Category: News

Vietnam Veteran Terry Misener Awarded Quilt of Valor

By Madelyn Fogarty madelynfogarty@yahoo.com   With September 11 just behind us, we were called again last week to remember the fundamental freedoms we so fervently value and the men and women who fought, and continue to fight, to protect our…

Chadwick Boseman

Over the weekend, actor Chadwick Boseman passed away at the age of 43 after a 4 year battle with colon cancer. He is most known for starring as King T’Challa in the Marvel blockbuster hit, Black Panther. He also played…

Dwight LSC Closing at End of Year

By Rachael Reynolds-Soucie Hundreds to Lose Jobs LSC Communications in Dwight, formerly R.R. Donnelley, is shutting its plant at the end of the year. Village Administrator Kevin McNamara said Mayor Jared Anderson was told about the closure on Thursday, and…

UMC Dwight Welcomes Pastor Mary Arnold

By Rachael Reynolds-Soucie Rachaelthepaper@gmail.com United Methodist Church in Dwight welcomed a new pastor on Sunday, July 5, and this weekend she ispreparing to meet with them — the first in-person sermon she’s given in four months since the pandemic began.…

We Would Like To Hear From You!

We Would Like To Hear From You! Do you have a local story or picture you’d like published in The Paper? Send it our way! Email story tips and photos to thepaper1901@sbcglobal.net or stop by our office at 204 E.…

Dwight Woodworker Preserves Moon Wood for Eternities

By Rachael Reynolds-Soucie rachaelthepaper@gmail.com Back in 1971, Apollo 14 carried 500 seeds to the moon and back. Back on Earth, they were planted in various locations around the U.S. such as the White House and the Kennedy Space Center. These…

History Behind Dwight IL Post Office – 60420

Dwight’s present Post Office was built in 1936-37. It is the fourth Post Office in Dwight. The first was in the residence of Simon Lutz in 1854. The first Postmaster, appointed December 22, 1854, was John Conant, who lived where…

E-learning, 4,000 Miles Away

Dwight Teacher Keeps Her Classes After Returning From Spain By Rachael Reynolds-Soucie rachaelthepaper@gmail.com When Anne Fritsch logs on to Google Hangouts each morning at 4 a.m. to teach her English classes, she’s seeing tiny faces that are 4,100 miles away.…

We Can’t Do This Without You

Wherever life takes us, American Red Cross blood donors are there for those in need. Our donors represent the best in humanity. They’re selfless, thoughtful, dedicated and brave. And they’re helping hospitals by ensuring blood is on the shelves for patients facing disease, illness and injury.…