Month: December 2021

Ida R. Haacke

 December 29, 2021

DWIGHT – Ida R. Haacke, 89, of Dwight, Illinois passed away at 5:43 p.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Heritage Healthcare and Rehab in Dwight, Illinois. Funeral services were private…

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Another 5,000 Copies

 December 29, 2021

‘Woodturning with Resin’ Set to Reprint by Brandon LaChance When Keith Lackner’s book, “Woodturning with Resin,” was published in April, the Dwight resident thought he might sell 300 copies. Fast…

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Seats Up For Grabs

 December 29, 2021

Dwight Economic Alliance Board has three positions for election at next meeting by Brandon LaChance The Dwight Economic Alliance Board is accepting applications to elect new members during the next…

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Something Different… Shaking up Christmas

 December 24, 2021

By Brandon LaChance Christmas is part of all of our lives. Every December we get excited about the holiday and spend time with our families. Just like everything else in…

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All sides of the story; Reasoning behind paramedic firing

 December 24, 2021

All sides of the story Reasoning behind EMS firing by Brandon LaChance Samantha Marshall, a Dwight paramedic since April, 2020 was terminated at the Village of Dwight Board Meeting on…

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Helen Margaret Hansen Simpson

 December 22, 2021

Helen Margaret Hansen Simpson (nee Louis) passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Wednes-day, December 8, 2021 at Columbia Acute Care and Hospice Center, Columbia, Missouri. In her final days, her…

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Nancy Anne Rose

 December 22, 2021

Nancy Anne Rose, 72, of Flanagan, Illinois and formerly of Dwight, Illinois, passed away at 5:40 p.m., Friday, December 17, 2021 at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center in…

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Corinne Michelle Adkins

 December 22, 2021

Corinne Michelle Adkins, age 30, late of Dwight, Illinois, loving mother of Kian Laird and Kierawn Raven Ahlstrom – who were her whole world. She was the beloved daughter of…

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Donna J. Muzzarelli

 December 22, 2021

PONTIAC – Donna J. Muzzarelli, age 76, of Pontiac, Illinois passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 26, 1945 in Morris, Illinois to…

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Delmar E. Norgaard

 December 22, 2021

PONTIAC – Delmar E. Norgaard, 94, of Pontiac, Illinois passed away Monday evening, December 13, 2021 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Cremation rites were accorded. A graveside service will be held…

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Wallace G. Pfeifer

 December 22, 2021

DWIGHT – Wallace G. Pfeifer, 90, of Dwight passed away at 12:38 p.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Morris Hospital in Morris, Illinois. Graveside services will be held at 10:00…

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Harold Garrett Pinnow

 December 16, 2021

Harold Garrett Pinnow, 78, of Kempton passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born July 22, 1943 in Kankakee, the son of Harold William and…

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Carolyn Boundy

 December 16, 2021

Carolyn Boundy, 84, of Pontiac, Illinois passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 4:15 a.m. at Accolade Health-care in Pontiac, Illinois. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, December…

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Randy Wilkey

 December 16, 2021

Randy Wilkey, age 64, of Gardner, Illinois passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Born February 4, 1957 in Pontiac, Illinois, Randy Thomas was…

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Column: Never The Last Chance

 December 15, 2021

By Brandon LaChance The definition of honor is high respect or great esteem. Throughout my almost 17-year career in journalism I’ve been fortunate enough to not only receive respect, but…

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Definition of Family Christmas

 December 15, 2021

Johnson Family Lights up Reddick By Brandon LaChance It’s hard to miss. If you’re too close, it may be hard to see because of the brightness. No, we’re not talking…

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Carol J. Simmons

 December 8, 2021

DWIGHT – Carol J. Simmons, 86, formerly of Campus, passed away November 27, 2021 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee. Carol was born January 17, 1935, in Jamaica, Illinois, daughter of Eldon…

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Jewell Harry Carlson

 December 8, 2021

DWIGHT ­– Jewell Harry Carlson, 98, of Dwight passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021. He was born September 4, 1923 in LaRose, Illinois, the son of Harry and Eleanor Bergquist…

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Ronald Gosteli

 December 8, 2021

DWIGHT – Ronald Gosteli, 82, of Dwight passed away at 4:05 a.m., Friday, December 3, 2021 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, Illinois. His funeral was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 7,…

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Willard ‘Bud’ Perkins

 December 8, 2021

Willard “Bud” Perkins, age 95, of Gardner, Illinois passed away Sunday morning, November 28, 2021 at Heritage Health in Dwight. Born February 5, 1926 in rural Herscher, Illinois, Willard Eldon was…

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FREE Christmas Dinner

 December 7, 2021

Are you looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Christmas? Share the Christmas spirit by volunteering on Christmas Day to help deliver Christmas dinners to your friends and neighbors in…

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He can be seen again: Dwight United Methodist has lights fixed for stained glass window

 December 7, 2021

By Brandon LaChance For the last 11 years, Dwight has been a little darker. When a natural disaster came through town in 2010, the United Methodist Church was damaged and…

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Investigations Open in Livingston County Odell Gas Station Robbed, Gambling Machines Burglarized in Cullom, Campus

 December 7, 2021

by Brandon LaChance The Livingston County Police Department has opened three investigations in the last week. At 9:33 p.m. Nov. 27, Fast Stop in Odell was robbed at gunpoint. Three…

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Elizabeth Ann Bossert Holycross

 December 1, 2021

Elizabeth Ann (Beth) Bossert Holycross, 72, of Perrysville, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 4:40 p.m. EDT, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center Emergency Room in Danville, Illinois…

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Leslie Ann Barna

 December 1, 2021

Leslie Ann Barna, age 60, of East Brooklyn, Illinois passed away Friday, October 29, 2021 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois. Leslie was a caring nurse for…

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Olive Jean Parker

 December 1, 2021

Olive Jean Parker, 78, of Morris passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at Lightways in Joliet, with her loving family by her side. Born December 20, 1942 in Morris, Illinois,…

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Lucille K. Masching

 December 1, 2021

Lucille K. Masching of Pontiac, Illinois passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 10:13 p.m. at Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday,…

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