A Look At Our Past 2/17/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
February 17, 1999
After a month of intense physical therapy at the Euromed Center in Mielno, Poland, four-year-old Emily Grosskopf returned to Grayling showing improvement. The little girl with the contagious smile travelled to Poland with her mother Linda and her babysitter, Will Fairbotham last month to receive a unique form of physical therapy to retrain muscles that have gone unused due to cerebral palsy.
The Grayling High School Boys and Girls Ski Teams both qualified for the State Finals by finishing 3rd out of 14 teams at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Regional Ski Meet, which was held on Thursday, February 11, at Schuss Mountain.
On February 1, John G. Hunter became the first “county court” judge in Crawford County. This development as made within the 46th Circuit Trial Court, a Michigan Supreme Court Demonstration Project Court since June 1996. The plan calls for Judge Hunter to continue  his judicial duties in the Probate and Family Divisions,  assume the District Division docket, and be stationed in Crawford County on a full-time basis.
More lodging is available for business travelers, tourists and snowmobilers this year in Grayling with the opening of a brand new Days Inn motel. Located on the South I-75 Business Loop, the new two-story motel offers 64 rooms in a variety of sizes and prices, starting at $59 per night.
46 Years Ago
February 19, 1976
The Ausable Woodworking Plant in Frederic began full operation Monday following the fire that hit the plant two months ago. Gene Kaiser, Vice-President of the company stated, that last Thursday afternoon, Feb. 12th, the first souvenirs went through the lacquer spraying process in the plant. It was just 2 months ago to the day that the fire destroyed this portion of the operation, he added. 
A railroad tanker loaded with liquid petroleum was safely moved out of town Saturday morning and repaired without mishap after it was discovered that it was leaking. Police received  a call about 7:40 a.m. that the odor of gas was in the downtown area. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the tanker, which was parked on the tracks near the depot, was leaking and a three block area around Norway street was blocked off.  
69 Years Ago
February 19, 1953 
Mr. and Mrs. Les Hunter, representing Hunter’s Dairy of Grayling attended the 1953 convention of Michigan Allied Dairy Association, held last week in Grand Rapids and as a feature of the meetings, joined in a  noon luncheon sales conference sponsored by Dairyland Cooperative, Creamery Co., of Carson City,  processors of Valley Lea dairy products. 
92 Years Ago
February 20, 1930
Emil Kraus came home from Detroit Sunday morning and returned Monday night to be gone for the remainder of the week on business. 
115 Years Ago
February 20, 1907
Miss Laura London of Maple Forest is visiting old acquaintances this week.

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Grayling, MI 49738

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