January 13, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

School board candidates must file for election by Feb. 8

Even as next week’s inauguration of George W. Bush to a second term as President puts the finishing touch on the 2004 election year, Roscommon County school districts are beginning their annual election cycle–earlier than in the past. More...

County to study hiring of county manager

The freshmen members of the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners will comprise a committee to study the feasibility of hiring a county manager. Commissioners Ed Nellist of Dist. 1 (Lyon, Lake and Markey Townships) and Jim Smolarz of Dist. 3... More...

‘Come to Tip-up Town’—Festival fun starts Saturday with parade

All systems are go for the 55th edition of Tip-up Town, U.S.A. this weekend at Houghton Lake despite mid-week freezing rain followed by unseasonably warm temperatures and more rain. More...

Five appointed to ambulance committee

A five-member building committee has been appointed by Denton Township to develop a plan for a new ambulance building. The first task assigned was to choose an architect for the project. Appointed Jan. More...

Swanson’s retirement short-lived; judge names him Friend of Court

Thomas A. Swanson, three days after retiring as Roscommon County Prosecutor at the end of last month, took on a new role in the county legal system. Judge Michael J. More...

Three junior varsity ‘Cat grapplers come home with jewelry

Three of the eight Houghton Lake junior varsity wrestlers that traveled to the Midland Junior Varsity Wrestling Tournament at Midland High School returned home with medals last Friday. Top finisher was Molly Vanhorn, who took second place in the... More...

Ten game winning streak ended for Kirtland men

It was an evening of despair for both the men’s and women’s basketball squads from Kirtland Community College as they both fell to defeat at the hands of Schoolcraft Community College in Livonia Monday. More...

Bobcats places fourth at Grandville

The Houghton Lake varsity Bobcats cheered to fourth place at the Grandville Invitational Jan. 8 in Class B competition. Earning a total of 521 points, the Bobcats placed ahead of South Haven and Fremont. More...

Mustangs take both ends of Bobcat volleyball matches

Meridian’s Mustangs took two volleyball matches with the Houghton Lake Bobcats Jan. 5, at Meridian. The varsity Mustangs swept all three games while the junior varsity won the first two of the best two out of three games. More...

Bucks chew away at Beaverton lead to post 65-56 JPC victory

After trailing the first half the Roscommon Bucks turned up the intensity and chewed away at Beaverton’s lead to post a 65-56 Jack Pine Conference victory over the Beaver’s Tuesday night in Roscommon. More...

Balanced scoring, turnover advantage help Bobcats beat Gladwin, 75-44

The Houghton Lake Bobcats turned a seven point half-time lead over Gladwin into a 31-point victory Tuesday night to remain undefeated in Jack Pine Conference play. More...

2005 Queen

Queen candidate Sheryl Tester speaks to the kick-off audience Jan. 8 for the first time as 2005 Tip-up Town Queen. "We're gonna have a ball!" Tester told the Tip-up Town News, "We're gonna have fun!"        More...

READYING TO PLACE

Randy Ramsey (left) and Ed Toll of Miller Building Systems, Elkhart, IN, remove protective sheeting from one of nine modular units that are part of the new North Central Area Credit Union Administrative Building during frigid, snowy conditions last T More...

THEY'RE OUT THERE!

Phillip Austin of Houghton Lake caught his biggest northern pike ever Jan. 10 on Houghton Lake's East Bay. The 15-pound, 37.5-inch monster hit a large golden shiner on a tip-up. More...

QUICK SHOT

Roscommon's Dane Carey lets a quick shot fly Tuesday night against Beaverton. Carey scored 12 points and had two assists in the Bucks' 65-56 win. The Bucks were trailing at the half 30-27 and rallied in the third quarter to take a 46-42 lead. More...

NO STOPPING

Oakland guard Becca Rufli (25) braces for a collision with oncoming Kirtland guard Felon Harris (32) during the Firebirds' first league match-up of the season at the CRAF Center in Roscommon Saturday. More...

Special Sections

Roscommon business extends hand to Project HOPE

Project Help Our People Eat will receive a shot in the arm Jan. 28 when a “mobile food pantry,” sponsored by Raven Analytical of Roscommon distributes food to needy area families. More...

There’s much to do at TUT

How do visitors to Tip-up Town find the time to fit in all the activities the winter carnival offers? They come back for a second weekend! More...

Fifth member completes ambulance board

A fifth, at-large, member was appointed to the Houghton Lake Ambulance Authority Tuesday at its first meeting of the newly-constituted permanent board. Selected was Lake Township resident Sandie King, a registered nurse. More...

Money in snatched purse needed for cancer treatment trip

A Roscommon woman whose purse was snatched Dec. More...

Pushing incident results in charges against trooper

A Michigan State Police trooper from the Houghton Lake post was arraigned in 83rd District Court Jan. 6 on one count of aggravated domestic violence. More...

Junior ’Cats stay undefeated with wins over Clare, Gladwin

The Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad remained undefeated in Jack Pine Conference play with a 43-25 home win over Gladwin Tuesday night. Coach David Bunn said he was pleased with how his players stepped up in the win. More...

Men in overtime-Both Firebird squads defeat Oakland

It was a great day for the Kirtland Community College Firebirds and their fans as both the men’s and women’s teams played to victory against the Oakland Community College Raiders before a home crowd Saturday. More...

Bucks slow to warm-up, then take three for Flying G’s

After losing their first game with Gladwin Jan. 4 the Roscommon Bucks varsity basketball squad came back to sweep the next three games and take the match on the Flying G’s home court. More...

Despite Eagle comeback, Bucks grab win at Farwell, 60-58

After jumping out to an 11-0 advantage and mainting a double-digit lead for most of the game, the Roscommon Bucks had to pull out a narrow win at Farwell Friday night, 60-58. More...

Suchowesky scores 27 points as Bobcats rout Clare, 79-33

Houghton Lake’s offense proved too much for Clare Friday night as the Bobcats beat the Pioneers 79-33. More...

FILLING UP FOR FUN

Roscommon Township Fire Department Lieutenant Frank Thibert fills what will become a frozen bowling alley at the site of Tip-up Town 2005 last week as Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Director Bob Spaulding looks on. More...

PPP WINS

Denny "Do Dat" Tester and Paul "How Ya Doin'" Lockwood are sworn in at the 2005 Tip-up Town kick-off by host Jay Jacobs. Since the candidates ran unopposed, they took all the "ayes" the crowd offered as votes. More...

MEALS MUST GO THROUGH

When seven and a half inches of snow fell onto side roads that were covered with ice last Thursday, it didn't stop Rosco Mini-bus Driver Donna Cleven from making her rounds with the Meals on Wheels program, until she got to the intersection of M-55 a More...

HIGH RISE

Houghton Lake's Brian Suchowesky (33) rises up over Gladwin's Kevin Benmark (30) as he releases his shot Tuesday night. Suchowesky scored nine points during the Bobcats 75-44 win over Gladwin. More...

LEANING IN

Kirtland forward Vic Hamilton (34) takes the ball to the rack via an Oakland defender during league action at the CRAF Center Saturday. Hamilton scored 10 points as the 'Birds scored a 90-88 league win in overtime. 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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