A Look At Our Past 8/25/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
August 26, 1999
Ed Parks presented a conceptual drawing and floor plans for a new 10,000-square foot county library to the County Board on August 18. The commissioners gave their support to the Library Board.
Representative Dave Camp (R-Midland) held a town hall meeting in Grayling last week to give his constituents the opportunity to ask questions and voice their opinions on issues important to them.  Camp discussed the federal tax surplus and his desire to see the money refunded to the taxpayer.  Medicare and the high cost of prescription drugs, along with library programs were also discussed by the audience and the congressman. More than 30 people, including elected officials, attended the lunchtime meeting August 18.
Ruth Van Natter, formerly of Maple Forest Twp and a graduate of Frederic High School, attended Heritage Day at the Crawford County Historic Museum on August 14.  She was born August 26, 1899 to Rufus and Pauline (Schreiber) Edmonds, making her 100 years old. A party is planned by her family on Sunday, August 29, in Cadillac where she currently resides.
 
46 Years Ago
August 26, 1976
Youth Services removed over twenty 55-gallon bags of garbage from Grayling downstreem to the pull-over.
Jamie Cox spent two weeks of July in Miller, Missouri at the Mickey Owens Baseball Camp, sponsored by the Dodgers.  Director of the Camp was Ken Rizzo, former U of M catcher.  Davey Lopes, second baseman for the Dodgers, was a guest instructor.
Approximately 70 acres of jack pine were destroyed in a late afternoon fire Monday.  The fire began near Staley Lake Road and Four Mile Road, crowned out and headed toward Jellystone Park.  Fire fighters were able to stop the blaze only after it came within 1/8 mile of the campground which had been evacuated.
 
69 Years Ago
August 27, 1953
Hinkle’s Bar & Grocery has received a new roof.
Charles Knibbs of Kalamazoo was a recent caller in Grayling, traveling alone with a house trailer.  He visited relatives while here.  Mr. Knibbs left Grayling about 50 years ago.
A son, Dale Melvin, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Nielson at Mercy Hospital, August 19.
 
92 Years Ago
August 28, 1930
Six Army planes flying over Grayling in formation Tuesday called all the people out of their places of business and homes.  It was a gorgeous sight.
Just as we are about to go to press we learn that Newton B. Goodar was found dead in the river near his boathouse.  Mr. Goodar was about 60 years old and had operated a resort on the main stream of the AuSable for a quarter of a century.
 
115 Years Ago
August 29, 1907
Mr. A. Boutell of Saginaw expects to build two cottages next spring on Sec. 38 in Lovells.
W. T. Lewis of Frederic has resumed operation in the lumber woods at Mackinac.
William Jones and his partner in the ranch down the river this week brought in 1,200 sheep.  The animals came from the far west and arrived in fine condition.
 

Crawford County Avalanche

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Grayling, MI 49738

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