August 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Kirtland seeks cross-country runners

The Kirtland Community College Athletic Department is looking for runners who would like to participate on the college’s intercollegiate cross-country running team while enrolled at Kirtland. More...

Sparks Brothers score 26 runs in softball win over Basic Communications

A 12 run rally in the top of the fifth inning propelled Sparks Brothers Electric to a solid 26-6 victory over Basic Communications in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo Pitch Softball League action on Aug. 10. More...

Meet the ’Cats Monday at HLHS; Meet the Bucks Tuesday at RHS

Houghton Lake High School will hold its fall “Meet the Team” night Monday, Aug. 21 in the high school gymnasium. The annual event will start at 7 p.m. BUCKS Meet the team night for Roscommon High School will be Tuesday, Aug. 22. More...

Luther seeks village trustee seat

Only one race for a seat on the Roscommon Village Council developed by Tuesday’s candidate filing deadline. Beverly Luther will compete with incumbents Lawrence Cook, Michael Butler and Patricia Seaman for three four-year trustee positions. More...

Board begins search for superintendent

Searching for its fifth superintendent in less than a year, the Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday prioritized characteristics it would like to see in a new district leader. More...

‘Frozen Stupid’ premiere Friday

So you want to be in pictures? The Houghton Lake area residents who signed up as extras for the film, “Frozen Stupid,” as well as their friends and family, may want to attend the premiere of the Rich Brauer film Friday. More...

Negotiations continue — Doors closed to fact-finding

The fact-finding process began in earnest Monday for the Houghton Lake Education Association and members of the Houghton Lake Board of Education’s negotiation team. More...

ALTERNATIVE BALLGAME

Brian Reicks (left) a member of the Church League Champion team the Markey Baptist Gold Team (also a soccer referee), is put out by members of the Church League Allstars with a soccer ball during the annual Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity benef More...

GETTING DOWN TO IT

Roscomon junior running back John Floeter (34) focuses on the Grayling Vikings as he and his teammates participate in a set of push-ups during a conditioning period euphamistically known as "the circle of pain" during practice Monday. More...

John R. ‘Jack’ Fitzgerald

John R. “Jack” Fitzgerald, 77, Higgins Lake, died Aug. 15 at his home, surrounded by his family, after a four-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. More...

Special Sections

Middle school basketball tryouts to begin Aug. 28

Houghton Lake Middle school girls basketball practice for 7th and 8th grade girls will be held Aug. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. Completed physical forms need to be turned in the morning of the practice. More...

Mike’s Auto holds off Old Town to take win

Mike Kann led the way for Mike’s Auto, batting a perfect 4-4 with two home runs, as well as getting the pitching victory, in Mike’s 14-12 win over Old Town Tavern in men’s softball action Aug. 14. More...

Prep seasons start with golf action

Both Houghton Lake and Roscommon High School golf squads teed off yesterday (Wednesday) to mark the beginning of the fall athletic season. The Bobcats and Bucks were both at Farwell Wednesday for the Farwell Invitational. More...

Houghton Lake students to return to school Sept. 6

The first day of school for Houghton Lake Community Schools has been set. Superintendent Lyle Spalding said teachers will return Sept. 5 and students will return Sept. 6. The school day will start at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3:10 p.m. More...

Houghton Lake grad to circumnavigate globe

A love of sailing and a desire to explore the world and himself have led Eric Stuck, 23, to sign on for a two-year sailing journey that will take him around the globe. More...

Road board favors Oakland engineer

A construction engineer from Oakland County was to be offered the position of Roscommon County Road Commission Manager Wednesday afternoon. After interviewing five finalists for the position Saturday, road commissioners agreed to begin contract... More...

AT THE HELM

Eric Stuck, 23, pilots a sailboat recently. More...

MAINTAINING ACCESS

A volunteer crew from the Maplehurst Dock Association repairs the boat ramp at the end of Maplehurst Drive in Gerrish Township Monday. More...

WIDE LEFT

Better Yards first baseman Neil Cliner watches the ball go wide left as a Funky Turtle baserunner reaches the bag during a game at Denton Township Field Monday evening. 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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