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