Nancy Ida (Alford) Pamerleau

Nancy Ida (Alford) Pamerleau, 74, Grayling, died Sept. 12, 2022, at home.   A memorial service was held Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at Grayling Free Methodist Church with visitation starting at 6 p.m. A reception followed at the church. Born June 23, 1948, in Wyandotte, she was the daughter of Wellington and Ida Seeley. She earned a bachelor’s degree […]

Bobcats vs. Bucks

Pageantry & Tradition

Cook marks 25th season as voice of the Bucks

By Krista Tacey-Cater krista.tacey@houghtonlakeresorter.com When it comes to autumn, Lon Cook has no qualms about the season. He enjoys the fall so much he would love it if there were 362 days of colorful leaves on the trees and 60-degree days.  “Fall is just different,” Cook said. “It smells different, it feels different and it sounds different,” Cook said.   […]

Bobcat golfers pick up wins, continue to improve

  Houghton Lake’s girls golf team added two victories at Red Hawk Golf Club in Tawas Sept. 13 and finished second at Leland Country Club Sept. 15.  The Bobcats also golfed Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course in Farwell, finishing third against Farwell and Pewamo-Westphalia. Golfing at Tawas, the Bobcats posted wins over the host Braves and Alpena.  The Bobcats […]

Bucks thrash Pine River, 40-0

Pine River had no answer for Roscommon’s offense Friday night as the Bucks beat the visitors, 40-0. Roscommon picked up its first varsity football win of the season as the Bucks scored all 40 points in the opening half and enjoyed a running clock in the second half.  “The kids played awesome. You’ve got to give all the credit to […]

Richard G. ‘Dick’ Lepper

Richard G. “Dick” Lepper, 92, Houghton Lake, died Sept. 17, 2022. Born Nov. 9, 1929, in Detroit, he was the son of George and Lillian (Strohmeier) Lepper. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was married April 7, 1951, to Ilene E. Droste. The couple moved to the Houghton Lake area from Madison Heights and […]

Ramblers’ offense too much for Bobcats in 55-19 loss

McBain amassed more than 500 yards as they ran over Houghton Lake Friday night, 55-19. The Ramblers scored on eight of 10 possessions to take the Highland Conference varsity football game.  Houghton Lake did not go down without a fight – putting in a pair of first-half touchdowns – but they were unable to match the Ramblers’ size.  “They were […]

Partenio records personal best to take 10th at Beal City Invite

Freshman Andrew Partenio finished 10th at the Beal City Invitational Sept. 13. He finished the 5,000m cross country course in 19:40.64, a personal best.  Junior Ryan Cole finished 28th for the Bobcats in 22:42.05. In the girls 5,000m race, junior Abbie Partenio ran a season-best time of 25:27.58 to finish 19th.  Freshman Chelsi Ensing ran a personal-best 30:55.86 to finish […]


Bobcats split Highland opener, beat Tawas

Houghton Lake split its first Highland Conference varsity volleyball game Sept. 8. The Bobcats fell to Lake City but beat Pine River.  Playing at Lake City, the Bobcats lost to the Trojans, 25-13 and 25-12. They beat Pine River, 25-20 and 25-20. Traveling to Tawas Sept. 13, the Bobcats beat the host Braves in the opening set, 25-21. They dropped […]