Flag burning on Flag Day

American Legion to demonstrate proper flag retirement at June 14 ceremony by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (May 23, 2019) – The American Legion plans to host a flag-retirement ceremony on June 14, the first such event in Lansing in the last 10 years. The ceremony, which takes place on Flag Day, will occur at 7pm … Read more

New Village Trustees sworn into office

Tuesday’s Board meeting full of fond memories of the past and optimistic hopes for the future By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (May 8, 2019) – Saad Abbasy, Mike Fish, and Jerry Zeldenrust were sworn in as Village Trustees during Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting, replacing Anthony DeLaurentis and Mike Skrbina. Zeldenrust retained his seat on … Read more

Village Board approves new Public Works wood chipper, communication system

Director Gary Richardson hopeful new equipment will benefit department and residents By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill (April 18, 2019) – The Village Board voted unanimously to adopt two resolutions during its April 16 meeting allowing Lansing Public Works to purchase a wood chipper and a digital communication system. Wood Chipper A new chipper was budgeted … Read more

Lansing’s 2019 election results

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 2, 2019) – JJ Kelley’s was abuzz with the sounds of victory on Election Night as the Village Voice Party, along with friends, family, and residents celebrated decisive victories in the race for Village Board Trustee. Concluding a campaign that started in late 2018, Village Board Trustee candidates Saad … Read more

Unity Christian Academy Mock Trial finishes first season

New school’s inaugural extracurricular celebrates “immense triumph” By Josh Bootsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (March 27, 2019) – “Objection!” exclaims Frances Boerman-Cornell, meeting the judge’s gaze. “Argumentative. Opposing counsel is not letting the witness finish her answer.” The judge ponders for a moment before ruling: “Sustained.” The trial continues—the prosecution and defense of an alleged arsonist … Read more