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Hundreds of Grayling area residents and others from surrounding areas lined the streets of the community to give a hero’s homecoming to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kelly Richards. People waved American flags as Richards was brought back to Grayling on Thursday, October 3. Michigan State Police...
A 37-year-old Canton man accused of murdering a Frederic resident will face more charges when his case goes before a jury. Chief 46th Trial Court Judge George J. Mertz arraigned Matthew Franklin Smith on Friday, October 4, on charges of torture and unlawful imprisonment. The charges carry a...
As elections continue to become a year-round topic in the headlines, the leader of a trailblazing organization founded to promote voter advocacy and education calls Crawford County  home. Christina Schlitt of Frederic is president of the League of Woman Voters of Michigan. She was elected to...
If a number of steps can be taken to go through governmental red tape and hard decisions can be made, the decade and a half-plus search to find a new home for the Crawford County Commission on Aging (COA) and Grayling Senior Center may come to fruition. The COA has entered into a purchase...
Harold “Tike” Golnick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was among the first soldiers on the battlefield, while Emma Marie Mahaney patched troops up while serving in the U.S. Air Force nursing corps. Both Grayling residents were treated like heroes as they went on the 12th Mid-...
The Grayling Country Club and foster care advocates teamed up last week to host a golf scramble to raise foster care awareness. The Foster Care Golf Open was held on Thursday, September 19, and was hosted by  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) staff from Crawford, Oscoda,...
Deputy Michael Dekun from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office needed a change in pace, so he headed back to school. That’s actually three schools – the Grayling Elementary School, Grayling Middle School, and Graying High School – as he assumed the position as the school liaison officer. The...
A failed attempt to divert law enforcement resources away from a bank heist which took place in another part of northeast Michigan put Crawford County first responders to the test on Friday. At 8:16 a.m. on Friday, September 6, a phone call from an unknown person was received by Munson...
To meet the needs of existing companies in the area and meet the evolving market for skilled trades, Kirtland Community College has opened its Michigan Forest Products Institute. Kirtland Community College President Dr. Tom Quinn, state legislators, members of the Board of Trustees, and...
A pillar for retail sales in the community, the Grayling Kmart will be closing near the end of the year. The Grayling Kmart store will be closed on Sunday, December 15. The store currently has 35 employees, but is hiring additional associates to work through upcoming liquidation sales and the...

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