Category: News

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…

Dee Hanner – Someone You Should Know

Dee Hanner officially stopped teaching in 1994, but you could say she never really retired. A resident of Odell, she lived in Dwight for 45 years and, at age 85, she still gives back to the community in many ways.…

Mission Trip to India a ‘Blessing

By Rachael Reynolds-Soucie rachaelthepaper@gmail.com Pastor “Randy” Randle of New Life Assembly of God in Dwight has a can on his kitchen countertop. Instead of birthday and Christmas gifts and compensation for performing ceremonies, he asks family and friends to put…

Love and War

A Soldier’s Letters Reveal Hardships and Hope in World War II By Rachael Reynolds-Soucie rachaelthepaper@gmail.com Dalton Bunting Sr. never spoke much to his children about serving in World War II, especially not about being on the front lines. It wasn’t…

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…