July 7, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Eavesdropping suspect enters pleas

A Houghton Lake man has pleaded guilty to three of seven charges filed against him in connection with a May 21 incident in which he allegedly eavesdropped on teenage girls after allowing them to consume alcohol at his Markey Township home. Don D.... More...

Auditor tells commissioners– County’s finances could be ‘serious problem’ in two years

Roscommon County’s general fund balance shrank by nearly half a million dollars in 2004, auditor James Anderson of Anderson & Decker, P.C., told county commissioners June 30. More...

Woman killed in rollover

A young woman from southeast Michigan was killed Wednesday night after the vehicle she was a passenger in rolled over while traveling on northbound I-75 near the southern Roscommon County line. More...

G-H alumni plan 10th reunion

The 10th annual gathering of alumni of Gerrish-Higgins/Roscommon High School is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. July 9 at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

Woman loses $1,846 in Internet scam

A Lyon Township resident recently lost $1,846 in an apparent e-mail scam which is being investigated by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Golf cart stolen as owner watches Higgins fireworks

As a Saginaw man watched the Independence Day fireworks at Higgins Lake July 3, someone made off with the golf cart he had driven to his viewing spot. More...

Nester club member seeks moratorium on doe permits

A member of a Nester Township hunting club will take his campaign to reduce doe hunting permits back to the Michigan Natural Resources Commisson next week. More...

Mid-season titles won by Seder, Bauer, McNeill, Siddall

After meeting with their fans during Fan Appreciation Night, drivers at Merritt Speedway geared up for a night filled with racing action as drivers vied for mid-season championships. Forty-three drivers competed for the top spot in the Late Models. More...

Golf outing July 23 to benefit Boosters

The Houghton Lake Sports Boosters Club will host its second annual golf outing to benefit Houghton Lake Community Schools’ athletes July 23 at White Deer Country Club. More...

Hans & Feet challenge unbeaten North Shore tonight at Lyon

North Shore Lounge added another victory to remain unbeaten in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League action Thursday night while second place Hans & Feet is close on their heals at 8-1. More...

RICE ON THE MIDDLE GROUNDS

Houghton Lake resident Craig Cotterman is pictured with a patch of wild rice he found growing on the Middle Grounds weedbed in Houghton Lake last week. More...

'Just Clowning Around'

Clowns came in all shapes and sizes in the Freedom Festival parade through downtown Roscommon July 4. In the 5 p.m. parade, Busy Beez Day Care's float won the award for best use of the "Just Clowning Around" theme. More...

Special Sections

Estimate shows dip in county population

Although the East Central Michigan Planning and Development Region earlier this year used U.S. More...

Warrants sought for driver who left accident

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking arrest warrants for a driver who failed to report an accident in which he overturned his car in Gerrish Township July 2. More...

Bluegill, Arts Festivals top weekend events

On the heels of Fourth of July activities around Roscommon County, the St. Helen Bluegill Festival, the Roscommon Arts Festival and the Great Au Sable Duck Race will highlight the upcoming weekend. More...

Area gardeners to show their stuff July 18

The “mirror gardens” of Debbie and Mark Lehman will be one of nine stops on the Kirtland Garden Club’s 11th annual garden tour July 18. More...

With deadline looming money sought for youth park

After a successful “Rock on the Lawn” event Saturday, organizers of the Artesia Youth Park are still looking for donations to help purchase property for the park. More...

Tennis courts OK; slide may have to go

At last week’s Roscommon County Commission meeting, Commissioner Roman Pacella reported an inspector from the county’s insurance carrier determined tennis courts at the Houghton Lake Community Center are not unsafe. More...

Cockrell’s fifth feature win captures mid-season crown

Stock driver Jason Cockrell was among seven drivers who took home mid-season championships at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway Friday night. It was Cockrell’s fifth feature win of the season. More...

Boosters asking for new ideas at July 11 meeting

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters will meet July 11 and they are asking anyone with new fundraising ideas to attend the meeting. The meeting will be held at the Old Denton Township Hall and will start at 7 p.m. More...

Twenty ’Cats earn ‘Ironman’ as football squad readies

Twenty Houghton Lake Bobcats are now “Ironman” following a competition June 29 at the high school. Bobcat football players received the distinction by their performance in the bench press, squat, vertical leap, 40-yard dash and 400m run. More...

IT WAS A BLAST

Spectators watch the Houghton Lake fireworks display sponsored by the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Houghton Lake Lake Association from the Kmart parking lot July 2. More...

SUMMER RECREATION

A rainy day didn't dampen the spirits of the kids in the summer recreation program at the CRAF Center gym in Roscommon June 30 as Harleigh Hill, 6 (right) played ball with Jennifer Tussey, 4 and Sydney Blanchard, 6. More...

BOY SCOUT GOLF

Boy Scout Drew Wiltse of Troop 944, Roscommon, watches as Trevor Deloge tees off at the Forest Dunes Golf and Country Club near Roscommon June 21. 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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