Wise As It Was: ‘Lost Battalion’ found

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Racey Burden

In March of 1942, the men of a North Texas National Guard battalion were captured by the Japanese on the island of Java - and lost.

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Wise As It Was: What’s in a name?

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The county seat of Wise County was originally named Taylorsville.

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Wise As It Was: In the paper 100 years ago…

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Some two or three weeks ago a report was in circulation that two of the Wise County soldiers at Camp Bowie had tired of army life and had taken leave without notice.

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Wise As It Was: Flu hit county hard a century ago

Published Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Racey Burden

One hundred years ago, Wise County was struck by the same illness it's dealing with today - a bad case of the flu.

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Wise As It Was: What’s in a name?

Published Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County, Texas, officially established in 1856, was named after Henry A. Wise.

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Wise As It Was: In the paper 100 years ago…

Published Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Numerous curious and ridiculous superstitions as to methods of preventing disease were believed in years ago, and are not altogether extinct, even today.

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