A Day of Honor

Lansing residents and former residents experience Honor Flight Chicago’s 94th flight by Melanie Jongsma Reporter’s note: My father, Allen Jongsma, was on Honor Flight Chicago’s September 18 flight. His experience gave me a family member’s access to the details involved in organizing an Honor Flight. CHICAGO, Ill. (September 18, 2019) – The 94th Honor Flight … Read more

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Purdue University Northwest welcomes new CHESS gallery coordinator

Morganne Wakefield understands the power of visual communication information provided by Purdue University Northwest HAMMOND, Ind. (September 18, 2019) – Purdue University Northwest’s College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences Art Gallery welcomed Morganne Wakefield as the new gallery coordinator for the new academic year. Wakefield, communication visiting instructor at the university, had previous experience … Read more

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Theatre at the Center’s 2020 season includes ‘something for everyone’

30th anniversary season to include musical journeys to the mountains of Colorado, the jazz clubs of Harlem, the elfin workshops of the North Pole, and more information provided by Big Splash PR MUNSTER, Ind. (September 18, 2019) – “I wanted to make sure to have something for everyone,” said Artistic Director Linda Fortunato about the … Read more

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The Lansing Journal journeys: Vegas

submitted by Chris Mahoney Keep those Journals journeying! Bring a Lansing Journal somewhere unique and snap a photo! Email your photos to info@thelansingjournal.com with the following three pieces of information: The names of any people in the photo Some information about the location The name of the person who took the photo We publish Lansing … Read more

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Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 9/19/19

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission. The HRC meets on the third Thursday of each month, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings typically begin at 6:30pm at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana … Read more

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48-star flag finds a new home at American Legion Post 697

Jim and Suzanne Long donate family heirloom by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 17, 2019) – For 47 years—from 1912 until 1959—America’s flag had 48 stars. Both New Mexico and Arizona were added as states in 1912, and on July 4 of that year, President William Taft through Executive Order declared that the stars should … Read more

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Halloween Land opens for business in The Landings shopping center

New Lansing location is ready for the holiday—and looking to hire employees they can retain year round by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (September 20, 2019) – Every September Halloween stores pop up in strip malls throughout the country, reminding us that the popular October 31st holiday—Halloween—is soon approaching. Halloween retail spending in the U.S. last … Read more

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Trustees get a taste of the benefits of beekeeping

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2019) – Diane and Rich Lund showed up at the September 3 Committee of the Whole meeting with a token of appreciation for the Village Board—12 small jars of honey produced by their own bees this summer. Mayor Patty Eidam explained during the Mayor’s Report, “Many of you … Read more

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Village Board adopts new fee schedule for repeated false alarms

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2019) – “Our hope is that the specter of a raised false alarm fee schedule will compel residents and business locations to stay ahead of maintenance issues for their alarm systems, thereby helping our departments reserve our resources for alarms that genuinely require our response,” read Trustee Jerry … Read more

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