A Look At Our Past 9/8/2022

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
September 9, 1999
Contractors are busy building a new meeting room at the Grayling Township Hall on West M-72.  The room should be complete in time for November meetings and will allow for some elbow room for those who attend.  
Lake Margrethe anglers have been sucessful in catching small mouth bass and walleye. Pike fishing on Margrethe has been decent, try using large sucker minnows while drifting with a bobber.
The City of Grayling is now accepting applications for the position of City Manager, which will be open in October due to the retirement of the current manager Jerry Morford.  Morford, who has served as Grayling City Manager for over 27 years, is retiring this year effective October 1.  
A month-long investigation of a suspected drug trafficker in Frederic Township prompted law enforcement officials to obtain a search warrant for a residence on Brown Street.  A search of the home was conducted on Wednesday, September 1, by Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies, the Michigan State Police K-9 unit from Gaylord Post and STING officers. Seized from the home of the unidentified 32-year old Frederic man were about six pounds of marijuana, measuring scales, detailed records of multiple marijuana buyers and $4,000 in cash.
46 Years Ago
September 9, 1976
Mary Kay Hunter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Hunter arrived in Grayling to spend a short time with her parents.  More than 4,000 specially imprinted Bear Archery Golf Balls were distributed to employees as a result of their having attained the manufacturing and shipent goals through June set by the local Bear Staff at the beginning of 1976.
Mrs. Richard Campbell and three children from Washington state visited her mother, Mrs. Helen Harwood for two months. Richard was out to sea. He is stationed at Beirut.
Andre and Francoise Cofferant of Paris, France recently spent a week in Grayling meeting with Fred Bear.  Mrs. Cofferant is Europe’s best read Archery Columnist and her husband is highly active in the promotion of  the sport throughout Europe.  The couple is working very closely with The Fred Bear Sports Club in the promotion of the sport and the legalization of bowhunting seasons in Europe.
69 Years Ago
September 10, 1953
Jerome Kesseler, veteran employee of the Grayling Post Office, has been named assistant Postmaster,  announced this week by Postmaster James Post.
The Swansons have erected a new sign at their cabins south of Grayling on US-27 and henceforth will do business under their new name “Southgate Motel.”
At the Michigan District Kiwanis Convention held in Ann Arbor last week, Earl R. Burns, was named as Lt. Governor of the 14th Division.
92 Years Ago
September 11, 1930
Herb Gothro is enjoying a week’s vacation from his duties as barber at the Matson-McCullough Shop. Efner Matson was back on the job Monday after a week’s vacation.
Doris, Hattie, and Jennie Small of Lovells have gone to Mio to attend High School.
School has started at Lovells with Miss Nellie Fry as teacher.
115 Years Ago
September 12, 1907
Blackberries are being gathered by the wagon load. It would make an artistic soul grow glad to get a snapshot at some of the feminine parties in the brush, as they are encased in trousers and rubber boots.  Nelson’s load of Monday is said to have won the prize.
It is reported that the jury on the McKinley and Brown robbery case stood for a long time 11 to 1 for conviction, and at no time was less than 9 to 3.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806
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