The Lansing Journal journeys: Nebraska and Colorado

submitted by Bert and Sandi Gangolf Bert and Sandi Gangolf traveled west last month, taking The Lansing Journal along and documenting their journey: Keep those Journals journeying! The Lansing Journal Journeys is an ongoing feature that was honored for “acceptance by readers.” Going somewhere interesting? Show off your award-winning hometown newspaper and snap a photo! … Read more

South Holland Players to present Settling South Holland

Saturday, November 16, 1:00pm information provided SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 9, 2019) – Settling South Holland is a play written by nationally known playwright Acie Cargill about the first settlers—the DeJongs, Gouwens, Ankers, Paarlbergs, and others—in what is now South Holland. In honor of the 125th anniversary of the establishment of of the Town of … Read more

Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships recognized as Champion of Economic Impact

information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau LANSING, Ill. (November 9, 2019) – The 2019 Toyota USA National Juniors & Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships has been recognized as a Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management. The tournament was recognized in the Innovations in Sports Tourism category. The … Read more

Lansing welcomes two Vietnam vets home from final Honor Flight of 2019

BY MELANIE JONGSMA LANSING, Ill. (October 14, 2019) – Honor Flight Chicago’s last flight of the 2019 season was Wednesday, October 16, and two Lansing veterans were aboard. Marine veteran Dennis Kranc and Army veteran Kenny Janowski spent the day in Washington, DC, being honored for their service in Vietnam. Whenever a Lansing resident is … Read more

Select number of post offices open for retail service on Veterans Day

No regular mail delivery Monday, November 11 information provided by the United State Postal Service BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (November 8, 2019) — On Monday, November 11, 2019, the U.S. Postal Service will observe Veterans Day, a federal holiday. There will be no mail delivery; however, a select number of Central Illinois Post Offices will be … Read more

Illinois DCFS kicks off Adoption Awareness Month in Illinois by asking ‘What’s your connection?’

information provided by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services CHICAGO, Ill. (November 8, 2019) – November is Adoption Awareness Month in Illinois, and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Illinois Adoption Advisory Council are launching the “What’s your connection?” statewide campaign to promote adoption awareness and celebrate the connection … Read more

Dia de los Muertos exhibit at TF South teaches about Day of the Dead traditions

BY MELANIE JONGSMA LANSING, Ill. (October 30, 2019) – “Remember me and I will live forever,” declared the large signs near the entrance to the fifth annual Day of the Dead exhibit at TF South. Students from the Spanish Class, Latin Dance Crew, and Dreamers hosted the exhibit on Wednesday, October 30, from 4:00–6:00pm. Admission … Read more