Many folks read the MLN every week. If they don’t get it hot off the stands on Thursday mornings they can always find copies in every plaza, gas station or minimart in Mesquite, Overton and Beaver Dam as well as several miscellaneous places throughout the week.
Many of our readers also read the MLN online. Both versions give you the most up to date local news or as up to date as we can get in a weekly publication though our website is updated daily. The majority of the news found on our website is printed in the weekly edition of the paper with the exception of the MLN columnists.
The MLN currently has 14 regular and several guest columnists who share their articles with us; some weekly, some bi-weekly or monthly and some appear as often as they send articles for us to publish.
Lisa Marie Krysiak writes the column ‘Blondies Babbles’. You can read her articles online in our archives as far back as April 2014. Krysiak also has an active Twitter account with over a thousand followers. She loves books, movies, travel and entertainment and is currently writing her memoirs. Her columns are as diverse as her interests and you can read about a variety of topics that hit home in today’s world from traveling on a budget to the impact of technology.
Mayor Al Litman writes a semi-monthly column where you can be sure he’s going to address the issues that are current and most important to the citizens of mesquite. In the mayor’s column he addresses and answers the questions that much of the public has voiced by way of written comment or during public meetings.
Trina Machacek writes the column ‘Is This You’ from her book titled ITY (Is This You) Bits. According to Machacek’s biography on the Amazon web site, where you can find her book, Is This You? Bits are little do-dahs written to amuse and share with friends and family around the kitchen table or office water cooler. IYT Bits are drops of life put together to cause a stream of memories. (Some of which may be best left buried, but where is the fun in that?) So grab a cup or glass of something you enjoy, sit down, take a breath and laugh at Trina’s life as compared to yours.
Frank Shannon served in the U.S. Army, was an engineering/operations manager for AT&T for 27 years, was the owner of a small manufacturing business for 23 years, served as Colorado Chair of the Coalition for a Prosperous America and moved to Mesquite in 2013. Shannon writes the bi-weekly column ‘Jobs and the Economy’.
Terry Donnelly is the author of the column Making Sentences. Donnelly graduated from Michigan State University. He is a former teacher and literacy specialist at Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Marshall, MI Public Schools and a Former Teacher Corps Intern Cycle Teacher at Louisville, KY Independent School District. He is retired now and lives in Mesquite, NV. His columns are as diverse as the current issues that concern all Americans; some political, some ethical.
Mike Young is a retired water and power executive who resides in Mesquite. Graduated from the University of La Verne he has taught communications skills and technical subjects throughout the Western Hemisphere. In addition to writing and editing technical manuals, he has a book titled “Speaking for Effect”. He has received some of the highest awards and recognition from both professional and public organizations. He also serves as Mesquite’s representative on the Overton Power District board of trustees where he is Secretary /Treasurer. His Column ‘Point of View’ is online bi-weekly.
Elspeth, Director of the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum, shares tidbits of the history of the Virgin Valley each week in the column titled ‘This Week in History’.
Nick Thomas teaches at Auburn University at Montgomery, Ala., and has written features, columns, and interviews for over 600 magazines and newspapers. He writes a column occasionally called ‘Tinseltown Talks’. The column contains biographies and information on all your favorite Hollywood stars.
Thomas Mitchell is a former newspaper editor who now writes conservative/libertarian columns for weekly papers in Nevada. You can find his columns in the MLN weekly and his blogs at http://4thst8.wordpress.com/.
Bobbie Green is a new columnist with the MLN who has already written some fascinating travel articles from helmet diving and touring Belgium to travel tips to keep you safe. Green’s promised the next column on the Utah Shakespearean Festival. You can read all about Green’s travel adventures in the column ‘Triptalkin’.
Last but not least is our column ‘What difference Does it Make?’ by Connie Foust. You can find articles on the Tea Party and many of Connie’s personal and conservative political views. Connie Foust was named one of 25 of Nevada’s Most Fascinating Conservatives to Watch in 2016. She is best for her devotion to border control and illegal immigration issues.
You can find a plethora of topics to read and conversations to express your opinions about at www.mesquitelocalnews.com under the heading columns.
The content and opinion of our columnists is their own and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the MLN, its owners or staff members.