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Carrie Steinweg

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Carrie Steinweg is a freelance writer, photographer, author, and food and travel blogger who has lived in Lansing for 27 years. She most enjoys writing about food, people, history, and baseball. Her favorite Lansing Journal articles that she has written are: "Lan Oak Lanes attracts film crew," "Why Millennials are choosing Lansing," "Curtis Granderson returns home to give back," "The Cubs, the World Series, fandom, and family," and "Lansing's One Trick Pony Brewery: a craft beer oasis."

Scenes from Lansing’s 10th Autumn Fest

Lansing couldn’t have asked for better weather on Friday and Saturday for its 10th annual Autumn Fest. Music, food, vendors, and...

‘This place feels like home’ – J.J. Kelley’s Restaurant & Pub celebrates 35 years

There's a Cheers-like feel in J.J. Kelley’s Restaurant & Pub in Lansing, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year...

Lansing’s Vera Schmidt celebrates 100th birthday

One hundred years ago, Vera Schmidt was born in a house on Ridge Road in Lansing. She's lived in Lansing ever since...

From childhood tragedy to loving Lansing: Chris Metzger’s journey from Belgium to Illinois

Lansing crossing guard Chris Metzger was born in Belgium. After her mother’s death, her father brought all of his children to an orphanage...

Journal cartoonist Jim Siergey receives award at Art Barn exhibition

VALPARAISO, Ind. (May 4, 2023) – For the past four years, artist, illustrator, animator, and cartoonist Jim Siergey has been creating...

Museum exhibit again honors Lansing’s fallen heroes

LANSING, Ill. (April 20, 2023) – Each year in April, the Village of Lansing observes Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day. It falls on April 8, the day that two young men from Lansing lost their lives — in separate years — one while serving his community, the other while...

Library hires new graphic artist, launches new logo and marketing initiatives

LANSING, Ill. (March 5, 2023) – The Lansing Public Library has a new logo — and the design is the creative work of a new employee. J.J. Armstrong has been working at the library for just eight months, but has made quite an impact in that time. In her position...

St. Patrick’s Day in Lansing – where to ‘go green’ in town

Residents can get their green on and sample Irish-inspired food in Lansing By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (March 9, 2023) – Although the earliest settlers of Lansing were of Dutch and German descent, the growth of the brick industry in Lansing in the late 1800s brought a number of Italian and...

GoFundMe started to help Lansing’s Michael Schoettle battle cancer

By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (December 28, 2022) – Lansing resident Michael Schoettle is just 32, but has had more medical treatments and procedures in the last few weeks than many people have in their lifetime. On November 2 he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Since then he has had...

‘Peteyville’ creator has been making seasons bright for 35 years

By Carrie Steinweg HAMMOND, Ind. (December 26, 2022) – In 1987, Pete Basala was newly married and decided to hang a string of lights on his Hessville home when it got close to Christmas. Each year he added a little more — additional lights, inflatables, figurines, homemade animatronic pieces, photo...