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Lansing teacher led active life

Lansing teacher led active life

Milt Van Drunen, 63, spent 36 years teaching social studies to 7th and 8th graders at Lansing Christian School where he was well-liked and where his wife also worked as a teacher. He spent his summers working as a roofer. He had retired from his teaching job last year.

July 27, 2014 11:17 pm

Lions Club to host golf outing Aug. 23

In Lansing we are fortunate to have many involved volunteers who do so much good for our community. One of the oldest and biggest volunteer groups in the village is the Lansing Lions Club. It’s a group so close to my heart. I know many of the members personally who care so deeply about helpi…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing man enjoyed family, farming

Lansing man enjoyed family, farming

Ralph Douma, 83, of Lansing was the youngest of seven children who were all involved in farming at one time.

July 25, 2014 10:41 pm
Event commemorates life of fallen Marine

Event commemorates life of fallen Marine

LANSING | On July 10, Philip Martini should have been celebrating his 33rd birthday, but his life was cut short by sniper fire while he served in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing family holds fundraiser for SADS Foundation in son’s memory

LANSING | The owners of Jack’s Sports Bar in Lansing are hoping to bring some good out of a heartbreaking loss.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing man remembered as fisherman, poet

Lansing man remembered as fisherman, poet

Wendell Smith, 96, was born and raised in Chicago where his family owned South Chicago Auto Wreckers. He worked in the family business for several years and after his parents sold the business, he worked as a truck driver and warehouse worker for auto parts businesses in Chicago. In later ye…

July 20, 2014 12:21 am

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
June Brides exhibit

June Brides exhibit

July 18, 2014 4:39 pm
June Brides exhibit

June Brides exhibit

The “June Brides” exhibit is located at the Lansing Historical Museum located and will run through the end of July.

July 18, 2014 4:41 pm
June Brides exhibit

June Brides exhibit

The “June Brides” exhibit is located at the Lansing Historical Museum located and will run through the end of July.

July 18, 2014 4:40 pm
June Brides exhibit

June Brides exhibit

The “June Brides” exhibit is located at the Lansing Historical Museum located and will run through the end of July.

July 18, 2014 4:34 pm
June Brides exhibits

June Brides exhibits

The “June Brides” exhibit is located at the Lansing Historical Museum located and will run through the end of July.

July 18, 2014 4:32 pm
June Brides exhibit

June Brides exhibit

The “June Brides” exhibit is located at the Lansing Historical Museum located and will run through the end of July.

July 18, 2014 4:25 pm
June Brides exhibit

June Brides exhibit

The “June Brides” exhibit is located at the Lansing Historical Museum located and will run through the end of July.

July 18, 2014 4:27 pm
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
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

Local libraries cater to growing Latino population

As the Latino population in the country has increased in recent years, some of Chicago’s south suburbs have seen significant increases in the number of Latino families.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Last month, 8-year-old Cody Ziemkowski, of Lansing, was taking a bike ride with his father, Kevin. As they passed the skate park on Chicago Avenue, Cody asked to stop and was taking it slow going down a small ramp when he went off the edge of the ramp and fell off his bike. He wasn’t wearing…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Visible Music College to offer community classes

LANSING | Visible Music College will be opening for full-time students in August, but the campus has already started offering community classes with a new session of evening classes beginning Monday.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Cody Ziemkowski, right, of Lansing, plays Minecraft on a tablet with Jack Williams at a Minecraft Party Fundraiser. The event raised money for Ziemkowski's medical bills after he fractured his skull and neck in a bicycle injury.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing grilling enthusiast to appear on WGN Thursday

Lansing grilling enthusiast to appear on WGN Thursday

LANSING | J.P. Roe, of Lansing, has been grilling and cooking since he was 16.

July 02, 2014 1:13 pm
Griffith man was loving father, good role model

Griffith man was loving father, good role model

Philip Witvliet has many memories of a loving, involved father who put his heart into anything his boys were involved in. “He did a lot of things with us,” said his son. “He went to all my baseball games growing up. He was really involved. Our dad taught us to ride a bike and throw a ball.”

July 01, 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
Eating your way through Indy with the kids

Eating your way through Indy with the kids

When you head out of town with the family, your thoughts may be on sticking with a familiar and reliable fast food chain, but if a visit to Indianapolis is in your future, there's no need to settle for the same old #4 value meal.

June 18, 2014 1:00 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
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:21 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:18 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:19 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:20 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:15 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:17 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:08 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:09 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:11 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:12 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:07 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:06 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 1:59 pm
Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

Aerial view of Lansing, Munster

June 13, 2014 2:02 pm
Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

June 13, 2014 12:28 pm
Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

June 13, 2014 12:29 pm
Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

June 13, 2014 12:30 pm
Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

June 13, 2014 12:30 pm
Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

June 13, 2014 12:26 pm
Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

June 13, 2014 12:27 pm
Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

June 13, 2014 12:27 pm
Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

June 13, 2014 12:23 pm
Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

June 13, 2014 12:24 pm
Pancake breakfast

Pancake breakfast

June 13, 2014 12:25 pm
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