February 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Bobcat boosters rally for ‘emergency’ funds

In an almost telethon-like atmosphere, the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters sought donations and suggestions for fund-raisers to fund spring sports in an “emergency” meeting Tuesday. More...

Area’s recreation featured in ‘Great Getaways’ Saturday

The Houghton Lake/Ros-common area will be featured on the PBS television show Great Getaways to be aired next weekend. The show is hosted by Tom O’Boyle, of Great Getaways, and is a 30-minute feature on the area. More...

School board files unfair labor practice

Citing the failure of the Houghton Lake Education Association to “bargain in good faith,” the Houghton Lake Board of Education unanimously supported a motion to file an unfair labor practice complaint against the union Monday. More...

Board approves borrowing of $3 million

In concert with its deficit reduction plan, the Houghton Lake Board of Education approved a motion Monday to borrow $3 million against anticipated tax revenue to provide operating income. More...

Staff, students, public to help set criteria for new G-H admin

Gerrish-Higgins School District employees, students and residents will have a chance next month to express their ideas on the qualities the district’s next superintendent should have. More...

Firebirds complete Alpena sweep

Chelsey Williams dropped in a team-high 18 points and Rena Barnett added 16, including four three-point baskets, to help lift Kirtland’s Lady Firebirds to a 74-63 victory over rival Alpena Community College. More...

Winning WinterFest whitefish just makes entry deadline

Gabe Williams entered a 24 1/4-inch whitefish five minutes before the Roscommon-Higgins Lake WinterFest fishing contest ended Saturday to win first prize in the whitefish division. More...

Huge second half, Carey’s 38 lifts Rosco over Lake City

The Roscommon Bucks went from Dr. Jeckel to Mr. Hyde Tuesday night as they went from one point down at the half to 16-point victors. More...

Bobcats break cheerleading mark with 692.8

The Houghton Lake varsity cheerleaders broke out of the pack Saturday at the “Cheer on the Lake” invitational. More...

Chiefs end Bobcat wrestlers’ season in district victory 51-30

The Cheboygan Chiefs ended the Houghton Lake Bobcat’s wrestling season with a 51-30 victory over the Bobcats Feb. 15 at Grayling High School in the Team District Wrestling Tournament. More...

SLIDING THROUGH A SNOW DAY

Haley Czada, 13, (left) of Houghton Lake and her brother Zachary use a snow bank at the home of grandparents, Tom and Doris Baese, on Corral Street as a saucer sled run Friday. More...

SKIDDER SKIDS

A Leonard Forest Product truck driver was about five hours late to his destination Tuesday after the skidder he was hauling got snagged on the I-75 overpass as he headed for St. Helen. More...

WAITING ON THE COUNT

Houghton Lake's Robert Gillmore (top right) waits for the shoulders of Cheboygan's Jake Garret to settle to the mat during their first-round 103-pound match at Districts in Grayling Feb. 15. Gillmore pinned Garret in 39 seconds. More...

QUICK THINKING

Senior guard John Walsh saves possession for the Bucks by signaling for a timeout as he flies out of bounds during a Roscommon home stand against Lake City Feb. 21. More...

Walter R. Sikorski

Walter R. Sikorski, Houghton Lake, died at the age of 80 Feb. 21, 2006, at his home. Christler Funeral Home–Prudenville Chapel handled arrangements. A service will be held there Saturday, Feb. More...

Bessie Zinker

Bessie Zinker, 94, Prudenville, died Feb. 22, 2006, at King Nursing Centre. The Rev. Phil Williams will officiate a service Friday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. at Christler Funeral Home–Prudenville Chapel. More...

Special Sections

County building plans, financing move ahead

Roscommon County Commissioners approved Wednesday three motions to move ahead with plans for expansion of the county building in Roscommon. More...

Union leaders submit revised recall charges

Leaders of two Houghton Lake Community Schools employee unions Tuesday filed revised language for petitions seeking the recall of four board of education members. More...

‘Working together’ goal of new interim superintendent

Coaxed out of retirement with the help of Interim Superintendent John Walkley, former Traverse City Area Public Schools Superintendent James Pavelka will take over the reigns of Houghton Lake Community Schools today (Thursday). More...

Gerrish-Higgins Board okays changes in graduation requirements, report cards

The Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of education Feb. 15 approved a high school graduation requirement change and a new report card for third and fourth graders. More...

For commercial property — Assessors must raise values average of 13%, county says

Owners of commercial property will see the biggest increases this year in assessment change notices which are being mailed to Roscommon County residents. More...

Lumberjacks use OT to avenge earlier season loss to Firebirds

It took an extra five minutes to accomplish it, but the Lumberjacks of Alpena Community College pulled off an avenging victory over the Kirtland Firebirds, Saturday, in Roscommon, racking up 14 points in overtime to win 111-102. More...

Buck netters win after ‘break’

Despite a “huge break” from volleyball last week thanks to snow days, the Roscommon varsity volleyball team dominated its competition Monday. More...

Upton qualifies for state

The 14th annual Brian Langlois Invitational Ski meet, sponsored by Mt. Pleasant High School at the Snow Snake Feb. 21, drew 10 boys teams and six girls teams, with the Roscommon boys and girls finishing fifth and fourth respectively. More...

Roscommon athlete named MHSAA scholarship winner

Roscommon High School senior Jessica Frankowski has been named a 2005-06 Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete for Class B. More...

Records continue to fall as Buck matmen advance

The Roscommon wrestling team is burning up the competitive mats in its post-season tournament competition setting team and individual records. In the team district tournament Feb. More...

SHOVING OFF

Two entrants in the Roscommon-Higgins Lake WinterFest's Cardboard Classic sled race get a push to start their slide at Pioneer Hill Saturday. Despite a near-zero temperature and a brisk wind, the event attracted a record number of kids' entries. More...

FIRST OF TWO

Roscommon's Joey Schneider (right) bowls over Viking opponent Steven Grove in the first of two 125-pound matches during Districts at Grayling Feb. 15. More...

FOCUSED ENERGY

The varsity Bobcats impressed the judges Saturday enough to earn a record-breaking 692.8 in Class B competitive cheer. "I was overwhelmed with their enthusiasm and teamwork. More...

ICY FISHING

Hunter Mires enters a perch in the Roscommon-Higgins Lake WinterFest fishing contest at the Higgins Lake Public Access Site Saturday. Mires' 9 3/4-inch fish won second place in the junior division for perch. More...

Frederick L. Steiner II

Frederick L. Steiner II, 81, Prudenville, died Feb. 23, 2006, at his home. The Rev. William Winter will officiate a service Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church. Christler Funeral Home–Prudenville Chapel handled arrangements. 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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