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Junior Messenger, was a children's paper of the General Conference Mennonite Church which began publication as a biweekly on 1 January 1939, changed to a weekly and enlarged to 8 pages in 1943. It further enlarged to 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches in 1951. In 1956 it was enlarged to 9 x 12 inches. It was printed by the Mennonite Press, North Newton, Kansas for the Board of Education and Publication and was an official organ of the General Conference Mennonite Church. Editors have been Mrs. H. J. Andres, Mrs. T. A. van der Smissen, Mrs. Helena (Arnold) Regier, Mrs. Henry Funk, and Griselda Shelley. The circulation of the paper was approximately 4,000 during the 1950s. Junior messenger was combined with the Mennonite Church's Words of cheer in 1971 to become On the Line.


Author(s) Willard Claassen
Date Published 1957


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Claassen, Willard. "Junior Messenger (Periodical)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 16 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Junior_Messenger_(Periodical)&oldid=88446.

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Claassen, Willard. (1957). Junior Messenger (Periodical). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Junior_Messenger_(Periodical)&oldid=88446.




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