Thank you for making our special print issue possible

Above: Members of the writing team gathered to celebrate the summer print issue. Standing, from left: Ajia Harris, Marlene Cook, Jennifer Yos, Carrie Steinweg, Quinton Arthur, and Karen Abbott-Trimuel; seated: Melanie Jongsma, Josh Bootsma.

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher

LANSING, Ill. (June 2, 2022) – The print issue that Lansing residents received a few days ago is special for a couple of reasons. First, we are not in print as often as we used to be, so each time we are, it’s special. Second, The Lansing Journal celebrates a five-year anniversary this year, and it’s meaningful to be able to mark that with a really well done print edition.

This print issue includes 22 articles written by nine local journalists. Those articles are also being published online, but many appeared in print first — and until our team meeting, I didn’t realize how gratifying it would be for our writers to have a tangible product that showcases their hard work. They were really overjoyed to receive it.

As nice as that is, the real measurement is readership. And several readers have told me already that they read the print edition “cover to cover.” That’s gratifying too.

That kind of feedback makes all the long days of reporting, editing, ad sales, printing arrangements, delivery coordination, and miscellaneous details completely worthwhile. Thank you.

We are deeply grateful for all our readers, online and in print. And each month we are especially grateful for the people who make this local newspaper possible by actually investing in it financially. Their gifts empower our local journalists to report our community’s stories. Their gifts ensure that those stories are published — in print as well as pixels — and delivered every single day.

Thank you, May Sustainers

Sustained giving each month provides predictable income — and that gives us a base to build on when we need to take on special projects like a print edition. We are grateful for these monthly sustainers whose gifts arrived again during May:

  • Lindsey and Saad Abbasy
  • Karen Adams
  • Anthony Arnold
  • Donna Marshall Attinello
  • Jennifer Avenatti
  • Dave Badali
  • Patrick Baker
  • Adam Barker
  • Jeanne Benson
  • Dan Bergan
  • Marlene Biesboer
  • Wes and Joy Blocker
  • Bob Boer
  • Dan and Kristy Bootsma
  • Debbie Boroviak
  • Susan Bovino
  • Theresa Bresnahan
  • Joseph Bugajski
  • Marsha Bultema
  • John Bush
  • Maryann Centracchio
  • Christy Cheek
  • Kathleen and William Clausing
  • Laurel Clausing
  • Greg and Jane Compeau
  • Marlene Cook
  • Ruth Cook
  • Diane Costello
  • Denise Cox
  • Kerry Czarobski
  • Tricia DeBlock
  • Owen Deckinga
  • Patricia Deckinga
  • Antoinette DeLaurentis
  • Debra DeNardo
  • Rob and Sandy DeVries
  • Stefanie DeYoung
  • LouAnn Dommer
  • Lisa Doorn
  • Fran Duffy
  • Barb Dust
  • Rich Dust
  • Don Dykstra
  • Roseann Dykstra
  • Pamela Edrington
  • Alexa Edwards
  • Edwin H. Lugowski, Jr., AIA, Architect
  • Martina Eldsmoe
  • Margaret Evans
  • Frank Fetters
  • Fine Tune Auto
  • Bob Forner
  • Marilyn Freeman
  • Jim and Judy Friesema
  • Tina Funchion
  • Geraldine Giglio
  • Edward Gonzalez
  • Jacob Gourley
  • Cynthia Griffiths
  • Patty Grigutis
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jasper Gulotta
  • Jerry and Judi Haan
  • Carey Halsey
  • Brian Hanigan
  • Jan Hansen
  • Brian and Kathy Hardy
  • Cam and Megan Harvey
  • Agatha Hason
  • Julie Hiskes
  • Ted and Helen Hnatusko
  • Marjorie Holme
  • Mark Hornung
  • Donna Huizenga
  • Smilja Ivancevic
  • Stephanie Jansma
  • Vinell Jones
  • Melanie Jongsma
  • Arlo and Brenda Kallemeyn
  • Jean Klacik
  • Nicole Kleidon
  • Frank Knittle
  • Judy and Karl Koch
  • Anita and John Kowalisyn
  • Pat Kremer
  • Cynthia Krusza
  • Mark and Missy Krygsheld
  • Jill Laboy
  • Cheryl LaMar
  • Pamela Lancy
  • Bruce Langman
  • David Larsen
  • Morris Lewis
  • Judy Lohr-Safcik
  • Jim and Suzanne Long
  • John Long
  • Luci Lugowski
  • Rich and Diane Lund
  • Caleb Lyzenga
  • Kathleen Maanum
  • Nick Maloni
  • Chanta Manson
  • Barbara McKinney
  • Dehlia Mendoza
  • Lynda Mendoza
  • Roberto Mendoza
  • Christine Merchat
  • Martha Montiel
  • Chuck Murach
  • Hollis Napoli
  • Marilou Ooms
  • Grant Oppenhuis
  • Gregory Ott
  • Don and Mary Beth Palka
  • Thomas Panichi
  • Robert Parrent
  • Moira Peterson
  • Gabriel Pierce
  • Susan Planer
  • Rosemarie Polgar
  • Jay and Chris Popp
  • Joanne Pritchard
  • Sherlena Puyol
  • Jean Qualls
  • Penelope Rellis
  • Carla Rispens
  • Rose Rivas
  • Jane Roseen
  • Kristin Russell
  • Jennifer Saia
  • Ann Schenkel
  • Roberta Schopp-Coe
  • Sandy Schultz
  • Dave and Janice Schurman
  • Pete and Shirley Schurman
  • Irene Sepiol
  • Freddie Simmons
  • Connie Simon
  • Todd Simon
  • Mike and Denise Skrbina
  • Slaughter & Associates
  • Michelle Smith
  • Frieda Smits
  • Richard Smits
  • Reba Spilis
  • Kelsee Stallinga
  • Dan Stamper
  • John Stole
  • Jim Sweeney
  • Debbie Terpstra
  • Linda Todd
  • Karen and Gammon Trimuel
  • Virginia and John Ulaszek
  • Lionel Valencia
  • Wendy Van Der Aa
  • Jill Van Kuiken
  • James Van Milligen
  • Arlyn VanEk
  • Ken Varnes
  • Gerrit Veenstra
  • Irma Vela
  • Tim Vermeer
  • Sandy Vree
  • Sandra Wagner
  • Scott Wagner
  • Phyllis Warsen
  • Waters Edge Aquascaping
  • Dave Wilford
  • Adrienne Winchester
  • Nancy and Bob Wojcik
  • Bob and Jean Wood
  • Dana Wood
  • Patricia Yos
  • Chris Zdanowski
  • Char Zralka
  • Noel Zupancic

Thank you, May Supporters

Other people this month recognized that we took on extra work and extra expenses in order to publish a print edition of The Lansing Journal. They responded to our requests for help this month, and we are grateful for these supporters:

  • Wes and Joy Blocker
  • Rex Burrus
  • Jerry DeYoung
  • Phyllis Drewno
  • Jerome Ellis
  • Pat Frederickson
  • Rebecca Furlong
  • Evelyn Gossman
  • Tony and Maureen Grady-Perovich
  • Christina Kazmierowski
  • Edward Marco
  • Joyce Mulder
  • Bernadette Ott
  • Gloria and Robert Sharer
  • Tom Shepherd
  • Chris and Trudy Spoor
  • Kirstin Stellfox
  • Raymond Sutorius
  • Pam VanderMeyden
  • Phyllis Warsen

Thank you for investing in us, supporting us, believing in us, and encouraging us.
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