Phenology

Phenology

A farmer’s ode to the season change By Charla BurgessCurrent Contributor I have missed the afternoon ritual of hiking out to the maple bush to check the taps. Each step a dance between winter and spring; a deliberateness to this sun.  It is always the trees speaking to me of my next moves. When their […]

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Lumberjacks and Cracker Jacks

Lumberjacks and Cracker Jacks

By P.G. Misty Sheehan Ghost towns—sometimes called “boomtowns”—were formerly bustling communities where a natural resource, such as gold, was exploited and subsequently depleted, then the town was quickly abandoned. Most people are aware of Wild West ghost towns, such as California’s famous Tombstone or Bodie, but they are generally unaware of Northern Michigan’s host of […]

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BREAKING: Jordan Bates Cleans His Room!

BREAKING: Jordan Bates Cleans His Room!

From staff reports There’s breaking news in downtown Frankfort, Michigan, tonight. Jordan Bates has cleaned his room! The Betsie Current co-editor and all-around-town cheery good guy has lived almost his entire life in Frankfort (in the purple house near the stoplight) and he’s known for good jokes, winning at trivia, bad jokes while fishing, and […]

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