Elaine Yehl: The Face Behind the Signs

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Did you know that a real, live, local artist creates all the art at the East Lansing's Whole Foods Market? Here, she talks with ELi's newest reporter, Sarah Spohn, about art, passions, and finding a calling in life.

Portrait: Luke Hackney of RetroDuck.com

Monday, February 13, 2017

Luke Hackney, President and CEO of downtown business RetroDuck.com, calls East Lansing "the City I love," and has worked to support everything from the arts to downtown parking solutions.  Rosalind Arch reports.

City Finance Director Retires, Widely Praised

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

As the City's Finance Director retires, she's planning to become more politically active. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem tell ELi why Mary Haskell has been so valuable to East Lansing, and why she will be missed.

EL Family Grows in Size, Patience and Love

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"Dave and I have always felt that adoption would be a part of our way to grow our family. We both have a deep-rooted faith in God and believe all Christ-followers are created to serve and love others." Rebecca McAndrews describes for ELi's Julie Rojewski the family's long but determined struggle as they became parents to three children from Haiti.

Dick Estell, WKAR's "Radio Reader" Dies at Age 90

Monday, May 9, 2016

East Lansing lost an icon of literacy, public service and public radio when Richard “Dick” Estell died May 6, at the age of 90.

Long before there were audio books on cassette, CD or services like “audible,” it was possible to tune into WKAR for half an hour in the morning and get the next installment of a book read in the calming, gentle voice of Estell, WKAR’s “Radio Reader.”

EL Physical Education Teacher Dedicated to Creating Community and Making Fitness Fun

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Casey Bain, the Physical Education teacher at Marble Elementary School in East Lansing, is a finalist for the Director’s Champion for Health Award, one of the Governor’s Fitness Awards, sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation. The winner will be announced on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at a gala awards dinner in Detroit, but to many families in East Lansing, Bain is already a winner.

New Organization Works to Create "a Better East Lansing"

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Image: Keith Hagen, East Lansing Forward Project

East Lansing Forward was created by a group of community members who came together to discuss issues and opportunities that were facing East Lansing and how they could be improved.

“We all want a better East Lansing,” said Keith Hagen, East Lansing Forward Project Coordinator.

Portrait: Afrika Graves

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Part of Eli’s focus on our community is paying attention to the people in it: Not just those in positions of power who make decisions that affect us all. Not just those whose actions draw attention to themselves or their causes, but to the people whose presence become part of the fabric of a community. In this series, Eli highlights people in East Lansing who contribute to the “good life” to our community in every day ways.

From Lansing With Love: Local Hip Hop Artist Aims High

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Local rapper L Soul, whose offstage name is Levon Reid, says “when you listen to my music, you're gonna want to do two things: you're gonna want to learn or you're gonna want to dance. You're gonna want to have fun and turn up or you're gonna just want to sit back and soak it all in. I definitely think my music, more than anything, is informative.”