Lansing churches not what they were, in more ways than one

By Isaac Constans
Listen Up, Lansing Staff Reporter

It is apparent when meandering through downtown that the urban landscape is dominated by government buildings and churches. And while one makes clear sense in the state’s capitol, the other needs some explication. Churches in Lansing have always been magnets for socialization and meeting places for residents. And despite the falling numbers of churchgoers, the grandiose edifices of worship continue to impact the community. “This is 75,000 square ft.

This Model Works strives for GM

By Jasmin Rojo
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

OLD TOWN LANSING- A new documentary, This Model Works, explores General Motors decision to leave Lansing and the city’s response that made the company stay. The project

This Model Works began as a project to show the importance of keeping GM in Lansing. Teaming up with MessageMakers, a video production company, the project was to be released as an e-book, but later changed to become a documentary.  After raising $190,000, the film was able to start production, and tell a story that has been in the works for years. “It took a number of years to convince GM to stay.