A Look At Our Past 4/29/2021

23 Years Ago
April 30, 1998
Crawford County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Grayling Mercy Hospital at approximately 4:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 to investigate a patient with a gun shot wound.
On March 26th the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received information regarding an adult white male threatening a student with a handgun at the Grayling Middle School parking lot.
Witness accounts and a Sheriff’s Department surveillance video tape helped bring what seemed to be a volatile situation into clear focus. 
As the new Habitat for Humanity homeowners were taking up that first shovel full of dirt upon the spade at the groundbreaking, everyone a the ceremony could see that for Vicki and son Lance of Grayling, it was symbolic and represented all there is yet to come for the Royston family.
For the first time ever, the Michigan Hotel, Motel and Resort Association (MHMRA) has recognized the small property owner and the North Country Lodge was the recipient of the new award.
Carl and Judy Craft, owners of North Country Lodge located on the North I-75 Business Loop, said they were surprised when they heard the award was going to them and that it felt good to be recognized for all the work they have done. 
46 Years Ago
April 24, 1975
A tornado slashed through Frederic early last Saturday morning, April 19, causing an estimated $500,000 in damages and injurying over a dozen residents, none seriously. Davis Grocery was demolished after an unoccupied mobile home was picked up about two lots away and dropped on the structure
General Telephone Company party-line customers in the Grayling telephone exchange will soon be hearing only their own ring, according to Lane White, Northern Division Manager.
69 Years Ago
April 24, 1952
The ice was “all out” at Lake Margrethe Sunday morning. Though it started to “give up the ghost” earlier in the week it was not until Sunday that it was entirely gone. 
Jack Millikin, Jr., David Owen, Monte Malonen, Larry Pond and Duane Worden returned home Monday of last week after spending the week in Detroit. While there they went to see the Harlem Globe Trotters.
92 Years Ago
April 25, 1929
Workman have finished the installation of a Vitaphone or talking movie at the Grayling Opera House, which will be known from now on as the Rialto Theater. The first picture to be shown will be “Tenderloin”, starring Delores Costello. The new type equipment will afford Grayling people the same high type movie entertainment that is available to the people of Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, and other larger Michigan cities, manager George Olson said.
Trout Season will open May 1. A license for all persons over 18 years of age must be purchased for $1. Out-of-staters must pay a $5 fee.
116 Years Ago
April 26, 1906
M. Hanson has moved his bank building into the street as permitted by the Council where he will continue his business until a fine new brick building is completed.

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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