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The City of Grayling had a succession plan in place for Deputy Chief Amanda Clough to take over for Doug Baum as police chief, but the change has taken place a few years ahead of schedule following Baum’s recent retirement. Clough joined the Grayling Police Department in 2010. Clough said she...
Erich Podjaske started in his new role as interim city manager for the City of Grayling on August 1 and he is looking forward to continuing his work with regard to economic development. Podjaske said he began working for the City of Grayling in January of 2013 as director of zoning, the...
The boards of some area municipalities are passing resolutions opposing Camp Grayling’s request to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources asking for an additional 162,000 acres of state land to lease for training space. The current size of Camp Grayling is approximately 148,000 acres,...
NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski – a Michigan native – visited with troops at Camp Grayling facilities on Friday, August 5, as Northern Strike 22, “the Michigan National Guard’s signature exercise,” was set to begin. “We are incredibly excited to welcome Brad Keselowski to Camp Grayling for a...
Local voters approved a Grayling Charter Township millage proposal for the Grayling Fire Department, approved a Crawford AuSable School District operating renewal, approved a road millage renewal for South Branch Township, and denied a county-wide spongy moth suppression proposal during the...
Board members from Grayling Charter Township and the City of Grayling welcomed a new chief for the Grayling Fire Department – the department is a joint venture of the two municipalities – during regular meetings in July. Rodney VanDeCasteele, the new fire chief for the Grayling Fire Department...
John Wejrowski, co-founder and president of Fred Bear Day in Grayling, is working on a project to have a statue of Fred Bear created and then installed at the Grayling city park. Wejrowski said the cost of the project will be approximately $100,000 and there is a GoFundMe page set up to help...
Grayling City Manager/Police Chief Doug Baum is retiring at the end of the month following more than 13 years of service to the community. Baum started as the police chief for the City of Grayling in 2009. Around a year later, the city added the city manager role to his job on an interim basis...
City of Grayling officials – following a special meeting of the city council on Monday, July 18 – signed a contract for Erich Podjaske to serve as interim city manager as Doug Baum, the current city manager, is set to retire at the end of the month. On Monday, June 27, the Grayling City Council...
The Crawford AuSable School District has hired from within to fill the vacant superintendent position. Tim Sanchez, Grayling Middle School principal, will take over as the school district’s superintendent on August 1. Justin Gluesing, the previous superintendent, ended his time with the...

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