2018-02-27

Viewpoint: United Way accepting funding requests


Crawford County United Way is heading into its annual allocation season and is seeking applications from local nonprofit human services agencies and organizations for fund distribution throughout 2018-2019. Last year, Crawford County United Way (CCUW) distributed funds to eight local human services agencies as well as presented the sixth LIVE UNITED Community Service Award scholarship, supported Project Graduation, Kids Day […]

From the Desk of the Main Street Program Director

by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director We started 2018 with a review of 2017.  You read about events, training, numbers associated to change in our downtown, and a few of our targets for the coming year.  We also offer this presentation verbally to anyone who is interested. It is a great opportunity for us to spread the excitement […]

Briefs 03.01.18

Forum to be held regarding soccer fields – Crawford County will host a public informational forum on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Crawford County Building. The purpose of the forum is to explain the future of the Crawford Ausable Soccer Association field expansion and gather opinions and suggestions regarding the project. Crawford County is intending to apply […]

Gathering will be held to mark Fred Bear’s birthday


From the workshop to the woods, a group will be celebrating everything Fred Bear at a gathering next week. A Fred Bear Get-Together will be held in Grayling on Monday, March 5, on the birthday of the renowned hunter and archer. Bear was born in 1902 in a farmhouse near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania during a blizzard.  Bear and Charles Piper founded […]

Millage for library expansion will be on Aug. 7 primary election ballot


A millage proposal targeted at enhancing services and access to the Devereaux Memorial Crawford County Library in Grayling will be decided by voters in August. The Crawford County Board of Commissioners agreed to put a proposal on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot for the expansion and renovation of the main library serving Crawford County residents. County Administrator Paul Compo […]

Vikings unable to convert in overtime, fall to Ramblers 55-45


The Grayling Vikings, during Friday night’s varsity boys basketball game vs. the visiting Boyne City Ramblers, battled back from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit to force overtime, but the Vikings were not able to get a shot to fall in the extra period, and the Ramblers won 55-45. Boyne City had a 13-5  lead after one quarter of play. Grayling […]

Roland Wilkins

Roland “Rolly” Floyd Wilkins, 65, of Grayling, passed away on February 19, 2018.  He was born on August 14, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Leonard and Doris (Ostrander) Wilkins.  Rolly was a graduate of Grayling High School. He was a welder/fabricator for many, many years. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, football, basketball, softball and NASCAR. Most of all […]

Linda Thomas

Linda (Brooks) Thomas passed from her life here on earth to her new home in heaven on February 20, 2018. She is the daughter of Arthur Alexander & Mary Ida “Idabel” (Sheldon) Alexander who both preceded her in death.  Her daughter, Heidi Taniel Brooks, age 8, passed away in 1989. Both of her parents and her brother, Bill Alexander, and […]

Jerry McClain

Jerry Dave McClain, 91, of Grayling, passed away on February 23, 2018.  He was born in Grayling on February 21, 1927, to the late Floyd “Mickey” and Carrie (LaGrow) McClain. Jerry enjoyed all things related to hunting and fishing. He enjoyed baking too. Jerry married Wilda Patch on April 15, 1950, in Grayling. They were married for 63 years before […]

Michael Dixson

Michael Wayne Dixson, 65, of Grayling, passed away peacefully at home February 25, 2018.  Michael was born to Charles and Alma Dixson in Grayling on February 11, 1953.  Michael graduated from Grayling High School in 1972, worked at Spring Window Fashions previously and loved the outdoors, especially deer hunting and fishing. Michael is survived by his mother, Alma Jean (Sasser) […]