June 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Balanced offense enough for Sergeants in win

Vicki Nevills was the winning pitcher and Sandy Maples the catcher as Sergeant & Son’s Excavating defeated Select Specialty Hospital 15-6 in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League action on June 22. More...

Manor’s game-winning RBI gives F&T the edge over Bud Light

F&T and Bud Light combined for just seven runs in F&T’s 4-3 victory – one of the lowest scoring games the men’s softball league has had this year – but that didn’t take away from the excitement. More...

Gandolfi to step down as chair of ambulance authority

Houghton Lake Ambulance Authority Chairman Bob Gandolfi recently announced that he will step down as chairman of the authority. More...

Gerrish-Higgins Board praises retiring superintendent

School superintendents are more accustomed to hearing complaints than applause, but Gerrish-Higgins Schools’ Donald Mick received a standing ovation at the district’s board of education meeting June 21. More...

Lake Board hears good fishing report from local businessman

The fishery in Houghton Lake is alive and well, but could always stand a little improvement according to Lyman Foster, owner of Lyman’s on the Lake Bait and Tackle. More...

Freedom Festival to be held at new sites on Fourth of July

Roscommon’s annual Freedom Festival will be held as usual on the Fourth of July, but many events will be at different locations than in the past. More...

AIMING FOR A CURE

Regina Freshwater, 7, and Justin Lee, 9, both of Houghton Lake take their shots at the "Resorter Sand Wedges" putter golf Saturday during the Relay for Life of Roscommon County at Bobcat Field. More...

COLORFUL GREETING

The Cat In the Hat waves to a young Houghton Lake Public Library patron and her mother after giving them a balloon June 22 during the "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales" Summer Reading Program kick off. More...

HOW IT'S DONE

Mark Vick, a 1995 graduate of Houghton Lake High School and an assistant coach of the Oakland University Golden Gizzlies men's basketball team, goes over a passing drill with the young participants of his Mark Vick Championship Basketball Camp at Hou More...

Stanley Paul Long, Jr.

Stanley Paul Long Jr., 55, died June 24, 2006, at his home in Merritt. Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. June 28 at the Young Funeral Home, Lake City. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mr. More...

Special Sections

Bobcat football meeting to take place July 6

A meeting for all Houghton Lake High School football players going into grades 9-12 is scheduled for July 6 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in the high school weight room and it is important for those planning on playing to attend. More...

Gerrish-Higgins/Roscommon all-school reunion July 8

Classmates and former staff members of the school district will gather July 8 for the 11th all-school reunion at the CRAF Center, Roscommon. The gathering is from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Police looking for suspect in Carter’s break-in

Troopers from Michigan State Police Post 75, Houghton Lake were looking for a suspect Wednesday afternoon in a breaking and entering at the Carters Plus Store, Houghton Lake, that occurred earlier in the day. In a press release Tpr. More...

Despite deficit budgets, G-H still has fund balance

The Gerrish-Higgins School District’s general fund balance shrank by an estimated $482,610 during the 2005-06 fiscal year and is expected to lose another $398,276 in 2006-07, but the district should still have $2.7 million in the bank a year fro More...

Put ’em in writing, board tells workers about complaints

Put it in writing. That is Roscommon County Road Commission Chairman Michael Van Wormer’s latest proposal for handling employee complaints, which have proliferated over the last two months. More...

Get ready for a fun-filled 4th

From a chance at $25,000 for catching a fish to fireworks to the Roscommon Freedom Festival, there is plenty to do this Independence Day weekend — and week. More...

GETTING READY FOR THE FOURTH

Brandy Daugherty, 33, of Houghton Lake and daughter Ciara, 1, arrange fireworks at their families' stand on M-55 between Cottage and Burrill streets Wednesday afternoon. More...

HUDDLE UP

Houghton Lake High School Varsity Football Head Coach Aaron Seiser calls the play for a group of middle schoolers to run as assistant coach Tom Garrett looks on. Over 40 kids participated in Seiser's three-day camp for 3-8 grade kids last week. More...

TURN AND SHOOT

Back Door Saloon second baseman Bob Rickard turns and fires to first during a game against the Pressure Crack at the Knapp Road softball fields Monday. The double play attempt was successful, but the Pressure Crack went on to win 10-5. 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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