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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.

Red Wolves win postponed football game over Meteors, Soccer ties with Eisenhower

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 12, 2022) — Below are the most recent scores for the TF South Red Wolves: Football Saturday, September 10 Opponent: TF North High School Result: TF South beat rival TF North 27-10. After Friday night's game was postponed at halftime due to public safety concerns, the Red Wolves and...

LARC to host Annual Appreciation Dinner on Friday, October 7

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 12, 2022) – After a multi-year hiatus, LARC is once again hosting its Annual Appreciation Dinner. The Lansing-based non-profit provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities — and will host its annual dinner on Friday, October 7. The dinner will highlight the...

Lansing and Thornton Township to host property tax workshop Tuesday night

6:30 p.m., Lansing Public Library By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 12, 2022) – The Village of Lansing and Thornton Township are collaborating to bring a workshop on property taxes to the Lansing Public Library on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam will be present at the event...

TF South vs. TF North football ends in ‘threat of violence’ evacuation

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 9, 2022) – The football game between TF South and TF North, which took place at TF South on Friday night, was cancelled at halftime due to a "threat of violence." According to the Lansing Police Department, a TF North administrator was made aware of...

Video: Walmart cuts ribbon on remodel, new services

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 9, 2022) – The Lansing Journal spent Friday morning at Walmart this week as the large retail store celebrated the remodeling of its store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAvz3WmHW-w] Related Friday night fire at Walmart determined to be intentional, investigation ongoing (January 8, 2022) Ford...

Avila family needs to raise $5,000 more for Teci’s treatment — Garage sale this weekend

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 8, 2022) – Same as last weekend, purchases made at the garage sale at 3112 190th Street this weekend will help the Avila family bring their daughter Teresa "Teci" Avila to both Texas and Arizona in the coming months for medical treatment. Elizabeth and Guillermo...

TF South Boys Cross Country runs well at Erfert Park, Girls tennis gets win over Bremen

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 7, 2022) — Below are the most recent scores for the TF South Red Wolves TF United Girls Swimming Thursday, September 1 Opponents: Reavis High School, Eisenhower High School Result: Reavis won the tournament (174), Eisenhower took second (84), and TF United took third (32) Sophomore Aaliyah Harb won...

Red Wolves Football loses to Lane Tech, Volleyball cools

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 3, 2022) — Below are the most recent scores for the TF South Red Wolves: Football Friday, September 2 Opponent: Lane Tech College Prep Result: The Red Wolves fell to Lane Tech 10-6. After two scores from Lane Tech in the second and third quarters, TF South scored their...

Video: Previewing Mexico en el Corazón

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 1, 2022) – Mexico en el Corazón is coming to Lansing on Saturday, but first they stopped at Millennium Park in Chicago. Melanie followed them there to get a preview of what Saturday's show will be like: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9t_6IcAgIk] Saturday's concert is free, and will start...

This weekend, help Super Teci fly

Lansing family to host garage sale this weekend and next weekend to raise money for upcoming medical trips By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (August 31, 2022) – Purchases made at the garage sale at 3112 190th Street this weekend will help a super hero fly. That super hero is Teresa Avila,...
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