A Look At Our Past 11/18/2021
Tue, 11/16/2021 - 10:43am caleb
From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
November 19, 1998
A strong, fall windstorm blew through Crawford County and most of Michigan on Tuesday, November 10, leaving thousands in the dark and many without telephone service. Trees toppled onto power lines as winds gusted up to 80 m.p.h. Top O’ Michigan Electric Company reported that their employees kept up with the storm until around 3 p.m. that day, when winds began to intensify. Crews could not put the lines up as fast as the storm was knocking them down.
Firearm Deer Season officially began at dawn on Sunday, November 15, and for the most part, opening weekend was uneventful for law enforcement in Crawford County. According to Crawford County Sheriff David Lovely, most calls received by his department concerned complaints of trespassing.
A floor-mounted safe containing an undetermined amount of cash was discovered stolen from The Red Barn on Monday, November 9.
The six recently elected county commissioners met with other elected county officials, as well as representatives of the court system, for an informative training session on Wednesday, November 11, at the Grayling Holiday Inn.
Norm Miller, son of Harry and Betty Miller of Grayling and 1981 graduate of Grayling High school, recently completed a two thousand mile solo canoe trip in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Northwest Territories. Miller began his journey June 27 on the Athabasca River at Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada and 47 days later, landed at Tuktoyaktuk, on the Beaufort Seas, several hundred miles above the Arctic Circle.
46 Years Ago
November 13, 1975
A major expansion of the Grayling water system was assured today with the approval of a $628,800 Federal Grant, according to Congressman Philip E. Ruppe. Ruppe said the grant awarded by the Economic Development Administration will help the city expand the water system and will also provide jobs for the area.
69 Years Ago
November 13, 1952
Pat and Margie Harwood are spending some time in Lovells. Pat’s on his vacation for a week and Margie expects to stay for the month and assist in the store during the month.
Mrs. LeRoy Christian entertained 15 little boys and girls Saturday to celebrate the fourth birthday of her daughter, Linda. Games were played and Johnny Cook won the prize. Birthday refreshments were served.
92 Years Ago
November 14, 1929
Although Henry Feldhauser is 87 years of age, he is one of the nimrods who have already purchased their deer hunting licenses. Many bucks have fallen to the sharp shooting of Mr. Feldhauser. We hope he fills his license again this year. Only one woman, Mrs. John Stephan, has yet bought a deer license.
Last Thursday found Grayling Mercy Hospital with 24 patient’s with 10 of them from Cheboygan. Extra beds had to be provided and several extra nurses called in.