January 6, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Mead to chair county board

Newly sworn-in commissioners of Roscommon County elected Larry Mead as chairman Tuesday at the board's organizational meeting. The appointment is for two years. Mead is beginning his fourth two-year term on the commission. More...

Better basketball-Firebird style

The Kirtland Community College Firebirds women’s basketball program teamed up with 50 players from Area 4 Northland Special Olympics Tuesday for a two-hour workshop on fundamental basketball skills at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

Tip-up Town kick-off Saturday

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., kicks off Saturday at the Houghton Lake High School auditorium at 2 p.m. with the crowning of the Tip-up Town Queen and the swearing in of the new marshal and mayor. More...

County receives $15,396 for emergency food, shelter

Roscommon County has been chosen to receive $15,396 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

‘Three Men and a Tenor’ show on stage here Jan. 14th

Three Men and a Tenor, voted Michigan’s highest-rated touring group, will bring a high-energy vocal music show to Houghton Lake High School Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Snowshoe tours, seminars, demos planned during Winter Trails Day

Snowshoe tours, seminars and demonstrations will be the order of the day at the 10th annual Winter Trails Day at the North Higgins Lake State Park Saturday. More...

Bucks avenge Ogemaw net loss

Roscommon’s varsity volleyball team avenged a tournament loss to Ogemaw Heights High School Jan. 3 with a 3-2 victory over the Falcons. More...

Firebirds begin conference schedule Wednesday

Kirtland Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams kick their seasons into high gear this week with the start of Eastern Conference play. More...

Junior Bobcats put miscues behind for 52-45 Buck defeat

Overcoming mental miscues and turnovers Tuesday night the Houghton Lake Bobcat junior varsity basketball team defeated the rival Roscommon Bucks 52-45, in a Jack Pine Conference game. More...

GOING TO THE HOOP

Desi Felver sends the ball up with enthusiasm as fellow Special Olympians David Kolar of Grayling and Richard Good of Maple Valley give encouragement. More...

ENLISTING SUPPORT

Lyon Township Trustee George Dougherty (left) explains to Paul Tatro, owner of Higgins Lake True Value Hardware, the education and fund-raising program designed to keep Higgins Lake clean during ice fishing season. More...

BASELINE COLLISION

Roscommon's Jason Sharpe takes a charge as Houghton Lake's Mike Collins goes up for a lay-up during first half action Tuesday night. Neither Collins nor Sharpe scored in the contest, which Houghton Lake won 65-46. More...

HARD AT NET

Roscommon's Deanna Babcock (left) winds up for a slam as Ogemaw Heights' Laura Budge waits for the impact during the Bucks first action of the new year at home Monday night. Babcock had ten kills against the Falcons. More...

Special Sections

Disabled man victim of hit and run

State Police and the Roscommon County Prosecutor are investigating a Dec. 29 hit and run accident in which a wheelchair-bound Houghton Lake man was severely injured. Patrick Bruhn, 39, of Houghton Lake Heights was traveling eastbound on Byron Ave. More...

Fund balance shrinks as county deficit grows

Roscommon County’s general fund balance is expected to shrink from $1.35 million to $165,000–a drop of nearly $1.2 million–under a 2005 budget adopted by county commissioners Dec. 29. More...

Architect tells commissioners—Pricetag for complex expansion $18 million

Building a new complex of Roscommon County facilities would cost about 45% more than expanding the county building in Roscommon, architect John T. Meyer of Wigen, Tincknell, Meyer & Associates, Saginaw, told Roscommon County Commissioners Dec. More...

Hartwick interpreter, historian to lead snowshoe excursions

Guided snowshoe hikes through Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling this winter will give visitors the chance to try snowshoeing and learn about the forest in winter and how winter was important to Michigan’s logging industry in the 1800’ More...

Markey names interim fire chief

Assistant Chief Tim Weismiller was named interim chief of the Markey Township Fire Department Dec. 29. The township board, in special session, appointed Weismiller to serve in the position for an indefinite period. More...

Focus shifts to education in effort to keep ice clean

Lyon Township is launching the second year of its campaign to keep the ice of Higgins Lake clean during the winter fishing season. More...

Lady Firebirds’ losing streak continues with Glen Oaks loss

Kenzie Steward led the Kirtland women’s basketball team in scoring Dec. 29 with 18 points, but it wasn’t enough to pull the Lady Firebirds out of a losing streak that has dogged them for nearly three weeks. More...

Bobcats roar back against Gaylord to take tourney’s consolation game

Trailing by 13 points at the half, the Houghton Lake Bobcats came to life in the third quarter to beat Class A Gaylord Dec. 29 75-71 in the consolation game of the Kalkaska Christmas Tournament. After falling 53-50 to Class A St. John’s Dec. More...

Bobcats roll over Bucks, 65-46

In a game with bragging rights and the top spot in the Jack Pine Conference on the line, the Houghton Lake Bobcats ran away from Roscommon Tuesday night, 65-46. More...

BETTER BALL HANDLING

Firebird freshman guard Felon Harris (left) imparts ball handling techniques to Husky players including Phyllis Padolski (right) of St. Helen. More...

PRESIDENTIAL APPRECIATION

Houghton Lake Middle School student Ashley Mittlestat received a thank you letter from President George Bush for helping him with his campaign. The eighth grader had gone on-line to georgebush.com to spread the word about voting for him. More...

THREADING IT THROUGH

Houghton Lake's Devyn Blanchard shoots the ball over the outstretched arms of Roscommon's Mike Walker (41) as Dane Carey (11) watches. Blanchard scored five points in the Bobcat victory while Walker added four for Roscommon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

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