Category: News

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…

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…