Author Archives: Rick Koshko

Janice E. Eye, 87

Janice E. Eye, 87, of Seneca passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at Ottawa Pavilion. Arrangements are pending. Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.Read more »

Next LaSalle County electronics recycling event is Saturday

Next LaSalle County electronics recycling event is Saturday

The next LaSalle County electronics recycling event is this Saturday, June 22 from 9am to noon at the Northville Township Building. Environmental Services and Land Use Director Brian Gift believes the long lines that have plagued past events have been resolved. There may be people checking ID’s at this weekend’s event to make sure only…Read more »

Art project will drape crime scene tape on tree in Streator

Art project will drape crime scene tape on tree in Streator

In conjunction with his high school class’s 40th reunion, artist L.G. Williams will drape crime scene tape in a tree at Streator City Park. The art project is called Don’t Look at That Tree. The idea is to make people think of nature as a crime scene for various reasons, especially climate change. Williams will…Read more »

John R. Fencel, 83

John R. Fencel 1935 – 2019 John R. Fencel, 83, of Ottawa, died on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Pleasant View. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery on a later date. Visitation will be from 9…Read more »

Community support is a big help for Poco a Poco festival

Community support is a big help for Poco a Poco festival

Twenty-two high school age students improved their musical skills at the third annual Poco a Poco music festival in Streator last week. The students came from high schools in the region, some as close as Streator and Ottawa, and others from as far away as Bloomington-Normal. Some of the teachers come from other states. The…Read more »

Elks and American Legion put on Flag Day observance

Elks and American Legion put on Flag Day observance

The Ottawa Elks Lodge and the American Legion put on a Flag Day ceremony in Washington Park Friday morning with an audience of about 70 children. Elks trustee Anthony Epperson says it’s a club mandate: do something to honor the flag every June 14th. The presentation goes from the flag of England in the earliest…Read more »