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Additional help needed to produce March print issue

Remember how fun the December one was? by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (February 23, 2021) - We're getting ready to deliver another print issue of...

Local Events page updated to benefit residents, organizations, and The Lansing Journal

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 17, 2021) - With feedback from survey respondents, live testing by selected event organizers, and tweaking by tech support,...

Love and The Lansing Journal

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (February 12, 2021) - "We enjoyed having the reporter at practice," read a 2018 email from a skater with...

March print issue being planned

Reader requests, advertiser interest led to decision by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (February 1, 2021) - Managing Editor Josh Bootsma and I had to do...

Thank you for a solid start

189 of you started 2021 with an investment in community news by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (February 1, 2021) - "I contributed because I understand...

The Lansing Journal adds Events feature

Local listings could benefit residents, organizations, and The Lansing Journal by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 31, 2021) - We're experimenting with a new...

Ending the beginning strong

January is more than just a birthday month by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 30, 2021) - This January has been a lot of...

Birthday gifts—from you, me, us

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 24, 2021) - I reported earlier that January is my birthday month. I've been "giving" this month...

What dollars did in 2020

Supporters, thank you for your 2020 vision by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 3, 2021) - I spent some time crunching numbers at the...

Giving my birthday

A January tradition continues, with "Specialty Shout-Out" option by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 1, 2021) - A couple years ago, when social media...

Souvenir copies of ‘2020: What Happened’ available

December print issue summarizes local impacts of a strange and difficult year by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (December 28, 2020) - Right now, 2020...

Holiday Heroes (the quiet ones)

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (December 21, 2020) - Throughout this pandemic year, we have celebrated many different kinds of heroes. Creative teachers....

A job worth doing

By Josh Bootsma, Managing Editor
 LANSING, Ill. (December 19, 2020) - December is often a time for looking back on the year and reflecting on...

100% free because of 1% of you

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (December 17, 2020) - More than 20,000 people read The Lansing Journal each month. Last month our most...

Adjustments we had to make this year

And adjustments we hope you'll make too by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (December 12, 2020) – It was February of this year when Shopper...