Quiet Zone delineators and signage in place

Final approval still forthcoming BY MELANIE JONGSMA LANSING, Ill. (December 7, 2018) – Lansing Public Works was busy at five Lansing railroad crossings in mid-November. The required flexible delineators were installed at those locations, a next step in making the areas Quiet Zones, which means train horns will not sound at those crossings. Flexible delineators … Read more

Christmas tree lighting and Santa House opening—in photos

Annual holiday event warms hearts on cold evening by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 5, 2018) – The frigid temperatures made Wednesday evening feel more Christmas-y than the previous Saturday’s rainstorms would have, and approximately 200 people showed up on the Santa House campus to participate in the festivities that had been postponed because of … Read more

Looking back on 125 years of Lansing

Reflections from local historians on the end of Lansing’s quasquicentennial by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (December 4, 2018) – In March of 1893, the Village of Lansing was incorporated by combining three communities: Oak Glen, Bernice, and Lansing became one. This year as the quasquicentennial came around there have been celebrations and history lessons to … Read more

Cookies and community

Christmas Cookie Walk

Oak Glen URC hosts fifth annual Christmas Cookie Walk by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 1, 2018) – One thousand homemade cookies baked by about 40 volunteers and served for three hours on a December Saturday morning. That’s Oak Glen United Reformed Church’s recipe for building community. Saturday was their fifth annual Christmas Cookie Walk, … 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

Legion Riders present checks to Lansing Police and Fire Departments

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 30, 2019) – The Mayor’s Report at the November 20 Village Board meeting focused on a special presentation from the American Legion Riders. Nick Grigutis, President of the Legion Riders, expressed appreciation for the availability and willingness of the Lansing Police and Fire Departments to help honor Lansing veterans. … Read more

Village Christmas tree-lighting ceremony postponed

Local forecasts include lightning much of Saturday; events rescheduled for Wednesday, December 5 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 30, 2018) – Out of concern for the dozens of children potentially involved in Saturday evening’s tree-lighting and Santa arrival, the Village of Lansing and the Lansing Area Chamber decided Friday morning to reschedule the holiday … Read more

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