A Look At Our Past 3/31/2022
Tue, 03/29/2022 - 3:22pm caleb
From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
April 1, 1999
After 13 years of service to the Grayling area, Dr. Sangkyu Shin will be retiring on March 31, 1999. Shin, an OB-GYN (obstetrics and gynecology) has delivered approximately 2,000 babies in Grayling. He started his practice in Mt. Clemens and remained there for 13 years, prior to coming up north. “I wanted to live in a small town and have a peaceful life,” said Shin.
About 20 businesses have joined a unique fund raising effort to benefit the Crawford County Habitat for Humanity. Collection bins have been placed at area businesses so employees who enjoy a soft drink or two each day can contribute to the Habitat building program by depositing their returnables in designated bins.
A week-long visit to Alpena ended on March 20 with awards and scholarships for two local Junior Miss title holders. Jessica Becks, 1998 Grayling Junior Miss, and Sarah Kaiser, 1998 Frederic Junior Miss, both came home winners after competing in the Michigan Junior Miss competition.
Two Grayling High School baseball players, Brad Gorski and Rusty Strohpaul, will be heading to the Netherlands this summer to play on a U.S. Baseball Stars international team.
Grayling High School’s power lifters took 2nd place at the Upper Peninsula State Championships tournament, which was held in Newberry.
46 Years Ago
April 1, 1976
Early spring rains, linked with warm weather and a large amount of snow have created flood conditions on the upper reaches of the South Branch of the AuSable River. Early Sunday morning Emergency Preparedness Director Howard Taylor and Sheriff Harold Hatfield placed emergency operations previously established into operation. Sand and sandbags were dispatched to the area and the local citizen’s band club put out a cry for volunteers. By mid-morning, the threatened homes had been surrounded with sandbags and the areas surrounding the homes pumped clear of the threatening water.
In observance of the Bicentennial, members of Mrs. Knibbs second grade class have completed a large patchwork quilt. The tying off process was done on a 100-year-old quilting frame loaned to the class by Mrs. Bovee.
69 Years Ago
April 3, 1953
George Granger Jr., has enlisted in the army and is to report for duty April 15. During his basic training Mrs. Granger and son will be at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jensen, at Hartwick Pines.
92 Years Ago
April 3, 1930
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ferguson have purchased the house now occupied by Herb Gothro and family.
115 Years Ago
April 4, 1907
Maple sugar making has started in several places in the county.