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The return to the great outdoors

by Tim Carroll, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

At the time of this writing, it is 65 degrees in Mokena. It is also Feb. 17.

I’m going to do us all a favor and spare you (for now, at least) my feelings on global climate change. Instead, I’m going to focus on the...

Get out of that comfort zone

by Tim Carroll, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

You have to try new things.

Here’s an example: it turns out oysters are great. 

I’d had them fried from local seafood places in the past, but my first experience with real oysters — you know, fresh and...

Flying solo this week in Mokena

by Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Opinion, From the Editor

This week, Tim left on vacation, so I’ve been mostly on my own as the stand-in editor for The Messenger.

While I can’t say I was completely on my own, as Tim pretty well set me up for success on Monday and...