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Josh Bootsma

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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.

Dozens gather for student-led prayer at the TF South flagpole

Senior Christian Williams-Clark leads students in pre-school prayer, singing, and message By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 28, 2022) – Roughly 40 people gathered around the flagpole at TF South on Wednesday morning to pray, sing, and listen to senior Christian Williams-Clark's short message. "See You at the Pole" is a nation-wide...

Slew of personal records for TF South cross country runners, Golf moves to regionals

28. (By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 27, 2022) — Below are the most recent scores for the TF South Red Wolves: Golf Thursday, September 22 Opponents: South Suburban Blue Conference Tournament Result: The Red Wolves took fourth place overall at the tournament TFS Senior Ryan Avenatti earned All-Conference Honors at the South Suburban Blue...

Is this the largest Mexican flag in Lansing?

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 22, 2022) – With Hispanic Heritage Month starting on September 15, and Mexican Independence Day occurring the day after, many Mexican flags have been seen throughout the Village of Lansing in the last week as residents of Mexican descent celebrate their heritage. One Lansing family...

‘Girl in Lansing’ starts another micro pantry – this one at the Lansing Library

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 22, 2022) – "Seven!" said Lansing's Korey Ziemkowski as she high-fived her dad Kevin outside of the Lansing Public Library on Wednesday, September 21. The pair, along with Ziemkowski's mom Colleen, had just finished stocking Lansing's newest micro pantry, the seventh completed by Ziemkowski...

Video: Now open – GiGi Willikers Hoagies and Wings

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 23, 2022) – This week's video brought Melanie and Josh to a business that recently opened on the north side of Lansing, GiGi Willikers Hoagies and Wings. Watch below to see the business opened, meet the owner, and get a preview of some of...

First place for both boys and girls cross country; wins for swimming, volleyball

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 22, 2022) — Below are the most recent scores for the TF South Red Wolves: Girls Tennis Monday, September 19 Opponents: Lincoln-Way East High School Result: The Red Wolves lost all five of their matches Tuesday, September 20 Opponents: Hillcrest High School Result: TFS beat Hillcrest 3-1 Nancy Bob-Nwojo won her singles...

LOOP 2022 – in photos

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 21, 2022) – Last weekend was LOOP's tenth time inviting the local community to pedal their way through town and to the Lansing Municipal Airport. Photos from the event are included below: LOOP photos

Autumn Fest returns this weekend for shortened two-day fest

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 20, 2022) – An annual Lansing tradition, Autumn Fest will return again this year to Fox Pointe on Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24. Organized and funded by LACE (Lansing Association for Community Events), the festival will this weekend continue not only its annual...

Bringing the banned back – Lansing Library gives away banned books this week

Book giveaway during Banned Books Week, while supplies last By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 19, 2022) – Sunday, September 18 marked the start of Banned Books Week nationwide and to celebrate, the Lansing Library is doing the opposite of banning books: it's giving them away for free. Books like Kite Runner,...

TF South Golf wins; losses for soccer, volleyball, tennis, football

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 18, 2022) — Below are the most recent scores for the TF South Red Wolves: Boys Soccer Tuesday, September 13 Opponent: Oak Forest High School Result: TF United lost to Oak Forest 1-0 Oswald Mendoza had five saves in goal. Thursday, September 15 Opponent: Lemont High School Result: TF United lost to...
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