A Look At Our Past 4/7/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
April 8, 1999
The Road Commission for Crawford County recently received word that the bridge on Wilcox Bridge Road in Grayling has been accepted into the State of Michigan’s Critical Bridge Program and will be replaced. The Critical Bridge Program will fund 95 percent of the project’s construction costs. The Road Commission will be responsible for the other five percent, as well as approach work and engineering fees. 
J. Warren Grooters, 70, of Grayling was a contestant recently on the Michigan Lottery’s television game show, Road to Riches. In a press release from the Lottery, the retired plumbing supply salesman was reported to have won $700 on the show. He told Lottery officials he plans on using his winnings to pay some bills.
Lisa Meyers, Emergency Room Unit Assistant, was recognized as the new Friends, For Life recipient at Grayling Mercy Hospital. The Friends, For Life award recognizes employees for their role in Mercy’s commitment to quality patient care.
The Grayling Middle School Forensics Team traveled to East Grand Rapids on March 27 to compete in the West Michigan Warm-up Forensics Tournament.
The team came back with eight trophies – three First Place, two Second Place, and three Third Place.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Gaylord announced another historic milestone. The modernization era will commence with phase two implementation on April 6 in Michigan. In this case, the weather service will be taking full responsibility for all weather products issued. Forecasts will no longer be under Detroit supervision.
Improvements to North Down River Road planned for this summer will be funded in part by a pair of safety grants from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The Road Commission for Crawford County and its consulting engineers prepared the necessary documentation and applied for the grants last year, which are available through MDOT’s Fiscal Year Safety Program.
46 Years Ago
April 8, 1976
Michigan’s new Right-Turn-on-Red Law went into effect last week. The new law is intended to decrease gasoline consumption and result in smoother traffic flow.  
69 Years Ago
April 9, 1953 
Miss Marjorie Nelson of Ferris Institute, Miss Barbara Nelson of Michigan State College and Miss Caroline Nelson of Ann Arbor spent Easter weekend with their father, A. J. Nelson.
92 Years Ago
April 10, 1930
Mr. Metcalf is the new pharmacist now employed at the Central Drug Store. He comes from Charlevoix.  
115 Years Ago
April 11, 1907
Miss Laura Simpson was home from her school in Traverse City. 

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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