January 20, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Weekend arrests up

The number of arrests made during Tip-up Town were up since last year, according to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department However, the seriousness of crimes was about the same. More...

Fun reigns at first Tip-up Town weekend

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2005, got underway at Houghton Lake Saturday amid cold weather and a brisk wind. More...

Cormorant concerns top Lake Board agenda

The double crested cormorant as a threat to the Great Lakes fishery and a potential problem in the Roscommon County area was the subject during most of a two and a half hour long meeting of the Houghton Lake Improvement Board at Denton Township Hall. More...

Says TakeGreatPictures.com—Tip-up Town, U.S.A., a top picture-taking event

The on-line non-profit photography resource,TakeGreatPictures.com features Tip-up Town, U.S.A. as one of the Top 10 winter events for taking pictures. More...

Vegas night Saturday at Playouse

You can try your luck at blackjack, seven-card stud, let-it-ride and a roulette wheel this Saturday at the Houghton Lake Merchants Association’s Vegas Night. The event will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Firebirds fall by six points to seventh rated St. Clair

Despite a tremendous effort against a much taller team, Kirtland Community College’s Lady Firebirds ended up on the wrong side of the 59-53 final score when they played St. Clair County Community College at Port Huron Saturday. More...

Junior ’Cats remain unbeaten in conference with 40-25 win

After jumping out to an 11-6 first quarter lead, the Houghton Lake Bobcats held the lead the rest of the contest en route to a 40-25 win over Meridian Friday night. More...

Solid score not enough for Bobcats at Meridian

The Houghton Lake varsity cheerleaders placed fourth at Meridian Jan. 13 in a five-way meet, even while earning a competitive score of 606. Eighty-four points separated the Bobcats from the top team, Chippewa Hills. More...

Endurance tournament just that for Roscommon wrestlers

The Traverse City Central “Tournament of Endurance,” proved to be just that for the Roscommon High School wrestling team, Saturday in Traverse City. More...

Carey leads victorious Bucks; Karczewski’s play also key

“It wasn’t always pretty to look at, but we fought hard tonight for the win,” were Roscommon Coach M.J. Ewald’s comments on the Bucks 50-35 win over Harrison Friday night. More...

In ‘best outing’ of season Bucks top Pinconning, 55-42

After struggling early against a strong, athletic Pinconning squad, the Roscommon Bucks were able to come from a 10 point deficit to beat Pinconning 55-42 Tuesday night. “We were in a battle tonight and my kids came to play,” Coach M.J. More...

LOOKING FOR HOT SPOT

Denton Township Fire Lieutenant Gerald Wetherell uses a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots under a home on Wickham Road after the fire department was called to the scene Tuesday afternoon. More...

KING DAY LESSON

Students in Mrs. Krause's second grade class at Collins Elementary talk about the life, times and contribution to civil rights and civility in America of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Day, Monday. More...

'HEY BATTER, BATTER'

Mike Mieske of the Old Town Tavern team prepares to make contact Saturday on the ice of Tip-up Town. Old Town advanced by besting Classic Cars 8-5 and will play Big Gator this Saturday. More...

NORTH SHORE NORTHERN

Lacey Zielinski, 12, of Higgins Lake caught this 33-inch, 9.5-pound northern pike while fishing with her dad Todd Zielinski near the North Shore of Houghton Lake Jan. 9. The toothy trophy struck a tip-up baited with a golden shiner at about 2:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Queen has fun-filled first weekend of TUT

Tip-up Town Queen 2005 Sheryl Tester has one weekend down and one to go. “We had a great time,” she said. More...

‘Drop-and-go’ launching—Plan proposed to ease Higgins access problems

Gerrish Township officials Jan. 11 gave their support to a plan designed to ease residents’ concerns about access to Higgins Lake. More...

Van Wormer to lead road board

Michael Van Wormer is the new chairman of the Roscommon County Road Commission. Van Wormer was elected to the position in a 2-1 vote at the commission’s Jan. 13 meeting. More...

Accidents injure snow riders, motorist

A Clinton Township snowmobiler and his passenger were injured when the machine they were riding struck a seawall on Houghton Lake Jan. 15. State Police said Mark Payne, 32, was riding on the lake’s North Bay when his machine hit open water. More...

‘Your mind is wonderful’ author tells audience

Award-winning author Christopher Paul Curtis visited the Houghton Lake Public Library Tuesday and spoke to a full house about his books, growing up in Flint and how he became an author. More...

Ash’s ‘incredible’ night lifts Kirtland in 86-80 OT win

Kirtland Community College’s Craig Ash, a 6’8” freshman from Pontiac Northern, even impressed his coach with his performance on the basketball court Saturday when the Firebirds took to the road and garnered an 86-80 overtime win agains More...

Bobcats take first two, then lose to Farwell in last three

Houghton Lake’s varsity volleyball team lost in five games to Farwell, Monday after taking the first two. “We were missing three players tonight and the girls really pulled together as a team,” Coach Carolyn Fitzgibbon said. More...

Bobcat wrestlers struggle in Beal City Aggies tourney

The Houghton Lake wrestling team finished 1-3-1 in the Beal City Aggies Team Tournament Jan. 15. The round robin tournament had two pools of five teams with the winners of each pool advancing to a championship match. More...

Rosco wrestlers take two, HL drops two

Houghton Lake wrestlers found the mats tougher Jan. 13 in meets with Sanford-Meridian and Roscommon. The Bobcats lost 43-22 to the Mustangs and the Bucks took the Bobcats 65-12. More...

Bobcats claim 21st straight conference win Friday night

The Houghton Lake Bobcats fought off a late surge by the Meridian Mustangs to claim their 21st consecutive Jack Pine Conference win, 63-55, Friday night at Meridian. More...

FINISHED

Ready for her prize, this girl receives a quizzical look from a fellow contestant who still has more to eat Saturday in one of the youth divisions of the pie-eating contest. More...

GREETING THE CROWD

Tip-up Town Queen 2005 Sheryl Tester (center, top) and her court members Pam Rutledge (left) and Kathy Pease (front) wave to the crowd accompanied by 1974 Queen Karon Grosteffon. "She was thrilled to be there," Tester said. More...

EXTRAORDINARY GENEROSITY

At the Red Cross blood drive at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake, Jan. 17, Janet Gibson, 65, Houghton Lake (left) prepares to give the 100th pint of blood she has donated over the past 33 years. More...

NOT DONE YET

Houghton Lake senior Nathan Baumgartner collects his resolve during a 160-pound match at Roscommon against the Bucks' Jason Baerlocher Jan. 13. 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

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