A Look At Our Past 2/25/2021

23 Years Ago
February 26, 1998
A triad of county boards - Crawford, Otsego, and Kalkaska - has been struggling to reach an agreement with court officials regarding the state mandated court reform order demanding change in the antiquated system.
The State Administrative Order, which combined the trial courts of the three counties into one trial court and launched an overhaul of the court system, has cause friction on many fronts.
A trombone  and a compact disc player were recovered after the Grayling Middle School was broken into.
Middle school maintenance engineer, Jeff Kolka, discovered evidence of a breaking and entering on the south side of the building and reported the discovery to the Grayling Police Department on Sunday, Feb. 15.
Grayling High School Band members returned from the February 14 District Solo and Ensemble Festival with excellent ratings.
GHS students received Division I ratings in 25 out of 34 events at the day long music festival held at Kalkaska High School. The high ratings have earned the band members places in the state competition to be held in St. Ignace this spring. 
 
46 Years Ago
February 20, 1975
Mrs. Ruth Caid was hostess at the party Saturday evening. Prizes were won by Sophia Koernke, Marie Duby, John Campeau and Henry Goulette. Booby prize was won by Dorothy Orr. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maki will host the party this week. 
Ruth A. Stewart, Michigan Consolidated Gas Company’s Director of Consumer Services has announced her retirement after a 23-year career in which she gained statewide recognition for her efforts in initiating basic nutritional programs for low income groups and senior citizens.
 
69 Years Ago
February 21, 1952
Miss Phyllis Randolph celebrated her birthday with a party at her home last Wednesday evening. The twenty young ladies had a grand time taking part in many contests and games that were planned for them. Decorations were carried out in the Valentine motif. Lunch was served and Phyllis received many gifts and birthday congratulations.  
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sorenson left Tuesday to spend a few days in Detroit on business.
 
92 Years Ago
February 21, 1929
Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Michelson and three sons, Louis, Frank and Nels of Detroit are sailing tomorrow from New York on a trip to the West Indies.
Miss Jean Elizabeth Brady celebrated her sixth birthday, Feb. 14 by inviting ten little girls to help her celebrate it. In the hearts and cupid contests, prizes were won by the little Misses Ruth Burrows and Jerrine Peterson.
 
116 Years Ago
February 22, 1906
John Niederer, Jr., came near going to heaven by the Baptist route Monday, by falling backward off from the ice where they were cutting, into 30 feet of water. Luckily he came to the surface in the opening and was rescued. He acknowledged that the bath was too cool for comfort.
There came near being a fire at Mrs. Sim’s boarding house in Lovells last Friday night. A cat which has been left in the house jumped upon a shelf knocking down a bunch of matches which ignited as they fell to the floor. This so scorched that cat that it ran to a sleeping room meowing so loudly that Mrs. Sims awakened and was able to extinguish the fire.
 
 

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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