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Video: A new tablecloth, Chief Al gets dunked, Josh’s expiring license, and more local news

Weekly round-up for August 6, 2021

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 6, 2021) – Though the past week of articles did not include any breaking news or dramatic coverage, several important local stories were published. Josh and Melanie’s highlights reference a local church, a nature center, the police, the DMV, and two school districts. Josh also highlights the strong team of local writers who make this variety of local coverage possible. The links below the video connect to articles referenced in the video.

Why the new tablecloth? (0:15)

The Lansing Journal was planning to be at Cruise Night last month, but the July event was rained out.

What’s new at Sand Ridge Campus? (0:52)

Reporter Quinton Arthur attended the ribbon-cutting, shot photos and video, and wrote up a local news article about the newly remodeled Sand Ridge Campus:

Where was Freedom Fest? (2:02)

Why was Chief Al in a dunk tank? (at 3:10)

Reporter Jennifer Yos captured the community event in words and video:

What’s the driver’s license renewal process now? (4:16)

What’s going on at Lansing schools? (5:51)

Local news in the education category this past week included information about District 215, District 158, and projected coverage of high school sports:

Who are the journalists who cover all this local news? (8:07)

Almost all of the reporters who write for The Lansing Journal are freelancers. The work of this team is the reason The Lansing Journal is able to provide so much important local news to our community:

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From left: Karen Trimuel, Melanie Jongsma, Katie Arvia, Jim Masters, Ernst Lamothe, Quinton Arthur, Noah Johnson, Jennifer Yos, and Josh Bootsma are local journalists who report local news as a service to our community. (Photo: Jill Sonsiadek, Pour on Roy)

How would people get this information if The Lansing Journal didn’t exist? (9:20)

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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.