April 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Road board’s Burns asks for change in title

After seven years as manager-chief financial officer of the Roscommon County Road Commission, Gloria J. Burns has asked to be reassigned to her former position as office manager by June 1. More...

Along M-55 corridor - Officials suggest ways to improve safety, access

Question: What has about six times the number of driveways recommended per mile based on national standards? Answer: M-55 between Federal Avenue and North M-18. More...

G-H Board to narrow field of 22 for superintendent interviews

The Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education will have 22 applicants to choose from when it decides next Monday who to interview as potential replacements for retiring Superintendent Donald Mick. More...

Mead, Nellist, Smolarz running for reelection

Three more Roscommon County Commissioners filed for reelection Tuesday. Chairman Larry Mead of Dist. 2 (Gerrish and Higgins Townships) is seeking the Republican nomination for another term. Running for Democratic nominations for reelection are... More...

Blue Devils pound Bobcats with five first half goals

The Gaylord Blue Devils scored five goals in the first 25 minutes en route to a 7-0 win over the host Houghton Lake Bobcats soccer squad April 12. More...

WHEELS TURNING

Shane Page, 11, of Prudenville works on a bicycle in the driveway of his friend Jobe Lodge on a sunny Monday afternoon. The boys were swapping parts, painting frames and making other modifications to their rides as they enjoyed spring break. More...

GOOD BLACK DIRT

Ron and Roger Miller of Houghton Lake load topsoil at the compost site Monday afternoon. Ron said they were using the soil to help build their lawn. More...

SPRING SPIN

Justin, 13, Samantha, 11, and Vanessa Hawthorne, 8, of Prudenville spin away some of their spring break at Denton Township Beach Monday afternoon. More...

Irene E. Pennington

Houghton Lake resident Irene E. Pennington, 53, died April 19, 2006 at her home. Private family services have been conducted. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on Jan. 8, 1953, she was the daughter of Joseph and Miriam (Lintula) Lawless. More...

Special Sections

Family eager to greet marine home from Iraq

Lance Cpl. James D. Seaman, a 2004 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, had hoped to be home from Iraq in time for his mom’s birthday April 24. More...

Appeals Court strikes mooring

The Michigan Court of Appeals last week dealt another blow to Lyon Township’s third attempt at an ordinance governing use of road ends for access to Higgins Lake. Although the Appeals Court judges ruled that 34th Circuit Judge Michael J. More...

Property value growth rate dips as state takes its land off rolls

A change in the way the state-owned land is accounted for was the major factor in property values in Roscommon County growing last year at the slowest rate since 1992, Equalization Director Ron Eno told county commissioners April 12. More...

Cooperation is the key to recycling operations

While curbside pick-up of recyclable items isn’t likely in Roscommon County any time soon, Barb Stauffer, county recycling coordinator, said units of government, businesses and service organizations continue to work to make recycling as convenie More...

Buck soccer squad starts slow

The Roscommon varsity soccer squad is still seeking its first win after being outscored 11-1 in their first two games of the season. In the season opener, April 13, at Suttons Bay, the Bucks fell 7-1. More...

LAYING INK

The names of Lisa Desnoyers' children, Tabitha and Zachary, become a permanent part of her anatomy under the hand of veteran tattoo artist Charles Johnson, 60, of Houghton Lake. More...

FILLING IT UP

Matthew Bennett, 3 1/2, works to fill his Easter basket during the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society's egg hunt Saturday. More...

IRON GIRL

Roscommon midfielder Allissa McPhail (5) gets the pass off as Clare's Kassi McConnell makes contact during the Bucks' home game Tuesday evening. 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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