March 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

‘$700,000 operating loss a disaster’ - Hiring new finance chief ‘desperately needed’

As it carries out its 30-month deficit reduction plan, the Houghton Lake school district “desperately needs” to hire a highly qualified chief financial officer, according to financial consultant David Ogg in his final report to the school b More...

Jogger finds woman dead in driveway

Gerrish Township Police are investigating the death of an 86-year-old woman whose body was found frozen in her driveway March 11. Sgt. Brian Hill said a jogger discovered the body of Kathryn L. More...

2nd recall wording fails to pass test

The Roscommon County Election Commission Monday rejected for the second time proposed language for petitions seeking the recall of four members of the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education. More...

Roscommon Township recall wording to be heard March 21

March 21 is the date set by the Roscommon County Election Commission to rule on the clarity of proposed language for petitions seeking the recall of three members of the Roscommon Township Board. More...

Women’s softball league slated March 30 at Back Door

The Houghton Lake Women’s Softball League will hold a meeting March 30 at 7 p.m. at Back Door Saloon. More...

Roose third in state as six Bucks medal

Less than a week after helping lead their team to a second place finish in Division 3 State Team Wrestling Meet, a record six Roscommon Bucks earned medals at the State Individual Wrestling Tournament held at the Palace of Auburn Hills March 9, 10 an More...

TRAFFIC STOP

Officer Erin Kelley (right) explains traffic stop procedures to Jo Ellen Serum, with Mary Link playing the role of the driver during a Gerrish Township Citizens Police Academy session March 8. In the background, Sgt. More...

STATE CHAMP!

Hunter Mires, 10, didn't let the pressure of overtime get to him as he won the 10-year-old division Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Championship March 12 in Mt. Pleasant. More...

Russell B. Price

Services for Russell B. Price, 84, Roscommon, are scheduled for noon March 16 at Charles M. Engel VFW Post 4159, Roscommon. The funeral, with full military honors, will be under the auspices of the VFW post. Mr. Price died March 10, 2005, at his... More...

Isabelle Foster

Isabelle Foster, 70, Houghton Lake, died March 15, 2006, at Lakeview Lutheran Manor, Cadillac. The Rev. Bryan Thompson will officiate a service Monday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at Christler Funeral Home–Prudenville Chapel. More...

Special Sections

Board conducts 125th annual meeting– After 38 years, Gerrish police chief to retire

One of Michigan’s longest-serving police chiefs, Gerrish Township’s Jack Biggar, plans to retire later this year. More...

Jury deadlocks on conspiracy, acquits on two other charges

In a criminal case of he said-she said, the freedom of one Houghton Lake woman hung in the balance last week. After one and a half days of testimony, the jury in charge of determining whether Sharon K. More...

RHS Fine Arts Festival contiinues through March 21

Roscommon High School’s Fine Arts Festival, which began Tuesday, continues through March 21. Roscommon Middle School seventh and eighth grade band and choir students were scheduled to perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Complete reassessment budgeted at Markey

A complete reassessment of property in Markey Township is planned this year. The project is part of a 2006-07 general fund budget adopted by the township board after a public hearing Monday night. The budget anticipates revenue of $402,333 and... More...

AYSO soccer meeting Saturday

A meeting will be held March 19 for anyone interested in fall AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization). The meeting will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Denton Township Hall, next to Hub Supermarket. More...

STORY TIME

About 85% of Roscommon Elementary School students came to school in their pajamas March 10. More...

SPRING STRETCH

Senior Samantha Johnson leads the Houghton Lake High School boys and girls track teams in a butterfly stretch during the first day of practice Monday. More...

Yvonne Patricia Payne

A private funeral service for the family of Yvonne Patricia Payne, Roscommon, who died at the age of 68 March 11, 2006, was held at Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon. Mrs. Payne was born in Carp River Dec. More...

Kathryn ‘Kay’ Louise Cooper

Kathryn “Kay” Louise Cooper, 86, Higgins Lake, died March 9, 2006, at her residence. Private services have been held. Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, handled arrangements. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Mrs. More...

John B. Brady

John B. Brady, 50, Houghton Lake, died March 16, 2006, at Grayling Mercy Hospital. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 20, at noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, West Branch. Visitation is Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

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