June 16, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Mead rolls up sleeve for 101st blood donation

Carolyn Mead says she’s simply carrying on a family tradition every time she rolls up her sleeves to give blood. More...

Parade veteran named marshal

Sherman Bresette, better known as Shermie the Clown, has walked the route of Roscommon’s annual Fourth of July parade for the past 30 years, attracting attention with his colorful regalia, kazoo, cowbell and bicycle horn. More...

Mother suspects mosquitoes in death; EEE ruled out but family, health officials still waiting on tests

Still reeling from the recent death of her 13-month old daughter, a Houghton Lake woman is hoping to “bring some good from the death of our beautiful little baby.” While test results are still pending, Margo Ficaj believes her daughter, Jul More...

Armed suspects flee B&E in Norwich Township

Missaukee County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a breaking and entering that occurred June 13 in Norwich Township at about 2 p.m. More...

House appropriations bill includes cormorant control funds

The U. S. House of Representatives has approved an appropriations bill that includes $175,000 for cormorant control funding, Cong. Dave Camp’s (R-Midland) office reported June 9. More...

Daggett takes Sprints on Dirt feature

The Lake City Redi-Mix sponsored Sprints on Dirt (SOD )made their 2005 appearance at Merritt Speedway. Dustin Daggett #85 of Portland, took the checkered flag for the feature victory. More...

Victory margins wide, narrow in men’s softball league play

Teams either won by close margins or blow-outs Monday night in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

Rosco captures Regional crown

With a 6-4 victory over Boyne City Saturday, the Roscommon Bucks varsity baseball squad won a Division 3 Regional baseball championship—the first for the Bucks since 1998 and only the second since the mid-1980s. More...

HUNG UP

Gerrish Township Fire and EMS Paramedic Kathy Mobarak checks the condition of a 31-year-old Grayling man whose vehicle went off County Road 100 about 1/4 of a mile south of the Gerrish Township Hall Monday. More...

WAY TO GO!

(Foreground right to left) Roscommon High School varsity baseball fans Julie Hill and April Weiler cheer after Weiler's son Michael scored a hit during the team's state Quarterfinal game against Pine River at Gaylord Tuesday. More...

37 THINGS TO DO

Don Jernigan hands a playscape piece up to St. Helen Chamber of Commerce President Jim Smolarz at the Richfield Township Park as Harley Burpee looks on. The new playscape has 37 different things to do and can handle up to 100 children. More...

DELIVERING THE PITCH

Roscommon's Joe Lacey delivers a pitch to a waiting Pine River batter Tuesday. Pine River outhit the Bucks 13-9 en route to a 10-4 win. More...

Special Sections

Bus makes trip to Houghton Lake for shopping

Richfield Township Treasurer Judy Scroggin said she arranged with the Roscommon County Transit Authority and Carter’s for St. Helen residents to take a Rosco Mini-Bus from St. Helen to Carter’s Houghton Lake store Wednesday morning. More...

Assault complaint results in police chase

Michigan State Troopers from the Houghton Lake post are investigating a domestic assault and fleeing and eluding case that occurred just after midnight June 11 in Beaver Creek (Crawford County). More...

‘Total group effort’ brings playscape to St. Helen park

By the end of this week, St. Helen youngsters should be able to begin using a new playscape at the Richfield Township Park. Up to 100 children at a time can play on the equipment. It includes a total of 37 things to do, including six slides and a... More...

Museums to ‘Celebrate the CCC!’ at Higgins Lake, June 25

The accomplishments of members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, who worked to preserve northern Michigan’s forests, lakes and streams during the Great Depression, will be commemorated at the North Higgins Lake State Park June 25. More...

Does county hiring freeze apply to EDC?

The Roscommon County Economic Development Corporation’s plan to hire a part-time staff member hit a possible snag at the county board of commissioners’ work session June 8. More...

Health assessments, physicals offered for area students

MidMichigan Health Park – Houghton Lake and MidMichigan Medical Offices – Roscommon will again be offering free sports physicals to local middle and high school students. More...

North Shore downs Funky Turtle to remain in women’s lead

With a 24-2 victory over Funky Turtle the North Shore Lounge’s Women’s Softball team kept its perfect record intact Thursday. Hans & Feet downed Old Town Tavern 28-11 and holds a 4-1 record. More...

Bucks fall in Quarterfinals

Eight runs in the first three innings by Pine River was too much for the Roscommon varsity baseball squad to overcome as the Bucks’ season ended with a 10-4 loss to Pine River Tuesday in Division 3 Quarterfinal action. More...

101ST DONATION

American Red Cross Donor Technician Dormalee Taylor prepares Houghton Lake resident Carolyn Mead for her 101st blood donation Monday at St. John Lutheran Church. Mead has donated six times a year for the past 29 years. More...

HAVING A FIELD DAY

St. Helen Elementary School students participate in an old-fashioned sack race, one of many events in the school's field day, which marked the end of the 2004-05 school year June 9. More...

SUPPORTING THE ARTIST

Pen and Palette Artist Guild member Dave Young of Houghton Lake works on a preliminary drawing for an oil painting of his children from a 1970 photo during the group's regular session at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church at Higgins Lake June 9. More...

HEAD FIRST

Roscommon's Patrick Kelly dives into second base as a Pine River defender waits for the ball to arrive. Kelly was tagged out at second but did add two hits on the game. More...

BAT ON BALL

Shenanigans center fielder Neil Holton puts the bat on the ball for a single during the first inning of Monday's game against Old Town Tavern at Knapp Road Fields. 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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