Abandoned houses being addressed in Lansing Township

By Hannah Brenner
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

There are some abandoned homes in Lansing Township, but it doesn’t seem to be as blighted as it used to be. Residents have noticed that the Lansing Township Office is making a sincere effort to take care of those eyesores. Mike Przedwojewski from Mike’s Auto Care on Rosemary St. in Lansing Township has an abandoned home right across the street from his business. He says he thinks it has had a negative effect on business.

Students gain valuable experience in foal births

By Hannah Brenner
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

At the Michigan State University Horse Teaching and Research Center in Lansing Township, animal science students are an integral part of operations. They handle the foaling process on their own, adding important experience to their resumes. The knowledge of what to do when a foal is being born is passed down. There are always students present, some older. The older students teach the younger ones so they feel comfortable taking on the responsibility when it comes their time.

Eastwood Towne Center wants to continue to expand, despite Walmart setbacks

By Grant Essenmacher and Hannah Brenner
Lansing Township News Staff Reporters

Lansing Township has played host to the massive outdoor shopping plaza Eastwood Towne Center since 2002. The township and shopping center have long been known to have a welcoming relationship to new businesses and owners looking for expansion. However, the Walmart located in Eastwood Towne Center has led to an apparent rift with the township. Their expansion plan has been delayed due to an ongoing case with the Lansing Township Board. Walmart originally started working on a plan for the extension with the Lansing Township planning commission back in 2003, but the economic recession in 2008 delayed their plans for construction to 2015.

Two barn cats are setting an example for outdoor feline care in Lansing Township

By Hannah Brenner
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

“Julio is coolio because he has more white!” is the rhyme Michigan State University Horse Teaching and Research Center Farm Manager Paula Hitzler uses to tell the two barn cats apart. They were littermates, and are very similar in appearance but have distinct personalities. “As soon as Julio hears kids’ voices he will run up to them. Pablo is a little more standoffish,” said Hitzler. “They love cuddling people,” Molly Manuell, a sophomore in the two-year Horse Management program, said affectionately.

Veterans have resources, networking to rely upon in Ingham County

By Hannah Brenner
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

There was not a single parking space open at VFW Post 701 on Saturday, Feb. 28. The hall was packed with all people, from old men talking at the bar to children dancing to the live band. It is a day that Navy veteran Ron Ledesma will never forget, the day the community came together to support him and his family. VFW Post 701 housed a benefit for Ledesma and his family to help them pay for medical expenses and bills while he is unable to work.

Thrifting in Lansing Township on the rise

By: Hannah Brenner
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

City Rescue Mission Upscale Thrift and the Volunteers of America thrift stores in Lansing Township are seeing a changing demographic of thrifters. The demographic has shifted in the last few years, with college age shoppers taking a newfound interest. The reasons for thrifting have shifted for some as well, from financial need to environmental consciousness and creativity.

Mac’s Bar’s stickers tell their own story

By Hannah Brenner
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter

“Mac’s isn’t the nicest bar in the world, but all of the stickers give it a story,” said Jake Lawrence. He, among many other concert-goers in the Lansing area, regularly attends Mac’s Bar at 2700 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing Township to see live music. It’s listed on Google as a “veteran music venue for underground rockers” and lives up to the description. Band stickers and fliers cover the walls.