January 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Houghton Lake senior ‘fulfilling’ her purpose

On life’s path, one may encounter various obstacles, even roadblocks. More...

Clerk recovering - Suspects charged in robbery, stabbing

Two suspects are in jail following the armed robbery of the Admiral gas station at Houghton Lake Sunday morning. Suspects Ross Michael Todd, 21, and Samantha Rose Socey, 17, were arraigned in 83rd District Court, Roscommon on Monday, Todd on charg More...

Come to Tip-up Town

Tip-up Town, U.S.A. may be marking its 57th year, but there are several new events slated for the 2007 “carnival on ice,” which promise to fulfill Tip-up Town’s purpose: To have fun in January. More...

Finally, a chance to ride!

Henry Brown of Auburn Hills and his son Kenny of Waterford have been waiting a long time for good sledding conditions, and thanks to snow over the weekend and on Monday, the finally got their chance to ride. More...

Buck netters alone in top spot with defeat of Flying G’s

The Roscommon Bucks took a step closer to regaining the Jack Pine Conference volleyball title as they beat Gladwin Jan. 10 to move to 5-0 in league play. The Bucks were league champions from 2002-2005 but were bested by Meridian last season. More...

Christian’s last second 3-pointer secures upset win for Firebirds over St. Clair

Freshman forward Brian Christian had plenty of reasons to celebrate after leading the Kirtland Community College men’s basketball team to a 69-68 win over St. Clair County Community College on Saturday at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

Bobcats cheer to second place

The varsity Bobcats cheered to second place in competitive cheer action at Meridian Jan. 11. The ’Cats earned 583.3 points, down from the previous week’s score of 647. “The scores were lower,” Bobcat Coach Celeste Kubiak said. More...

Bobcat frosh saddle Mustangs to avenge only cage loss

A 10-0 run to start the game helped the Houghton Lake freshman basketball squad avenge its only loss of the season with a 50-31 home win against Meridian Jan. 10. More...

’Cats grab win after strong start in cross-county tussle with Bucks

A dominating first quarter turned into a 17-point varsity basketball victory for the Houghton Lake Bobcats at Roscommon Friday night. More...

HEADED FOR A FALL

Buck varsity wrestler Jon Domsitz (top) moves 171-pound Pioneer opponent Luke Wentworth toward a 23-6 technical fall during three-way Jack Pine Conference action at Roscommon Jan. 11. More...

BLOCKED SHOT

Roscommon's Caitlyn Kelly's spike is blocked by Gladwin's Katie Pratt. Pratt's Gladwin squad beat Roscommon in game two of their mtach but the Bucks took three of four Jan. 10 to remain undefeated in Jack Pine Conference play. More...

FIRING HER UP

Kenny Brown looks on as his father, Henry, warms his machine up before taking off from the staging area on Owens Rd. south of Houghton Lake Monday morning. More...

Come To Tip-up Town

Tip-up Town fun continues this weekend. Be sure to pick up a Tip-up Town News for information on the winter festival. More...

BAD ICE

A series of pressure cracks, each about 10 feet wide, gape open between Long Point (lower right) and Houghton Lake's West Shore midday Wednesday. More...

Special Sections

Teachers nix proposal; negotiations continue

A proposed contract settlement between Houghton Lake Community Schools and the Houghton Lake Education Association was turned down last Wednesday by teachers in the district. More...

‘Don’t venture out,’ Sheriff warns of ice

On the heels of unseasonably warm weather, the Roscommon Sheriff’s Department cautions area residents and visitors to Houghton Lake that the ice is still not safe. “Our recommendation is don’t venture out,” Sheriff Frances  More...

Road commission struggles to elect new chairman

It took several minutes of mostly awkward silence, plus a scolding from their secretary, but Roscommon County Road Commissioners eventually elected Commissioner Larry Paxton as their chairman Jan. 11. More...

Bobcat netters still struggling after JPC, tournament losses

Houghton Lake’s varsity volleyball team has had its hands full after meetings with the Meridian Mustangs and the Standish-Sterling tournament. The Meridian Mustangs swept all three games with the Houghton Lake squad Jan. 10 at Meridian. More...

Lady Firebirds sink visiting Skippers for much needed win

The Kirtland Community College women’s basketball team got exactly what it needed – a victory – on Saturday, beating St. Clair County Community College, 80-74, at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

Bobcats go 1-3 at Lakeview, crushed by Mustangs

Plagued by injury, eligibility problems and wrestlers who are having trouble making weight this season, the Houghton Lake High School varsity wrestling team registered a string of losses last week. More...

Bucks go 3-2 at Michigan Duals, score conference wins

Competing against some of the state’s elite wrestling teams, the Roscommon Bucks scored a 3-2 record at the Michigan Duals at Bay City Western High School Saturday. More...

Rosco reserves reverse deficit to beat Bobcat cagers, 52-34

It looked like the Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad might run away from the Roscommon Bucks Friday night but a second quarter surge by Roscommon brought them to within a point at the half. More...

LOOSE BALL

Houghton Lake's Jon Settje and Roscommon's Mike Alden fight for a loose ball during second half action Friday night. Settje and his team were able to grab a win from the league-leading Bucks, 62-45. More...

LAYING UP FOR TWO

Houghton Lake's Mike Collins scores two of his game-high 26 points over Roscommon's Jerry Miller during fourth quarter action Friday night. More...

LONE WIN

Houghton Lake's Justin Wigard (top) battles 125-pound Sanford-Meridian opponent Lawrence Henry during a home meet at Houghton Lake Middle School Jan. 11. Wigard scored the only win of the night for the Bobcats. More...

HITTING THE TRAILS

Henry Brown pilots his Ski Doo down the Prudenville trail. The National Weather Service forcast calls for more snow in the area this week. More...

PILING UP

Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Trail Administrator Mike Jacobs uses his snow grooming tractor to make a giant pile of snow for children to play on at the Tip-up Town site Monday. 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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