February 24, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Assessors must raise values

Many Roscommon County property owners are receiving assessment change notices which represent the annual effort by township assessors to bring their rolls into agreement with figures computed by the county equalization department. More...

Marijuana + BB gun = suspensions

Three Houghton Lake High School students were suspended for 10 days Feb. 17 pending expulsion hearings after school officials discovered a male and a female student had been smoking marijuana in the parking lot in the male student’s vehicle. More...

County plans for controller

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday imposed a temporary freeze on hiring, with one notable exception. They indicated they plan to advertise soon for applicants for the yet-to-be-created position of county controller. More...

Kirtland Trustees plan series of study sessions

Following up on a “leadership workshop” retreat held last month, Kirtland Community College Trustees have scheduled a series of study sessions over the next several months. The first occurred Tuesday, five days after the board’s Feb. More...

Houghton Lake to send three representatives to Michigan Junior Miss this week

Junior Miss representatives from the Houghton Lake area, Houghton Lake Junior Miss Courtney Yoder, Prudenville Junior Miss Shauna Tharp and Houghton Lake Heights Junior Miss Andrea King, will travel to Alpena Saturday to begin a week of rehearsals an More...

Junior ’Cats nab third straight JPC crown

By holding Gladwin to just seven points in the second half, Coach David Bunn’s Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad secured the Jack Pine Conference title Friday night. More...

Daniels’ threes not enough as Firebirds fall to Alpena

Kirtland’s Bernard Daniels hit eight three-point shots toward a team-high 30 points during Saturday’s men’s basketball game against the Alpena Community College Lumberjacks, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Firebirds from losing t More...

78 fish entered in St. Helen derby

A total of 78 fish were entered in the 12th annual Lake St. Helen Ice Fishing Derby last weekend. Winners were: Bluegill-Kids: Donald Jernigan, 1st; Brian Hamilton, 2nd, Tanner Kletke, 3rd. Adults: Charles Lockwood, 1st; Don Oestrike, 2nd; Steve... More...

Bucks fall to Hornets at net, then beat three before tourney

The Roscommon varsity volleyball team won three of four matches last week before heading into the Jack Pine Conference tournament with a 13-1 record. The Bucks lost to Harrison 3-2 but then returned later the same night, Feb. More...

Six Bucks and a Bobcat headed to wrestling Regionals

Both of Roscommmon County’s high school wrestling teams will be represented at the upcoming Individual Regional Tournament at Alma High School Feb. 26, after placing in the District tournament at Benzie Central Feb. 19. More...

Bobcats cagers can make history Friday

For the 27th straight time Friday night, the Houghton Lake High School varsity basketball squad come out on top of a Jack Pine Conference contest. This time, host Gladwin fell prey to the Bobcats’ winning streak, 57-45. More...

PATCHING IT UP

Roscommon County Road Commission employees Rich Feole (front) and Rocky Main patch a recent pothole on M-55 at the intersection of Townline Road, Wednesday morning. The freeze-thaw cycle the past few weeks has wreaked havoc on the road surfaces. More...

WINTERFEST FISH

Rod Patterson hangs another catch on the Winterfest fish board at the Higgins Lake West Shore Public Access Site. More...

GETTING LEVERAGE

Roscommon's Jason Baerlocher (left) looks for a way out as Houghton Lake's Nathan Baumgartner uses a head lever to turn him onto his back in their 160-pound bout during the first round of the Team District Tournament Feb. 17. More...

EXIT STRATEGY

Roscommon flyers exit their extensions in different ways Saturday showcasing to the judges their strength in the variety category. At the end of the day, the Bucks scored 521.5 and placed fourth. More...

Richard E. Manley

Richard E. Manley, 72, Houghton Lake, died Jan. 14, 2005. A memorial remembrance will be held Saturday, March 5, at the family home at 6119 W. Nestel Road at 1 p.m. An open house will follow from 1 to 5 p.m. Mr. More...

Special Sections

Higgins Lake residents say water quality is high, but declining

Higgins Lake’s water quality remains high, but is declining, lakefront property owners said in a survey conducted late last year by the Higgins Lake Watershed Partnership. More...

Cuts still likely—District gets bond funds

Houghton Lake Community Schools will have use of $1 million in Qualified Zone Academy Bond funds, following the Board of Education’s decision Monday to secure the funds to coincide with the purchase of four buses later this year. More...

Land use, zoning training scheduled March 15

Award-winning planner Mark A. Wyckoff will give a free training session to anyone interested in land use and zoning at the Beaver Creek Township Hall near Higgins Lake March 15. Sponsored by the Higgins Lake Partnership and Huron Pines Resource... More...

Winterfest prizes go to sledders, fishermen, chili cooks, kids

Prizes for sledding, fishing, chili cooking and following the trail of “Rosco Reindeer” were awarded at the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Winterfest Saturday. More...

‘Academic Connections’ helping some G-H students back to passing grades

Although Roscommon High School still has a “very distressing” failure rate among freshmen, a new “Academic Connections” program may help to turn it around. More...

Firebirds find game of firsts with Alpena road victory

Saturday’s shootout with Alpena Community College was a game of firsts for Kirtland’s Lady Firebirds. More...

Bobcats inch closer to record with ‘cheer on the lake’ win

The Houghton Lake Bobcats kicked things up a notch Saturday at the Cheer on the Lake Invitational at home, earning 663.5 points in the Class A/B Division, just 5.5 points short of their all-time record from last year. More...

Bobcats fall to Gladwin, Clare; down Beaverton

Gladwin and Clare defeated the Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity volleyball team but Beaverton fell to the Bobcats in three games in matches last week. The Bobcats won their first game Feb. More...

Buck matmen take sixth straight District title

The Roscommon Bucks were scheduled to wrestle in the Regional Team Tournament at Cheboygan Wednesday after winning their sixth District Team Championship in a row at home on Feb. 17. More...

After buzzer free throws down Bucks in overtime 63-62

Three Beaverton foul shots that hit their mark after the final game buzzer sounded cost the Roscommon Bucks a 63-62 Jack Pine Conference victory, Friday night at Beaverton. “We had them on the ropes,” Coach M. J. Ewald said. More...

Act II—Vikings outlast Bucks; Act III—Monday they meet again

Before a full house Tuesday night, the Grayling Vikings used their home-court advantage and gave their fans a victory 71-66 over Roscommon. More...

KIDS' CLASSIC

One entry in the Crazy Cardboard Classic kids' division comes to a stop just shy of a hay bale barrier placed to prevent sleds from colliding with the fence along Co. Rd. 101 at Pioneer Hill. More...

TOSSING FOR TREATS

A youngster tosses a ring in one of several Winterfest games at the Knights of Columbus Hall to win a prize. More...

FINDING THE BASKET

Roscommon's Dane Carey (11) brings the ball up for a shot as Grayling's Matt Swope (55) tries to apply pressure Tuesday night at Grayling. Despite a fourth-quarter comeback, the Bucks fell to the Vikings, 71-66. More...

DOUBLE TWIST

Houghton Lake flyer Kelly Lepper spins in a double twist before being caught by her bases Jesse Tharp, Elizabeth Phelps and Stephanie Foster in Round 3 at Cheer on the Lake at home Saturday. 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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