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With her wit and wherewithal, a Grayling woman was recently recognized for seven decades of bowling and she has no plans to quit anytime soon. The women’s Wednesday night bowling league held a celebration on Oct. 4 at the American Legion Lounge and Lanes to honor Gloria Neilson for 70 years of...
Affectionately known as “Small Paul” Martin in the community, the Grayling resident is showcasing a big heart for those impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida – sometimes in the likeness of the superhero Spider-Man. Hurricane Irma pummeled the State of Florida in September, with winds speeds...
The City of Grayling was awarded a grant of more than $1.5 million, which will be used to replace an aging sewer main that services homes and businesses in nearly the entire community. Grayling was among 14 communities around Michigan which were awarded $23.2 million in Community Development...
A Grayling woman who relocated to the community to live full-time this summer is seeking help keeping soldiers connected with their families as they continue to fight the global war on terrorism. Charly Mathews launched the program called Cards for Soldiers in 2005 when her husband, Michael,...
With one project already in the pipeline, Crawford County officials approved a grant application and a regional pact to clean up contaminated properties for redevelopment. The Crawford County Board of Commissioners at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 28, approved a proposed grant...
A father and son recently completed a 13-year journey, hiking the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, and have plans for more adventures on their feet. Larry Yoder, of Grayling, and his son, Brian Yoder, who lives in southern Alabama, completed their last stretch hiking the Appalachian...
Volunteers for the Forest of Fear, a haunted trail walk located just east of Grayling, are primed and ready to spook visitors and scare up some money for local community organizations. Celebrating its 12th year, the Forest of Fear will kick off on Friday, Oct. 6. “We’re bigger and better than...
Nine samples from water wells on the east boundary of the Grayling Army Airfield tested above a health advisory for chemicals linked to causing ill health effects in humans and animals and one sample tested at a low level for the compounds. That is prompting military and health officials to...
Jeff Muraida, a native to Evergreen Park, Illinois, moved nearly 400 miles from Morris, Illinois, to accept the job as the Crawford AuSable School District’s band director, fulfilling a promise he made many years ago. Muraida’s wife, originally a Michigan native, moved to Chicago 16 years prior...
The baton for hosting a fall arts and crafts show was passed to the Grayling Promotional Association (GPA) nearly 20 years ago, and the event, which helps spruce up shoppers’ homes and provides an opportunity to purchase early Christmas gifts, has grown. The Mercy Hospital Auxiliary initiated...

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