June 30, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Houghton Lake K-9s working full time

June 24 was “Take Your Dog To Work Day,” a day set aside to help promote the companionship and stress relief dog ownership can provide as well as to spur interest in pet adoption, but for many dogs in the Houghton Lake area, the trip to and More...

Walleye rearing pond step closer with DNR proposal

A Department of Natural Resources contract proposal for a new walleye rearing pond and well to help walleye restocking efforts in Houghton Lake is under consideration. More...

Circus, parades, fireworks highlight holiday weekend

If “Just Clowning Around” sounds like a good way to spend the Fourth of July, you might want to be in Roscommon Monday for the ninth annual Freedom Festival. More...

Diving accident hospitalizes two

An Owosso man was injured in the early morning hours of June 25 when he and his brother jumped off a dock into two or three feet of water in Houghton Lake. More...

‘CCC Boys’ share memories

Their numbers dwindling, men who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1933 and 1942 spent a day at Higgins Lake last weekend to pass on stories of their work in “Roosevelt’s Tree Army” to younger generations. More...

Relay for Life beats goal of $60,000

Making a game of “Beating the Odds” at the 2005 Roscommon Relay for Life last weekend were 36 teams and a host of volunteers who beat their goal of raising $60,000. More...

Minarik captures first feature

In just his fourth KART race, micro racer Tony Minarik, 7, captured the Micro 1 feature Friday night at Houghton Lake’s KART raceway. After taking the pole, Minarik led start to finish to win the feature. More...

Limberlost maintains division lead with 13-4 men’s victory

Limberlost Lounge rolled to a 13-4 victory Monday night over Old Town Tavern in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League to keep their division lead. More...

BEST OF SHOW

After taking Best of Show at the Antiques on the Bay auto show in St. Ignace June 18 Pinky (Mr. Chevy) and Joyce Randall's 1938 Chevrolet convertible also won accolades at the Sloan Museum in Flint last weekend. More...

GETTING COORDINATES

Employes of Progressive Lake Management, Caledonia spent Tuesday treating 230 acres of Houghton Lake with 2-4-D to control Eurasian Watermilfoil near the Middle Grounds. More...

THAT'S MINE?

In honor of her mother, Darlene, who is a cancer survivor, Houghton Lake High School student Debi Roberts got several inches of hair cut off and her head shaved by the Hairport's Linda Kuenzer during the "Shear for a Cure Funrazor" at Saturday's rela More...

ZEROED IN

Old Town Tavern's second baseman Kim Ripke concentrates her attention on the ball during a game against Shenanigan's at Lyon Township's Park 27 Thursday evening. Ripke went three for four at the plate as Old Town won in extra innings 8-3. More...

IT WORKS!

Maggie Lamont, 11, of Rochester Hills gives a little victory hop as her ball sinks into the cup on the 18th green at the Quest Golf Course June 24. She was one of 21 kids from 6- to 13-years old who took part in the Camp CoBeAc Golf Camp last week. More...

Special Sections

Houghton Lake a model in EWM fight

How Houghton Lake leaders tackled the water’s Eurasian watermilfoil problem is becoming a model for lake communities in other sections of the United States. More...

Fast storm downs trees, lines

A quick-moving storm that blew through Roscommon County Tuesday proved to be more inconvenient for those out and about than destructive. More...

Village has plan for parking along tracks

The Roscommon Village Council June 27 approved an engineering plan for proposed parking along the Lake States Railway tracks in the village business district. More...

HLCA hires lobbying firm in road end legislative battle

As the Michigan Legislature considers two rival bills which would govern road end use, the Higgins Lake Civic Association has hired a Lansing lobbying firm to promote its viewpoint on the issue. More...

Fishermen, boaters can battle invasive species, leader says

Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries is asking anglers and boaters to join the state’s efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Michigan’s waters. More...

‘Cat youth football camp hits the gridiron July 20

The Houghton Lake Bobcat coaching staff will hold a Youth Football Camp July 20 and 21. The camp is open to third through eighth graders and will be staffed by the Bobcat coaching staff and players. More...

Hilliker takes 2nd leg in Winged Outlaws

The Winged Outlaw Late Models traveled to Merritt Speedway for the second leg of the five race series sponsored by the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The Outlaws drew a record crowd Saturday night to watch the 21 Winged Late Models. More...

North Shore keeps season unblemished

North Shore Lounge kept its season record unblemished Thursday as they downed Long Branch 13-2 in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball action. In the only other game reported Old Town Tavern knocked off Shenanigan’s Pub 8-3. More...

GOOD SCOUT

Veterinary Technician Kimberly Winters (right) and Assistant Office Manager Hilary Cordes help Winters' dog Scout, a three-year-old golden retriever who knows the rules, through the daunting task of putting his paws up on the counter for a photo at t More...

MAKING FUN

Liza Forbes goofs around with a giant bubble maker as she walks the track at Bobcat Field Saturday. Entertainment at Relay included the Just For Kicks Cloggers, Harmonie Meisters and Frank "T-Bear" Thibert. More...

'BURNING OFF THE FRIZZIES'

Dayle Lewis, 54, of Richmond, IN, "burns off the frizzies" from a section of a wood sculpture he made out of Ted and Marlyn Wudel's 95-year-old black widow stump last week at Houghton Lake. More...

OFFENSIVE TUTELAGE

Oakland University Assistant Basketball Coach Mark Vick gives pointers to Alicia Carpenter, 8, (left) and Hannah Leedy, 9, both of Houghton Lake, during an offensive drill Tuesday. More...

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