Burlington Coat Factory awards $1,000 to Lansing teacher

Illiana’s Sharon Bultema uses gift to enhance her classroom by Haleigh Olthof, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (October 2017) – Ms. Sharon Bultema, a Spanish and history teacher at Illiana, has received $1,000 to use in her classroom through a fundraiser by Burlington Coat Factory’s Lansing branch and AdoptAClassroom.org. Burlington Coat Factory in Lansing used … Read more

Fire Prevention Week at All God’s Children Preschool

Fire Prevention Week

Photos and information submitted by Jackie Kotecki LANSING, Ill. (October 2017) – This year, Fire Prevention Week is Sunday, October 8, through Saturday, October 14. In anticipation of the focus on fire safety, Lansing Firefighter/Paramedic Tim Kotecki made a visit to All God’s Children Preschool at First United Methodist Church in Lansing. Kotecki showed the … Read more

“Cell phone pockets” help minimize distractions for Lansing high-schoolers

Illiana teachers introduce new cell phone policy this school year by Beth Boonstra, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (September 2017) – To remove the temptation that cell phones present to students, several English teachers at Lansing’s Illiana Christian High School have started a new cell phone holder policy this school year. Miss Sara Johnson, Mrs. … Read more

Van Laten Park updates include “StoryWalk”

StoryWalk Lansing IL

by Maureen Mason-Spatz LANSING, Ill. (August 2017) – Van Laten Park is located at 183rd Street and Holland Road, nestled south and east of the De Jong family farmland. What makes Van Laten Park unique is the “StoryWalk” feature that now incorporates the exercise path surrounding the park. The StoryWalk includes 20 reading stations where … Read more