May 5, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Eight of HLHS’s Top 10 above 4.0; Yoder leads class with 4.15

The top 10 graduates of Houghton Lake High School for 2005 were recently announced. Eight of the highest achieving students have grade point averages higher than 4.0. More...

‘Waiting docks’ planned at two boat access sites

“Waiting docks” to be installed next year at public access sites should ease congestion at access sites on two Roscommon County lakes, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. More...

Child drowns at pool party

A seven-year-old Houghton Lake girl drowned May 1 while attending a birthday party held at the Quality Inn, Houghton Lake. More...

Supreme Court grants appeal

A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday has athletic directors from Houghton Lake and Roscommon High Schools breathing a sigh of relief. More...

Sunseekers’ use of docks, mooring slips prohibited by judge’s ruling

At the conclusion of a bench trial in Roscommon April 14, 34th Circuit Court Judge Michael Baumgartner ruled that members of Sunseekers Property Association will not be permitted the use of its hotel’s dock or mooring slips. More...

Houghton Lake’s Williams signs with Lady Firebirds

Area basketball standouts Chelsea Williams of Houghton Lake and Matt Tompkins of Fairview are the first high school seniors to sign agreements to play for the Kirtland Firebirds since the athletic signing period opened April 13. More...

Gladwin bats down Bucks in softball doubleheader

The Gladwin Flying G’s beat Roscommon in two straight games April 28 at Gladwin. The Bucks fell in the first game 8-1 and 13-2 in the second game. More...

Pioneers, Hornets chalk up numbers, points to beat Bucks

Clare and Harrison’s women’s track teams had the numbers and earned the points to defeat the Roscommon High School team 103-49 and 96-63 respectively. More...

Bobcats start conference play with two losses to Beavers

The Beaverton Beavers beat the Houghton Lake Bobcats, 14-0 and 7-2, as the Bobcats started conference play 0-2 April 28 at home. Beaverton 14, Houghton Lake 0 The Bobcats were only able to manage two hits in the 14-0 loss to Beaverton. More...

Eagle’s booming bats beat Bobcat girls in two games

Errors by Houghton Lake and booming bats by Farwell gave the Eagle’s varsity softball team two Jack Pine Conference victories Tuesday on the Eagle’s diamond. The Bobcats fell 18-8 in the first game and 13-8 in the second. More...

Bucks add two soccer wins

The Roscommon varsity soccer squad hosted the Owls from Oscoda April 29th and came away with a 5-0 victory. Kat McKee started off the Bucks’ scoring just :36 into the game when she finished an Allissa McPhail cross. More...

Bad stretch

A vehicle belonging to Barbara Malone, 39, of Branville sits next to a tree marked by a previous accident after a mishap on an icy northbound US 127 south of Military Road Monday afternoon. More...

Dog days

Macy Bisballe, 2, and her mom, Kristy, meet Clifford the Big Red Dog Wednesday at Houghton Lake Middle School during family day of the book fair. More...

Swinging away

Houghton Lake Middle School teacher Ken Ahlers swings for the fence during the warm-up portion of a Home Run Derby sponsored by the high school yearbook April 29. More...

Sending it down

Houghton Lake's Matt Schall delivers the ball to a Beaverton batter in the second game of a doubleheader April 28. The host Bobcats were unable to get past the Beavers, dropping the first contest, 14-0, and the second, 7-2. More...

Virginia F. Bondy

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Roscommon, for Virginia F. Bondy, 87, Roscommon, who died Jan. 15, 2005. The Rev. Anthony Citro will officiate. More...

Martin Stevenson

Martin Stevenson, 49, Prudenville, died May 5, 2005, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. The Rev. Dr. James N. Kent will officiate a service Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m. at Christler Funeral Home–Prudenville Chapel. More...

Special Sections

Voters choose Stuck, Kane

Voters in the Houghton Lake Community Schools district retained one member of the board of education, returned a former trustee to office and chose a new board member in Tuesday’s election. More...

Commissioners to interview two applicants for county controller

The field of candidates for the yet-to-be created position of Roscommon County Controller has narrowed to two who are scheduled to be interviewed by county commissioners at a special meeting this morning (Thursday). Robin Seymour, administrative... More...

Merchants to honor volunteers

Board members of the Houghton Lake Merchants Association will host volunteers in the community for Volunteer Movie Night May 10 at the Pines Theater at 6 p.m. Free pizza, a movie and dessert will be offered. More...

Canoes to race in Roscommon

The second annual Roscommon Business Canoe Challenge will kick off a weekend of canoeing competition at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. More...

Bucks drop three to start Jack Pine conference play

The Roscommon Bucks dropped three of four games in Jack Pine Conference baseball action over the past week. The Bucks split a doubleheader with Gladwin April 28 and then lost two games to Clare May 3. More...

Shot put squad leads Lady Bucks at relays

Roscommon shot put relay finished third at the Garner Relays at Harrison Friday to lead the Lady Bucks. The squad, Kim Sherman, Caitlin Wiley, Allison Horky and Jamie Hatchett, combined for 80’1.25” to place third. More...

Flying G’s sail to meet wins over Bobcat’s boys, girls track

The Houghton Lake boys and girls track teams ran a rough road with the Gladwin Flying G’s in a Jack Pine Conference track meet April 27 on the Bobcat’s home field. More...

After thumping, Bobcats get even in 2nd game

After suffering an 11-2 thumping by the Farwell Eagles Tuesday the Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity baseball team turned things around and defeated the Eagles 3-2 in the second game. “Farwell is a very good team,” Coach Jason Birgy said. More...

Beaverton offense paddles Bobcat softballers in two

The Houghton Lake varsity softball team started Jack Pine Conference play April 28 with two losses to Beaverton. The Bobcats were topped 11-6 and 16-4. More...

Weather tough opponent in Monday golf invite

Golf teams in the Hillman Invitational at Thunder Bay Resort had a real handicap Monday when golf balls on the greens turned into snowballs. More...

Bobcat’s three soccer victories keeps them in league lead

The Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity soccer team added three victories in the past week by defeating Burt Lake 2-0 May 2, Ogemaw Heights 3-2 April 29, Clare 4-2 April 28 to keep them in the leadership of the league. More...

Doing their duty

Chris Mannisto gets her ballot from election worker Andrea Randall as Mannisto's son Ryan, 12, looks on at the Roscommon Township Hall Tuesday afternoon. Mannisto was one of 1,030 who voted in the Houghton Lake Community Schools board election. More...

Walleye opener

One of many boats fishing Saturday's walleye and pike opener on Houghton Lake runs baits on planer boards off of Long Point. More...

Pressure on goal

Roscommon's Sasha Dilley (9) and Heather Rowan (6) give the Forest Area goalie a run for the ball during a Buck home game April 27. The Bucks won the contest 7-1. More...

Putting it first

With a put of 30'10.5", Houghton Lake's Samantha Johnston took first in the Bobcats meet against Gladwin April 27. Johnston had the lone first place for the Bobcats in their home opening loss, 135-23. More...

Trying to stop

Trying to stop a potent Beaverton offense, Houghton Lake pitcher Patsy Gardner eyes the plate during the 'Cats contest with Beaverton April 28. More...

Edna Mead

A memorial service for Edna Mead, 95, Roscommon, who died Jan. 3, 2005, will be held Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon. More...

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