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As more bicycle races are hosted in the community and trails get developed, bicycle repair stations have been added as a new feature for residents and visitors in Grayling’s downtown business district. The stations were recently installed by Thanks A Latte and Flowers by Josie, 212 Michigan...
Dozens of lives have been saved due to a new feature added to law enforcement’s arsenal to combat the opioid crisis impacting the region. Lynda Rutkowski, a substance abuse prevention specialist for Up North Prevention and the Crawford County Partnership for Substance Abuse, gave an update to...
Each year, on the Friday before the AuSable River Canoe Marathon, the Grayling Knights of Columbus and the AuSable Marathon Committee team up to conduct a special event: the AuSable River Special Olympics Canoe Race. For the last two decades, AuSable River Canoe Marathon paddlers – current...
Admit it. With all of the festivities in town for the River Festival, it’s hard not to get caught “HUP” in all of the fun. The H.U.P. Race on Wednesday is a very popular local event in which paddlers in homemade canoes duke it out, all while wearing costumes. The goal of the event was “for...
The new superintendent for the Crawford AuSable School District is getting acclimated to his position and the community with a focus on continuing high staff and student achievement. Justin Gluesing served his first day as the school chief for the district on Monday, July 1. He replaced...
A Grayling beginner in karate is kicking his way to having a strong mind and body as he starts competing in statewide bouts. Calvin Dideriksen, age 8, is going into third grade at the Grayling Elementary School. He is the son of Melanie and Brent Dideriksen. The family lived in Kalamazoo,...
A Crawford County Circuit Court judge stuck to the high end of guidelines when he sentenced a Grayling man for bludgeoning a 46-year-old woman using a can of yams. 46th Circuit Trial Court Judge Colin G. Hunter on Thursday, July 11, sentenced John Robert O’Connor to serve a minimum of 31 years...
A Grayling educator is taking a step up on the career ladder when the 2019-2020 school year gets underway. Sarah Allen will serve as  the assistant principal at the Grayling High School. She replaces Jeff Branch, a long time school administrator, who retired from his position with the school...
Every year since 2006, two people have been inducted into the AuSable River Canoe Marathon Hall of Fame. These are people the committee, as well as the community, believe deserve the recognition, whether it be their accomplishments in the sport or their dedication to improving it. This year the...
A lifelong Grayling resident was recently appointed to fill a vacancy on Grayling  Charter Township’s Board of Trustees. Trustee Dennis J. Long resigned from his position effective May 15 after serving the township for a decade and a half. “The past 15 years have been amazing,” Long said in...

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