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Carrie Steinweg

Fun for golfers, cyclists coming up

Summer is a time to get out and enjoy the outdoors in a variety of ways. If you’re an avid golfer, there are two fundraisers next month that may interest you.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Pieces of family history are priceless

Pieces of family history are priceless

One thing I have been so thankful for as I’ve been raising children is that my kids have had an opportunity to know their grandparents.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Pieces of family history are priceless

Pieces of family history are priceless

Pictured is Dennie Clark, of Charleston, Ill., grandfather to Times columnist Carrie Steinweg, in his World War I uniform.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Whirlwind of activities in June

Whirlwind of activities in June

The campus of Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing can be seen in this aerial photo.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Whirlwind of activities in June

Whirlwind of activities in June

Another month has been checked off the calendar that was full of activity. It started off with my boys’ last few soccer games as part of the Lansing Soccer Club. The club is very well organized with dedicated coaches. I love that it also takes us throughout Northwest Indiana to different tow…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

George Dommer, right, and his friend Don Olsen, at the goodbye party for Dommer, a lifelong Lansing resident who is moving to Arizona to be closer to his family. Olsen grew up just around the corner from Dommer in the "Oak Glen" area of Lansing and the two have known each other their whole lives.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

In 1928, George Dommer was born in a house at 17849 Torrence Ave. He’s lived all his life in Lansing, but this week he has been packing up what he’s accumulated in his 85 1/2 years here and is heading for Arizona to live with his daughter.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Golden K’s continue reading and reward programs

For many years the Golden K Kiwanis members have been visiting classrooms in Lansing to read to students. This year, they visited Coolidge and Trinity Lutheran schools twice. On their visits with the kindergarten classes, they read stories and then also donated a copy of the book to those st…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

What’s on your summer bucket list?

At the start of each summer, I make a list of some of the activities I want to do with the family while the kids are home on summer vacation. Some involve hitting the road, but most of the activities are close to home and I realize more and more how much there is to do in our own backyards. …

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Have breakfast today in Lansing's historic landmark

Here in Lansing there’s a gem in our backyard that a lot of residents may not know much about and have rarely (maybe never) been to, yet it’s a place that many residents drive past on a regular basis — the Lansing Municipal Airport. It is an asset to our community that not many villages or s…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

May oozing with community spirit and good deeds

Last month was full of great examples of the impact people can make in small gestures and how community pride and involvement can make much such a difference.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

New exhibits draw visitors to Indianapolis

I live in Illinois, but I spend quite a bit of time in Indiana. I can literally drive to the border in three minutes. My parents live there.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am

A belated Mother's Day wish for my Mom

Mom taught me to always see the good

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing parade is great example of community pride

Last weekend, one of my favorite events of the year took place — the Good Neighbor Day Parade. In my 23 years living in Lansing, I have never missed a parade. Nearly every year I have had an opportunity to be in the parade with an organization or one of the kids’ schools or activities, but I…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Wrigley Field turns 100

Spring is here, although it doesn’t really feel like it yet. It means the return of cooking on the backyard grill, blooming flowers and it also means that baseball season has returned. Anyone who knows me or who has followed this column for sometime knows that I’m a die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing retiree made a difference

Over the nearly 23 years I have lived in Lansing, I have loved learning about Lansing’s past. On my nights as a docent at the Lansing Historical Society, I’ve sat thumbing through old newspapers reading about happenings in the area and scanning the sales ads indicating you could buy a bag of…

April 27, 2014 12:00 am

Pancake breakfast to benefit T.F. South drama department

Who doesn’t love a big stack of pancakes cooked up by our wonderful Lansing service organization called the Copper Muggers? This Saturday you can get your fill of pancakes and sausage and support the students that take part in several yearly productions in T.F. South’s drama department.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Take opportunities to hear history firsthand

I love history. I love to read about history, I love to write about history and, most of all, I love to hear about history. And for a history buff, there’s nothing better than hearing about historic events from those who lived through them.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Tuesday is Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day

At last week’s Village Board meeting, Village President Norm Abbott presented a proclamation declaring April 8 as Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day. By designating that day, it helps bring awareness to the sacrifices made by our public servants and specifically to Officer Kenneth Novak Jr. …

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks to those who attended fest kickoff

The Lansing Association for Community Events recently held a kickoff meeting for Lansing Autumn Fest 2014. I’m a member of the board of directors of LACE, the nonprofit that organizes the festival. Our board was happy to get a great response from the community.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
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