A Look At Our Past 2/18/2021

23 Years Ago
February 19, 1998
Students and staff of the Crawford AuSable Schools in Grayling have spent months focusing on the key changes in the renovation plan that is fast evolving through many hours of meetings between the school board and the architects for the project.
They like what they see. So did members of the public attending the public hearing with the school board on the plan Feb. 9.
Most people make winter get-aways to warm places like the Florida Keys or the  Bahamas. But, not Dave Wyman. He packed his bags and headed for wintery Moscow as part of Operation Carelift ‘98. 
Wyman spent two weeks from Jan. 24 - Feb. 7, along with 487 other North American Christians, visiting Russian children in schools, orphanages and hospitals in this Josh McDowell Ministry project.
The deer feeding ban recently imposed by the state - other than to bait for hunting - covers the region north of M-55 and east of I-75. This ban covers all of Lovells, Maple Forest, South Branch Townships. It also includes most of Grayling Township and nearly one half of Beaver Creek Township.
Hunters in these areas are being encouraged to scatter the bait throughout a larger area to reduce the close contact the animals have with each other while feeding at bait piles. Northeastern Michigan is the home of many hunting clubs, which may not welcome this ban.
46 Years Ago
February 13, 1975
Bridget Hoffman wins title of Miss Grayling 1975. First runner-up was Wendy Gee.
The Hunting Hall of Fame Foundation announced its 1975 inductees to be honored at the Third Annual Awards presentation at the St. Regis-Sheraton Hotel in New York on March 14. Among those named is Fred Bear, bowhunting pioneer and president of Bear Archery, Division Victor Comptometer Corporation, Grayling.
69 Years Ago
February 14, 1952
Fire on Sunday evening at around nine o’clock destroyed the Keith Goward residence at 604 Erie Street. According to Fire Chief Amos Haoesli, the fire was caused by an overheated stove pipe through a wall. The house which was occupied by the Lawrence Kenyons is a total loss.
Happy birthday is extended to the twins, Gale and Dale Gauthier whose birthday was Sunday, Feb. 10.
92 Years Ago
February 14, 1929
Harold Rasmussen is driving a brand new Chevrolet coach.
George Schroeder is assisting John Brunn at the Salling Hanson Co. office.
About thirty-five children attended the Story Hour saturday afternoon at the library. The hour is sponsored by the Women’s Club and us under the direction of Miss Hazel Cassidy.
116 Years Ago
February 15, 1906
George Mahon has his shop located in Chris Hanson’s building.
Another happy meeting at the home of A. Mortenson in Beaver Creek last Wednesday by the “Old People’s Society.”
W. F. Brink sold 25 acres of land to David R. Spencer Monday.

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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