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Jason Broge, the vice president of business services for Kirtland Community College, goes over plans to install an ambulance simulator for the training of students in the EMT and paramedic program at Kirtland Community College's Regional Health Sciences Center. Photo by Dan Sanderson
Jason Broge, the vice president of business services for Kirtland Community College, goes over plans to install an ambulance simulator for the training of students in the EMT and paramedic program at Kirtland Community College's Regional Health Sciences Center. Photo by Dan Sanderson
KCC's Regional Health Sciences Center will open for classes on Aug. 22
by Dan Sanderson-Staff Writer
Classes will begin at Kirtland Community College's Regional Health Sciences Center, located just south of Grayling, in less than a month,  allowing students to blaze new trails, training for current health care professionals and provide better care for the area's elderly population.
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Crawford County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to decide local political races, pare down candidates running for a judge's position as well as vote for state and federal political races.


Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Everette E. Ayers is being challenged by Grayling attorneys Sierra R. Koch and Donald E. Sommerfeld, Jr. Ayers is completing his second four-year term as the chief prosecuting attorney for the county.


Largest field ever? As many as 95 paddling teams could start 2016 AuSable Marathon

Hundreds of fans are expected for the start of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon on Saturday night as one of the largest fields in the event's 69-year history - possibly the largest one ever - leaves Grayling and begins the 120-mile race to Oscoda.


If no teams withdraw between now and the start of the race at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 95 duos will attempt to finish this year's AuSable Marathon. 


KCC's Regional Health Sciences Center will open for classes on Aug. 22
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Classes will begin at Kirtland Community College's Regional Health Sciences Center, located just south of Grayling, in less than a month,  allowing students to blaze new trails, training for current health care professionals and provide better care for the area's elderly population.


The $11 million campus is slated to be open to students on Aug. 22.

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Eighty-four teams, most in the event's history, compete in 25th Spike's Challenge C-2 race
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Going into Sunday's Spike's Challenge C-2 event - a canoe race from Grayling to McMasters Bridge - only 11 different paddlers had finished in first place during the event's first 24 years. Now, that number is 13.


The battle for first place came down to two teams that were side by side as they approached the finish line. In the end, Mathieu Pellerin and Guillaume Blais - both of Quebec - edged the team in canoe #13, Nick Walton of Eaton Rapids and Tad Hill of Livonia, by the narrowest of margins, earning the right to add their names to the short list of Spike's Challenge C-2 race champions. 


2016 AuSable Marathon could feature record field
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Hundreds of hours of training to get ready. Fourteen to 19 hours of nonstop paddling through the night during the race. Portages. Fog. Rain. Cold. Eating meals out of a plastic baggie. Pain. Sickness. Heat. Why do it? Why do record numbers of paddling teams continue to race 120 miles from Grayling to Oscoda during the AuSable River Canoe Marathon? Why do so many people who have never done it before continue to sign up for the race year after year?


"The quality of the event is unparalleled so that is a big part of the draw. The race is unique in its length, and it runs through the night, which adds an entire new dynamic to racing," said AuSable Marathon competitor Ben Schlimmer.


Paddlers race from Grayling to Burton's Landing during C-1 event
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Forty-five paddlers raced from Grayling to Burton's Landing in one-person canoes during the 2016 Spike's Challenge C-1 event on Saturday. Overall numbers for the C-1 event were lower than normal this year.


"The number of C-1 racers was down this year. We believe it was because of the heat," one of the event's organizers said.

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Found 2 events today. July 27th, 2016 to July 27th, 2016
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Commission on Aging Activities
Event Date: July 27th, 2016
Event Time: TBA - TBA
Menu (lunch/dinner) and activities:
Wednesday, July 27 - Lunch - chicken & mushroom orecchiette, broccoli, mixed vegetables, red grapes. Dinner - French dip sandwich, red skin potato, corn, burst o’berries. Activities - 9 a.m. Pickleball @ Frederic Twp. Hall, 9:15 a.m. Matter of Balance @ MIWorks, 10 a.m. CCC @ Grayling Nature Center, 1 - 3:30 p.m. Diabetes PATH @ City Hall, 1-4 p.m. Legal Assist, appt. required, 1 p.m. Pool-Ball in Hand, Mahjong, and Wii Bowling, 2:30 p.m. Unlucky 7’s. The Crawford County Commission on Aging’s Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale, behind Burger King in Grayling. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Story Hour
Event Date: July 27th, 2016
Event Time: 11:15am - TBA
Story Hour is held every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. at Devereaux Memorial Library. Preschool children and their caregivers can come to enjoy stories, songs, crafts, snacks and activities. No sign up required.

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