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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...

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...

Kallemeyns to sell the Shopper

After more than 60 years of community publishing, brothers Arlo and Dan are ready to transfer ownership Above, from left: Dan Kallemeyn, Mark Hornung, and...

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...

Cornerstone Church marks 75th anniversary with celebration weekend

Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 31, 2019) - "For three quarters of a century, First Baptist Church has...

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...