Month: November 2021

Debra P. Witt

 November 23, 2021

Debra P. Witt, 68, of Dwight, Illinois passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Morris Hospital after a brief illness. Born April 20, 1953, in Joliet, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothy (Windom) Kuder. Debra…

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Janet L. Smalley

 November 23, 2021

CAMPUS  – Janet L. Smalley of Campus, Illinois passed away at Riverside Medical Center on November 19, 2021. According to Janet’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded and no services will be held. Instead, she’d ask that you admire the falling…

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Linda Sue Cook

 November 23, 2021

DWIGHT – Linda Sue Cook of Dwight, Illinois passed away at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois on November 19, 2021. According to Linda’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded. Memorials in honor of Linda may be made to the…

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Marilyn L. Rygh

 November 23, 2021

Marilyn L. Rygh, 77, of Odell passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at her home. Her service was held Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at Duffy – Baier – Snedecor Funeral Home in Pontiac with…

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Vivian Murphy

 November 23, 2021

Vivian Murphy, age 92, of Dwight, Illinois and formerly of Osakis, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born April 26, 1929 in Osakis, Minnesota, Vivian Rosemary was the daughter of Michael and Marie (nee…

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Beverly J. Cockerham

 November 23, 2021

JASPER, INDIANA – Beverly J. Cockerham, age 78, of Jasper, Indiana passed away at 10:24 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Beverly was born in Harrisburg, Illinois on October 1, 1943, to Isaac and Madge…

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Joshua Wayne Folkers

 November 23, 2021

Mr. Joshua Wayne Folkers, age 39, passed away Friday, November 5, 2021. He was born June 12, 1982 in Streator, Illinois to Wayne Eldon Folkers and Nancy Jean Weiss Folkers. Mr. Folkers was a resident of Freeport, Florida. He was…

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Making the Toughest, Best Decision

 November 23, 2021

Birth mom, child reconnect after adoption By Brandon LaChance November is nationally known for Thanksgiving. But, the turkey-eating event isn’t the only reason to celebrate the 11th month of the year as November is also National Adoption Month. For Christy…

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DTHS Board Reviews Tax Levy, New Courses Approved

 November 18, 2021

By Mark Boma The Dwight Township High School District #230 met Wednesday November 10 to conduct District business. In Public Comments, Jackie Froelich suggested that the various reports given each week be verbalized rather than just accepted “as reported”. Froelich…

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Time to See National Parks Irv Masching Set to Retire After Practicing Law 46 Years

 November 18, 2021

By Brandon LaChance Countless trains have traveled the tracks. Many businesses have opened their doors, some have closed and some still flip the open/close sign or turn on and off the light switch daily. Buildings have changed, technology has advanced,…

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Zachary L. Alton

 November 17, 2021

Zachary L. Alton, age 29, of Godley, Illinois passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in Dwight, Illinois. He was born November 29, 1991 in Kankakee, Illinois. In his youth he enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, and karate. He was also…

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What Veterans Day means to Veterans

 November 11, 2021

By Brandon LaChance November 11 holds a special place in Americans’ hearts. On every calendar in every home or business, Veteran’s Day has been listed and associated with the 11th day in the second week of the 11th month of…

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Michael Corrigan

 November 10, 2021

Michael Corrigan, 62, of Dwight, Illinois passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021 with his sister, Mary Beth, bedside. A private memorial will be held at a later date. The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is assisting the family with…

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Keith R. Bauer

 November 10, 2021

Keith R. Bauer, age 61, of Herscher, Illinois passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. He was born February 28, 1960 in Kankakee, the son of Ronald A. and Janet (Grob) Bauer. Keith was a…

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Roy D. Koehler

 November 3, 2021

Roy D. Koehler, age 92, of Gardner, Illinois passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Born June 30, 1929 in Paxton, Illinois, Roy Dale was a son of Raymond E. and Hazel (Neiswander)…

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John P. ‘Jack’ McNamara

 November 3, 2021

John P. “Jack” McNamara was born to eternal life on October 25, 2021, at the age of 87 years. He was the beloved husband for 50 years to the late Delores R. (nee Hogan); dear father of Stephen (Johnna), Dawn,…

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John Raymond Van Dyke

 November 3, 2021

John Raymond Van Dyke, age 86, passed away peacefully October 6, 2021 in Tallahassee, Florida. Born in Normal, Illinois to Fred Henry Van Dyke and Elizabeth Anne Koeller, he grew up in Dwight, Illinois. He was preceded in death by…

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New officers sworn in; Masching to retire

 November 3, 2021

Two new police officers, Matthew Sheldon and Brandon Larson, were sworn in at the Dwight Village Board meeting on Monday October 25. Family and friends of the two were on hand to watch the ceremony conducted by Chief of Police…

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Spreading the gospel internationally

 November 3, 2021

By Brandon LaChance The name tag on the shelf above the desk at New Life Assembly of God in Dwight reads Pastor Randy. Residents of Dwight and the surrounding area also know Victor Randle Jr. as Pastor Randy. And since…

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