May 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Class of 2006 recognized for academics, service

This year’s graduating class at Houghton Lake High School was one of the highest achieving academically. More...

Naval aviator’s service earned Navy Air Medal

When the Japanese Navy’s attack on Pearl Harbor was announced, Matt Heppler was at the movies with his future wife, Mary. More...

RHS student suspended for breaking tobacco, weapons rules

Possession of tobacco and a jack knife brought a 90-day suspension to a Roscommon High School student last week. More...

County awards contracts for construction, financing

Groundbreaking ceremonies for expansion of the Roscommon County Building are scheduled for June 7 following action by county commissioners Wednesday to award contracts for construction and financing. More...

Roscommon finishes fifth at conference meet, Houghton Lake finishes seventh

The Roscommon boy’s and girl’s track teams both finished in fifth place at the Jack Pine Conference meet May 23 at Gladwin, while both of the Houghton Lake teams finished seventh. More...

Bucks’ offense explodes in two soccer wins

The Roscommon soccer squad stepped up its defense and managed to shut out their opponents two games in a row, defeating Forest Area 2-0 on May 17 and Grayling 10-0 on May 19, improving their record to 8-7-1 on the year. More...

Frantz scores OT game-winner for Bobcats

Alycia Rhodes’s overtime kick just missed off the cross bar, but Brittany Frantz was there for the rebound, putting the game-winning goal in the back of the net and giving the Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad their seventh conference win of th More...

Pressure Crack defeats Back Door after furious comeback

Pressure Crack trailed 11-3 after three innings and 14-6 after four innings, but they scored 10 runs combined in the next two innings, while at the same time holding Back Door scoreless, to take a 16-14 lead that they would not give up. More...

Bobcat baseball drops two games to Clare

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball squad was defeated twice by Clare in action May 22. More...

Falcon bats boom in win

The Roscommon varsity softball team was outscored 25-2 by Ogemaw Heights in their double header May 23. The Bucks lost the first game 12-1 and the second game 13-1. Both games only lasted five innings due to the mercy rule. More...

Bobcats split with Pioneers

After losing their first game to Clare 9-4 the Houghton Lake Bobcats varsity softball team came back in the second game and put it all together to defeat the Pioneers 11-5. More...

Eight Roscommon thinclads qualify for State Track meet

Eight Roscommon Bucks will head to the Division 3 State Track & Field Meet at Comstock Park High School June 3. The men’s team finished third in Regionals at East Jordan May 20 where the eight qualified. More...

FIDDLING ON A MONDAY

Fiddle player Norm "Catfish" Davis, 74, of Gladwin belts out a two-step during the Monday Night Dance at the Merritt Golden Agers Senior Center May 22. For "More Fun Than Anyone" pick up a copy of this week's Resorter. More...

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Zachary Townsend, 12, Kalamazoo, and his grandfather, Jim Garlo, Roscommon, are introduced to an owl by Ken Poulson, 82, the Association to Rescue Kritters' oldest volunteer during last weekend's Kirtland's Warbler Festival at Kirtland Community Coll More...

SENIOR STROKE

Houghton Lake senior Justin Balyo pokes a single during action against Clare Monday. Balyo had a combined four hits on the evening but the Bobcats dropped both games to the Pioneers. More...

Frank Tugya

A service for Higgins Lake resident Frank Tugya, 89, who died May 23, 2006, will be held Friday, May 26, at Christler Funeral Home–Prudenville Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Father Bernard Tyler will officiate. More...

Special Sections

Grand Rapids principal tapped to lead Gerrish-Higgins Schools

After a career spent as a teacher and administrator at schools and universities mainly in urban areas, Dr. Millie Park Mellgren will return to her rural roots when she becomes superintendent of the Gerrish-Higgins School District in July. The... More...

Summer! Weekend activities signal start of season

A parade and ceremonies will mark Memorial Day 2006 in Roscommon County. At Houghton Lake, a parade Monday will recognize veterans while a service at Roscommon Tuesday will also honor veterans. More...

Memorial Day history tied to Civil War veterans

Memorial Day (or Decoration Day, as it was called in the beginning) originated as a time to pay homage to soldiers who died in the Civil War. Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, issued the first Memorial Day... More...

Bobcat weight room to open for football

Houghton Lake High School football players can get a jump on the upcoming gridiron season with summer weight room work. The high school’s weight room will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning May 30. More...

Roscommon golfers finish ninth at regionals

The Roscommon girls’ golf team finished in ninth place at the regionals at Glenbrier Golf Course in Perry. More...

Bucks unable to overcome Gladwin lead in 4-0 loss

After spotting Gladwin three goals in the first 20 minutes, the Roscommon varsity soccer squad tightened its defense but its offense never found the groove and the Bucks lost 4-0 Monday. More...

Penalty kicks hurt ‘Cats against Standish

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad was defeated by Standish-Sterling 2-0 in a non-conference game on May 18, but recovered the following day in a Northern Michigan Soccer League contest against the Forest Area Warriors, winning the game 5-0. More...

Bucks take two from Farwell, lose two to Ogemaw Heights

The Roscommon Bucks varsity baseball squad defeated Jack Pine Conference foe Farwell in both games of their May 22 double header. The Bucks defeated Farwell 9-3 in game one and 12-0 in game two. More...

JV ‘Cats outscored 32-7 by Clare in double header

Coach Tom Blanchard knew his JV ’Cats had to play well to challenge Clare. “We knew that Clare was going to be tough,” Blanchard said. More...

Roscommon softball splits with Farwell

The Roscommon varsity softball squad split games with Farwell in the May 22 double header, winning the first game 6-3 but falling to the Eagles in the second game 11-10 in a contest which went nine innings. More...

Running for the ’Cats - Circling Houghton Lake goal for Ratliff Saturday as he raises funds for the Boosters

When Bob Ratliff learned that Houghton Lake Schools were struggling to provide funding for their sports program, he wondered what he could do to help. More...

AVENGER PILOT REMEMBERS

Matt Heppler, 86, of Houghton Lake holds a scrap book of the missions he flew as a member of the US Navy's Air Group 2 during World War II. More...

HIGH FIVE

Senior Stephanie Foreman gives a supporter a high five during the recessional. More...

GOT HER

Houghton Lake's Kayla Pothoof (11) grabs the ball after catching an out at first base in the Bobcats' second contest against Clare Monday night. More...

SLIPPING PAST

Roscommon's Kathryn Waller slips past a Grayling defender Friday during the Bucks' 10-0 rout of the Vikings. Waller scored two goals in the Bucks' win. 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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