A Look At Our Past 3/3/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
March 4, 1999
The first reported robin-sighting was reported to The Avalanche on Wednesday, February 24. 
The Grayling Post Office welcomed a new Postmaster on January 16. She is Jana Tuck and she is also the first woman to ever hold the position.
Grayling Native, Anne Marie Church, makes her recording debut with the release of American Art Song Today - ALIVE!
Carl W. Borchers Auxiliary 3736 recently awarded bonds to the three top winners in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Youth Essay Contest. 
First place and a $100 U.S. Savings Bond went to Laura Gorski, daughter of Robert and Judi Gorski. Second place and a $50 U.S. Savings Bond went to Matthew Seager, son of Steve and Chris Seager. Third place and a $50 U.S. Savings Bond went to Emily Harvey, daughter of Mary Jo Forrester.
After drawing a first round “bye,” the Grayling High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team will advance to the District #63 Semi-Final game against Petosky. The game will be played at Cheboygan High School on Wednesday, March 10, with tip-off scheduled for 6 p.m.
For the past month, members of the steering committee for the Grayling Fish Hatchery Restoration Project have been meeting to discuss the future of the hatchery and its grounds.
The steering committee is a subcommittee of the Crawford County Parks & Recreation Commission, includes representatives from all phases of community life. 
   
46 Years Ago
March 4, 1976
On Monday, March 1, a sudden storm dumped 6 to 8 inches of snow closing schools and causing many people to miss work.
Mrs. Ida Ellingson, of Grayling, celebrated her 101st birthday on February 20. A tea was held at the Senior Citizen Center where she was the guest of honor. Among the many cards of congratulations were letters from President Gerald. R. Ford, Governor William G. Milliken, Senator Robert W. Davis, and Representative Ralph Ostling.
The congregation at the Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church welcomed Rev. George Edward Spencer and his wife Sharon and their children to the community.
  
69 Years Ago
March 5, 1953 
Mrs. Ernest Larson entertained a number of neighbors and close friends at a surprise birthday party honoring Mrs. William Kinkerter last Thursday evening. Bunco was played with Mrs. Philip Smith and Mrs. Herbert Stephan having high and low score respectively. A lovely birthday cake was served and Mrs. Kinkerter was presented with a gift from the group.
David B. Hanson, better known as “Skip”, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hanson, William Weiss, son of Mrs. Louella Weiss and Robert E. Sunday left Monday for the induction center.
 
92 Years Ago
February 27, 1930
Emil Kraus returned Friday from Detroit, where he had been on business for a week.
Mrs. A. J. Trudeau entertained with a 500 part last Thursday evening.
 
 
   
 

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

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