May 12, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

RHS top scholars have varied career plans

Roscommon High School’s top 2005 graduates plan to pursue careers in fields ranging from art to aerospace engineering. More...

Judge torpedoes Lyon road end ordinance

Just in time for the start of the boating season, Lyon Township’s bid for court sanction of its latest attempt to regulate road ends for lake access sank like a rock last week. More...

Water survey for Devonshire area approved

Denton Township will contract with Lapham Associates to study the township’s storm water problem at Devonshire Drive and the surrounding area on both sides of M-55. More...

New school board members to observe closed sessions

By a vote of 6-1, the Houghton Lake Board of Education will allow newly elected board members to sit in on closed sessions with the Houghton Lake Education Association. More...

Rimer, Triebold set course record in canoe race victory

With a time of 1:18.42, the team of Matt Rimer, 21, and Andy Triebold, 28, broke the race record in Saturday’s C-2 Professional Canoe Race in Roscommon. More...

Buck thinclad squads squash Farwell in Monday meet

The Roscommon track squads took 28 out of 33 first places as both the boys and girls squads rolled over Farwell May 9. The boys squad beat Farwell 121-35, taking first place in 15 out of 17 events. More...

Bobcat girls post first win with win over Beaverton

Coach Heidi Sura’s track squad posted its first victory of the season with a win over Beaverton May 4 at Beaverton. The Bobcats topped the Beavers, 61-56, but fell to Harrison, 126-28, in double dual action. More...

Kirtland’s Roman golfs in regional tournament

Kirtland Community College golfer Kyle Roman, a sophomore from Grayling, took part in the NJCAA Region XII tournament May 9-10 at Bedford Valley in Battle Creek. In the opening three rounds, Roman shot a 251 and failed to make the cut. More...

Men’s softball starts with familiar names on top

The 12 team Houghton Lake Men’s Softball League started play Monday night with a full slate of games. Old Town Tavern, Limberlost, Bumppers, HRL Mobile & Modular, Shenanigan’s and Family Bar all posted wins to start the season. More...

Errors, unearned runs sink Bobcats in two with Pioneers

Errors that led to 14 unearned runs proved to be too much for the Houghton Lake varsity baseball team Tuesday night on the Clare Pioneer’s home diamond. “It was not a great night for Bobcat baseball,” Coach Jason Birgy said. More...

Determined Bobcat kickers down Bucks 5-1, keep league lead

Determination and speed combined for the Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity soccer team Monday night as the Bobcats defeated rival Roscommon 5-1 to remain undefeated in the Northern Michigan Soccer League. More...

Mustang’s, Pioneer’s bats dominate over Buck’s girls

Meridian’s Mustangs and Clare’s Pioneers had the hot bats in four varsity softball games with Roscommon last week. Meridian downed the Bucks with identical 10-0 scores in both games and Clare sent the Bucks home with 13-3 and 21-0 losses. More...

Booming Clare bats, Bobcat errors give Pioneers two wins

Booming bats by the Clare Pioneer varsity softball team and fundamental errors by Houghton Lake’s Bobcats gave the Pioneers double-header victories Tuesday. The Pioneers won the first game 11-0 and took the second 20-1. More...

MOUNT UP!

A thundering herd of pro canoe racers hits the South Branch of the AuSable River at Wallace Park in Roscommon Saturday afternoon in the first flight of the Roscommon Pro-Am Canoe Challenge C-2 Professional race. More...

GETTING READY FOR ACTION

Marilyn Swab of Merritt (left) has her blood pressure checked by Vickie Stark, RN at the Mercy Family Care facility in Prudenville Tuesday as part of the "Let's Get Moving Northern Michigan" exercise program. More...

RACE TO THE BASE

Roscommon first baseman Stevie Collini dives for the bag as a Meridian baserunner tries to beat her there while second baseman Rachel Peterson provides back-up. The Bucks were soundly beaten by the visiting Mustangs 10-0 in both games. More...

ALL THE WAY FROM SECOND

Houghton Lake's Ryan Seaford safely slides into home after stealing all the way from second base during the Bobcats win over Harrison May 5. More...

Special Sections

TUT co-chairs working to revitalize festival

Two professionals with strong backgrounds in event planning and marketing have volunteered to co-chair the 56th annual Tip-up Town winter festival at Houghton Lake. More...

Special meeting to make official—Mollard tapped as controller

Procedural maneuvering Wednesday morning delayed action by Roscommon County Commissioners on a decision to appoint Cheryl Mollard to the new position of county controller. Commissioners scheduled a special meeting for 9 a.m. More...

America’s Junior Miss ending, local program to remain

The board of directors of America’s Junior Miss, a premier scholarship program for young women that has presented cash scholarship awards totaling more than $87 million, announced May 4 that the 48-year-old program’s last day of operation w More...

Warbler Wobble new event at Kirtland’s Warbler Festival

The 2005 Kirtland’s Warbler Festival is featuring a new event for the outdoor enthusiast – 5k and 10k runs through the countryside and a fun walk around the Kirtland Community College campus. More...

Buck’s boys 2nd, girls 6th in Gaylord Herald Times Invite

Roscommon’s boys track team finished second in the Gaylord Herald Times track meet May 6 at Gaylord while the girls team finished sixth. More...

Buck’s girls sweep field, relays to post Jack Pine track victory

Roscommon’s girls track team swept the field events and relays May 9 to defeat Farwell 101-36 in a Jack Pine Conference meet. The Bucks had eight first place finishes and eight second place finishes. More...

Beavers, Hornets too strong for Bobcat thinclads

The Beaverton Beavers and Harrison Hornets proved too strong for the Houghton Lake Bobcat boys track squad as the Bobcats fell to both teams in double dual action May 4. The Beavers topped Coach Chris Sura’s squad 140-20 while Harrison won... More...

Bucks, Vikes tie at Petoskey

Roscommon’s golf team posted its lowest team score in tying Grayling May 9 at the Bay View Country Club meet with Petoskey and Grayling. All three teams set school records. Roscommon and Grayling carded 185s while Petoskey totaled 193. More...

Bucks beat Eagles in first game, darkness halts second

The Roscommon Bucks won the first game of their double header with Farwell Tuesday night, 7-5, but the second game was called due to darkness with the score tied at six. More...

Bobcats belt out win over Hornets after being stung in first

In a doubleheader that saw a “Tale of Two Teams,” the Houghton Lake Bobcats split its contests with the Harrison Hornets May 5. More...

Boosters Club returns Pacheco to 11th term as president

After serving as the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters Club president for 10 years without a challenge for the office, Lou Ann Pacheco faced a challenger Monday night during the club’s meeting. More...

Eagles takes twin bill from Bucks

The Farwell Eagles edged the Roscommon Bucks in their first game 13-12 breaking a tie with a run in the bottom of the 8th inning Tuesday. The Eagles had an easier time winning the second game, 8-3. More...

Bobcats get first JPC win with 8-7 victory over Hornets

Houghton Lake picked up its first Jack Pine Conference softball victory of the season May 5 with a 8-7 win over Harrison in the opening game of a doubleheader. Playing at home, the Bobcats dropped the second contest, 12-8. More...

READING OUT LOUD

Kindergartner Brittany Johnson of Collins Elementary reads a story at Monday's Board of Education meeting. She and six other students demonstrated their skills after having been enrolled in all-day every day kindergarten. More...

MISS ST. HELEN

2005 Miss St. Helen Heather Lucier waves to the crowd following the announcement of her name Saturday. She sang "Hopelessly Devoted to You" during the talent portion of the program. More...

HARD AT IT

Houghton Lake's Ashley Lorenz (10) and Roscommon's Kathleen McKee (7) fight for the ball during the rival's match Monday. The Bobcats turned a 3-1 half-time lead into a 5-1 victory. More...

SNAGGED AT SECOND

Roscommon's Jason Baerlocher (7) forces out a runner and goes for the double play at first base during the Bucks' 15-0 loss to the Mustangs May 5. The host Bucks had just one hit in the opening contest while Meridian had nine. 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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