June 23, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Ash Street kicking up dust among residents

Dust, noise and the speed of tandem trucks going down Ash Street in St. Helen was again the topic of discussion before the Richfield Township Board. The board heard from angry residents at a work session June 16. Among the complaints against... More...

Township hopes plan change will lead to lakefront property

Denton Township leaders hope a change in their recreational plan will lead to 152 feet on Houghton Lake where residents can enjoy the waterfront. More...

Tests still pending in connection with death of one-year-old

Test results from the Washtenaw County Public Health Department have ruled out an arbovirus suspected of causing the death of 1-year-old Julia Ficaj of Markey Township June 11, 2005. However, more test results are pending, including ones for... More...

$450,000 cut from budget—Gerrish-Higgins won’t replace busses, retiring employees

The Gerrish-Higgins School District will reduce spending by about $450,000 in the coming year, but will still spend about $580,000 of its fund balance under a 2005-06 budget adopted by the board of education June 15. More...

COOR taps Kane for board vacancy

Houghton Lake Board of Education member Ann Kane will have another meeting to go to each month following her appointment to the COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education. More...

Changes approved in Lake Township ordinance

Changes to Lake Township’s general township ordinance (No. 9) were approved Tuesday. Originally before the township board last month, the changes were sent back to the Zoning Board for revisions. More...

West Nile Virus—Prevention is the best defense

Central Michigan District Health Department personnel are sending messages of prevention of West Nile Virus during the summer. “We know for a fact that West Nile Virus is here,” said Dr. More...

A week of work

Habitat for Humanity began a week of work to provide new homes for four Roscommon County families Monday, with crews from a pool of 100 volunteers from the county and all over the state. More...

Chapel wins first KART feature

Amber Chapel won her first feature as she held off her brother, Geoffry, in the Junior feature Friday night at the KART Speedway. More...

‘Cat youth football camp hits the gridiron July 20

Young football players hoping to improve their skills and learn fundamentals can do so at the Houghton Lake Bobcat Youth Football Camp to be held in July. More...

Three Bucks unanimous choice for first team soccer squad

The Roscommon varsity soccer squad had 10 players named to the All Conference team of the Northern Michigan Soccer League. Named to the First Team were forward Amanda Scott, midfielder Kim Stoutenburg and defender Desiree Neveau. All three were... More...

North Shore’s 15-0 victories keeps them in league lead

North Shore Lounge kept its top spot in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League after taking both ends of a double header with identical 15-0 scores over Stevens Concrete and Soulshaker, Thursday night. More...

Family Bar downs Limberlost in battle of division leaders

Family Bar won the battle between the divisions in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League Monday night by beating Limberlost Lounge 10-4. More...

INSTANT FRIENDS

Quintona Pacheco of Prudenville gets a kiss from Cisco the two-year-old German shepherd mix during an Adopt-A-Pet session sponsored by the Roscommon County Animal Shelter at the Houghton Lake Carter's Plus store parking lot Saturday. More...

IN THE MIDDLE OF IT

Habitat homeowner Renee Gillespie (center) helps unload siding for her new home with the help of Ann McGuire (left) of Houghton Lake, Kay Wisenbaugh of Roscommon and co-crew leader Jack McCauley (right) of Houghton Lake. More...

Special Sections

Roscommon man flees police, arrested on assault

A Roscommon man who was arrested for fleeing from a State Police trooper while driving under the influence of liquor June 16, made bail only to be arrested on an assault charge stemming from another incident that occurred the same day. More...

Committee to study expansion

A committee to study a revised plan for expanding county facilities in Roscommon was appointed by county commissioners Wednesday. More...

Relay for Life this weekend

Bobcat Field will be overtaken by teams of people raising funds for the American Cancer Society this weekend for the 2005 Roscommon County Relay for Life. The event starts Saturday at 10 a.m. and the 24-hour event is packed with activities and... More...

HLCS budget reduced by $818,000

For the second consecutive year, the Houghton Lake Community Schools’ budget was slashed as the district continues to struggle financially. More...

Senate proposal could hurt bus service here

A proposal before the Michigan Senate could cause the state to forfeit federal matching funds for the Roscommon County Transportation Authority and other systems, forcing them to cut back on operations next year. More...

Lake Township firefighters to host fund-raiser, seek millage approval

Lake Township firefighters will host, with help from Coyles Restaurant, its annual Ox Roast July 16 from noon to 7 p.m. at the fire hall. Adults are asked to donate $8 and children are asked for $3.50. More...

Missaukee B&E suspects still sought

The Missaukee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking and entering and felnious assault in Norwich Township that occurred June 13. More...

Seder wins late model feature at Merritt Speedway Saturday

Overcast skies did not deter the 51 Late Models, 21 Pro Trucks, 23 Streets and 17 4-cylinders from making the long journey to Merritt Speedway for a great night of racing. Fast time in the Late Models went to Frank Seder from Alger. More...

Bobcats to vie for ‘Ironman’ label at competition June 29

The Houghton Lake High School football program will hold an “Ironman” competition June 29 at 6 p.m. The competition will include a bench press, squat, 40-yard dash, vertical leap and 400m dash. More...

Deadline for Rosco youth soccer registration Aug. 1

The Roscommon North Youth Soccer Association (RNYSA) is accepting applications for players age 4-1/2- to 19-years-old interested in playing soccer this fall or next spring. More...

Cat’s have seven on First Team

Seven Houghton Lake varsity soccer players were chosen as First Team All Conference for the Northern Michigan Soccer League. More...

Five Bucks earn JPC honors

Coming off a 17-11-1 season that included a Division 3 Regional championship, the Roscommon Bucks varsity baseball squad had five members honored by Jack Pine Conference. More...

IN THE TALL GRASS

Brian Demeuse, 22, of Grass Lake (standing next to patrol car) watches as Howie Hendrix of Hendrix and Sons Towing attaches a cable to right Demeuse's vehicle Tuesday afternoon. More...

LAST ONE OF THE YEAR

Houghton Lake Athletic Booster President LouAnn Pacheco (right) and Vice-president Sonya Jones present Superintendent Greg McMillan with the final 2004-05 fund-raising installment of $15,934. The total raised was almost $124,000. More...

GOING AIRBORNE

Back Door Saloon's Paul Rickard dives for a ball hit up the middle by an Old Town batter Monday night. The ball got by Rickard but Back Door was able to top Old Town, 15-14. More...

TWO OF THE BIG ONES

(Left to right) Ma Kittle of Houghton Lake and her daughter Gloria Lents of New Boston caught a nice stringer of keeper walleye near the Middle Grounds weedbed June 10, including these two, which were 22 inches and 21.5 inches long. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

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