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10/05/2017 - 9:12am
There's an old saying that goes, "May you live in interesting times." Historically it's been attributed as a Chinese curse and while the country of origin might be suspect, as a curse I wouldn't disagree it is one. Why? Think of what makes life especially interesting. It can be a disruption of how things are usually done; When people strongly disagree that they stop...
09/21/2017 - 9:05am
This year marked the 25th time I’ve covered the Dozinky Festival, and I’ve attended most of the others (in the 1980s and early 2000s)...
09/14/2017 - 1:19pm
Dozinky, that time when it seems New Prague’s population doubles begins this Friday, Sept. 15. On the front page is a brief listing of what...
09/07/2017 - 2:11pm
        This time of year is hectic for everyone.        With summer winding down and school...
08/31/2017 - 12:47pm
Two weeks ago we published a blank front page, with the message: “Imagine there’s no local newspaper?” The message resonated...
08/30/2017 - 1:03pm
by Bernadine Hildebrant   Two squirrels, two bluejays, and one woodchuck, all in my yard recently, and all at the same time. The bluejays...
08/24/2017 - 8:49am
A friend shared on Facebook recently one person wondering if they would see any significant moments of history in their life, followed by a shocked...
08/18/2017 - 2:54pm
This week marks the beginning of the 2017-18 Trojan sports season. Eight New Prague High School sports teams began practice on Monday with an eye...
08/17/2017 - 3:30pm
Most likely you noticed something different about this week’s front page: it was blank.    The Messenger, along with more than...
08/09/2017 - 8:24am
        This time of year we all seem to be wondering where the summer has gone.         I...
07/27/2017 - 10:58am
I came across an old notebook in my dresser the other day. It’s from 10 years ago. I know because it had a draft of an itinerary for our...
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