January 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fear of Friday the 13th has several origins

Can you say “paraskevidekatriaphobia?” Do you know what it means? If you have an irrational fear of the number 13 and a fear of Fridays you could have the above named phobia. More...

Board cuts 14 jobs to keep doors open

All students in the Houghton Lake school district will see changes in their buildings next week following the school board’s decision Monday to lay off 14 teachers. More...

Drivers faces charges stemming from wrecks

Two young drivers involved in accidents during the last several months are facing criminal charges in Roscommon County courts. More...

12 Shanties needed for filming ‘Frozen Stupid’

In order to create an ice fishing village for the filming of “Frozen Stupid” on Houghton Lake this month 12 fishing shanties will be needed for about three weeks. More...

METAL SHOP MEMORY

Jordan Bean, a 2004 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, shows the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education a tool box he made as a student in the school's metal shop program during the board's meeting Monday night. More...

SLICK SLED

The Adair family, Bill and Rae and their children Devin, 7, and Isabella, 3, spent three hours Saturday creating their rendition of a Yamah SRX in the snow in front of their home at 319 Beverly. More...

Mieske scores 15 in frosh win

The Houghton Lake freshman basketball squad dominated the second quarter en route to a 47-36 win over Farwell Monday night. More...

Young Bobcat wrestlers fall in North Branch Team event

Houghton Lake wrestlers struggled against five teams in the North Branch Team Tournament Jan. 7 and came away 0-5. Against Hartland the Bobcats lost 70-9; fell to Croswell Lexington 43-30; Cass City 76-6; Lapeer East 70-12 and North Branch 52-21. More...

Lewis leads Firebirds in win over Macomb CC with 27

Juandrell Lewis scored 27 points as the Kirtland Community College men’s basketball squad bested Macomb Community College 91-83 Saturday. More...

Bucks’ game plan a winner as netters top Pioneers

The Roscommon Bucks’ plan to “get then down early” proved effective as they topped Clare in three of four games Jan. 4 in Jack Pine Conference volleyball action. More...

‘Tenacious’ defense too much for Bucks in loss to Meridian

Meridian had the right formula as Dan Numbers scored 15 points to lead the Mustangs over host Roscommon 57-35 Friday night. “We didn’t have an answer tonight for Meridian’s strength and quickness,” Coach M.J. Ewald said. More...

’Cats, Bucks cheer to third, fourth

Ending their Round 3 cheer with “this team can fly,” the Class A Midland Dow cheerleaders jumped to the top of the competitive scoring chart Jan. 5 at Houghton Lake. More...

Special Sections

Wanted: Volunteers, snow

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., is fast approaching and volunteers are needed in several areas. “We need all kinds of help,” Bob Spaulding of the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce said. More...

Students, parents air pleas to board

In defense of their teacher, whom they feared would be out of job as of Friday, several metal shop students pleaded with board members to keep Chris Wall. “If it weren’t for Mr. More...

Judge sentences Devine to $400 fine, probation

Former Roscommon County Transportation Authority Executive Director Judy A. Devine has been sentenced after pleading guilty to an amended charge of embezzlement between $200 and $1,000. More...

BOTH CHILDREN AFFECTED

Katrina Linkhart of Houghton Lake asks Houghton Lake Community Schools Board members whether she will have to tell her children, third and fourth grade students at Prudenville Elementary, that they will be losing their teachers. More...

SIGN OF THE TIME

Rob Wollam of Custom Signs stands next to one of 14 new signs he put up along M-55 last week. More...

HITTING THE TRAIL

With the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps Museum and Memorial in the background, a group tries out the sport of snowshoeing during Winter Trails Day Jan. 7 at the North Higgins Lake State Park. More...

Roose leads Buck wrestlers to Reed City tourney sweep

The Roscommon High School wrestling team swept the Reed City Invitational Jan. 7th and Brandon Roose (135) chalked up his 100th victory after going undefeated in five matches. More...

Wildcats down Firebirds in scrappy 95-82 contest

Despite four Lady Firebirds shooting in double digits, the Wildcats of Wayne County Community College defeated Kirtland 95-82 Monday in a scrappy contest that saw three Firebirds and two Wildcats foul out of the game. More...

Buck netters rise to challenge with ‘down state’ squads

The challenge of seeing faster playing competition helped the Roscommon Bucks in the Newaygo Tournament, Jan. 7 build confidence that the team hopes to bring back for conference competition. More...

Bobcat netters fall short as Hornets take JPC match

The Houghton Lake varsity volleyball squad came within a few points of beating Harrison in varsity volleyball action Jan. 4. The visiting Bobcats took the first two of three games but dropped the last two to lose the match in five games. More...

Bobcats’ ‘best outing’ results in 57-49 win over Harrison

The Houghton Lake Bobcats built a 15-point lead over Harrison after three quarters of play in what Coach Eric Drogt called their best outing of the season. The Bobcats went on to top the host Hornets 57-49 Friday night. More...

TWISTING

Bobcat flyer Sarah Lockhart twists into a basket Thursday in Round 3 of competitive cheer competition. Houghton Lake placed third, behind Class A Midland Dow. More...

VARSITY PERSONALITY

The Roscommon Bucks let their cheerleading personalities shine Jan. 5 at Houghton Lake. While the varsity Bucks had no Round 3 routine, they scored 218.1 points, ahead of the Charlevoix Raiders, 97.2. 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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