March 17, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

KCC nursing program helps fill critical shortage

Until her husband died five years ago and she decided to enter Kirtland Community College’s nursing program, Melissa Steckert of Houghton Lake was a stay-at-home mom with two kids. More...

Cycling robber nabbed

A 33-year old Prudenville man was arrested after an armed robbery of a Prudenville business Tuesday morning. More...

Worldwide interest—Call shows depth of Bobcat faithful

Sometimes the news just doesn’t travel fast enough, especially for fans of the Houghton Lake Bobcats, who were playing in the MHSAA Class B Quarterfinals Tuesday night in Cadillac. More...

Markey reduces land use administrator to part-time

Land use administrator will be reduced from a full-time position to part-time in Markey Township as a result of a 3-2 vote by the township board Monday night. The budgeted salary for land use administrator was reduced from $18,200 to $10,400. More...

Houghton Lake man ordered to pay fine, restitution

A Houghton Lake well driller and a master plumber from Soldotna, AK, were sentenced Feb. 7 for illegally abandoning and improperly plugging 162 drinking water wells in Oscoda County. Judge William Miles, 23rd Circuit Court, Mio, sentenced Gene... More...

Fourth hotel robbery defendant sentenced

The fourth of four defendants charged in connection with the Dec. 5, 2004, armed robbery at the Holiday Inn Express, Houghton Lake, was sentenced March 8 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon. Jeffrey S. More...

Early release programs save county money

Community corrections programs save Roscommon County more than $220,000 a year, Dewey Barber, program administrator, told county commissioners March 9. More...

Women’s softball league slated March 31 at Back Door

The Houghton Lake Women’s Softball League will hold a meeting March 31 at 7 p.m. at Back Door Saloon. Those interested in having a team should send a representative to the meeting. More...

Roscommon-St. Helen Little League readying for season

The Roscommon-St. Helen Little League will begin its 2005 season with a spring baseball skills clinic and registration for the upcoming season. The skills clinic and registration sessions will be held on March 19 from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Regional Champs!—Bobcats hold off Tawas to take title

In a battle of 3-pointers vs. More...

SUNSET OVER SMELTVILLE

The sun sets during a snow squall over a group of shanty's known as "Smeltville" near the West Shore DNR access at Higgins Lake last week. Be sure to pick up a copy of this week's Resorter for Thomas Reznich's photostory, "Life on the Ice." More...

GOLDEN BASKETBALL OPPORTUNITY

Snow sculptor and educator Parker Seiler works on a giant golden basketball in honor of the Bobcats' post-season success last week. More...

Virginia K. Briggs

Virginia K. Briggs, 78, Prudenville, died March 17, 2005, at her home. Private family services will be held. Christler Funeral Home–Prudenville Chapel handled arrangements. Mrs. Briggs was born in Birch Run Jan. More...

Special Sections

Rosco motel fire fatal

Roscommon resident Jerry Frank Allen, 52 died in a fire in his room at the Roscommon Motel March 13. The fire was discovered when another resident of the motel noticed that the curtains in Allen’s room were melting. State Police Tpr. More...

‘Mimic natural processes’—DNR’s goal for county dams

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources does not expect Roscommon County Commissioners to keep lake levels precisely at court-ordered levels, DNR fisheries biologist Steve Sendek told commissioners at a special meeting Monday. More...

Muskegon Heights ends Bobcats’ post-season run

Coming out of the half down 15 points, the Houghton Lake Bobcats were able to cut Muskegon Height’s lead to nine with about two minutes left in the third quarter but that was as close as Coach Eric Drogt’s squad could get. More...

Village DPW director resigns

The Roscommon Village Council is looking for a new public works director. Brian Minor resigned from the position to accept a job with the Michigan Rural Water Association. More...

Two sentenced for ORV thefts

Two of the three men charged in connection with the theft last fall of several snowmobiles, motorcycles and trailers were sentenced March 8 by Judge Michael Baumgartner in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, one to state prison and one to county jail. More...

Wrestling to raise funds for Bobcats

Universyl Wrestling Enterprizes and the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters will team up again to present Snow Day 2, a live professional wrestling fund-raiser to benefit Houghton Lake athletics, thi Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. More...

Christian softball league holding organizational meeting

The Roscommon County Christian Softball League will hold its organizational meeting March 22 at Markey Community Baptist Church. Any church in Roscommon, Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and St. Helen that wants to field a team is welcome to attend. More...

Softball program in full swing with more clinics scheduled

The Roscommon-St. Helen Little League softball program is in full swing with pitching and catching clinics underway and more skills clinics scheduled. More...

’Cats march past Maroons

With four players in double-figures, led by senior Eric Spearman’s 21 points, the Houghton Lake Bobcats downed the Menominee Maroons 72-58 Friday night in the opening round of Regional action. More...

HIGH RELEASE

Houghton Lake senior Eric Spearman releases a shot over the outstretched arms of Muskegon Heights' 6' 8" Edward Sanders (52) during the third quarter Tuesday night. More...

DOWN TO THE WIRE

Tiger Cub Jason Graham (foreground) watches as four cars near the finish line during Pinewood Derby racing action Sunday at Houghton Lake High School. More...

TOUGH TASK

Houghton Lake's Devyn Blanchard eyes Tawas ace Darby Decker during first half action Saturday. Blanchard was assigned the task of guarding Decker, who scored 33 points in the contest. More...

Welcome to Our Community

Roscommon County is a wonderful area with a lot to offer. 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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