Full-sized baby’s breath growing on Elberta Beach. Photo by Emily Cook.
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Benzie’s Decoration Man

When the holidays arrive, Marley’s decorations thrive. By Jacob Wheeler Current Editor Back when he was a student at Benzie Central, native son Marley Demers got the idea to place Christmas decorations in the school cafeteria. He contacted…
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From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

A Benzie Thanksgiving among the Dakota Sioux to protest an oil pipeline. By Jacob Wheeler Current Editor “They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took…
The 2016 presidential primary helped to close the gap between the number of Benzie County’s registered voters who vote (in blue) compared with the number who do not vote (in red). Graphic by Aubrey Ann Parker.
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Voting in Benzie County

A look at voter registration and turnout
The Platte River will have seen a record number of visitors at the end of July, according to predictions. Photo courtesy of Joe Lachowski/Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.