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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.

District 158 wins national music education award for third straight year

Three-part harmony — D158 is BCME Award recipient for the third time By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (May 5, 2022) – For the third consecutive year, District 158 has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants as one of the best districts in the country for music education, winning...

Lansing resident Gloria Chavez-Gomez featured in PBS special ‘Our Soldiers, Our Lady of Guadalupe’

Alfonso Padilla also featured in special, which will re-air throughout May. By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (May 4, 2022) – On Memorial Day last year, Gloria Chavez-Gomez continued her annual tradition of attending a ceremony near Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to honor the memory of her brother, and 11 other...

TF South Badminton wins conference again, baseball has perfect week

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (May 3, 2022) — Battling weather, TF South sports continued this week, with badminton again winning a conference championship, and baseball notching a handful of big wins. Scores below— TF United Girls Soccer April 26 Opponent: Reavis High School Result: The TFS and TFN combined team lost to Reavis...

Thornton Township Board appoints three new FOIA officers, approves personnel changes

By Josh Bootsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (May 2, 2022) – The April 26 Thornton Township meeting included the appointment of three new FOIA officers for Thornton Township as well as a variety of personnel changes. FOIA officers The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives citizens the right to request and receive documents...

Video: Recapping the Editorial Contest

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 29, 2022) – Melanie and Josh recap a week of content that was full of Editorial Contest winners. The Lansing Journal partnered with Unity Christian Academy for its first-ever contest, and Melanie and Josh discuss the winning editorials, how the contest came about, and...

New St. Ann photo kiosk preserves school memories as part of Eagle Scout project

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 27, 2022) – St. Ann School memories will live on in a clever, portable way at St. Ann Catholic Church as a result of local resident Lou Gray's Eagle Scout project. Together with a small team of supporters, Gray helped construct a wooden kiosk with...

‘Salute to Sports’ Good Neighbor Day Parade steps off Saturday, May 7

2 p.m. parade will follow same route as last year By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 25, 2022) – It's spring again in Lansing, and that means the return of one of Lansing's longest-running traditions — the Good Neighbor Day Parade. This year's parade will be the 53rd installment of the popular...

TF South Boys and Girls Track each take third, Badminton and Baseball continue to win

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 24, 2022) — TF South Badminton continued its impressive season this week, as did Baseball. Both Boys and Girls Track took third place in their respective meets this week as well. TFS Badminton April 19 Opponent: Oak Lawn High School Result: TFS Varsity beat Oak Lawn 15-0. The...

Dozens volunteer to clean up Lansing

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 23, 2022) – Dozens of local residents were scattered across Lansing Saturday morning spending the beautiful day picking up trash. Lansing’s annual Community Clean-up Day started at Fox Pointe were volunteers received their assignments around town. Locations included the highway overpass, stretches of Bernice Avenue, railroad...

Video: What’s life like for us?

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 22, 2022) – This week's video has been a couple weeks in progress, as Melanie and Josh took time to chronicle some of the expected and unexpected parts of their lives as Lansing Journal journalists. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXacAvMDP_E] Planning for print Yes, that's right, The Lansing Journal is...