Category: News

Single Mom Loves Farm Life

By Rachael Reynolds-Soucie rachaelthepaper@gmail.com Thirty-two acres would be a lot for any livestock farmer to maintain with good help. But Kim Snyder does it all by herself, seven days a week, 352 days a year.   The single mom is…

Dwight Resident Gets the Sister She Always Wanted

By Rachael Reynolds-Souci—- Nancy Louis of Dwight always wanted a sister, but she was adopted and became an only child growing up on a farm in Kempton. Her loving parents, James and Bernice Bergan, never kept the adoption a secret…

50 years of R.R. Donnelley

by Rachael Reynolds-Soucie Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone machine is one of the greatest inventions of all time. It changed the way humans communicated forever. As telephone wires were thrown up across the country, and the world, there was a need…

OSF Ready To Unveil New Medical Facility

by Rachael Reynolds-Soucie OSF HealthCare Medical Group had served the community for nearly 30 years at 105 John St. in Dwight. On Aug. 19, they will celebrate their new $2.8 million, 7,800-square-foot facility at 107 Watters Drive with an open…

Used Car Dealer Selects Dwight

by Tom Tock Kirk, Debbie, Joshua and Jacob Van Vessen, long-time residents of Munster, Indiana, will soon be bringing thirty years of car dealership experience to Dwight. They will be re-opening the doors at 101 Watters Drive and loading the…

Happy Anniversary, Charlie Palmer

by Tom Tock With all the attention being placed this year on one anniversary or another – the 200th of our State of Illinois being the most notable – it slipped this writer’s attention that it has been 150 years…

Fire at the Ron De Voo, Dwight

On June 3, at approximately 6:05 p.m., a fire was reported at the Ron De Voo bar – located at 112 S. Franklin St. in Dwight, according to Dwight Deputy Fire Chief Justin Dyer. Dwight Fire, Dwight EMS, and Dwight…