August 3, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Kirtland signs HL’s Loney, Grayling’s Petersen to play

Since the final buzzer rang in March, ending the season for her women’s basketball team, Kirtland Firebirds coach Teresa Stuck has been traveling the highways and byways of Michigan – and beyond – searching for scholar-athletes to play More...

British soccer camp coming; registration deadline Friday

Challenger Sports of England will conduct a Houghton Lake Soccer Camp Aug. 14-18 at the Denton Township Rotary Soccer Fields. The camp will hold sessions for soccer players age four to 18. More...

Basketball tryouts begin August 14

Houghton Lake High School girl’s basketball tryouts will begin on August 14 at the Houghton Lake High School gymnasium. Tryouts for the varsity team will be from 8 to 11 a.m. and tryouts for 9th and 10th grade girls will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Shenanigan’s, Limberlost post women’s league victories

Only two games were reported in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo Pitch Softball League, Thursday night. Shenanigan’s defeated EZ-Built Homes 7-3 and Limberlost downed Sergeant & Sons 12-7. More...

F&T, Old Town one-run victors in men’s softball league play

Despite scoring runs in all seven innings Monday night Long Branch Saloon came up a run short in their game with F&T Roofing, 18-17 in Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League action. More...

County fair to open Friday

Activities for all ages, including a mud bog racers show, are planned during the Roscommon County Fair tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. The fair will be held at the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds on Ballanger Road in Roscommon. More...

Step back in time with Village Days

Houghton Lake will turn back time this weekend as the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society’s Village Days kick off Friday. The 34th annual event will run Friday through Sunday at the society’s village located on M-55. More...

Heat wave, storm cause discomfort, some damage

A heat wave followed by violent thunderstorms caused discomfort and inconvenience to Roscommon County residents in general and more serious problems for some this week. More...

Theft ring broken with arrests here

A lucky break, combined with investigative work by Denton Township police and other officers, culminated in the arrests July 27 of three fraud suspects, one of them a juvenile. More...

CAMPER SMASHED

The front bunk of a fifth wheel trailer owned by Paul Lucke, Pinconning, was destroyed in a fast moving storm at South Higgins Lake State Park early Wednesday morning. More...

HEADING DOWN THE BACK

Mel Bair, on bike 83B, gets on the throttle after coming out of the first turn as Danny Koelsch of Standish tries to get past him on the inside during a race at the Gladwin County Fairgrounds Friday night. More...

STRETCH AND CATCH

Bud Light Coach Jim Wendel looks on as Tin Fish first baseman Rob Rodgers stretches to make the third out in the second inning at Denton Township Field Monday evening. More...

Special Sections

Soccer conditioning begins August 7

Houghton Lake Bobcats varsity boys soccer conditioning, led by new head coach Scott Bockelman, will begin on August 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the practice field behind Collins Elementary. Bring completed sports physicals with you. More...

Cheerleading try-outs start Monday

Cheerleading try-outs for Houghton Lake High School’s fall 2006 season will take place Aug. 7-9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school. Positions will be filled on both varsity and JV squads. The season begins Aug. 24 for JV and Aug. More...

Fall sport practices set to begin

Fall practices for the Houghton Lake High School athletic teams will begin next week. Cheerleading tryouts will run Aug. 7-9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Golf team practice will start Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. at the White Deer Country Club. More...

Mike’s defeats Old Town to win softball tournament

The Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League tournament on July 29 and July 30 ended with Mike’s Auto Body & Glass in the winner’s circle, narrowly defeating Old Town Tavern 19-18 in the championship game. More...

Transportation board seeks ‘equitable’ share of funds

Unsatisfied with the amount of state and federal money funneled through the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Roscommon County Transportation Authority intends to escalate its efforts to obtain funding. More...

Road board chooses five for interviews

Roscommon County Road Commissioners plan to interview five finalists for manager at a special meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. More...

New machines to make voting easier for handicapped residents in Tuesday’s primary

Roscommon County voters who have handicaps should find it easier to cast ballots in next Tuesday’s primary election. More...

Police presence promised at ‘Bash’

After beefed-up patrols led to a tamer Bud Bash 2005, law enforcement officers plan to follow the same course of action this weekend at the annual event. Police made 120 arrests over the four-day event held at the Limberlost Lounge. More...

Curiosity saves woman as tree smashes camper

Unlike the cat, curiosity may have saved the life of an Augusta, MI, woman at South Higgins Lake State Park early Wednesday morning when a quick moving thunderstorm hit. The park had more than 45 trees either break off or blow down. More...

SPLASH DOWN

One-year-old Laila Lane experiences the "Ahhhhh" factor as her mother Melinda Pollard of Houghton Lake splashes her down off the Heights Beach in Roscommon Township Monday. More...

CHAINSAWS AT TWILIGHT

Roscommon County Road Commission worker Leon Terrian saws a huge oak tree as co-worker Barry Brown holds a light on it. More...

SYLVAN SETTING

Hot rods and classics of all descriptions had a woodland setting at the second annual Special Olympics Car Show on the grounds of the Houghton Lake Eagles Club Saturday. 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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