Category: Dwight

Temps – Dwight

 July 18, 2024

Thank you to the Village of Dwight Water Treatment Plant Crew for reporting these numbers to The Paper: 

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Obituary – Crystal Lynn Fitzpatrick, Clearwater, FL

 July 18, 2024

Crystal Lynn Fitzpatrick, 69, of Clearwater, FL, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, July 12th, 2024. A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024, at Hager Memorial Home, in Dwight, prior…

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Obituary – Thomas Adams, Wilmington

 July 16, 2024

Thomas Adams, age 73, of Wilmington, Illinois, formerly of Dwight, Illinois, died Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois. Born July 21, 1950 in Kankakee, Thomas Francis was a son of Francis and Ruth Adams. He…

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Dwight Village Board Holds Emergency Meeting July 9 to Discuss Personnel Matters / New Logos Unveiled

 July 10, 2024

The Dwight Village Board held an emergency meeting Tuesday, July 9, 2024 in the Public Services Complex to discuss personnel matters. Village Trustees in attendance were Josh Jahn, Marla Kinkade, Justin Eggenberger, and Brian Berta. Absent were Pete Meister and…

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Dwight Village Board of Trustees Notes From June 24

 June 26, 2024

The Dwight Village Board of Trustees met Monday June 24 in the Public Services Complex. Trustees in attendance were Josh Jahn, Marla Kinkade, Jenny Johnson, and Brian Berta. Absent were Pete Meister and Justin Eggenberger. Also at the meeting were…

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A Celebration of Life will be held for Fred and Colleen (Moyemont) Ward on July 6th

 June 21, 2024

A Celebration of Life will be held for Fred and Colleen (Moyemont) Ward on July 6th at the Dwight VFW from 11am to 3pm, hosted by the couple’s family. The service will start at 11am with Pastor Randy officiating. A…

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Obituary – Charles Pokarney, Dwight

 June 21, 2024

Charles Pokarney, 63, of Dwight, IL. passed away surrounded by his family after a brief illness, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Dwight, IL. Private Services will be held at a later date and cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials in…

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Obituary – Donna Lynn Haley, Colfax

 June 18, 2024

Donna Lynn Haley, age 60, of Colfax, passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2024, at her home. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight,…

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Obituary – Burton Gestner, Dwight

 June 17, 2024

Burton Gestner, 57, of Dwight passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, June 14, 2024. Burton was born to Jeanette and Gilbert Gestner on November 3, 1966 in Houston, TX.  He married Meredith Wright on March 25, 1995,…

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Obituary – Docia Hancock, Dwight

 June 14, 2024

Docia Hancock, 90, of Dwight, IL. was called home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at her home in Dwight, IL. Funeral Services will be held 11am Saturday, June 15, 2024 at the Dwight United Methodist Church…

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Obituary – Peter S. Broeksmit, Dwight

 June 1, 2024

Peter Stillman Broeksmit of Dwight passed away on May 21, 2024 due to complications from leukemia.  He was born on March 15, 1953 in Chicago, the eldest son of Rev. John S. Broeksmit, Jr. and Jane Murray Broeksmit. He is…

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Area Students Named to Honors and President’s List at KCC

 May 30, 2024

The following students have been named to the Honors List at Kankakee Community College for the Spring 2024 term. To be named to the Honors List, a student must maintain a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.79 and be…

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DTHS Varsity Softball – Lady Trojans Fall in Opening Sectional Game – May 21

 May 22, 2024

May 21 Dwight lost to Serena 5-0 in the opening round of Sectionals. Madi Ely started on the mound. She went 4 innings giving up 4 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits striking out 7 & walking 4. Taylor Heath…

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Tracer Brown and Luke Gallet Lead Trojans to Regional Championship

 May 20, 2024

      After going 4-4 in game 1 of the regional. Tracer Brown knocked in the first run of the championship game with a double in the first inning.         Luke Gallet struck out six in…

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Dwight Police Calls May 9, 2024

 May 16, 2024

Dwight Police Calls 5.9.24

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Obituary – Johnny A. “Turk” Schultz, Bonfield

 May 14, 2024

Johnny A. “Turk” Schultz, age 53, of Bonfield passed away peacefully at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee surrounded by his loved ones after losing his battle with cancer. He was born May 20, 1970 in Morris, the son of Johnny…

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DTHS Track Team Results from May 9

 May 10, 2024

May 9 The Lady Trojans competed in the El Paso sectional Thursday May 9 in windy and at times wet conditions. They handled the weather and competition with great courage. They finished 4th while having only athletes to battle with….

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600th Career Win for Jerry McDowell!

 May 7, 2024

Dwight baseball coach Jerry McDowell picked up win number 600 after the Dwight Trojans defeated Streator Woodland  8–5 .  McDowell is pictured here with longtime friend / coach Brett Lardi. Jerry McDowell (right) and Brett Lardi.

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Obituary – Harold H. Morse Jr., Normal IL

 May 1, 2024

Retired journalist Harold H. Morse Jr. died Feb. 16 in Normal, Ill., after an illness. He was 90. Born Nov. 27, 1933, to Harold and Hazel Morse, he grew up on a farm in Dwight, Ill., and graduated from Dwight…

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Obituary – Valerie A. Larson

 April 24, 2024

Valerie A. Larson, age 78, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024 at Alden Long Grove care facility in Illinois after a long illness from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Valerie was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Velma Larson, and…

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Obituary – Leona Myers, Dwight

 April 23, 2024

Leona Myers, 93, died in the early hours of April 22, 2024 at Arc in Dwight. She was born April 26, 1930, to Hildegarde and Leo (Heb) Ryan of Kinsman, Illinois, where she grew up with her two younger brothers…

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DTHS and 1st Responders Present Mock DUI Crash

 April 23, 2024

Dwight High School FFA and Dwight First Responders partnered up to present a Mock DUI Crash event on Monday, April 22nd.  The program included a mock crash scene with four DTHS students playing victims.  The students were portrayed as being…

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Dwight Village Board Meets Apr 22, Water Rates to Increase 5%

 April 23, 2024

The Dwight Village Board of Trustees met Monday April 22, 2024. All Village Trustees were in attendance: Josh Jahn, Pete Meister, Marla Kinkade, Justin Eggenberger, Jenny Johnson, and Brian Berta.    Also attending were Mayor Paul Johnson, Village Administrator Crissy…

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Obituary – Marilene Machado de Oliveira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 April 22, 2024

December 20, 1938 – April 21, 2024 RIO DE JANEIRO – Marilene Machado de Oliveira, 85, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, passed away April 21, 2024, in Rio de Janeiro. She was born December 20, 1938, in Rio de Janeiro,…

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Obituary – Kenneth Frank Norwid, Odell, formerly of Dwight

 April 9, 2024

Kenneth Frank Norwid, 81, of Odell, formerly of Dwight, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8th, at St. James Hospital in Pontiac. Ken was born on December 16, 1942, in Chicago, IL, the only child of Frank and Bernice Norwid….

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Obituary – Gregory Joseph Standley, Dwight

 March 29, 2024

Gregory Joseph Standley 45 of Dwight, Illinois, passed away on March 27, 2024, at his home. Greg was born on August 20, 1978, a son of Johnnie Gibson (mother) and Marty (Penny) Standley. He married Jennifer Standley on July 4th,…

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DTHS 2024 Softball Team

 March 26, 2024

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DTHS 2024 Track Team

 March 24, 2024

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATING IN TRAINING LEADING TO STATE AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

 March 19, 2024

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATING IN TRAINING LEADING TO STATE AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATION Champaign, Illinois – Local firefighter, Austin Radecki, from the Dwight Fire Protection District, is enrolled in the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Basic Operations Firefighter/NFPA Firefighter I (BOF) Blended…

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Obituary – Wilma J. Voigts, Dwight

 March 19, 2024

Wilma J. Voigts, 93, of Dwight, IL. was called home to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Arc of Dwight Nursing Home. Funeral Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Dwight, IL at 12pm…

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Obituary – LaVonne Landers, Ft. Myers, FL

 March 18, 2024

LaVonne Landers, 85, of Ft. Myers, Florida, peacefully passed away on March 16, 2024. She was born on December 18, 1938, in Campus, Illinois, to the late Harry and Mae (Haskins) Nielsen. LaVonne, affectionately known as “Von,” was a cherished…

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Dwight Village Board Discusses DEA Funding

 March 17, 2024

The Dwight Village Board of Trustees met Monday, March 11, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. Trustees present were Randy Irvin, Pete Meister, Marla Kinkade, Jenny Johnson, and Brian Berta. Absent was Justin Eggenberger. Also in attendance were Village Administrator Crissy Livingston,…

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE RELEASES VIDEO FOR OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR LEXINGTGON

 March 4, 2024

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE RELEASES VIDEO FOR OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN MCLEAN COUNTY LEXINGTON – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Internal Investigation continues its investigation into the officer involved shooting on February 24, 2024 at 12:42 p.m. on Interstate 55…

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Dwight’s Dalton DeLong Qualifies for IESA State Wrestling Finals.

 March 3, 2024

Dalton DeLong qualifies for the IESA state wrestling finals. The Redbirds traveled to East Peoria for the sectional tournament on March 2. Competing were Dalton DeLong, Addie Avilez, Hudson Clay and Kimari Nelson-Smith. Dalton took 4th place to qualify for…

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Rally for healthy soil, clean water Thursday at the Capitol / Features Becky Taylor of Ford County and Sarah Earles of Livingston County

 March 2, 2024

Features Becky Taylor of Ford County and Sarah Earles of Livingston County Rally for healthy soil, clean water Thursday at the Capitol (SPRINGFIELD) The Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) will host The Art and Science of Soil…

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Village of Dwight Board Meeting Feb 26

 February 27, 2024

The Dwight Village Board of Trustees met Monday February 26. Trustees present were Pete Meister, Marla Kinkade, Jenny Johnson, and Brian Berta. Absent were Randy Irvin and Justin Eggenberger. Also in attendance were Village Administrator Crissy Livingston, Village Attorney Nick…

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HCE $1000 Youth Scholarship Offered

 February 27, 2024

HCE $1000 Youth Scholarship offered Applications for the annual Livingston County Home and Community Education Association (HCE) scholarship are available from Shirley Meenen, the Livingston County Extension office or your school guidance counselor. This $1000 scholarship is open to any…

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Redbird Wrestlers Qualify Four For Sectionals

 February 25, 2024

On Saturday, February 24, the Redbird Wrestling Team traveled to Pontiac for regionals. The Redbirds came home with four sectional qualifiers. Addie Avilez took 3rd place to qualify at 119. She did so by pinning Alex Hoegger and Ryder Longtin. Kimari…

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Payment Assistance Available from NICOR

 February 24, 2024

Nicor Gas supports customers during, after winter storms  Bill payment assistance grants and energy savings resources available   NAPERVILLE, IL. – Feb. 24, 2024 – During the three coldest days of winter storm Gerri, when wind chills dipped below -30°F,…

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