A Look At Our Past 4/15/2021

23 Years Ago
April 16, 1998
The Michigan State Police (MSP) Fire Marshall Division is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in an arson fire that occurred April 8.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Juvenile Violence/Gang Officer, William Bonkowski, reported that a 1988 Ford Bronco was discovered fully engulfed in flames at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Lewiston Grade Road, about three miles off of Old 27 North. Shortly before the fire, the vehicle’s owner had reported to the sheriff that he was stuck in the mud.  
An unidentified downstate man received severe head injuries after jumping froma moving vehicle last Saturday night.
According to Crawford County Sheriff David G. Lovely, officers responded to a call at approximately 9:30 p.m. reporting a man laying in the roadway in Lovells Township.
Junior Director Patty Salyers announced that the Grayling Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club is competing in a national exhibit contest.
Members of the club have set up their display at the Grayling Elementary School to feature some aspect of their Service Club work.
A nurse at Grayling Mercy Hospital lost his privilege to practice nursing due to a drug problem. 
46 Years Ago
April 10, 1975
A decision was made unanimously by the Crawford County Board of Commissioners Feb. 12 to purchase a new animal control vehicle and a part-time assistant was allowed to help control the stray animals in the area. 
Joe Kessler retired April 1st after 11 years with the maintenance department at Grayling Mercy Hospital.
Tires equipped with metal studs made of tungsten carbide became illegal throughout Michigan on April 1.
The fourth graders in the Grayling Elementary School held an “I can use the card catalog contest.”
69 Years Ago
April 10, 1952
Pat and Margie Harwood of Bay City spent a couple of days with relatives here last week. 
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Miller (Joan Thompson) have returned from Tecoma, Wash. to make their home in Grayling for the present. Dick is employed by the New Yok Central Railroad Co.
92 Years Ago
April 11, 1929
Patrons of Grayling Opera House will be pleased to learn that Manager George N. Olson has contracted for talking movie equipment to be installed in the opera house. Engineers will be here some time this week to install the apparatus. 
Local manager Sigwald Hanson, Don Reynolds and Gail Clise of the Michigan Public Service Co., were in Cheboygan Monday evening to attend an educational program presented by the company in the interest of the electrical business.
An alarm of fire this morning called the department to the home of Frank LaMotte. the damage was slight.  
116 Years Ago
April 12, 1906
Olaf Michelson is home from his Owosso lumber yard visiting the home and old chums. 
Miss Mary Woodruff of Roscommon took charge of the 6th grade of our school Monday in place of Miss Nold who has resigned.

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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