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Fly on over to the Butterfly Festival on June 1

 May 17, 2024

Fly on over to the Butterfly Festival on June 1 This summer, our Illinois backyards and gardens will play host to over 150 distinct butterfly species. Among them reigns the monarch, cherished as Illinois’ state butterfly. Embrace the enchantment of…

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Tri-Point HS May News Release

 May 17, 2024

News Release May 2024 Motion to approve the Consent Agenda Motion to set the hearing to permanently transfer funds for June 19th, 2024 at 6:30 PM in the Tri-Point Board room in Kempton. Motion to place student handbook updates on…

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Dwight Police Calls May 16, 2024

 May 16, 2024

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Dwight Police Calls May 9, 2024

 May 16, 2024

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GSW Varsity Softball – Regional Semi-Final May 14

 May 16, 2024

  Recap March 15 Panthers fell 9-3 to Streator Woodland in Fridays game. Maddie Simms was a force at the plate not getting out a single time. She went 2-2 with a triple, a walk, and a run scored. Makaila…

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DTHS Trojan Boys Baseball – Advance in Regionals – May 15

 May 16, 2024

May 15 In the Roanoke Regional Tuesday May 15, the Dwight Varsity Trojans beat Streator-Woodland baseball 7-2 last night. This will put them in the championship game for regionals on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Roanoke-Benson. Tracer Brown collected four…

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Gardner Grade School’s Tiger P.R.I.D.E. Winners For April!

 May 15, 2024

Tiger P.R.I.D.E stands for Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Empathy.  Classroom teachers choose one student per month that displays these characteristics and is seen as an outstanding student.  It is a great accomplishment and we are all so very proud of them.  Congratulations to…

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Barbara Svornik to Retire from Dwight Common School

 May 15, 2024

Barbara Svornik will be retiring from Dwight Grade School after 22 years of service. She currently is Reading Specialist/Interventionist and MTSS coordinator K – 2nd grade. She previously was a 4th grade teacher for 2 years before becoming the Reading Interventionist….

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Work underway on ramps at I-80 and Illinois 47 interchange in Morris

 May 15, 2024

Work underway on ramps at I-80 and Illinois 47 interchange in Morris OTTAWA – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that patching work is underway on the exit and entrance ramps at the Interstate 80 and Illinois 47 interchange…

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DTHS Varsity Softball – Wins Regional Game – May 14

 May 15, 2024

May 14 Dwight beat St Anne 11-0 Madi Ely threw a no-hitter on the mound. She allowed zero hits, & zero runs, over five innings, striking out 14 and walking none Hitting for the Trojans: Njomza Asllani had two singles…

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Dwight Historical Society to Tour Historic Blue Island

 May 14, 2024

The Dwight Historical Society has been invited for an historic tour of Blue Island, IL on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The group will take a tour of Blue Island led by Kevin Brown, the president of the Blue Island Historical…

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90th Birthday Card Shower Planned for JoAnn Hoegger

 May 14, 2024

  JoAnn Hoegger will be celebrating her 90th birthday on May 27th. Help her celebrate by sending a card. Cards may be mailed to. JoAnn Hoegger % The Paper PO Box 245 Dwight IL 60420   Happy Birthday JoAnn!!

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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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Renovations, repairs ramping up at state fairgrounds

 May 13, 2024

Renovations, repairs ramping up at state fairgrounds By HANNAH SPANGLER FarmWeek Construction crews and Illinois State Fair staff are working hard to finish up renovations to the grounds as the countdown to the 2024 fair continues. The Illinois State Fair…

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Logan Correctional Center, one of only two prisons for women in Illinois, is slated for closure and rebuilding

 May 13, 2024

Department of Corrections officials lay out closure, rebuild timeline to lawmakers By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois hmeisel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Stateville Correctional Center could close as early as September under a plan laid out by Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration on…

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Julie Jensen to Retire From DTHS

 May 13, 2024

Julie Jensen is set to retire from Dwight Township High School at the end of this school year.  While at Dwight she has taught Physical Education/Driver Education and has been Head Girls Golf Coach. Her other  teaching activities have included…

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Stories Behind the Coulter / Trewartha Works of Art at DTHS

 May 13, 2024

  We made a mural of both Mrs. Coulter and Mrs. Trewarther. . We incorporated multiple elements from what we heard from other teachers. the sunshine because they were rays of sunshine, the 72 books because they both had book…

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Slammers unable to complete sweep, lose final game of series to Otters

 May 12, 2024

Joliet, IL – The Slammers fell to the Evansville Otters in the final game of this season’s opening series Sunday, losing 12-5. Evansville scored the game’s initial run in the first inning before tacking on four more in the second….

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Bryson Connor Selected to Deliver 2024 IWU Student Commencement Speech

 May 11, 2024

Bryson Erick Connor graduated this week from Illinois Wesleyan University. Bryson graduated Cum Laude with a degree in International Studies and a Minor in Spanish. He was selected by the Wesleyan Faculty to deliver the 2024 Student Commencement Speech during…

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Mary Schultz to Retire From Dwight Common School

 May 10, 2024

Mary Schultz will be retiring from Dwight Common School at the end of the 2023 – 2024 school year. During her time at DCS she has taught 8th Grade Science, Math, Social Studies, and Astronomy. Her career has spanned 30…

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Dwight Man Killed On Old Route 66

 May 10, 2024

A 59 year old man from Dwight was struck and killed in a motor vehicle accident on Old Route 66 between State Route 47 and Morris Road. The accident occurred on May 7, 2024. The Coroner’s office was notified at…

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Pics from the DTHS Prom 2024 “Out of this World”

 May 10, 2024

Left to right Front Row: Kassy Kodat, Njomza Asllani, Queen Megan Livingston, Lilly Duffy, Issy Bunting, Emerson Peters Back row: Jack Groves, Ryan Hilt, King Terry Wilkey, Angel Martin, Ayden Roff, Tracer Brown Above Emma Crouch & Tracer Brown Luke…

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Bumpous Continues Hot Hitting Streak

 May 10, 2024

Ryan Bumpous had a walk off single on Thursday, May 9, to give the Dwight Trojans a 7 – 6 win over Beecher. Bumpous has been on a torrid hot streak at the plate with 9 RBIs, 2 home runs…

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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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GSW Varsity Baseball – May 8

 May 10, 2024

            

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Temps – Dwight

 May 10, 2024



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Seneca HS Softball Results – May 14 – Lady Irish start off Regional with win

 May 9, 2024

  Dwight Varsity Lady Trojans fell to St. Bede 7-3 Taylor Heath pitched for the Trojans. She gave up seven hits, four runs, two walks, & had 12 strikeouts. Heath also lead at the plate with 2 hits, a single…

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Dwight Police Respond to Shooting at Love’s Truck Stop

 May 9, 2024

The Dwight Police Department responded to a shooting incident at Love’s Travel Center a little after 2:00 on the morning of Thursday May 9. One person was shot and transported to Morris Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The incident was related…

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Artwork Unveiled at DTHS to Honor Coulter and Trewartha

 May 9, 2024

On Tuesday May 7, three works of art were unveiled in the Dwight High School Library to honor the memory of two outstanding former educators, Carol Coulter and Becky Trewartha. The murals commissioned by Superintendent Josh DeLong  were created by…

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Catherine Fatigante to Retire from DTHS

 May 9, 2024

Catherine Fatigante will retire from Dwight Township High School at the end of this school year. She has taught Special Education,  9-12 grades and when she started her career she taught all the special education math, English, Literature and resource…

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Conservation Planning Webinars for Illinois Farmers

 May 9, 2024

Conservation Planning Webinars for Illinois Farmers Henry, IL – It is unclear when the U.S. Congress will pass the next Farm Bill. However, it is clear starting with a conservation plan is the best first step farmers can take to the…

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MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF DGS S MAY 8, 2024

 May 9, 2024

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF DWIGHT COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT #232 Held in the Dwight Common School District Library On May 8, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Board President Nick Stipanovich called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m….

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Norsk Museum 2024 Newsletter

 May 9, 2024

Below is a  link for the Norsk museum annual newsletter. As you will see, much went on in 2023 and much more in 2024. We’re looking forward to seeing you this summer! C:\Users\daven\AppData\Local\Temp\msoB3E0.tmp (squarespace.com) 2024 dates to save: ·         May 19…

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