W. More...

Election ‘04 dominated county news-But it wasn’t politics as usual

Politics dominated the news during 2004, not only nationwide, but in Roscommon County. Near-record numbers of candidates filed for offices in the county and its 11 townships. More...

Russo, Gandolfi get nod for ambulance board

Lake Township’s latest appointees to the Houghton Lake Ambulance Authority Board were approved Dec. 14. More...

Lady Firebirds team up with Special Olympians

Members of the Kirtland Community College Lady Firebirds basketball team will change hats for a few hours Jan. 4. More...

‘Misgivings’ gone with raises county board grants employes

Setting aside misgivings expressed by some members during a Wednesday morning work session, Roscommon County Commissioners later in the day granted pay raises in excess of the standard 2.5% to several employees. More...

Taking a kid fishing

With the help of his dad, "Michigan Out-Of-Doors" writer Mark Romanack, Jake Romanack works a jig pole Tuesday morning on Houghton Lake's north shore. More...

Middle ground catch

Dennis Leszczynski, Houghton Lake, landed this 27-inch walleye while jigging the Middle Grounds, Dec. 29. Leszczynski said it was the only fish he caught. He reported that the ice where he was fishing was 10 inches thick. More...

Special Sections

Four enter guilty pleas for hotel robbery

Suspects charged with recent crimes, including larceny up to $20,000 and armed robbery, in the Houghton Lake area faced Judge Daniel Sutton in 83rd District Court Tuesday. Holiday Inn Express Four suspects charged in connection with the Dec. More...

Red Cross accepting disaster relief donations

The American Red Cross is accepting monetary donations for victims of the Sri Lanka tsumani. Donna Mattson, office manager at the Petoskey office, said sending material goods is not cost effective, but that residents of the counties of Roscommon,... More...

Conservancy has record year protecting ‘Up North’

HeadWaters Land Conservancy protected 1,208-acres in 2004, a record year for the organization. More...

Bobcats fall to St. Johns in holiday tourney

The Houghton Lake Bobcats fell to St. Johns Tuesday night in the opening round of the Kalkaska Christmas Tournament, 56-53. The Bobcats were scheduled to play Gaylord in the consolation game Wednesday at 2 p.m. More...

Not letting it collapse

Houghton Lake High School Volunteer Choir Director Rod Lewis urges his choir of student volunteers to lift up their voices during practice recently. More...

Horsemen of the year

Houghton Lake High School Equestrian team members (not in order) Holly Murphy, Shyla Genslak, Sherrilee Salyers, Joe Rubino, Coach Christina Rubino, Ashley Hamel, Kenny Streeter and alumnus Nicole Hall, named by the Michigan Interscholastic Horseman More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

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