Journalist | Essayist | Novelist | istist


Over his 17-year career as a reporter and editor, Ben has written several thousand pieces for more than a dozen newspapers, magazines, websites, and niche publications. Below are links to samples of his work.


Press Releases & Brand Stories

The 3 O’Clock Spot

Boyne Business Expo

New print shop opens

Fustini’s Oils & Vingegars opens new location

Duck race remains afloat

Celebrating July Fourth in the new normal

Why the 2020 census matters to your family

Better internet coming to Beaver Island

Boyne youth arrested for bomb threat

Northern Michigan lizard on the loose


Story links

Officials unconcerned by former sex harassment accusation

Formerly accused mediator no longer at BCPS

BCPS faces $718,000 in cuts to sports, education, jobs

When the mentally ill have nowhere to go, they go to jail

County angry, frustrated, embarrassed with trail delays

Boyne City Commission to discuss fluoride in the water

High-speed naked rampage

South Africa to Boyne City—Martin Neuhoff’s 43-year journey

Serious accusations levied against prosecutor

Housing Commission forced to release information

Change or Go Broke

Former St. Mary principal charged with embezzlement, perjury

Brownfield Plan for Dilworth Approved

Silver hair and a lead foot

Local creates high fashion brand

Mixed ruling in Charlevoix County FOIA case

Massive St. Pat’s celebration close to home

Kirtland late and smelly?

Libert closer to identifying ship wreckage he believes is Le Griffon

Stranger’s brew—homemade moonshine gone wrong



Newspaper editions

Some recent editions of the Boyne City Gazette, which ran for nearly 11 years and closed in summer of 2020 due to the devastating financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

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Older Newspaper Editions

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Niche Magazines

Some of the many niche magazines I wrote, edited, and designed over the years.

2015 boyne holiday guide WEB VERSION

2016 Boyne Gazette Summer Guide

2016 holiday guide

2017 Boyne Holiday Guide


2018 Boyne Holiday Guide

2018 Boyne summer guide – web


Boyne Holiday Guide 2014 master

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