January 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Wanda M. Bonfils

Wanda M. Bonfils, 77, Prudenville, died Jan. 23, 2007, at her home. A memorial service will be held Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Denton Township Hall. Mrs. Bonfils was born May 20, 1929, to Lois and Sue (Billings) Dunkin in Shawnee, OK. More...

James Gouin

James Gouin, 87, died Jan. 20, 2007, at his home at Houghton Lake. A service is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel. Visitation is Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Mr. More...

Elba J. Ross

Elba J. Ross, 78, Higgins Lake, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Hilltop Manor Health Care Center, Roscommon. A private family service will be held. Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, handled arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Higgins Lake... More...

Betty Catherine Conrad

Former Houghton Lake resident Betty Catherine Conrad, 82, Duluth, GA, died Jan. 21, 2007. A memorial service will be held in Michigan at a later date. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, handled arrangements. Mrs. More...

G-H panel to study increasing income, cutting expenses

With looming state budget cuts likely to accelerate depletion of the school district’s fund balance, the Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education plans to establish a “Task Force for Revenue Building and Cost Reduction.” Dr. More...

Dangerous ice leads to close calls

Although there were many areas on Houghton Lake that provided safe travel for ice fishermen last weekend, many recreational vehicle riders ran into serious trouble on the lake. More...

Gerrish-Higgins Board OK’s clinic

A school-based clinic at Roscommon Middle School is expected to be in operation soon as a result of action by the Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education Jan. 17. The board voted to go ahead with the proposal by MidMichigan Michigan Health Services to... More...

TUT grand prize winners have varying zip codes

Winners in the Tip-up Town, U.S.A. Grand Prize drawing came from far and wide Sunday. Only one winner was from Houghton Lake. First prize of $1,000 went to Abby Ramseyer of Traverse City. The second place prize of $500 went to M. More...

Houghton Lake takes second in Rosco cheer invitational

Trailing the Gaylord Blue Devils at the end of Round 2 by 7.5 points, the Houghton Lake Bobcats could not pull ahead in Round 3 to take the lead in competitive cheer action. More...

Bobcat frosh respond to loss with one-point cage win

After dropping just their second contest of the season Jan. 19 at Clare, the Houghton Lake freshman basketball squad squeaked out a one-point victory Monday at Gladwin. More...

Bobcat grapplers still seeking first JPC win of season

The Houghton Lake Bobcats continue to look for their first Jack Pine Conference wrestling win of the year after falling to Roscommon and Gladwin Jan. 18. The Bobcats were topped by league-leading Roscommon 71-12 and Gladwin 66-12. More...

KCC earns third straight win

The Kirtland Community College womens basketball team extended its win streak to three games, topping visiting Henry Ford Community College, 88-82, on Saturday at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

Pioneers take fourth quarter, game from JV ballers

Houghton Lake played even with Clare through 24 minutes but the Pioneers outscored the Bobcats 10-7 in the final eight minutes to post a 41-38 junior varsity basketball win Friday night. More...

Carey hits 1,000 mark, sets scoring record in win

Dane Carey reached another scoring milestone Friday night as he surpassed the 1,000 point mark and also set a school scoring record for a game with 42 points. More...

ALONG FOR THE RIDE

Shawn Pacella, 13, (front) of Houghton Lake goes along for the ride after losing his footing during a tug-of-war at Tip-up Town Saturday. More...

LIGHTING UP THE SKY

Visitors marvel at the spectacular Tip-up Town fireworks show on Saturday night. Fireworks are slated again this weekend with the display scheduled to start at 7 p.m. More...

'GIMME A B'

The "B" in Bobcats will be part of a silent auction of salvaged letters from the old Houghton Lake High School gymnasium floor. Eleven letters and the center "HL" will be part of the auction at the Bobcat Booster's Monte Carlo Night Feb. 10. More...

SHOULDERS INTO IT

Roscommon senior Justin Bragg (top) drives 112-pound Gladwin opponent Derrick Faber to the mat during a Jack Pine Conference three-way hosted by the G's Jan. 18. Bragg won against Faber and also scored a win on a void by Houghton Lake. More...

Special Sections

Nevin David Stoutenburg

Nevin David Stoutenburg, 18 months, Pinckney, died Jan. 23, 2007, at home after a battle against leukemia. A service is planned for Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Higgins Lake. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery. More...

Ella Adelia Peterson

Ella Adelia Peterson, 94, died Jan. 13, 2007, at Skaaler Home, Staughton, WI. A service was held Jan. 20 at McFarland Lutheran Church, McFarland, WI, with Pastor Terry Peterson officiating. Burial was in McFarland Lutheran Church Cemetery. Mrs. More...

Christian John Haertel

A graveside service was held Jan. 24 for Christian John Haertel, the infant son of Robert and Megan (nee Yancer) Haertel of Higgins Lake who was born prematurely Jan. 22, 2007, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. The Rev. Dr. James N. More...

State budget crunch stalls school contract negotiations

Leaders of the Houghton Lake Education Association and representatives of the district’s negotiating team went back to the bargaining table last week after teachers turned down a tentative agreement reached by both sides. More...

Medallion Found!

Six clues and found! That was the final tally in the hunt for the Tip-up Town medallion. Bob Towne, Niki Towne and Lori Gancitano, all of Houghton Lake, found the elusive medallion at 1:30 p.m. More...

Fun continues at second weekend of TUT 2007

After a successful first weekend of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., the stage is set for another fun-filled weekend. The 57th annual festival continues with one of its most popular events - the Polar Bear Dip - at 1 p.m. Saturday. More...

Trial set for Roscommon man accused in boy’s death

A Roscommon man charged in connection with Oct. 12, 2006, death of a nine-year-old boy, Ryan K. McDonald, and the serious injury of the boy’s friend, Craig R. More...

State Police investigating young woman’s death

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating the death of 25-year-old Roscommon Township resident Melissa Dawn Temple, who they said “was found unresponsive at her residence by her boyfriend on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Bucks sweep at Bay City Central

Despite some close matches and a close call against Caro, the Roscommon varsity wrestling team went 5-0 at the Bay City Central Team Challenge Dec. 20. The Bucks started out by toughing out a close one against Caro, eventually winning it 41-35. More...

Blazing Bobcats down Eagles

Thirty-six points in 16 minutes led the Houghton Lake freshman squad to a 50-18 win at Farwell Jan. 17. The Bobcats led 8-6 after the first quarter before going on a 36-2 run over the next two quarters. More...

Christian’s free throws secure Firebird win

Chalk up another win for the Kirtland Community College men’s basketball team. More...

Get a piece of Bobcat history at ‘Monte Carlo Night’

The Bobcat Boosters are busy planning a Monte Carlo Night, set for Feb. 10 at the Houghton Lake Quality Inn. The fund-raiser starts at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. More...

Blanchard sparks Bobcats in comeback win at Clare

After a sluggish start, the Houghton Lake varsity basketball team found its stride and ran away from Clare Friday night 72-45 to post a Jack Pine Conference road win. More...

Contest continues this weekend -- Entries slim but prizes still awarded to anglers

Perhaps warnings of thin ice scared some fishermen away, but limited participation in the Tip-up Town fishing contest did ensure a few people earned top prizes at the first weekend of competition Sunday. More...

SOGGY SNOWMOBILES

(Left to right) Chuck Wilson, Phil Hendershott and Tim Maass of Phil's Auto and Truck Repair stand next to a few of the snowmobiles they retrieved from the waters of Houghton Lake during the weekend. More...

SPREADING CANDY

Markey Township Firefighter Ken Nebor tosses candy to the crowd during the Tip-up Town Grand Parade last Saturday. More...

ONE OF TWO

Houghton Lake senior Kyle Toms (top) works toward a pin against Roscommon's Matt Walker at Gladwin Jan. 18. Toms and teammate Justin Wigard were the only Bobcats to win matches against the third-ranked Bucks. 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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