Highlights from the State of the Village address

State of the Village

Lots of information by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 7, 2018) – Over 100 members of the Lansing community attended last night’s State of the Village presentation held at Lansing Public Library. Five representatives of Lansing’s government—Mayor Patty Eidam, Village Clerk Vivian Payne, Village Administrator Dan Podgorski, Police Chief Dennis Murrin, and Director of Communications … Read more

‘Play ball!’—Lansing’s Jeff Schoettle umpires high-level Little League

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (August 28, 2018) – Jeff Schoettle spends his days determining if adults are safe. In the evenings, he puts on a different uniform and does the same for kids. Construction safety officer by day, the 50-year-old Lansing native spends many of his spring and summer nights umpiring for Little League … Read more

Boy Scouts to honor 9/11’s fallen

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 6, 2018) – The regular Tuesday meeting of Boy Scout Troop 276 falls on September 11 next week, so the troop will observe a memorial of America’s losses on September 11, 2001. The troop will meet in front the American Legion (18255 Grant Street) at … Read more

Gov. Rauner proclaims September Preparedness Month in Illinois

Cites importance of simple planning, lifesaving skills to prepare for unexpected information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 6, 2018) — Governor Bruce Rauner today proclaimed September Preparedness Month in Illinois during closing ceremonies of the 2018 Illinois Emergency Management Agency Training Summit in Springfield, where the governor greeted a crowd … Read more

Edward Schultz Auxiliary #697 observes Missing Man remembrance

Symbolic service honors POWs and MIAs by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 5, 2018) – Newly installed Auxiliary President Lorraine Przybyl began her tenure by introducing a new tradition to the group—the POW/MIA Remembrance Service, or “Missing Man Table.” The ceremony is commonly observed in conjunction with Veterans Day or Memorial Day by various branches … Read more

Last chance this season to welcome Lansing veterans home from Honor Flight

Honor Flight

Veterans Martin Garcia and William Van Duyn return to Lansing Wednesday, September 12 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 5, 2018) – The American Legion Riders from Edward Schultz Chapter 697 will be gathering at Sunrise Health Foods (17650 Torrence Avenue) on Wednesday, September 12, to receive World War II veteran Martin Garcia and Korean … Read more

A newspaper for all of Lansing

Editorial by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (September 2018) – When The Lansing Journal launched last September, we made bold claims about “Serving Lansing’s diverse community.” At the time we were thinking in terms of identifiable ethnicities—Black, White, and Hispanic are the three largest racial percentages in our village. So we were intentional about … Read more

Obituary: Hilton D. Benninghoff

July 31, 1935 – September 04, 2018 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Hilton D. Benninghoff, age 83 of Lansing, IL, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Hilton is survived by his Loving children; Glenn (Kristi) Benninghoff and Tod (Angie) Benninghoff. Cherished grandfather of; Brian ( Emily), Heather (Brice), Kurtis, Austin (Taylor), Darin, Dalton, Danielle, … Read more