Thornton Township Human Relations Commission holds Women’s History Month brunch

By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (March 21, 2019) – A crowd of about 275 gathered on March 16th in a banquet room at Serbian Social Center to celebrate the contributions of females during Women’s History Month. The annual Women of Honor brunch has been taking place for the past 11 years, organized by the Thornton … Read more

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27 citizens graduate from 2019 Citizens Police Academy

Accomplishment marked with certificates and cake by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 23, 2019) – After 10 weeks of two-hour classes, members of the 2019 Citizens Police Academy gathered in the courtroom at Lansing Police headquarters on March 20 to receive their certificates along with words of encouragement from Lt. Scott Bailey, who led the … Read more

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The Lansing Journal journeys: Mardi Gras

submitted by Garry and Theresa Buell Keep those Journals journeying! We love to see people reading Lansing news all around the country. Send us your photos of The Lansing Journal in unique places near or far—we publish them all online, and we fit as many as possible into our monthly print edition! Email photos to … Read more

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Lansing Cadet honored by Air Force Association

information provided by the Civil Air Patrol LANSING, Ill. (March 19, 2019) – At Civil Air Patrol’s IL Group 2 Winter Ball, representatives of the Air Force Association were on hand to present Cadet of the Year awards to cadets from each squadron. From Lansing’s Thunder Composite Squadron, Chief Master Sergeant John Morgan received the … Read more

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Obituary: Sandra Lillian Fantin

May 20, 1939 – March 20, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Sandra L. Fantin age 79 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She is survived by her loving brother Jerry (Cathy) Guzzo. Loving aunt of: Gerald, Gregory, Jeffery, Jack, Tim, Jaime, Michael, and Jill Fantin. Sandra was preceded in death … Read more

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Obituary: Michael J. Maanum

June 23, 1954 – March 20, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Michael J. “Mike” Maanum, age 64 of Lansing, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years: Kathleen (nee Vierk); son: Ed (Jenna) Maanum; daughter: Diana Maanum; and five grandchildren: Ephraim, Tabitha, Johanna, … Read more

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Obituary: Joyce Siegfried Dykhuis

June 27, 1926 – March 20, 2019 information provided by Smits Funeral Homes Joyce Siegfried Dykhuis, nee Shesler, age 92, of Lansing, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Paul Dykhuis and the late George Siegfried. Loving mother of Kenneth Siegfried, Marion (Richard) Demchak, Ruth (Jack) Finlayson, and James (Lori) … Read more

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Local History Class begins April 10

Registrations now being accepted by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 21, 2019) – From the Kankakee River to the city of Chicago—including sites in Homewood, South Holland, Lynwood, Beecher, Grant Park, Momence, and Dyer—up to 40 adults will have the opportunity to learn about the historical significance of familiar locations. Jeff White’s annual Local History … Read more

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New micro pantry provides anonymous assistance to those in need

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (March 20, 2019) – There’s a new resource in Lansing for those who may be in need of a little help but have a hard time getting it—because they don’t qualify for formal assistance, or they’re hindered by paperwork, or they’re unavailable during the hours a larger food pantry is … Read more

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Lansing Historical Society to present ‘How Medicine Was Practiced during the Revolutionary War’

Monday, March 25, 2019, 6:00pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 21, 2019) – While an awareness of germs and bacteria is common even to grade schoolers today, during the era of America’s War for Independence, there was no such knowledge. This made the practice of medicine vastly different from what we take for granted … Read more

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