January 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomas N. Gardner

Services for Thomas N. Gardner, 92, Houghton Lake, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Markey Community Baptist Church. Burial in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township, is to follow the funeral, to be conducted by Dr. James N. Kent. More...

Willard’s Festival show featuring Tip-up Town

Tip-up Town, U.S.A. will gain more national exposure as a featured destination on Fred Willard’s “American Festivals” set to air on the Travel Channel. More...

Directors at helm of rejuvenated TUT

Sometimes mergers, as in the corporate world, come in the form of take-overs. At Houghton Lake, however, the merger of Tip-up Town’s two directors, PJ Steeby and Denise MacKenzie, has been more of a melding of methods. More...

‘Come to Tip-up Town’ - It may be the 56th TUT, but it’s a whole new ‘state’

While Tip-up Town, U.S.A. may be marking its 56th year this year’s festival promises to be an almost “new” event for people who become temporary January residents of the frozen village. More...

Passion for education prompts HOSTS mentors to continue program

Having volunteered at Prudenville Elementary for four years, Merry Maiani was taken aback when she learned recent budget cuts meant no more HOSTS program. The Houghton Lake school board approved the elimination of the program’s funding Jan. More...

St. Clair skips Kirtland, 84-76

Even with Lizz Stempki’s powerful 24-point game, the Kirtland Community College Lady Firebirds couldn’t overcome a slow start and finally lost their bid to catch up in their 84-76 loss to the Skippers of St. More...

Allison hits 21 as ’Birds down St. Clair Saturday, 87-77

The Kirtland Community College Firebirds’ David Allison, a 6-foot sophomore from Lapeer, scored 21 points and rallied his basketball team to an 87-77 win over the Skippers of St. Clair County Community College on Saturday in Roscommon. More...

Bobcats hold-off Pioneers to get one-point win

After leading by 12 at the half, the Houghton Lake junior varsity squad held on down the stretch to squeak out a one-point win over Clare, 42-41. More...

Bobcats’ ‘best’ show garners 49 fewer points

Even though Houghton Lake’s competitive cheerleading score Saturday at Farwell was 49 points below their Thursday score, the girls were at the top of their game so far this season, according to Coach Amy Fornusek. More...

Losses at premier meet lesson for wrestling Bucks

Although the Roscommon High School wrestling team chalked up three of their four losses this season at the Michigan Duals Saturday, Coach George LaFrambois said the tough competition was just what his team needed. More...

Carey sets another career-high as Bucks trounce Eagles

Junior Dane Carey moved his career-high scoring figure up a point as he scored 31 points in a 80-55 Roscommon win over Farwell. More...

Tip-up Town News

Pick up your copy now - included in this week's Resorter, at some area businesses and at the TUT site. More...

VISUAL REMEMBRANCE

Sarah Bacus and Collin O'Brien color a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Mrs. Michelle Patterson's second grade classroom at Roscommon Elementary School Monday. More...

LOOKING FOR AN ADVANTAGE

Wrestlers Justin Thompson (left) of Houghton Lake and Billy Swett of Gladwin look for an opening during the first round of their one hundred sixty-pound bout Thursday night. More...

PICKING UP FOUL

Kirtland freshman forward Brian Suchowesky (32) picks up a two-shot foul during the Firebirds' game against Mott Community College at the CRAF Center Jan. 11. Suchowesky ended up with six as the Firebirds fell to the Bears 80-64. More...

Special Sections

What you missed…

If you didn’t get a copy of this week’s Resorter, here’s what you missed: • Search for interim superintendent for Houghton Lake continues • Staff, students pulling together in wake of teacher lay-offs • Parents seek r More...

Filming for ice fishing comedy begins with TUT grand parade

Filming for the comedy “Frozen Stupid” will begin Saturday during the Tip-up Town Grand Parade, and will continue at Houghton Lake until Feb. 9th. More...

Old, new mix for rejuvenated Tip-up Town, U.S.A.

Organizers of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., are planning the 2006 event with new fervor and a focus on kids of all ages. The theme of this year’s festival is “Celebrate a State” and will be incorporated into many events and activities. More...

Iced up

Nearly a half-inch of precipitation made roads treacherous Tuesday as freezing rain blanketed Roscommon County. Roscommon County Central Dispatch handled 181 calls Tuesday, up 158 from the 23 they received on Monday. More...

Lady Firebirds fall to Mott, 73-59

Onica Jones, the Lady Firebirds’ 5’10” forward from Rochester, NY, scored 14 of her team-high 17 points during the second half of Kirtland’s Jan. More...

Bears bite ’Birds, 80-64

The Kirtland Community College Firebirds posed a constant threat and even took the lead several times during their Jan. More...

Bobcat juniors 3rd in Tawas volleyball tournament Jan. 14

After tying for fourth in regular pool play of the Tawas Junior Varsity Volleyball Tournament, Jan. 14, the Houghton Lake Bobcats finished third overall in the tourney. More...

Mustangs whip Bobcat netters

A weak passing game and lack of aggressiveness helped Meridian top the Houghton Lake varsity volleyball squad in three games Jan. 12. The host Bobcats fell 25-13, 25-18 and 25-19. More...

Gladwin hands Bucks first Jack Pine volleball loss

After splitting four games the Gladwin Flying G’s scored when it counted to hand the Roscommon Bucks varsity volleyball team its first Jack Pine Conference loss, Jan. 11. More...

Bobcat wrestlers split matches with Harrison, Gladwin

The Houghton Lake Bobcat wrestling team beat Harrison 39-36 but lost to Gladwin 58-12 in a double-dual meet Jan. 12. More...

Bowman ‘tremendous’ as ’Cats throttle visiting Pioneers, 59-33

Houghton Lake senior Mike Bowman had 21 rebounds and 14 points as the Bobcats thumped Clare Friday night 59-33 at home. Six players scored in the first quarter as a balanced Bobcat attack jumped to a 20-14 lead after eight minutes. More...

TIP-UP TOWN TAKING SHAPE

Despite the challenges posed by recent wet weather, the Houghton Lake snow sculpting team of Steve Stuck (left) and Richard Kristof were well on their way to completing this year's sculpture at the Tip-up Town site Tuesday night. More...

TO THE RACK

Bobcat senior Mike Bowman extends toward the basket for two points as Clare's Dane Seering (4) tries to stop him. Bowman had 14 points and 21 rebounds - the most by any Bobcat in at least 19 years - to lead Houghton Lake to a 59-33 win. More...

UP FOR THE BLOCK

Roscommon's Sarah Scow (6) blocks a tip by Gladwin's Jessica Morrish (1) during a Buck home match Jan. 11. More...

MOVE TO HOOP

Kirtland freshman guard Nadia Blake (30) gets position on the baseline against a Mott defender during the Firebirds' game with the Bears Jan. 11 at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. 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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