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The Viking Activity Center – an expansion of Grayling High School’s physical education facilities – is expected to be finished in November following a few delays. “It’s been delayed,” said Nate Maury, Grayling High School Athletic Director. “Couple of delays getting everything painted, getting...
Crawford County officials have decided to weigh in on the state budget dispute between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican led legislature. The Crawford County Board of Commissioners at its regular monthly meeting held on Thursday, August 25, directed  County Administrator Paul Compo to...
Legal jargon included in a letter regarding trash compactor and recycling fees is causing some confusion for Grayling Charter Township property owners. But Grayling Charter Township Supervisor Lacey Stephan III said people who have received the correspondence need to delve into the past to...
The matriarch of a Grayling family recalled the good old days and cherished her family and unique events held in the community as she marked her 100th birthday last weekend. Bernetta Gladys Smock celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, October 20, at a gathering held at the Higgins Lake St....
A Grayling native and advocate for youth recently released a book of poems, which has been in the works for 52 years and covers topics from the Vietnam War to family and friends. Doug Wilson’s book, Echoes and Shadows, includes 145 poems written over a 52-year-period. Wilson fell in love with...
A Crawford County official who serves in a number of roles in the emergency services field was recently recognized for his service in the northern Michigan region. Crawford County Emergency Management Director Doug Pratt received the 2019 Emergency Manager of the Year Award for a population...
Dozens of people and their canine caregivers packed into the Grayling City Park on Saturday for the third annual Bark For Life to help raise funds and awareness to battle cancer. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was held on Saturday, October 12, through the Relay for Life of...
Hundreds of Grayling area residents and others from surrounding areas lined the streets of the community to give a hero’s homecoming to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kelly Richards. People waved American flags as Richards was brought back to Grayling on Thursday, October 3. Michigan State Police...
A 37-year-old Canton man accused of murdering a Frederic resident will face more charges when his case goes before a jury. Chief 46th Trial Court Judge George J. Mertz arraigned Matthew Franklin Smith on Friday, October 4, on charges of torture and unlawful imprisonment. The charges carry a...
As elections continue to become a year-round topic in the headlines, the leader of a trailblazing organization founded to promote voter advocacy and education calls Crawford County  home. Christina Schlitt of Frederic is president of the League of Woman Voters of Michigan. She was elected to...

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