August 4, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

No 'wiggle' room in HLCS budget

Houghton Lake Community Schools’ fund balance has been shrinking in recent years and it’s about to get smaller. More...

Judge rules road end restrictions apply to 14 Higgins subdivisions

The Michigan Supreme Court’s 1994 Jacobs vs. Lyon Township ruling applies to Higgins Lake road ends in 14 subdivisions in Gerrish and Lyon Townships, Judge Michael J. Baumgartner ruled Monday. More...

Millages fail in Lake Twp.

Lake Township voters made their opinions clear on more taxes when they turned down two millage requests Tuesday in a special election. More...

Bashers beware, police on patrol

Revelers planning to start where they left off at last year’s Bud Bash be forewarned. The streets and water surrounding the Limberlost Lounge will be full of law enforcement. More...

Fire department secures new fire hall property

The Roscommon Township Fire Department is one step closer to construction of a new fire hall. More...

COOR Board chooses officers

The COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education retained two of its four officers for another year July 13. Reelected to their positions were Robert Carpenter, Mio, president, and Bernadine Dosch, Grayling, secretary. More...

Transit authority’s financial coordinator terminated

After the resignation of its director July 25 following an alleged embezzlement of Roscommon County Transportation Authority funds the RCTA board Tuesday terminated the employment of financial coordinator Cindy Cool. More...

Rosco-Higgins Chamber to provide development services for county

For the first time in more than a decade, Roscommon County has an office promoting economic development. Starting Aug. More...

Women’s bowling meeting slated

The Houghton Lake Women’s Bowling Association will hold a fall start-up meeting and secretaries’ workshop Aug. 10. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. at Northway Lanes. All women bowlers are encouraged to attend. More...

Two golfers ace at Fox

Fox Golf Course reported two holes-in-one that were made early this week. On Sunday, John Huggler of Roscommon shot a hole-in-one on the ninth hole. He used a nine iron to make the 101-yard shot. More...

Schafer elected to PGA board for southwest region

Former Houghton Lake resident Joel Schafer was recently elected to serve on the Southwest Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association board. More...

Oppy named AD at Kirtland

Longtime Kirtland Community College counselor/advisor Steve Oppy got a new title Tuesday: Athletic Director. More...

Football practice starts Aug. 8

Football practice for Houghton Lake will begin Aug. 8. Practices will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Players do not need a helmet for the first day of practice but must bring cleats and running shoes. More...

Torongo, Joy finish fourth in Au Sable Marathon

A Roscommon man’s team placed fourth in the 58th annual Au Sable River Canoe Marathon from Grayling to Oscoda last weekend. Bill Torongo of Roscommon and Rick Joy of Silverwood finished the course in 15 hours, 17 minutes, 59 seconds. More...

THUNDERING HERD

Major League Soccer Camps Coach Damian Gomersall of Huddersfield, England gets most of his 4 to 6-year-old soccer hopefuls moving in the same direction during soccer camp at the Denton Township Houghton Lake Rotary Soccer Fields Thursday morning. More...

'FOR THE COMMUNITY'

Workers of Porath Contractors, Inc., Houghton Lake, install reinforced concrete planking for a new boat ramp at the end of Grosbeak Boulevard in Gerrish Township July 27. More...

Special Sections

Man hits family ‘jackpot’ in search for birth mother

Growing up in Flint as the sister of two brothers, Amy Koupal of Prudenville did not imagine there was anything more to learn about her family. More...

Village Days offers full slate of fun

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society has broken with tradition for its 33rd Village Days, Saturday and Sunday - it will be free admission. More...

Snowmobile ride on lawn seriously injures groom

A 43-year-old bridegroom was seriously injured when the snowmobile he was riding on the lawn of his home during the wedding reception rolled over July 30. Christopher R. More...

Grant application a go despite pricetag concern

How much public money should be spent on public assets? How does a community plan for five, 10 or 20 years down the road? Those were two of the many issues aired July 27 at the second of two public hearings on a proposed park in Denton Township.... More...

Denton seeks to purchase lots for detention pond

Denton Township officials recently took another step toward addressing the drainage issue on M-55 near Kimshire Plaza. More...

Eagles’ car show raises $4,000 for Area Four Special Olympics

A car show to benefit Area Four Special Olympics hosted by the Houghton Lake Eagles Aerie 3201, Saturday, raised over $4,000 according to organizer Bruno Bucci. More than 120 cars entered the all-day show on the Eagles Lodge grounds. More...

Roscommon dad charged with Louisiana kidnapping

A Roscommon man was arrested and his five-year-old daughter taken into protective custody July 27 in connection with a kidnapping case in Louisiana. More...

Peters, Roberts take three out of four KART victories

Two racers posted three out of four victories Friday night at the KART Speedway, Houghton Lake. More...

Points races heating up in Merritt’s 2nd half season

Mike Powell, Mt. Pleasant, took fast time over a field of 42 Super Late Models Saturday night at Merritt Speedway. Rail Rokos, Traverse City, took the checkered flag to win the Late Model 4-car dash over Eric Spangler, Frank Seder and Powell. More...

Fishermen eye bass Saturday in Houghton Lake tourney

Fishermen in the Top Bass Tournament Trail will try their luck on Houghton Lake Saturday in the Michigan Outdoor News Open. More...

Victory keeps Hans in lead; North Shore still in chase

The standings in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch softball league didn’t change after Thursdays games. Hans & Feet remains on top with a 12-1 record after defeating Shenanigan’s 9-2. More...

Bobcat basketball tryouts to start

Tryouts for the Houghton Lake High School girls basketball team will be held Aug. 15-17. Freshmen and junior varsity tryouts will be from 4 to 6 p.m. each day and varsity hopefuls will tryout from 8 to 11 a.m. each day. More...

Bumppers sweeps tourney, rematch game Monday night

Bumppers Lounge sailed through the winner’s bracket of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League tournament last weekend then proved themselves again Monday night with a victory over Limberlost Lounge, 8-6. More...

ON THE MARK

Brittany Brunik of McBain hits the mark for a fast time during the flag race event at the Missaukee Twilight Horse Show Friday night. More...

BEST INTERIOR

While it was hard to get past the impressive paint job on Rick and Jane Walters' 1938 Chevrolet, the car was judged to have the best interior during the Eagles' Aerie #3201 Area Four Special Olympics car show Saturday. More...

SECOND IN THE NATION

Roscommon's Cheer American, Division 4 squad placed second at the National Championships in Dayton, OH July 31. The girls competed against 25 teams from Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, Illinois and Minnesota. 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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