October 27, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’

The next time you head to a local car wash to vacuum your car, you may want to clean it out before you go. The typical car wash vacuum is known to eat up many a coin and nozzle-friendly French fry. More...

Much planned for ghouls, ghosts, goblins

Ghouls, ghosts, goblins, superheroes and cuddly characters taking to the streets Monday will have no shortage of options to celebrate Halloween. More...

Bobcats best Bucks; round two Friday

The Roscommon Bucks were forced to share the Jack Pine Conference title with rival Houghton Lake Friday night as the Bobcats topped the Bucks, 28-21. More...

Gerrish-Higgins looking for new librarian, superintendent

The Gerrish-Higgins School District is about to begin searches for a new librarian and a new superintendent. Averill Packard, librarian for the last three years, resigned, effective Oct. 14, to become librarian at Saginaw Valley State University.... More...

Appeals Court upholds road end prohibitions, signs

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld Circuit Court rulings in three Higgins Lake road end cases, including one which authorized placement of signs listing activities prohibited at road ends. The Appeals Court issued its decision Oct. More...

Junior’ Cats split with Bucks, Mustangs

The Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball team split two games in Jack Pine Conference competition last week. The Bobcats fell to rival Roscommon 56-37, Oct. 20 at home then followed up with a 35-29 victory over Meridian Tuesday at Houghton... More...

Bucks end regular season undefeated, with 13 shut outs

The Roscommon varsity soccer team scored its 17th regular season victory and its 13th shutout Oct. 20 against Pine River at Pine River, 4-0. The Bucks have outscored their opponents this season 108-9 while earning their 17-0-1 record. More...

Soccer Bucks win opening District game

The Roscommon varsity soccer squad took its opening District contest against Manistee Monday 7-1. It was the 18th victory of the season for Coach Mark Dalak’s Bucks. More...

Drogt’s squad tops Meridian, regains share of league lead

Balanced scoring, a strong defense and 13 less turnovers than Meridian led the Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad to a 38-28 victory over the Mustangs Tuesday night. More...

Jack Pine co-champs leaders in season’s game statistics

When looking at the Jack Pine Conference football statistics it is no wonder Houghton Lake, Sanford-Meridian and Roscommon shared the conference title. Players from the three schools either lead or are among the top five in every category. More...

SPIRITED SECTION

A pumped-up Roscommon cheering section shows their spirit before last Friday night's contest with Houghton Lake. The spirited section will get a chance to cheer for their Bucks again Friday night as they travel back to Bobcat Field. More...

SHINING UP FOR PARTY TIME

(Left to right) Bob Mackenzie of Prudenville and Velda Curns of Houghton Lake shine up apples destined to be part of the Halloween bags of treats to be distributed to children attending the 36th Houghton Lake Lions Club Halloween party at Bobcat Fiel More...

BREAKING IT UP

Houghton Lake's Tom Jagoda (61) breaks up a Roscommon reverse attempt as Patrick Kelly (21) tries to hand the ball to Trevor Viguilla (1). Jagoda caused a fumble on the play which was recovered by Houghton Lake's Nick Norman. More...

FUN IN THE WANING SUN

The red team charges with the ball toward the setting sun as they make an early bid to score on the blue team. Second half action at the Roscommon Rotary Fields at the foot of Pioneer Hill was played in the twilight. More...

Special Sections

G-H red ink may not be as deep as predicted

Despite a 22-student decline in enrollment which resulted in a drop of nearly $300,000 in state aid, the Gerrish-Higgins School District’s financial picture has improved slightly since the 2005-06 budget was adopted in June. More...

Fall from tree stand kills Vassar man

State Police at Houghton Lake are investigating the death of Michael Ayotte, a 35-year-old bow hunter from Vassar, who was killed when he apparently fell out of his tree stand in Section 14 of Roscommon Township Oct. More...

KCC trustee resigns

Kirtland Community College Trustee Jan Farmer of Rose City has resigned. The KCC Board of Trustees accepted Farmer’s resignation Oct. 20. Dr. More...

Tie vote nixes fitness fees for county workers

For the third time in as many years, Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday rejected a proposal to offer county employees subsidized membership in the CRAF Fitness Center in Roscommon. More...

Bucks swat Hornets for 14th victory

The Roscommon High School junior varsity basketball team recorded its 14th season victory Tuesday night by defeating Harrison, 57-29, on the Hornet’s home court. More...

Buck juniors end Bobcat’s season with 28-14 victory

An opening game 83-yard kickoff return gave the Houghton Lake Bobcat junior varsity football team a big psychological advantage Thursday night over the Roscommon Bucks. More...

Tawas Braves end Bobcat soccer season at 1-18

A rain soaked field didn’t help the Houghton Lake Bobcats in their pre-district soccer match with Tawas Monday as the Braves took a 6-0 victory to advance in the post-season play. More...

Scow, Wiley scorch nets to lead Rosco over Harrison

The Roscommon varsity basketball squad scorched the nets for 34-first half points in a 57-35 drubbing of Harrison Tuesday night. More...

Bobcat cagers battle back to defeat Bucks by eight

After trailing 18-16 at the half the Houghton Lake Bobcats regrouped to outscore the Roscommon Bucks 22-8 in the second half and posted a 38-26 Jack Pine Conference victory Oct. More...

CELEBRATING WITH SONG

Members of the Houghton Lake varsity football team celebrate their 28-21 victory over rival Roscommon Friday night by singing the Houghton Lake High School fight song. More...

INTERACTIVE DISPLAY

Marsha Gwizdala sees decorating for holidays as an art, and her 26th attempt at creating a Halloween display in her yard at 6037 West Higgins Lake Drive is a multi-media, interactive extravaganza. More...

REHEARSING

Roscommon High School students rehearse a scene from "Beauty and the Beast." The musical will be performed on the RHS stage Nov. 18 and 19. For ticket information, call (989) 275-6675. More...

DIVING FORWARD

Roscommon's Tom Catrell (with ball) dives forward as Houghton Lake's Nick Norman (65) puts a shoulder into him. Catrell left the game due to injury just after the second quarter started after gaining 65 yards and did not return to the contest. More...

KNOCKED AWAY

Roscommon's Jessica Frankowski (20) tries to grab the ball after Houghton Lake's Molly Collins (20) knocked it away during second half action Oct. 20. 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

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