December 15, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

G-H board ratifies contract with teachers, suspends student

Teachers in the Gerrish-Higgins School District will receive 2% increases in their base pay this year and next under a contract ratified by the district’s board of education Dec. 13. More...

What you missed…

If you didn’t get a copy of this week’s Resorter, here’s what you missed: • Houghton Lake Schools’ interim business manager favors more financial reporting • Four employees resigned from the Houghton Lake Ambulance Ser More...

Borgnine to star — Tip-up Town film backdrop

“Frozen Stupid?” It really isn’t a question, it’s the title of a film that will be shot on location at Houghton Lake starting with the Tip-up Town Parade, Jan. 21. More...

Park financing goes to plan B

Neither of the two Roscommon County Townships which had hoped for Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants to purchase lakefront land for parks was successful. Denton Township officials have scheduled a special meeting Dec. 16 at 9 a.m. More...

Bobcat frosh split two

Nine players made the scoring column as Coach Ken Warner’s freshman basketball squad defeated Clare 42-33 Dec. 7. The Bobcats jumped to a 14-10 lead after the first quarter and increased their lead to 28-16 at the half. More...

Bucks take Pinny tourney; Hartman records 100th win

Six Roscommon wrestlers had perfect days as the Bucks took first place at the Pinconning Invitational Saturday. More...

Kirtland men take one win, two losses at Illinois tourney

The Kirtland Firebirds men’s basketball team made inroads against some stiff, pre-conference competition, but came away from the weekend Midwest JUCO Tournament in Illinois with one win and two losses to move their record to 4-6 for the season. More...

Rosco volleyballers’ intensity pushes them to tourney title

An intense Roscommon varsity volleyball team worked their way through the four-team bracket of their own Christmas Classic tournament Saturday to win the championship. More...

Bucks stellar in second half to notch 67-59 JPC road win

Dane Carey and Frankie Patterson combined for 49 points as the Roscommon Bucks turned a seven-point halftime deficit into an eight-point win over Harrison Friday night, 67-59. Coach M.J. More...

Bobcats falter in Rosco tourney

Although the Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team didn’t win the championship of the Roscommon Christmas Classic Tournament last weekend, Coach Carolyn Fitzgibbon was impressed. More...

HEADING FOR 100TH

Roscommon 160-pound senior Kody Hartman sends Big Rapids opponent Bryant Langdon matward on the way to a pin and his 100th high school wrestling win during the Bucks' home threeway Dec. 8. More...

ART, EXERSIZE AND FUN

Parker Seiler, 80, retired elementary school teacher, snow sculptor and advocate for children, shapes the ice slide he makes annually at his home at 103 Reflection Court on Lake James Dec. 8. More...

SALES FOR A CAUSE

Kyle Hunt, 13, moves a Christmas tree into a display area Saturday during a tree sale to benefit Special Olympics. More...

Special Sections

Commissioners adopt budget, may reconsider marine patrol

Undersheriff Randy Stevenson’s plea to Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday for reinstatement of money cut from his department’s road and marine patrol budgets did not result in restoration of the funds. More...

‘Straight shooter’ offers help

An offer by a former superintendent could help the Houghon Lake School District in its search for a new superintendent and guide the district through its financial problems in the short term. More...

Federal district judge puts Mason Tract drilling on hold

Drilling for oil and natural gas near the Mason Tract wilderness near Roscommon has been delayed by a federal judge. The Associated Press reported that Judge David M. Lawson, U.S. District Court in Bay City, Dec. More...

Junior ’Cats fall to Mustangs

Trailing by eight points after three quarters, the Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad’s fourth quarter comeback fell four points short as they fell to Meridian 57-53. More...

Bobcat cheerleaders start season with second place

The Houghton Lake varsity Bobcats cheered to second place Saturday at Ovid-Elsie in the first competitive cheer meet of the 2005-06 season. Houghton Lake scored 173.5 points in Round 1, 4 points behind Midland Dow. More...

Lady Firebirds take fourth straight

Freshman point guard Rena Barnett put out nearly 40 minutes of nonstop basketball for the Kirtland Community College Lady Firebirds and dropped in a team-high 18 points to lead her team to a 76-65 victory over the Lake Michigan College Indians on Dec More...

Bobcats medal at Ogemaw, split at Remus

The Houghton Lake High School wrestling team brought home six medals from the Falcon Invitational wrestling tournament at Ogemaw Heights High School Saturday, with eight out of nine wrestlers scoring wins. More...

‘Rough night’ ends with loss for Roscommon varsity cagers

Trailing early, the Roscommon varsity basketball squad didn’t have the juice to overcome a 25-12 halftime lead by Pinconning and fell to the Spartans 46-34 Tuesday night. “We had a rough night tonight,” said Coach M.J. Ewald. More...

Bobcats JPC win streak ends with 60-53 defeat by Mustangs

Riding a 28-game Jack Pine Conference win streak into Friday night’s JPC opener against Meridian, the Houghton Lake Bobcats were hoping they’d seen their last first. More...

PUTTING ON THE HIT

Houghton Lake's Alyssa Loney (31) puts on the hit against the Flying G's during a Bobcat home match Monday. More...

OVER THE TOP

Kirtland's Natalie Foster (34) rises for a jumper over an Albion College defender during a game at the CRAF Center in Roscommon Dec. 8. More...

'TROLLEY OF LIGHTS' PICKS WINNERS

Winners in the Houghton Lake Merchants Association Christmas Lighting Contest were chosen Sunday during the "Trolley of Lights." Taking first prize in the residential category was the DenBoer family (pictured above) at 1985 Heightsview, 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

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