A Look At Our Past 9/15/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
September 16, 1999
The 1st Annual Marilyn Brown Memorial Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 15, at 10 am at the White Deer Country Club in Prudenville.  All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Steve Thompson, a dentist and former Grayling resident who was injured in a car accident.
The Michigan Department of Career Development today announced the award of $41,577 Displaced Homemaker Program funding to the Northeast Michigan Consortium, a Michigan Works! agency based in Onaway.  The Displaced Homemaker Program provides services to eligible clients such as vocational counseling and testing, job seeking skills training, job placement assistance, direct job development and placement assistance, and referrals to community resources.
Assistant Scoutmaster John Lee presents Steve Kessler with his Eagle Scout badge.  His parents, Michael and Bridget Kessler, stood by for the presentation. Daryl Morris served as Master of Ceremonies.
46 Years Ago
September 16, 1976
Paul Klein was critically injured while helping construct the cable television system for Grayling. He was working in a high-lift bucket at the time of the accident. Workmen had just finished stringing a length of cable across the path of traffic and a passing semi-truck snagged it.  He was struck in the neck by the cable and thrown about 15 feet to the ground.
“All the President’s Men” starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman is showing this week at the Rialto Theatre.
The ‘76 Viking Marching Band earned $100 by cleaning up the AuSable River from Thendara to Wakeley Bridge, an 11-mile stretch.
Ed Sturdivant, Floyd Williams, and Bob Finder are enjoying a vacation in Canada, fishing.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Doroh have returned from their cottage on Danish Landing where they have enjoyed the summer months.
69 Years Ago
September 17, 1953
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Wolff and daughter, Marjorie, have returned to their home in South Bend, Indiana after spending the summer at Lake Margrethe at their cottage.
Mr. and Mrs. George Belanger of Bay City and son, James Belanger and wife and daughter of Detroit were in Grayling Thursday calling on old friends. The Belangers were former well known Grayling residents.
92 Years Ago
September 18, 1930
Ronnow Hanson resumed his duties at the Olaf Sorenson and Son Store following a vacation trip to Flint and other places.
A petition is being signed requesting the village council to pave Michigan Avenue from the jail to the fish hatchery.
Miss Marguerite Montour has resigned her position at the Grayling Bakery.
115 Years Ago
September 19, 1907
A new railroad bridge is being built across the river, which will be double tracked.  
There were a lot of “The Old Boys” and their best girls, took the train yesterday for the Soldiers reunion at Gladwin.  As our “Old Man” was in the gang, we were not able to get their names.   
A Newcomer arrived at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis LaMotte.  Mrs. Paul Lovely gave birth to a fine baby boy, September 10.  Dr. Insley introducing the little stranger.

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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