March 30, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Long-time sergeant to replace retiring Gerrish police chief

Sgt. Brian Hill, a 24-year veteran of the Gerrish Township Police Department, will become head of the department when Chief Jack Biggar retires later this year. More...

Progress - Union, board expected to reach tentative agreement

A weekend bargaining session may have bailed some water out of Houghton Lake Community Schools’ sinking ship. More...

Office hours, fringe benefits dominate Higgins

Despite questions about office hours and fringe benefits, Higgins Township residents approved 5% salary increases for all township board members at the township’s annual meeting March 27. More...

Richfield to seek grants for hall expansion

After eliminating a budget deficit and receiving hefty federal grants in the past fiscal year, the Richfield Township Board is setting its sites on more grant funds to expand or replace the township hall. More...

Drive for the ’Cats at golf outing May 13 at White Deer

Bobcat backers can hit the golf course and help raise money for the Houghton Lake Bobcats during the Bobcat Boosters’ 3rd annual golf outing May 13 at White Deer Country Club. More...

Teachers take on TV in cage contest

Houghton Lake Community Schools’ teachers and staff will take on TV 9 and 10 personnel in a charity basketball game to benefit the Bobcat Boosters Saturday at the high school. The fund-raising basketball game is set for 6 p.m. More...

GREAT EXPOSURE

(Right to left) PJ Steeby, Tip-up Town 2006 Queen Runner-up and co-chair, and guests Lynn Kohler and Chuck Sargent get a giggle out of a pair of plaid pants with Tip-up Town emblazoned across the seat while watching Fred Willard's American Festivals More...

THERAPEUTIC GARDENING

Kathleen A. Hughes of Grayling, representing the Michigan Horticultural Therapy Organization, demonstrates one of many tools which make gardening easier for elderly and handicapped people. More...

UP FOR TWO

Chase DeGroat, 9, of Houghton Lake Heights gets in some hoop action during some sunny, springlike weather Monday afternoon. More...

Dale L. Judd

A service for Dale L. Judd, Houghton Lake, will be held Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m. at Christler Funeral Home–Prudenville Chapel. Mr. Judd died at the age of 74 March 29, 2006, at his home. Burial will be in Maple River Cemetery, Owosso. More...

Special Sections

New Roscommon Township recall charges set for April 10 hearing

Revised petition language seeking the recall of three Roscommon Township officials will come before the Roscommon County Election Commission April 10. More...

Au Sable keeps officials’ pay, looks into emergency service

Residents of Au Sable Township voted to keep township official pay at last year’s level during the township’s annual meeting March 24. More...

Voters grant 5% raises to three at Lake Township

Although disagreement over whether or not their jobs should be considered full-time was a topic of debate, Lake Township residents rewarded their supervisor, clerk and treasurer with 5% pay increases Saturday at the township’s annual meeting. More...

Land deal for Camp Curnalia sewers up for DNR approval

State approval of two land transactions which would help clear the way for Higgins Lake’s first sewer system could come as early as next week. More...

Meet the Bobcats April 3

With practices underway, Houghton Lake High School spring sports will soon be in full swing. More...

AFTERNOON CRASH INJURES TWO

Ambulance, fire and police personnel from Denton Township work to extricate the occupants of a car involved in an accident at around 1:20 p.m. on M-55 at the Village Square shopping center Tuesday. More...

FISHERMAN RESCUED FROM BAD ICE

Ice fisherman Steve Brimmer, 63, of Merritt (in blue shirt) is brought to shore in a flat bottom boat by Roscommon Township Fire Department personnel after his all-terrain vehicle broke through the ice off Houghton Lake's South Shore Sunday. More...

PUTTING IT INTO PLAY

Roscommon High School varsity goalkeeper Audrey McGee puts the ball into play during a team practice Tuesday after school. More...

Franklin Eugene ‘Gene’ Myas

Franklin Eugene “Gene” Myas, 83, Roscommon, died March 29, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. Pastor Stephen Milam will officiate a service Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

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