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A pact between the Grayling Fire Department and Camp Grayling, which provided funding for fire services at varying amounts over the last 15 years, came to an end earlier this year, resulting in three full-time firefighters being laid off. The firefighters were given pink slips on Nov. 30. ...
A pilot project to confine cancer causing agents from a firefighting foam has been implemented at the Grayling  Army Airfield, and military officials pledged to find a safe source of drinking water to homeowners whose wells have been tainted by the foam. A public meeting was held on Tuesday,...
Crawford County officials gave a boost in funding to the local Michigan State University (MSU)  Extension Office to focus on strengthening  youth and their families. Angela Cook was hired to serve as the 4-H Program Coordinator for the Crawford County MSU Extension Office in September. The...
A familiar face returned to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office last week to serve as the second in command. Randy Herman was appointed and was administered  the oath of office to serve as the undersheriff for Sheriff Shawn M. Kraycs on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Kraycs took the oath of office on...
The City of Grayling’s new canoe launch at the State Police Crime Lab, located on James Street on the AuSable River near the Old AuSable Fly Shop, is finished. The project involved landscaping, creation of cement walkways and a cement launch area, brick work for a small retaining wall, fencing...
Hospital officials, volunteers, and community members marked a milestone of honoring loved ones and advancing local healthcare last week. The 30th annual Lights of Love Ceremony was held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in front of Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital.  The Lights of Love Ceremony has...
As a boy, Shawn M. Kraycs would place a play six-shooter in a holster and pin a badge on his shirt with aspirations of becoming a law enforcement officer leader. Surrounded by family, friends, deputies and county officials, Kraycs took the oath of office on Thursday, Nov. 29, from Crawford...
The Crawford County Board of Commissioners is considering changing the number of board members on the Crawford County Road Commission from three to five members. The county board held a public hearing on the proposed change at its regular monthly meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 29. The option...
AuSable River Canoe Marathon paddler Nicole “Nickie” Owens and many others continue to train on the river year-round even when temperatures drop below the frigid mark. But when Owens got the chance to paddle in a warmer climate,  she jumped at the opportunity. Owens took part in the 50th...
Will Grayling area residents get solutions to clean up tainted drinking water by a firefighting foam used by the military? Or will they hear much of the same from state officials that more monitoring wells will be drilled and more data will be collected to determine the extent of the tainted...

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