January 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

School board candidates must file for election by Feb. 7

Candidates for seats on the boards of Roscommon County’s two K-12 school districts have until Feb. 7 to file nominating petitions for the May 2 school election. More...

First TUT weekend raffle winners from near, far

Tip-up Town badges may cost $5, but during the first weekend’s drawing it was worth almost $2,000 thousand in prizes. Winners were from as close as Houghton Lake and as far as Chesterfield. More...

Weather, fun mix for ‘wonderful’ TUT

Someone must have performed a snow dance at Houghton Lake last week, because Tip-up Town, U.S.A., received enough snow Friday to provide a fun time for everyone. To top it off, by Saturday morning the weather was perfect. More...

Four-day kindergarten works, principal tells G-H Board

The all-day, four-day-a-week kindergarten program which has been in effect in Gerrish-Higgins School District elementary buildings since 2003 is benefitting not only kindergartners, but students at all levels. More...

Junior Bobcats’ comeback falls two short at Gladwin

Andrew Kreiner scored 15 points in the second quarter as the Houghton Lake junior varsity roared back to take a halftime lead over Gladwin Jan. 20. Unfortunately, the visiting ’Cats couldn’t maintain the lead and lost by two points, 52-50. More...

Bobcat fresh two points shy of Beavers

The Houghton Lake Bobcat freshman basketball squad came up two points short in a neck-in-neck contest with Beaverton Monday, 46-44. More...

Schoolcraft, Delta top Firebirds

Despite 26 points from center Sal Kabara, the Kirtland Community College Firebirds fell to Schoolcraft College, 108-70, Saturday. James Davis dropped in 28 points for Schoolcraft on that team’s way to a lopsided victory. More...

Bucks pickup tempo to beat Beavers at net

After starting off pretty slow the Roscommon High School volleyball team cranked up the intensity to defeat Beaverton 25-17, 25-11 and 25-9 Jan. 23 on their home court. More...

Bobcats fight back to claim Onaway wrestling tourney title

Trailing 16 points before going head-to-head in the final round was the spark needed for the Houghton Lake varsity wrestling team to pull out a 233-231 victory. More...

Overtime tough for Rosco — Vikes, Beavers beat Bucks in OT games

For the second time in as many games, the overtime hasn’t been kind to the Roscommon varsity basketball squad. More...

Swartz Creek resident wins first TUT fishing weekend

The first weekend of Tip-up Town fishing netted several winners, including winners in the new “total catch” category. More...

OFF CAMERA

While taking a break during filming of Rich Brauer's comedy feature "Frozen Stupid" on a set Tuesday, Ernest Borgnine enjoyed a laugh while talking about his visits to Michigan and his life as a movie star. More...

PARADE ROUTE SHOTS

Actor Joey Albright (left) acts out a scene from "Frozen Stupid" as producer/director Rich Brauer films during Saturday's Tip-up Town, U.S.A. parade. The crew used Coyle's float to film Albright. More...

LAST, BUT

Bed jockey Dr. Bob Pacella (center) raises his hands in, err, defeat, as the his team crosses the finish line Saturday morning. More...

AWAY SHE GOES

A youngster slides down the "big slide" at the Houghton Lake High School Sunday. The slide was a hit with the kids and it, along with several other inflatable activities, will be back for the second weekend of TUT. More...

KNOCKING THE SNOW OFF

A batter knocks the snow off the softball during Softball on Ice action Saturday at Tip-up Town. Old 27 Auto was the winner of the first weekend's co-ed softball tournament. More...

Barbara T. Hoggatt

Barbara T. Hoggatt, 77, Higgins Lake, died Jan. 23, 2006, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. A service, to be officiated by Fr. Bernard Tyler, is scheduled for Jan. 26 at 11 a.m.. at St. James Catholic Church, Houghton Lake. Visitation was... More...

Special Sections

TUT parade provides good laugh for ‘Ernie’

The sheriff’s deputy’s car drove past the queue of floats on Heights View Drive Saturday morning a little past 10 o’clock when someone yelled out, “Hey, there he goes, he’s riding in the sheriff’s car!” Sure enough More...

Tip-up Town fun continues this weekend

Come on back to Tip-up Town, U.S.A., for a second weekend jam-packed with fun. Hundreds of people lined up for last week’s parade, and this weekend promises to provide a parade of events all its own. More...

State Police Lieutenant ‘collars’ Roscommon car theft suspect

First Lieutenant Pat Boyd, commander at State Police Post 75, Houghton Lake is the post’s top administrator and as such spends most of his time administrating. But Jan. More...

Full STING funding okayed

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday agreed to pay the county’s full appropriation for fiscal 2006 to the Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group. The voted was 4-0. Commissioner Jim Smolarz was absent. More...

Junior Bobcats take Bullock Creek victories

Four Houghton Lake junior varsity wrestlers earned third place finishes in the Bullock Creek junior varsity wrestling tournament, Jan. 20. More...

Firebirds fall to third-ranked Schoolcraft

Rena Barnett’s 24 points weren’t enough to put the Kirtland Community College Firebirds over the top as the Schoolcraft College Lady Ocelots posted an 81-77 win at Roscommon Saturday. More...

Bobcats third at Chip Hills

The Houghton Lake Bobcats cheered to third place at Chippewa Hills, Remus, Saturday, earning 556.2 points. The ’Cats came in behind Lowell, 572.9 and first place Chippewa Hills, 709.7. More...

Bobcats lose two matches before defeating Farwell

Houghton Lake’s varsity volleyball team lost five games and two non-conference matches Jan. 16 but turned their game around Jan. 18 to defeat Farwell in four games in Jack Pine Conference action. More...

Bucks second in Bay City Challenge

Roscommon High School’s wrestling team worked its way through some tough competition at the Bay City Central “Team Challenge” Jan. 21 to finish second. More...

Gladwin soars past Bobcats

Nineteen percent from the field, 0% from three-point land, no assists and 17 fewer rebounds doomed the Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad in a 74-31 loss to Jack Pine Conference foe Gladwin Friday night. More...

CELEBRITY PILOT

Comedian Fred Willard is interviewed following a victory in the Tip-up Town Bed Race aboard the Hutson Insurance/Medicine Shoppe rig. More...

ON THE SET

While producer and director Rich Brauer makes camera adjustments (left) actors Joey Albright and Ernest Borgnine take a break from filming Brauer's "Frozen Stupid" comedy feature, Tuesday. More...

QUEEN'S BEST

Girl Scouts from Troop 1106 of Houghton Lake hula their way down the Tip-up Town parade route next to their Hawaiian themed float Saturday. The float took the Queen's Best prize as well as first place in the Best of Youth category. More...

PARTICIPATION PAYS

A young contestant tries her best during the bubble gum bubble blowing competition on the outdoor stage Sunday. More...

UP YOU GO

Houghton Lake's Steve McLain is lifted by Roscommon's Adam Peterson during a 160-pound bout at Clare Jan. 19. Peterson won the match, helping the Bucks to a 63-9 win.       More...

FIRST PLACE WALLEYE

Peggy Wilczewski, Brighton, entered this two-pound, 15 ounce, 20 1/2 inch walleye and won first place in the 56th Tip-up Town fishing contest, Jan. 21. She's holding her prized fish and fish prizes. 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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