July 21, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

After cool ’04, July heats up

People who said we didn’t have a summer last year don’t have anything to complain about this summer. With an average high temperature of 76.7 degrees the first 18 days of last July, the summer of 2004 was chilly. More...

Dividing line—District moves Merritt boundary

More Houghton Lake students will be shipped to Merritt Elementary this fall in order to make the school more cost effective. The Houghton Lake Board of Education agreed Monday to change the boundary line for the second year in a row. More...

Upgrades, repairs to sewer loom

Repairs and upgrades to the aging Houghton Lake Sewer Authority system could add up to $6.4 million, costing its customers an additional $19.74 to $26.74 each quarter. More...

Youth park reaches verbal agreement with road commission

Organizers of the proposed Artesia Youth Park have reached a verbal financial agreement with the Roscommon County Road Commission that will buy the park more time to raise the $170,000 purchase price. More...

Lake board adjusts offer to DNR Fisheries

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board scaled down plans to foot the bill for the construction of a new walleye rearing pond at the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division facility in Merritt during a special board meeting July 13. More...

Spangler, Fowler big winners in weekend ‘Wood Tic’ racing

One-hundred-and-sixty-seven racers spent the weekend entertaining fans at Merritt Speedway’s 17th Annual Wood Tic 100. More...

‘Hot Damn’ takes 24th annual Houghton Lake softball tourney

With a 13-3 finals win and six straight victories, Hot Damn of Ferndale won the 24th Annual Houghton Lake Womens Softball Tourney this weekend. Hot Damn topped Skip’s/Team Jaws of Lansing the final game, 13-3, to claim the title Sunday. More...

Booster program advertising deadline Friday

Anyone interested in adverting in the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters’ Fall Sports Program is asked to call Lou Ann Pacheco at 422-5311. The deadline for advertising and being included on the Bobcat Lair page is July 22. More...

Hans & Feet widen lead with win, North Shore loss

After beating North Shore Lounge last week to capture first place in the Houghton Lake Womens Slo-Pitch Softball League, Hans & Feet widened its lead with a victory over winless Funky Turtle Thursday night. More...

Roscommon paddler’s team wins 600-mile race in Saskatchewan

Bill Torongo, one of several Roscommon area canoeists slated to compete in next week’s Au Sable River Canoe Marathan, was part of a nine-member team which won a 966-kilometer (about 600 miles), 16-day race across Saskatchewan June 18-July 4. More...

PUTTING THEM TOGETHER

In preparation for the upcoming Houghton Lake Area Historical Society's Village Days Aug. 6 and 7, HLAHS Assistant Treasurer Rosemary Borchert laces together a program guide. More...

ONE ON ONE

A young camper gets a one on one lesson in ball handling from Kirtland Community College Women's Basketball Coach Teresa Stuck during her Stuck on Bball basketball camp at Houghton Lake High School Friday morning. More...

Special Sections

TUT organizers seek help from Houghton Lake schools

Denise MacKenzie, who is co-chairing the 2006 Tip-up Town, U.S.A., with P.J. Steeby, requested the Houghton Lake Board of Education’s help with the annual winter carnival. More...

Houghton Lake man plies streets, water

“I can’t go down the street without stopping 15 times,” Richmond Cole says, to answer questions about the contraption he’s driving. More...

BB’s injure children, ages 10 and 13

Three Roscommon children suffered minor injuries when they were shot with a BB gun July 8. More...

Lake voters to decide millage issues Aug. 2

A special election is set Aug. 2 for Lake Township residents. The township seeks to restore the township operating millage to 1.50 mill ($1.50 per $1,000 taxable value). The millage has been rolled back to .9590 because of the Headlee Amendment. More...

Gonzalez earns top spot at national pistol match

Houghton Lake’s Art Gonzalez is a sharpshooter. At the National Rifle Association’s 2005 National Pistol Matches at Camp Perry, OH last week Gonzalez took first place in the senior division of the Sharpshooter class. More...

Golf program starts Aug. 2

Youth ages nine to 18-years old can work on their golf skills at a five-week golf program at The Quest, Houghton Lake. Lessons will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

‘Drive’ to benefit Boosters this weekend

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters are still seeking teams for its second annual golf outing this Saturday at White Deer Country Club. More...

Practice is more than just ‘horsing around’ for Equestrian members

On a typical summer Tuesday, tucked away just off of Towerhill Road south of Emery, one will find a small group of Houghton Lake High School students beating the heat by learning the ropes. Instead of frittering the summer away in front of the... More...

Fritz’s walk-off grand slam leads Bumppers to 19-18 win

Fans of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League were treated to a big league moment Monday night when Bumppers’ Pat Fritz hit a walk-off grand slam to win the game for Bumppers over Shenanigan’s, 19-18. More...

AMPHIBIOUS

Richmond Cole sits in the driver's seat of his homemade pedal-powered contraption that can travel on both land and water. More...

CLASSIC CRUNCHED

This 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air suffered extensive rear-end damage July 13 while its driver, Edward P. Preczewski, 77, Houghton Lake, was waiting to turn into the Lake Break, M-55. More...

ON THE PIVOT

Houghton Lake Equestrian team member Emily MacDonald eases Reunion around in a pivot, with the guidance of Assistant Coach Joe Rubino Tuesday during a practice at his and his wife's home. 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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