A Look At Our Past 5/6/2021

23 Years Ago
May 7, 1998
Some white pines in Crawford County appear to be sick or dying. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said that the health of some area trees is in question while others are experiencing a natural process.
“The white pines loose their third-year needles about this time,” said DNR Forester, Theresa Ekdom of the Grayling office. “They do look dried up, but they’re just shedding their old needle growth.” 
The Adoptathon held this past weekend at the Crawford County Animal Shelter was a success, according to Director, Dixie Lobsinger. One cat and 10 dogs found new homes as the community responded to the need for homes for orphaned and stray animals that have found their way to the shelter on Huron Street in Grayling.
The Michigan Opera Theater recently entertained children from the Grayling Head Start program, the Frederic Elementary School, and others with an hour-long performance of the classic, Jack and the Beanstalk. After the performance, the kids got to ask questions of the performers and learned a lot about the production of a play.
46 Years Ago
May 1, 1975
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Papendick have received word that their grandson, Michael Papendick, age 18, has been chosen “Scholar of the State of Illinois.” He will be listed in Who’s Who Among High School Students.
Frederic Trout Contest Children’s division winners were: Joe Kequom for the Brook trout division with a 14” Brook; he won a spinning rod &  reel. Second place was a 13 5/8” Brook caught by John Roed; he won hooks and sinkers. There were no winners in the Rainbow and Brown divisions. 
69 Years Ago
May 1, 1952
Charles Long started a remodeling job on the front of his building next to his grocery and meat market on Cedar Street this week. The building which houses the Margot’s Gift Shop will be refinished with a modern front Mr. Long Said.  
Bill Cox, Jack Trudeau, and Roy Milnes Jr. were home from Michigan State College and spent the weekend with their prospective parents.
92 Years Ago
May 2, 1929
Fifteen bushels of artichokes from one-quarter bushel of seed is considered a great success. A.B. Failing of Beaver Creek Township reports that was the result of the test crop he put in last spring. Elmer Osstrander also planted a quanitity for experiment last spring and reports excellent success.
Beavers have landed at the electric light pond and are making themselves very much at home. George Clise, the engineer at the powerhouse says there are several of them and they already have been busy building their home and providing popular branches for food.
116 Years Ago
May 3, 1906
Word is received from T.W. Hanson who  was in San Francisco during the quake. He escaped uninjured but lost all his baggage. 
H.C. Holbrook and family has moved back home from Vassar where they have been for the past year, having decided that Grayling is the best place yet.

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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