St. John Lutheran School holds alumni games to celebrate 125th anniversary

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (January 3, 2019) – Lansing’s oldest school was founded the same year that Lansing became a village—125 years ago. St. John Lutheran School has served many families over the decades, and some of the school’s past students gathered on Sunday, December 30, 2018, in the school gym for alumni volleyball … Read more

2018 highlights—History, sports, and Millennials


2018 was a big year in Lansing, and The Lansing Journal recorded hundreds of stories. In these last days of 2018 and the opening days of 2019, we’ll share some highlights chosen by different members of The Lansing Journal writing team. Carrie Steinweg is a freelance writer, photographer, author, and food and travel blogger who … Read more

Visible Music College performs Christmas concert for Lansing community

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (December 10, 2018) – Visible Music College held their annual Christmas concert on December 7 at Living Word Church to a large crowd eager to hear holiday tunes. The crowd was treated to several classics as well as original material from students. The concert included enrollees from the college’s Memphis, … 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

Lansing’s Sami Krusza competes at World Skating Championships in France

Krusza and pairs partner Darius Sanders finish fourth in final round by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (December 4, 2018) – You’ve got to really love something to practice it six or seven days a week for 2–3 hours a day. That’s what 14-year-old Sami Krusza does. Her passion is roller skating. Krusza’s coach, Julie Jessup, … Read more

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