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The Lansing Journal journeys: All over Door County


submitted by Melanie Jongsma

Lansing Journal Publisher Melanie Jongsma spent a few days in Door County, Wisconsin, and made sure The Lansing Journal journeyed along to all the attractions.

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Pausing at “one of the best spots in Wisconsin for a picture,” Melanie agreed that, in fact, Wisconsin does look better with The Lansing Journal. (Photo: Jean Racek)
At Eagle Panorama in Peninsula State Park, Melanie’s dog Scout is not interested in holding the Journal for a photo. (Photo: Jean Racek)
So Melanie instead holds the Journal herself and captures the view of Nicolet Bay. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Later that afternoon, Scout takes her copy of the Journal to the dog park to peruse. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Atop Eagle Tower, at the risk of being blown into Eagle Harbor, Melanie pulls out her copy of the Journal near the informational display about shipwrecks in the various bays along the Wisconsin shoreline. (Photo: Jean Racek)
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Wisconsin is America’s dairyland, and that means ice cream. From left: Karen Racek, Lois Ooms, and Melanie Jongsma bring the Journal to the Ice Cream Factory in Door County. (Photo: Jean Racek)
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Why this old car was parked outside of the Door County Ice Cream Factory, we don’t know. But it makes a great Journal Journeys photo. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Pausing for a moment at one of the landings amid the 97 spiral steps to the top of the Cana Island Lighthouse, Melanie breaks out her Lansing Journal again. (Photo: Karen Racek)
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The lighthouse looks out over the waters of Lake Michigan. (Photo: Lois Ooms)
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The height of the Cana Island Lighthouse tower is 89 feet. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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The Lansing Journal even participated in a traditional fish boil. Boilmaster Neil (background) not only boils the fish for diners at White Gull Inn, but also tells the history of the tradition in Wisconsin. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Northern Sky Theater puts on professional theater productions during summers in Door County. In May the season hasn’t opened yet, so The Lansing Journal takes the stage with Melanie. (Photo: Karen Racek)

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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.