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Contributing Columnists

Matt Galik, Contributing Columnist

Matt’s Old Mokena — A special time in Village history
10:02 am CDT September 11, 2019 by Matt Galik, Contributing Columnist Opinion, Contributing Columnists
Every community has something that makes it unique. Some can claim the presence of something as mundane as one special shopping center or other, or a new housing development or two. Other places can reference a certain happening or personage in their history to set them apart from the rest.

Robin Melvin, Contributing Columnist

Robin’s Nest — How to punch fear in the face
4:00 am CDT September 5, 2019 by Robin Melvin, Contributing Columnist Opinion, Contributing Columnists
Last month, the day after I wrote about fighting Resistance, I was asked to do a live Facebook interview about a recent writers’ conference. Live. Online. And all that courage and resilience I write about? Tested. Big time.

Beth Krooswyk, Contributing Columnist

Mokena Munchies: Deconstructed egg rolls make meal rotation cut
7:44 am CDT May 13, 2019 by Beth Krooswyk, Contributing Columnist Opinion, Contributing Columnists
Type “egg roll in a bowl” into a browser, and you’ll be rewarded with lots of recipe variations. It’s a concept that many people have put their own spin on out there in Internetland.