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A familiar face returned to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office last week to serve as the second in command. Randy Herman was appointed and was administered  the oath of office to serve as the undersheriff for Sheriff Shawn M. Kraycs on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Kraycs took the oath of office on...
The City of Grayling’s new canoe launch at the State Police Crime Lab, located on James Street on the AuSable River near the Old AuSable Fly Shop, is finished. The project involved landscaping, creation of cement walkways and a cement launch area, brick work for a small retaining wall, fencing...
Hospital officials, volunteers, and community members marked a milestone of honoring loved ones and advancing local healthcare last week. The 30th annual Lights of Love Ceremony was held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in front of Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital.  The Lights of Love Ceremony has...
As a boy, Shawn M. Kraycs would place a play six-shooter in a holster and pin a badge on his shirt with aspirations of becoming a law enforcement officer leader. Surrounded by family, friends, deputies and county officials, Kraycs took the oath of office on Thursday, Nov. 29, from Crawford...
The Crawford County Board of Commissioners is considering changing the number of board members on the Crawford County Road Commission from three to five members. The county board held a public hearing on the proposed change at its regular monthly meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 29. The option...
AuSable River Canoe Marathon paddler Nicole “Nickie” Owens and many others continue to train on the river year-round even when temperatures drop below the frigid mark. But when Owens got the chance to paddle in a warmer climate,  she jumped at the opportunity. Owens took part in the 50th...
Will Grayling area residents get solutions to clean up tainted drinking water by a firefighting foam used by the military? Or will they hear much of the same from state officials that more monitoring wells will be drilled and more data will be collected to determine the extent of the tainted...
As shoppers hit the stores to find gifts for friends and loved ones, they are encouraged to buy a freshly cut Christmas tree with the knowledge they are helping out youth and families in need for the holiday season. The 24th annual Cops for Kids Christmas Tree Sale, a collaboration between area...
With new members on the Grayling City Council comes a new leader to handle the official business for the community. Heather Forbes was appointed to serve as the mayor for the City of Grayling by fellow council members at a meeting held on Monday, Nov. 12. Forbes, Kimberly Hatfield, Clinton...
Ideal weather, plenty of volunteers, and a steady stream of people seeking to get spooked allowed the Forest of Fear to scare up a record amount of donations to support local students and community organizations. The Forest of Fear, located off of Stephan Bridge Road, ran every weekend in...

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