(Some of them don’t even realize it)

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher

LANSING, Ill. (July 2, 2022) – If you received our summer print edition, you probably noticed the envelope we included within it. We did that because we always want to make it as easy as possible for our community to support this community newspaper.

About 60 of those envelopes have been returned so far, enclosing checks of varying sizes along with occasional notes of encouragement. Some of the people who returned an envelope were supporting The Lansing Journal for the first time, and we are delighted to have them join us!

But I was a little saddened to find that many of these new June supporters are not receiving our Daily News email. They gave to The Lansing Journal because they liked the articles they read in the summer print issue, but they are missing out on the articles we publish every day.

Those non-email people do not know that in June The Lansing Journal published 140 articles in a wide range of categories:

  • 10 Arts and Entertainment stories, including information about tryouts for a local play, a new book by a local author, the Sunday crosswords, and Jim Siergey’s June nartoon
  • 2 Business and Work articles, including surprising information about The Bunker and a video interview at Fine Tune Auto
  • 11 Education articles, including the new Red Wolves logo, a story about the first graduating class of a new high school in South Holland, agendas for school board meetings, and stories about staff accomplishments in our school districts
  • 4 Lansing Journal Journeys — it’s been fun to have those back again!
  • 11 Local Government articles, including Election Day information and results in addition to the Village Board and Library Board agendas we typically provide
  • 3 Local Voices submissions, addressing a range of topics — FEMA, pizza, and KYNGZ Restaurant
  • 4 News and Views videos, including a helicopter ride and welding at Chicago’s Finest Ironworks
  • 30 obituaries — these were viewed more than 15,000 times, and they provide important information for our community
  • A variety of other stories about our parks, police and fire activity, local sports, and of course, the daily weather posts!

A few of these stories were included in our summer print edition, but most were not. So people who receive only our print issues are missing out on a LOT of news.

I am grateful for their support in response to the print issue, and their names are included in the lists below, but I wish they could see the full impact of their gifts. They are helping to keep our community informed and connected every day.

Thank you, June Sustainers

Sustained giving each month provides predictable income — and that allows us to focus on reporting, publishing, and delivering news. We are grateful for these monthly sustainers whose gifts arrived again during June:

  • Anonymous Supporters
  • Anonymous Friends
  • Anonymous Friend
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Connie Jordan
  • 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
  • Nadine Mack
  • 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
  • Jean Qualls
  • Penelope Rellis
  • Carla Rispens
  • Rose Rivas
  • Jane Roseen
  • Shirley Rucker
  • 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
  • Anne Marie Stole
  • 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
  • Patricia Yos
  • Chris Zdanowski
  • Char Zralka
  • Noel Zupancic

Thank you, June Supporters

Many of the people listed below gave in response to the summer print edition they received. We appreciate knowing they value the work we put into reporting, publishing, and delivering news in a tangible form that reached all of Lansing.

  • Anonymous Supporter
  • Anonymous Reader
  • Anonymous Giver
  • John Ahlberg
  • Marguerite Arndt
  • Dolores Avila
  • Claude Baker
  • Martes Benne
  • Lisa Berridge
  • Gloria Biondi
  • Steve and Sally Blom
  • Tracy Brown
  • Agatha Broza
  • Beverly Cable
  • Scott Cable
  • Cynthia Leistra Cole
  • Deborah Davy
  • Kathleen Dolinar
  • Joan Douma
  • Jerome Ellis
  • Margaret Evans
  • Bruce Fredbloom
  • Thomas Golden
  • Evelyn Gossman
  • Debra Hanink
  • Patti Heavens
  • Myra Hendrix
  • Dr. Benjamin Hoekstra
  • Yvette Huisenga
  • Marjorie Huntoon
  • Theodore Jaeger
  • Alice Jastrzab
  • Rosanne Kapera
  • Jerome Kern
  • Shirley Kooy
  • Edward Kozinski
  • Gloria Lang
  • Clem and Barb Lessner
  • Frances Mabry
  • Doris Magnabosco
  • Roger Majak
  • Philip McIntosh
  • Betty Moran
  • Jacqueline Mosley
  • William Motluck
  • Daniel Nawrocki
  • Sonja Proctor
  • Scott Sands
  • Terri Schaaf
  • Joyce Seyforth
  • Carol Taylor
  • Evelyn Ustanik
  • Charles Vesolowski III
  • Margaret Von Behren
  • Norm and Char Vugteveen
  • Martha Williams
  • Mary Yonkers
  • Christine Zdanowski

By the way, for supporters who are not on our email list, I do write a thank-you note and deliver it to them. In that note, I also encourage them to subscribe so they can receive the full benefit of their investment.

If you know anyone who is missing out on local news that informs and connects, please help them get signed up! Direct them to thelansingjournal.com and have them click the blue Subscribe tab near the top of the page.

June supporters

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