For 40 years, the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger has been keeping residents informed by dropping a newspaper at doorsteps on the fourth Thursday of the month. The goal of creating connections hasn't changed.
Bill Milbrath holds a copy of the first Longfellow Messenger in 1983. He and his wife, Maureen, started the neighborhood newspaper. It was sold to deRuyter Nelson Publications in 1986, and to TMC Publications CO in 2019.
The preview edition, page 1
The preview edition, pages 2-3
The preview edition, page 4
Bill and Maureen Milbrath of Milbrath's Phase Two, publishers of The Longfellow Messenger on page 1 of the preview edition in January 1983.