IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK
REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-FEB.25, 1887
Last Monday as Dave Matheson was cutting ice on the river a few miles up stream, while talking to some of the other men sawed clear through the cake he was standing on without noticing where the was was going and was treated to a cold bath.
W. J. Terney, of St. Helen, was in the village Tuesday evening and informs us that he will finish his lumbering operations in about two weeks. He thinks more timber will be driven out of the South Branch of the Au Sable this season than for a number of years past.
100 YEARS AGO - Feb. 22, 1912 St. Helen News The St. Helen Development Co., is having the club house moved down to St. Helen, on the new road leading from the store to the lake. It will be brought down on the ice. The work is in charge of Joseph Carter of West Branch.
75 YEARS AGO - Feb. 25, 1937 Fishing Ends Sunday at Houghton Lake Next Sunday is the last day of the two-month ice-spearing season on the inland lakes. On that day the spear wielders who have been enjoying their sport on the lakes where ice-spearing is allowed will have to lay away their spears until next season. Not only does the spearing of pike at Houghton Lake come to an end next Sunday, but likewise all other manner of fishing for any species. A recent order by the conservation commission closes Houghton Lake to all fishing during the months of March and April. This action was taken as a means of conserving the pike and wall-eyes during the spawning season.
55 YEARS AGO - Feb. 28, 1957 Bucks Clinch Title, Lakers are Fourth By Dave Lee The Houghton Lake Bobcats suffered their fifth defeat of the season last Friday when they lost a low scoring duel to the Tawas Braves by a 39-36 count.
By Earl Haight Roscommon nailed down the flag in the Northeastern Michigan Conference last Friday night with a convincing victory over West Branch, 63-50, on the Oriole’s floor. The Bucks, runner-up the past three years, finally reached the top, clinching the toga with one game left on the league schedule. Tawas Area moved into second place by itself by defeating Houghton Lake, 39-36, on the Laker’s hardcourt, and Standish moved past Eastern, 63-47, while Gladwin was taking the measure of Sterling 63-41 and Pinconning handed Beaverton its 15th loss of the season 64-43.
25 YEARS AGO - Feb. 26, 1987 Road board, snow rider cooperation promised By Glenn Schicker Snowmobilers are still welcome to ride on the unplowed rights-of-way of Roscommon County roads, although signs saying so were temporarily removed. County road commissioners stated that position Feb. 18 to Dale LeGarie, county economic development director, and a delegation of Houghton Lake, St. Helen and Roscommon business leaders.