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Divers were able to recover the body of a boater who was reported missing on Lake Margrethe over the weekend early Tuesday morning. Computer aided side scan sonar vessels utilized by the Michigan State Police, which are capable of searching underneath the water, located Shivam Patel, a 28-year-...
An executive order from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, following a bill passed by the state’s legislature, is attempting to offer more relief for Michigan renters from eviction while making assistance available to help landlords maintain their businesses. A series of executive orders...
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office will soon launch a new program to slow down drivers in a neighborly way. Crawford County Sheriff Shawn M. Kraycs, in a report to the Crawford County Board of Commissioners through a virtual meeting held on Thursday, June 25, said law enforcement officials...
After nearly three decades of service, Randy Herman retired from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office – this time for good. Herman served his last day as the undersheriff for the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, June 19. Herman rejoined the sheriff’s office in a leadership position...
Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, and Roscommon (COOR)  Education Center students could not have a graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures, so the graduation was brought to them last week. Faculty and staff along with Troopers from the Houghton Lake Post of the Michigan...
A new era of leadership was launched last week at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Sgt. Ryan Swope was promoted to become the new undersheriff at the sheriff’s office. He replaces Randy Herman, who has served as the undersheriff for the last year and a half. Herman, who retired...
Grayling Recreation Authority announced on Tuesday, June 16, that it is cancelling the 10K portion of its annual GRA 10K/5K but the 5K will proceed as planned with some possible adjustments to allow for social distancing. “We plan to race, with modifications,” according to Grayling Recreation...
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended previous protections against eviction through the end of the month with a new executive order announced on Thursday, June 11. Executive Order 2020-118 – “temporary prohibition against entry to premises for the purpose of removing or excluding a tenant...
With a lot of unknowns projected for budgets for governmental and education entities in the future due to the COVID-19 pandemic, area leaders are putting the decision to fund two law enforcement positions squarely in the hands of voters. The Crawford County Board of Commissioners, through a...
The Crawford County Courthouse building opened back up to the public for reduced hours and with employees working less hours as the community starts its comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Crawford County Board of Commissioners, through a virtual meeting held on Wednesday, June 10,...

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