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Aug. 3 Pioneer Picnic salutes coach, Benson-Berentson clan

What's old is new again tomorrow: the 119th annual Skagit County Pioneer Association Picnic, a longtime La Conner summer tradition.

Starting at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pioneer Park, everyone is invited to attend. State Hall of Fame La Conner High volleyball coach Suzanne Marble and members of the Benson/Berentson Family will be special honorees.

Marble will receive the Pioneer Spirit Award for her tireless efforts on behalf of students and athletes here over the past 30 years.

Descendants of Atlag Berntsen Dragaland and Anton Berntsen Dragaland, both of whom were born in the early 19th century, wi...


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