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A 37-year-old Canton man showed no emotions or remorse as he was sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering a Frederic man nearly two years ago. The sentencing for Matthew Franklin Smith was held on Thursday, June 4, via Zoom, an audio and...
Kirtland Community College is planning new protocol to protect the health of everyone on campus ahead of reopening on Monday, June 8.  In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home executive order, all campuses have been closed since March. Once the order is lifted for higher education on...
Members of the Grayling High School Class of 2020 officially ended their unusual senior year on Sunday when they received their diplomas during a private and limited commencement ceremony at the school’s gymnasium. “None of us expected this type of ending to our 13 years of schooling, but...
The Crawford AuSable School District has been pumping out hundreds of meals every day to all children within its jurisdiction – regardless if they are enrolled in school – as the COVID-19 pandemic has clenched its claws into the community. On March 12,  Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the...
Banners were placed on light poles on Michigan Avenue in Grayling to honor the achievements of the graduating Class of 2020, which was forced to sacrifice and forgo many end-of-the-year activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The effort was spearheaded by Project Graduation for the Class of...
With the number of coronavirus-related executive orders in Michigan passing the 100-mark, Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently approved an order “amending certain previously issued executive orders to clarify their duration,” establishing new expiration dates for several of them. Executive Order...
The State of Michigan continues its effort to get more people tested for COVID-19 by adding more community test sites and allowing more types of healthcare workers to conduct testing services. On Tuesday, May 26, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-104 – “increasing...
There will be no gathering of teachers and school staff waving to students as they leave the Grayling Elementary School at the end of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools were last in session on Friday, March 13, the last day students were in their classrooms for a half a day...
Grayling High School recently announced its Lake Michigan Conference All Academic Team students for the Class of 2020, a list that includes the valedictorian and salutatorian. Nominations for the All Academic Team are based on student grade point averages and SAT scores. After the valedictorian...
Crawford County was awarded a $300,000 pot of money to help clean up contaminated and blighted properties in order for them to be redeveloped and to create jobs. The funds come from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program.  The funds were allocated from the agency’s...

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