Gardner Grade School All-Star Day Hits a Home Run

Retiring Teacher Sharon Sovey’s ‘Sax’-tastic Day Celebrating the hard work of students on state achievement tests, Gardner Grade School’s Student Council hosted a “Break Up the Test” theme week. On Thursday April 25, the “All-Star Day” theme ushered in quite…

Ron Wilder Remembered As a Hero To Many

Ron Wilder of Dwight was one of those guys who couldn’t go anywhere without running into someone he knew. But that’s what happens when you spend more than 70 years as an insurance and real estate agent in town. And…

The Paper Trivia

Q: On December 15, 1964, the Reddick Bulldogs took on the boys from Dwight High School. In a marathon contest, the Reddick boys fell to Dwight 76 – 72. How many overtimes did it take?       A: It…

Coach Joe and Dwight

It is basketball time everywhere, and it is most definitely basketball time in Dwight, Illinois. The 8th grade basketball team has advanced to the state tournament, cementing them as a top 4 team in the state. I just wanted to…

He Set the Ice On Fire

Now Mike Oughton is Headed to ISU’s Hall of Fame Mike Oughton remembers his very first Blackhawks hockey game. It was back in the 1960s, when he was a 10-year-old who had developed a love of the ice, the puck…