May 18, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Kirtland’s warbler, ivory-billed woodpecker to share stage at festival Saturday

From a population low of just a few hundred birds in the 1970s, the federally endangered Kirtland’s warbler has increased its numbers to almost 3,000 today. More...

Graduation Sunday at HLHS

Commencement exercises for Houghton Lake High School’s Class of 2006 will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school gymnasium. One-hundred and twelve seniors are expected to graduate. More...

‘Low morale’ cited in road board motion

A six-point motion covering several employment issues at the Roscommon County Road Commission sparked debate among commissioners, employees and the audience May 11th. More...

County opens bids for courts complex

Most of the 13 bids opened for construction of an addition to the Roscommon County Building Tuesday were “lower than expectations,” according to Equalization Director Ron Eno, who is coordinating the project. More...

EXPLORING ANCIENT ARTS

Students in Susan Lambert's exploratory art class at Houghton Lake High School had a chance to try their hand at the ancient arts of flint knapping and spear throwing under the tutelage of Dan Hovater of Grass Lake Wednesday morning. More...

LONG LINE OF CUSTOMERS

Volunteer Jack Sampson looks over a bike brought in by Michael Ward, 10, of Houghton Lake before it was taken to the tune-up area. More...

QUITE A FIGHT

It took quite a while for Tyler Lenhart, 11, of Farwell to bring in this 35-inch carp with a rod and reel loaded with six pound test line. His mom, Korina Lenhart, who was fishing with him at the Reedsburg Dam Flooding at around 1 p.m. More...

Bucks second at Cheboygan soccer invitational

The Roscommon varsity soccer squad started the Cheboygan Invitational on a sour note, falling to Cheboygan 4-0, but managed to win their next two games to take a second place finish in the tournament. More...

Great games haven’t been wins for beleagured Buck’s nine

Although the Roscommon Bucks’ varsity baseball team has played some great games those plays haven’t turned into victories for Coach Derek Smitz’s squad. More...

Bowman leads Bobcats over Vikes

Mike Bowman accounted for two of Houghton Lake’s five RBIs and also struck out four Vikings to lead the Bobcats to victory with his bat and his arm in game one of the May 12 double header at Grayling. More...

Bucks fall to Hornets, Beavers in double dual track meet

The Roscommon boys track team lost to Harrison and Beaverton in a double dual track meet at Beaverton May 10. The Bucks lost by similar margins to both schools, losing 105-56 to Beaverton, and falling 102-58 to Harrison. Roscommon vs. More...

Vikings’ 70 strokes better than Bucks in golf match

Roscommon’s varsity golf squad was topped by Grayling 252-182 in action at Grayling Country Club Monday. Beth Freer shot a 48 to lead the Bucks and finished fourth overall. More...

Special Sections

G-H trims field of candidates to two

Members of the Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education this week will be visiting the home districts of two superintendent candidates they chose May 10 for second interviews. Board members will visit Beal City Public Schools, where Robert J. More...

Police suspect overdose in death

Police are investigating the death of a 36-year-old Houghton Lake woman found dead in an apartment last week. Early May 11, Georgina A. Howard, 36, was found on a couch in her apartment at Sandhill Manor, Prudenville. More...

Merritt students speak on Mackinac experience

Merritt Elementary School students learned lessons about Michigan’s history in a real-world way when they visited Mackinac Island and Fort Michilimackinac earlier this month. More...

Cotterman joins race for commission seat

Both Republican and Democratic voters in Denton Township will have a choice of candidates for nominations for Dist. 5 Roscommon County Commissioner in the August primary election. Craig Cotterman this week joined Lowell Souder in the race for the... More...

BRAIN EXPLORATION

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School eighth graders (left to right) Elise Brotebeck and Randy Henderson get expert help during their dissection of a sheep's brain from Susan Schwerin, a graduate student in neuroscience at Northwestern University in C More...

POWER OUT

Roscommon's Kristina Forreider knocks a shot out of the sand during play at Grayling Country Club Monday against Grayling. Forreider shot a 56 for the Bucks, finishing sixth overall. The Vikings topped the Bucks 252-182. More...

Pressure Crack holds on despite giant comeback by Shenanigan’s

Shenanigan’s took a substantial lead into the final inning against Pressure Crack on May 15, but Pressure Crack tied the game in the top of the inning in a wild comeback which saw eight runners cross the plate for the away team. More...

Junior ’Cats split with G’s

After falling 12-8 in their first game against Gladwin Monday night, the Houghton Lake junior varsity softball squad rebounded with a 20-5 home win. Coach Tom Blanchard’s squad moved to 6-6 overall with the split. More...

Bobcat softball swept by Grayling, Gladwin

The Houghton Lake varsity softball team scored just six total runs in their last four games, all losses. The ’Cats were outscored 24-6 in two games against Grayling on May 12 and 22-0 in two games against Gladwin on May 16. More...

Boys pick up first JPC thinclad win

Houghton Lake’s track teams split their double dual meets May 16 with Meridian and Farwell. The Bobcat boys defeated Meridian 87-75 for their first Jack Pine Conference win of the season but lost to Farwell 115-42. More...

Wiley breaks school shot record at Beaverton

Roscommon’s Caitlin Wiley set a school shot put record in a double dual track meet for Roscommon May 10. Wiley had a put of 33’10.75” bettering the old mark by a foot. More...

Meda M. Rosier

Meda M. Rosier, Saginaw Township, died at the age of 92 May 17, 2006. A service will be held Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, South Midland Road (M-47). The Rev. John W. Rauh will officiate. 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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