TF South Rebel Players present Legally Blonde the Musical

Evening performances December 6, 7, 8; matinee December 9 BY JENNIFER YOS Note: The print version of this story contains a misspelling of Ann Wolpert’s name. We apologize for the error, and it has been corrected below. LANSING, Ill. (December 1, 2017) – Omigod, you guys! TF South’s Rebel Players’ production of Legally Blonde the … Read more

New Star shines a light on community integration for people with disabilities

by Jennifer Yos CRETE, Ill. (December 1, 2018) – For parents of children who are intellectually or developmentally disabled, the concerns and solutions regarding the question “What next?” after their child’s high school graduation can be complicated. As a single parent of a disabled son explains: “That’s the difficult part because once they’re done with … Read more

Lan-Oak Park District’s first drone-making class teaches practical skills

Electronics, small motor skills, cause and effect, eye-hand coordination, and more by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (October 23, 2018) – This fall the Lan-Oak Park District added a new and trendy after-school class to their youth program—Drone-Making 101—designed for Lansing youth between the ages of 9 and 12 who are interested in building and flying … Read more

Lansing churches plan Halloween Trunk-or-Treat events

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (October 4, 2018) – As children throughout Lansing excitedly decide and share what their Halloween costumes will be this year, and adults plan front yard pumpkin and cornstalk displays, several Lansing churches are busy planning their own special Halloween festivities, popularly known as Halloween Trunk-or-Treats. A Trunk-or-Treat is a parking … Read more

Lansing Public Library hosts first How-To Festival

Participants sample a wide variety of skills and knowledge by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2018) – The Lansing Public Library hosted their very first How-To Festival on Saturday, September 15. Several local presenters shared their expertise and passions in a well-organized rotation of mini how-to lessons within the library rooms and spaces. Festival … Read more

Lansing’s Fire Chief Ken Verkaik retires after 31 years of service

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 29, 2018) – What began simply as a thought that maybe on-call firefighting could be “something fun to do after work” ended up turning into a 31-year career—“the best career in the world!”—for Lansing’s Fire Chief Ken Verkaik, who retires September 4 after serving 31 years with the Lansing … Read more

Lansing Library outdoor renovations near completion

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 23, 2018) – Library patrons and passersby may have witnessed an assortment of construction cones, warning tape, and machinery in front of the Lansing Public Library for the past eight weeks. All of the outside construction and landscaping activity has resulted in greener and more patron-friendly entrances to the … Read more

Lansing Loan Closet moves to Trinity Lutheran School building

Lansing Loan Closet

Crutches, canes, walkers, and more—available for free use by Lansing residents by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 22, 2018) – For 60 years the Lansing Loan Closet has been a valued community program that loans Lansing residents gently used home medical equipment—such as crutches, wheelchairs, and walkers—on a temporary basis and totally free of charge. … Read more

Tiny’s Flowers has big plans

Tiny's Flowers

Lansing’s newest florist serves brides, seniors, high school students, and more by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 16, 2018) – Tiny’s Flowers owner Tiny Noble welcomes a floral design challenge. Whether she is arranging an heirloom mother-of-pearl Bible into a cascading bridal bouquet or tinting roses a perfect Tiffany blue, Noble strives to personalize her … Read more

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