April 21, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

School board candidate leaves district

One of the four candidates whose names will appear on the Houghton Lake Community Schools has moved out of the district. Cheryl A. More...

Increased school funding promoted—Sheltrown tells school board he’ll ‘fight’ for his district

Rep. Joel Sheltrown told members of the Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday he is standing by public education. More...

Fire scorches over 1,500 acres

A mishap at a campsite near Boyce Road in Roscommon Township was the cause of a wildfire that consumed over 1,550 acres of woodland on Saturday and Sunday. The fire was the largest to hit the state of Michigan in four years. More...

RHS Quiz Bowl team headed for state tourney

Roscommon High School’s varsity Quiz Bowl team will make its first trip to the state championship tournament this weekend. More...

Gerrish resident proposes new road end ordinance

The Gerrish Township Board is studying an ordinance proposed by a township resident that would regulate placement of boat hoists at Higgins Lake road ends. More...

Property value growth slows to lowest rate since 1997

Growth in property values in Roscommon County last year dropped to its slowest rate since 1997, according to the annual equalization report approved by county commissioners April 13.County Equalized Valuation rose 8.47% in 2004, the second consecuti More...

Gulledge’s second place tops Bucks squad in Falcon invite

A second place finish by Catarina Gulledge in the 3200m run led the Roscommon Bucks at the Falcon Team Invitational Friday at Ogemaw Heights High School. More...

Bobcats split with Ramblers

Led by “awesome” pitching by Alyssa Loney, the Houghton Lake Bobcats beat the McBain Ramblers 4-2 in the opening game of doubleheader action April 14. The Bobcats dropped the second contest, 15-4. More...

Bucks belt out four victories over Tawas, Grayling squads

Roscommon’s varsity baseball team belted their way to four non-conference victories with Tawas April 14 and Grayling April 18. The Bucks beat Tawas 10-7 and 6-3 before downing the Vikings 11-1 and 14-5. More...

Bobcat bats bomb Lake City

Thirty-one hits plus 55 runs equaled two victories for the Houghton Lake varsity baseball squad Monday night against Lake City. The Bobcats walloped Lake City 30-3 and 25-4 in the non-league contests. More...

Bobcat kickers whip Bucks, Flying G’s in conference games

After dropping their first three games against non-conference opponents, the Houghton Lake Bobcats roared back with wins against Gladwin (2-0) at home April 13 and at Roscommon (3-1) April 18 to kick off their Northern Michigan Soccer League... More...

BAD SITUATION

Markey Township Fire Chief Tim Weismiller talks with a resident who needed to enter the burn area to retrieve her medication Saturday evening as he manned the fire's staging area in the parking lot at Denton Creek Food and Spirits on M-18. More...

PRACTICING

Members of Roscommon's junior varsity Quiz Bowl team practice during the morning enrichment period. Clockwise from upper right, they are Ken LaJoice, Farah Al-Khersan, Ryan Martin, Justin Main, Nick Bauman and Larry Cavanagh. More...

STAND-UP DOUBLE

Houghton Lake's Peirsen Forbes watches a ball fly after connecting with it against McBain April 14. Forbes' blast was good for a double but the Bobcats were unable to top McBain, dropping both contests. More...

UNCONVENTIONAL OUT

Houghton Lake first baseman Paige Warden (11) knocks down a line drive during action against McBain April 14. Warden couldn't hang onto the ball but was able to pick it off the ground and tag out the McBain base runner who was headed to second. More...

CHRISTMAS BIRD

Twelve-year-old turkey hunter Jacob Mahrle of Durand bagged his first bird on April 19 while hunting with his father Bob (left) and grandfather Bill Williams (right) of Houghton Lake in the Fletcher Road area. More...

Special Sections

In Boston Marathon—Royce, Compton cross finish line

Two Gerrish-Higgins Schools teachers were among 20,453 runners in the Boston Marathon Monday. Brian Royce, who teaches at Roscommon Middle School, placed 1,377th overall with a time of 3 hours, 12 minutes. More...

Fire affects wildlife in woods, rehab

The 1,557-acre wildfire that ripped through a portion of southern Roscommon County Saturday and Sunday was not only a big problem for the wildlife and property owners in its path, but also for animals at the Association to Rescue Kritters (ARK) wildl More...

Chamber planning public TUT forum May 4

The community will get a chance to offer ideas for improving Tip-Up Town, U.S.A., to the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce at a public forum May 4. Organizers are asking for new ideas and input on the future of Tip-up Town. More...

Lake Township Board adopts blight ordinance

In a 3-2 vote, the Lake Township Board approved a revised blight ordinance Tuesday. The ordinance was adoped after much debate about tall grass, unused vehicles and the definition of junk. More...

State land not for dumping trash

Putting out the garbage is something most residents do every week. The garbage man comes along in his big truck and wisks it away, never to be seen again. More...

Bucks drop non-conference season openers

The Roscommon Bucks have found the early softball season rather rough after losing their first two double-headers. The Bucks lost to Tawas 10-0 and 16-1 April 14 then dropped the double with Grayling April 18 10-0 and 15-5. More...

’Cats drop doubleheader to Trojans Monday

The Houghton Lake Bobcats dropped two varsity softball contests to Lake City Monday as the Trojans topped the ’Cats 13-3 and 10-5 in doubleheader action. More...

Hogg takes three firsts in Bucks opening meet

Roscommon senior Steve Hogg brought home three first place medals from the Falcon Team Invitational at Ogemaw Heights Friday to pace the Bucks boys track squad. More...

Youth football, cheerleading registration April 23, 26

Registration for Houghton Lake Youth Football and Cheerleading–the Jaguars–is set for Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. More...

Bucks blank Vikings, Pioneers to start season

Roscommon senior co-captain Mandy Scott scored four goals as the Bucks shut-out the Grayling Vikings, 5-0, April 15. The Bucks led 1-0 at the half before Scott scored three second-half goals to secure the Buck victory. More...

GETTING AROUND IT

A Department of Natural Resources tractor operated by Fire Officer Randy Hartman of Roscommon travels east as it plows a fire line around the southern edge of the wildfire which burned 1,557 acres of woodland and a hunting cabin in southern Roscommon More...

MIDDAY MIKE

Students at the Houghton Lake High School Library get a chuckle Monday as Andrew Zielke (left) reads his poem, "Fishing," during Poetry Cafe Day, an event held in honor of National Library Week. More...

CUTTING IN

Roscommon's Kim Stoutenburg (12) tries to move the ball upfield while Houghton Lake's Kristin McCullough tries to cut her off as Buck Emi Preuss (20) looks on. The Bobcats topped the Bucks 3-1 Monday at Roscommon. More...

SQUARE AND SCOOP

Roscommon shortstop Ryan Rumsey squares on a ball April 14 during the Bucks contest against Tawas. The Bucks beat Tawas 10-7 and 6-3. In the second game, Rumsey switched to the mound where he picked up a pitching victory. More...

KICKING IT UP

Roscommon catcher Jessica Frankowski waits for the ball to tag a Tawas runner at home plate during their softball contest April 14. Frankowski made the out but the Bucks lost both contests to the Braves, 10-0 and 16-1. More...

Corrinne M. Barry

Corrinne M. Barry, 90, St. Helen, died at Four Chaplins Nursing Home, Westland, April 18, 2005. A graveside service will be held at noon Friday, April 22, at Fairview Cemetery, St. Helen, with Sister Barbara Matienich, O.P., officiating. 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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