Gene Young

Gene Young is a contributing columnist to the Lansing Current

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A Look Back: Annual Spaghetti Dinner
April 12, 2012
Through the years our Lansing Historical Society has been busy with fundraisers and fun things to keep our Museum going.
A Look Back: Obscuraday at our museum
April 9, 2012
Atlas Obscura is an international celebration of unusual places, full of expectation, backroom tours and explorations of hidden wonders in your own hometown. April 28 is the day this is celebrated all over the world.
A Look Back: TED talks
March 29, 2012
I have discovered one of the biggest changes in communications since the invention of the printing press. It is called TED which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.
A Look Back: RSS feed information
March 22, 2012
The learning never stops where the internet is concerned.
A Look Back: Before photography
March 8, 2012
Recently I got an e-mail with a video that was about a Camera Lucida and it reminded me on one I used over 60 years ago. It is an optical device used as a drawing aid by artists. long before digital cameras and modern technology. It performs an optical superimposition of the subject being viewed upon the surface upon which the artist is drawing. The artist sees both the scene and the drawing surface simultaneously, as in a photographic double exposure.
A Look Back: Lansing gymnasium history
March 1, 2012
A week or so ago Rusty Wynkoop, a graduate of Lansing High School in 1966, asked me exactly where the gymnasium floor was in 1949 and 50, the years our team went to state.
A Look Back: Trash and recycling program
February 23, 2012
A new era called the “Cart Trash and Recycling Program” will begin March 1 in Lansing.
A Look Back: Cars
February 16, 2012
We recently received an e-mail about a 101-year-old lady who still drives her 1930 Straight 8 Packard.
A Look Back: Culture of Years Gone By
February 9, 2012
The other day I ran into a friend at the grocery store who graduated from Lansing High School in 1940. We started talking about how things have changed culturally through the years. She was in the same class as my cousin, Jim Studdard, and it made me remember Jim as a guy who didn’t hesitate to tell you what he thought.
A look back: Vienna Choir coming to Lansing
February 7, 2012
Our wonderful Lansing District Auditorium at 220 Lion Lane will be playing host to the Vienna Boys Choir at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. This is to benefit the Carnegie Arts Center in Leavenworth and the Lansing Educational Foundation, both of which are a great part of our community.

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