Category: News

Illinois 47 Closing at Rail Crossing in Dwight April 29

 April 18, 2024

OTTAWA – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the Union Pacific Railroad crossing at Illinois 47 in Dwight will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 29. The crossing is located between McNamara Avenue and North…

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Temps – Dwight

 April 18, 2024



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Dwight Police Calls April 18, 2024

 April 18, 2024

Dwight Police Calls 4.18.24

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DTHS Varsity Softball – April 17

 April 18, 2024

April 17 Dwight beat Gardner-South Wilmington 16-3 Starting on the mound was Taylor Heath. She gave up five hits and three runs over three innings, striking out six and walking four. Madi Ely finished pitching two innings, giving up one…

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DTHS Trojan Boys Baseball – April 17

 April 18, 2024

APRIL 17 Dwight varsity baseball team picked up a key victory over rival Gardner South Wilmington on Wednesday by a score of 8-3. Luke Gallet was the winning pitcher, throwing six innings and allowing three runs, nine strikeouts and two…

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GSW Varsity Baseball – April 17

 April 18, 2024

          

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Seneca HS Softball Results – April 17

 April 18, 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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Jack Groves Records Hole-In-One at DCC

 April 18, 2024

Jack Groves of Dwight, recorded a hole in one at Dwight Country Club on the 123 yard 9th hole today, 4/17/2024. Jack used a 50 degree wedge and it was witnessed by Andrew Curl and Jack’s grandpa John Groll.  It…

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The Paper Song of the Week

 April 17, 2024

Each week The Paper will post its random selection for Song of the Week, just songs we have come across that seem to pique our interest. If you have a suggestion for a favorite that might apply, send us a…

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Obituary – Jennifer L. Funk “Jenna”, South Wilmington

 April 17, 2024

Jennifer L. Funk “Jenna”, 51 of South Wilmington IL passed away peacefully Friday April 12th, 2024, at Ascension Saint Joseph Hospital in Joliet IL, surrounded by her loved ones. Her wishes were to be cremated, she was an organ donor and was…

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Rare cicada emergence expected this spring

 April 17, 2024

Rare cicada emergence expected this spring  By RHIANNON BRANCH FarmWeek Illinois will experience a rare phenomenon of nature this year as two broods of periodical cicadas are scheduled to emerge at the same time. And this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence won’t happen…

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Mazon Seniors Meet – April 16

 April 16, 2024

The MVK Seniors met April 16, 2024 at the Mazon American Legion with lunch provided by CNN and furnished by the “Upper Crust” from Yorkville.  Robin Homerding subbing for President Sherry McIntosh called the meeting to order and the Pledge…

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Morris Hospital Physician Addresses Mental Health at Free Community Program

 April 16, 2024

Morris Hospital Physician Addresses Mental Health at Free Community Program April 16, 2024, MORRIS, IL – Anxiety, addiction, depression, and post-traumatic stress are just a few common mental health conditions that can deeply impact a person’s day-to-day living and relationships….

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GSW Varsity Softball – April 15

 April 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 McDaniel…

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Seneca’s Josh Lucas Signs to Play Football at College of DuPage

 April 15, 2024

Front Row – Millissa Downey, Josh Lucas, Tom Downey Back Row -Terry Maxwell, Ted O’Boyle

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MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF DGS S APRIL 10, 2024

 April 15, 2024

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF DWIGHT COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT #232 Held in the Dwight Common School District Library On April 10, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Board President Nick Stipanovich called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m….

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Primary Care Physician Assistant Joins Morris Hospital

 April 15, 2024

Primary Care Physician Assistant Joins Morris Hospital April 15, 2024,  MORRIS, IL – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers announces the availability of a new primary care provider. Crystal Brozovich, a certified physician assistant, has joined Dr. David Vermillion at the…

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Congratulations DTHS March Students of the Month!

 April 15, 2024

Congratulations to Dwight Township High School March Students of the Month! Senior – Kaitlyn Thetard Junior – Abby Chitwood Sophomore – Skylar Ackerman Freshman – Lauren Snyder

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Expert Landscaping Tips for Choosing and Installing Plants

 April 15, 2024

Expert Landscaping Tips for Choosing and Installing Plants   (StatePoint) The perfect landscape may start with a healthy, lush lawn, but for interest and depth, you’ll also need to consider the plants that surround it. Thankfully, it’s easy to make…

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Gardner Lions Pancake Breakfast

 April 13, 2024

The Gardner Lions are having a pancake breakfast on Sunday April 21st from 7:00am until 11:00am at the American Legion Hall in Gardner. Adults are $9, Kids 5-10 are $5, and under 5 eat free.  There will be a 50/50 drawing…

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DTHS Track Team Results from April 12 – Two Freshmen Set Meet and School Records!

 April 13, 2024

April 12   L to R: Coach Trewartha, Mikayla Chambers, Coach Thompson, Coach Lane, and Graham Meister We had 2 freshmen, Mikayla Chambers (400m) and Graham Meister (shot put) who had outstanding performances April 12 as they set new meet…

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Many Job Opportunities at the Livingston County Job Fair!

 April 13, 2024

Many Job Opportunities at the Livingston County Job Fair!  Pontiac, IL – On Wednesday, April 24, Livingston Workforce Services will host a Job Fair from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pontiac Parks and Recreation Center located at 900…

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GRANT AWARDS NIGHT – COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GRUNDY COUNTY

 April 13, 2024

Each school year, we meet with young philanthropists at four of the high schools that serve Grundy County.  We chat with them about the nonprofits who serve Grundy County, the needs around the county, and about charitable giving. After Christmas,…

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Tiger P.R.I.D.E. March for Gardner Grade School

 April 13, 2024

Gardner Grade School’s Tiger P.R.I.D.E. winners for the month of March 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…

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Tri-Point HS April News Release

 April 13, 2024

April News Release   Motion to approve the consent agenda Motion to adopt Press Policy Updates as presented Motion to set the 2023-2024 Amended Budget Hearing for June, 19th at 6:45 PM in the Tri-Point Board Room Motion to approve the…

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Slow down, be aware: Safety is key this planting season

 April 12, 2024

Slow down, be aware: Safety is key this planting season By HANNAH SPANGLER FarmWeek The first week of April was cold, windy and wet but the start to planting season is still on the radar for Illinois farmers. And safety…

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Joshua Jahn Named to Replace Randy Irvin as Dwight Village Trustee

 April 11, 2024

Pictured (L-R); Joshua Jahn, newly appointed Dwight Village Trustee; Paul Johnson, Dwight Village President; Marla Kinkade, newly appointed President Pro Tem: and Crissy Livingston, Dwight Village Administrator. Jahn replaces Trustee Randy Irvin, who resigned on April 3.

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Dwight Village Board Notes From April 8, Irvin Resigns, Jahn Appointed Replacement

 April 11, 2024

The Dwight Village Board of Trustees met in their regular meeting Monday April 8. Present were Village Trustees Pete Meister, Marla Kinkade, Jenny Johnson and Brian Berta. Also attending were Mayor Paul Johnson, Village Administrator Crissy Livingston and Village Clerk…

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Gardner Grade School and Gardner South Wilmington High School Receives National Recognition for Music Education Program

 April 11, 2024

Gardner Grade School and Gardner South Wilmington High School Receives National Recognition for Music Education Program Gardner Grade School and Gardner South Wilmington High School has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding…

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Ewaste and Shredding Event Scheduled for April 13, 2024 – Grundy County

 April 11, 2024

Grundy County Land Use Department will be hosting an electronic ewaste and shredding event on Saturday April 13, 2024 at the east parking lot of the Grundy County Administration Building at 1320 Union Street, from 8:00 AM to Noon. Fees…

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Dwight A.D. Ferguson Throws 1st Pitch at Slammers Stadium

 April 11, 2024

Cathy Ferguson throws out the first pitch at the Trojan baseball game at Joliet Slammers Stadium. Ferguson who has been the Athletic Director for many years is retiring this year. The Trojans defeated Serena score of 5–2.

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