A Look At Our Past 2/11/2021

23 Years Ago
February 12, 1998
The Sheriff’s Snowmobile Rescue Squad responded to a 911 emergency call at about 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, concerning an injured snowmobiler on a trail west of Stephan Bridge Road, about two miles south of County Road 612.
James A. Blyth, 43, of Linden was riding with a group of 24 snowmobilers when he struck a deep mogul in the trail, causing the machine to roll three times. Blyth suffered a compound fracture of the elbow in the accident. 
At a regular meeting of the Grayling Township Planning Commission on Jan. 27, approximately two dozen people came to voice displeasure over the possibility that their neighborhood might soon become the home o Bulldog Towing and crashed vehicle storage.
After 19 years with the Road Commission for Crawford County, Domenico “Dom” Galvani II is hanging it up to “so some traveling.”
He and his wife, Eunice “have been married 42 years come February 11, and we think it’s time to take some time for ourselves.”
There are champions in our midst. Six local bowlers travelled to Alpena to compete in the 7th Annual Budweiser 6-Man Tournament, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, and rolled to a first place finish.
Al Angove, Lance Davis, Tom Devins, Jake Helsel, Brian Palmer and George Wolfe shot a team score of 4,075, out-scoring 32 other teams, from all over northern Michigan, at the Thunderbowl Lanes tournament.
46 Years Ago
February 6, 1975
50th year for the Grayling Winter Sports Festival. Ice sculptures, ski  races, a canoe race, snowfari, arts & crafts, window art, exhibitions (skating and skiing), and the Miss Grayling Winter Sports Pageant all part of the festivals 50th celebration. 
69 Years Ago
February 7, 1952 
An eight man Gaylord boxing team surprised fight fans last Saturday evening in Petosky by winning three semi-final and four matches to take the Northern Michigan Golden Gloves Tournament team title. Two thousand boxing fans were on hand to witness the bouts. Clarence “Curly” LaMotte, who trains with the Gaylord group, won the feather-weight championship.
92 Years Ago
February 7, 1929
The two children of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Feldhauser are having a siege of the whooping cough.
Misses Calla Brott and Iva Howse donned their hiking togs Tuesday afternoon and walked out to Beaver Creek and visited the former’s father, Alton Brott, on the Failing farm.   
116 Years Ago
February 8, 1906
Blizzard came Saturday, Feb. 3, and rages all day.
The races at the ice rink last Saturday were the best ever. The first prize was won by Wilfred Laurant and the second by S. Hanson, 1/2 mile, time 1:52. There was a heap of fun in the hurdle race in which “Baby Reagan” got his first prize and Oscar Hanson the second in 2:30.
Amos Pearsall has gone to Frederic to run the American House.

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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