September 22, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Trial in Gottschalk murder begins

The trial of David Boss, 42, of Jackson, charged with first degree murder in the 1996 death of his 14-year-old step-daughter Jennifer Marie Gottschalk, began in 49th Circuit Court, Reed City Monday. More...

How and when to balance budget debated at retreat

In an effort to balance the 2005-06 budget, the Houghton Lake Board of Education is doing another type of balancing act. It must decide how much of the recommended $1.4 million to cut and if cuts should be made sooner rather than later. More...

Meritt Elementary to stay open for now

The country school of Merritt Elementary will stay open for the rest of this school year, the Houghton Lake Board of Education decided Monday, but if it is denied a charter within that time, its doors will close in 2006-07. More...

Accident debris, grooves in road lead deputies to injured driver

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies followed a trail of debris to track down a motorist who left the scene of an accident in Roscommon Township Sept. 17. Deputies said Ted B. More...

Deputy injured in collision

A Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputy was injured when the patrol car he was driving collided with a vehicle which made a U-turn in front of the police unit Sept. 20. Michael Richardson, 39, St. More...

Commissioners say thank you to 17 emergency departments

Marking Emergency Services Appreciation Week (Sept. 11-17), Roscommon County Commissioners Sept. More...

Branch leads Buck linksmen as squad stays perfect in JPC

Freshman Garrett Branch lead the Roscommon golf squad in two Jack Pine Conference wins in the past week as the Bucks remain undefeated in the conference. On Sept. 14 at Forest Dunes Golf Club, Branch shot a 39 to lead the Bucks over Harrison and... More...

Potent Pioneer offense sizzles in defeat of basketball Bucks

Clare’s powerful offense was too much for Roscommon Tuesday night as the Pioneers downed the varsity Bucks 55-20 at Clare. More...

Bobcats fall to Mustangs despite 200 yards by McDaniel

Sophomore Ethan McDaniel rushed for 221 yards but the Houghton Lake offense wasn’t able to find the end zone enough as Sanford Meridian beat the Houghton Lake junior varsity squad 19-14 Sept. 15 at Bobcat Field. More...

KCC runners fourth at SVSU

The cross-country teams from Kirtland Community College competed in the Northwood University Cross-County Open meet on Sept. 9. More...

Bucks soccer squad breezes past Gladwin, PineRiver

The Roscommon Buck varsity soccer squad had little trouble with two of their opponents as they downed Gladwin 6-0 and Pine River 7-1 boosting their season record to 7-0-1. More...

Buck’s pressure cooker soccer offense cooks Bobcats 8-0

A pressure cooker offense by the Roscommon Buck varsity soccer team cooked the Houghton Lake Bobcats 8-0 Sept. 15 at Roscommon. The Bucks managed 72 shots on goal to the Bobcat’s two. More...

CLOSE LOOK

Bike show judge Charlie Guss of School of Cool Choppers, Houghton Lake, takes a close look at a radical ride entered by Larry Olsen of Traverse City at the second annual Thunder at the Lake Motorcycle Rally Saturday. More...

BUBBLY EXPERIENCE

Young spectators go after a clown-produced cloud of bubbles during the 26th annual Firemen's Memorial Festival Parade in Roscommon Saturday morning. More...

TAKEDOWN

Meridian's Mitch Eddy (27) tries to bring down Houghton Lake's Devyn Blanchard (4) Friday night as he heads around the end and past the block of Jake Blanchard (67). More...

SLIPPING PAST

Roscommon's Tom Catrell (20) avoids one Gladwin tackler as another waits for him. Catrell was able to avoid a whole pile of tacklers as he gained 121 yards on 21 carries in the Bucks' 20-12 win. More...

CHECKING THE SPEED

Roscommon varsity golfer freshman Garrett Branch takes a careful tap at the sixth hole at Forest Dunes during a Jack Pine Conference three-way with Harrison and Beaverton Sept. 14. More...

Special Sections

Cruisin’ classics here for Pumpkin Run

Classic cars will be cruising around Houghton Lake this weekend for the eighth annual Pumpkin Run Car Show and Cruise. The event will start Friday and run through Sunday at the Quality Inn, Houghton Lake. The car show will run from 9 a.m. More...

Possible solution lies with charter

During the discussion Sept. 14, the issues of closing Merritt Elementary came up yet again. The school recently lost about 20 students to other districts and is seen by some as an expense to be reduced. More...

Gerrish cuts tax by penny

Gerrish Township’s general fund property tax rate will be slightly lower this year. The township board Sept. 13 set a rate of $1.01 per $1,000 taxable value, down from last year’s $1.02. More...

COOR to pay for new insurance under contract with support staff

Support workers at COOR Intermediate School District will not have to pay part of their health insurance premiums this year under a four-year contract ratified by the COOR Board of Education Sept. 14. More...

Queen, marshal, mayor sought for Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2006

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., is seeking candidates for 2006 queen, marshal and mayor, and the deadline is quickly approaching. Selection Subcommittee Chairperson Tracy Smith said applications for all three positions are being accepted until Oct. 13. More...

Bobcats lose three on links

Houghton Lake’s varsity golf team continued its struggle in its last three outings losing to Gladwin, placing 15th in the Tawas Invitational and losing to Roscommon. The Bobcats lost 171-197 to Gladwin, Sept. More...

Junior Bucks get 6th victory

The Roscommon junior varsity basketball team had little difficulty in collecting their 6th straight victory Tuesday night. The Bucks defeated Clare 45-29. “We had a good defensive effort tonight,” Coach Mark Church said. More...

Bobcats soar past Eagles as Loney lights up for 23

Alyssa Loney had a “career” night to lead the Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad to a 70-33 win over Farwell Tuesday night at home. Loney scored 23 points to lead the Bobcats to their fifth victory. More...

Killinger, Becht each score 11 as junior ’Cats beat Eagles

Alicia Killinger scored seven of her 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad downed the Farwell Eagles 38-30 Tuesday night. More...

Rosco’s backfield superior in win over G’s

The Roscommon Bucks came out on top of a slugfest with the Gladwin Flying G’s Friday night, 20-12. The Bucks racked up 286 yards of total offense while holding Gladwin to 185 yards. More...

Warriors ‘D’ keeps ’Cats from goals

Forest Area’s Warrior defense kept the Houghton Lake Bobcat offense too far away from the goal Monday and ended up with a 6-0 soccer victory. More...

Field goal with 21 seconds left downs ’Cats

It wasn’t until the second half that a stunned Houghton Lake varsity football team could answer Sanford Meridian’s 20 first half points Friday night. More...

GETTING HER BEARINGS

Fourth Grader Christina Penfield, a member of Mrs. Mary Harrisons class at Prudenville Elementary, learns her way around a compass during orienteering class at the 25th Fourth Grade Camp, held at Camp MacLeod near Merritt last week. More...

'WE THE PEOPLE...'

Wearing a judicial robe and wig, St. Helen Elementary School Principal Kathy Rees talks with students about the importance of the U.S. Constitution. More...

OVERMATCHED

Roscommon senior Joe Carr (10) works the ball up the sideline as Houghton Lake junior Kenny Streeter (7) gives chase during a Buck home game Sept. 15. Carr was one of eight Bucks to score as the league leaders shut out the visiting Bobcats 8-0. More...

CAREER NIGHT

Houghton Lake's Alyssa Loney (31) lets the ball fly from 3-point territory as Farwell's Danika Weakland (32) tries to block it. Loney scored 23 points in the Bobcats 70-33 win over the Eagles Tuesday night. More...

James R. Reed

Funeral services will be held Saturday for James R. Reed, 74, of Roscommon, who died Sept. 21, 2005 at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home, Roscommon. Rev. William Winter will conduct the 12 p.m. service at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. 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

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