February 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Thelma M. Dutton

Thelma M. Dutton, 78, Roscommon, died Jan. 29, 2007, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, FL. A service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, with Pastor Nancy Bresette officiating. More...

Jerry Donald Thrall

Jerry Donald Thrall, 58, Houghton Lake, died Jan. 28, 2007, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 10 at Eagles Aerie 3201, Houghton Lake. Mr. Thrall was born in Michigan Oct. More...

Thirteen in scoring column as Bobcat frosh top Bucks

All 13 Houghton Lake Bobcats scored as the ’Cats freshman squad topped the Roscommon Bucks 53-42 Jan. 24 at Houghton Lake. Houghton Lake jumped to a 19-7 first quarter lead and led 33-16 at the break. More...

Firebird cagers outgunned in back-to-back losses

The Kirtland Community College Firebirds were outscored a combined 206-131 in back-to-back losses last week. On Jan. 24, the Firebirds fell to Mott Community College, 113-59, and were beaten at home Saturday 93-72 by Schoolcraft Community College. More...

Bucks trample Bobcat netters for perfect half in JPC

The Roscommon High School varsity volleyball team continued its march toward a Jack Pine Conference title Jan. 24 with a three-game defeat of visiting Houghton Lake, 25-10, 25-14 and 25-6. More...

Varsity ’Cats fourth at Chip Hills

The Houghton Lake varsity cheerleaders overcame some injuries at Chippewa Hills’ invitational Jan. 24 to finish fourth against other Division II and III schools and fifth out of 12 overall. More...

Thirty from Govitz too much as Beavers topple Bucks

The Beaverton Beavers and their 6’5” senior Mark Govitz were too much for Roscommon Monday night as the visiting Beavers topped the Bucks 69-54. More...

Gladwin controls second half to post 18-point JPC cage win

Houghton Lake’s offensive output was cut in half Friday night in the second half as the Bobcats went from a 30-point first half to a 15-point second half. More...

New chair Sheltrown hopes to ‘refocus’ DNR

State Rep. Joel Sheltrown, D-West Branch, has been named as chair of the House Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, and Natural Resources Committee. More...

TUT 2007 sails into history book

Tip-up Town 2007 wrapped up last weekend with lots of splashing, dancing and bowling. More...

Snow Run promises full day of events for snow riders

Although the temperature is predicted to be near zero for the fifth annual St. Helen Snow Run Saturday, snowmobile trail conditions should be better than they have been for the past two years. More...

In Competition - Seminar focuses on entrepreneurship

About 80 Roscommon County residents spent Tuesday morning brainstorming with Consumers Energy economic developers about how their communities can compete better for businesses and jobs. In addition to business people, a number of officials from th More...

SERIOUS SWIM

This Tip-up Town Polar Bear Dipper takes his swim strokes seriously as he approaches the ladder from which he will make his escape. More...

FIRST FISH

Tom Leesom, Cedar Rapids, IA, caught the biggest fish in the walleye category. His fish weighed 4 pounds and measured 22 3/4 inches. Second place went to Greg Burks of White Lake who caught a 2-pound, 8-ounce walleye measuring 20 inches. More...

GRABBING FOR IT

Roscommon junior Harrison Parrish (40) tries to get the ball away from Beaverton's Jason Blades (44) in a Jack Pine Conference battle Monday night. Blades controlled the rebound and his Beavers controlled the Bucks 69-54. More...

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Leah O’Reagan-Rose

Former Houghton Lake Heights resident Leah O’Reagan-Rose, 86, died Jan. 30, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 4, at Solid Rock Bible Camp at milepost 91 at 2 p.m. Mrs. More...

Elizabeth Janice Casler

Elizabeth Janice Casler, 60, St. Johns, died Jan. 30, 2007, at her home. Pastor Nancy Bresette will officiate a service Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, Roscommon. Burial will be in Roscommon Village Cemetery. More...

Kirtland women can’t overcome sluggish first half

The Kirtland Community College women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome another sluggish start in falling to visiting Schoolcraft Community College, 78-71, at the CRAF Center on Saturday. More...

Bobcats pick up first JPC wrestling victory of season

Two points was all that separated the Houghton Lake varsity wrestling squad from a two-match sweep at Farwell Jan. 25. More...

Buck wrestlers dominate to earn back-to-back titles

By the end of the semifinal round at the 17th Annual Northern Michigan Wrestling Championships at Gaylord Saturday there was no doubt the Roscommon Bucks would claim the title for the second consecutive year. More...

Early lead equals JPC win

After building a 41-16 lead at the half, the Roscommon Bucks cruised to a 65-52 Jack Pine Conference win over Clare Tuesday night. More...

KCC names McGregor men’s coach

Former Mio-AuSable standout Ty McGregor has been named the new head coach of the Kirtland Community College men’s basketball squad. More...

Second weekend draws more fishermen in annual contest

Cooler temperatures and presumably safer ice brought more fishermen (and fisherwomen) to the second weekend of the 2007 Tip-up Town Ice Fishing Contest. In Saturday’s Kids contest, two contestants entered four fish. More...

Gerrish board to propose 4% pay raises for officials

Salary increases of 4% will be proposed for members of the Gerrish Township Board at the township’s annual meeting in March. The board made that decision at a special meeting Jan. 16. More...

For Houghton Lake, KCC Boards – Lewis, Weiss to run again

Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education member Rodney Lewis and Kirtland Community College Trustee Denis Weiss will seek reelection in the May 8 election. Lewis this week paid a $100 filing fee for a spot on the ballot. More...

Break-ins lead to arrests

Michigan State Police have arrested two suspects and have warrants for two more in the case of a breaking and entering at Sohn Supply, Houghton Lake on Jan. 28. More...

FINISHING TOUCHES

Shawn Moore of Bay Area Specialized Flooring roughs up the first of three coats of finish on the new hardwood floor in the Houghton Lake High School gym. Athletic Director Sue Milner said the floor will be ready for use next week. More...

LOOKIN' GOOD

Ron Sickles of Lansing and his Chinese sharpei, "Honda," took first prize in the Dog-Owner Look-alike Contest Saturday in the Family Fun Tent. More...

DRIVING THE LANE

Houghton Lake's David Aldrich (22) drives past a Gladwin defender during action Friday night at Gladwin. More...

FINDING AN OPENING

Roscommon's Arielle Rucinski (11) slams the ball between Houghton Lake defenders Vicki Lorenz (4) and Dianna Grant (5) during a Buck home match Jan. 24. Also pictured is Houghton Lake's Sarah Killinger (15). 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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