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A thank-you message for April contributors

LANSING, Ill. (May 2, 2022) – This past Saturday I had a chance to enjoy the final Copper Muggers pancakes of the season at the pancake breakfast fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 276. Scoutmaster Michael Bergin informed me of it.

Lansing Copper Muggers are locally famous for their pancakes. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

I wasn’t intending to stay long, but in addition to pancakes I ended up enjoying half a dozen conversations with people who expressed appreciation for The Lansing Journal. Some asked questions about articles we had published; some had ideas for new articles; some told me about articles they had shared with their families and friends. So by the time I left the pancake breakfast, my stomach was full, but so was my heart.

On the surface, all those stories that people tell me are about information. They like being informed, learning something new, and having the facts.

But on another level, these stories are about connection. The information they receive in the Daily News each morning is valuable because it enables them to make connections. With a new business in town. With a family member across the country. With their community at meetings or events.

That’s why reader support is so meaningful. It accomplishes much more than pixels and sometimes paper. It helps keep our community informed and connected.

If you are a supporter or sustainer, I want you to feel the same fullness of heart that I feel when I hear from our readers.

If you are not [yet] a supporter, I want you to feel the same gratitude that I feel for the people listed here.

April sustainers

Sustained monthly giving provides predictable income that allows us to make confident plans. These gifts allow us to focus on reporting, publishing, and delivering news every day. We are especially grateful for these monthly sustainers whose gifts arrived again during April:

  1. Anonymous Friend
  2. Anonymous Friends
  3. Anonymous Reader
  4. Anonymous Sustainers
  5. Lindsey and Saad Abbasy
  6. Karen Adams
  7. Anthony Arnold
  8. Donna Marshall Attinello
  9. Jennifer Avenatti
  10. Dave Badali
  11. Patrick Baker
  12. Adam Barker
  13. Jeanne Benson
  14. Dan Bergan
  15. Marlene Biesboer
  16. Wes and Joy Blocker
  17. Bob Boer
  18. Dan and Kristy Bootsma
  19. Debbie Boroviak
  20. Susan Bovino
  21. Theresa Bresnahan
  22. Joseph Bugajski
  23. Marsha Bultema
  24. John Bush
  25. Maryann Centracchio
  26. Christy Cheek
  27. Kathleen and William Clausing
  28. Laurel Clausing
  29. Greg and Jane Compeau
  30. Marlene Cook
  31. Ruth Cook
  32. Diane Costello
  33. Denise Cox
  34. Kerry Czarobski
  35. Tricia DeBlock
  36. Owen Deckinga
  37. Patricia Deckinga
  38. Antoinette DeLaurentis
  39. Debra DeNardo
  40. Rob and Sandy DeVries
  41. Stefanie DeYoung
  42. LouAnn Dommer
  43. Lisa Doorn
  44. Fran Duffy
  45. Barb Dust
  46. Rich Dust
  47. Don Dykstra
  48. Roseann Dykstra
  49. Pamela Edrington
  50. Alexa Edwards
  51. Edwin H. Lugowski, Jr., AIA, Architect
  52. Martina Eldsmoe
  53. Margaret Evans
  54. Frank Fetters
  55. Fine Tune Auto
  56. Bob Forner
  57. Marilyn Freeman
  58. Jim and Judy Friesema
  59. Tina Funchion
  60. Geraldine Giglio
  61. Edward Gonzalez
  62. Jacob Gourley
  63. Cynthia Griffiths
  64. Patty Grigutis
  65. Dr. and Mrs. Jasper Gulotta
  66. Jerry and Judi Haan
  67. Carey Halsey
  68. Brian Hanigan
  69. Jan Hansen
  70. Brian and Kathy Hardy
  71. Cam and Megan Harvey
  72. Agatha Hason
  73. Julie Hiskes
  74. Ted and Helen Hnatusko
  75. Marjorie Holme
  76. Mark Hornung
  77. Donna Huizenga
  78. Smilja Ivancevic
  79. Stephanie Jansma
  80. Melanie Jongsma
  81. Arlo and Brenda Kallemeyn
  82. Jean Klacik
  83. Nicole Kleidon
  84. Frank Knittle
  85. Judy and Karl Koch
  86. Anita and John Kowalisyn
  87. Pat Kremer
  88. Cynthia Krusza
  89. Mark and Missy Krygsheld
  90. Jill Laboy
  91. Cheryl LaMar
  92. Pamela Lancy
  93. Bruce Langman
  94. David Larsen
  95. Morris Lewis
  96. Judy Lohr-Safcik
  97. Jim and Suzanne Long
  98. John Long
  99. Luci Lugowski
  100. Rich and Diane Lund
  101. Caleb Lyzenga
  102. Kathleen Maanum
  103. Nick Maloni
  104. Chanta Manson
  105. Barbara McKinney
  106. Dehlia Mendoza
  107. Lynda Mendoza
  108. Roberto Mendoza
  109. Christine Merchat
  110. Martha Montiel
  111. Chuck Murach
  112. Hollis Napoli
  113. Marilou Ooms
  114. Grant Oppenhuis
  115. Gregory Ott
  116. Don and Mary Beth Palka
  117. Thomas Panichi
  118. Robert Parrent
  119. Moira Peterson
  120. Gabriel Pierce
  121. Susan Planer
  122. Rosemarie Polgar
  123. Jay and Chris Popp
  124. Joanne Pritchard
  125. Sherlena Puyol
  126. Jean Qualls
  127. Penelope Rellis
  128. Carla Rispens
  129. Rose Rivas
  130. Jane Roseen
  131. Shirley Rucker
  132. Kristin Russell
  133. Jennifer Saia
  134. Ann Schenkel
  135. Roberta Schopp-Coe
  136. Sandy Schultz
  137. Dave and Janice Schurman
  138. Pete and Shirley Schurman
  139. Irene Sepiol
  140. Freddie Simmons
  141. Connie Simon
  142. Todd Simon
  143. Mike and Denise Skrbina
  144. Slaughter & Associates
  145. Michelle Smith
  146. Frieda Smits
  147. Richard Smits
  148. Reba Spilis
  149. Kelsee Stallinga
  150. Dan Stamper
  151. John Stole
  152. Jim Sweeney
  153. Debbie Terpstra
  154. Linda Todd
  155. Karen and Gammon Trimuel
  156. Virginia and John Ulaszek
  157. Lionel Valencia
  158. Wendy Van Der Aa
  159. Jill Van Kuiken
  160. James Van Milligen
  161. Arlyn VanEk
  162. Ken Varnes
  163. Gerrit Veenstra
  164. Irma Vela
  165. Tim Vermeer
  166. Sandy Vree
  167. Sandra Wagner
  168. Scott Wagner
  169. Phyllis Warsen
  170. Waters Edge Aquascaping
  171. Dave Wilford
  172. Adrienne Winchester
  173. Nancy and Bob Wojcik
  174. Bob and Jean Wood
  175. Dana Wood
  176. Patricia Yos
  177. Chris Zdanowski
  178. Char Zralka
  179. Noel Zupancic

April supporters

Not everyone can give on a regular schedule, and some people prefer to respond to specific requests for help. This month, we received special support from these friends, and we are grateful for them too:

  1. American Legion Auxiliary
  2. Adam Anhalt
  3. Larry Conley
  4. Fetima Davis
  5. Dave and Deb DeJong
  6. Evelyn Gossman
  7. Tony and Maureen Grady-Perovich
  8. Joe and Suzanne Jonkman
  9. Pamela Lancy
  10. Barb and Clem Lessner
  11. Robert Parrent
  12. Anita Plebanski
  13. Dave Price
  14. Rosalie Prystalski
  15. Lorraine Przybyl
  16. Robert Shimala
  17. Kevin Suess
  18. Carol Taylor

Thank you for keeping The Lansing Journal sustained and supported, so we can keep our community informed and connected.

P.S. If you want to join this mission of keeping people informed and connected, we welcome your support! You can click the button below to make a contribution of any size, and you can choose to be a monthly sustainer or an occasional supporter:

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.