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Hundreds of law enforcement officers, military personnel, family and friends celebrated the life of retired Crawford County Sheriff Kirk Alan Wakefield on Friday. Wakefield passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 16. He was 68. Wakefield  retired from serving as the Crawford County Sheriff...
A jury found a Grayling man guilty of second-degree murder for bludgeoning a 46-year-old woman using a can of yams. The jury of seven men and five women delivered their verdict for John Robert O’Connor, 57, on Friday, April 25, after nearly four hours of deliberations. O’Connor killed...
Grayling Middle School students have continued to put the community on the map for students who know the location of countries, places of historical interest, and natural wonders of the world. Baden Essmaker, age 13, a seventh grader at the Grayling Middle School, competed in the state...
Will the weather improve? Warmer temperatures and less precipitation could help anglers have a better trout fishing opener this weekend. The first day of legal fishing for trout, walleye, salmon, and pike is Saturday, April 27. “It’s a guessing game on what the weather’s going to bring,” said...
A celebration of life service will be held for the longest serving sheriff in the history of Crawford County on Friday. Kirk A. Wakefield passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 16. He was 68. Wakefield  retired from serving as the Crawford County Sheriff on Dec. 3, 2018 after holding the...
ARAUCO, a global producer of renewable forestry solutions, wood products, and pulp, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, at its state-of-the-art particleboard and lamination facility in Grayling. Executives from ARAUCO, ARAUCO North America, as well as key customers and public...
The AuSable Martial Arts Academy, River House Shelter, Inc. and Grayling Department of Public Safety collaborated on Saturday to empower women with more than punches and kicks. A free women’s self defense seminar was held at the academy, located at 214 Huron Street, Grayling, on Saturday, April...
A downstate teen linked to the murder of a Frederic man entered into a plea deal agreement to lesser charges on Monday, while his co-defendant was given a significant bond in an attempt to keep him in jail. Dylan Ziegler, 18, of Romulus, on Monday, April 15, in Crawford County Circuit Court,...
Five people are vying for two new seats on the Crawford County Road Commission and those who are appointed will do so without a stipend to pay for healthcare insurance. The Crawford County Board of Commissioners, at its ways and means committee meeting held on Thursday, April 11, voted to...
As more spring-like weather sweeps into the area, Grayling area residents and visitors are encouraged to get out walking and utilizing trails marked as a labor of love by local Boy Scouts and other volunteers. The paved cycling and walking trail, which stretches from the City of Grayling out to...

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