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The reporting you invested in

Welcome Jim Masters to the Education beat by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (April 4, 2021) - In January this year I launched a Facebook fundraiser...

Thank you, March supporters — and welcome

79 readers give for the first time by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (April 2, 2021) - March was a busy month in Lansing—and at The...

Salary increases, property tax spikes, and school board tensions

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (March 29, 2021) - Last February The Lansing Journal published a 2,000-word story about salary increases for the Mayor,...

Update: 8 things to know about the March print edition

1. Files uploaded by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (March 9, 2021) - As of 3:00pm Tuesday, March 9, the high-resolution files comprising the March print...

Thank you, February supporters

128 of you represent growth in ownership by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (March 2, 2021) - It was a year ago in February that things...

March merger won’t affect porch delivery of print edition, says new distributor

Industry changes continue to reduce options by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (March 1, 2021) - "I am pleased to announce that Chicagoland Circulation Services has...

Additional help needed to produce March print issue

Remember how fun the December one was? by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (February 23, 2021) - We're getting ready to deliver another print issue of...

Local Events page updated to benefit residents, organizations, and The Lansing Journal

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 17, 2021) - With feedback from survey respondents, live testing by selected event organizers, and tweaking by tech support,...

Love and The Lansing Journal

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (February 12, 2021) - "We enjoyed having the reporter at practice," read a 2018 email from a skater with...

March print issue being planned

Reader requests, advertiser interest led to decision by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (February 1, 2021) - Managing Editor Josh Bootsma and I had to do...

Thank you for a solid start

189 of you started 2021 with an investment in community news by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (February 1, 2021) - "I contributed because I understand...

The Lansing Journal adds Events feature

Local listings could benefit residents, organizations, and The Lansing Journal by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 31, 2021) - We're experimenting with a new...

Ending the beginning strong

January is more than just a birthday month by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 30, 2021) - This January has been a lot of...

Birthday gifts—from you, me, us

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 24, 2021) - I reported earlier that January is my birthday month. I've been "giving" this month...

What dollars did in 2020

Supporters, thank you for your 2020 vision by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 3, 2021) - I spent some time crunching numbers at the...