A Look At Our Past 4/1/2021

23 Years Ago
April 2, 1998
Constructing a new bridge over the West Branch of Big Creek in Lovells Township began in earnest a couple weeks ago. It also began, however, with cautious discrimination, as the West Branch at Townline Road is a tributary of the South Branch. And, the South Branch, more fondly called “the Holy Waters”, are guarded like the tombs of Solomon...maybe better. 
The Grayling High School Football program hosted its 3rd Annual Lift-A-Thon competition on Wednesday, March 25. The yearly event is a fund raiser designed to bring in money for improving the school’s weight room.
Lift-A-thon participants gathered pledges and donations prior to the competition. Lifters included students, both male and female, as well as community members and coaches.
Competitors were divided into divisions based on body weight and sex. Each person attempted three lifts on the bench press, trying to put up as much weight as possible.
Suspects are being sought in connection with an incident where two Emmett County men were robbed and beaten on North Down River Road after getting lost in the late evening hours of March 24.
Officers from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the report of the armed robbery in Grayling Township that took place around 9:30 p.m. near Wakeley Bridge Road.
Adjust a little here, pare a little there, and soon you’ve managed to eliminate $400,000 from a $5 million budget.
The big, magical mop Crawford used to help dry up its “Red Ink River,” was a combination of accounting, adjustments and transfers It was also done by shaking every single goodie and ornament off the County Budget Tree.
The 11th annual Pictionary Olympics, held on Friday, March 20, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, raised over $1,235 from the participating 17 teams and spectators who attended. Monies raised benefits the 1998 AuSable River Festival Parade.
First place winners, finishing with a score of 40 was: Ron Latuszek, Scott Hanson, Dale Bonanie and Dan Bonamie (Gamp Grayling).
46 Years Ago
March 27, 1975
Grayling State Bank receives approval to open a Frederic Branch office.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Cox celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. 
69 Years Ago
March 27, 1952
Mr. and Mrs. Art Clough and son, Kerry, have returned home from their vacation on Florida.
Robert “Bud” Sorenson and Wes Hayes attended the State Finals basketball game in East Lansing Saturday.
92 Years Ago
March 28, 1929
Further honors have come to Grayling High School basketball team. Two of our players were selected on the all-tournament team for Class C. Elmer Neal was chosen for one of the forwards and Francis Brady for a guard. Rudy Harrison drew a place as forward on the second team. 
116 Years Ago
March 29, 1906
Mark it down that on the morning of March 24 the mercury was registered at 18 below zero.
M.A. Bates has sold his house on Maple Street to W.T. Hammond.

Crawford County Avalanche

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Grayling, MI 49738

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