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“Thank you for highlighting some of the wonderful things District 215 is doing. My phone and email is blowing up this morning from friends and family after seeing the video. Kudos to The Lansing Journal!”


“One of the many things I love about Lansing is the fact that you actually, personally reached out to me in response to my comments. That doesn’t happen too often anymore anywhere else. Thank you again for all that you do to keep our town so connected.”


“Thank you for bringing me daily news about the town I was born in and lived in for 27 years. 🙂 It keeps the memories warm.”


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“I have really appreciated the Lansing Journal’s recent coverage of Thornton Township. Thank you so much for covering the transition.”


“I wanted to complement Josh on his wonderful story about the young woman wrestler who came in second in the state competition. It was such a good story. It made me cry (in a good way). I’m so proud of her and I don’t even know her. It was very inspiring.”


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