December 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Adele Reaser

A memorial mass for Adele Reaser, 88, of Waterford and Houghton Lake, will be held at St. William Catholic Church, Walled Lake, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Visitation is scheduled at the church from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Mrs. Reaser died Dec. More...

JV ’Cats beat Eagles to notch first victory of cage season

After starting the season with back-to-back losses, the Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad got on track Tuesday night with a win over Farwell. More...

Firebirds to host annual Great North Tourney  

The Kirtland Community College men’s basketball team is set to welcome three other hoops squads to northern Michigan, when the Firebirds host the annual Great North Tournament at the CRAF Center in Roscommon Dec. 20-21. More...

‘Nerves’ didn’t help Bobcats in volleyball season opener

A bad case of “nerves” didn’t help the Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team in their season’s inaugural match in the Roscommon Tournament Dec. 9th. More...

Bobcats place sixth in first competitive cheer meet

The varsity Bobcats cheered in their first meet of the 2006-07 season Dec. 9 at Ovid-Elsie, placing sixth of out eight teams in Class B competitive cheer action. More...

Bucks sweep Tri-County wrestling invitational

Roscommon’s wrestling team swept its four-team pool in the Howard City Tri-County Invitational Saturday to claim top honors. More...

HLHS floor to be replaced

Damage from flooding to the Houghton Lake High School gymnasium floor last week will require the floor to be replaced, school officials announced this week. Bids for a new floor are due tomorrow (Friday) and it is hoped that a new floor will be... More...

Flying G’s just one hurdle for ’Cats in home cage opener

No gym. No toilets. No popcorn. No problem. After dealing with a list of setbacks before tip-off, the Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad turned away the Gladwin Flying G’s 55-51 Friday night at the Houghton Lake Middle School gymnasium. More...

Commissioners decide not to act on flu shot payments for county workers

In a 3-2 vote, Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday removed from their agenda a proposed motion to pay $10 toward the cost of a flu shot for each county employee. Commissioner Jim Smolarz of Dist. More...

Saturday bus rides a reality

Anyone who relies on the Roscommon County Transit Authority will soon be able to get around town later in the evenings and on Saturdays. Beginning Jan. 6, the RCTA will offer Saturday service from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also, after Jan. More...

‘Meals’ changes wheels

Phase-in of a new delivery system for Meals on Wheels in Roscommon County began this week. More...

'SNOW WHITE PARTY IS THE WAY TO GO'

"For good clean fun, ice and snow. The Snow White Party is the way to go" is the mantra of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., mayor and marshal candidates PJ "Snow White" Steeby and Denise "The Freeze" MacKenzie. More...

PRE-SEASON CHECK

Josh Sinischo of Twin Power Sports at 3100 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55), Houghton Lake, checks the chaincase oil on a customer's snowmobile Tuesday. More...

OVER THE BLOCK

Roscommon's Stephanie Mitchell knocks the ball past a McBain defender during the Roscommon Christmas Classic volleyball tournament Saturday. The Bucks split with the Ramblers in pool play but later lost to them in the tourney finals. More...

TWO OF 17

Houghton Lake senior Mike Boals (23) lays a ball in for two of his game-high 17 points as he gets past a Gladwin defender. More...

Special Sections

Ancel scores 31 as frosh cagers top Clare

Ricky Ancel scored 31 points as he led the Houghton Lake freshman basketball team to a 7-point win against Clare Monday night. More...

Lady Bears maul KCC, 95-73

The Kirtland Community College women’s basketball team struggled early against conference foe Mott Community College, falling behind by 17 points at halftime, a lead the Firebirds couldn’t overcome in a 95-73 loss on their home court at the More...

Firebirds fall by 14 to Mott

The Kirtland Community College mens basketball team equaled visiting foe Mott Community College basket-for-basket for nearly three-quarters of its conference clash at the CRAF Center in downtown Roscommon on Saturday. More...

Bucks lose tourney in title game

The Roscommon varsity volleyball team had their expectations dashed Saturday as hosts of their Christmas Classic volleyball tournament. The Bucks defeated Grayling and Mason County Eastern before splitting with McBain in pool play. More...

Bobcat grapplers rebound with 6th place at tourney

After losses to Standish-Sterling Central and Mio AuSable Dec. 7, the Houghton Lake wrestling squad rebounded with a sixth place finish at the Falcon Invitational at Ogemaw Heights Saturday. More...

Bucks dominate second half in 21-point win at Beaverton

After trailing by six at the half, 28-22, the Roscommon Bucks outscored the host Beaverton Beavers 39-12 in the second half to post a 61-40 Jack Pine Conference varsity basketball win Friday night. More...

Aldrich ‘shoots the lights out’ as ’Cats cruise to 45-point win

A 17-point second quarter performance by senior guard David Aldrich helped lead the Houghton Lake Bobcats varsity basketball squad to a 64-19 Jack Pine Conference drubbing of Farwell Tuesday night. More...

Grant coming in two installments, Gerrish facility could open in ’07

The $2.8 million grant recommended last week by the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board of Trustees for Gerrish Township will be made in two installments, township Supervisor Greg Gaylor said Monday. The MNRTF Board Dec. More...

Manager says morale, service improving

After six weeks on the job, Roscommon County Road Commission Manager Timothy J. O’Rourke says the organization is operating more efficiently, and the staff, township officials and citizens appear to be pleased. More...

St. Helen man killed in snowmobile crash

A St. Helen man was killed Saturday evening when he crashed his snowmobile into a pickup truck in Ogemaw County. More...

Lights on, lights off - Power problems affect more than 800

Clap on...clap off. That’s what it may have felt like for some electric customers Dec. 8 and 11, as power was disrupted for some but not for others. More...

DECKING THE HALLS

Members of the senior citizen's group at the Houghton Lake Community Center experience a string of happy senior moments as they decorate the Christmas tree in preparation for their annual Christmas Party Dec. 19. More...

FIRST DELIVERY

Frank Oakes makes his first Meals on Wheels delivery to Richard Tabaka, 79, of Houghton Lake Monday. Recipients pay a suggested donation of $1.75 for the hot meal and the same amount for an optional sack lunch. More...

MOVE TO THE MAT

Roscommon sophomore John Schneider (top) drives 135-pound Onaway opponent Regi Splan to the mat during a three-way home meet Dec. 7. Schneider scored the pin in 1:47, helping the Bucks to a 60-13 win over visiting Onaway. 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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