Could Lansing Township be swallowed by the city of Lansing? Township says no way

By Ana Williams
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

Lansing Township is a very disjointed area, especially due to the township’s five contiguous locations. It has been asked, what does the future hold for the township? Could it ever dissolve, swallowed by the city of Lansing? If so, who would provide services and what would be some pros and cons? According to Lansing Township’s Supervisor, Diontrae Hayes, this idea is non-existent and deserved no chatter.

Is a Dave & Buster’s coming to Lansing Township? Rumors say yes, but officials say maybe not

By Ana Williams
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

Lansing Township officials and residents are excited about a possible Dave & Buster’s being brought to Lansing. “Yeah, I’ve been to Dave & Buster’s before,” said 20-year-old Lansing resident Tyreeze Weddington. “I really liked how I was able to play around as if I was still a kid and an adult at the same time. Such as with the basketball games and online gambling for real money at the casino games, and even the photo booths. “It is a very fun experience when you attend with family and friends.

Lawsuit seeks to assign blame for alleged groundwater pollution

By Ana Williams
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

Who is to blame for allegedly polluted groundwater in Lansing Township? An ongoing lawsuit seeks to find out. On May 8, 2014, Lansing Township filed a lawsuit in federal court within the Western District of Michigan, against Lansing’s Board of Water and Light (LBWL). The suit sought for recovery costs and damages of the North Lansing Landfill (NLL). There were harmful substances and contaminated ground water, due to slurry walls and fly ash.

Local man works to keep Lansing Township dogs healthy and happy

By Rachel Beard and Ana Williams
Lansing Township News Staff Reporters

Taking care of a dog can be an overwhelming experience. But for Adam Scheidt, owner of the Mutt Hut, it’s more than an experience — it’s his living. After adopting a rescue dog five years ago, Scheidt realized how good he was at helping dogs. His family and friends convinced him to pursue a career in it. “A lot of people, family, friends, were telling me they had noticed, within a couple years, quite a difference with him,” Scheidt said.

“Pretty much anyone that lives here is aware” of panhandling in Lansing Township

By Ana Williams
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

Panhandling has become an obvious actvity in Lansing Township. Today, one may find this trend to be quite common specifically in the Frandor area. “I panhandle simply because I need help with my rent,” said 27-year-old James Robinson, who recently was panhandling on the corner of East Michigan Avenue and South Homer Street. “I do have a criminal background, so that makes it really hard for me to find a decent paying job. I have only been panhandling for two months now and have been making little progress everyday.”