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The Lansing Journal is all about our local community. We cover stories that are important to our community but overlooked by other media.

Lester CrawlWe let you know about the new Primary Center at Lester Crawl School, which will be one of the largest in the state.

We let you know when South Suburban College began offering COVID vaccinations.

We covered TF South’s football victory over TF North during 2021’s shortened sports season.

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Support local newsWhen Marlene Cook wrote a book about the First Church PCA graveyard, when Ballet Folklórico performed at TF South, when local residents started a Food Swap, and when Lansing veterans participated in Honor Flight Chicago—you read about it in The Lansing Journal.

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