A Look At Our Past 3/18/2021

23 Years Ago
March 19, 1998
Sue Louchart, or Mrs. “L” as she is called by the kids, holds the job of the only school crossing guard in Crawford County. In her 14th year of service, Louchart stands ready every school day morning and afternoon, in her bright orange garb and armed with an official stop sign, to safely cross her charges in what can often be a chaotic situation.
Wallace Carpenter, 88, and Ruth Taylor, 93, were officially married on March 10 at 3 p.m. at Grayling Mercy Hospital, with Mayor Ralph Stevens officiating, after a delay of unexpected circumstances.
Three Viking wrestlers competed in the 1998 Michigan Individual Wrestling Finals on March 13 and 14 held in Kalamazoo. This final tournament consisted of the top 16 wrestlers in all 14 of the weight classes. Only the top eight wrestlers in each weight class would receive medals. Matt Evon at 103 lbs., and Ben Malonen at 140 lbs., missed placing in State by one match. Mark Hopkins placed fifth at 152 lbs. 
The Grayling Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will be purchasing, with help from the community, a new snowmobile rescue sled for use by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department’s snowmobile rescue squad. The sled and its components are manufactured by Orion Industries, Inc., of Kimball MN and costs approximately $4,000.
46 Years Ago
March 13, 1975
Two Grayling Vikings were named to the Michigan-Huron Shores All-Conference basketball team. Craig Hinkle, 5’10” junior forward gained a second team berth, while Mark Hanson, 6’0”, Viking senior was given honorable mention.
T-bone steaks $1.69 per lb.; Chuck roast 79 cents a lb.; Banquet frozen dinners 39 cents; Northern toilet paper 59 cents a four pack. 
69 Years Ago
March 13, 1952
Jack Feldhauser attended a Chevrolet instruction class in Bay City Thursday evening. 
Jess Schoonover, Carl Parsons, and Lars Rasmussen drove to Flint Tuesday and brought back a fine new Buick sedan for the latter. While there they toured the Buick factory watching the cars being made.
92 Years Ago
March 14, 1929
Spring weather the last week has taken the snow down considerably. The downtown streets are nearly free of ice and snow. Rain cleaned things up in pretty good shape, but don’t forget we’re still in the month of March.
116 Years Ago
March 15, 1906
McCullough’s team are drawing brick and lumber down to the river for two new club houses to be built near the Detroit grounds. They are to be completed in time for trout season.
Maple Forest citizens are alive to the fact good roads are needed. For the coming election, they are trying to persuade Dr. Underhill, proprietor of the AuSable Ranch to tale the nomination of Highway Commissioner. It is a good suggestion as he could take the time to attend to the job, has the experience and ability needed.    

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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