July 28, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax sale resumes with help from eBay

After false starts the last three years, Roscommon County July 19 resumed the annual sale of property for which owners have not paid delinquent property taxes. More...

Gerrish Twp. seeks grant for boat yard conversion

Gerrish Township officials say response from citizens to a proposal to develop a township marina has been generally positive. More than 100 residents attended a public hearing on the proposal July 20. More...

Police seize cocaine from I-75 speeder

State Police from Post 75, Houghton Lake confiscated over three ounces of cocaine from a Flint man during a traffic stop on northbound I-75 the night of July 19. Trooper Rick Dettling pulled a vehicle over near exit 222 at around 10:50 p.m. More...

Pease Memorial Car Show Saturday at Eagles

Car enthusiasts can get their fix this Saturday at the Houghton Lake Eagles Gary Pease Jr. Memorial Car Show. The event, to benefit Area 4 Special Olympics, will take place at the Eagles, 101 S. Crestview Dr., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Board shifts funds to herbicide treatment, plants weevils off lake

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board voted to amend its budget to provide increased funding for herbicide treatment of Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) during a regular meeting at Denton Township Hall Tuesday night. More...

Robison takes flag-to-flag win in Merritt ‘SOD’ racing

Sprints On Dirt 2004 Rookie of the Year, Len Robison of Spring Arbor, MI, wrote his name into the SOD record book Saturday night with a convincing flag to flag victory at Merritt Speedway. With the track in near perfect condition for the second... More...

Deadline Monday for RYNSA

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

Men’s league tourney opens Saturday

The Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League will hold its annual league tourney Saturday at Roscommon Township softball fields on Knapp Road. Long Branch and HRL will take the south field at 8 a.m. More...

Bobcat fund-raising plans underway

After agreeing to fund $100,000 of the Houghton Lake Community Schools sports budget, the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters set to work Monday night to begin the fund raising process. More...

FAILURE TO STOP

Roscommon Township volunteer firefighter Frank Thibert directs traffic at the corner of Towerhill and Emery Wednesday afternoon following a two-car accident. More...

OPPOSING NOMINATION

Amy Ann Keene, St. Helen, signs a petition opposing the nomination of John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court, circulated by Roscommon County volunteers of "Operation Democracy" at the county building in Roscommon July 25. More...

MESS OF WALLEYE

Mark (left) and Robert Schang pose with seven walleye they caught Friday fishing Houghton Lake's south shore. The father and son team were fishing with neighbor Ferral Hardy when they landed the walleye using twister tails. More...

Special Sections

Lake voters to determine millage issues

Lake Township’s polls will be open Aug. 2nd from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the township hall for residents to determine the fate of two millage issues. More...

US-127 accident claims Rosco couple

A husband and wife from Roscommon died Sunday following a one-car accident in Clare County. The accident occurred on southbound US-127 just south of the Roscommon County line. More...

Transit boss resigns post; Officials investigating embezzlement

Roscommon County Transportation Authority Executive Director Judy Devine resigned her position abruptly Monday after a special meeting was called to discuss “credit card misuse.” Roscommon County Transportation Authority Chairman Stan Gard More...

Charity-sponsored air ambulance brings MS patient from Florida to Roscommon

A free air ambulance ride from Florida was scheduled to bring a Houghton Lake family closer together Wednesday afternoon. More...

‘Blodgett Memorial’ to be new name for airport

The Roscommon County Airport will soon have a new name honoring the family which has managed it for much of the last five decades. More...

Houghton Lake karate students place at nationals

Master Sam Santilli of American Okinawan Karate Academy of Houghton Lake recently took some of his students to the Grand National Karate Tournament at Walt Disney World, Florida, where three of them placed. More...

Hans’ stomps Old Town 23-0 to keep women’s softball lead

Hans & Feet defeated Old Town Tavern 23-0 Thursday in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League to put them at 11-1 for the season while North Shore Lounge stays in 2nd with a 10-2 record. More...

Bud, Family tie for division lead

With an 11-9 victory over Family Bar Monday night Budweiser moved into a tie with Family Bar for the lead in the Red Division of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League. Both teams have 6-1 division records. More...

ON THE BUBBLE

Houghton Lake Bobcats' starting quarterback Piersen Forbes (front) and backup quarterback Mike Collins work on their "bubble screen" pass during seven-on-seven passing drills at Houghton Lake High School Monday evening. More...

GETTING AN EARLY START

Volunteers Dorothy Siwicki (left) and Joseph Siwicki (in back), Eleanore Bajak (right) and Carol Lubinski match badges and tags for Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2006, July 21 at the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce. More...

MAKING IT CATCHABLE

Dylan Wambold (center) throws to Zane Backus July 21 during a two-day football camp for third through eighth graders at Houghton Lake High School. More...

Bobcat Golf Outing

Walter Tasker shoots his part of the scramble during Saturday's golf outing fund-raiser for the Bobcat Boosters. Tasker and his teammates, Mark Schafer, Rob Lucus and "Pork" Tasker also tried their hand at the putting contest. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

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