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Thank you, April supporters, for giving anyway

LANSING, Ill. (May 1, 2023) – April was another busy month for The Lansing Journal, and I was too busy to ask for help.

In addition to a full editorial calendar — we published 144 articles in April — we invested time in planning some new opportunities, new partnerships, new products, and a possible new event.

These opportunities might generate some revenue for us in the long run, but in the short term, investing time there meant I neglected the regular fundraising, ad sales, and grant writing that this newspaper depends on.

So I am grateful for the readers and subscribers who sent us contributions in April, without being specifically asked. Thank you.

I’m especially grateful for all of our regular monthly contributors — they set up a regular, predictable gift that keeps fueling our work. Those gifts free us from administrative details and allow us to keep the news coming every day. Thank you.

Although I was too busy to ask for help this month, I never want to be too busy to say thank-you when help is given. I am grateful for community support of this community newspaper.

Thank you, April supporters

These supporters give whenever they can, and we appreciate the funding they provided this month:

  • An anonymous friend whose name we don’t even know
  • Teresa Alexander
  • David Brickman
  • John and Elizabeth Bush
  • Kathy Clausing
  • Dave and Deb DeJong
  • Bruce Fredbloom
  • Stacey Hastings
  • Theodore Jaeger
  • Jerry and Mary Kern
  • Dennis Kranc
  • Duane and Karla Kuipers
  • Clem and Barb Lessner
  • Doris Magnabosco
  • Ed Marco
  • Marsha McCrory
  • Tom and Krista McSwiggan
  • Paul Orich
  • Anita Plebanski
  • Rev. Dave Price
  • Rosalie Prystalski
  • Lorraine Przybyl
  • Tom Shepherd
  • Robert Shimala
  • Raymond Sutorius
  • Carol Taylor
  • Charles Vesolowski III

Thank you, April sustainers

By signing up to give monthly, these people provide a reliable base of income we can work from. So even during months when I am too busy to ask for help, their support is already in place. This is a long list of names, and that’s what it takes to keep the news coming day after day:

  • Various faithful friends who prefer to remain anonymous
  • Lindsey and Saad Abbasy
  • Karen Adams
  • Donna Marshall Attinello
  • Jennifer Avenatti
  • Patrick Baker
  • Evelyn Baldwin
  • Adam Barker
  • Jeanne Benson
  • Dan Bergan
  • Marlene Biesboer
  • Wes and Joy Blocker
  • Gail Blom
  • Bob Boer
  • Dan and Kristy Bootsma
  • Debbie Boroviak
  • Susan and Daniel Bovino
  • Theresa Bresnahan
  • Joseph Bugajski
  • Marsha Bultema
  • Nancy Caddick
  • Dan and Maryann Centracchio
  • Kathleen and William Clausing
  • Laurel Clausing
  • Jane Compeau
  • Marlene Cook
  • Ruth Cook
  • Diane Costello
  • Denise Cox
  • Art and Kerry Czarobski
  • Kerry Czarobski
  • Tricia DeBlock
  • Patricia Deckinga
  • Antoinette DeLaurentis
  • Debra DeNardo
  • Rob and Sandy DeVries
  • Stefanie DeYoung
  • LouAnn Dommer
  • Lisa Doorn
  • Fran Duffy
  • Barb Dust
  • Richard Dust
  • Don Dykstra
  • Roseann Dykstra
  • Pamela Edrington
  • Alexa Edwards
  • Master El
  • Martina Eldsmoe
  • Jerome Ellis
  • Margaret Evans
  • Frank Fetters
  • Fine Tune Auto
  • Bob Forner
  • David Franklin
  • Pat Frederickson
  • Jim and Judy Friesema
  • Tina Funchion
  • Geraldine Giglio
  • Edward Gonzalez
  • Jacob Gourley
  • Patty Grigutis
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jasper Gulotta
  • Jerry and Judi Haan
  • Brian Hanigan
  • Jan and Peter Hansen
  • Brian and Kathy Hardy
  • Cam and Megan Harvey
  • Agatha Hason
  • Julie Hiskes
  • Ted and Helen Hnatusko
  • Marjorie Holme
  • Mark Hornung
  • Donna Huizenga
  • HVAC Masters
  • Stephanie Jansma
  • Vinell Jones
  • Melanie Jongsma
  • Connie Jordan
  • Arlo and Brenda Kallemeyn
  • Jean Klacik
  • Nicole Kleidon
  • Robert Knight
  • Frank Knittle
  • Judy and Karl Koch
  • Anita and John Kowalisyn
  • Pat Kremer
  • Cynthia Krusza
  • Mark and Missy Krygsheld
  • Jill Laboy
  • Pamela Lancy
  • David and Sally Larsen
  • Marc Lehnerer
  • Morris Lewis
  • Marie Limback
  • Judy Lohr-Safcik
  • Jim and Suzanne Long
  • John Long
  • Luci Lugowski
  • Rich and Diane Lund
  • Caleb Lyzenga
  • Kate Maanum
  • Nadine Mack
  • Nicholas Maloni
  • Carol McFarland
  • Barbara McKinney
  • Dehlia Mendoza
  • Lynda Mendoza
  • Roberto Mendoza
  • Martha Montiel
  • Kerry Moore
  • Chuck Murach
  • Hollis Napoli
  • Marilou Ooms
  • Grant Oppenhuis
  • Gregory Ott
  • Thomas Panichi
  • Robert Parrent
  • Moira Peterson
  • Gabriel Pierce
  • Susan Planer
  • Rosemarie Polgar
  • Jay and Chris Popp
  • Mary Ann Pozen
  • Joanne Pritchard
  • Jean Qualls
  • Penelope Rellis
  • Carla Rispens
  • Rose Rivas
  • Chuck and Jane Roseen
  • Shirley Rucker
  • Kristin Russell
  • The Jennifer Saia family
  • Carol Schaap
  • Ann Schenkel
  • Roberta Schopp-Coe
  • Duane and 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
  • Kirstin Stellfox
  • Anne Marie Stole
  • John Stole
  • Raymond Sutorius
  • Jim Sweeney
  • Debbie Terpstra
  • Linda Todd
  • Virginia and John Ulaszek
  • Lionel Valencia
  • Wendy Van Der Aa
  • Glenn and Bekki Van Deursen
  • Jill Van Kuiken
  • James Van Milligen
  • Arlyn VanEk
  • Gerrit Veenstra
  • Irma Vela
  • Linda Verkaik
  • Tim Vermeer
  • Sandy Vree
  • Kenya Wafford
  • Sandra Wagner
  • Scott Wagner
  • Phyllis Warsen
  • Waters Edge Aquascaping
  • Beverly Wilhelm
  • Adrienne Winchester
  • Nancy and Bob Wojcik
  • Ron and Joan Wolford
  • Bob and Jean Wood
  • Michael and Dana Wood
  • Mitchell Wood
  • Jennifer Yos
  • Patricia Yos
  • Chris Zdanowski
  • Char Zralka
  • Noel Zupancic

Thank you for not being too busy to support your local newspaper! We look forward to sharing more information soon about the new projects that kept us so busy this month.
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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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