2018-12-31

Year In Review 2018

Two different murder cases. A proposed marina at Lake Margrethe. New businesses launching in Grayling. Development of a new soccer field. The City of Grayling graduateing from Project Rising Tide and completing its new AuSable River canoe launch project at the State Police Crime Lab. Elections with proposals involving the school, Hanson Hills, the library, and the Transportation Authority. The […]

Baby to Toddler Closet volunteers will mark milestone serving young families this year


Two days every month, volunteers and young parents come together on common ground to take care of Crawford County’s most precious assets – the children of the community. The Crawford County Baby to Toddler Closet will mark its 10th anniversary this year, assisting young families and their children to be safe and healthy. The idea to form the  Baby to […]

Grayling family shares tragic story of loss on billboard in hopes of addressing substance abuse


On a football field playing as a junior for Grayling High School’s football team, the lives of Tim Hatley and his family would change forever. The son of Jim and Karen Hatley, Tim sprained his ankle during a football game. His doctor prescribed him Norco, a narcotic containing acetaminophen and hydrocodone, which is used to treat moderate to severe pain. […]

Howard Richard Madsen

Howard Richard Madsen, 91, of Grayling, passed away on December 14, 2018.  Howard was born March 5, 1927 in Grayling, Michigan to the late Stanley and Bernice Madsen.  He never resided anywhere but Grayling with the exception of wintering in Florida in a few of his senior years.  Howard was an only child and grew up with a deep love […]

Briefs 01.03.19

Pain management workshop to be held – The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center is partnering with the Michigan State University Extension Office and the NEMCSA Area Agency on Aging to provide a six-week PATH Workshop on Chronic Pain Management. PATH stands for Personal Action Toward Health and was developed and tested by Stanford University. Participants learn skills […]