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Judy Ann Gillespie

DWIGHT – Judy Ann Gillespie, 68, of Dwight lost her year-long battle with acute myeloid Leukemia Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. According to her wishes, cremation rites were accorded, and a remembrance dinner will…

SUPER BOWL

The worst week of the year for spots just hap- pened. It was such a bad week that places like Buffalo Wild Wings had to offer incredibly ridiculous deals just to get people in the door this past Sunday. They…

2016 Record Year for Dwight Fire Protection District

2016 proved to be a record year for the Dwight Fire Protection District. The Dwight Fire Department responded to 284 emergency incidents in 2016, a 30% increase from 2015. Over the last 5 years, the department’s responses have increased by…

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time-to-goComing of the new year I think that it usually takes something to get you going, it’s really tough to get back into the swing of things, sometimes you just need a little boost. I have to be honest, last week was rough, I wanted to be back on the couch doing nothing as opposed to being at work actually doing something. This past Sunday was the airing of the Golden Globes on NBC. I’m usually not big into TV and movie award shows, but this year there were a few to look for as they were up for nominations. The biggest ones I was watching this year were the nominations for the TV Atlanta and the writer and creator of the show, Donald Glover. I’ve been a big fan of his music for a while now, and been a fan of his previous writing for the show 30 Rock, and then his acting for the TV show “Community”. Point being, I’ve been a fan of a lot of his past work, there are people who you run into, or watch that just continuously tackle the next obstacle, some do it easier than others, but some just take on hurdle after hurdle. He won a Golden Globe Sunday night, for a show he created, from scratch, it was all his. This was probably a goal of his for a while now, since the TV show debuted this past year he probably had the idea years ago, and on Sunday he finally got to see it come to fruition. This isn’t to say that one of my goals in life is to obtain a Golden Globe, although that would be very cool. It’s just to show that 5 years ago, this was just a goal of his, every day since he’s probably taken steps to get there. I was a fan 5 years ago, and I’m a fan now. I was able to watch the growth, and see where he is today. The biggest thing to take away from it is that it’s obtainable, goals that are set today for 5 years from now, it’s possible, and it’s going to help me tackle this upcoming week. Aaron J. Boma 2016 ISU Graduate

Janet Louise Ziegler

MORRIS – Janet Louise Ziegler, 65, of Morris passed away Saturday evening, December 31, 2016 at Park Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Morris. Visitation and video tribute were held today, Wednesday, January 4, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Reeves Funeral…