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On July 7, Grayling Department of Public Safety officers  were dispatched to Spike’s Keg O’ Nails for a report of a three-vehicle crash.  While officers were responding, Dispatch advised that the vehicle was continuing to crash into other vehicles. Upon arrival, officers found the driver and...
The AuSable River Canoe Marathon is the ultimate thrill-seeking race for competitors and spectators alike. Although the Marathon begins at 9 p.m., the hours leading up to the race of a lifetime set the bar for the perfect way to get hyped up long before the canoes hit the water.  The 2018...
It could take several months before a new superintendent for the Crawford AuSable School District is selected under a timeline outlined by the school board last week. The Crawford AuSable Board of Education, at its regular monthly meeting held on Monday, July 9, determined a search process and...
Two downstate men will remain in jail without bond due to the vicious beating death of a Frederic man just before the Fourth of July.  Dylan Ross Ziegler, 18, of Romulus, and Matthew Franklin Smith, 36, of Canton, were both arraigned for open murder in Crawford County District Court on...
A family with deep roots in Crawford County recently donated items to the Crawford County Historical Museum to help with its storytelling mission regarding the lumbering era and the railroad. Tom Welsh II, of Bridgeport, and Joanne Welsh Doty, of Grayling, visited the museum on Tuesday, July 3...
Orison Swett Marden once wrote: “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” Relay for Life 2018 is an event that sheds light on cancer, a disease that “doesn’t discriminate, it doesn’t look at race, gender, or sexuality...
Members of Boy Scout Troop #979 of Grayling recently went on a trip to Washington D.C., learning about citizenship, the nation’s culture, and history. The Scouts left Grayling on June 16 and returned to the community on June 24. En route to the nation’s capitol, they made a stop at the...
Dozens of area golfers took part in a golf scramble  at the Fox Run Country Club to raise funds to take veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials created in their honor. The third annual  First Responder Golf Open to Support Mid-Michigan Honor Flight was held on Friday, June 29. First Lt...
Grayling Recreation Authority and the Grayling Rotary Club officially unveiled the new pavilion at Hanson Hills Recreation Area – a project that the two groups have been working on for several months – during a public ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday. “We had a great turnout for the event...
The future of two safety net programs for Crawford AuSable School District  students remains in limbo due to a change in a state law. The future is unclear for Viking Vision Career Academy, a class for students in jeopardy of dropping out of school at the Grayling High School, and the Phoenix...

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