October 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

George ‘Suds’ Lyle Skagerberg Jr.

George “Suds” Lyle Skagerberg Jr., 47, Roscommon, died Oct. 17, 2006, at his home. Private family services have been held. Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, handled arrangements. More...

Archiel Joseph ‘Archie’ DeSmith Sr.

A service for Archiel Joseph “Archie” DeSmith of Houghton Lake, who died at the age of 75 Oct. 18, 2006, will be held at St. James Catholic Church, Houghton Lake, Saturday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m., with Father Bernard Tyler officiating. More...

Bucks beat Vikings in district soccer, face Elk Rapids tonight

The Roscommon varsity soccer team defeated Grayling’s Vikings 7-1 Tuesday in the first round of District Tournament competition in Elk Rapids. More...

Carey scores seven as Bucks beat Bobcats, capture title

Roscommon’s Dane Carey scored seven goals as the Bucks’ varsity soccer squad wrapped up its third straight Northern Michigan Soccer League championship Oct. 11 with an 8-0 win over Houghton Lake. More...

Junor Bucks lose to Eagles

The Roscommon junior varsity basketball team had a rough night at Farwell and ended losing in overtime 56-47. “Tough start this game,” Coach Phil Weiler said. “But the team battled all night and that sent the game into overtime. More...

Bucks beat Eagles 66-19

Roscommon’s varsity basketball had little trouble defeating the Farwell Eagles Tuesday night 66-19 in Jack Pine Conference play. “This was a great starting point for the second half of our season,” Coach Mark Church said. More...

Clare beat ’Cats for JPC win

Points were hard to come by for the Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad as they dropped a 38-23 Jack Pine Conference contest Tuesday night to Clare. “Offensively, we had plenty of opportunities to score,” Coach Eric Drogt said. More...

JPC title belongs to Bucks; Rosco rolls over Beavers

After a sluggish start, the Roscommon Bucks scored 20 points in the second quarter en route to a 41-15 Jack Pine Conference victory over Beaverton. More...

’Cats swat Eagles; final game win a must for playoffs

Houghton Lake quarterback Mike Collins passed for 152 yards and four touchdowns as the Bobcats beat Farwell 40-8 in a Jack Pine Conference contest Friday night on a cold, wet - and sometimes snowy - Bobcat Field. More...

Power problems injure supervisor, cancel classes, parent meeting at RHS

Gerrish-Higgins Schools Maintenance Supervisor Les Job was injured and Roscommon High School students had a day off as a result of electrical problems at the school this week. More...

IRS agents investigating accountant

Internal Revenue Service agents, accompanied by State Police, Oct. 13 executed a search warrant in connection with a fraud investigation at DenBoer Accountants, Inc., Houghton Lake. According to the warrant application signed by U.S. More...

Youth killed riding bicycle; another critical

Ryan Keith McDonald, 9, of Prudenville was killed Oct. 12 when he was run down by a driver who police believe was legally drunk. More...

TRADITION

Gwyneth Murray, 7, Roscommon, looks for the perfect pumpkin with the help of her dad, Matt, and sister, Rosi Rucinski at Bart's Fruit Market, Prudenville on Sunday. More...

LOCKED AND LOADED

Roscommon quarterback Jerry Miller (12) hands off to running back Patrick Kelly (21) as running back Trevor Tyler (19) puts a block on Beaverton linebacker Joey Boahbedason (77). More...

TAKING COMMAND

Roscommon senior midfielder Dane Carey (11) roars past Bobcat defenders (left to right) Travis Pitcher, Adam Taylor (4) and Kenny Streeter (7) on the way to one of his seven goals at Bobcat Field Oct. 11. More...

Special Sections

Florence M. Poikey

Florence M. Poikey, 98, Houghton Lake, died Oct. 18, 2006, at Grayling Nursing and Rehabilitation. Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel, handled arrangements. A service is planned there for Saturday, Oct. More...

Frosh Bucks victorious in two

A change in the offensive plan and continuing a press paid off for the Roscommon Freshman basketball team Tuesday night with a 41-24 victory over Farwell on the Eagle’s home court. More...

Bobcat kickers fall in Districts, end season with five victories

Houghton Lake’s varsity soccer season ended Monday as the Pine River Bucks defeated the Bobcats 5-0 in District soccer action at Elk Rapids. More...

Mustang’s offense 19 better than Bucks juniors

Despite playing a good defensive game the Roscommon Buck junior varsity basketball team was defeated by Meridian 44-25 on the Buck’s home court Oct. 10. More...

Junior Bobcats split two games

Houghton Lake’s junior varsity basketball team split two games with Clare Tuesday night and Kalkaska Oct. 12. The Bobcats fell to Clare 35-32 but defeated the Blazers 45-36. More...

Kalkaska blazes past ’Cat cagers

The Kalkaska Blazers offense lit up the Houghton Lake gym Oct. 12 as the visiting Blazers defeated the Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad 57-29. Kalkaska jumped to a 13-2 lead after the first quarter and led 33-14 at the half. More...

JV Bucks beat Beavers, weather

The Roscommon junior varsity football team did not let nasty weather or Beaverton beat them Oct. 12 when they downed the Beavers 32-22. “That is the kind of weather conditions the kids will never forget,” Coach Rodney Patterson said. More...

‘Strange play’ helps junior ’Cats to victory over Farwell’s Eagles

Houghton Lake’s junior varsity football team erupted for 22 points in the third quarter to claim a 30-28 victory over Farwell’s juniors, Oct. 12, on the Eagle’s home field. More...

Buck golf squad 2nd in division, heading to state finals Friday

After two snow delays, the Roscommon High School golf team earned its way Monday to the state finals for the second straight year. More...

Curbing congestion investigated at HL schools

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Pete Injasoulian thinks he may have found a solution to the traffic congestion at the district’s school complex. More...

‘He was just the greatest little boy’ — Community mourns 9-year-old

Nine-year-old Ryan McDonald loved baseball, riding his motorcycle, driving his golf cart and playing with his friends. More...

REMEMBERING RYAN

A photo boards at the memorial service show pictures of Ryan McDonald throughout his life. Photo by Thomas Reznich More...

HOME LOST

Roscommon Township firefighters respond to a fire at the home of Craig and Dorothy Domsitz and three of their children at 210 Vagabond Road, Houghton Lake, Tuesday morning. The log home was fully engulfed when fire units arrived at 10 a.m. More...

CONCENTRATION

Houghton Lake's David Aldrich (22) moves forward as Farwell tacklers, including Kyle Carland (2), try to bring him down. Aldrich rushed for 96 yards, had 68 yards receiving and 61 return yards as the Bobcats beat the Eagles by 32 points Friday night. More...

DOUBLE COVERAGE

Clare's Kelsey Beatty (20) runs into double coverage by Houghton Lake senior Krista Thompson (23) and another Bobcat defender during action Tuesday night. Beatty scored fived points as her Pioneers beat the 'Cats 38-23. 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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