A Look At Our Past 11/10/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
November 11, 1999
Young men from Camp Shawono Center recently cleaned up and groomed the ski slopes at Hanson Hills as part of their community service program.  The slopes are now ready for the first measurable snowfall or snowmaking when conditions permit.
Local resident and long-time sportsman Bud Hunter, 85, will be heading out into the woods for opening day of firearm deer season this Monday.
Students from Grayling Cooperative Preschool received a new slide this fall.  The slide was put in with the help from the Grayling Youth Booster Club, the Lions Club, and Weyerhaeuser.  Teachers say the slide helps with motor skills, in addition to providing recreation. The old slide needed to be replaced due to “safety issues.”
Grayling Promotional Association President Carolyn DiPonio congratulates Deb Zelek who was named GPA Person of the Year.  The announcement was made the evening of October 21 at the Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours, held at Patti’s Towne House in Grayling.
46 Years Ago
November 11, 1976
Airman Neil Doty has graduated from basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.
Lovells welcomes Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Baughn, from Pinckney, the new owners of the Pine Grill Restaurant.  They plan to be open by the weekend.
Crawford County was recognized as a “Model Community for the Elderly.”  The county was chosen because of program uniqueness initiative, interest in total comprehensive service delivery and responsiveness to the needs of the elderly.
69 Years Ago
November 12, 1953
The library will now be open five days a week.  Mrs. Harry Souders will be assisting the librarian, Ella Funck, two days a week.
Work was started Monday morning on an addition at the Grayling High School.  The project, which will cost approximately $20,000, will give the school a five stall bus garage and a temporary band room.  When the addition is completed the band will move from its far from adequate quarters to the new temporary quarters.  The old band room will be turned into a much needed classroom.
92 Years Ago
November 13, 1930
Fire did some damage to the roof of the Ed Clark home Saturday afternoon.
Several couples from Grayling enjoyed a dancing party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Failing, Saturday night.
Floyd Lovely is assisting in the baking department of Grayling Bakery during the rush of hunting season.
Grayling Lumberjacks is the name of a new organization of basketball players under Coach L.J. Cushman and management of Harold McNeven.  The players all of whom have starred with Grayling High School are Charles Wylie, Wesley and Henry LaGrow, Francis Brady, Elmer Neal, Paul Hendrickson, Matt Bidvia, Rudy Harrison and Russell Robertson.
115 Years Ago
November 14, 1907
Game Warden Babbitt got his first victim last week hunting deer out of season.  He caught him just as he was about to shoot.  It cost the party $16.55 for his sport.
Our Sheriff, Charles W. Amidon, brought in the first deer on the first day of the open season, and the conundrum now given out is “whether he had it tied up in the woods, or if he secured it according to statute.”  As he has secured his quota for the last 15 years, we are satisfied it is all right.

Crawford County Avalanche

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Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
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