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The Crawford County Board tweaked the county’s ORV ordinance last week, the first time there has been requested changes to the ordinance in five years. After holding a public hearing on Thursday, February 27, the county board approved changes requested by Lovells Township and South Branch...
All three schools in the Crawford AuSable School District have new eyes in the sky inside and outside the buildings to help make them safe and secure. The school district was awarded a $150,000 Michigan State Police School Safety Grant to install a new camera system at the schools. A total of...
City of Grayling officials will hold a meeting next week to update area residents regarding creating a food hub as a regional and tourist destination. A meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on  Wednesday, March 11, at Kirtland Community College’s Grayling campus, located at 4800 West Four Mile, to...
Voters in the Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, and Roscommon Intermediate School District (COOR ISD) will decide funding proposals on the Tuesday, March 10 presidential primary ballot to financially strengthen the safety net it provides to toddlers through special education students in early adulthood...
Voters at the Tuesday, March 10 presidential primary polls will decide a funding proposal to provide a new home for the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center to provide better services for the growing older adult population in the area. Voters will decide if $3 million in bonds...
Admirers of Fred Bear and his archery products will take a trip down memory lane next week as they celebrate the legend of the renowned hunter and archer. Fred Bear Day will be held in Grayling on Thursday, March 5, on his birthday.  Bear was born in 1902 in a farmhouse near Waynesboro,...
The Grayling High School Players will present “Little Shop of Horrors” on March 6 and 7 at 6:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. at the school’s Joseph Stripe Auditorium.  Tickets are available at Tip ‘n the Mitten in downtown Grayling. Ticket prices are $10 per adult or $5 for students and senior...
A man  and woman were arrested last weekend for assault with intent to commit murder and carrying concealed weapons for an incident which occurred in Grayling. Crawford County Sheriff Shawn M. Kraycs said a call was received by 911 that a man was shot and needed medical attention. Deputies...
The Anglers of the Au Sable, a long-standing conservation group in the community, wants to change the way the Grayling Fish Hatchery operates after their first year running the facility. But before that can happen, the Crawford County Board of Commissioners is seeking a legal opinion on the...
Following six hours of deliberations on Friday, February 14, a jury found a Canton man guilty in the beating death of a Frederic resident which occurred in the summer of 2018. The jury of six women and six men found Matthew Franklin Smith, 37, guilty of open murder, torture, and unlawful...

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