A Look At Our Past 3/10/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
March 11, 1999
The Grayling Township Planning Commission brought the idea of a new Crawford county Animal Shelter closer to fruition at their February 23 meeting.  A public hearing was held to discuss requests filed with the Township regarding five acres behind the county fairgrounds and if it can be used for the purposes of an animal shelter.
On March 2, 1999 a 450-gallon diesel spill was discovered at the Camp Grayling Cantonment Area above-ground tank facility located approximately 5 miles southwest of the City of Grayling. The leak was immediately stopped and the spill was contained within the fenced-in area of the facility. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality was immediately notified and inspected the on-going clean-up on March 3.
The committee responsible for raising funds for the annual Project Graduation event for Grayling High School graduating seniors held their 1st Annual Super Rummage Sale, February 26-28 at the old Ben Franklin’s store. Committee Treasurer Tina Bassett said more than $3,600 was raised during the three-day event. Total cost of Project Graduation runs about $10,000 each year.
Skip’s Sports Shop on M-72 West is now under new ownership, following the retirement of founder and previous owner Skip Madsen. Madsen’s son-in-law, Jack Millikin, purchased the shop a couple months ago, and officially took over on January 1.
Grayling High School Ski Team members Matt Ginther, Katie Olson and Eric Thompson all received Michigan Ski Coaches Association “All-State Honors” following the State Meet.
46 Years Ago
March 11, 1976
March arrived as the lion on this first day and lingered in our midst the rest of the week. For the first time in memory, schools in the county had more snow days than school days, as they managed one and one-half days of school due to rain, ice, snow and wind. Grayling and a portion of the county, plus the northern part of Roscommon county and the city of Roscommon was without electrical power Sunday afternoon, March 7th for about 3 1/2 hours. Between 6 and 7 thousand families were without power according to a Crawford County Sheriff’s officer. 
69 Years Ago
March 12, 1953 
Tex Hunter, Grayling High School graduate and son of Mrs. Tillie Hunter of Grayling received word this week at Camp Gordon, Georgia, where he is serving in the U.S. Army that he was being nominated by Representative Elford Cedarberg to the Secretary of the Army as third alternate for appointment to West Point.
92 Years Ago
March 13, 1930
John Kellogg, son of J. E. Kellogg of Lovells, left last Sunday for Mexico, where he will be employed by the U.S. Graphite Company. His brother, Carl, is also employed by this company at the present time. 
115 Years Ago
March 14, 1907
A lot of school kids ought to be spanked. They were allowed to hold a box social at the school house last Friday evening and at about 10:00 p.m. kept that part of the village excited for half an hour or more by spasmodic clanging of the bell.  It was not funny.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806
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