A Look At Our Past 11/3/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
November 4, 1999
To get a treat at the Shearer home on Warner Drive, trick-or-treaters had to walk a path of chalk written warnings and hidden spooks.  More than 150 kids paid a visit to the residence made famous by a classified ad.
The administrative portion of the Crawford County Sheriff’s office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 4-5 for computer updating, training, and Year 2000 compliance.
Boy Scout Troop 979 cleaned up Wakeley Lake recreation area trails on October 16. 
For an autumn-time field trip, Mrs. Brunell’s kindergarten classes visited Rennie’s Apple Orchard near Traverse City recently.  The children were treated to a hay ride and an opportunity to play in a real haystack.  Orchard staff members taught the children about the different varieties of apples grown and allowed them to pick one of their own right off the tree.  While sitting in an authentic teepee, students learned about Johnny Appleseed and ate lunch.  They also got to see a huge oak tree that dates back 200 years.
Karen and Kathy Wyman ran at the regionals competition.  Both qualified for state at the event.
The Grayling Promotional Association completed the first 100’ of boardwalk last week, running right up to the foot bridge in the City Park.
 
46 Years Ago
November 4, 1976
Grayling Trap Shooters Curly LaMotte, Sigrid Schramm, Bill Schramm, and Carol Miller joined Fred Bear in a segment of film being shot by the Fred Bear Sports Club for international distribution.  The film will be released in 1977 for television viewing.
Dr. Paul Mesack will join Dr. Wayne Casler in the practice of Veterinary Medicine at the Grayling Hospital for Animals about November 15.  He has been working as a vet for the last three years in Anchorage, Alaska.
The County Board of Commissioners voted to reopen the dog pound and reinstate Joe Durga as Animal Control Officer.
 
69 Years Ago
November 5, 1953
Dr. J.F. Cook was the recipient of the Kiwanis Club of Grayling’s annual “Flowers to the Living” award at a meeting held Monday.  Dr. Cook has been the man solely behind the Kiwanis Christmas program which collects toys, repairs them, and distributes them on Christmas Eve.
William Tinker, Frank Scott, and John Latuszek are all building new homes in Karen Woods.  Some of them will be ready for occupancy this fall.
 
92 Years Ago
November 6, 1930
The Halloween dancing party at the Temple Theater, Friday evening was a pleasant affair.  Miss Marie and Howard Schmidt, the twin daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Holger C. Schmidt, entertained during the evening by singing many of the dance hits, which added greatly to the pleasure of the party.
Results of General Election:  Wilbur Brucker (R) was elected governor over William Stock (D).  J.E. Bobenmyoyer (R) for sheriff over James McDonnel (D) by 10 votes; Eva Reagan (R) defeated Leo Schram (D) by 7 votes for Register of Deeds.  Axel M. Peterson (D) won over Lyle Mills (R) for County Clerk; William Fergusson (R) over Clayton Straehly (D) for treasurer; C.J. McNamara (R) won over Frank Tetu (D) for County Road Commissioner.
 
115 Years Ago
November 7, 1907
Deer season opens November 10 and last 20 days to December 1 with a limit of two deer to each hunter.
The mill at Lovells continues to run full time but men are scarce.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806
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