A Look At Our Past 9/22/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
September 23, 1999
Crawford County Prosecutor John Huss discusses the investigation of the Road Board with the County Board and possible legal actions if allegations prove true.
Grayling High School junior Jessica Holzbauer is quite skillful with a drill while creating tree trunks as part of a spooky forest that won her class first place in the Homecoming week hall decorating contest.
Senior golfer Matt Mitchell has been very consistent this season, shooting 41 in each of his last four matches.
Grayling’s offensive line helped create holes and provide protection for the GHS rushers, who racked up over 200 yeards on the ground against Tawas last Friday.  Nick Baynham took the “Big Stick” award for his hit on the opening kick-off.
 
46 Years Ago
September 23, 1976
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bishaw returned from a trip to Provo, Utah to visit their daughter Suzanne and her husband John Wildie. In Salt Lake City they heard the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and were among the live audience seeing it telecast by CBS.
Gloria Kraus was elected to the Presidency of the Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Others elected are:  First Vice-President-Bill Bonkowski; Second Vice-President-Ron Fraser; Secretary-Treasurer-Joe Wakeley.
The AuSable Emergency Radio Team was presented a plaque by the city council for its assistance with emergency aid and its help in special events.
 
69 Years Ago
September 24, 1953
Mrs. Robert Dyer of Lake Margrethe has an impatient Easter Lily in bloom!
Jerry Joe Smock, who attends watch repair school in Elgin, Illinois, arrived home Thursday and spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Liland Smock.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McEvers have returned to Grayling from Selfridge Field, the former having been honorably discharged from service.  Returning from Korea a year ago, Jerry had been stationed at Selfridge Field.  They are making plans to build a home at Lake Margrethe, where they will reside.
 
92 Years Ago
September 25, 1930
Emerson Brown left Wednesday for Standish to play with Lorenzo’s Orchestra at the Arenac County Fair.  From there he will go to Ann Arbor where he will enter U of M for another year of study.
No they had not forgotten, for about 40 neighbors and friends from Grayling went to the home of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Wakeley Jr. (Mary T. Vance) last evening and gave them an old fashioned shivaree.  The Wakeleys were married a couple of months ago but just settled down to housekeeping in the Barnett cottage on the river.
 
115 Years Ago
September 26, 1907
The last two weeks have been as disagreeable as a rare-bit dream.  Wind, cold and rain following quick succession, with but little sunshine.
Willie Fisher has entered the M.A.C.  He will take the merchanical course.  Benj. Jerome has returned to his classes also at M.A.C. after a pleasant vacation rest.
Crawford County was well represented at the Soldiers and Sailors reunion at Gladwin last week by R.P. Forbes, Delevan Smith, J.F. Wilcox and their wives:  Thos. KeChittigo, C.B. Johnson, E. Alger, James Carr, D.S. Waldron, A.C. Wilcox, H. Head, Mrs. Joseph Burton and Mrs. H.H. Merriman.

Crawford County Avalanche

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Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
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