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The Lansing Journal journeys: A Hawaiian luau in Bristol, Indiana


submitted by Dave Schurman

Dave and Janice Schurman probably have some kind of record for Number of Journal Journeys Photos, and we appreciate their professional approach to this community feature — Dave always has a print copy of The Lansing Journal at the ready. For this impromptu submission, he reached into his truck and pulled out the Summer 2022 edition.

From left: Tim and Pam Jansma, Janice and Dave Schurman, and Joyce and Brad Dykstra — all Lansing residents — went camping in Bristol, Indiana. (The Dykstras’ grandson Cohen is in the front row.) “We were having a Hawaiian Luau,” explained Dave, “and decided to take our Journey picture with an older edition of the Journal that I had in my truck.” (Photo: Craig Schoon, friend of the group)

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Lansing Journal Journeys

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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.


  1. This article was exciting for me because I live in Elkhart IN next to Bristol, but I grew up in Lansing from 3rd grade to age 19. If I had known they were there I would have gone over and introduced myself and talked about some memories of about growing up in Lansing.

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