Author Archives: Rick Koshko

Carol Kucera, 58

Carol Kucera, 58, of Ottawa passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at her home. Funeral services will be at 7 pm, Friday, February 15, 2019 at Ottawa Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm, prior to the services, at the funeral home.Read more »

Edward Condron, 89

Edward Condron, 89

Edward Condron, DDS 1929-2019 Edward Condron, DDS, 89, of Ottawa, died on Monday morning, February 11, 2019 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church in Ottawa, with the Rev. Corey Krengiel, of Ottawa Catholic Parishes and Rev.…Read more »

LaSalle County mobile home tax bills are out

LaSalle County mobile home tax bills are out

This year’s LaSalle County mobile home taxes are due April 8. Treasurer Jim Spelich says the bills went out on the first of the month. Anyone who owes but doesn’t get a bill needs to contact the Treasurer’s Office to find out what’s going on. The late fee of $25 per month starts the day…Read more »

OHS Hall of Fame: Tim Jobst

OHS Hall of Fame: Tim Jobst

Ottawa High School 1969 graduate Tim Jobst is one of this year’s OHS Hall of Fame inductees. He was a battalion commander in the school’s military program, served on the student council, and was an athlete in the wrestling, track, and football programs. Jobst’s teaching career happened at five high schools in northern Illinois including…Read more »

Rep. Welter committee assignments

Rep. Welter committee assignments

Three nuclear power plants are in David Welter’s Illinois House District, and there are several state parks in and near it. The Morris Republican believes his familiarity with them will help him do well as the spokesman for the Illinois House Energy and Environment Committee. He’s responsible for leading the efforts of the minority caucus…Read more »

Oglesby gets grant for park development

Oglesby gets grant for park development

The city of Oglesby is one of the recipients of an open space grant program that the state of Illinois runs. The city’s getting $400,000 and will put in nearly $200,000 of its own money to develop Senica Square in downtown Oglesby. The half-acre site will be where a four-season community park is developed with…Read more »

Shirley Carr, 85

Shirley (Oslund) Carr 1933-2019 Shirley (Oslund) Carr, 85, of Ottawa, died on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Ottawa Pavilion. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa, with the Rev. Carolyn Lukasick, Pastor of Epworth United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at…Read more »