A Look At Our Past 1/14/2021

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
January 15, 1998
The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program was a definite success, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Crawford County Community.
Volunteers at Crawford County Family Independence Agency sponsored the event, they originally hoped to reach 10 to 12 children, and in the end nearly 40 children and 14 families were assisted. 
Grayling Township has the largest land area of any township in the Lower Peninsula, but it has no park. Rep. Allen Lowe is working with local leaders to change that. Lowe has sponsored legislation to transfer to Grayling township approximately 50 acres of state owned forest located about a mile and half northeast of Grayling. The House approved the measure in October and sent it to the Senate for further consideration. 
A new 48-unit apartment complex in Grayling was encouraged by rezoning action approved this week by Grayling City Council.
The apartments would be constructed at the south end of Meadows Dr., near Meadows Manor.
An entirely new ice production facility is being outfitted north of Grayling on Old US 27. The Northern Pure Ice Company will occupy the former Al Bennett Ford building, and owners expect to be producing ice for distribution across the state by mid-April of this year.
In the first game for the newly formed freshman girls volleyball team, the Vikings triumphed by a count of three games to two against the Pinconning Spartans.
   
 
46 Years Ago
January 9, 1975
Dick Selthoffer was the winner of the Rose Bowl, first touch down contest held at Olsen’s of Grayling. For his educated guess Dick will receive a tailored measured sportcoat of his own choosing.  
  
 
69 Years Ago
January 10, 1952
Vivette Isenhauer, Grayling High School senior, will be crowned Grayling’s Winter Sports Queen for 1952 at coronation ceremonies at the Grayling Winter Sports Park Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. She will receive the embelmetic crown from the hands of Rean Mooney of Gaylord, immediate past president of Eastern Michigan Sports Council. The new queen will be attended by her court, selected last weekend, are Donna Blackmer, Shirley Hoerls, Juanita Morency, and Betsy Neiderer.
Jack Kolka, son of Joseph Kolka, enlisted in the paratroops and is stationed at Camp Custer. Others who have enlisted in the service are: Calvin Schreiber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Schreiber; Jack Goss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Goss; and Wilfred “Pee Wee” Laurant, son of William Laurant. All enlisted in the Marines and left for Detroit Sunday enroute to their base in San  Diego.
   
 
92 Years Ago
January 10, 1929
County Treasurer William Ferguson reported the receipt of $4,934.60 for auto licenses for far this year.
Joe Gavenda has purchased a brand new Essex Six from Corwin Auto Sales. The new Six has many new improvements and has a speed of 70 miles an hour.
 
 
116 Years Ago
January 11, 1906
Some of our smart boys will get themselves into serious trouble if they do not stop throwing snowballs at passing teams and people.
Last Saturday would pass for nearly a blizzard. Not cold but a searching wind about six inches of snow which was badly drifted. 
   
 
 
   
   
 
   
  
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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