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Our small town is a caring one, with folks often stepping up to challenges to make sure others are taken care of. This year was no exception.  So, what is Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign? Let me explain.  “In 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor...
The first half of the 2021-2022 school year for the Crawford AuSable School District has featured a variety of challenges – COVID-19, the Oxford school shooting aftermath, staff shortages – but the fall months also offered the return of many activities that had been cancelled during the previous...
One thing our town does not have is a shortage on high quality hair salons. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have room for more! Enter Smoke and Mirrors, the newest salon to open.  Located at 108 Ottawa Street, Smoke and Mirrors is a bit different than the other salons in town, edgier. And so is...
In 2017, one of the best things to come to Roscommon happened. Bob’s Butcher Shop. Located on the corner of Main Street, making it the perfect location for shopping, Bob’s has been a staple in Roscommon and Grayling ever since. And if 2021 did not do one other good thing, it gave us The Butcher’s...
According to area health department and hospital officials, some COVID-19 numbers in the region are improving, but – during an online press conference hosted by Munson Healthcare on Tuesday, December 14 – they were reluctant to label the progress as a “trend.” “We continue to have a significant...
Winter has firmly hit Grayling, making it feel like we live in a winter snow globe. While some folks don’t care for the snow and ice, others feel it makes the perfect setting for the holiday season. With temperatures around 35 degrees on Saturday, December 11, and ice and high winds, one might...
Hanson Hills Recreation Area opened its cross country ski trails last week and it is currently preparing its downhill skiing and tubing runs for a planned opening date of Thursday, December 23. “We just opened for cross country skiing on Tuesday. We’re looking at a tentative downhill opening of...
COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalization numbers continue to be high in the northern Michigan region, according to area health officials. Munson Healthcare hosted an online press conference on Tuesday, December 7. Officials reported a percent positivity rate of 20.4, a little lower...
Should employers require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19? In November, the administration of United States President Joe Biden announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration would be requiring “employers with 100 or more employees to...
The Grayling High School Players will be presenting the play “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” (adapted by Joseph Robinette from the classic book by C.S. Lewis) on Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m.  “This play will appeal to people of all ages as this is the...

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