September 8, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Flat tire, cell phone lead troopers to drug suspects

A flat tire and a cell phone led to the downfall of two Howell men who were arrested by State Police at Houghton Lake on drug charges Sept. 3. Troopers Tim Heliin and Keith Toms were responding to a call at 2:31 a.m. More...

A B.I.G. Ride

Good weather and friendly people greeted cyclist Lee Anne Barry when she pedaled into her home state of Michigan on part of her cross-country ride to promote brain injury awareness. More...

Higgins Lake haven for Katrina evacuees

With a half-day’s warning to evacuate their coastal town of Bay St. Louis, MS, Dawn and Craig Vosbein packed up their possessions and embarked on a cross-country journey that led them to Roscommon County last week. More...

Lake Township to receive homeland security grant

U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, recently announced that the Lake Township Fire Department will receive federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grants Program. More...

Higgins-based group sees ‘threat’ to rights in proposed road end law

A bill pending in the Michigan Legislature could be a threat to the recreational rights of every state citizen, according to Preserve Our Water Access Right-Of-Ways, a statewide group based at Higgins Lake. House Bill 4576, introduced by Rep. More...

Houghton Lake’s Myers wins Merritt season championship

Racing concluded Saturday night at Merritt Speedway with Houghton Lake’s Bill Myers earning the Street Stock Season Championship, Alger’s Frank Seder winning the Late Model Track Championship, Gladwin’s Justin McNeill winning the Pro T More...

Junior Bucks overwhelm ’Cats

Roscommon’s junior varsity basketball squad held the Houghton Lake Bobcats under five points for three of four quarters Tuesday night to run away with a 44-20 victory. More...

Four second half goals too much for Bobcats

The Fairview Eagles broke a 1-1 half-time tie with four unanswered goals as the Eagles topped the Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad 5-1 Aug. 31. More...

Bobcats get first win with 32-24 victory over Vikes

Houghton Lake’s junior varsity squad found the goal line five times as they beat Grayling 32-24 Aug. 31 at Grayling. The win gives the junior ’Cats their first win of the season. More...

Big second half leads Kalkaska to win over Bucks

After leading by eight at the half, Kalkaska outscored Roscommon 27-18 in the second half to beat the Bucks 61-44 Aug. 31 at Kalkaska. The Blazers jumped out to a 19-13 first quarter lead and added 15 points in the second to lead 34-26. More...

Stingy Buck defense shuts out Blazers

A 19-point second quarter and a stingy defense keyed a Roscommon varsity football win over Kalkaska Sept. 1, 26-0. More...

Fall Seasons Magazine

For fall canoeing, festivals and the story of a legendary bear hunter, pick up a copy of Fall Seasons. Use it as a guide to Roscommon County this fall. More...

CLOTHING DRIVE

St. Vincent DePaul employee Andrew Forbear loads bags of clothing onto a cart for shipment to Burnside RV. The clothing will be loaded into RVs the Federal Emergency Management Agency is purchasing for use in Alabama. St. More...

FOR HURRICANE RELIEF

Paul Elwartowski, commander of American Legion Post 416, St. Helen, presents a check for $10,000 to Ron Chavey, Salvation Army manager in Gaylord, Sept. 6. More...

A CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM

Stephanie Sinischo, Kurt Sargent and Ilah Sargent (left to right) load food and household supplies into the truck of Salvation Army Gaylord Manager Ron Chavey in St. Helen Sept. 6. Mrs. More...

PITCH TO NOWHERE

Grayling quarterback Bobby Starks' pitch gets away from him as Houghton Lake's Rich Grundas brings him down. Starks errant pitch resulted in a 17-yard loss for the Vikings in their 24-12 loss to the Bobcats. More...

GAINING MOMENTUM

Houghton Lake's Alycia Rhodes (11) lets a jump hook fly for two points during the opening of the third quarter Tuesday night. Rhodes scored five consecutive points early in the third to give the 'Cats a 33-24 lead. The Bobcats went on to win 47-37. More...

Norma L. Whitehead

Funeral services were held Sept. 5 for Norma L. Whitehead, 86, of Roscommon, who died Sept. 2, 2005 at Hilltop Manor Health Care Center, Roscommon. Rev. Jerry Yarnell officiated the services at Vermeulen Funeral Home, Westland. More...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ J. Mann

Higgins Lake resident Elizabeth “Betty” J. Mann, 84, died Sept. 7, 2005 at King Nursing Centre, Houghton Lake. Funeral services will be held Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. at Walsh Funeral Home - Roscommon with Pastor Bud Mann officiating. More...

Special Sections

Man arrested after car crashes into house

A Chesaning man was arrested for driving while under the influence of liquor after his vehicle crashed into a house on Markey Road in Markey Township early Sept. 3. More...

Area joins relief effort

As Hurricane Katrina left a path of destruction in its wake and tens of thousands of people homeless in Louisiana and Mississippi last week, people from across the nation have responded to help them. More...

Fire property to be surveyed again

Before Roscommon Township can close on property for its fire department’s future headquarters on Stoneschool Road, another survey must be completed. More...

Feds to pay 95% for airport upgrades

A five-year plan to upgrade Roscommon County’s Blodgett Memorial Airport, which began recently with the installation of new fencing, will be paid for largely by Uncle Sam. More...

Household hazardous waste collection set for Saturday

The 2005 Roscommon County Household Hazardous Waste Collection is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. More...

Season champs crowned at KART

Season championship races were held Sept. 2 at Houghton Lake KART Speedway with the following results by event, class and place: Four Car Dash Micro: Austin Montague, Nathaniel Randall, Jeremiah Barth, Todd Butler. More...

Carey’s hat trick leads Bucks to third straight win

A hat trick by Dane Carey helped Roscommon beat Clare 5-0 for its third varsity soccer victory of the season at home Aug. 31. Carey’s three goals coupled with Bobby Thomas’s third straight shut-out in goal were key in the victory. More...

‘Cats drop 4th to G’s

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team played to their fourth consecutive loss of the young season (6-0) at Gladwin Tuesday. More...

Bobcats scorch Comets, 50-36

The Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad made up for its slow start against Coleman by outscoring the Comets 31-14 in the second half to take a 50-36 win Aug. 31. More...

Bobcats bounce Bucks, 47-37

Coming out of the half with a 28-22 lead over Roscommon, Houghton Lake’s Alycia Rhodes scored five consecutive points to give the Bobcats a 33-24 lead early in the third quarter. More...

’Cats thump Vikings, 24-12

The Houghton Lake Bobcats never trailed the Grayling Vikings as they rolled to a 24-12 victory at Bobcat Field Friday night. More...

'EXTREMELY LUCKY'

Dawn and Craig Vosbein of Bay St. Louis, MS, packed some of their belongings in their Honda station wagon and escaped Hurricane Katrina last week. More...

ON THE ROAD

Cyclist Lee Anne Barry of Charlotte, NC pedals her way from Beaverton to Prudenville along M-18 flanked by Houghton Lake Rotary Club members Dick Brown (left) and Darrell Milner Tuesday afternoon. More...

DEDICATED TO VETERANS

Lyon Township Treasurer Craig Williams (left) accepts a POW-MIA flag from township resident John Libiszewski during dedication of a memorial to Vietnam veterans at the township's Townline Road boat ramp Sept. 3. More...

HOLIDAY RIDERS

More than 400 of this year's participants in the DALMAC bicycle tour passed through Roscommon County Friday and Saturday morning, spending Friday night camped out at Houghton Lake High School and hitting the road on their way to Mackinaw on Saturday More...

NOT MUCH TIME

Kalkaska's Aaron Swoverland (12) gets rid of the ball in a hurry as Roscommon's Derek Bradley (54) gets a hand on him. Bradley had four tackles, including two for losses and one sack in the Bucks' 26-0 win. More...

DRAWING CONTACT

Roscommon's Sarah Scow (44) draws contact from Houghton Lake's Molly Collins (20) during Tuesday's match-up at the Bucks' house. Scow led all scorers with 23 points, including 17 points from free throws, but the Bucks still fell 47-37. More...

Grace M. Brayton

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 9, for Grace M. Brayton, 94, of Houghton Lake, who died Sept. 7, 2005 in Grayling. Rev. Calvin Long will officiate the 1 p.m. service at Christler Funeral Home - Houghton Lake Chapel. 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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