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Thanking the few

May 2020 supporters

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor

LANSING, Ill. (June 2, 2020) – More than 22,000 people visit The Lansing Journal each month to read the local news we publish each day. In May, the most visited news items included:

Of those 22,000 visitors, approximately 70 give money in order to keep this newspaper in business. They see the work that goes into this kind of coverage, and they want to give back. Their gifts help cover the tedious costs of doing business (website hosting, email delivery, miscellaneous software tools) as well as providing a stipend for our hardworking journalists.

Because of the matter-of-fact generosity of 70 people, 22,000 can enjoy local news each morning, and celebrate local victories, and honor local heroes, and have a record of local life during a pandemic. That’s an incredible gift.

I mention it each month because I want to ensure that the broader reading community doesn’t take local news for granted. People in all 50 states visit this website and read The Lansing Journal. The news is available to all because a few are willing to give.

If you want to be among the few, we welcome your support!

If you aren’t able to give financially, or if you choose not to, we understand. But will you please join us in giving thanks for the people listed below?

Readers who gave during the month of May

  • Lindsey and Saad Abbasy
  • Karen Adams
  • Anonymous friend
  • Susan Bovino
  • John Bush
  • Maryann Centracchio
  • June and John Cole
  • Greg and Jane Compeau
  • Marlene Cook
  • Diane Costello
  • Denise Cox
  • Kerry Czarobski
  • Lauragene Davia
  • Christopher Deckinga
  • Sandy DeVries
  • Barb Dust
  • Rich Dust
  • Roseann Dykstra
  • Margaret Evans
  • Frank Fetters
  • Judith Friesema
  • Tina Funchion
  • Jacob Gourley
  • Patty Grigutis
  • Lawrence Grzywinski
  • Megan Harvey
  • Ted Hnatusko
  • Marjorie Holme
  • Mark Hornung
  • Jim Janssen
  • Melanie Jongsma
  • Pat Kremer
  • Pamela Lancy
  • Jim and Suzanne Long
  • Kathleen Maanum
  • Krista McSwiggan
  • Christine Merchat
  • Nauta Enterprises
  • Mary Beth Palka
  • Thomas Panichi
  • Vivian Payne
  • Moira Peterson
  • Rosemarie Polgar
  • Jennifer Polley
  • Jay and Chris Popp
  • Joanne Pritchard
  • Jean Qualls
  • Anonymous Friend
  • Penelope Rellis
  • Janet Rehak
  • Jennifer Saia
  • Carol Schaap
  • Peter Schurman
  • Irene Sepiol
  • Slaughter & Associates
  • Michelle Smith
  • Kelsee Stallinga
  • Linda Todd
  • Friends of The Lansing Journal
  • Virginia Ulaszek
  • Leo Valencia
  • Gerrit Veenstra
  • Phyllis Warsen
  • Waters Edge Aquascaping
  • Robert Wood
  • Patricia Yos
  • Chris Zdanowski

Again, if you would like to join them in supporting local news, visit The Lansing Journal’s Support page:

Thank you!

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.