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Seen here circa 1860, Julia Atkins was not only a member of one of Mokena’s pioneer families, but also the editor of the Mokena Star, our village’s first newspaper. Photo submitted
Matt Galik, Contributing Columnist
11:25 am CDT September 6, 2017
Looking back upon Mokena’s history, prominent names are sprinkled throughout the pages, such as that of Allen Denny, the founder of our village, or Ozias McGovney, the first mayor. Well over a century after their deaths, we still benefit from their ardor and dedication, their deeds having made their memory immortal.