February 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Higgins-Rosco Winterfest to be ‘Loop Around Lake’

Loop Around the Lake” will be the theme of the fifth annual Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest Saturday. New events this year include a snowman building contest. More...

Board makes ‘wise choice’ in Pavelka

By a unanimous vote Feb. 9, the Houghton Lake Board of Education hired former Traverse City Area Public Schools Superintendent James Pavelka as interim superintendent. More...

Two brothers collide on lake, one killed

A Saturday morning snowmobile ride on Houghton Lake ended in tragedy for two brothers and their families after their two machines collided, killing one and critically injuring the second. The accident occurred in Denton Township, just west of the... More...

Fact-finding next step in contract talks

The process of mediation has not helped Houghton Lake Board of Education members reach any agreement with their teachers’ union, the Houghton Lake Education Association. More...

Junior Bucks’ late-game rally dashed by Bobcat cagers

The Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball held off a late-game rally by Roscommon Tuesday night to pick up their seventh win of the season, 63-61. More...

Firebird’s Barnett cans 23 in losing effort with Delta

Rena Barnett, Kirtland Community College’s tireless freshman point guard from LeRoy, gave 23 points, including an impressive 5-for-12 from the 3-point arc, in the Lady Firebirds failed bid to defeat Delta Community College. More...

Bobcats win three of four in varsity JPC volleyball action

Houghton Lake’s varsity volleyball team won three of four matches with Jack Pine Conference opponents in the last week. The Bobcats posted victories over Beaverton and Farwell at Houghton Lake Feb. More...

Bobcats ‘shake the room’ with first at Rosco invite

Topping their Feb. 4 score of 580.2, the Houghton Lake Bobcats took home the first-place competitive cheer trophy at the “Shake the Room at Rosco” invitational Saturday with a score of 627.5. More...

Rosco dominates JPC by over 100 points

Roscommon’s wrestling team not only won the Jack Pine Conference Championships at Farwell last Saturday they did it convincingly by outscoring their nearest opponent by over 100 points. More...

Bobcats down Eagles, 81-50

The Houghton Lake Bobcats blasted Farwell in the first quarter, 25-2, en route to a 81-50 victory Friday night. After playing on the road since Jan. 13, the Bobcats rewarded their home fans with their biggest offensive output of the season. More...

STOWING AFFECTION

Twin sisters Jaynelle (left) and Jessica Hoke, both sophomores and members of the varsity cheerleading squad at Houghton Lake High School, put presents they received before school on Valentine's Day into their lockers for safe keeping. More...

PULLING IT DOWN

Houghton Lake's Mike Bowman (32) yanks a rebound out of the air as Roscommon's Geoff Gaylor (22) looks to get position. Bowman had 37 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bobcats to a 61-50 win. More...

STEPPING UP

Houghton Lake varsity steps up to the task of placing first at the "Shake the Room at Rosco" invitational Saturday. The Bobcats scored 627.5. The JV 'Cats, who were alone in their division, scored 427. More...

JUMPER DROP

Kirtland guard Emily Henion (20) scores a jumper over a Delta College defender during the Firebirds' game against the Pioneers at Houghton Lake High School Saturday. Henion scored 10 points for the 'Birds, but they ended up falling short 72-66. More...

Special Sections

Boosters facing funding challenge

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters Club is no stranger to challenges but it is facing a pretty large hurdle in order to continue funding of sports. The Boosters learned Monday night they need to raise at least $51,000 in order to pay the bill for... More...

Election panel rejects proposed recall wording

Proposed wording for petitions seeking the recall of four Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education members was rejected by the Roscommon County Election Commission Feb. 10. More...

Lake St. Helen Derby coincides with Free Fishing Weekend

Anglers who catch the biggest fish in Lake St. Helen Feb. 17-19 can win prizes in the St. Helen Ice Fishing Derby. And on the two days of the derby that coincide with Free Fishing Weekend, they won’t even have to buy licenses. More...

Gerrish to reapply for grant

Gerrish Township will make another attempt at obtaining a grant to convert the Higgins Lake Boat Yard into a public marina. At a public hearing Feb. More...

Chiefs beat Bobcat Frosh

After trailing 8-4 in the first quarter the Houghton Lake freshman basketball team just couldn’t dig itself out and lost 43-32 to the Cheyboygan Chiefs, Feb. 8, at Houghton Lake Middle School. More...

Kabara’s 31 points gives Firebird’s Coach Donahue 499th JC victory

Sal Kabara, a freshman at Kirtland Community College who grew up in the Central African Republic, boosted his season scoring average to 21.2 points per game when he dropped in 31 points against the Delta College Pioneers, Saturday, to help Kirtland t More...

Buck skiers 4th at conference

The Roscommon High School Ski team placed fourth during the Central Alpine Ski Conference Final meet at the Snow Snake Feb. 9. Stu Upton led the boys’ team slalom effort, taking 14th place. He was followed by Robbie Kalthoff, 15th, J.J. More...

Bobcat wrestlers finish 5th in tourney, 4th overall

The Houghton Lake High School wrestling team finished fifth during the Jack Pine Conference Tournament, Feb. 11, at Farwell High School. The finish helped the Bobcats to a fourth place finish overall in the final JPC standings. More...

Bobcats roll over Bucks - Bowman scorches nets for 37

Houghton Lake senior Mike Bowman recorded a career-high 37 points as he led Houghton Lake to a 61-50 win over Roscommon Tuesday night. More...

CHECKING DAMAGE

Roscommon County Sheriff Francis "Fran" Staley, Undersheriff Randy Stevenson and Deputy Eric Tiepel look over one of the two snowmobiles involved in the fatal accident Saturday. Staley said there was no apparent mechanical cause for the accident. More...

WHAT'S IT REALLY LIKE?

Students in Chris Sura's drama class at Houghton Lake High School had the opportunity last week to ask film producer Rich Brauer and actor Joey Albright questions about movie making and acting. More...

HEAT OF BATTLE

Roscommon wrestler Derek Bradley (top) applies pressure on the way to pinning Gladwin's Dan McCowen during a 189-pound bout at the Jack Pine Conference Championship Tournament at Farwell Saturday. More...

FLYING ON THE BASE LINE

Kirtland guard Tony Brown (12) flys into a reverse lay-up during the Firebirds' game against Delta College at Houghton Lake High School Saturday. Brown scored 20 points against the Pioneers, along with nine assists and seven rebounds. More...

Lorreta A. Bommarito

Lorreta A. Bommarito, 98, Prudenville, died Feb. 15, 2006, at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home. Father John Ladd will officiate a service Monday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Prudenville. Burial will be in White Chapel... 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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