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Josh is Managing Editor at the Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.

Christmas tree disposal available through January in Lansing

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 5, 2020) – The Village of Lansing has said that Christmas trees may be placed at the curb through...

Remembering 2020: A Lansing COVID-19 timeline

compiled by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 30, 2020) - Throughout 2020, The Lansing Journal has documented the many ways life has changed due to...

Lansing responds to 2020 race questions with complexity

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 24, 2020) – When a video emerged of a white police officer in Minneapolis kneeling on the neck of...

COVID testing now available in We Fix Phones parking lot in Lansing

Drive-thru self-tests available without appointment By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 28, 2020) – COVID testing is now available in the parking lot of Boost Mobile...

Teenager Korey Ziemkowsi finishes third micro pantry, Lansing’s fourth

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 25, 2020) – At the beginning of 2020, Lansing had one micro pantry. As the year draws to a...

School District 158 plans to start voluntary in-person learning February 25

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 25, 2020) – The Lansing School District 158 Board voted unanimously on December 16 to adopt a third phase...

Neighborhood Christmas tree brings Lansing neighbors together

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 24, 2020) – During a holiday season that has had its usual joy tempered by a global pandemic, some...

Homewood Chevy donates car to mother whose daughter died in car crash

Annual giveaway will help children and grandmother make ends meet in light of loss By Josh Bootsma HOMEWOOD, Ill. (December 24, 2020) – Homewood Chevy continued...