Founded in 1998, when smaller weekly newspapers began to discontinue printing their community news in our small towns, The Hometown Messengers began to serve the area. Understanding the business landscape had changed and small towns no longer had enough business to support a weekly publication, a new business model had to happen. Understanding a weekly wasn't possible, Founder Joe Amy began publishing a monthly newspaper to help each town communicate its hometown news and information, while working to retain the communities identity, and not just be absorbed by another area paper. Beginning in the Dennison-Nerstrand area, with the Mainstreet Messenger, our small publishing company now publishes monthly papers covering 12 communities. We are still locally owned and operated, with the goal of serving our small towns, with a dedicated staff of 2.5.
The Messenger delivers much of the area's news each month to help residents and neighbors stay up to date while supporting our hometowns. As the presence of on-line information has continued to grow, The Hometown Messengers are excited to bring you our community websites dedicated to our hometowns, with the new advantage of updating the news between issues.
We thank you for your readership and support of The Hometown Messengers!