November 10, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

As numbers decline, remember veterans

I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit the National World War II Memorial last month. I had heard, seen and read about the monument and it was a must on a weekend trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Overall residential tax rates decline

Overall tax rates on residential property declined in every municipality in Roscommon County this year. The rates have dropped in most areas of the county for the past five years. More...

Lack of contracts jeopardizes emergency services in Au Sable

Roscommon County Commissioners plan to meet with Au Sable Township officials in an attempt to determine how to continue emergency services in that community. More...

Three recognized by soccer league

Three players from the Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer team were recently recognized by the coaches of the Northern Michigan Soccer League. More...

Rosco juniors get 17th win with victory over Mustangs

With two games remaining in their season, the Roscommon junior varsity basketball squad is hoping to end the season with just one loss. The junior Bucks came one step closer with a 33-23 win over Sanford Meridian Nov. 3 at home. More...

Bucks ‘hit on all cylinders’ to end Jack Pine play

The Roscommon Bucks ended Jack Pine Conference play with a convincing 59-43 win over Farwell Tuesday. The visiting Bucks poured in 33 first half points while holding Farwell to 12 en route to their fifth JPC win. More...

Bobcats use Hornets as tune-up to season’s final challenges

With four three-point goals hitting their mark in the first quarter the Houghton Lake varsity basketball team put the Harrison Hornets in a big deficit right away. The Bobcats went on to a 59-24 Jack Pine Conference victory Nov. More...

Bucks ‘Marooned’ in U.P.

The Menominee Maroons took advantage of great field position, a homefield advantage and 20 first half points to derail Roscommon’s postseason hopes 47-7 Saturday afternoon. More...

TAKING HER WALK

Michelle Fitzgerald, newly crowned Miss Houghton Lake for 2006, greets the audience Saturday at the conclusion of the 60th annual program. Fitzgerald earned the Spirit Award (voted on by her peers) and the Talent Award as well. More...

PLANNING THE TRIP SOUTH?

A family of mute swans familiar to residents on the South Shore of Houghton Lake seems to take its swimming orders from a Canada goose as they pass a dormant duck blind last week. More...

SWARMED

Roscommon quarterback junior Jerry Miller (12) hands the ball to back Stash Dombrowski (22) as a host of Menominee Maroons head to the ball. Roscommon's rushing game put up 247 yards but could not find the end zone in the playoff defeat. More...

UP FOR TWO

Roscommon's Caitlin Wiley (42) gets past a Sanford Meridian defender and goes up for two during action Nov. 3 at Roscommon. The Bucks were outrun by the Mustangs 52-28. Wiley had two points in the contest. More...

Special Sections

Man barred from lake after violating order

Banning a 30-year Higgins Lake property owner from using Higgins Lake for a year, Judge Terrance R. More...

Schools get boost as voters say ‘yes’

By a margin of better than two-to-one, voters in the Houghton Lake Community Schools district Tuesday restored the district’s non-homestead operating tax to its full $18 per $1,000 taxable value. More...

Fitzgerald named Miss Houghton Lake

On the Houghton Lake High School auditorium stage, adorned with stars and pink balloons, senior Michelle Fitzgerald was crowned Miss Houghton Lake 2006 Saturday. More...

Fourteen Bobcats honored by JPC

The coaches of the Jack Pine Conference honored the league co-champion Houghton Lake with the inclusion of 14 Bobcat players on the All Conference Team. More...

Junior Bucks end conference campaign unblemished

The Roscommon junior varsity squad made the record book Tuesday night by finishing the Jack Pine Conference season an undefeated 14-0. Coach Mark Church’s squad bested Farwell 60-31 to end conference play perfect. More...

Basket elusive for Bucks as Mustangs run away

The Roscommon Bucks couldn’t get the ball to fall Nov. 3 as the visiting Sanford Meridian Mustangs topped the Bucks 52-28. “There seemed to be a lid on the basket,” Coach Ted Thomas said. More...

Bobcats fall to Pioneers; get shot at JPC title tonight

The Houghton Lake Bobcats stumbled in their quest for a Jack Pine Conference championship Tuesday night with a 38-25 loss to Clare. More...

VOTING FAMILY STYLE

Grace Sura, 6, helps her father Chris cast his vote at Roscommon Township Hall Tuesday afternoon. Sura, a teacher at Houghton Lake High School, said Grace has helped him and his wife Heidi vote before. More...

FIGHTING FOR MORE

Menominee's Eric Boye (2) wraps up Roscommon's Ryan Rumsey (14) as he fights for more yards Saturday. Rumsey had 86 yards on 12 carries and also contributed 11 tackles on defense in Roscommon's 47-7 playoff loss. More...

TAKING AIM

Jane Freshwater of Houghton Lake shoots for an empty bucket with the help of Roscommon Township Firefighter Pat Heistand as her sister, Regina, observes. More...

EXTENDED SEASON

(Left to right) Pat Sawulski putts on a leaf-strewn second green at Pineview Highlands Golf Course as Don Mulka and her husband Greg look on. She made the shot during a round on November 4. 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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