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Storms pound state; heat wave arrives

 June 19, 2024

Storms pound state; heat wave arrives  By HANNAH SPANGLER FarmWeek   Storms rolled through a large portion of Illinois last week leaving behind hot and humid conditions that are expected to stick around for a while. June 13 storm systems…

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Dwight United Methodist Church Announces Parking Lot Will be Unavailable for Fireworks

 June 19, 2024

For July 5th festivities and fireworks, the Dwight United Methodist Church (701 S. Columbia Street) parking lot will be unavailable due to cement work.   THANK YOU, Rev. Mary Arnold

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Kankakee Kulivators Present 2024 Annual Garden Tour & Artisan Faire

 June 19, 2024

Kankakee Kultivators will present their Annual Garden Tour & Artisan Faire, “Back to Our Roots,” on Thursday, June 27, from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.  Tickets will invite garden buffs to stroll through and explore 7 private gardens with a…

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Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be having Vacation Bible School July 29 – Aug 2

 June 18, 2024

Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be having a Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 through eighth grade on July 29, 2024-August 2, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call for registration and for more information:  815-584-3433

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Mazon Seniors Meet – June 18

 June 18, 2024

The MVK Seniors met June 18, 2024 at the Mazon American Legion for lunch provided by CNN and furnished “The Upper Crust” from Yorkville. Robin Homerding subbed for President Sherry McIntosh calling the meeting to order and the Pledge of…

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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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Emerald ash borer continues spread through Illinois; Extension can help manage

 June 18, 2024

News For Illinois Homes     Emerald ash borer continues spread through Illinois; Extension can help manage   Welcome in spring with gardening content Cutting back branches leaves trees with healthier outlook   Gardening for a hummingbird’s      …

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Wishing Daryl & Betty Holt a Happy 60th Anniversary on June 20th.

 June 18, 2024

Wishing Daryl & Betty Holt a Happy 60th Anniversary on June 20th.

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Here’s what’s new around Dwight …..

 June 15, 2024

Lions Lake has been spruced up and new playground equipment installed. Dwight Coin Laundry has some new interior murals. St. Patrick parking lot has been repaved. The west parking lot at Renfrew Park is being completely upgraded and paved, which…

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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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Temps – Dwight

 June 13, 2024

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

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LOCAL INDUSTRY HIRES SUMMER INTERNS FROM AREA HIGH SCHOOLS

 June 13, 2024

LOCAL INDUSTRY HIRES SUMMER INTERNS FROM AREA HIGH SCHOOLS A kickoff breakfast was held to formally recognize and congratulate the 39 students selected for the 2024 Grundy County Internship Program.  Nancy Norton, President and CEO of the GEDC opened the…

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

 June 13, 2024

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF DWIGHT COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT #232 Held in the Dwight Common School District Library On June 12, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Board President Nick Stipanovich called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m….

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Dwight Village Board Considers Ownership of Gothic Church at Regular June 10 Meeting

 June 13, 2024

The Dwight Village Board of Trustees met Monday, June 10, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Services Complex. All Trustees were in attendance along with Mayor Paul Johnson, Village Administor Crissy Livingston, and Village Clerk Whitney Scott. The following…

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Dwight Police Calls June 13, 2024

 June 13, 2024

  Dwight Police Calls 6.13.24

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DTHS Class of 2018 Temporry Records to Be Destroyed Aug 12

 June 12, 2024

The temporary records for the members of the DTHS class of 2018 will be destroyed on August 12th 2024. Members of this class must sign an official Release of Records form to obtain their files. This may be picked up in…

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Dwight Banking Center – Customer Appreciation Day June 14 – Food / Drinks / Giveaways

 June 12, 2024

In celebration of our upcoming Customer Appreciation Day, one lucky PNB customer at EACH of our branches will be taking home one of these 32 qt RTIC coolers filled will summer-themed items!! Stop in to any branch of Peoples National…

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Noah Kelleher Receives American Legion Award From Dwight Post #486

 June 12, 2024

Noah Kelleher was recently presented with the annual American Legion Award from Dwight American Legion #486 Commander Terry Riccolo. Those who receive the medal must exemplify six qualities that define character: courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service. Kelleher graduated…

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OSF HealthCare welcomes new provider

 June 12, 2024

OSF HealthCare welcomes new provider (Streator, Ill. | June 12, 2024) – OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce the addition of a new primary care provider to its staff to better serve Streator and the surrounding areas. The addition of…

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Ten years of tar spot: Bayer makes breakthrough in research

 June 12, 2024

Ten years of tar spot: Bayer makes breakthrough in research   By RHIANNON BRANCH FarmWeek Tar spot was first discovered in the U.S. in 2015, making this the 10th season farmers and researchers have battled the corn disease. In the…

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Luke Gallet Named First Team All-State!

 June 11, 2024

On Monday June 10, Dwight Township High School’s Luke Gallet (ss/p) was named to the 1st Team All-State Baseball Team. Gallet led the Trojans with a .431 batting average a .520 on base percentage with 12 doubles and 8 home…

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Three from DTHS Named to All State Softball Team!

 June 11, 2024

Three Dwight Township High School teammates have been named to the ICA (Illinois Coaching Association) All State Softball Team. Congratulations to Megan Livingston and Averi Jury for making 2nd team. Madi Ely for making 3rd team. Megan Livingston, Infielder, Senior…

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Antique Vase Makes Its Way Home to Dwight

 June 10, 2024

Last week the Wethlis, self-described antique hounds, visited the Dwight Historical Museum to donate a vase which they had purchased 12 years ago at a flea market in their home state of Pennsylvania. Sue Wethli commented that it has been…

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Dwight First Congregational Church Welcomes Pastor Eric Morgan

 June 10, 2024

The Dwight First Congregational Church held a potluck on Sunday to welcome Pastor Eric Morgan and his family to the church and to the Dwight community. After serving as an interim pastor for several months, Pastor Eric officially began his…

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McCoy Receives Advanced Degree From Wichita State University

 June 9, 2024

At the 126th commencement ceremony of Wichita State University on May 11th, Maggie Svetlana McCoy participated along with the doctoral hooding ceremony and then was conferred the Specialist in Education (Ed.S) degree from the Graduate School of Applied Studies.  The…

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Dwight Lions Review New Playground Equipment at Lions Lake

 June 8, 2024

  On June 5th a few Dwight Lions stopped out to Lions Lake to look over the new Playground equipment that they shared in the expense of buying with the Village.  It passed inspection and kids are encouraged to come out…

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Former Dwight Resident Anne Shaw Heinrich to Release Debut Novel!

 June 8, 2024

God Bless the Child to release June 7, 2024! Anne Shaw Heinrich to Release Debut Novel! Anne’s debut novel, God Bless the Child, is the first in a three-book series, The Women of Paradise County, published by Speaking Volumes. Paradise County…

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Grundy County Land Use Department Collecting Used Children’s Books

 June 8, 2024

Children’s Used Book Collection June 10th through July 12, 2024    The Grundy County Land Use Department will be collecting used children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank starting June 10th through July 12th, 2024, at our Administration Building located at…

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