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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,...
The last week of July is a busy time for Grayling residents. Town is jam-packed with people buzzing about the AuSable River Canoe Marathon. All through the week Grayling is home to events such as Kid’s Day, the H.U.P. Race, Time Trials, and the Business Relays, but perhaps none compares to the...
Admit it. With all of the festivities in town for the AuSable River Festival, it’s hard not to get caught “HUP” in the fun. One popular event? The H.U.P. Race on Wednesday, which featured homemade canoes and paddlers wearing costumes. The goal of the event was “for teams to build a boat that is...
Aw, craft! The 40th Annual AuSable River Festival Arts & Crafts Show, which featured a variety of new artists as well as Arts & Crafts Show alumni, drew crowds last week at the city park. The craft show came into town last Friday, and was open until 6 p.m. on Saturday.  The show...
Thank you. Two simple words, a polite gesture. For men and women who have served, “thank you” can carry a different weight.  Last week, the Moving Wall – a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. – made a stop in Grayling for a few days, giving area residents and veterans...
Concerns over the safety of drinking water and property values filtered through the Camp Grayling Armory last week, where military and state health officials released the initial reports regarding contaminated ground water to the public.   The town hall meeting was  held  at the Camp Grayling...
A Grayling High  School graduate recently released another books aimed at inspiring readers to live their lives to the fullest. Deborah Reed, who writes under the pen name D.A. Reed, released her latest novel “Dancing With Shadows.” A 1997 Grayling High School graduate, Reed is the daughter...
Thousands of troops who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War will be honored when The Moving Wall arrives in the community this week. The Moving Wall, the replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washington, D.C., will be displayed in Grayling from Thursday, July 20, to...
With an increase in traffic and speed limits, safety hazards are squarely on the mind of Crawford County Sheriff Kirk A. Wakefield, who is seeking to add two new deputies to the force. Wakefield gave a budget presentation to the Crawford County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, July 13, for...

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