August 11, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Retreat rescheduled for Aug. 17

A Houghton Lake Board of Education retreat planned for Saturday at COOR Intermediate School District has been rescheduled to Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. More...

Lower truck speed, free paving fail to satisfy Ash Street critics

Roscommon County Road Commissioners Aug. 6 approved a plan designed to alleviate dust, noise and safety concerns caused by truck traffic on two St. Helen area roads. But their action is unlikely to satisfy everyone. More...

Beefed-up patrols result in tamer Bud Bash

A visible police presence at Houghton Lake last weekend kept a record crowd for the annual Bud Bash in check. Police made 119 arrests over the four-day event held at the Limberlost Lounge. More...

Circus rolling into town

Tickets for the Aug. 17 Kelly Miller Circus are on sale at the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce, Houghton Lake Tourism and Convention Bureau, Coyle’s Restaurant and the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce. More...

Eavesdropper sentenced to four months

A Houghton Lake man was sentenced in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, to four months in jail on two counts of eavesdropping and one count of furnishing alcohol to minors. Don D. More...

Denton streetscape stalls for lack of information

Denton Township’s ongoing streetscape project stalled last week because officials felt they needed more information from bidders. The three bids that were announced ranged from about $146,000 to $255,000. More...

Spangler wins two in a row

wFor the second week in a row, Late Model drivers Eric Spangler, Frank Seder and David Hilliker made it to the Merrit Speedway winner’s circle. This week Spangler again took top honors, with Seder right behind him in second. More...

Middle school practice to start, open gyms slated

Practice will start Aug. 24 for Houghton Lake Middle School seventh and eighth graders interested in playing basketball. The practice will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., following the first day of school. More...

Bumppers knocks off Shenanigan’s, Coyles clips Bud in men’s games

Seven runs scored in the 3rd inning Monday night for Bumpperspropelled them to a 14-8 victory over Shenanigan’s Pub in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

Practice underway for Buck athletes

With the exception of football which started Monday, Roscommon High School athletes will begin practice Aug. 15. Boys soccer and golf, girls basketball, cheerleading and cross country will kick-off Aug. 15. For information on practice times and... More...

PACKED IN

Hundreds of boats pack Houghton Lake in front of the Limberlost Lounge Saturday afternoon during the bar's 20th annual Bud Bash. More...

ON LOCATION

Dennis Serra of Great Getaways films a group of Houghton Lake Area Historical Society volunteers Saturday at the society's Village Days. More...

FOR KIDS

Sophie Majszak, 5, Houghton Lake, tries her hand at one of several children's games at the Roscommon County Fun Fair in Roscommon Saturday. Katie Rankin, Roscommon, was named Roscommon County Teen Queen. More...

TOUGH THROW

Budweiser shortstop Bill Ingelson makes a desperate attempt to get the runner at first as he fell back to one knee in shallow left field during a game against Coyles at Lyon Township Monday evening. Coyles took the game 7-5. More...

Eva L. Charette

Eva L. Charette, 88, Houghton Lake, formerly of Harrison, died Aug. 10, 2005, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. A service is planned for Friday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. at Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison, with the Rev. Don Wray officiating. More...

Special Sections

Scow refutes ‘climate of violence’ claim

The nearly 50 people who attended a Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education work session Aug. 9 were divided in their reactions after Principal Dan Scow defended discipline procedures at Roscommon High School. More...

Rollover kills store owner

Lawrence “Larry” Lajb, 49, owner of the Dead Stream Party Store on Houghton Lake’s West Shore, was killed Aug. 8 in a rollover accident on Old 27. More...

Registration, open houses slated

Houghton Lake Community Schools will hold registration for new students beginning as early as today (Thursday). Open registration is as follows: • Merritt Elementary (K-5) is Aug. 11 and 15-19 from 9 a.m. More...

Tip, driving complaint lead to seizure of suspected drugs

Richfield Township Police seized suspected marijuana, suspected cocaine paraphernalia and cash at two homes in St. Helen recently. Acting on a tip, officers inspected trash at one residence, finding suspected marijuana seeds and stems and plastic... More...

Youth Park reaches written agreement, waits for closing

A verbal agreement between the Artesia Youth Park and the Roscommon County Road Commission was recently made official with the two sides agreeing on a written purchase agreement for the group to purchase the RCRC’s former Houghton Lake garage on More...

Officials put M-55 study into gear

The first phase of the long-term process of improving M-55 at Houghton Lake was put into gear last week. Representatives from several government entities gathered Aug. More...

Roberts sweeps Junior Class in KART racing Friday night

After sweeping three preliminary races Kyle Roberts won the feature race Friday night at the KART Speedway, Houghton Lake. Roberts won the 4-car dash in the Junior Class, then won both heat races before taking the checkered flag in the feature race. More...

Hans keeps lead in women’s slo-pitch softball league

With three weeks left in the season Hans & Feet maintains its lead in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League over rival North Shore Lounge following games Aug. 4. More...

Earegood to pitch for SVSU

Former Houghton Lake High School pitcher Josh Earegood will continue his baseball career this spring with the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals. More...

Bobcat athletes start practice for fall sports

Football practice started Monday for Houghton Lake High School with other sports gearing up to start soon. Practice begins today (Thursday) for Houghton Lake High School golf team hopefuls at White Deer Country Club. More...

HORSES AT HILLTOP

A resident at Hilltop Manor Health Care pets Pee Wee, 13, as Houghton Lake Equestrian Team member Ashley Hamel supervises. She and coaches Christina Pinch-Rubino and Joe Rubino brought Pee Wee and miniature horse Hank, 10, to the residents Aug. 2. More...

STRIKING HOT

Village Days' blacksmith Steve Alling, from Romeo, and his young apprentice (6-year old grandson Miles Riddell) demonstrated the art and craft of working with redhot iron during the two-day event last weekend. More...

LEARNING THE DRILL

Members of the Roscommon High School Marching Bucks get a set of marching orders from drill instructor Cullen McCarthy during band camp at the High School practice field Wednesday morning. More...

LINE WORK

Houghton Lake High School linemen work out during the first day of football practice behind the school Monday. Coach Aaron Seiser said the team will hold practice from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, working up to a scrimmage in Mancelona Aug. More...

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