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Dwight Police Calls Feb 22, 2024

 February 22, 2024

Dwight Police Calls 2.22.24

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Victim of Fatal Vehicle Fire at Love’s Truck Stop Identified

 February 16, 2024

Feb 16 – Dwight Police The Dwight Police Department responded to Love’s Travel Center on February 15t at approximately 3:00 am., regarding a vehicle fire. Dwight Fire Department and Dwight EMS responded to the scene as well. Upon extinguishing the…

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Agriculture needs a stable workforce in 2024

 February 4, 2024

Agriculture needs a stable workforce in 2024  By BRIAN DUNCAN Illinois Farm Bureau President  Finding and affording labor are among the top challenges Illinois farmers, suppliers and processors tell me they face in 2024. From locating qualified truck drivers to…

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Grape Koolaid for the Geese!? – Village of Dwight Board of Trustees Recap Oct 23

 October 24, 2023

  The Dwight Village Board of Trustees met Monday, October 23 in the Public Services Complex. Trustees present were Randy Irvin, Pete Meister, Marla Kinkade, Jenny Johnson, and Brian Berta. Also in attendance were Village President Paul Johnson, Village Attorney…

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Dwight/GSW Girls Golf – Sectionals Oct 2

 October 3, 2023

10/2 Bella Dinelli and Ava Meister competed in the IHSA Golf Sectional at Wolf Creek. Bella’s score was a 102 and Ava’s score was a 103 which left them both short of qualifying for the state tournament cutoff off 94…

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Trojans Defeat Elgin St. Edward 40 – 14

 September 2, 2023

  9/1/23 SCORE BY QUARTER 1 2 3 4 OT Final St Edward 6 0 0 8 0 14 Dwight 8 25 0 7 0 40 The Dwight Trojans took control in the 2nd quarter and went on to defeat…

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Dwight Gridiron Trojans Begin Season in New Chicagoland Prairie Conference

 August 25, 2023

The Dwight Trojans will take on Minonk (Fieldcrest) Friday August 25 in Minonk. This game will be the first as a member of the newly-formed Chicagoland Prairie Conference. Member schools of CPC include Elmwood, Melrose Park (Walther Christian), Norridge (Ridgewood),…

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Path Is Shortened

 June 28, 2023

The Paper has learned that the new multi use path, originally planned from Lions Lake to Renfrew Park via abandoned lanes of Route 66 and Morris Road, has been reduced in scope. The path will now be terminated at Illinois Route 17….

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CONGRATULATIONS TO DWIGHT GRADE SCHOOL 2023 GRADUATES!!

 May 18, 2023

DWIGHT COMMON SCHOOL 2023 GRADUATES ANDERSON, WILLIAM BRADLEY BACHAND, COLLIN MICHAEL BARTLETT, BRANDON MICHAEL-EVAN BASTIAN, SOPHIE JEAN BEIER, ALYSSA LEIGH BOONE, WILLIAM GEORGE BOUCHER, DELANEY CECELIA BOVELLE, LOGAN JAMES BOVELLE, MIRANDA FAYE BROYLES, JONATHAN RAY CARTER, CASHEL ELWOOD CHAMBERS, MIKAYLA…

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Dust storms are rare but not unheard of in Illinois

 May 4, 2023

Dust storms are rare but not unheard of in Illinois  By DANIEL GRANT  FarmWeek  The large dust storm that struck central Illinois May 1 was a rare event for its widespread nature and destructive results. But such storms are not…

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Amtrak to allow 110 mph trains – Joliet to Alton

 May 3, 2023

Schedules to remain unchanged for several weeks Important safety reminders CHICAGO – Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) have received federal approval for maximum speeds up to 110 mph for most of the Chicago-St. Louis corridor, primarily between…

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Former White Sox Player, Kelly Dransfeldt, Speaks to GSW Varsity Club

 April 21, 2023

On April 20th, GSWB Varsity Club invited former Chicago White Sox player, Kelly Dransfeldt, to share his career experiences with the club.  Dransfeldt was a three-sport athlete at Morris High School playing alongside two-time World Series Champion Scott Spiezio.  After…

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DTHS High School Board Meeting Recap – April 19, 2023

 April 20, 2023

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF DWIGHT TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT #23Held in the Dwight Township High School Board Room On April 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. TROJAN OF THE MONTH Mr. Pittenger announced that he has chosen Spanish Teacher Nicole…

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Dwight Fire Incidents 02/19/23 – 2/25/23

 March 16, 2023

Incidents 3/9 through 3/16 Assisted Dwight EMS on 33 medical emergencies 3/10  Motor vehicle accident – Rt 66 3/11  Motor vehicle accident – I-55 3/12  Motor vehicle accident – rural Dwight 3/14  Mutual aid to Morris – canceled 3/14  Smoke detector…

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Dwight Wrestling Club – DeLong to State / Nelson 2nd at Sectionals

 March 5, 2023

Dalton DeLong is heading to state for the Dwight Wrestling Club. Dalton placed third at the Champaign Sectional on March 4, going 3-1 on the day. He will compete at the IKWF state tournament in Rockford on March 10 and…

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Obituary – Clarence F. Simantel, Dwight

 March 3, 2023

Clarence F. Simantel, 98, of Dwight, IL Clarence F. Simantel, 98, of Dwight, IL, passed away peacefully at 7:20am at Heritage Healthcare and Rehab in Dwight, IL on March 2, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on…

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Dwight Hires New Village Administrator

 February 28, 2023

The Dwight Village Board met on Monday February 27. Trustees in attendance were Randy Irvin, Marla Kinkade, Pete Meister, and Jenny Johnson. Absent were Justin Eggenberger and Chuck Butterbrodt. Also at the meeting were Mayor Paul Johnson, Village Adninistrator Kevin…

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Lady Trojan Basketball Awards

 February 23, 2023

Lady Trojan Basketball had their awards Wednesday February 22nd. Most Valuable Player of the year was Kassy Kodat (Jr.) & Most Improved Player was shared between Emerson Peters (SO.) & Ella Legner (SO). Photo Attached – L to R –…

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Obituary – Donald G. “Don” Funk, Dwight

 February 22, 2023

Donald G. “Don” Funk, Dwight Donald G. “Don” Funk, 94, of Dwight, IL, passed away at Goldwater Care Nursing Home in Pontiac, IL on February 21, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 25, 2023,…

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Now is the Time to Prep Your Lawn and Garden for Warm Weather

 February 16, 2023

Now is the Time to Prep Your Lawn and Garden for Warm Weather   (StatePoint) It may feel like warm weather is still a way’s off, but you should already be getting your lawn and garden spring-ready, according to experts….

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Dwight Village Board Meeting Recap – Feb 13

 February 14, 2023

The Dwight Village Board met in Regular Session on Monday February 13. Trustees in attendance were Randy Irvin, Pete Meister, Marla Kinkade, and Jenny Johnson. Absent were Justin Eggenberger and Chuck Butterbrodt. Mike Haerr from Livingston County Veterans’ Assistance Commission…

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Obituary – Harold R. Bissey, Dwight

 January 9, 2023

Harold R. Bissey – Obituary 95, of Dwight, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at his residence. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2023 at United Methodist Church of Dwight at 11:00 am with Reverend…

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Obituary – Terrence Adams, Dwight

 January 6, 2023

Terrence Adams Terrence Lee “Terry” Adams, 71, of Dwight, passed away, at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac. Cremation rites will be accorded and services will be held January 12, 3 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight. Visitation will…

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Dwight Township High School Girls Basketball Records

 January 3, 2023

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Scoring – Career: Katy Koonz 88-91   — 1314 Erin Daniels 99-02  —  1219 Chaney Tambling 07-10  —  1127 Kayla Kodat 17-21  —  1096 Kolby Hoffman  07-10  —  1025 Kim Pokarney 95-98  —  978 Scoring – Season: Jenny Christensen…

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Dwight Native, Rich Tock, Retires from Golf Business

 December 9, 2022

Rich Tock, Dwight native and DTHS graduate, recently retired after a 50-year career in the golf business. Growing up in Dwight, he spent many hours at Dwight Country Club golfing as well as working. In l965, a freshman in high…

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Dwight Village Board Fails to Pass Prison Resolution

 November 30, 2022

The Dwight Village Board failed to pass the resolution in support of the acquisition of the former Dwight Correctional Center at their meeting Monday Nov. 28. The vote was two in favor and three opposed. More details will be in…

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Mary S. McCormick

 July 20, 2022

Mary S. McCormick of Dwight, Illinois passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Accolade Health Care in Pontiac, Illinois. She was born in 1951 in Watseka, Illinois, the daughter of James A. and Rosalia E. McCormick. Mary will always be…

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Dennis Eugene Miller

 July 20, 2022

Dennis Eugene Miller, age 59, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, where he resided with his longterm partner, Sandra Willis. He will be laid to rest with his mother at a private family burial at…

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Strengthening Bonds Dwight Police Department Reaching Out to Community

 July 12, 2022

  by Brandon LaChance Dwight Police Department Detective and School Liaison, Gary Beier, is always looking for opportunities to help improve the village. Whether it’s strengthening the inner core or expanding to make Dwight bigger and better, Beier regularly searches…

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Lights, camera, action Old Rt. 66 Family Restaurant to make TV debut – Full story in the 7.6 issue of The Paper!

 July 7, 2022

  by Brandon LaChance TV cameras are not the norm in the village of Dwight. However, this may change thanks to the Old Rt. 66 Family Restaurant. “CBS contacted me a month ago and then called me (Wednesday, June 22)…

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Armed Robbery at Love’s

 February 14, 2022

by Brandon LaChance The Dwight Police Department was called around 1 a.m. on Feb. 1 about an armed robbery at the Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store located on Northbrook Drive in Dwight. The suspect was reported to have left…

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