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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: Prior to 1946, Kempton had its own high school. What was their sports nickname?       A: The Red Devils

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…

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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.…

A Hero Among Us

Odell Hellcat Pilot Named One of Illinois’ Top 200 Veterans Arthur Leach remembers flying a Grumman fighter over China during the second World War, dodging tracer bullets, one after another. Suddenly, he felt something warm running down his back, but…