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Video: Previewing the candidate forum at the Lansing Library

Journal will partner with Lansing Library for the forum by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 3, 2023) – For the first time, The Lansing Journal will...

Video: Graphic designer, salon owner, electrician, chef — District 215 students explore career choices

Friday's CTE Showcase gave hundreds of TF South students new career ideas by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 27, 2023) – District 215 has an entire...

Video: What Lansing churches are doing wrong and right

Melanie's observations after visiting 20 churches last year by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 20, 2023) – "This didn't start out as a story assignment or...

Video: Previewing the MLK Day Celebration at Waddie Ann Events

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 13, 2023) – A collaboration of musicians, business owners, community organizers, and progress celebrators will gather at Waddie Ann...

Video: Reading to the next generation of journalists at Lansing Christian School

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 6, 2023) – Lansing Christian School ended its Reading Week on Friday by inviting local businesses and organizations to...

Video: 4 things we accomplished together in 2022

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 30, 2022) – As the year comes to an end, publisher Melanie Jongsma and Managing Editor Josh Bootsma examine...

Video: An interview with Santa and Mrs. Claus

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 23, 2022) – Santa and Mrs. Claus have been in Lansing at the Santa House on select days in...

Video: Holiday trees from India, Poland, Africa, and more at Festival of Lights

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 16, 2022) – Hidden beneath the Lansing Library in the Lansing Historical Museum is a collaborative exhibit that's as...

Video: A visit with Santa at Ridge Animal Clinic

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 9, 2022) – For 22 years, as a special service to their clients, Ridge Animal Clinic has scheduled time...

Video: Sometimes, going to class means going to a job interview

by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 2, 2022) – This week, Josh and Melanie were invited to attend the annual mock interviews at TF South....

Video: A Thanksgiving/Small Business Saturday combo show

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 25, 2022) – Small Business Saturday (November 26) gives us an opportunity to talk about how thankful we are...

Video: What’s going on with One Trick Pony, Golden Palace, Jack’s, KYNGZ, and other projects

A visual version of the business updates article posted on November 16 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 18, 2022) – The business updates article The...

Video: Women veterans honored at Sunday’s Veterans Day service

Featured speakers Mayor Patty Eidam, LTC Dianna Hilson share their experiences as women veterans by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 10, 2022) – Each year in...

Video: Josh learns about gun violence

A thoughtful conversation about gun violence, safety, and community reporting by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 4, 2022) – Managing Editor Josh Bootsma attended the Association...

Bonus video: Incredible Bats (and snakes, and tarantulas, and more)

In time for Halloween, Melanie and Josh meet Incredible Bats at Living Springs Video by Josh Bootsma; text by Melanie Jongsma GLENWOOD, Ill. (October 30, 2022)...