A Look At Our Past 11/17/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
November 18, 199
Marianne Gosnell of Grayling was the lucky winner of the Grayling Promotional Association’s quilt raffle drawing held October 21.  The quilt features squares depicting local businesses and outdoor activities for which our area is known. Money raised from the raffle will go toward the cost of the “Riverwalk” project in the Grayling City Park.
Grayling resident Angela Fisher, 16 years old, was recently accepted to study at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Several local baseball coaches, players, and community volunteers gathered at the Grayling High School baseball field to conduct a large-scale, one-day maintenance project on Saturday, November 6.  The work included moving the fence back in right and left field, creating a warning track, fixing up the batting cages, and reworking the infield.
46 Years Ago
November 18, 1976
The New Lovells Hardware Store is open for business; the owners are Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Behlke.
On Friday, November 5, the Frederic elementary students got to move into the new building, approximately one year after passage of the millage.
The Booster Club donated $500 to the Hanson Hills ski area.  According to Grayling Recreation Authority treasurer Joseph Stripe, the money will be used to help get the park ready for the skiing season.  He also stated that more money is needed to replace rental downhill ski boots and to purchase cross country ski equipment for rentals.
69 Years Ago
November 19, 1953
The pledge drive for a new building for the Grayling Mercy Hospital held recently in Grayling and the surrounding area raised $363,481.58 which was well over the quota of $300,000. This will allow a new, modern, fire proof hospital to be built starting next year.
The city council tabled the request for the removal of the dam at the bridge on US-27 until next month.  They passed a resolution to close Spruce Street between Ottawa and Ogemaw streets to protect the students at Grayling High School and to create additional area vitally needed for expansion of the school grounds and school building adjacent to that part of Spruce Street.
Viking basketball team will open its 1953-54 season at Mio next Tuesday.  Coach Bruce Smith named his starting five:  center Richard Hamilton, forwards, Dale Pettengill and Marvin Bielski, and guards Allen Lucksted and Monte Malonen.
92 Years Ago
November 20, 1930
The body of a woman apparently between 18 and 25 years was discovered by a couple of hunters in a shallow grave 4 1/2 miles west of Frederic near the Manistee River.  There is every evidence that the woman had been there since spring.  It is a mystery who she is that may never be solved.
We are having lovely weather for this time of year.  Bright sunshiny days and the temperature is exceedingly warm.
115 Years Ago
November 21, 1907
We are under obligation to the Roscommon News for the privilege of using their office and press for this issue.  We have never missed an issue since 1881 and felt it was too late to begin.
We are especially indebted to A. Kraus and G. L. Alexander for the storage of our goods taken from our office during the fire.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806
E-Mail: information@crawfordcountyavalanche.com

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