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For many, flashing lights and wailing sirens are indicators of tragedy, but on August 19 fire trucks and ambulances paved the way for a family-friendly event. For one Saturday each August, the community of Lovells gathers for a walk that celebrates and raises money for the local fire department...
It’s time to celebrate education in Crawford County, past, present, and especially the future for local students. A celebration dinner with the theme “Reach for the Stars” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Grayling High School to honor the creation of the Crawford AuSable Excellence in...
On August 12, families pining for a unique kind of forest experience took the opportunity to participate in the Hartwick Pines Forest Festival, an event dedicated to raising awareness of the special and unique natural resources in northern Michigan. The event also worked to highlight the...
On the same day President Donald J. Trump declared the abuse of opioid drugs as a national emergency, local law enforcement and governmental officials discussed resources in place to combat the illegal use of prescription drugs and highly addictive substances. Detective Lt. Mark Pintar, the...
Construction can’t stop the creativity of kids in downtown Grayling. The AuSable Artisan Village recently launched its first series of Creativity Center classes on the main level of the building. The basement of the building is being renovated for youth art classes, which had an anticipated...
Faced with a challenge  of keeping up with expenses, the Crawford County Historical Society was forced implement admission fees in order to pay the bills. The admission fees to tour the buildings and grounds at the Crawford County Museum, located at 97 E. Michigan Avenue, were recently put in...
A family that established ties to Grayling over two decades ago purchased an iconic ice cream shop this year and is introducing a new flair for chicken to the community. Jill and Roger Lewis, along with their son, Christopher, purchased Wimpy’s, located at 6415 M-72 West, in January. The main...
More than 5,000 United States soldiers. Five branches of the U.S. military. Thirteen states, six coalition countries. Two weeks. From July 29 until August 12, the Michigan National Guard will be hosting “Northern Strike,” an event that allows members of each branch of the military to work...
The Crawford County Board of Commissioners fired off a resolution of protest to state officials last week, urging them not to increase the speed limit to 65 mph on M-72 East within the county limits. The county board passed the resolution opposing increasing the speed limit on M-72 East at its...
A Grayling woman and her son were injured while trying to cross the road during heavy traffic as the AuSable River Festival was getting underway. The vehicle-pedestrian accident occurred at 1:07 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at the intersection of Ionia Street and North James Street in Grayling,...

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