March 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Bucks’ confidence backed by hard work

When the Roscommon High School wrestling team walks into Kellogg Arena Friday evening for the grand march with the other seven Division 3 quarterfinalist teams, there will be no question in their minds as to whether or not they belong there. More...

Snowmobiler dies after hitting tree

A Monroe snowmobiler was killed when his machine hit a tree on a trail near St. Helen Feb. 25. William J. More...

Senior citizen centers offer help with heating, homestead tax credit forms

Senior citizens can receive help with their Michigan Home Heating Credit and Michigan Homestead Property Credits at area senior centers. Seniors may call the Houghton Lake center at 366-9168, the St. More...

Sheltrown to solicit input from deer hunters Saturday

State Representative Joel Sheltrown (D-West Branch) will host a deer hunters’ town hall meeting in West Branch on Saturday to solicit input from hunters on measures to help restore the size of the Michigan deer herd. More...

Junior ’Cats add two wins

The Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad continued its winning ways, picking up two Jack Pine Conference wins in recent action. The Bobcats have won five of their last six games and are now 9-9 overall and 9-4 in JPC play. More...

High hopes in JPC tourney dashed for Bucks, finish 4th

After posting an 11-3 record in the Jack Pine Conference the Roscommon Bucks’ volleyball squad had high hopes for their JPC tournament games Saturday, but those hopes were dashed by losses to Gladwin and Clare. More...

Bobcat netters finish 5th in JPC

Houghton Lake’s varsity volleyball team ended its Jack Pine Conference competition with the league tournament Saturday at Gladwin finishing 6th in the tournament and 5th in the league with a 5-9 record. More...

Donahue registers 500th Firebirds end regular season with back-to-back wins

The Kirtland Community College Firebirds ended their regular season with back-to-back wins while Coach Glen Donaue notched his 500th junior college coaching victory. The Firebirds (14-16 overall) downed Macomb Community College Feb. More...

Buck matmen earn third trip to state wrestling tourney

The Roscommon High School Wrestling Team will head to Battle Creek for the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Team State Championships for the third consecutive season after defeating Benzie Central (64-18) and then Ishpeming (61-18) in More...

District cage play opens March 6 for ’Cats, Bucks

The Houghton Lake Bobcats will shoot for another Michigan High School Athletic Association district title when they open play March 6 in Gladwin. More...

Falcons slip past Bobcats in extra minutes, 76-74

Back-to-back games are unusual for high school basketball teams and back-to-back overtime games are even more rare. But the Houghton Lake Bobcats found themselves in such a situation Tuesday night against Ogemaw Heights. More...

Bobcats need overtime to swat Hornets in JPC cage contest

It took overtime but the Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad was able to defeat Harrison Monday night 69-65 in a make-up Jack Pine Conference contest. The host Bobcats were supposed to meet the Hornets Feb. More...

FIRING LINE

Houghton Lake Middle School eighth grader David Roberts, assisted by coach Tom Baese, aims for his target at the Houghton Lake Sportsman Club Thursday during Houghton Lake Middle School's Enrichment Days. More...

DEFENSIVE GRAB

Houghton Lake's Jake Blanchard (25) grabs a defensive rebound during fourth quarter action against Harrison Monday night. Blanchard had five rebounds and nine points in the Bobcats 69-65 overtime win. More...

UP AGAINST IT

Roscommon forward Geoff Gaylor (22) hampers a lay-up attempt by Pinconning's Nicholas Bartys (4) during the Buck's home game Tuesday night. Coach M.J. Ewald said Gaylor played a "tremendous" game in the Bucks' 53-52 loss. More...

SURVIVOR CHALLENGE

Mathew Letson, fourth grader at Prudenville Elementary, jumps rope in Mr. Kerry Lambert's gym class, hoping to beat his record; he managed to jump for three minutes, 10 seconds. More...

Special Sections

Lake voters to decide officials’ pay

Three of Lake Township’s five officials are seeking a 5% raise for 2006-07. The board passed a resolution approving the increases, pending final approval by the public at the annual meeting March 25. More...

First Nokomis graduation

When a child is born, one of the first things he learns is how to crawl. Then he takes his first steps in learning how to walk. He may stumble along the way, but with help and support in achieving his dreams, someday he will learn how to fly. More...

Boosters to vote on spring sports

A fund-raiser meeting of the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters was planned for Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the high school library. On the agenda: Whether to fund spring sports. More...

Falcons win on last-second shot

Ogemaw Heights scored on a last second drive to squeak past the Houghton Lake junior varsity squad, 48-46. More...

’Cats place seventh at Breckenridge

The Houghton Lake varsity cheerleading team placed seventh out of 12 teams at Breckenridge High School Saturday. Their score of 630.6 was one of their best this year and their last in regular season competition. More...

Rosco, Bobcat play Saturday in districts

Houghton Lake and Roscommon volleyball squads will hit the court Saturday in Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Class B District No. 63 play. More...

Lady Firebirds end regular season with win over Macomb

Kirtland Community College’s Lady Firebirds basketball team capped an up-and-down season on a high point by defeating Macomb Community College 76-68 on Feb. 21, in Warren. More...

Record eight Rosco wrestlers headed to individual tourney

Roscommon High School will send a record setting eight wrestlers to the Individual State Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills March 10 and 11 after qualifying at the Regional Tournament at Standish Feb. 25. More...

Mustang’s defense takes toll on cold shooting Bucks

The Roscommon Buck offense was as cold as the weather outside and Meridian’s defense was hot as the Mustangs downed the Bucks 53-27, Feb. 22 at Meridian. More...

Farwell, Pinconning slide past Bucks in close cage contests

Roscommon’s varsity basketball squad came out on the losing end of two close cage contests over the past week. Against Farwell Friday night, the visiting Bucks fell short by three points, 61-58 in the Jack Pine Conference contest. More...

Bobcats pin Pioneers by 20

Houghton Lake senior Devyn Blanchard scored 13 points in the first half to lead the Bobcats to a 61-41 victory Feb. 24 at Clare. The Bobcats led 14-6 after the first quarter before an 18-point second stanza put them up 32-20 at the half. More...

HANDING IT OVER

Nokomis graduate Joe Friguglietti accepts his temporary diploma from Director Debra Jones and teacher Paull Fry Friday. The certificate will be replaced with a formal diploma in a couple of months. More...

WORKING HARD

Roscommon teammates Jon Domsitz (left) and John Floeter take it to each other during practice Tuesday. More...

EXOTIC INSTRUMENTS

Two Roscommon Elementary School students play rattles made from goats' toenails while Bob Allison of The Storytellers demonstrates a "talking drum" during an assembly, "A World of Music and Stories," Feb. 23. More...

20TH IN SLALOM

Roscommon High School's Stu Upton finished 20th in the slalom at the State Meet Monday at Nub's Nob, Harbor Springs. Competiting in the B, C, D finals, he had a "great day" with a 20th place finish out of 67 racers, according to Coach Matt Nester. 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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