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Video: Personal thank-yous from our Lansing Journal team

by Melanie Jongsma
video produced by Quinton Arthur

LANSING, Ill. (November 19, 2021) – Entering into Thanksgiving week, The Lansing Journal is thankful to be part of “a community worth caring about,” as Josh Bootsma says in the video below. You’ll also hear what (in order of appearance) writers Karen Abbott Trimuel, Katie Arvia, Quinton Arthur, Noah Johnson, Carrie Steinweg, Landon Ford, and Jennifer Yos are thankful for. (To get to know our other reporters, visit the Writing Team page of our website.)

Quinton Arthur deserves a special shout-out for the time and skill he contributed to this project. He gathered all our various recordings and edited them into a lively compilation of thanks, and that’s one of the reasons we are grateful to have him on the team.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Lansing Journal!

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.


  1. Love the video!! Thanks for continuing this great publication. And, of course, for having Landon intern with you.

  2. The Lansing Journal is the best ! Melanie ad crew have done a fantastic job ! God bless you all and I am thankful for the job they do . A little more crime reporting would be great to know what is happening in town but they all do a awesome job so far ! Keep the srength going and Have a HappyThansgiving to all and a very Merry upcomig Christmas ! P.S. The weekly vidios are great addition to your Lansing Journal !

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