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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.

Lansing Fire Department introduces two new firefighters

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 17, 2018) - New Lansing firefighter/paramedics Sebastian Koziel and Joseph LaPorta were introduced during Tuesday’s Village Board meeting. Interim Fire...

Illiana Derby Dames skate for fun, charity

Competition meets camaraderie at Lynwood Roller Rink by Josh Bootsma LYNWOOD, Ill. (October 9, 2018) - The Lynwood Sport Center draws all types of people to...

Affirming diversity

Lansing's first Human Relations Commission combines variety of backgrounds into unity of purpose photos and article by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 2, 2018) - Nine...

Massage parlor denied recommendation for Special Use Permit

Planning & Zoning Chairman cites “lingering questions” as reason for denial by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 27, 2018) - For the second time this year,...

Ghost the Musical—acting, staging, lighting make audiences believe

Playing at Munster's Theatre at the Center through October 14 review by Josh Bootsma MUNSTER, Ind. (September 18, 2018) - In 1990, movie-goers swarmed to theaters...

Third annual 0.1K supports local causes

Running a short distance can sometimes go a long way by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 9, 2018) - About 60 people stood at the starting...

‘Play ball!’—Lansing’s Jeff Schoettle umpires high-level Little League

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (August 28, 2018) - Jeff Schoettle spends his days determining if adults are safe. In the evenings, he puts on...

Mexico en el Corazón gets standing ovation from Lansing crowd

"We go where we have friends," says NCFJ President Sergio Suárez by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. – (September 1, 2018) Crowds surged through the doors of...