March 3, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Construction to begin on ‘affordable’ senior housing

After years of planning, construction is scheduled to begin this month on the first phase of a senior adult rental housing complex in Markey Township. More...

Hamel gets 9-months for solicitation

A Houghton Lake man will spend nine months in jail and five years on probation for soliciting sex from a person he believed was a 15-year-old girl on the Internet. Kevin Kirk Hamel, 42, was sentenced Feb. More...

Lakefront property close to reality

After waiting hopefully for months, Roscommon Township officials are edging closer to securing Stanley Mitchell’s waterfront property. More...

Third plea accepted in ORV theft case

The third of three defendants charged in connection with the thefts of several off-road vehicles and trailers recently entered a guilty plea in 83rd District Court, Roscommon before Judge Daniel L. More...

Family loses home to fire

Doris VanAsselberg said she was talking on the telephone Monday afternoon when she noticed the smell of burning rubber, looked up and saw her two-year-old son Vlaad watching flames in his room which had climbed from the floor to the ceiling. More...

Junior ’Cats take third crown with 67-37 win over Meridian

With a convincing 67-37 win Friday against Meridian, the Houghton Lake junior varsity squad claimed the Jack Pine Conference championship. More...

Kirtland men tie for 4th place after defeating Macomb CC

Kirtland Community College’s men’s basketball team ended its regular season on a high note, defeating Macomb Community College 70-62 on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Warren. More...

Rosco bows-out of districts as Chiefs netters take title

After starting District 62 volleyball play with a win Saturday, the Roscommon Bucks fell to Cheboygan in the second round in four games. More...

Bucks preserve second place finish with 65-56 JPC win

Trailing 29-24 at the half, the Roscommon Bucks battled back to take a 65-56 win over Harrison Friday night. The win kept them even with Beaverton, at 11-3, and earned them a tie for second-place in the Jack Pine Conference. More...

HL finishes ‘perfect’ JPC season with 82-51 win

Undefeated in Jack Pine Conference play for the past two years. A 95% winning percentage. Nineteen wins in a regular season. This is what will be written in the record book next to the 2005 Houghton Lake High School varsity basketball squad. More...

With victory over Elk Rapids Wednesday night—Bobcats face Vikings for District title Friday

The Houghton Lake Bobcats picked up their 21st win and a chance to capture the District 63 basketball title with a 67-48 win over Elk Rapids Wednesday night at Roscommon High School. More...

CHAMPION BOBCATS

The Houghton Lake Bobcats and Coach Eric Drogt gather around the Jack Pine Conference championship trophy following their 81-52 victory over the Meridian Mustangs Feb. 25. More...

'MEN'

Kelly Sharrow of St. Helen sings "Men," one of two country tunes she performed at the second annual St. Helen Friends of the Library Talent Show at St. Helen Elementary School Saturday evening. More...

SWEET RELEASE

Houghton Lake senior Mike Blasky (40) lets the ball fly over Cheboygan's Cory Knaffle (5) during the second half of the 'Cats' victory over the Chiefs in the opening round of district play Monday night. More...

MASTER ANGLER-QUALIFIED

Annie Leszczynski of Houghton Lake proudly displays the 6-pound, .02-ounce white fish she caught on the west shore of Higgins Lake Feb. 24. She has lived at Houghton Lake for six years and plans to request a master angler patch. More...

Special Sections

County’s population projected to exceed 42,000 in 25 years

A quarter century from now, Roscommon County will have some 42,000 residents–more than double the number it had in 1990 and more than four times the population of 1970. More...

Boss faces murder charges; Victim was HLMS 8th-grade student

David Leroy Boss, 41, formerly of Merritt, was bound over to 49th Circuit Court, Reed City, on a charge of first degree murder during a preliminary hearing in 77th District Court, Reed City, Feb. 24. The charge stems from the stabbing death of his... More...

Marijuana suspect enters plea

A Prudenville man who was in a car stopped by State Police Feb. 5 has entered a plea in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, before Judge Daniel L. Sutton. Sitting by assignment as Circuit Court judge, Sutton accepted a guilty plea by Mark J. More...

Houghton Lake library named one of best in small town America

The Houghton Lake Public Library was recently cited as one of the best small libraries in America. More...

Richfield hires new trash hauler

For a number of years, Waste Management has been the only residential trash hauler serving Roscommon County townships. That will change when Republic Services, Pinconning, begins a new contract with Richfield Township June 1. More...

Lady Firebirds end season with first winning record

In her first year as head coach of the Kirtland Firebirds, Teresa Stuck has led her team to a winning season – the first in the team’s five-year history. The Lady Firebirds made it official by beating Macomb Community College 77-73, Feb. More...

Cheerleaders place fourth at invite

The varsity Bobcats placed fifth at the Breckenridge “Cheers” Invitational Saturday in an eight-team competitive cheerleading division. More...

Five Buck wrestlers headed for state individual tourney; team advances to quarterfinals

Five of the six Roscommon High School wrestlers that competed at the Regional Individual Wrestling Tournament at Alma Feb. 26 qualified for the State Tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills March 10, 11 and 12. More...

Vikings take Act III, 73-62, to end Bucks’ cage season

For the fourth time in five years, the Grayling Vikings ended the Roscommon Bucks’ basketball season with a victory over them in the opening round of district play. “We fought hard but didn’t have enough juice,” Coach M.J. More...

Record falls as Bobcats top Chiefs; 20 wins most in school history

Led by senior Mike Blasky’s 20 points, including five 3-pointers, the Houghton Lake Bobcats beat Cheboygan 64-34 in the opening round of District 63 play Monday night at Roscommon. More...

POWERFUL PUSH

(Left to right) Johanna, 7, Ryan, 8, and Christian Schick try to set the record on the sled run they made in a snow bank next to Prudenville First Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon. More...

NOT MUCH LEFT

Denton Township firefighters work to extinguish a fire that gutted a home at 212 Deer Run Blvd. in Prudenville Monday afternoon. More...

EYEING THE BASKET

Houghton Lake's David Blanchard (22) gets past an Elk Rapids defender during first quarter action against the Elks Wednesday night. More...

UP AND AROUND

Bobcat senior Eric Spearman goes airborne in search of the basket during second-half action Monday night. Spearman had 11 points, nine of them in the fourth quarter, in the Bobcats' 64-34 victory. More...

LETTING IT FLY

Roscommon's Dane Carey (11) let's a shot fly over Grayling's Eli VanNuck (23) during the Bucks opening round district loss to Grayling Monday night. The Bucks fell to the Vikings, 73-62. More...

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