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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.

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...

TFS Sports round-up: Ethan Modjeski named an All-Conference golfer

September 23-24, 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."LANSING,...

Video: Melanie and John Bush talk Vietnam, Honor Flight, and feeling like a lobster

Veteran shares his experiences — in Vietnam and on Honor Flight by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 24, 2021) – For this week's video, Melanie sat down with Lansing Journal supporter and Vietnam veteran John Bush, who shared his experiences of being at war, of going on Honor Flight, and of...

Avila family needs $2,000 to bring ‘Super Teci’ for transplant

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 23, 2021) – Three weeks ago, the Avila family started a garage sale campaign to raise money for their disabled daughter Teresa, known by many as "Super Teci." This weekend's three-day sale marks the end of their fundraising campaign, and the family is hoping...

TF South hosts college and career fair for district students

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 23, 2021) – TF South hosted a college and career fair for all District 215 students on Wednesday, with over 100 organizations represented to offer themselves to local students.The fair took place in the Red and Gray gyms at TF South from 5-7 p.m....

TFS Sports round-up: Boys cross country takes first, Golf wins on ‘jersey day’

September 21-22, 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."LANSING,...

Dr. Cheryl Green becomes Governors State University’s sixth president

By Josh Bootsma UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (September 21, 2021) — Dr. Cheryl Green was recently invested as president of Governors State University, making her the institution’s sixth president. Hundreds attended her investiture at the university’s Center for Performing Arts.The ceremony included a message from Governor J.B. Pritzker before Board of...

TFS Sports round-up: Solid showing for cross country, losses for tennis and soccer

September 18-20, 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."LANSING,...