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Poetry in motion served with a side of suppressed memories

by Danny Ciamprone, Editor From the Editor

About two weeks ago I had the privilege of being invited to Noonan Academy in Mokena to help judge an oratory contest in which students as young as second grade memorized and delivered two poems — one funny and one serious.

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Holiday stories from one crazy Polish family

by Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Opinion, From the Editor

With Veterans Day behind us and the Mokena Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Fest coming up this week, that can only mean one thing: the holiday season is officially upon us.

With that will soon come the sight of...

Setting some New Year's resolutions early

by Danny Ciamprone, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

As I’m writing this column on Friday, Nov. 7, I’m realizing that it’s been exactly four months since I first started at The Mokena Messenger.

It’s not a significant milestone like a year, or even six months...

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