Village Board expresses appreciation to two new Lansing businesses

Ooo Wee and The Party Chasers both “getting involved” by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 18, 2018) – During last night’s Village Board meeting and the Committee of the Whole meeting, Trustees Brian Hardy and Jerry Zeldenrust and Mayor Patty Eidam mentioned two new businesses who have found creative ways to get involved in the … Read more

Advertising and articles: two related (but different) forms of newspaper content

A few facts to clarify the differences by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor 1. An ad is different from an article. A newspaper is an information delivery vehicle. When you buy an ad, you are essentially renting space in that vehicle. You can use that space to communicate whatever message you choose. Through your “rental fee,” … Read more

Water meter replacements continue

water meter

Non-responsives receive increasingly strong notices by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 15, 2018) – Residents who have ignored or not yet responded to letters and postcards sent by Village Administrator Dan Podgorski about the water meter replacement program are now expressing some alarm at the recent round of communication. Letters received last week explain that … Read more

American Legion’s artillery refurbishment project nears completion

American Legion

Removing, replacements, refurbishing, and reinstallation being done by the Veterans Garage by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 2018) – For more than 70 years, a large piece of artillery was situated outside the front entrance of Lansing’s American Legion, Edward Schultz Post #697. It looked something like a cannon, but it was actually a U.S. … Read more

Thornton Historical Society announces contest

information provided by the Thornton Historical Society THORNTON, Ill. (July 13, 2018) – In celebration of the State of Illinois bicentennial, Thornton Historical Society has invited the community to submit photos and artifacts from historical Thornton. Submissions will be accepted through September 17, 2018. Participants in the contest do not have to live in Thornton, … Read more

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