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Women’s History in Lansing: Winifred Edwards Gaetze – She led the library through changes and growth

From flashlights and coal, to storm doors and oil, Winnie Edwards ensured the library could meet the needs of a growing community Above: Winifred Edwards...

Women’s History in Lansing: Opal Dewalt – She imprinted a generation of Lansing students

Yet little is known about the woman who led two of Lansing's schools Above: Opal Dewalt was the first principal of Lester Crawl School, which...

Women’s History in Lansing: Dorothy Wernicke – She brought administrative excellence to municipal service

Efficiency, honesty, organization, communication — Wernicke used her skills and experience to serve her community Above: During the time that Dorothy Wernicke served as Village...

Video: Remembering the women of Lansing’s history

Old news about Lansing women becomes today's news thanks to Marlene Cook by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (March 11, 2022) – March is Women's History Month,...

Women’s History in Lansing: May Anderson Walker – She taught pilots to fly

Norwegian immigrant, Navy trainer, doll maker, and mom — Walker didn't consider herself special By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (March 9, 2022) – A tiny Norwegian...

Lansing history: Uncovering Lansing women’s stories

By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (March 8, 2022) - “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.” That proverb was written by William Ross...

Former Lansing resident remembers decades of community involvement on her 90th birthday

Happy Birthday Delores Ryan! By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 12, 2022) – Milestone birthdays are a natural time to remember. For Delores Ryan, the celebration...

Lansing History: What’s that house behind Subway?

Lansing's Labahn House has ties to the Lansing Country Club, the Chicago Fire, and Al Capone One of the services a newspaper provides is to...

55 years ago: Lansing remembers the record-setting 1967 blizzard

A look back at the Chicago area's worst snowstorm By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2022) – January 26, 2022, marks the 55th anniversary of the...

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...

Lansing Assembly celebrates 50th anniversary on July 4

Golden Jubilee service on July 4 to celebrate 50 years of faith in Lansing By Quinton R. Arthur LANSING, Ill. (June 27, 2021) – Churches are...

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...

Cole & Young Jewelers to close after 146 years

Owner Larry Mollo ready for retirement after 44 years in Lansing By Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (December 22, 2020) – Soon after the first of the...