Month: March 2022

Robert W. Roggenburg

 March 30, 2022

CABERY – Robert W. Roggenburg, 85, of Cabery, Illinois passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private burial will be held in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois….

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Jeff Hines

 March 30, 2022

Jeff Hines, age 62, of Gardner, Illinois died March 19, 2022 at Morris Hospital, Morris, Illinois. Born March 20, 1959 in Morris, Illinois, Jeff was a son of Paul “Jim”  and JoAnn (Schimandle) Hines. He was raised and educated in Coal…

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Making Music for Route 66

 March 30, 2022

by Brandon LaChance If you’re a traveler, a United States of America historian, or live in or around a town on U.S. Route 66, you know the importance of the highway. Rt. 66 was established on Nov. 11, 1926 and…

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The Man Behind the Name Tag

 March 30, 2022

by Brandon LaChance John “Jack” Ruskin has been looking at this name for years.When he saw the same name on a guest speaker list for a Certified Public Announcement convention in San Diego, he knew he recognized the name and…

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Sharing Teaching Talents

 March 28, 2022

by Brandon LaChance The biggest institution in Dwight is Dwight Township High School. Every child in the village receives their education from DTHS and what they do with it from there is a representation of Dwight. Mark Pagel and Jane…

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Rachel Marie Thomas

 March 23, 2022

Rachel Marie Thomas, age 29, of Kalamazoo, Michigan and formerly of Dwight, Illinois, went to her heavenly home on January 31, 2022. Rachel was born on November 14, 1992 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She was a graduate of Pontiac…

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Uniting With Ukraine

 March 18, 2022

by Brandon LaChance The war Russia and the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has engaged with Ukraine has affected the world, not just Europe. Cities, towns, and villages across the United States have spent many hours over the last week thinking,…

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Dwight Township High School Board Looks to Fix Heat

 March 18, 2022

by Mark Boma The Dwight High School Board of Education met Wednesday, March 9, at 6:00 p.m. Casey Pullem, a representative from A & R Mechanical Contractors, was on hand to discuss ongoing problems with the heating system in the…

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Cindy L. Leonard

 March 16, 2022

Cindy L. Leonard, age 63, of Verona passed away Friday, March 11, 2022 at Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet, Illinois. Visitation was held from 9 until 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Goodfarm, Illinois. Funeral…

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Rebecca Louise DeLeo-Battle

 March 16, 2022

Rebecca Louise DeLeo-Battle, age 59, of Odell, Illinois passed away at 10:07 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2022, surrounded by her family in Odell, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, March 21, 2022, at Hager Memorial…

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Kenneth Wayne Clark

 March 16, 2022

Kenneth Wayne Clark, age 61, of Braceville, Illinois died Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago. Born March 24, 1960 in LaGrange, Illinois, Kenneth Wayne is a son of Wayne Allan Clark of Karnak,…

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Cars…a family affair

 March 15, 2022

by Brandon LaChance Once upon a time in a rural Illinois village named Dwight, a boy named Phil Becker continuously went to the News Stand to check out new hot rod magazines. A girl, Deb, who worked at the News…

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Barbara A. Butts

 March 9, 2022

Barbara A. Butts, age 83, of Dwight, Illinois passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 1:29 a.m. in her home in Dwight. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 9, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight. Her funeral…

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Lloyd Gale Irvin

 March 9, 2022

CREST HILL – Lloyd Gale Irvin, 82, passed away from heart complications on February 10, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1940, in Odell, Illinois, the son of Hamilton and Frances (Horton) Irvin. Lloyd graduated from Dwight…

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Special “Uniting With Ukraine” Service

 March 8, 2022

New Life Church is holding a special service to pray and open hearts to Ukraine as the country is being attacked by Russia. Victor Randle, known as Pastor Randy, is welcoming all to join the New Life Church congregation for…

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Dwight Boys Hoopers Make All-Tri County Conference Team

 March 8, 2022

The Dwight green and white was represented on the boys basketball All-Tri-County Conference Team for the 2021-22 season by two players. Junior Wyatt Thompson made the First Team and senior Jeremy Kapper earned a spot on the Third Team as…

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Childress Retires

 March 3, 2022

by Brandon LaChance Although Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress’ term wouldn’t end until Nov. 30, he officially announced his retirement at a county board meeting on Feb. 24. “I received a really good retirement package I couldn’t turn down,” Childress…

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Avery Takes Over; Braceville Principal Promoted to Dual Superintendent

 March 3, 2022

by Brandon LaChance After Josh DeLong was hired as the new Dwight Superintendent for the next school year, his current role as the dual Superintendent for Gardner-South Wilmington High School and the Braceville Grade School was up for grabs. Sue…

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Pamela J. Swyndro

 March 2, 2022

Pamela J. Swyndro (nee Seabert), age 75, passed away Friday, February 11, 2022. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Jim; son, Brian; brothers: Larry (Shirley) Seabert, Todd Seabert, and Doug Seabert; sister, Lynne (Bryan) Barber; numerous nieces…

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Candace M. Abry

 March 2, 2022

Candace M. “Candy” Abry, 66, of Odell, Illinois passed away Monday, February 7, 2022, 4:47 p.m., at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac. Her service was Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight, with Pastor…

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