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Thank you, December givers, for another year of growth

LANSING, Ill. (January 1, 2023) – I didn’t realize it until I looked back at the numbers today, but 2022 was another growth year for The Lansing Journal. By 11:30 p.m. on December 31, we had published a total of 1,652 stories. Our previous highest yearly total was 1,648 stories — and that was in 2020, when COVID-related updates sparked a 36% increase in the news we provided.

This year’s total marks a continuation of the growth we’ve seen in our years of serving this community:

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Support makes growth possible

Each one of this year’s 1,652 articles cost money to write, publish, and deliver. We have been able to keep growing our coverage because our support has grown as well. In some cases, new supporters gave for the first time this year. In other cases, existing supporters increased the amount they gave. Growth in support makes growth in coverage possible.

Thank you, December sustainers

At The Lansing Journal, we are especially grateful for people who commit to giving a set amount each month. Not only do those gifts allow us to make plans for the year, but they also reduce our administrative costs and allow us to focus on our core product: local news.

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

Thank you, December supporters

Not everyone can give on a regular schedule, and some people prefer to respond to specific requests for help. This month, we are especially grateful for people who responded to our year-end appeals for help. Some of the names below are already regular sustainers, but they gave again so we could finish the year strong.

  • Anonymous Friend
  • Anonymous Reader
  • Marguerite Arndt
  • Wayne Babiak
  • Daniel Bergan
  • John and Elizabeth Bush
  • Dan Centracchio
  • Chicago’s Finest Ironworks
  • Eric Crump
  • Kerry Czarobski
  • Owen and Linda Deckinga
  • Cathy DeYoung
  • Jerome Ellis
  • Gina Franklin
  • Carol Gadbois
  • Jean Galvan
  • Tony and Maureen Grady-Perovich
  • Greg and Janet Gremba
  • Miguel Gutierrez
  • James and Rebecca Haan
  • Jan Hansen
  • Tom Hibma
  • Ted Hnatusko
  • Ralph and Lois Hoekstra
  • Darlene Kadar
  • Steve Kasper
  • Thomas Knetl
  • Judy Koch
  • Linda Koselke
  • Pamela Lancy
  • Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard
  • Clem and Barb Lessner
  • Frances Mabry
  • Bob Malkas
  • Ed Marco
  • Valerie McDaniels
  • Chris Metzger
  • Kerry Moore
  • Jacqueline Mosley
  • Marion Munnich
  • Gregg Ott
  • Eileen Ann Patterson
  • Julie Peddy
  • Anita Plebanski
  • Lynn Potter
  • Rosalie Prystalski
  • Diane Retzlaff
  • Rich and Jan Schaeffer
  • Gloria and Robert Sharer
  • Michael Smith
  • Richard Smits
  • Tom and Terri Stallinga
  • John Sutorius
  • Raymond Sutorius
  • Carol Taylor
  • Philip and Norma Tubbs
  • Catherine Van Eck
  • Sandra Wagner
  • Walter W. Schultz Insurance Agency
  • Josie Whiting-Smith
  • Becky Wynsma

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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.

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