Category: News

Until We Meet Again…..

As people prepared for the statewide stay-at-home order issued Friday by Governor Pritzker aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus, some have hunkered down with their families while others are separated from loved ones. Dwight resident Laura Best Haacke was…

Solved: The Case of the Missing Leotard

By Rachael Reynolds-Soucie rachaelthepaper@gmail.com Sleepy little towns like Dwight don’t always see much action. But last weekend the Dwight Police Chief found himself in the middle of a well-publicized cold case: The case of the missing leotard. Mario and Shonetta…

GSW Band Director Headed to Rose Parade

Hard Work Among Students Earned Leone the Honor   When the Rose Parade steps off on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California next year on New Year’s Day, Gardner-South Wilmington’s Band Director Michael Leone will be part of it. Leone was…

Decades of Service Remembered

EMS Paramedic Sandy Kokaly Retires After nearly four decades of service to Dwight and the surrounding areas, EMS Paramedic Sandy Kokaly retired on October 4. If you have ever been in an emergency medical or trauma situation, you know the…

RATS

Growing up, when I had a lot of different toys and action figures and things of that nature, one of the most frequent toys I played with was ninja turtle action figures. This stemmed mainly from my older brother being…