Author Archives: Rick Koshko

Ottawa High education fund deficit shrinks

Ottawa High School Supt. Mike Cushing says the budget for the next fiscal year looks a lot better than some budgets of the last several years. There’s still a deficit in the education fund, but it’s shrinking. It was $2.3 million two fiscal years ago, $1.3 million for the fiscal year that’s ending, and a…Read more »

Ottawa man to race 500 miles in Fiji for TV show

In two weeks, runner Coree Aussem-Woltering of Ottawa will be heading to Fiji for a race. It’ll be a 500-mile team trek, partly through desert and partly through jungle, unlike any race he’s ever run. But since the team did get in, Woltering’s getting ready to enjoy what he can of the tenth other country…Read more »

Del Monte facility in Mendota may close

A public relations firm that represents Del Monte Foods says it will have an official statement in the next day or two about the Mendota food processing facility. It’s been there since 1949, but a report says the company will begin closing it soon for a complete shutdown next year. Mendota officials were just learning…Read more »

UPDATED: Man taken to hospital after ruckus in Spring Valley

A Spring Valley man who allegedly assaulted several people, including some police officers and someone he lives with Monday afternoon, is charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery. Police arrested 37-year old Jose Arteaga after that ruckus and took him to St. Margaret’s Hospital. Then he was taken to the Bureau County jail. Arteaga is…Read more »

Lots of donations are needed to keep Morris Hospital’s heart screenings for students free

The Rhythm of Our Youth heart screenings being offered to Marquette High School students Wednesday won’t cost the students or their families anything. Morris Hospital Auxiliary and Foundation Officer Hannah Wehrle (WURL-ee) says generous donors help cover the $130,000 per year cost of running the program. Parents must use the electronic consent form to have…Read more »

Larry Monheim, 96

Larry Monheim, 96, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Ottawa Pavilion. Arrangements are pending through Ottawa Funeral Home.Read more »