September 1, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Reception for Barry Sept. 6

Cyclist Lee Ann Barry will pedal into Prudenville Sept. 6 to end the 15th day of her Brain Injuries Great (B.I.G.) Ride. More...

Architect to discuss building options

A decision on whether a courts complex to be added to the Roscommon County Building will be one or two stories probably will not be made as quickly as county commissioners anticipated last week when they agreed to move forward with expansion of facil More...

Salaries, busing could stem deficit

With deficit spending predicted by the end of the school year, the Houghton Lake Board of Education needs to do again what it has already done several times before: cut its budget. More...

Eleven stung by STING

A sweep by officers from the Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING) last week led to the arrest of nine Houghton Lake area residents on both firearm and drug charges. Two Flint residents were also arrested in the Roscommon County... More...

Sheltrown listens to concerns over ‘declining’ deer herd

A perceived decline in the deer population brought concerned citizens and Rep. Joel Sheltrown together for a lunch at the Tin Fish Cafe in Roscommon Aug. 23. More...

County schools make AYP grade

The Michigan Department of Education recently released the Adequate Yearly Progress status for Michigan schools Aug. 19, in accordance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act. More...

White Deer Ladies elect Sawyer league president

The White Deer Wednesday Morning Ladies Golf League has elected officers for 2006. Serving as president will be Sharon Sawyer and Mary Scheufler will be vice-president. More...

Junior racer Roberts takes three of four in KART racing

Kyle Roberts won three of four races in the Junior Class Friday night at the KART Speedway after finishing fourth in the 4-Car Dash. More...

Bobcat soccer squad off to slow start, lose first two matches

Slow starts and defensive lapses have added up to two losses for the Houghton Lake Bobcat soccer squad against Clare and McBain Northern Michigan Christian. More...

Hans & Feet takes women’s softball title

Hans & Feet posted a 22-4 victory over Soulshaker in their first game and then downed Long Branch 31-4 Thursday night and won the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball league title with a 17-1 record. More...

Got cans? Boosters holding can drive

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Booster Club is holding a can drive through the end of the football season. Cans will be accepted at Bobcat Field at home junior varsity and varsity football games. More...

Coyotes’ big first half too much for junior ’Cats

A 26-point half-time deficit was too much for Houghton Lake’s junior varsity squad to overcome Aug. 25 as Reed City topped the Bobcats, 40-21. More...

Bucks have 45-4 advantage over Bellaire for soccer win

With a 45-4 shot on goal advantage the Roscommon Buck soccer squad downed the Bellaire Eagles Aug. 25 for a 2-0 victory. The game was the season opener for the Bucks. The Bucks then added their second season victory Monday in a 9-0 rout of Forest... More...

Free throws help Bucks beat Vikings

Seventy-six percent free throw shooting and a 20-point 4th quarter combined to help the Roscommon Buck basketball team defeat Grayling 51-41 in their non-conference season opener Monday night at Grayling. More...

After 11 years of losses, Bobcats top Coyotes

The Houghton Lake Bobcats got the proverbial “monkey off their backs” Friday night as they beat Reed City for the first time in 11 years. The Bobcats topped the Coyotes 20-12 to open the 2005 gridiron campaign under Coach Aaron Seiser. More...

FIRST DAY FUN

Gym teacher Mrs. Linda Britton helps students in Mrs. Deborah Rosczyk's second grade class move a parachute by working together during the first day of school Tuesday at Roscommon Elementary School. More...

EXPERIENCE PAYS

Carl Leslie and his wife Ruth, both 85, of Houghton Lake pose with two of the Hubbard squashes Leslie grew in his garden near Reedsburg Dam. Leslie said he "broke up some new ground" this spring in the spot which produced the mammoth cucurbrits. More...

GOAL LINE PICK-OFF

Grayling cornerback/quarterback Bobby Starks (7) snatches what would have been a touchdown pass from Roscommon reciever Mike Walker during Friday night's season opener in Grayling. More...

FULL SWING

Houghton Lake golfer Nicole Pruitt finishes her swing with curls flying on the 10th tee at White Deer Country Club Aug. 25. Pruitt, a freshman, golfed on the varsity team against Lake City and McBain, shooting a 49. More...

Special Sections

Return of whistle up in the air

For a few months now, the air in Denton Township has been quiet at lunchtime. The customary noon whistle has not been heard since late spring. Fire Chief Paul Tiepel said he is not sure what is wrong with the horn. Perhaps it is a timer problem. More...

Merritt loses students

As the first day of school approached last week and cuts to the Houghton Lake school district loom in the near future, several families decided to withdraw their children from Merritt Elementary. More...

Devine arraigned for embezzlement

The former executive director of the Roscommon County Transportation Authority demanded preliminary examination in 83rd District Court when she was arraigned this week on an embezzlement charge. Judy Devine, 60, Prudenville, was arrested by the... More...

Bicyclists to camp at HLHS as DALMAC heads north

More than 400 bicyclists will camp at Houghton Lake High School Friday as part of the 35th annual Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw bicycle tour. Founded in 1971 by former State Sen. More...

One Gerrish tax rate goes down, one unchanged

The Gerrish Township Board Aug. 15 set tax rates for its fire/emergency medical services and police departments for 2006-07. The fire/EMS tax will be $2.25 per $1,000 State Equalized Valuation, down from $2.38 this year. More...

RMS Principal Alden a finalist for superintendent in Grayling

Roscommon Middle School Principal Ron Alden is one of six finalists for the superintendency of Crawford Au Sable Schools in Grayling. Interviews by the Crawford Au Sable Board of Education with Alden and five other applicants were scheduled Aug. More...

Seder, Fowler win season titles in Merritt Speedway racing

Frank Seder grabbed the Late Model season championship and Joe Fowler captured the Michigan Modified season title after racing Saturday night at Merritt Speedway. More...

Junior Bucks beat Vikings 48-40

The Roscommon junior varsity basketball team came away with a 48-40 victory over Grayling, Aug. 29. “Our girls hustled well tonight,” Coach Mark Church said. More...

Becht scores 18 in JV win

Houghton Lake’s Danielle Becht scored 18 points as the Bobcat junior varsity squad overpowered Kalkaska 43-24 in its opener Monday. The Bobcats jumped out to a 13-2 first quarter lead and never looked back, leading 27-6 at the half. More...

Bumppers, HRL capture men’s softball division titles

Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League completed its season Monday night with Bumppers’s winning the Blue Division and HRL Mobile & Modular taking the Red Division. More...

Ayres fourth in state walleye championship tourney

St. Helen’s Bill and Bernadine Ayres finished fourth at the Michigan State Championship of Walleye Fishing tournament at Saginaw Bay on Aug. 28. With a three-fish weight of 7.30 pounds the Ayres earned $700. More...

Bobcats three short in home opener at White Deer

The Houghton Lake golf team fell three strokes short of a victory Aug. 25 in their home opener at White Deer Country Club. The Bobcats were beaten 174-177 by Lake City but topped McBain 177-199. More...

Blazers burn Bobcats in opener

Houghton Lake’s varsity basketball team had the Kalkaska Blazers tied up for three quarters of their season opening basketball game but couldn’t keep the heat up in the 4th quarter. More...

Turnovers costly to Bucks as Vikings take opener

Turnovers plagued the Roscommon Bucks as the Grayling Vikings took the season opener 26-7 Friday night at Roscommon. The Bucks lost three fumbles and had four passes intercepted in the contest, one which was returned for a touchdown. More...

ON WITH THE ROAD

Matthew McQuay of Rieth-Riley directs traffic as a paving machine reaches the intersection of Emery and Reserve (Co. Rd. 401) Roads Monday afternoon. More...

HANDS IN IT

Higgins Lake South State Park Explorer Guide Karen Gaeth shows Chloe Ramsay and Breann McCabe, 12, of Allen Park a sprig of duck weed she found in some of the sediment samples the explorers provided. More...

STRETCHING OUT

Houghton Lake's Mike Collins (1) stretches out to catch a 32-yard pass during the first quarter of the Bobcats' win over Reed City as defender Michael Guzikowski (11) tries to knock the ball away. More...

PUNCTUATING THE PERIOD

Houghton Lake's Alyssa Loney (31) splits and stacks Kalkaska defenders Kaitlyn Raymond (10) and Caitlin Floehe (11) during the final tick of the first quarter of the Bobcats' home opener Monday. More...

COMING CLOSE

Houghton Lake's Adam Taylor (left) put the pressure to Clare goalie Charlie Pryor during the Bobcats' home opener Aug. 26. The 'Cats fell 4-0. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Poll

What is your favorite Winter Olympic sport to watch?