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Lansing history: The fire at First Reformed Church

Lansing's oldest church was reduced to ashes on Wednesday, January 24, 1945 One of the services a newspaper provides is to document history. And one...

Village of Lansing Flag is a nod to nation’s flag and Lansing’s history

Lansing's stars and stripes were unfurled in 2008, and point to national pride and local history By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (July 3, 2021) – In...

2021 marks 55 years since Lansing plane crash killed pro golfer Tony Lema

Promising golfer's life cut short by tragic accident on Lansing golf course By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (February 12, 2021) – Tony Lema never got the...

Remembering 2020: A Lansing COVID-19 timeline

compiled by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 30, 2020) - Throughout 2020, The Lansing Journal has documented the many ways life has changed due to...

Lansing music business to close after nearly 65 years

Puzon's Music to shutter after generations of instrument sales, instruction, and repair By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (August 22, 2020) – A fourth-generation business in Lansing...

The Quarantine Class of TF South

TF South’s 2020 graduates adjust to missing end of senior year, garner new appreciation for family and teachers by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (May 11, 2020)...

Lansing loses Minuteman Press to coronavirus

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 5, 2020) - It is the "Mayberry-ness" of Lansing that Karen Kleine will miss most. Kleine is owner of...

Novak family comforted by memories

Kenneth Novak, Jr. died in the line of duty 28 years ago on April 8 by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (April 7, 2020) - If you...

Honor Guard celebrates 28 years, seeks new members

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (February 29, 2020) - It was 28 years ago this month that the Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard (LVMCHG)...

Towne Interiors celebrates 65 years

Small business has seen many changes over the decades, but aims to continue serving Lansing with integrity By Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (February 1, 2020)...

Lansing writer Marlene Cook sheds light on church graveyard

Newly published History and Mystery in First Church Graveyard available now by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (January 2, 2020) - If you’ve ever been stuck at...

35th annual History Walk draws record crowd

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (June 27, 2019) - There’s a group of about 120 people who will probably never look at Ridge Road the...

Local history, local business: Class takes trip to Homewood Bat Company

by Ashlee De Wit HOMEWOOD, Ill. (May 10, 2019) — A parked yellow school bus rumbled in front of the former Illiana Christian High School...

Lansing Historical Society to hold vigil, open exhibit April 8

Lansing invited to observe Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (April 4, 2019) - Each year in May, our nation observes Memorial...

Underground Railroad presentation draws a crowd

by Ashlee De WIt LANSING, IL (February 27, 2018) — It was standing room only in the Lansing Public Library’s community room as more than...