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Ottawa man in South Carolina helping with storm relief efforts

Ottawa man in South Carolina helping with storm relief efforts

An Ottawa man is currently deployed in Aynor, South Carolina to help with Tropical Storm Florence relief. Red Cross Volunteer Steve Pitstick says most of the damage in his area isn’t so much from the storm itself, but from its aftermath. Aynor Middle School, where Pitstick was assigned had about 165 people when the tropical…

Seneca High looking at grade scale

Seneca High looking at grade scale

At most schools around here, a 90 or better is an A, the next grade is B down to 80, and so on every ten points until failing grades below 60. Seneca High School’s A grades start at 92.5, B starts at 84.5, C at 76.5, and D at 70. Supt. Jim Carlson says the…

Seneca High catches glitch in grade point average calculations

Seneca High catches glitch in grade point average calculations

Seneca High School administrators had to deal with a computer that wasn’t calculating grade point averages the way it was supposed to. Supt. Jim Carlson says it’s been fixed, but for the first few days of the school year some GPA’s were being figured too high and others too low. The computer wasn’t programmed to…

Dayton Bluffs 5K time will be official but medals won’t be metal

Dayton Bluffs 5K time will be official but medals won’t be metal

This coming weekend’s Dayton Bluffs 5K will go through two trails at the Dayton Bluffs Nature Preserve northeast of Ottawa. Race Organizer Jim Reilly says it will be officially timed and offer a course that’s very different from most around here. There’ll be medals made of cherry wood for the top finishers. Reilly says the…

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Illinois Sports 9/23/18

Illinois Sports 9/23/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Defense did it again for Chicago. An early two-touchdown deficit in Arizona seemed to make the Bears even angrier. The Cardinals never scored again and the Bears escaped the desert with a 16-14 victory. Arizona, meanwhile, benched Sam Bradford late…

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa golfers edge Mendota

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa golfers edge Mendota

BOYS GOLF Ottawa 181, Mendota 184 MENDOTA – The Pirates’ T.J. McDonnell tied Mendota’s Taylor Joyce for medalist honors after both carded rounds of 43 at Mendota Golf Club. Nick Angus carded a 44 for Ottawa, Drake Stoudt followed with a 45 and Erik Vandervelde posted a 48 in the victory. The Trojans had Ethan…

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Woman Cosby convicted of sexually assaulting wants ‘justice as the court sees fit’

Woman Cosby convicted of sexually assaulting wants ‘justice as the court sees fit’

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) — A sentencing hearing for comedian Bill Cosby began Monday as women who said he drugged and physically took advantage of them, including one whom he was convicted of sexually assaulting, filled a Pennsylvania courtroom to watch the first major-celebrity punishment in the #MeToo era.Andrea Constand, the primary accuser who testified…

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Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford: ‘My fear will not hold me back from testifying’

Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford: ‘My fear will not hold me back from testifying’

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Ahead of her much-anticipated appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford is telling lawmakers that “fear will not hold me back from testifying” against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Ford, who claims Kavanaugh assaulted her during a high school party in the early 1980s, wrote committee chairman Sen.…

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Halloween costume celebrates the ultimate form of rejection

Halloween costume celebrates the ultimate form of rejection

Party City(NEW YORK) — A Halloween costume poking fun at the devastating act of “ghosting” now exists.The outfit, sold on PartyCity.com, lists a string of eager, unanswered text messages including question marks and “R U OK!?””Ghosting” is defined on Urban Dictionary as abruptly ceasing all communication with friends or someone you’re dating, “with zero warning…

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ZZ Top returning to Las Vegas for new residency in 2019

ZZ Top returning to Las Vegas for new residency in 2019

Credit: Steve RoseZZ Top recently wrapped up a U.S. summer tour, and frontman Billy Gibbons is preparing to launch a North American solo trek in October, but the Texas trio has just announced plans to hit the stage together again next year in Las Vegas. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have lined up…