June 9, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

RHS, Houghton Lake athletes enjoy state success

Every athlete from Houghton Lake and Roscommon High Schools that participated in the State Division 3 Track Meet at Comstock Park Saturday came home with a medal. More...

Board expected to cut budget yet again later this month

By using about $270,000 of its dwindling fund balance, laying off three teachers and reducing positions and supplies, Houghton Lake Community Schools hopes to balance its budget for 2005-06. The goal is to cut $819,000. More...

Blaze reduces St. Helen Carter’s store to rubble

For some St. Helen residents, it’s an inconvenience. For others, it’s a definite hardship. More...

Faked TUT badges sold at garage sale

A Houghton Lake resident purchased 21 Tip-up Town U.S.A. badges at a garage sale last week only to learn later that his purchases were “faked” badges. More...

Plans to begin for new Denton ambulance building

An architectural firm has been hired to start planning Denton Township’s new ambulance building. Lapham Associates won the bid on the project June 1 for $42,500, including survey, engineering and administrative costs. More...

Racers burn up track at KART

Racing continued Friday night at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway with Jason Cockrell taking the Stock Feature and Kyle Roberts taking the Junior Feature. Following are results by class, event and place. More...

Three teams report victories in women’s softball league

Three games were reported in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League Thursday night. More...

Rosco runners register 5 firsts; ’Cats have one gold medalist

Roscommon registered five first place finishes and Houghton Lake one in Roscommon’s annual Sunrise Track Meet, May 31. There were eight men’s and eight women’s teams participating in the invitational. More...

’Cats make it to District finals before falling 15-0 to Cadillac

Led by a two hit pitching performance by Alyssa Loney, the Houghton Lake Bobcats won its opening game of district play Saturday against Harrison. The Bobcats topped the Hornets 5-3 to advance to the District championship game against Cadillac. More...

Fish for free this weekend

State recreation officials have announced Michigan’s annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend, June 11-12. For these two days, residents and nonresidents can fish without purchasing fishing licenses, though all other fishing regulations still apply. More...

MOPPING UP

After spending nearly 15 hours at the scene Sunday, Richfield Township firefighters returned to Carter's Food Center Monday morning to extinguish remaining hot spots. More...

PLACED AT STATE

The 400m relay team of Joe Carr, Steve Hogg, Jarren Grabke and Tommy Cattrell placed seventh in the State Division 3 Track Meet at Comstock Park Saturday. The Bucks finished the event in 44.65 seconds. The event was won by Albion in 43.5 seconds. More...

QUEUING UP

Other seniors wait their turn as Ericka Kamprath prepares to step to the platform to receive her diploma after Roscommon High School Principal Daniel Scow calls out her name. At right is Assistant Principal Catherine Erickson. More...

TOP FISH!

Houghton Lake's Matt Krawczak caught what is believed to be the largest lake trout ever reported taken out of Higgins Lake last week. Krawczak landed the 34-pound, 12-ounce, 40" fish after a 45 minute fight in about 125 feet of water. More...

Special Sections

New court building plan cuts cost by $2 million, 9,000 sq. ft.

A new facility plan to house district, circuit and probate courts for Roscommon County will be studied by a committee appointed by the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners. More...

Stand-off results in weapons charges

After nearly a nine-hour stand-off with police, a St. Helen man was arrested early Tuesday morning on weapons charges. Gene C. More...

Markey man faces alcohol, eavesdropping charges

A Houghton Lake man was arraigned in 83rd District Court on multiple charges stemming from an incident that occurred during a birthday party for one of his step-daughters in May. Don D. More...

MEAP scores show mixed results for county’s students

Results of the Michigan Education Assessment Program tests for winter 2005 were released May 6, and students county-wide have made improvements in many of the subjects in which they were tested. More...

Richfield extends police chief’s contract

The Richfield Township Board, in special session Wednesday, extended the employment contract of Police Chief Brad Bannon to 2016, clarifying provisions about future contract renewals and lowering the yearly minimum pay increase. More...

Boosters to meet at 6 p.m. June 13

The Houghton Lake BobcatBoosters Club will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. June 13 at the Houghton Lake Public Library. Superintendent Greg McMillan will be on hand to accept the final sports installment for the 2004-05 year. More...

Shenanigan’s, Limberlost keep perfect records in men’s league

Shenanigan’s and Limberlost have kept their records entact in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League after five games. More...

Rosco girls fall 15-5 in district softball tourney to Oscoda

Roscommon’s 2-1 first inning lead evaporated in the second inning as the Oscoda Owls scored four runners to take the lead then went on to defeat the Bucks 15-5 in District softball action at Whittemore Prescott. More...

Despite championship loss, Bobcats have ‘great’ year

Coming off last season’s two win campaign, the Houghton Lake varsity baseball squad had a “great” year. “What a great year for Houghton Lake baseball,” Coach Jason Birgy said. More...

After downing Oscoda, Tawas—Bucks claim district baseball title

The Roscommon Bucks defeated the Oscoda Owls 17-14 and then topped Tawas 5-2 to claim their first District baseball title since 1998. With the victory the Bucks advance to the Regional tournament at Suttons Bay, Saturday, against Rudyard. More...

INTENSE HEAT

Vinyl siding at the Hen House restaurant, across Old 76 from Carter's Food Center, shows the effect of heat from the blaze which destroyed the supermarket. More...

SIXTH IN STATE

Houghton Lake's Samantha Johnston poses with her shot put and state medal after her sixth place finish Saturday. More...

BACK FLIP

Phil Hendershott of Phil's Towing operates a winch Monday as he tries to right one of two pontoon boats which were blown off their hoists during storms at the Swiss Inn on Houghton Lake's East Bay. More...

GOOD NEWS AND BAD

Paul Hausler, aquatic biologist for Progressive AE, directs intern Garrett Hondorp as he pilots a boat over the Middle Grounds on Houghton Lake, searching out patches of Eurasian watermilfoil Tuesday afternoon. More...

BACK, BACK, GOT IT!

Coyles second baseman Kevin Marshall was at full speed in reverse when he snagged this pop-up during a game against Bumppers Monday at Knapp Road Fields. It was a bright spot in a long dark evening for the boys from Coyles, who took a 31-5 loss. More...

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