February 3, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Tharp gets little response to letters sent to legislators

Houghton Lake Board of Education President Dan Tharp reported at the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education meeting Jan. 24 that he wrote to Michigan legislators about his frustration over the stagnant per pupil allowance. More...

School board candidates face Feb. 8 deadline

Candidates for seats on the Houghton Lake and Gerrish Higgins Boards of Education have just a few days to file their nominating petitions. As of Monday, no candidates had filed for either board; deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 8. More...

Featuring hometown actor–Michigan premiere next week in Rosco

“The Work and the Glory,” a movie in which former Roscommon resident Alexander Carroll plays a major role, will begin a run of at least a week at Carroll’s hometown theater Feb. 11. More...

2005 Relay for Life spins into action at kick-off

The 2005 fund-raising campaign of the Roscommon County Relay for Life, “Beating the Odds,” began officially at the Jan. 29 kick-off. More...

Council says following past suggestions could improve Higgins Lake water quality

Following recommendations made over the last 35 years would help slow a “steady decline of water quality at Higgins Lake,” a research committee told the recently formed Higgins Lake Watershed Council at its first public meeting Jan. 14. More...

United Way provides AED’s to four schools in county

Studying and working at four Roscommon County educational institutions should be safer with the donation of automated external defibrillators from Roscommon County United Way. More...

Firebirds fall to Wayne, beat Macomb

After being ahead for most of their game against the Wayne County Community College, Kirtland Community College took a disappointing 71-66 loss in men’s basketball action at the CRAF Center on Saturday. More...

Bobcats, Bucks recognized for good sportsmanship

Houghton Lake and Roscommon High Schools were among 560 teams in girls basketball, football and boys soccer recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). More...

Bobcats wrestlers beat Beavers, stung by Hornets in JPC action

The Houghton Lake wrestling team defeated Beaverton 58-23 Jan. 27 then participated in two tournaments where wrestlers brought home medals. More...

Bucks snap junior Bobcats’ unbeaten conference streak

The Roscommon junior varsity squad’s aggressiveness was too much for the Houghton Lake Bobcats Tuesday as the ’Cats dropped their first Jack Pine Conference contest of the season, 60-45. More...

’Cats lose to Pioneers in 3 straight

Houghton Lake’s volleyball team lost in three games to Clare, Jan. 26, on the Bobcat’s home court. The Bobcats fell 15-25, 5-25 and 17-25. Randi Mae Clayton and Leanna Harvey were consistent servers, Coach Carolyn Fitzgibbon said. More...

Spearman, Bobcats sink Eagles

Houghton Lake senior Eric Spearman scored 13 of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter as the Bobcats downed Farwell 75-38 Friday night. The Bobcats jumped to an early 19-6 first quarter lead and led 46-17 eight minutes later at the half. More...

TOUGH FIGHT

Gerrish Township Fire Captain Jim Fisher attempts to slow down a fire at the home of Gary McNally Wednesday morning. The department was called in at around 9 a.m. More...

RHS to crown king, queen of Winter Carnvial Friday

Roscommon High School’s Winter Carnival King and Queen will be crowned tomorrow (Friday) night, concluding a week of activities. Queen candidates are: Lindsay Figley. She is the daughter of Jake and Laurie Figley. More...

PUTTING IT UP

Roscommon senior Josh Burmester puts up a shot inside the paint against Houghton Lake's Mike Bowman Tuesday night. Burmester led all scorers with 22 points but the Bobcats prevailed, 58-48. More...

TUMBLING

Amy Gancitano and the rest of the Bobcats perform back handsprings during Round 3 Jan. 27 at home. In recent years Houghton Lake has added such skills as back walk-overs, tucks and triple splits to its competitive cheerleading repertoire. More...

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Special Sections

Richfield to discuss naming supervisor

The Richfield Township Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today (Thursday) to discuss procedures for appointing a new supervisor, according to Pam Scott, township clerk. More...

St. Helen Fun Run to have new starting point, route

This year’s St. Helen Snow Run, scheduled for Saturday, will have a new starting point and route. The 57-mile run will begin at the Richfield Township Park on East Airport Road. Dave Becker, president of the sponsoring St. More...

COOR Board approves raises for secretaries, administrators

Pay increases for secretaries and salaried personnel were approved by the COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education Jan. 12. More...

Neighborhood watch captains being sought

Roscommon Township residents may attend a meeting Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the township hall to learn about neighborhood watches that are being formed in areas along Federal Avenue and in Houghton Lake Heights. More...

Wertz Warrior reception raises $25,000

Zipping across Houghton Lake Sunday night were more than 60 Wertz Warriors snowmobile riders, making their way toward the Comfort Suites Hotel from Prudenville. More...

Larsen scores 23 at Firebirds down Macomb 77-59

Nynne Larsen, a Kirtland freshman from Denmark, shot 11 for 15 from the floor to lead the Lady Firebirds to a 77-59 win over Macomb Community College at the CRAF Center in Roscommon Jan. 26. More...

Blasky named Scholar Athlete

Houghton Lake High School senior Michael Blasky has been honored by being named the week’s Scholar Athlete by WWTV-WWUP TV 9 & 10 and Michigan McDonald’s. More...

Bobcat cheer squad closes in on record score

The Houghton Lake Bobcats bested their competitive cheerleading score from last week, earning 657.5 to place first in Michigan High School Athletic Association action Thursday. More...

Bucks 4th in 29-team Northern Michigan Campionships

Roscommon wrestlers placed 4th in the 29 team Northern Michigan Championships held Jan. 29 in Gaylord after defeating Farwell Jan. 27, 56-15 to remain undefeated in the Jack Pine Conference. Whittemore-Prescott won the tournament with 190.5 points... More...

Junior Bobcats dominate post, grab JPC win

Despite playing without their starting point guard and some other players due to illness, the Houghton Lake junior varsity Bobcats did not let down in their quest for a Jack Pine Conference title Friday night. More...

Burmester, Walker team-up in paint to lead Bucks to win

In a tight Jack Pine Conference match-up Friday night, Roscommon was able to grind out a 50-43 win over Clare. Clare packed into a 1-3-1 zone defense, forcing the Bucks to be patient against it. More...

Bobcats take battle with Bucks

Fans cheering on the Bucks and the Bobcats got their money’s worth Tuesday night in a classic Houghton Lake vs. Roscommon roundball contest. More...

AUTHOR OF THE FEAST

John Blizzard, 38, of Bullock Creek hands an armload of food to the next volunteer as a shipment of 10,000 pounds of food is brought into the Old Denton Township Hall from the Eastern Michigan Food Bank Friday. More...

ROYAL COURT HOPEFULS

Roscommon High School's Winter Carnival King and Queen will be crowned at halftime of the Bucks' varsity basketball game against Sanford Meridian tomorrow (Friday). More...

ROLLING ALONG

Houghton Lake wrestler Justin Wigard takes a tumble with the help of his 119-pound Beaver opponent Steven Kanyo during a three-way match at Beaverton Thursday. Wigard won the decision against Kanyo in overtime, then lost to an opponent from Harrison. More...

Robert Lee Britton

Former Roscommon County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Robert Lee Britton, 63, died Feb. 2, 2005 at his Houghton Lake home following a long illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. 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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