March 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring athletics a go thanks to Boosters

In a unanimous vote March 1, the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters said “yes” to spring sports for Houghton Lake athletes. With the vote, the Boosters agreed to pay the roughly $50,000 needed for spring sports. More...

Township officials recall target

A former Houghton Lake Ambulance employee Monday filed proposed petition language seeking the recall of three members of the Roscommon Township Board. Targeted are Supervisor Diane Randall, Clerk Barbara J. Stevenson and Trustee Dick Pastula. The... More...

Willard’s festival show to start airing on Travel Channel

The Travel Channel will air the first of “Fred Willard’s American Festivals” March 28 with the episode featuring Tip-Up Town, U.S.A. set to air later in April. More...

Staff, students, public weighing in on G-H search

Residents of the Gerrish-Higgins School District will have an opportunity to participate in the search for a new superintendent at an open forum scheduled for 7 p.m. March 16 in the Roscommon High School Cafeteria. Dr. More...

Merritt parents heard

Although the Merritt Elementary School is scheduled for closure after this school year some are hopeful ways can be found to salvage the school. Keeping the school open is the subject of a meeting March 16 of the Merritt Save Our School Committee. More...

Kirtland Firebirds honored, to play in All-Star games

Only the best players are invited to play in any conference’s end-of-season all-star game, and such is the honor for several Kirtland Community College Firebirds. More...

Carey wins JPC scoring title

Roscommon sharp-shooting junior Dane Carey took the Jack Pine Conference scoring title with 271 points over 14 conference games - a 19.4 points per game average. More...

Bucks bounced by Chiefs

The Cheboygan Chiefs’ offense was too much for the Roscommon Bucks as they fell 71-60 in Class B District 63 action Monday night in Cheboygan. “The effort was there, but we struggled to finish at the offensive end,” Coach M.J. More...

Panthers end Bobcats’ title hopes

The third time was not the charm for the Houghton Lake Bobcats Monday night at Gladwin as they fell to Standish Sterling Central in the opening round of high school district play, 64-49. More...

Bobcats cheer to sixth at competitive Regionals

Houghton Lake wrapped up the 2005-06 competitive cheerleading season Saturday in sixth place at Chippewa Hills High School, Remus, where 1.5 points was the difference between first and second place. With a score of 602.5, the Bobcats placed behind... More...

STOPPING THE BLEEDING

With the heart of his line-up being defeated during the first six matches in the state final round against Richmond, Roscommon Coach George LaFramboise looked to sophomore Trevor Tyler to stop the bleeding. More...

JUST THE SIGN

Employees of Denton Township may have wondered how far this car, driven by Robert Mitchell, 84, Houghton Lake, was going to go Monday as it headed for the front windows of the hall. More...

DRIVEN

Houghton Lake's Devyn Blanchard (4) releases the ball as Standish's Derek Fritz (40) readies for contact. Blanchard had seven points in the Bobcats' loss. More...

Spring Seasons

For spring festivities, home improvement, gardening and feature stories on Roscommon County, pick up a copy of the Resorter's Spring Seasons. Use it as a guide to Roscommon County this spring. More...

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Special Sections

Fitzgerald, Wiggins in top four at state Junior Miss

The Houghton Lake area was well represented Saturday at the 2006 Michigan Junior Miss program. Miss Houghton Lake Michelle Fitzgerald was named First Runner-up by the judges and she tied for the Spirit Award, which is voted on by the participants. More...

Sheriff defies board actions

Roscommon County Sheriff Francis “Fran” Staley says he will not abide by two decisions county commissioners made affecting his department Wednesday. More...

Houghton Lake woman’s trial for robbery opens today

A Houghton Lake woman faces trial today (Thursday) on charges of unarmed robbery, unlawfully driving away an automobile and conspiracy. Sharon K. More...

Randall to step in as assessor in Roscommon Township

Roscommon Township Supervisor Diane Randall will take over assessing duties for the former assessor, Amy Grundas, who resigned early to take on the reassessing of Lake Township. Grundas’ contract was to expire April 1. More...

Pavelka busy getting acquainted as new interim superintendent

Welcoming new Superintendent Jim Pavelka to the district Monday, Houghton Lake Board of Education President Jim Haf said he is “happy, excited, thrilled and scared.” “That makes two of us,” Pavelka said. More...

Pair of post-season losses end Firebirds’ seasons

Having sustained first-round losses in National Junior College Athletic Association tournament play, both Kirtland Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have now drawn their seasons to a close. More...

Bucks rebound from slow start for 8-point win over Beavers

After a slow start found the Roscommon varsity basketball squad down early 9-2, the Bucks responded with a 13-3 run to end the first quarter and grab the lead from Beaverton. More...

Bobcats’ JPC cage campaign ends with win over Gladwin

Two losses were too much for the Houghton Lake Bobcats to claim their third consecutive Jack Pine Conference basketball championship this season. More...

Bobcat netters lose in Districts

The Houghton Lake varsity volleyball squad’s season ended with a loss to Kalkaska in District play Saturday. The Bobcats fell in straight games, 25-10, 25-17 and 25-13, to the Blazers. More...

Bucks upended in final

Going as far as any team in any sport has ever gone in their school’s history, the Roscommon High School varsity wrestling team fought their way to the Division 3 State Final at Kellog Arena in Battle Creek Saturday afternoon. More...

PRE-DAWN PROPPING

Pilot Louis Champeau of Houghton Lake attempts to get the engine on his 1941 Taylor Craft to kick over on a very cold Tuesday morning in front of his hangar at the Houghton Lake Airport. More...

DID THEIR BEST

Senior Buck wrestler Gregg Janisse (on mat) goes through a tough battle with Richmond's Lance Pitcel during the last match of the final round. Janisse lost the match, 4-2. More...

A LOT TO CHEER

Roscommon Head Coach George LaFramboise and assistant coaches Tony Diola, Craig Domsitz and Dave DeLay react to Kody Diola's semi-final pin. Diola pinned Buchanan opponent Travis Reith in the semi-final round. More...

Marie M. Schmitz

Marie M . Schmitz, 87, died at Prudenville her home March 8, 2006. Father John Ladd will officiate a service at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m. 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

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