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The Grayling City Council voted 5-0 to dissolve its Parks and Recreation Committee and “reconstitute” it under the authority of the City of Grayling’s Planning Commission. The City Council has discussed the future of the Parks and Recreation Committee at several meetings in 2020, considering a...
The Grayling Fire Department – a longtime collaboration between the City of Grayling and Grayling Charter Township – welcomed a new fire chief on Wednesday, December 16, following the retirement of its previous chief. The Grayling Fire Committee, which consists of the supervisor and clerk from...
According to state and local healthcare officials, the week of December 14-18 featured the first COVID-19 vaccinations in Michigan as the state started to receive its first allocations of the vaccine.  “Frontline healthcare workers at two Michigan hospitals (on December 14) were the first...
As companies work to get COVID-19 vaccines approved for use, state officials – during an update on Thursday, December 10 – said they’re working on plans to get Michigan residents vaccinated, including the creation of a new commission to help inform the public about the process. During Thursday’...
The Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center may still be “closed” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s had busy year, including a record number of deliveries through its Meals on Wheels program. In March, the first stay-at-home executive orders forced the closure of many...
While things throughout the community have been faced with multiple and oftentimes ever-changing health and safety standards, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, along with other departments, had hoped  to offer a celebratory event full of holiday cheer and goodwill towards the community...
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has extended its “Gatherings and Face Mask Order” – a list of COVID-19 related regulations that forced the closure of restaurants to dine-in service, put further limits on gatherings, suspended in-person instruction at high schools and...
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, in addition to providing an update on the state’s current COVID-19 situation on December 1, announced the availability of grants for small businesses impacted by the virus, and she urged Michigan residents to shop local during the holiday season. On Monday,...
State officials, during a televised update on Tuesday, December 1, expressed optimism with regard to Michigan’s current COVID-19 situation with a recent improvement in some of the numbers, but they also expressed concern about a potential spike due to Thanksgiving holiday gatherings, and Governor...
Volunteers delivered more than 800 meals during the annual Crawford AuSable Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday (but they missed the smell of the food being cooked and the fun of gathering for the meal). “What was missing was the smell of a good turkey dinner, the community, and camaraderie of our...

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