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119 August thank-yous

Their support

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher

LANSING, Ill. (September 2, 2021) – So many people make it possible for Lansing to have its own newspaper. More than 119 people (some are listed as couples) made contributions in August. Because of their gifts, we published 108 articles during the month, and 74 of those were original posts by our own team of local journalists.

Not only do those 119 supporters fund local news for the people in our immediate community, but they also make it possible for our local news to be discovered by readers around the world. In the month of August more than 23,000 individual people visited The Lansing Journal website and viewed more than 65,000 pages. Certainly, most of those visitors come from Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, but it’s interesting that our hometown newspaper reached beyond the U.S. to 43 other countries last month.

I am grateful for these 119 people. They give different amounts, for different reasons, on different schedules — but all of them believe that having a community newspaper is important. Thanks to their vision and involvement, we all have access to local news, wherever we are.

Thank you, August supporters

  1. Lindsey and Saad Abbasy
  2. Karen Adams
  3. American Legion Riders
  4. Donna Marshall Attinello
  5. Judith Beezhold
  6. Dan Bergan
  7. Barry Bergstrom
  8. Bob Boer
  9. Dan and Kristy Bootsma
  10. Susan Bovino
  11. Theresa Bresnahan
  12. David Brickman
  13. John Bush
  14. Maryann Centracchio
  15. Laurel Clausing
  16. Greg and Jane Compeau
  17. Marlene Cook
  18. Diane Costello
  19. Denise Cox
  20. Kerry Czarobski
  21. Floret Daniels
  22. Debbie DeNardo
  23. Fran Duffy
  24. Barb Dust
  25. Rich Dust
  26. Roseann Dykstra
  27. Don Dykstra
  28. Alexa Edwards
  29. Sandra Farmer
  30. Frank Fetters
  31. Fine Tune Auto
  32. Marilyn Freeman
  33. Jim and Judy Friesema
  34. Tina Funchion
  35. Rebecca Garcia
  36. Sophie Gaylor
  37. Anonymous Community Member
  38. Edward Gonzalez
  39. Jacob Gourley
  40. Tony and Maureen Grady-Perovich
  41. Cynthia Griffiths
  42. Patty Grigutis
  43. Brian and Kathy Hardy
  44. Cam and Megan Harvey
  45. Julie Hiskes
  46. Ted and Helen Hnatusko
  47. Marjorie Holme
  48. Mark Hornung
  49. Donna Huizenga
  50. Stephanie Jansma
  51. Melanie Jongsma
  52. Anonymous Supporters
  53. Terry and Cheryl Kapteyn
  54. Jean Klacik
  55. Frank Knittle
  56. Judith Koch
  57. Pat Kremer
  58. Cynthia Krusza
  59. Pamela Lancy
  60. Jim and Suzanne Long
  61. Luci Lugowski
  62. Kathleen Maanum
  63. Dehlia Mendoza
  64. Lynda Mendoza
  65. Roberto Mendoza
  66. Christine Merchat
  67. Chuck Murach
  68. Marilou Ooms
  69. Grant Oppenhuis
  70. Mary Beth Palka
  71. Thomas Panichi
  72. Robert Parrent
  73. Moira Peterson
  74. Richard Podgorski
  75. Rosemarie Polgar
  76. Jay and Chris Popp
  77. Joanne Pritchard
  78. Lorraine Przybyl
  79. Jean Qualls
  80. Penelope Rellis
  81. Chuck Roseen
  82. Jane Roseen
  83. Anonymous Friend
  84. Jennifer Saia
  85. Wendy Sanders
  86. Carol Schaap
  87. Sandy Schultz
  88. Schultz Insurance Agency
  89. Dave Schurman
  90. Pete and Shirley Schurman
  91. Connie Simon
  92. Todd Simon
  93. Slaughter & Associates
  94. Michelle Smith
  95. Rich and Frieda Smits
  96. Kelsee Stallinga
  97. Kirstin Stellfox
  98. John Stole
  99. Jim Sweeney
  100. Carol Taylor
  101. Tiny’s Flowers
  102. Linda Todd
  103. Anonymous Friends
  104. Karen Trimuel
  105. Virginia and John Ulaszek
  106. Leo Valencia
  107. James Van Milligen
  108. Gerrit Veenstra
  109. Tim Vermeer
  110. Sandy Vree
  111. Scott Wagner
  112. Phyllis Warsen
  113. Waters Edge Aquascaping
  114. Tiffany Wells
  115. Dave Wilford
  116. Dana Wood
  117. Robert Wood
  118. Patricia Yos
  119. Chris Zdanowski

Your notes help too

Many of you include encouraging notes with the gifts you send in, and those are a big help as well. They let us know that you understand there are real people behind the Daily News email you receive each morning, and that you value the work they do. A recent note said:

“Just want to thank you for the sheer amount of work you and your staff go through each week to produce the Journal. Your work is never ending, but you maintain a professional and praiseworthy publication.”

Thank you for partnering with us to make this newspaper possible. Yes, it’s a lot of work, but with help from 119 friends, we are building community together.
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