‘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

Lansing, Illinois, home to military museum

Crescent

Crescent Jewelers holds vast collection of memorabilia by Arlo Kallemeyn LANSING, Ill. (February 17, 2018) – Crescent Jewelers has been open since 1992 in Lansing, Illinois, and specializes in assisting customers with fine jewelry, including diamonds, watches, and precious gems. The jewelry store occupies the first floor of the building located at 18049 Torrence Avenue. … Read more

The Lansing Journal: serving Lansing’s diverse community

The Lansing Journal

New partnership launches The Lansing Journal to meet local needs SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 – “We have reduced coverage in Illinois significantly,” said a managing editor from the Northwest Indiana Times in a March 2017 email. “Due to resources and limited space in print, [we’re] keeping stories generally to larger issues.” This email might be considered … Read more