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Melanie Jongsma

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Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.

Thanksgiving 1962

a clipping from the 1962 Lansing Journal, provided by Terry Kapteyn About the photographer The photographer of this image is listed as Jon Huisman. Huisman started as a flyboy at the Lansing Journal while he was a junior at Illiana Christian High School. Upon graduation he began working full-time in the...

Ideas for shopping local in Lansing, Illinois

Small Business Saturday is November 25 Photos by Melanie Jongsma Other reasons to shop local this Saturday a message from The Lansing Journal and the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce In addition to personal service and unique merchandise, shopping local offers other benefits. Paying local sales taxes at those local shops helps our...

A Wonderful Life: the Musical—a wonderful adaptation

Holiday classic translates well to stage by Melanie Jongsma MUNSTER, Ind. (November 19, 2017) - There's risk involved any time you dabble with the classics, and I went to A Wonderful Life: the musical somewhat prepared for disappointment. After all, how could a couple of local suburban actors (David Sajewich and...

November Students of the Month

Lansing Rotary Club honors TF South students LANSING, Ill. (November 17, 2017) - TF South High School seniors Sydney Davis and Bria Macklin were honored as the Lansing Rotary Club's November Students of the Month. Pictured above with Principal Jake Gourley, Davis and Macklin were chosen for their accomplishments in...

Chamber and Journal support Small Business Saturday in Lansing, Illinois

Residents and guests encouraged to "shop local" on Saturday, November 25 a message from The Lansing Journal in partnership with the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce LANSING, Ill. (November 17, 2017) - The Lansing Journal is a community-building newspaper, and we understand the importance of commerce in our community. Shopping local and...

Agendas: Committee of the Whole and Village Board meetings – 11/21/17

Committee of the Whole meetings and Village Board meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street. Meetings are open to the public. Typically, a Committee of the Whole meeting is where discussion of items takes...

Lansing’s Vivian Payne joins South Suburban College Board

Board Chair Zuccarelli cites Payne's community involvement, leadership experience, and widespread respect as qualifications by Melanie Jongsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 16, 2017) - At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of South Suburban College, Vivian Payne was appointed and approved to fill the seat vacated by Trustee Jacqueline...

Theatre at the Center announces Black Friday deals on 2018 season

Black Friday—November 24—from 9:00am to 2:00pm only Information provided by Big Splash PR MUNSTER, Ind. (November 15, 2017) - Theatre at the Center has just announced a special pricing opportunity for theater-goers—subscriptions for the 2018 season will be reduced to $140 for five hours on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving....

Santa visits begin

December 2 he arrives; December 6 he meets dogs and then opens the Santa House by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 16, 2017) - December 6 is a big day for Santa Claus in Lansing. He'll start at 9:00am at Ridge Animal Clinic, where dogs, cats, and other household pets can...

Local Christmas concerts by South Holland Master Chorale

December 3 in Calumet City, Illinois; December 10 in Dyer, Indiana information provided by South Holland Master Chorale South Holland Master Chorale, under direction of Albert M. Jackson, will present its 15th annual Christmas concert at St. Victor Catholic Church, 553 Hirsch Avenue in Calumet City, Sunday, December 3, at 4:00pm....