April supporters help cover the costs of 117 local news articles

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by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher

LANSING, Ill. (May 2, 2021) – So far this year, The Lansing Journal has published more than 500 articles. In April alone we published 117.

April supporters cover the cost of vaccination news

The largest category of news continues to be Health and Safety — not only the daily COVID data, but also updates from the Illinois Department of Public Health, news about local vaccination sites, and columns by Carrie Steinweg sharing her personal experience with COVID and recovery.

April supporters make local school district news possible

The Education category is now our second-most popular, largely thanks to the addition of Jim Masters. He contributed 7 Education articles this month, covering all three of Lansing’s school districts, including news of District 215’s appointment of Christopher Dodd to the School Board.

April supporters helped us continue expanding our local sports coverage

And Josh Bootsma continued to provide sports coverage this month, reporting stats and scores for TF South football and baseball games, and sharing news of a golf caddy scholarship program partnership between Lansing’s Freedom Church and Olympia Fields Country Club.

Local sports coverage, local school news, local health data — that’s possible because of local support. The 138 people listed below made contributions so that we could pay our local journalists, pay the service where our website is hosted, and pay our email delivery provider to bring those articles right to your email inbox.

Will you take a moment to glance through these names and say a little thank-you? (You don’t have to say it out loud; just kind of nod and say it in your head.) These are people who understand that The Lansing Journal is free to read, but it costs money to produce. These are people who pitch in to help cover those costs so that this newspaper can continue to be free for everyone.

Thank you, April supporters

  • Lindsey and Saad Abbasy
  • Karen Adams
  • Donna Marshall Attinello
  • Ruby Bailey
  • Judith Beezhold
  • Dan Bergan
  • Barry Bergstrom
  • Anonymous Supporter
  • Janet Bockel
  • Susan Bovino
  • Theresa Bresnahan
  • John Bush
  • Maryann Centracchio
  • Laurel Clausing
  • Greg and Jane Compeau
  • Marlene Cook
  • Diane Costello
  • Denise Cox
  • Kerry Czarobski
  • Kerry Czarobski
  • Kerry Czarobski
  • Shirley De Vries
  • Anonymous Contributor
  • Christopher Deckinga
  • Debbie DeNardo
  • Gerald DeYoung
  • Joan Douma
  • Fran Duffy
  • Barb Dust
  • Rich Dust
  • Roseann Dykstra
  • Alexa Edwards
  • Martina Eidsmoe
  • Sandra Farmer
  • Patsy Ferry
  • Frank Fetters
  • Fine Tune Auto
  • Margaret Fosdal
  • Marilyn Freeman
  • Jim and Judy Friesema
  • Caron Fulton
  • Tina Funchion
  • Edward Gonzalez
  • Jacob Gourley
  • Cynthia Griffiths
  • Patty Grigutis
  • Cam and Megan Harvey
  • Stacey Hastings
  • Gerhard Henning
  • Julie Hiskes
  • Ted Hnatusko
  • Marjorie Holme
  • Mark Hornung
  • Elaine Howes
  • Donna Huizenga
  • Jim Janssen
  • Melanie Jongsma
  • Friends of The Lansing Journal
  • Jean Klacik
  • Frank Knittle
  • Judith Koch
  • Anita Kowalisyn
  • Patricia Kremer
  • Cynthia Krusza
  • Pamela Lancy
  • Jim and Suzanne Long
  • Luci Lugowski
  • Kathy Maanum
  • Kathleen Maanum
  • Tom McSwiggan
  • Roberto Mendoza
  • Lynda Mendoza
  • Dehlia Mendoza
  • Christine Merchat
  • Tony and Jacqueline Mosley
  • Chuck Murach
  • Nauta Enterprises
  • Marilou Ooms
  • Grant Oppenhuis
  • Paul Orich
  • Mary Beth Palka
  • Thomas Panichi
  • Myrtle Parnell
  • Robert Parrent
  • Moira Peterson
  • Richard Podgorski
  • Rosemarie Polgar
  • Jay and Chris Popp
  • Rev. Dave Price
  • Joanne Pritchard
  • Lorraine Przybyl
  • Michael Putney
  • Jean Qualls
  • Local News Advocate
  • Penelope Rellis
  • Jane Roseen
  • Mystery Donor
  • Jennifer Saia
  • Dolores Samples
  • Scott Sands
  • Carol Schaap
  • Joyce Scherer
  • Sandy Schultz
  • Schultz Insurance Agency
  • Pete and Shirley Schurman
  • Dave Schurman
  • Robert Shimala
  • Connie Simon
  • Todd Simon
  • Slaughter & Associates
  • Michelle Smith
  • Richard Smits
  • Frieda Smits
  • Kelsee Stallinga
  • Kirstin Stellfox
  • Ada Stovall
  • Jim Sweeney
  • Carol Taylor
  • Linda Todd
  • Faithful Supporters
  • Virginia and John Ulaszek
  • Evelyn Ustanik
  • Leo Valencia
  • James Van Milligen
  • Gerrit Veenstra
  • Tim Vermeer
  • Charles Vesolowski
  • Sandy Vree
  • Scott Wagner
  • Phyllis Warsen
  • Waters Edge Aquascaping
  • Robert Wood
  • Dana Wood
  • Patricia Yos
  • Chris Zdanowski
  • Richard Zekveld

thank you