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After a brief period of improving COVID-19 statistics in northern Michigan, numbers are starting to go back up, health officials said during an online press conference hosted by Munson Healthcare on Tuesday, January 4. According to Munson Healthcare, test positivity (two-week average) was at 25...
The year 2021 featured the return of many local events that were cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19, but the pandemic continued with case numbers surging during both the spring and the fall. In early January, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services still had restrictions in...
Hanson Hills – a “four season recreation area,” according to Grayling Recreation Authority officials – had a busy 2021, a year that included record wintertime crowds, the return of the Ragnar Trail Michigan, completion of renovation projects, and many other events and activities. In the early...
The Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library brought back more of its programs and events in 2021 after experiencing pandemic-related shutdowns and delays in its renovation project during the year 2020, and overall user numbers are starting to return to normal levels, according to library...
Healthcare officials reported “a mixed bag of news” with regard to the most recent Michigan COVID-19 numbers during an online Munson Healthcare press conference on Tuesday, December 28. Dr. Christine Nefcy, Munson Healthcare Chief Medical Officer, said test percent positivity is “steady” in...
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department ended its 2021 on a positive note with a few charitable events following another year of challenges caused by drug-related complaints and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sheriff’s Department personnel – along with officers from Grayling Public Safety –...
It wasn’t the opener that Grayling Recreation Authority officials were hoping to provide for the community, but Hanson Hills was able to provide one tubing run for its anticipated launch day of Thursday, December 23, the first day of winter break for the Crawford AuSable School District. Hanson...
Munson Healthcare officials – during an online update on Tuesday – reported that COVID-19 numbers are still high in the region but they are improving; however, they are also concerned about the “much more transmissible” omicron variant as it spreads in other parts of the nation and the world. “...
The local Toys For Tots effort completed its distribution for the Christmas season of 2021 last Thursday following a successful donation collection process. Julie McClain, Toys For Tots volunteer, said this year’s effort received “quite a bit” of donated toys and money. “The community was...
City of Grayling officials reported on Monday, December 13 – during a regular meeting of the city council – that former city clerk/treasurer Lisa Johnson has pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges following a Michigan State Police investigation of possible wrongdoing. On Friday, August 13, the...

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