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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, as expected, announced the signing of Executive Order 2020-142 and the release of the state’s MI Safe Return to School Roadmap – both of which deal with the issue of schools returning to session in the fall amid the current COVID-19 pandemic – on Tuesday,...
Parts of Michigan took a step backwards in the economic re-opening process on Wednesday, July 1, with the temporary closing of “indoor service” at bars in Michigan except for those in Regions 6 and 8. (Crawford County is in Region 6. Region 8 is the Upper Peninsula.) Governor Gretchen Whitmer...
The State of Michigan provided its school districts with guidelines and requirements for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, June 30, with the signing of Executive Order 2020-142 – “Provision of preK–12 education for the 2020-2021 school year” – by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer...
Crawford County voters have received applications  mailed by the State of Michigan to request absentee ballots from local clerks, which was a provision approved by a state constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2018. Voters at the November 2018 general election polls overwhelmingly...
Divers were able to recover the body of a boater who was reported missing on Lake Margrethe over the weekend early Tuesday morning. Computer aided side scan sonar vessels utilized by the Michigan State Police, which are capable of searching underneath the water, located Shivam Patel, a 28-year-...
An executive order from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, following a bill passed by the state’s legislature, is attempting to offer more relief for Michigan renters from eviction while making assistance available to help landlords maintain their businesses. A series of executive orders...
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office will soon launch a new program to slow down drivers in a neighborly way. Crawford County Sheriff Shawn M. Kraycs, in a report to the Crawford County Board of Commissioners through a virtual meeting held on Thursday, June 25, said law enforcement officials...
After nearly three decades of service, Randy Herman retired from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office – this time for good. Herman served his last day as the undersheriff for the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, June 19. Herman rejoined the sheriff’s office in a leadership position...
Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, and Roscommon (COOR)  Education Center students could not have a graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures, so the graduation was brought to them last week. Faculty and staff along with Troopers from the Houghton Lake Post of the Michigan...
A new era of leadership was launched last week at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Sgt. Ryan Swope was promoted to become the new undersheriff at the sheriff’s office. He replaces Randy Herman, who has served as the undersheriff for the last year and a half. Herman, who retired...

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