January 27, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

HL, G-H districts make the grade

District Adequate Yearly Progress reports, as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act–issued for the first time in Michigan–were released Jan. 13 by the Michigan Department of Education. More...

Commission names panel to oversee county finances

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday moved to take tighter control of county finances, but appeared to cool to the idea of hiring a county manager. Commissioners appointed six officials to a committee to oversee finances. More...

Hamel pleads guilty

A Houghton Lake man pleaded guilty Jan. 21 in 44th Circuit Court, Livingston County, to soliciting sex from a person he believed was a 15-year-old girl on the Internet. More...

After child goes missing—Merritt dismissal policy revised

After police, school officials and the family of a Merritt Elementary kindergartner spent over an hour last Thursday searching for her after school when she didn’t get off the bus, the school has revised their dismissal policy. More...

Lyon joins Gerrish in support of ‘drop-and-go’ launching

The Lyon Township Board Jan. 19 joined neighboring Gerrish Township in supporting “drop-and-go” boat launching at three state facilities on Higgins Lake. More...

Non-union staff at Houghton Lake receives 2% wage adjustment

In keeping with the raises received by Houghton Lake Community Schools teachers, support staff, transportation and secretarial staff, the board of education approved a 2% increase for 12 non-union employees Monday. More...

Overlooked boy prompts resignation of two COOR bus employees

Two COOR Intermediate School District transportation employees resigned following an incident Jan. 10 in which a 7-year-old special education student was left on a bus during the school day. More...

Junior ’Cats top Beavers, stay undefeated in conference

After trailing at the end of the first two quarters, the Houghton Lake junior varsity Bobcats used a 30-18 second half advantage to beat Beaverton 50-41 Friday night at home. More...

Five Firebirds in double digits as KCC rolls over Alpena

Five players on the Kirtland Community College men’s basketball team were in double digits by the end of their 101-75 romp over Alpena Community College on the Firebirds’ home court Saturday. More...

Bobcats drop close match with 29-27 third game loss

After dropping three games to Roscommon Jan. 19, the Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team responded by taking Whittemore-Prescott to the wire Monday night at home. More...

Bobcats overpower Ogemaw for tenth win of season, 82-59

After jumping to a 26-11 first quarter lead, the Houghton Lake Bobcats cruised to a 82-59 victory over Ogemaw Heights Jan. 19 at home. “We got off to a great start tonight,” Coach Eric Drogt said. More...

Bucks turn half-time deficit into second half victory

After a slow start and a one-point half-time deficit, the Roscommon Bucks used a 14-point second half advantage to beat Gladwin Friday night, 61-48. More...

Bucks’ comeback falls two points short against Kalkaska

After being down by double-digits in the third quarter, the Roscommon Bucks came back to take a fourth quarter lead but could not get their last second shots to fall, dropping the contest 56-54 to Kalkaska. More...

FOR THOSE ABOUT TO MEAP...

Students in Mr. Krause's eighth grade history class study up before taking the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test at Houghton Lake Middle School Wednesday. More...

SIDEARM SLING

A young participant in the chicken bowling competition at Tip-up Town displays an airborne sidearm style Sunday. Older competitors slung duct tape-wrapped turkeys down the icy alley. More...

WORKING HARD

Roscommon's Kyle Karczewski (31) tries to take the ball to the rack against three Kalkaska defenders during the Bucks' home game Tuesday night. More...

PUTTING ON THE HITS

Houghton Lake junior Courtney Cole goes for the kill during a home match against Whittemore Prescott Monday. Cole posted five kills and added a couple of aces from the serving line during the three games, but the 'Cats fell 25-14, 26-24, 29-27. More...

ON THE BREAK

Houghton Lake's David Blanchard (22) lays the ball up for two points Friday night as Beaverton's Shawn Dean (22) tries to block his path. Blanchard's first quarter lay-up helped put the Bobcats up 16-11 after one quarter en route to a 64-46 victory. More...

Richard A. Miller

Richard A. Miller, 74, died Jan. 20, 2005, at his Higgins Lake home. The Rev. Bernard Tyler conducted services Jan. 24 at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Higgins Lake. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Lyon Township. Mr. More...

Grace M. McDonald

Services for Houghton Lake resident Grace M. McDonald, 78, who died Jan. 26, 2005, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Christler Funeral Home–Houghton Lake Chapel, with Father Bernard Tyler officiating. Burial will be in St. More...

Special Sections

Sun-filled skies cap-off 55th annual TUT

The second weekend of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2005, enjoyed a sun-filled ending Sunday as visitors made their way back home to places far and near. Saturday’s blowing snow gave way to clear skies and a high of 14 degrees the following day. More...

Richfield supervisor dies suddenly at home

Richfield Township Supervisor Florence Osborn died suddenly at her home in St. Helen Tuesday. When Osborn failed to show up at her office, Richfield Township Police went to her home to check on her wellbeing. More...

Grounds to be returned; No fair this year

The Roscommon County Fair Board Monday night voted to deed the fairgrounds in Roscommon back to county commissioners. With that action, “we have someone to answer to for all future boards,” Karen Walper, fair board president, said. More...

Roscommon firefighters asking residents to help find property

Outgrowing their 40-year-old fire hall, Roscommon Township firefighters are seeking the help of residents in looking for property for a new building. More...

KCC Trustees OK MTEC staff cuts

Kirtland Community College Trustees Jan. 20 approved a 2004-05 working budget that includes a staff reduction at KCC’s Michigan Technical Education Center in Gaylord. More...

Gerrish-Higgins board finishes revising policies

If you ever have occasion to need to know what the Gerrish-Higgins School District’s policy is on a certain topic, finding it will be much easier than in the past. The district’s board of education Jan. More...

Junior ’Cats pour in 53 second-half points to beat Standish 76-65

After trailing 34-23 at the half, the Houghton Lake junior varsity squad exploded for 53 second-half points to beat Standish-Sterling Central 76-65 Tuesday night at home. Coach David Bunn said it was another great win for the ’Cats. More...

Bobcat cheerleaders ‘clean up’ to take first

With the Meridian Mustangs kicking at their heels, the Houghton Lake Bobcats scored 644 points Jan. 20 at Roscommon. Houghton Lake took the top stop in the three-way competitive cheerleading meet by 33-points. Roscommon earned a total of 476.5. More...

Lady Firebirds topple Alpena behind Burrows’ 17 points

Casey Burrows led Kirtland Community College’s Lady Firebirds in scoring with 17 points in their 79-70 win over the Alpena Lumberjacks Saturday in Roscommon. More...

Bobcats drop conference meet, win tiebreaker at Bay City

Despite four Bobcat wrestlers getting wins with pins Jan. 20, Houghton Lake fell to Gladwin 56-24 in a dual wrestling meet. “Going into the night I knew we had a chance to pick up a win,” Coach Lon Cook said. More...

Beavers swept away with Bobcat win

For the second consecutive season, the Houghton Lake Bobcats swept their two roundball meetings with the Beaverton Beavers. More...

Suchowesky sinks 23 points as ’Cats top Standish 72-59

Houghton Lake senior Brian Suchowesky knocked in 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Bobcats downed Standish-Sterling Central 72-59 Tuesday night at home. More...

FASCINATED FISHERMAN

Three-year-old Luke Wilson looks over catches of crappie, sunfish and bluegill displayed on the Tip-up Town 2005 Fishing Contest Board Sunday. More...

SHOCK AND AWE

One of 196 participants in the Tip-up Town 2005 Polar Dip moves with all deliberate speed on her way out of the water and into the -20 degree wind chill Saturday morning. More...

HARD FISHING COUPLE

Dan and Susan Browder of Higgins Lake, along with their granddaughter Violet Workman, 8, hold up their entries in the 2005 Tip-up Town Ice Fishing Contest Sunday. More...

CATCHING THIRD

A Roscommon flyer prepares to be caught by her bases Thursday in Round 3. Competing in the third round for the first time this season, the Bucks earned 476.5 points for third place. More...

HEAVYWEIGHT SCUFFLE

Houghton Lake's Cameron Fisk (left) at 196 pounds faces Gladwin's 276-pound Billy Howey during the heavyweight match Jan. 20. Fisk scored a pin on his Jack Pine Conference opponent at 1:56, but the Bobcats dropped the home meet 56-24. More...

Vivian Marie Barnes

Services for Vivian Marie Barnes, 75, Roscommon, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 27 at Immanuel Baptist Church, Roscommon. Burial in Roscommon Village Cemetery is to follow the funeral, to be conducted by Pastor David E. Hansen. Mrs. Barnes died Jan. More...

Matthew James Miller

Services for Matthew James Miller, 26, Higgins Lake, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon. Mr. Miller died Jan. 24, 2005, at his home. He was born in Lincoln Park Feb. More...

Florence A. Osborn

Florence A. Osborn, 73, died Jan. 25, 2005, at her home. A service is planned for Saturday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church, with Father James Doherty officiating. Visitation is at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, St. More...

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