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Josh Bootsma

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.

TF South football wins on homecoming night vs. Oak Forest

TFS' fifth consecutive win comes in front of large homecoming crowd By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 1, 2021) – The weather and the numbers on the scoreboard cooperated for an ideal homecoming game at TFS on Friday night, as hundreds of students — past and present — gathered to support...

TFS Sports round-up: Swimming, volleyball, girls cross country, and more

September 30–October 1, 2021 As part of The Lansing Journal's ongoing efforts to increase sports coverage at TF South, we have asked TFS coaches to provide us with information about their matches/games. The Lansing Journal will be posting these scores and summaries multiple times per week in a "TFS Sports...

Video: Lansing Country Club, crossing guard Chris Metzger, Korey Ziemkowski, and more

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 1, 2021) – Melanie and Josh are back to standard form this week, rounding up some of the week's stories, and previewing some notable events to come. Stories referenced in the video are linked below. 0:40Lansing crossing guard Chris Metzger celebrates 30 years of...

TF South hosts Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 1, 2021) – Nearly 100 people gathered outside TF South High School Thursday afternoon to celebrate Hispanic heritage with food, music, dance, and activities.The two-hour event in front of TF South's main entrance was planned by both the TF South Latin Dance Crew and...

Lansing Country Club will become commercial center in Munster, Lansing portion still uncertain

Forest Preserves of Cook County and Lan-Oak Park District "interested" By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 29, 2021) – Since the Lansing Country Club was sold to the Saxon Partners in December, the property's story has been a tale of two states: Illinois and Indiana.A year from now, developers hope to...

TFS Sports round-up: Tennis impresses vs Bremen

September 28-29, 2021 As part of The Lansing Journal's ongoing efforts to increase sports coverage at TF South, we have asked TFS coaches to provide us with information about their matches/games. The Lansing Journal will be posting these scores and summaries multiple times per week in a "TFS Sports round-up." By...

Fox Pointe prepares for scarecrow contest and trick or treat events in October

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 28, 2021) – Scarecrows will once again stand guard at Fox Pointe this fall as the Village of Lansing reprises two fall events from 2020, including a scarecrow contest and Fox Pointe trick-or-treating. Scarecrow contest Frames for scarecrows are now available at the Lansing Municipal Center...

TFS Sports round-up: Football wins again in Saturday game

September 25-27, 2021 As part of The Lansing Journal's ongoing efforts to increase sports coverage at TF South, we have asked TFS coaches to provide us with information about their matches/games. The Lansing Journal will be posting these scores and summaries multiple times per week in a "TFS Sports round-up." By...

Budget deliberations, new teacher recognition – District 215 Board Agenda 9/28/21

District 215 Board regular meeting – In person at TF Center for Academics and Technology LANSING, Ill. (September 27, 2021) – The September 28 budget hearing and regular meeting of the District 215 School Board will take place at 6 p.m. in person at the Thornton Fractional Center for Academics...

Thorn Creek Church to host second second annual memorial blood drive October 2

Drive to honor longtime church member Kimberly Blummer By Josh Bootsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 25, 2021) – On Saturday, October 2, Thorn Creek Reformed Church will once again host a blood drive in honor of Kimberly Blummer. In March of 2020, Thorn Creek member Kimberly Blummer lost her battle with...