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Grayling city planners nixed a plan to allow a proposed industrial manufacturing facility to go into a building previously used for manufacturing products. Following a public hearing held on Tuesday, May 21, the Grayling City Planning Commission turned down a conditional use request to rezone...
A Grayling businesswoman, who owned and operated a car wash in the community for nearly four decades, said she would miss interacting with customers as she passes torch to new owners. Diane Burtch recently sold Diane’s Car Wash, located at 5605 M-72 West, to Matt and Christine LaFontaine, the...
City of Grayling planners recently gave the green light for a mixed-use retail and residential development planned for downtown. The Grayling City Planning Commission, at a meeting held on Tuesday, May 21, approved the site plans for the former Sawmill Billiards property. The development also...
From 1929 to 1995, visitors to Hartwick Pines State Park entered through a large, two-story “log cabin” located just steps from M-93. Called the “Memorial Building” to honor Grayling native and lumberman Edward Hartwick, who died in World War I, it provided a grand introduction to the park’s...
Crawford County residents, who were mailed jury questionnaires earlier this month, are urged to fill them out and get them back to the county courthouse. These jury questionnaires are for the fiscal year 2019-2020, which covers the period of Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020.    Names are...
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Daniel Elliott is in the midst of being processed out of the armed forces, and sought a break to build his own bamboo fly rod and to fish on the area’s prized trout streams last week. Elliot was among eight disabled military veterans who took part in the eighth...
A Grayling volunteer was recently recognized at the Michigan State Capitol  in Lansing for giving thousands of hours of her time to better the community. Terry Tody received a Community Action Volunteer Award presented by the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency at a ceremony held in...
Activity at Camp Grayling is about to ramp up for the year, but there are less soldiers expected to be in the community than in previous years. An open house was held at the Camp Grayling Officer’s Club on Thursday, May 9, for local community leaders, business owners, and emergency responders...
Camping. Swimming. Fishing. Picnicking. Hiking through forest trails and enjoying the fresh air. Campfires. Memories with friends and family. Michigan is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its state park system this year, and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging people to...
After a four-year hiatus, Smokey the Bear has returned to Grayling complete with digital signs to inform area residents and visitors about the dangers of wildfires. A project to replace the Smokey the Bear sign, located in front of the Michigan State Police Crime Lab in Grayling, was recently...

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