February 10, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Four seek three seats

Four candidates will vie for three seats on the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education in the May 3 school election. Two of three incumbents whose terms expire this year are not seeking reelection. More...

High lake levels damaging, DNR claims; commission considering ‘controller’ job

Roscommon County Commissioners plan to schedule a public meeting early next month to discuss a Department of Natural Resources letter which criticized their management of the levels of the county’s three large lakes. In a Jan. More...

Oxford Prudenville plant to close Friday

Twenty jobs will be lost in Roscommon County this week as an auto parts supplier closes Friday in anticipation of being sold. In accordance with the Dec. More...

12th annual Fishing Derby to be Feb. 18-20 on Lake St. Helen

The 12th annual Lake St. Helen Fishing Derby is scheduled for Feb. 18-20. Anglers may enter bluegill, perch, crappie, pike and walleye caught in Lake St. Helen on those days. More...

Sentences handed down in robbery, theft cases

Sentences were handed down by Judge Michael Baumgartner Tuesday in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, to several defendants charged in recent crimes in the Houghton Lake area. More...

Lady Firebirds fall to Oakland

Snapping their three-game winning streak, Kirtland Community College’s Lady Firebirds took a rough 88-66 road loss against Oakland Community College in Waterford Feb. 3. More...

Hunting, fishing licenses to cost more

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries announced a revised license fee structure for the 2005 license year at the monthly meeting of the state Natural Resources Commission in Lansing last week. More...

Second half all junior Bobcats in 66-41 victory over Harrison

In a game that Coach David Bunn said was much closer than the final score would indicate, the Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad downed Harrison 66-41 Friday night. More...

Bobcat wrestlers defeat Clare, Farwell in JPC action

Houghton Lake hosted Farwell and Clare in a Jack Pine Conference wrestling triangular this past Thursday. The Bobcats defeated Clare 51-25 and Farwell 48-36. More...

Bobcats take three to beat Flying G’s

After winning their first game the losing two straight the Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity volleyball team took the last two games to defeat Gladwin in five games, Feb. 2, at Gladwin. More...

Bucks win two on mats at home

Roscommon’s wrestling team took two matches in their double meet with Gladwin and Beaverton, Feb. 3, in Roscommon. The Bucks defeated Gladwin 43-32 and Beaverton 60-11. More...

Blasky leads Bobcats with 22 in 77-68 victory over Falcons

Senior Mike Blasky poured in 22 points as the Houghton Lake Bobcats downed the Ogemaw Heights Falcons 77-68 Tuesday night. In a fast-paced contest played at Ogemaw, the Bobcats saw a different Falcon squad then they did Jan. More...

Bucks fall in double-overtime ‘wild one’ at Pinconning

In a “wild one” at Pinconning Tuesday night, the Roscommon Bucks took the Pinconning Spartans to two overtimes before falling 70-66. More...

OFF THE STREET

Trooper David Laskowski holds two bags of suspected marijuana at the Houghton Lake State Police Post Wednesday. Laskowski seized the drugs, worth an estimated $5,000 on the street, during a traffic stop on I-75 Saturday. More...

MURAL PRESERVED

For more than 50 years, a mural hung behind the lunch counter of the former PickWick Restaurant at Houghton Lake. More...

Spring-like Snow Run

Under a hazy sun, with temperatures in the 40's, two downstate families take a lunch break at Pit Stop No. 3 at the corner of Perry Holt Road and Turney Ranch Trail in Ogemaw County during the third annual St. Helen Snowpackers Snow Run Saturday. More...

GOAL IN SIGHT

Roscommon's Mike Mitchell (40) eyes the basket as Meridian's Trevor Merryman (55) tries alter his shot in the Bucks' home contest Friday night. Mitchell scored one point in the Bucks' 54-51 win and Coach M.J. More...

Former resident recognized for efforts in murder conviction

Kalamazoo Public Safety conducted an awards ceremony Jan. 27, to recognize staff members for outstanding achievements. One officer to receive an award was Public Safety Officer (PSO) Craig Stouffer, who grew up at Houghton Lake. More...

TANGLING WITH THE EAGLES

Houghton Lake's Justin Thompson tangles with a 171-pound opponent from Farwell during the Bobcats' Jack Pine home three-way Feb. 3. The Bobcats beat the Eagles 48-36 and bested the Clare Pioneers 51-25. More...

Special Sections

Richfield board chooses Wood to fill vacancy

The Richfield Township Board Feb. 3 unanimously chose Trustee Richard Wood to succeed Supervisor Florence Osborn, who died Jan. 25. More...

Liuzzo enters plea

A Houghton Lake man entered a plea in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 8 to an amended charge that stemmed from a 1994 criminal sexual conduct case involving a 17-year-old mentally handicapped female. Robert J. More...

Traffic stop leads to marijuana bust

State Police from Post 75, Houghton Lake seized a pound and a half of marijuana during a traffic stop on northbound I-75 near the 223 mile marker Feb. 5. More...

Feds OK gas drilling permit

The U.S. Forest Service last week approved a permit for exploratory gas drilling near the Mason Tract wilderness area along the South Branch of the Au Sable River near Roscommon. The decision comes after nearly two years of controversy. More...

New Denton ambulance building takes step forward with public hearing

The process of acquiring money for a new ambulance building continues for Denton Township officials. At a public hearing Feb. More...

Firebirds drop close contests

Despite five players scoring in double-digits, the Kirtland Community College Firebirds fell 91-86 to second-place Henry Ford Community College Saturday at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

’Cats rebound for win with 25-point fourth

Down by eight points to start the fourth quarter, the Houghton Lake junior varsity squad came alive to beat Ogemaw Heights 55-49 Tuesday night and avenge an earlier season loss to the Falcons. More...

Bobcats score 635 at ‘Hive’

The Houghton Lake Bobcats earned 635 points at the Cheer at the Hive Invitational at Harrison High School Saturday. The Bobcats were the only team to compete in Michigan High School Athletic Association competition in Class A/B. More...

Rosco netters sweep Mustangs

The Roscommon varsity volleyball team took care of business pretty quick against Meridian, beating the Mustangs in three, 25-22, 25-17 nd 25-13. More...

Roscommon sweeps dual meet with Houghton Lake, Farwell

Houghton Lake’s varsity volleyball team hit a patch of bad luck Monday in their dual meets with Farwell and Roscommon. The Bobcats lost to Farwell in four games and to Roscommon in three. More...

Bobcats sting Hornets, 63-43, for 25th consecutive league win

The Houghton Lake Bobcats ran their Jack Pine Conference win streak to 25 games with a 63-43 win over Harrison Friday night. More...

‘Cats face Chiefs, Bucks tackle Vikes—District pairings announced

When District 63 play kicks-off Feb. 28, both the Houghton Lake Bobcats and Roscommon Bucks will be on the floor. The host Bucks will face Grayling Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. followed by Houghton Lake’s contest with Cheboygan at 8 p.m. More...

Bucks victors in ‘great’ contest

In what Roscommon Coach M.J. Ewald termed a “great high school basketball game,” the Roscommon Bucks pulled out a close 54-51 victory Friday night against Sanford-Meridian. More...

SLIDING BACK TO WINTER

First graders at Collins Elementary take advantage of a patch of ice and a couple of inches of new snow during lunch recess Monday. More...

Roger Dea March

Roger Dea March, 69, died Feb. 9, 2005, at his Higgins Lake home. Pastor Al Bell will officiate a service Saturday, Feb. 12 at Grace Covenant Fellowship Church. Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, handled arrangements. More...

ROLLING INTO CAMP

A group of participants in Spicer's Winter Tour 2005, a snowmobile ride to benefit Special Olympics, roll into Camp Winter Tour on the banks of the Muskegon River for a lunch break on Friday. More...

TAKING HIS TOLL

Roscommon wrestler Kody Diola (top) applies pressure to 135-pound Gladwin opponent Mike Gorman during the Bucks' home meet Feb. 3. The Bucks scored Jack Pine Conference victories against the G's and Beaverton in the double meet. More...

BACKED UP

(Foreground left to right) Houghton Lake's Shawna Trahan and Alyssa Loney get to the same spot at nearly the same time during the Bobcats' second game against the visiting Bucks Monday night. More...

GOING BACK

Colleen Consani of Prudenville was fishing with her husband Al when she hooked this 36-inch northern pike on Houghton Lake's South Shore weedbed Feb. 3. 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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