St. John’s Church and School celebrates 125th anniversary with gala

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 28, 2019) – About 200 people gathered at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Social Center on Stony Island Ave. April 28 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School. Former students, faculty, staff, and clergy of all ages came out to celebrate the institution’s longevity, … Read more

Grace Church’s Easter Extravaganza blessed with sunshine and smiles

‘We love being a good neighbor,’ explains Bill VanRamshorst by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 20, 2019) – Hundreds of people, most of them young families, eagerly visited Grace Church on Indiana Avenue Saturday for its Easter Extravaganza. The event, which is put on every year by volunteers from the church, regardless of weather, included … Read more

A year of firsts

2018 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 2019) – The Lansing Journal published 1,074 articles in 2018, averaging 89.5 stories each month. Our least prolific month (July, for some reason) saw 64 stories published; our busiest month (September) boasted 113. All those articles were “Lansing news” —they were stories that happened in … Read more