‘People and adventure’: A peek into the world of beard and moustache competitions

Bewhiskered celebrities include Lansing in promotional tour by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (October 23, 2019) – Walking down Ridge Road on a Monday morning isn’t usually a grand affair. But when you’re accompanied by a man with a curled, pointed, foot-wide moustache, heads are bound to turn. The owner of the moustache is MJ Johnson, … Read more

Lansing family holds birthday party in Oak Glen Cemetery

Diekelman family

“Lest we forget”—Happy Birthday, Uncle Ervie by Jennifer Yos Note: An earlier version of this story included incomplete information about the Diekelman family’s history in Lansing. We are grateful to readers who made us aware of the Diekelmans’ role in Thornton history, prompting us to get more information from the family. LANSING, Ill. (July 19, … Read more

‘Why I’m applying for the Human Relations Commission’

Human Relations Commission

Five applicants share their thoughts by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 4, 2018) – For the first time in 21 years, Lansing is forming a new Commission—and it’s a Commission with a particularly difficult assignment. The Human Relations Commission will be tasked with helping Lansing develop a culture that embraces diversity, promotes inclusion, inspires involvement, … Read more