October 13, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Tip-up Town progenitor Botsford turns 95

One of the group of Houghton Lake businessmen who helped put together the first Tip-up Town winter carnival in 1951 recently celebrated his 95th birthday and 60th year as a resident of Houghton Lake. More...

HLCS negotiations to continue today

The Houghton Lake Board of Education plans to meet in two closed sessions today (Thursday) for the purpose of reviewing contract negotiations with the Houghton Lake Education Association. More...

‘Awesome’ Bucks to tee off at state golf finals Friday

After a year of “firsts,” the Roscommon High School golf club hopes to get one more under its belt at the Michigan High School Athletic Association State Division 3 championship Friday. More...

Bucks dominate Eagles in 46-19 Jack Pine win

A strong offense and a stingy defense led the Roscommon Bucks to a 46-19 win over Farwell Tuesday night at home. The Bucks started strong, outscoring Farwell 14-4 in the first quarter, and never let up as all but four Bucks scored in the contest. More...

Big third quarter leads Ogemaw to win over ’Cats

Down by one at the half, the Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad was outscored 15-6 in the third quarter as Ogemaw Heights pulled away with the win, 39-24 Oct. 6. More...

Junior ’Cats roll over Clare 39-23

After opening a 14-7 first quarter lead, the Houghton Lake Bobcat offense continued to roll as the ’Cats topped Clare 39-23 Tuesday night at home. More...

Gaylor honored as GLIAC ‘player of the week’ at FSU

Ferris State University senior soccer midfielder Jen Gaylor, a 2001 Roscommon High School graduate, was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Player of the Week. More...

Junior Bobcats down Eagles

After a scoreless first quarter, the Houghton Lake junior varsity football squad scored 14 points in the second quarter en route to a 21-0 home win over Farwell Oct. 6. More...

’Cats, Bucks headed to playoffs

Both the Houghton Lake Bobcats and Roscommon Bucks are headed to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs. More...

ROSCOMMON ROYALTY

Roscommon's 2005 homecoming King Steve Tubbs and Queen Erica Peterson are crowned by last year's king and queen, Josh Burmester and Ann Bozzo, during halftime of the Bucks' game against Beaverton Friday night. More...

HOE-DOWNING AT COLLINS

Collins Elementary students and their parents try their hand at square dancing Tuesday during Family Night. About 100 people attended the hoe-down. Roscommon Elementary fourth grade teacher Gregg Milne called the squares. More...

Artesia Youth Park president signs on the dotted line

Artesia Youth Park President JoJean Thompson closed on the former Roscommon County Road Commission property in Roscommon Township Oct. 11. The property consists of about four acres and features two buildings. More...

Meeting to discuss forming DMA

A Downtown Merchants Association is being formed for the Roscommon area, with all area merchants, other businesses and service organizations invited to join. According to organizers, the idea of the DMA is not to supplant the work of the Higgins... More...

Preliminary plans for new ‘Prudenville Clinic’ approved

Construction can begin on a new medical arts facility in Denton Township once West Branch Medical Arts, affiliated with West Branch Regional Medical Center, returns to the township planning commission for final approval. More...

CASHING IN

Houghton Lake's Charlton Atkinson (center) shoots for a goal on a pass by teammate Joshua Hyduk (5) during a game against Pine River at Bobcat Field Oct. 10. The 'Cats scored again in the second half, but fell 9-2. More...

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Santy

Gerald “Jerry” Santy, 61, Prudenville, died Oct, 12, 2005, at his home. Pastor Phil Williams will officiate a service Monday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. at Pathway Southern Baptist Church. Visitation is Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the church. More...

Special Sections

Homecoming parade Friday

Festivities for Houghton Lake High School’s homecoming began Wednesday with the Powder Puff game and will shift into high gear tomorrow (Friday), beginning with the homecoming parade. More...

Katrina volunteer hopes others will help Red Cross

When John Obermeyer started training this summer to become a Red Cross volunteer, he thought, “This would be something that would be beneficial” when he retires in a few years. More...

Enrollment drop won’t affect G-H programs

As at neighboring Houghton Lake, enrollment at Gerrish-Higgins Schools in Roscommon and St. Helen is lower than anticipated this fall. Gerrish-Higgins Superintendent Don Mick said 1,766 students were in classes Sept. More...

Junior Bucks fall to Panthers, rebound with 47 point win

Standish Sterling Central handed the Roscommon junior varsity basketball squad its first defeat of the season Oct. 6, 52-36. However, a win on Tuesday against Farwell kept the Bucks undefeated in Jack Pine Conference play at 7-0 and 10-1 overall. More...

Veterans Rhodes, Loney lead Bobcats to win over Pioneers

After a dismal first half put them down 24-16 to defending Jack Pine Conference champion Clare, the Houghton Lake Bobcats varsity basketball team rallied in the second half to pull out a 43-39 win. More...

Bobcats drop two at home

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team suffered two home losses in the past week, one against Pine River (9-2) on Oct. 10 and the other against Gladwin (10-0) on Oct. 5. More...

Diola, Carey both score hat tricks in Buck soccer win

With four regular season matches left, the Roscommon varsity soccer team is headed towards an unbeaten regular season campaign. More...

Cats soar to sixth win

The Houghton Lake Bobcats got a lot of good numbers Friday night: 59 points, 293 yards rushing and 447 yards of offense. But the best number came at the end of the game when the victorious Bobcats got the number six added to their record. More...

Bucks hammer Beavers 49-7; showdown Friday with Mustangs

Six first half touchdowns, 345 yards rushing and a punishing defense made for a perfect homecoming for the Roscommon Bucks as they pummeled Beaverton 49-7 Friday night. It also set up a showdown with Sanford Meridian Friday night. More...

ROSCOMMON ROYALTY

Roscommon's 2005 homecoming King Steve Tubbs and Queen Erica Peterson are crowned by last year's king and queen, Josh Burmester and Ann Bozzo, during halftime of the Bucks' game against Beaverton Friday night. More...

TAKING THE OATH

Bob Russell, 58, is sworn in as the new postmaster at the Houghton Lake Post Office by Linda Woods, manager of post office operations for the Greater Michigan District, as his wife Terry holds the Bible Oct. 7. More...

Consultants chosen for M-55 corridor study

Progressive AE and LSL Planning, both of Grand Rapids, have been selected by the M-55 Access Management Advisory Committee to complete an access management study along the M-55 corridor. More...

Council hears few comments on police, sewer proposals

Only two people, both former village officials, offered comments to the Roscommon Village Council during public hearings Monday night on proposals for increased law enforcement and higher sewer rates. More...

IN CONTROL

McBain Northern Michigan Christian defenders Eben Mannes (left) and Tyler Pluger (right) struggle to keep up with Roscommon midfielders John Preczewski (21) and Noyun Chung (15) during Monday's Buck home game. More...

DRIVING IN

Houghton Lake's Alyssa Loney (31) drives to the basket as Clare's Meaghan McInnis (41) tries to stop her shot. Loney led the Bobcats with 21 points in their 43-39 defeat over defending Jack Pine Champion Clare Tuesday night. More...

Beverly A. Vincent

Beverly A. Vincent, Houghton Lake, died at the age of 74, Oct. 12, 2005, at Northern Michigan Hospital. A private family service will be held. Christler Funeral Home–Prudenville Chapel handled arrangements. More...

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