February 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Weather, reviews mixed for 56th Tip-up Town

Old Man Winter provided Tip-up Town, U.S.A., with a mix of conditions over the four days of activities. Perfect weather the first Saturday gave way to warm rains the last Sunday. More...

HLCS to tap experienced leader

Former Traverse City Area Public Schools Superintendent James Pavelka may become the next interim superintendent of Houghton Lake Community Schools. More...

Recall language filed — Union heads target four board members

The four Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education members who voted last month to lay off 14 teachers are the targets of a recall effort launched by the president of the teachers’ union and another school employee. More...

Deadline looms for candidates for HL, G-H school boards

The deadline is a few days away for candidates to file nominating petitions for the May 2 school election. Candidates for seats on the the Houghton Lake Community Schools and Gerrish-Higgins School District Boards of Education have until Feb. More...

Mustangs clean up JV ’Cats on boards in 57-53 win

Houghton Lake’s junior varsity squad lost the rebounding battle and the game against Meridian Friday night, 57-53. “Another hard fought game that just didn’t end like we would have liked,” Coach David Bunn said. More...

Frankowski leads Buck skiers at conference jamborees

Jessica Frankowski led the Roscommon High School ski team with two first place finishes in the slalom event at Central Alpine Conference jamborees on Jan. 25 and 18 at the Snow Snake in Harrison. The Lady Bucks had a great day on Jan. More...

Kirtland cagers break 100 mark in two wins, one loss

The Kirtland Community College Firebirds men’s basketball team found glory and defeat at the end of two high-scoring home games this weekend, notching a win and a loss to bring their season record to 10-12 overall. More...

Bobcats paddle Beavers, handle Hale in wrestling meet

Eight Houghton Lake wrestlers had perfect days Jan. 26 as the Bobcats beat Beaverton and Hale in a home meet. More...

Bobcats knock Mustangs off Jack Pine top with 50-44 win

The Houghton Lake Bobcats took a big step toward defending their Jack Pine Conference title by knocking off league-leading Meridian Friday night, 50-44. More...

Rosco netters’ gameplan works in straight game wins of ’Cats

Roscommon’s plan to lead early worked to a “V” as in victory as the Bucks downed Houghton Lake in three straight games, 25-9, 25-15 and 25-14, to win a match over Houghton Lake Jan. 25. More...

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FLIGHT TEST

Kennedy Carpenter, Cheyenne Potter and Elizabeth Klein (left to right), members of the youth group at the Markey Community Baptist Church, fly balsa wood and paper airplanes they constructed with help from members of the Roscommon RC Aviators. More...

TIP PAST BLOCK

Houghton Lake's Kayla Hires (2) tips the ball past the outstretched arms of Roscommon's Rachel Alden during the team's contest Jan. 25 at Houghton Lake. More...

LOTTA PIKE

Dan Elbers placed second in the Ice Fishing Contest with this 37 1/2-inch Northern pike. The fish weighed 12 pounds. More...

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Second weekend brings more TUT fun

Dreary weather could not keep people away from finishing out Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2006 Sunday. Despite rain and warm temperatures, attendance at the Ice Fishing Contest, Top Dog Contest and vocal contest was good. More...

Bouncer subdues robbery suspect

A bouncer hired by the Pressure Crack Pub during the Tip-up Town weekend subdued an armed robbery suspect who demanded money after being denied a beer early Friday morning. More...

Fourth St. Helen Snow Run events to extend into Saturday evening

Saturday’s fourth annual St. Helen Snow Run will feature a full day of activities for snowmobilers. Participants may begin the ride on 57 miles of groomed trails between 9 a.m. More...

Merritt parents trying to ‘Save Our School’

In what may be an uphill battle, Merritt Elementary parents and community members are trying to keep the doors of their country school open. Lead by parents Heidi Sura and Jessie Kerekes, the S.O.S. More...

Bobcat frosh split JPC games

The Houghton Lake High School freshman basketball team came up with mixed results in Jack Pine Conference action this week, taking it on the chin at Roscommon (66-45) Jan. 25 and edging visiting Gladwin (63-60) Jan. 30. More...

Kirtland Lady Firebirds blow roof off three records in win

It was a treat for fans and players alike when the Kirtland Community College Lady Firebirds blew the roof off three columns in their record book by the end of their 119-100 win over Henry Ford Community College on Jan. 28, in Roscommon. More...

Bucks make school history with tourney win at Gaylord

The Roscommon Bucks wrestling team made school history on Saturday by winning the 27-team Northern Michigan Championships at Gaylord High School. The victory was the first team championship for Roscommon in the 16-year history of the event. More...

Falcons top Bobcats, 63-60

After shooting less than 8% from the field and trailing 15-4 after the first quarter, the Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad nearly pulled out a win at Ogemaw Heights Tuesday night. More...

Hornets stung by Bucks’ rally

After Harrison jumped to a 6-3 lead to start the game, the Roscommon Bucks jumped all over the Hornets and outscored them 26-7 the rest of the half en route to a 63-52 win Friday night. More...

WINTER LUAU

(Right) In protest of winter, this Polar Bear Dip enthusiast shows off his costume and technique before hitting the icy water of Houghton Lake. Roughly 250 took the plunge Saturday during Tip-up Town, U.S.A. (Below) Roxy, a.k.a. More...

GETTING THE JUMP

Nerak Gezycki, 9, Lake Orion, is determined to master the basketball inflatable activity at Tip-up Town Saturday. Her grandmother, Kathy Gezycki, lives on the North Shore of Houghton Lake. "This is perfect weather," she said. More...

DOG FISH

Eric Shanley of Houghton Lake presents his fish dog, Phoebe, to the Top Dog judge PJ Steeby Sunday in the Family Fun Tent. Phoebe's fins helped her win first place. More...

STRONG IN THE PAINT

Roscommon's Mike Walker (31) takes the ball to the basket for two of his team-high 20 points in the Bucks' win over Harrison Friday night. Walker also led the team with 11 rebounds. More...

IMPENDING PIN

Houghton Lake's Al Terrian works toward a pin of his Hale opponent Jan. 26. Terrian pinned both of his opponents during the meet and helped the Bobcats go 2-0 on the day. More...

NEW MOVES

First graders Dakota McCullough (top) and Kaden Weirauch put their new moves into practice as the Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling program held its second session at the Houghton Lake High School gym balcony Jan. 25. More...

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