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In a tip of the hat to the past, the Grayling Elementary School has brought a school nurse on staff to help students with their day-to-day medical needs and to help them develop healthier lifestyles. Samantha Rogers started as the school nurse at the Grayling Elementary School on Monday, Jan....
Al Widing Sr. of Mio, an AuSable River Canoe Marathon icon, the record holder for both most starts in AuSable Marathon history and oldest finisher, and perhaps the event’s most popular paddler of all time, passed away last week. He was 92 years old. “He set an example for all of us,” said Steve...
Due to poor trail conditions at Hanson Hills, Grayling Recreation Authority (GRA) had to make changes to this year’s Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet – an annual series of cross country ski races for people of all ages and skill levels – including a cancellation of some races and a change of venue for...
A proposed permit to have a marina based off the north shore of Lake Margrethe was met with an abundance of opposition last week. Staff from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s  (DEW) Waters Resources Division held a public hearing at the Grayling Township Hall on Wednesday, Jan...
Staff at the Grayling Middle School launched the school’s Viking Pantry this week. The pantry is based in a small classroom, which used to be a computer lab and an area where teachers could meet with small groups of students.  Whether it be a temporary situation or ongoing, the pantry will...
Charles (Bobby) Ryan, Jr., a 1983 Grayling High School graduate, is in Hollywood pitching a screenplay he wrote about his NASA special assignment. The project would include filming in Grayling. In 1983, Ryan moved to the Bay Area of California and started working for NASA. It was a dream come...
Two new propane powered busses will be added to the fleet for the Crawford AuSable School District next month. The Crawford AuSable School District’s Board of Education recently approved the purchase of a pair of busses at a cost of $184,746. The busses were ordered through a statewide...
Crawford County officials approved upgrades for Central Dispatch equipment, which will link communication with other dispatch centers in the region. The Crawford Board of Commissioners, at its regular monthly meeting in December, agreed to purchase the Viper 911 System for Crawford County...
Entering her second year of competition, Grayling student Brittanie Snyder is hoping to soar to new levels with her gymnastics routine. Snyder is a member of the Skye High Gymnastics Team, which is based out of Roscommon. She trains with coach Crystal Richter. Snyder is the daughter of Jamie...
Water contamination at the Grayling Army Airfield and Lake Margrethe. The Moving Wall Vietnam War veterans tribute in Grayling. Legal dispute involving conservation groups and the Grayling Fish Hatchery. A missing person case turns into a murder investigation. The annual Chamber of Commerce...

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