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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…

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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.…

‘The Rug Guy’ Keeps Busy On Antique Loom

Eighty-eight-year-old Herb Voigts has been retired from the state highway department for nearly 30 years now and one way he keeps busy is by making rugs. Voigts owns 260 acres in rural Dwight and lives on the farm where he…

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…