September 29, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Trumpeter looks to be 'inspiration'

As a young man growing up in Massachusetts during World War II, Irving Sarin was fascinated not by politics, but by classical music and “pretty girls.” The draft was on and Hitler was moving into Poland, but Sarin, who had perforated eard More...

Lake Board juggles budget, to treat milfoil in lake

In its continuing effort to battle Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM), the Houghton Lake Improvement Board amended its budget to pay for recent spot treatments of the invasive aquatic plant this summer. More...

Principal says new procedures have long been in works

Although the timing of changes in discipline procedures makes it appear they are a reaction to recent criticism, Roscommon High School Principal Dan Scow says they’ve been in the works for a long time. More...

Suspects in shooting arraigned

A Moorestown man was airlifted to Spectrum Hospital, Grand Rapids, as a result of multiple gunshot wounds he suffered during a shooting Sept. 24 in Missaukee County. One of the men suspected of shooting him, David W. More...

Rosco teacher helping Red Cross in Mississippi

Roscommon Middle School teacher Jon Obermeyer is completing a three-week stint as a Red Cross volunteer in the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast region. More...

Markey trims some taxes, raises fee for trash pick-up

Markey Township residents will pay lower general and road fund taxes next year, but more for trash pick-up. The township board Sept. More...

Denton police searching for credit card thieves

Denton Township Police are looking for three suspects believed to be involved in a credit card theft in Prudenville. Employees of the Dollar Daze store were on break Sept. More...

Bobcat Middlers undefeated in season’s 1st three games

Houghton Lake Middle School’s 7th and 8th Grade basketball teams have charged ahead of their competition in the first three games this season, all four teams are undefeated. The Bobcats opened with Roscommon Sept. More...

Junior Bucks beat Gladwin, remain undefeated in seven

Despite a struggle in the second half the Roscommon Buck junior varsity basketball team defeated Gladwin 40-34, Tuesday night in Roscommon to remain undefeated in seven games. More...

Junior ’Cats fall to Beavers, notch win against Blazers

The third quarter was hot for Beaverton and cold for Houghton Lake as the Beavers rode a 14-point third quarter to a 43-36 win over the Bobcats Tuesday night. More...

Blazers run away from Cats in fourth

The Houghton Lake varsity girls basketball team hung with Kalkaska for three quarters but the Blazers outscored the ’Cats 18-7 in the final stanza to take the 51-33 win Sept. More...

Soccer Bucks mercy Bobcats; beat Bellaire in shut outs

The Roscommon Bucks took control of their soccer match and never gave an inch as they scored a 10-0 mercy victory over the Houghton Lake Bobcats Monday on the Bobcat’s home turf. More...

Bucks thrash Pioneers

The Roscommon offensive steamroller continued its path through the Jack Pine Conference with a 24-12 win over Clare Friday night. The Bucks gained 440 yards of offense while picking up their third JPC win and fourth win overall. More...

Bobcats join Firebirds

Brian Suchowesky and Dave Blanchard, two outstanding student athletes and 2005 graduates of Houghton Lake High School, have joined the roster of the Kirtland Community College Firebirds men’s basketball team. More...

LIKE CLOCKWORK

Houghton Lake Bus Driver Dave Dietzel helps Collins Elementary second grader Luke Hittle off the bus as classmate Devin Adair waits his turn during bus safety exercises Tuesday. More...

BACK TO THE GARDEN

Meghan Howey, co-director of the University of Michigan's Museum of Anthropology (left) and research assistant Bethany Dykstra sift through soil in the garden of Hiroko Cook on Houghton Lake's South Shore Monday. More...

YOUTH HUNT SUCCESS

Matt Ensing, 15, of Houghton Lake, bagged this eight-point buck Sept. 25 during the Department of Natural Resources' Youth Deer Hunt last weekend. Ensing, a junior at Houghton Lake High School, took the deer with a bow and arrow around 7 p.m. More...

LOOKING FOR MORE

Roscommon quarterback Jerry Miller (12) looks for an opening as Clare's Brian Keenoy (10) tries to drag him down. Miller rushed for 86 yards and passed for 100 as the Bucks rolled over Clare, 24-12, to stay atop the Jack Pine Conference at 3-0. More...

HIGH FIVE EQUALS TWO SHOTS

A host of Beaverton Beavers try to block Houghton Lake's Malory Clock's shot in the second quarter of Tuesday night's contest. Clock hit both foul shots and scored nine points in the Bobcats' 48-20 win. Also pictured is Bobcat Elyse Weiss (15). More...

Special Sections

County trims tax rates

The price of gasoline and home heating fuel may be going up, but the price Roscommon County property owners pay for county government is taking a slight dip. More...

Dope found during stop

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a Mancelona man on a charge of delivery/manufacture of marijuana Sept. 24, during a morning traffic stop on northbound I-75. More...

Parents tell board—New rules ‘freak out’ G-H students

New discipline procedures under Roscommon High School’s “Aggressive Behaviors Rubric” drew fire last week, not only from parents who have criticized school officials over the last several months, but from those who have supported the a More...

Friday helps hurricane victims at Houston call center

Roscommon County Community Foundation Executive Assistant Roberta Friday returned from Houston Sept. 21 after a week of answering phones on a help line for Hurricane Katrina victims. “A lot of them were still in shock,” Friday said. More...

‘Movie Monsters’ to be theme of RHS homecoming

A week of homecoming activities gets underway at Roscommon High School Oct. 3. More...

Land swap, purchase approval expected by DNR director

Approval of a land swap, along with the purchase of state land, in Markey Township is expected following the Oct. 6 meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission, in Lansing. More...

Bucks one match away from perfect JPC

With one regular season match left to play, the Roscommon Bucks varsity golf squad is on the cusp of an undefeated Jack Pine Conference campaign. In JPC action since last Wednesday, the Bucks downed Clare and Gladwin Sept. More...

Barney’s 38 not enough as Bobcats drop matches

Although Houghton Lake’s Mathew Barney shot a 38 as medalist in a double dual golf match with Farwell and Beaverton, Sept. 21, the Bobcats came out on the long end of the stick. More...

Bobcats bounce Beavers, 48-20

The Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad smothered Beaverton in the first half en route to a 48-20 Jack Pine Conference win Tuesday night at home. More...

Varsity Bucks lose

The Gladwin Flying G’s varsity had hot 3rd and 4th quarters offensively Tuesday night and ran away with their Jack Pine Conference basketball game with Roscommon, winning 51-25. More...

Despite losses soccer squad showing improvement

Although posting two more soccer losses in the last week Houghton Lake varsity coach Tom Valdez is seeing improvement in his 0-10 Bobcat squad. The Bobcats lost 4-1 against Clare, Sept. More...

Junior Bobcats battle back to sting Hornets, 27-21

After trailing 14-0 at the half the Houghton Lake Bobcats came back to defeat the Harrison Hornet Junior Varsity 27-21, Sept. 22, in Harrison. More...

Firebirds open CRAF Center to a little ‘Midnight Madness’

Fans can help get the Kirtland Community College basketball season off to a spirited start by taking part in the Firebirds’ annual “Midnight Madness” celebration. The Oct. More...

Bobcat D shuts down Hornets as offense rolls

The Houghton Lake Bobcats’ offensive and defensive units couldn’t be stopped Friday night as the Bobcats rolled to a 43-0 Jack Pine Conference victory over Harrison, at Houghton Lake. More...

FINE SHINE

Joe Rader of Millington polishes his 1960 Chevrolet Impala's air cleaner Saturday morning during the Pumpkin Run Car Show at the Quality Inn, Houghton Lake. Rader has owned the car for nine years and has been showing it for six. More...

HOMECOMING HOPEFULS

These Roscommon High School seniors are vying to become the royalty of their school's homecoming celebration next week. Spirit Days will start Monday as a prelude to the Oct. More...

STOPPED!

Harrison running back Evan Taylor (34) is swarmed and stopped by a host of Bobcat tacklers, Matt Boals (9), Mike Bowman (82), Devyn Blanchard (4) and Rich Grundas (86). More...

TRYING TO KEEP UP

Houghton Lake defender Joshua Hyduk (5) goes up for a header against Roscommon's John Walsh (12) during the Roscommon attack Monday afternoon. More...

TAP ON

Houghton Lake varsity golfer Tim Smith taps his ball onto the eighth green at White Deer Country Club during a Jack Pine Conference meet against Farwell and Beaverton Sept. 21. Smith shot a 51. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
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Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

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