Category: News

Dwight Woodworker Preserves Moon Wood for Eternities

By Rachael Reynolds-Soucie rachaelthepaper@gmail.com Back in 1971, Apollo 14 carried 500 seeds to the moon and back. Back on Earth, they were planted in various locations around the U.S. such as the White House and the Kennedy Space Center. These…

History Behind Dwight IL Post Office – 60420

Dwight’s present Post Office was built in 1936-37. It is the fourth Post Office in Dwight. The first was in the residence of Simon Lutz in 1854. The first Postmaster, appointed December 22, 1854, was John Conant, who lived where…

E-learning, 4,000 Miles Away

Dwight Teacher Keeps Her Classes After Returning From Spain By Rachael Reynolds-Soucie rachaelthepaper@gmail.com When Anne Fritsch logs on to Google Hangouts each morning at 4 a.m. to teach her English classes, she’s seeing tiny faces that are 4,100 miles away.…

We Can’t Do This Without You

Wherever life takes us, American Red Cross blood donors are there for those in need. Our donors represent the best in humanity. They’re selfless, thoughtful, dedicated and brave. And they’re helping hospitals by ensuring blood is on the shelves for patients facing disease, illness and injury.…

Until We Meet Again…..

As people prepared for the statewide stay-at-home order issued Friday by Governor Pritzker aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus, some have hunkered down with their families while others are separated from loved ones. Dwight resident Laura Best Haacke was…

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…