February 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Outbreak prompts call to halt bird feeding

An outbreak of salmonellosis in song birds in both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan has prompted officials from the Department of Natural Resources to call for a statewide suspension of bird feeding for the next two weeks. More...

They may take plastic - but silver? Ingot found at pub

For the second time in about a week, The Pressure Crack Pub has had reason to contact area police. Michigan State Troopers from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating a property incident that occurred at the Prudenville bar. More...

Moorestown shooters sentenced to prison

Hefty prison terms were doled out Monday for two men charged in connection with the September, 2005, shooting of a Moorestown man. Sentenced by Judge Charles D. Corwin in 28th Circuit Court, Missaukee County, were David W. More...

Residents, road board squabble about width of lakehore street

An evidentiary hearing may be held this spring in a lawsuit in which residents of Sheridan Drive in Gerrish Township accuse the Roscommon County Road Commission of violating decades-old court orders restricting improvements to the lakeshore roadway. More...

TOUGH LOVE

Houghton Lake resident Diana Kahmann clears one of her bird feeders of seed after hearing that the Department of Natural Resources has called for a two week suspension of bird feeding in an effort to halt a bacterial infection that has been killing s More...

IT'S (ALMOST) A WRAP

Jon Page (pointing) motions to the camera during the set-up of a "monster truck" scene for "Frozen Stupid" as Rex P. Carter of Durand pilots the truck. More...

SSC pulls away in second half to top junior ’Cats

After hanging with Standish Sterling Central in the first half, the Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad couldn’t keep up with their hosts in the second half and fell 54-40 Tuesday night. More...

Frosh ’Cats fall to Clare, Meridian

The Houghton Lake freshman squad continued its late season slide, losing two games this past week. After starting the season 5-1, the ’Cats have dropped five out of their last six games. On Feb. 1, the ’Cats fell to Clare 52-35. More...

KCC to play at HLHS — Kirtland drops 89-87 ‘heartbreaker’ to Mott

In what Kirtland Community College’s head coach called a real “heartbreaker,” the Lady Firebirds lost 89-87 to Mott Community College (16-6 overall) in Flint on Saturday. More...

UP FOR SLAM

Roscommon’s Sarah Scow (6) takes aim at the volleyball Monday as teammate Rachel Peterson (12) gets into position during the Bucks match against Meridian. The Bucks won the first game but dropped the next two and lost the Jack Pine match. More...

Bucks falter with Mustangs, but add two other victories

The Roscommon Bucks varsity volleyball team added two Jack Pine Conference victories to its record, but unfortunately had to add another JPC loss after playing Meridian, Monday. The Bucks’ victories were over Houghton Lake and Harrison. More...

Bucks fall to Blazers

Roscommon’s varsity basketball squad fell 64-49 to Kalkaska Tuesday night. The Bucks will host Clare Friday night before traveling to Houghton Lake Tuesday. More...

Slow start spells loss for ’Cats

A slow start ended with a six-point loss to the Standish-Sterling Central Panthers for the Houghton Lake Bobcats Tuesday night. The visiting ’Cats fell behind 13-6 after the first quarter but fought back to trail by one at the half, 23-22. More...

Bucks remain perfect in JPC with two wrestling wins

Roscommon’s wrestling team continued to dominate its Jack Pine Conference competition with two lopsided wins Feb. 2 at Beaverton. The Bucks beat Harrison, 68-6 and Beaverton, 72-6 as 14 wrestlers picked up wins. More...

Bobcats wrestle to third place Jack Pine regular season

Two wins Feb. 2 earned the Houghton Lake Bobcats’ wrestling squad a regular season third place finish in the Jack Pine Conference. The Bobcats beat Farwell, 48-33 and Sanford Meridian, 49-28. More...

HEADED OVER

Houghton Lake's Leanna Harvey hits the ball over the net as a Meridian blocker sets up at the net Monday night. The Bobcats fell to both Roscommon and Meridian in the JPC contest. More...

ELEVATED

Roscommon varsity elevated their Round 3 Feb. 2 score to 183, after starting the season without a third round performance. The Bucks placed second, behind Houghton Lake. More...

Special Sections

No contest at Houghton Lake; G-H incumbents face May election challenges

A lively election is in the offing this May in the Gerrish-Higgins School District, but only one candidate is seeking election to a vacancy on the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education. More...

Movie ‘Frozen Stupid’ wraps up with drama class auction tonight

Filming of the movie “Frozen Stupid” was expected to be wrapped up Wednesday with a few driving shots by co-star Joey Albright, but before leaving town some of the crew is going to help out the Houghton Lake High School drama class. Albr More...

Merritt woman killed in crash

A 41-year-old Merritt resident died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-car accident on M-55 Saturday. Kelly Wilson died after first being transported to Grayling Mercy Hospital, then Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. More...

County committees to study proposals

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday agreed to study proposals dealing with the county juvenile detention center, rental rates for community centers and the computer program used by the treasurer’s office and equalization department. More...

GETTING HIM OUT

Michigan Rescue Concepts' Mark Hoskins instructs Sandy Maples how to assist Nick Sergeant (all in foreground) in getting out of the water Sunday during a multi-department ice rescue training session. More...

GOLDEN RULE MAGIC

Fourth grade pupils of Gregg Milne perform a scene from "The Magic Wood" for parents and fellow students at Roscommon Elementary School Feb. 6. More...

JV ’Cats pull out overtime win

After losing their last two Jack Pine Conference contests by a combined six points, the Houghton Lake junior varsity pulled out an overtime win over Beaverton Friday night. More...

Kirtland’s hopes nixed by Mott scoring drive

Kirtland’s Sal Kabara knocked in 21 points and took down 10 rebounds in an all-out effort to get the edge on conference-leading Mott Community College on Saturday in Flint. More...

Houghton Lake fourth at invite after nearing record at home

Houghton Lake varsity and JV competed at an invitational hosted by the Mt. Pleasant Oilers Saturday, placing fourth out of six Class B teams. The Bobcats scored a total 580.2 points, 257.5 of which were earned in Round 3. More...

Buck netters have ‘fun’ day in Grayling tourney, finish 2nd

Being relaxed with a goal of having fun didn’t disappoint Roscommon Volleyball Coach Heather Compton Saturday at the Grayling Subway Invitational Tournament. “We went into this tournament with a positive approach,” Compton said. More...

Pioneers hand Bobcat netters JPC loss

Clare’s Pioneers handed the Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team a three match defeat, Feb. 1, 25-10, 25-12 and 25-14 to win the Jack Pine Conference meet. More...

Strong finish gives Bucks ‘close’ win over Gladwin

“We finally got a close one!” Roscommon Coach M.J. Ewald said after his team’s 57-55 win at Gladwin Friday night. More...

Last-second tip-in leads ’Cats to JPC victory over Beavers

Houghton Lake senior Mike Bowman only scored two points against Beaverton but the basket could not have been any bigger. With just 6.5 seconds left, Bowman tipped in a missed shot to give Houghton Lake a 39-38 win over Beaverton Friday night. More...

Bobcats split last wrestling match with Kingsley, Gladwin

The Houghton Lake wrestling team ended their regular season meets Tuesday by splitting two matches. The Bobcats lost to Kinglsey 41-31 but defeated Jack Pine Conference foe Gladwin 48-36. More...

HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERIENCE

Houghton Lake's Cameron Fisk (knee on mat) grapples with Kingsley opponent Jon Nuckles during their 275-pound bout Tuesday night. More...

STRETCHING FOR THE RECORD

Houghton Lake reached for their 669-point record Jan. 9 at home, and missed it by just 8.1 points. The Bobcats performed well at Mt. Pleasant Saturday but placed fourth out of six Class B teams. More...

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Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
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