Thank you, February supporters


128 of you represent growth in ownership

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher

LANSING, Ill. (March 2, 2021) – It was a year ago in February that things began to change at The Lansing Journal. As I reported in “Adjustments we had to make this year,” that’s the month when Shopper owner Arlo Kallemeyn decided he was ready to get out of the newspaper publishing business. Click on that link to read some of the details and fallout of that decision.

Until that time, Shopper personnel had been handling our bookkeeping, so my records from that era might not be as complete as they are now. But my notes say that 54 people made financial contributions to The Lansing Journal during February of 2020.

This February, 128 of you contributed.

That kind of growth is important—and only partly because of the dollars. Yes, more contributors means more money, but more contributors also tells me that more people value this community newspaper enough to invest in it, to take ownership of it.

That’s what will sustain us for the long haul.

So please join me in thanking the 128 people and businesses listed below. They supported The Lansing Journal last month. And we all benefit because of their investment.

February 2021 supporters

  • Lindsey and Saad Abbasy
  • Karen Adams
  • Kathleen Adduci
  • Bill and Debbie Albrecht
  • American Legion Riders
  • Donna Marshall Attinello
  • Judith Beezhold
  • Jeanne and Larry Benson
  • Dan Bergan
  • Barry Bergstrom
  • Marlene Biesboer
  • Janet Boomsma
  • Susan Bovino
  • Theresa Bresnahan
  • John Bush
  • Maria Cabrera
  • Maryann Centracchio
  • Gloria Chavez-Gomez
  • Chicago’s Finest Ironworks
  • Laurel Clausing
  • Greg and Jane Compeau
  • Larry Conley
  • Marlene Cook
  • Diane Costello
  • Denise Cox
  • Kerry Czarobski
  • Christopher Deckinga
  • Debbie DeNardo
  • Fran Duffy
  • Barb Dust
  • Rich Dust
  • Don Dykstra
  • Roseann Dykstra
  • Margaret Evans
  • Sandra Farmer
  • Donna Fefee
  • Frank Fetters
  • Fine Tune Auto
  • Marilyn Freeman
  • Jim and Judy Friesema
  • Tina Funchion
  • Edward Gonzalez
  • Evelyn Gossman
  • Jacob Gourley
  • Cynthia Griffiths
  • Patty Grigutis
  • Joyce Haak
  • Donald Haavind
  • Cam and Megan Harvey
  • Ann Hickey
  • Anonymous Friends
  • Julie Hiskes
  • Ted Hnatusko
  • Marjorie Holme
  • Mark Hornung
  • Donna Huizenga
  • Jim Janssen
  • Melanie Jongsma
  • Jean Klacik
  • Frank Knittle
  • Judith Koch
  • Donna Kooyenga
  • Linda Koselke
  • Pat Kremer
  • Cynthia Krusza
  • Pamela Lancy
  • Jim and Suzanne Long
  • Luci Lugowski
  • Kathy Maanum
  • Kathleen Maanum
  • Roberto Mendoza
  • Lynda Mendoza
  • Dehlia Mendoza
  • Christine Merchat
  • Chuck Murach
  • Nauta Enterprises
  • Dennis and Nancy Noworyta
  • Marilou Ooms
  • Grant Oppenhuis
  • Thomas Panichi
  • Robert Parrent
  • Moira Peterson
  • Richard Podgorski
  • Rosemarie Polgar
  • Jay and Chris Popp
  • Joanne Pritchard
  • Lorraine Przybyl
  • Jean Qualls
  • Anonymous Friend
  • Janet Rehak
  • Penelope Rellis
  • Dan Roels
  • Jane Roseen
  • Jennifer Saia
  • Carol Schaap
  • Schultz Insurance Agency
  • Dave Schurman
  • Connie Simon
  • Slaughter & Associates
  • Michelle Smith
  • Rich and Frieda Smits
  • Kelsee Stallinga
  • Ada Stovall
  • Jim Sweeney
  • Carol Taylor
  • Linda Todd
  • Anonymous Friends
  • Stella Torres
  • Virginia and John Ulaszek
  • Leo Valencia
  • James Van Milligen
  • Gerrit Veenstra
  • Tim Vermeer
  • Sandy Vree
  • Phyllis Warsen
  • Waters Edge Aquascaping
  • Maureen Williamson
  • Robert Wood
  • Dana Wood
  • Patricia Yos
  • Chris Zdanowski


  1. Hi,

    I sent in a check for $60 this year which was $5 a month for 12 months. Is that considered a one time donation or once a month for 12 months?

    • Hi Donna, thank you for your support! Yes, I see that you sent in a $60 check in January, and I recorded it as a January gift. I didn’t realize you were calculating that as a monthly gift of $5—I apologize. Let me take a look at my spreadsheet system and find a way to track one-time gifts that are meant to be spread out over a year. Thanks for letting me know!

      P.S. I’ve added your name to the list above. Thanks again for your support!

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