July 14, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Access plan goal of M-55 study

A bumper sticker often seen on cars at Houghton Lake says, “Pray for me, I drive M-55.” One of the problems drivers face on M-55 is that it is mostly four lanes wide, except in a few sections where it has a fifth lane for making left-hand More...

Changes would ease congestion

Entering and leaving the busy South Higgins Lake State Park could be easier in future summers–if the Michigan Department of Transportation can find an agency willing to pay 20% of the cost of proposed improvements to Co. Rd. 100. Gloria J. More...

Panel asks townships, village for proposals

The committee studying financing options for proposed expansion of the Roscommon County Building has invited all municipalities in the county to contribute to the cost–and possibly submit proposals for locating facilities within their boundaries More...

Critics bash ‘drunken fest’; Police presence promised

Critics of the Limberlost Lounge’s Bud Bash hoping to persuade the Denton Township Board to limit the event got agreement that the behavior off the bar’s property in Houghton Lake is unacceptable—possibly from the unlikeliest of source More...

St. Helen man enters pleas on firearms charges

A St. Helen man recently entered guilty pleas on firearms charges in 34th Circuit Court in connection with a June 6 stand-off with Richfield Township Police. Gene C. More...

Phone scam takes man for $1,000

A 76-year-old Houghton Lake man lost about $1,000 to a phone scam last week. Denton Township Police received a complaint from the man after he had mailed money to Caracas, Venezuela. More...

Gerrish-Higgins Board retains officers for ’05-’06

The Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education, at its organizational meeting July 6, retained its slate of officers for another year. President Randy Hartman will serve his second one-year term as president. More...

Group proposes mosquito control program in county

A Markey Township woman who believes the death of her 13-month-old daughter may have been caused by a mosquito bite has formed an organization seeking a mosquito control program in Roscommon County. Margo Ficaj, in an e-mail to the Resorter, said... More...

Cockrell continues to win

Jason Cockrell continued his winning ways Friday night at the Houghton Lake KART Speedway. Cockrell took the Stock feature, his sixth feature win of the season. Following are results by class, event and place. More...

RNYSA to host Britannia soccer camp starting July 25

Roscommon North Youth Soccer Association (RNYSA) and Britannia Soccer USA will host a soccer camp from July 25 to July 29 at RNYSA Rotary Soccer Fields. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 5-18 years. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. More...

Limberlost keeps men’s lead with 9-7 Budweiser defeat

Limberlost Lounge narrowly defeated Budweiser Monday night, 9-7, to maintain its lead in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

SETTING SAIL FOR SUN

Andrew Marcinkowski, 18, of Lake Orion pilots his catamaran out onto Higgins Lake's south bay from the South Higgins Lake State Park Friday. More...

MY HEAVEN

Jennifer Proffer, 38, of Swartz Creek tries her luck at the South Higgins Lake State Park lagoon Friday, a spot she said she refers to as "my heaven." "I fish to relieve stress," said Proffer, who was at the park for the day with her sons Zachary, 13 More...

Special Sections

Pilots propose renaming airport to honor Blodgetts

Roscommon County Commissioners are considering a proposal to rename the county airport in honor of long-time manager Terry Blodgett, who died last year. More...

Bluegill Festival organizers say 56th event broke records

It was an awesome weekend: Record attendance. Record sales. It was great!” That was St. Helen Bluegill Festival Committee President Steve Pitt’s assessment of the 56th annual event, which ended its four-day run Sunday. More...

Boosters add frosh, JV sports

A ninth grader’s dream of making the winning basket for a Houghton Lake Bobcat freshmen basketball team can return thanks to the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters. More...

Dally’s robber sentenced to prison

One of the defendants charged in connection with the April 24 armed robbery at Dally’s Party Story, AuSable Township, was sentenced to prison by 34th Circuit Court Judge Michael Baumgartner. Carlton C. More...

Thieves, vandals strike HLPOA signs

Signs posted at 33 road ends by the Higgins Lake Property Owners Association were stolen or vandalized between June 20 and July 6. William A. More...

Hearing next step in quest for property

Denton Township will hold a public hearing July 27 at 7 p.m. to pass a resolution regarding a grant application to purchase the lakefront property formerly known as 123 Lake Street. More...

Gerrish first under new law

The Gerrish Township Fire/EMS department was approved July 11 by the State of Michigan to operate its basic ambulance, B-232, as an advanced ambulance, A-232, under Public Act 200 of 2004. More...

Neiser survives challengers

Sunshine and 59 Late Model stock cars graced the Merritt Speedway for a night of racing excitement Saturday. The Late Model 4-Car Dash was won by David Hilliker, Midland, with Eric Spangler, Dona Marcoullier and Ron Rokos close behind. More...

White Deer Monday Ladies League ends 1st half

The White Deer Monday Night Ladies Golf League completed the first half of its season, July 11th. More...

Rosco girl qualifies for motocross nationals in Tennessee, Aug. 2-7

Roscommon Middle School student Samantha (Sammy) Tarnowski, 12, has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 23rd annual AMA/Air Nautiques Amateur National Motrocross Championships. More...

Hans beats North Shore, claims lead in women’s softball league

Hans & Feet took over first place in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League after a 5-3 defeat of North Shore Lounge, July 7. North Shore dropped to 2nd place. More...

KIDS ON PARADE

In a variety of conveyances and on foot, children paraded along Airport Road to kick off the 56th annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival July 7.        More...

FOLLOWING THE ACTION

Children follow along the river bank in Roscommon's Wallace Park as rubber ducks compete for prizes in the Great Au Sable Duck Race Sunday afternoon. A duck racing for Judge Douglas Dosson won the $1,000 first prize. More...

GO HOME!

Hans & Feet shortstop Keri Brock heads hard for home as third base coach Emmet Bigford urges her on during a game against North Shore Lounge at Lyon Township Thursday evening. 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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