April 28, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

KCC students face 6.5% tuition hike

Kirtland Community College students will help make up for declining state funding by paying 6.5% more in tuition, starting next fall. The KCC Board of Trustees made that decision April 21. More...

Three push for quick hire

Roscommon County Commissioners could hire a county controller at their May 11 meeting. Commissioners Ed Nellist of Dist. 1 (Lyon, Lake and Markey Townships) and Jim Smolarz of Dist. More...

Murder suspect nabbed in St. Helen

Richfield Township Police assisted the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Monday in apprehending a 15-year old from Rochester Hills wanted for questioning in connection with the stabbing death of his mother, Diane Michele, 50. Christopher J. More...

Sunday crash kills Houghton Lake man

A 51-year-old Houghton Lake man died from injuries caused in a roll-over accident on M-55 near the US-127 overpass during the morning of April 24. More...

Village, DDA support parking plan

The Roscommon Downtown Development Authority and the Roscommon Village Council have given their support to a plan to increase parking for the Roscommon County Building. More...

More Beanie Babies headed as peace envoys to Iraq

A story indicating that a Beanie Baby may have saved the lives of members of a convoy of U.S. Marines in Iraq has encouraged a Roscommon merchant to continue her campaign to send the toys to deployed U.S. servicemen. More...

Trustees vote 4-2 to renew contract of KCC president

Kirtland Community College Trustees April 21 announced the outcome of their evaluation of college President Dr. Charles Rorie, then voted 4-2 to extend his employment contract. More...

Long-time RMS teacher to retire

Long-time Roscommon Middle School teacher Kenneth A. Reichard will retire at the end of this school year. The Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education April 20 approved Reichard’s request to retire. Superintendent Donald E. More...

Businesses have until May 3 to enter canoe challenge

Everyone is invited to watch the excitement – or participate– in the Roscommon Pro-Am Canoe Races May 7-8 on the AuSable River in Roscommon. More...

Charlevoix charges by Bucks taking two softball contests

Late game charges by Charlevoix were more than the Roscommon varsity softball squad could handle April 21 as the Bucks dropped two contests at Charlevoix. In the first game, Coach Trish Baerlocher’s Bucks fell 14-11. More...

Bucks, Rayders split games

Despite a fifth inning comeback by Charlevoix, the Roscommon varsity baseball squad was able to pull out a 10-8 victory over the Red Rayders in the opening game of their doubleheader April 21. More...

Soccer Bucks score wins at Burt Lake NMC, tourney

The Roscommon varsity soccer team scored two wins last week, taking a 2-1 victory over Northern Michigan Soccer League opponent Burt Lake NMC April 25, and a tournament game against Oscoda (3-0) on April 23. More...

Benford’s third place secures ‘most successful’ Buck outing

The Roscommon girls golf squad had its “most successful event ever” Friday at the Alpena Invitational at Alpena Golf Club. More...

Lady Bucks beat Bobcats, Mustangs top both squads

The Roscommon Bucks girls track team started its season 1-1 with a victory over Houghton Lake and a loss to Meridian April 20 in a double dual meet at Roscommon. The Bucks beat Houghton Lake 96-40 but fell to Meridian 105-48. More...

Syckle, Johnson pace Bobcats in ‘cold’ invitational Saturday

Houghton Lake competitors brought back four medals from Saturday’s Sunrise Side Classic Invitational at Standish-Sterling Central High School. More...

IN SYNC

Collins Elementary second graders (left to right) Matt Miller, Sydnie Roose and Sara Birdsall coordinate movement and song during the joint first and second grade Spring Concert held last Thursday. More...

THANK YOU BOOSTERS

Bobcat Booster President Lou Ann Pacheco (right) accepts an appreciation plaque presented to the Boosters by Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Greg McMillan April 18 at the board of education meeting. More...

STRETCHING OUT

Bobcat Debi Roberts eyes the end of the pit in Saturday's long jump competition. Roberts failed to place in the event but Coach Heidi Sura's girls squad finished seventh on the day with two Bobcats bringing home medals from the invitational. More...

Special Sections

Possible weevil introduction budgeted

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board voted to accept a contract with Enviroscience, Inc. for the introduction of milfoil weevils to combat Eurasian watermilfoil during the board’s regular meeting at Denton Township Hall Tuesday night. More...

School election to be next Tuesday

Residents of the Houghton Lake Community and Gerrish-Higgins School Districts will have to adjust their schedules to participate in this year’s school election. Many also will vote at different locations than in the past. More...

Robbery results in jail for three

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Deputies, with assistance from Michigan State Police, Richfield Township Police and Gerrish Township Police, arrested two men and one woman Sunday in connection with an armed robbery at about 1 p.m. More...

‘Drop-and-go’ - no, more parking - yes

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials Monday night rejected the idea of “drop-and-go” boat launching, but pledged to increase parking at the DNR’s Higgins Lake facilities. Meeting with DNR officials were state Rep. More...

Eighth grader organizing care package effort for U.S. troops

Houghton Lake Middle School eighth grader William “Billy” Nielsen, the son of Mike and Linda Nielsen, is organizing a care package collection for U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq. “He thought it was something he could do,” Mrs. More...

Hometown support growing with help from soldiers’ moms

An old Tony Orlando song talks of tying a yellow ribbon around an old oak tree. In downtown Roscommon, a group of mothers whose sons are serving overseas in the Armed Forces will soon be placing yellow ribbons on many of Roscommon’s lampposts. More...

After cancer diagnosis-Support is available in Roscommon County

Roscommon resident Judy Layton knows what it is like to face the fear of a breast cancer diagnosis. She also knows how it feels to not have anyone to turn to who was a cancer survivor. So, after her treatment, she decided to do something about it. More...

Grant funds awarded for sewer

Efforts to bring a sewer system to Higgins Lake’s most densely populated area received a boost last week with the award of up to $40,000 from the Higgins Lake Foundation Lyon Township Supervisor Paul Tatro said the foundation awarded $20,000 to More...

Woodswalk archery shoot Sunday at Sportsmans Club

The Houghton Lake Sportsmans Club will host a 3-D woodswalk archery shoot for the Michigan Bow Hunters Association May 1. The shoot is open to the public and begins at 9 a.m. The club is located at 2929 Tower Hill Road. More...

Vikings top Bobcats in two; conference play starts today

After losing a close opening game, 5-2, to Grayling April 20, the Houghton Lake varsity softball squad lost its “ugliest” game of the season, 14-1 in the nightcap. More...

Grand slam by Blasky helps Bobcats top Vikings

After dropping their opening game to Grayling 6-5 April 20, the Houghton Lake varsity baseball squad rallied to top the Vikings 13-6 in the second game. More...

Bobcats push league record to 3-0 with win over Warriors

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer won two Northern Michigan Soccer League games this week to boost their league record to 3-0 and their overall record to 4-3. More...

Buck thinclads top Mustangs, Houghton Lake in dual meet

The Roscommon Bucks beat both Meridian and Houghton Lake April 20 to start its Jack Pine Conference track season at 2-0. Coach Todd Hofer’s Roscommon squad topped Meridian 92-68 and Houghton Lake 121-37 in the double dual meet at Roscommon. More...

Middle school teams compete in Resorter Invite Friday

The 15th Annual Houghton Lake Resorter Invitational will be held Friday at Bobcat Field. The middle school track invitational will include teams from Houghton Lake, Grayling, Coleman, Gaylord, Harrison, Beaverton, Gladwin and Roscommon. More...

FASTEST OF THE BUNCH

New Day Preschoolers (left to right, foreground) Dominique Nagel, Grant Lubaski, Jacob Halliday and Angela Kane give chase to one of Jim Bischoff's lambs Wednesday morning. More...

THREE SPEEDS

Fourth grader Justin Hatfield demonstrates the three-speed fan he constructed as his project for the Roscommon Elementary School Science Fair April 21. "The bigger the battery, the faster it goes," he said. More...

TRYING TO GET OVER

Houghton Lake's Mark Hutchinson arches his back over the high jump bar Saturday at the Sunrise Side Classic Invitational at Standish-Sterling Central High School. More...

BEST YET

Dave DeRuiter, Falmouth, said this 22-pound turkey he bagged April 19 was his best yet. The bird had a 10-inch beard and 1 3/4-inch spurs. DeRuiter was hunting in the Merritt area with his son, Cody, 12.        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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