A Look At Our Past 3/25/2021

23 Years Ago
March 26, 1998
Mercy Health Services (MHS) and Munson Healthcare (MHC) announced a new partnership that will ensure continued quality, affordable health care and expand services to patients in northern lower Michigan. The partnership involves Mercy Health Services North (MHSN) based in Cadillac and Grayling and Munson Healthcare operations based in Traverse City. 
Crawford County Librarian Traci Compton has no trouble keeping the attention of a dozen or so wide-eyed pre-schoolers. Mrs. Compton patiently explains the importance of the month of March, and the rapt attention they’re paying to her every word probably has something to do with the Leprechaun stories she’s promised to tell.
For two weeks in February, Grayling residents, Kay Matthews and Scott McClain, along with 24 other members of various Michigan-based Free Methodist churches, travelled to the barrios of Managua, Nicaragua to build churches for the benefit of hundreds of poverty-stricken people.
Grayling High School held its Science, Math and Art Fair on March 21 in the high school gym, and , by all accounts, was a huge success. School Principal Judy Gorski was all smiles on Saturday when looking over the more than 160 exhibits designed by students enrolled in various Math, Science, and Art classes.  
46 Years Ago
March 20, 1975
Youth for Understanding exchange program will be sending Diane Stephan to Germany, Tom Feldhauser to Brazil and Jerri Jones to Sweden for the summer. 
69 Years Ago
March 20, 1952
For the second time in little over four years, Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails was completely razed by flames in a fire that broke out about 9:30 p.m. last Wednesday night. The blaze was out of control for four hours as the Grayling Fire Department valiantly sought to confine the flames. The tavern and bowling alley, located on U.S. 27 just south of Michigan Ave. in Grayling’s business district was a gutted, blackened wreck by the early morning hours of Thursday.  
92 Years Ago
March 21, 1929
Hans Peterson once more retires from the office of Village President. Mr. Peterson has been a most faithful public servant: For 16 years he served on the council as trustee and this completes four years service as major.
Pansies to be in bloom early in the spring is quite an unusual thing, but A.B. failing of Beaver Creek brought in a number of posies in full bloom Saturday. They were from the Hans Peter Jensen farm.
116 Years Ago
March 22, 1906
Last week O. Ackerman of Lovells was hit on the nose by a slab at the mill, which makes his nose feel like a barrel.  
Sheriff Stilwell has bought the interest of J.C. Foreman in the livery business and will go it alone.

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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