March 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Program can help vets with assisted living costs

Ed Hildebrant served his country during the Vietnam War and would have gone to Vietnam, had it not been for his high blood pressure. “I was looking forward to it,” he said. More...

Union loses first round in imposed contract battle

The Houghton Lake Education Association tried–but failed–to stop the Houghton Lake Board of Education from imposing a contract during a Circuit Court hearing Feb. 28. More...

Assessment ‘multipliers’ lower this year on most property types

The value of most types of property in Roscommon County increased at a slower rate over the past year than in 2005, according to figures computed by the Roscommon County Equalization Department. Owners of industrial property will see the biggest... More...

JV ballers end season eight points short of Pioneers

The Houghton Lake Bobcats roared back in the second half of their Jack Pine Conference junior varsity basketball finale game against Clare, but the Pioneers held on long enough to repel the comeback. More...

Vincennes blazes by Firebirds in tourney clash, 117-59

The Kirtland Community College men’s basketball team scored the first six points of its junior college tournament clash with visiting Vincennes University of Indiana at Fairview High School on Saturday. More...

Houghton Lake bows out of volleyball districts

The Houghton Lake High School varsity volleyball team’s season ended Saturday with a loss to Cadillac in District 61-B volleyball action in Cadillac. More...

Rosco records first JPC crown

The drought is over. After more than 30 years without a conference title in basketball, the Roscommon Bucks earned one Saturday night by defeating Farwell 71-26 at home. More...

Four Bucks eye State titles

While the Individual Wrestling State Finals start today (Thursday) at The Palace of Auburn Hills, four Roscommon Bucks hope to be wrestling Saturday when the state championship matches are held. More...

Bobcat comeback successful with double overtimes win

It took two extra periods, but the Houghton Lake Bobcats were finally able to distance themselves from the Clare Pioneers to finish Jack Pine Conference play with a win Saturday night, 52-45. More...

MANMADE MOUNTAIN

Alexis Sutton, 7, streaks past her home on Peach Tree Street in Prudenville Friday afternoon after being launched down a sled run her father, Leonard, had constructed for she and her sister, Morgan, 10. More...

PILING UP

Roofer Brad Lennox of Houghton Lake shovels snow off the roof of the Garvin's Spikehorn Restaurant and Lounge Wednesday morning. More...

DEAD END

Roscommon's Mike Alden (21) runs out of room on a drive against Petosky's Chad Ellis (3) during first-round District tournament action Monday. The home court wasn't enough of an advantage, as the Bucks fell to the Northmen 61-43. More...

STRONG HOLD

Houghton Lake flyers (left to right) Victoria Smith, Sarah Lockhart and Jaynelle Hoke, are supported by their bases during one of their Round 3 stunts. The Bobcats scored 629.4 and placed fourth behind Remus-Chippewa Hills, Gladstone and Kingsford. More...

Gertrude L. Norton

A service for Gertrude L. Norton, 92, Prudenville, who died March 4, 2007, at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home will be held Friday, March 16, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Bryan Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Denton Township Cemetery. More...

Carl Schwartz

Carl Schwartz, 93, Higgins Lake, died March 5, 2007, at his home. A private family service will be held. Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, handled arrangements. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens–West, Westland. Mr. More...

Special Sections

Lawsuit progresses, negotiations continue

Negotiations between representatives of the Houghton Lake Education Association and the Houghton Lake Board of Education continue, as a lawsuit filed by the union to stop an imposed contract moves forward in 34th Circuit Court. More...

Public hearing set on ‘Lakeview’ park

For those who want a say in how the former Mitchell property on M-55 is developed, a public hearing is planned for Roscommon Township residents on the proposed development for what is commonly being called Lakeview Park. More...

Boosters still seeking help

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters were the winners in a Monte Carlo Night they hosted Feb. 10, but they are still seeking donations to help fund sports. More...

Bobcats, Bucks end cheer season at regionals

The 2006-07 competitive cheer season ended for both the Houghton Lake Bobcats and the Roscommon Bucks Saturday in Class B regional competition at Houghton Lake. Out of 11 teams, the Bobcats placed fourth and the Bucks placed eighth. More...

Eighteen point loss ends season for Lady Firebirds

The 2006-07 season came to an abrupt end for the Kirtland Community College women’s basketball team with a 87-69 loss to St. Clair County Community College on Feb. More...

Buck netters win Districts, head to Regionals

Good solid team play helped the Roscommon Bucks varsity volleyball team win a dramatic come-from-behind preliminary match in the District 63 Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Petoskey. More...

Northmen send Bucks packing

Two days after capturing their first Jack Pine Conference basketball title in school history, the season ended for the Roscommon Bucks in District play against Petoskey Monday night. More...

Carey takes JPC scoring title for second straight year

When Roscommon High School won its first ever Jack Pine Conference championship Saturday night, the Bucks had another champion in their midst. More...

G’s down Bobcats in tourney, 70-53

Gladwin teammates James Hawkins and Jeff Suntken combined for 43 points as their Flying G’s sailed past Houghton Lake, 70-53, in District 62-B tournament action Monday night in Standish. More...

MAKING SURE

Denton Township firefighters Joe Wysocki, Mike Portz, Norm Kowalski and Jim Hoover check open water on Houghton Lake near the mouth of Denton Creek after a partially submerged snowmobile was spotted Monday morning. More...

EASY TWO

Houghton Lake's David Aldrich (22) goes up for a breakaway lay-up as Gladwin's Jeff Suntken (52) gives chase. Aldrich scored 22 points in his final game as a Bobcat as Houghton Lake's season ended with the 70-53 loss. More...

WALL-TO-WALL WALLEYES

Willis Pratt of Houghton Lake sits with a weekend's worth of Houghton Lake walleyes he, his father Brian and two friends caught recently. Brian said the 30 keepers were caught near the Lake's Northeast Shore on "wobblers" baited with minnows. More...

SENIOR VIEW

Roscommon senior Jessica Romancky stands atop her bases during regional competitive cheer action Saturday at Houghton Lake. The Bucks scored 508.6 points and placed 8th out of 11. More...

David Charles Stivason

David Charles Stivason, Houghton Lake, died at the age of 57 March 6, 2007, at his home. Private family graveside services will be held in the spring at Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel, handled... More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

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