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The Grayling Fire Department – a collaboration between the City of Grayling and Grayling Charter Township – is looking to add more volunteer firefighters to its roster. City and township officials have said during recent meetings that the department’s volunteer firefighter ranks are down for a...
A local second grade student – Hazel MacIntosh Ertel, 7, of Grayling – recently made a special donation to The Brook, allowing staff members to provide a few extra holiday gifts to residents of the local assisted living facility. Officials from The Brook said Ertel sent them a letter along with...
The latest “Gatherings and Face Mask Order” from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – announced on Friday, December 18, two days before the previous version of the order was set to expire – allows high schools to resume in-person learning and it allows entertainment businesses...
Hanson Hills Recreation Area is now open for skiing and tubing with some adjustments to avoid gatherings inside the lodge due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hanson Hills had a “soft opening” during the weekend of December 19-20, offering tubing and ski lessons on Saturday and downhill skiing...
Ongoing changes in health and safety standards for COVID-19 and new orders from the Health Department urged the owners of Dead Bear Brewery in Grayling to make some wall-breaking changes. Jean Krebs, Dead Bear Brewery General Manager, knew the changes were needed after the brewery and...
The Grayling City Council voted 5-0 to dissolve its Parks and Recreation Committee and “reconstitute” it under the authority of the City of Grayling’s Planning Commission. The City Council has discussed the future of the Parks and Recreation Committee at several meetings in 2020, considering a...
The Grayling Fire Department – a longtime collaboration between the City of Grayling and Grayling Charter Township – welcomed a new fire chief on Wednesday, December 16, following the retirement of its previous chief. The Grayling Fire Committee, which consists of the supervisor and clerk from...
According to state and local healthcare officials, the week of December 14-18 featured the first COVID-19 vaccinations in Michigan as the state started to receive its first allocations of the vaccine.  “Frontline healthcare workers at two Michigan hospitals (on December 14) were the first...
As companies work to get COVID-19 vaccines approved for use, state officials – during an update on Thursday, December 10 – said they’re working on plans to get Michigan residents vaccinated, including the creation of a new commission to help inform the public about the process. During Thursday’...
The Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center may still be “closed” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s had busy year, including a record number of deliveries through its Meals on Wheels program. In March, the first stay-at-home executive orders forced the closure of many...

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