July 27, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Sparks Brothers Electric crushes E-Z Built Homes 22-2

Sparks Brothers Electric defeated E-Z Built Homes by 20 runs in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball action on July 20. Ayme Combs led the offensive attack for Spark’s Brothers, batting 5-5 for the game. More...

Family fair raises more than $7,000 for Boosters

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters raised more than $7,000 Saturday afternoon at a “Family Fun Fair,” the culmination of a weeks-long raffle ticket sale for a tent camper and other big prizes. More...

Gladwin legion falls one win short of district title; Dombrowski, Rumsey, Seaford on squad

The Gladwin American Legion Post #171 summer baseball team had two chances to take home the District title on July 24, but fell short in both games to finish runner-up. More...

Federal funds to help marine patrol

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department Marine Patrol has received an unexpected–and apparently long overdue–financial shot in the arm. More...

Car show to benefit Area 4 Special Olympics

The second annual Special Olympics Car Show, benefiting Area 4 Special Olympics, will take place July 29 at the Houghton Lake Eagles from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Toys to wishes - Sale benefits Make-a-Wish

The Michael Ignat family of Prudenville decided to make a difference this summer by raising money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. More...

HLCS Replacement found? - Retired superintendent, general interviewed

On the heels of the news that Houghton Lake Community Schools’ Superintendent Jim Pavelka will be stepping down earlier than he expected, the school board held an interview with a candidate Monday for his replacement. Peter B. More...

KIDS HELPING KIDS

Kyle Bates, 12 (foreground), buys a cookie and a lemonade at the Ignat family's garage sale. The Bates, Lamer and Stimac families had contributed to the sale, the proceeds from which were donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. More...

DELIVERING HEAT

Playing for American Legion Post #171, Roscommon's Stash Dombrowski delivers a pitch Monday against Midland Berryhill in district action in Gladwin. More...

Special Sections

Huge fifth lifts Bud Light over Funky Turtle, 19-8

Bud Light defeated Funky Turtle 19-8 in Houghton Lake Men’s Slo Pitch Softball League action Monday, scoring 12 of their 19 runs in the fifth inning. More...

Bobcats to start gridiron practice Aug. 7

The Houghton Lake Bobcats will start football practice Aug. 7 at 8 a.m. Players who have not been issued a helmet can pick one up during weight room hours on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 6 p.m. Players must also have a physical in order to... More...

Lyon citizens not satisfied with promise of new dock

Lyon Township will install a dock at its Townline Road boat ramp now that a dock placed there without authorization has been removed, Supervisor Paul Tatro said at the township board’s July 19 meeting. More...

Board plans to continue aquatic plant control

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board Tuesday approved a five-year management plan that calls for a continued aquatic plant control program costing $400,000. The board took the action after conducting a public hearing at the Denton Township Hall. More...

‘Frozen Stupid’ tickets on sale at Pines Theatre

The reception promises to be a warm one at the world premiere of Michigan filmmaker Rich Brauer’s anticipated new movie, “Frozen Stupid.” The premiere showing will be at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the Pines Theatre, Houghton Lake. More...

ATF arrests Heights resident

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) arrested a Houghton Lake Heights man Wednesday morning on a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. More...

LOADING UP

Dallas Tevis (in car) inches his 1932 Ford Roadster forward on a trailer under the direction of neighbor Mike Rabideau earlier this week. More...

MORE ACCESSIBLE

Rick Markel of Hodgins Asphalt Paving Co., West Branch, maneuvers his roller over new asphalt on a trail near the gazebo at the Gahagan Nature Preserve in Roscommon Tuesday. More...

WHALLOPING A DOUBLE

Michelle Hans of Hans & Feet eyes the incoming pitch before knocking back a double. Hans batted 3-4 in her squad's 20-2 win over Select Specialty Hospital Thursday night. More...

WATER BALLOON TOSS

Holly Noffsinger attempts to catch a toss from Cameron Warner (not shown) in the water balloon contest Saturday at the Bobcat Boosters Family Fun Fair. The fair raised about $7,000 for Houghton Lake Community Schools' athletics program. 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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