American Legion’s artillery refurbishment project nears completion

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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

Agendas: Village Board, Committee of the Whole, and Public Hearing meetings – 07/17/18

All residents are welcome to attend Committee of the Whole meetings and Village Board meetings. This week’s meetings include a Public Hearing that will begin at 6:50pm, before the regular Board and Committee of the Whole meetings, which will begin at 7:00pm. Meetings of the Village Board are typically held at 7:00pm on the first … 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

More than 700 sign Coolidge chimney swift petition

Reasons include conservation, history, and benefits to Lansing by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 12, 2018) – “Delay the Coolidge chimney demolition until October for the Chimney Swifts,” is the title emblazoned at the top of the online petition. It was posted three days ago by Lansing resident and recent activist Julie Blackwood. Blackwood lives … Read more

Lansing’s CAP Squadron undergoes change of command

Information provided by Civil Air Patrol LANSING, Ill. (June 30, 2018) – At the June 6 meeting of Civil Air Patrol’s Thunder Composite Squadron IL-317, the Change of Command Ceremony took place during the monthly promotional meeting transferring command of the squadron from Major Gary Sprigg to Major Barbara Buckner. Major Buckner began her CAP … Read more

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