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New Year’s thoughts from The Lansing Journal

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor

The Lansing JournalLANSING, Ill. (December 31, 2017) – This is the 222nd article we have posted since launching this community newspaper in early September 2017. In the process of researching and writing all those stories, we’ve learned new things and built new relationships. We’ve had the opportunity to share stories and photos about Lansing businesses, schools, arts and entertainment, religion, sports, fitness, and health. There’s a lot going on in Lansing!

From the very beginning, we’ve received so much encouragement from our readers—and we are grateful. We enjoy the work we are doing, and your cards, emails, financial support, and Facebook posts assure us that this work is meaningful and important. Thank you.

Launching into 2018 we remain committed to our goal of providing balanced, professional news that helps build community. We will stay curious and inclusive. We will strive for accuracy and be honest when we make mistakes. We will keep working to earn your trust.

Thank you for sharing this adventure with us. We are looking forward to 2018!

The Lansing Journal


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


  1. I appreciate the Lansing Journal so much. I follow it on e-mail every day, but I especially appreciate the print edition the first week of every month. You are doing a great job! Thank you.

  2. I’ve lived in Lansing for the past 29 years and have never felt as connected to the community as I have since The Lansing Journal made its debut. Keep up the great reporting and the great writing. I look forward to connecting via email every morning. And, I especially enjoy reading the print edition every month.

  3. We enjoy reading the Lansing Journal on line each day. The print edition is the Best ever. Keep up the Super news reporting about our awesome community of Lansing.

  4. Thank you Lansing Journal for making 2017 something positive for Lansing! Keep up the great work and Happy 2018 to all who are responsible for making this paper such a success!

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