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The Crawford County Board of Commissioners laid out a process for selling a piece of land the county does not intend to use last week. The board, at its meeting on Thursday, June 8, agreed to part with 17 acres of land it owns in Grayling Charter Township. The property is near Matt Lafontaine...
“The Society of Animal Artists, founded in 1960, is devoted to promoting excellence in the artistic portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through art exhibitions, informative seminars, lectures, and teaching demonstrations,” according to the group’s...
Improvements made in the heart of Frederic for youth and family recreation will be highlighted at the fifth annual Frederic Music Festival. The Frederic Music Festival will be held in the Betty Sajdak Park on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24. The goal for the festival is to conduct an...
A 52-year-old Grayling man died after jumping into rough waters on Lake  Margarethe on Saturday. Crawford County Sheriff Kirk A. Wakefield said that Crawford County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 2:54 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, regarding a missing swimmer. Marine officers on Lake...
Grayling area employees are enhancing their work skills through focused training while still earning their paychecks. In January, Michigan Works partnered with Kirtland Community College and began offering software training for Grayling employers at no cost through state training dollars. The...
A military veteran and family man has taken the reins of Grayling’s Fourth of July parade, which will proceed forward as planned. Leonard Nemeth, the commander of the Carl W. Borchers Post Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) #3736, stepped down as the organizer for the Fourth of July Parade. He said...
The Beaver Creek Township Fire Department added a truck to its fleet last week, which will enhance firefighting operations, rescue calls, and mutual aid responses in the Crawford County area. Since Grayling serves as a hub for building and equipping fire trucks through CSI Emergency Apparatus,...
Jack VanPutten is putting another 100 miles on his combat boots. VanPutten and his supporters are taking part in the second annual Jack’s Walk of Honor Honoring the Michigan National Guard and Veterans starting on Wednesday, June 7, through Saturday, June 10. Last year, VanPutten  walked from...
Grayling High School celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2017 – a group that earned more than $900,000 in scholarships and performed close to 8,000 community service hours, according to school officials – during a commencement ceremony held at GHS on Sunday afternoon.  The school held the...
Groups of senior citizens at the Crawford County Commission on Aging (COA) and Senior Center are kicking up their heels and getting their health into a better rhythm. The COA started offering aerobic drumming as part of its “Fitness After Fifty” program in March.   Aerobic drumming combines...

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