A Look At Our Past 11/25/2021
Mon, 11/22/2021 - 1:40pm caleb
From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
November 25, 1998
The AuSable Valley Snowmobile Association (AVSA) has put a great deal of effort into preparing the 50 miles of snowmobile trails under its care for the upcoming winter season. AVSA volunteers just finished clearing away about 30 trees that fell on the trails during the recent windstorm.
At their most recent regular meeting, the Grayling Township Board of Trustees gave unanimous support for the conveyance of about five acres of land to be used for a new animal shelter in Crawford County. The support was given just days after the Crawford County Board of Commissioners made application to the state Department of Natural Resources’ Real Estate Division and resolved to lease the property to the Animal Shelter of Crawford County under a public lease deed with a reverter clause for 99 years. Terms of the lease also include an indemnification clause.
After several meetings with local school officials and the Crawford County Habitat for Humanity board, a unique partnership has been created that will enable the Building Trades students at Grayling High School to construct Habitat houses, now and in the future.
46 Years Ago
November 20, 1975
A new work service pool was established at the high school. Students seeking employment and employers needing odds and end jobs done, found a way to get together. The Grayling High School Counseling Department arranged a small task force information hotline, mentioning students name, age, phone (if available), and services available by student. Jobs available were snow shoveling, window washing, raking leaves, and other odd and end jobs.
David Schreiber, 14 years old, shot his first buck, a nice spikehorn.
Twelve Grayling senior citizens visited the High School and participated in the Senior Citizen Conference. Each senior citizen toured the school, then accompanied a student to his or her class for the day. Both student and senior mentioned they had spent and enjoyable day at the high school.
69 Years Ago
November 20, 1952
William Lenkowski new owner of the Easton property on Lake Margrethe got his buck on opening day. Wesley Kumpula bagged a four point, his first in 25 years.
92 Years Ago
November 21, 1929
Mrs. William Christenson and Mrs. Archie Cripps are the proud owners of two new electric washers.
Sigwald Hanson and Don Reynolds attended a meeting of the Michigan Public Service Co. in Cheboygan.
116 Years Ago
November 21, 1906
Over 100 hunters licenses were issued in the county.
Mr. Irving Johnson of Ingham County is among our visiting hunters.