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Friday was press day

Experts at Blue Island Newspaper Printing transformed PDF pixels into printed papers by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor HARVEY, Ill. (November 27, 2020) - I got an...

You made it happen

Thanksgiving thoughts about the December print issue by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (November 25, 2020) - You are the reason The Lansing Journal will...

‘Porch delivery’ promised for December print edition

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (November 20, 2020) - For the past several years, when The Lansing Journal produced a print edition at...

Black and white and read all over

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (November 16, 2020) - One of the first jokes I remember hearing (from my dad) is the classic...

December print issue: keeping you in the loop

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (November 10, 2020) - It was less than a month ago that we announced our plans for a...

No tote bags. No swag. Just news.

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (November 7, 2020) - A lot of public service organizations hold very successful fundraising campaigns that offer "swag"...

Feeling thankful—and hopeful

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (November 2, 2020) - One of my jobs at The Lansing Journal is to publish COVID-19 data each...

New website will be live tomorrow

New look, enhanced features, same local content by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (October 12, 2020) - Tuesday morning's email to Lansing Journal subscribers will...

Website updates in the works at The Lansing Journal

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (September 30, 2020) - After a series of server errors, site downtime incidents, and interminable tech support phone...

Community support made 138 stories possible in September

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (October 1, 2020) - This community newspaper published 138 articles in September, including 7 Arts and Entertainment stories,...

A Labor Day thank-you

to members of The Lansing Journal advertising community by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor Note: The following message was emailed on Saturday to anyone who has advertised...

You kept us going this month

We were down, but not out, in August by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (September 2, 2020) - I want to personally thank you for...

Welcome Josh Bootsma

by Melanie Jongsma, current Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (August 19, 2020) - Josh Bootsma has agreed to take a risk. He's leaving behind a steady...

Thinking about membership

July support gives us room to explore new ideas by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (August 2, 2020) - It's always been important to us...

144 stories, 51,027 visitors, 139,149 page views in June—thank you for the growth

June 2020 advertisers and supporters made it possible by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (July 2, 2020) - We published 144 stories in June of...