Author Archives: Ethan Kruger

Marseilles hydroelectric power plant renovation coming along

Marseilles hydroelectric power plant renovation coming along

The company getting the hydroelectric dam in Marseilles ready to generate power again found something pretty interesting. Mayor Jim Hollenbeck says he got to see it. The company brought new turbines to the plant around a year ago and has repaired the dam’s gates. Hollenbeck says he’s hoping the plant will start generating electricity again…Read more »

Marseilles City Council mulls new bike safety signs

Marseilles City Council mulls new bike safety signs

Members of the Starved Rock Cycling Association pitched the idea of putting up some signs meant to remind motorists to keep their distance from cyclists to the Marseilles City Council Wednesday. You may have seen some “share the road” signs around Ottawa at places where cyclists often ride. President Don Dirks would like to see…Read more »

Abandoned Marseilles home collapses

Abandoned Marseilles home collapses

The abandoned home at 240 E. Bluff Street, or Route 6, in Marseilles started collapsing Wednesday afternoon. A portion of the road was closed as a result. Mayor Jim Hollenbeck, who is also an assistant fire Chief with the Marseilles Fire Protection District, says the home was in danger of falling on some nearby Ameren…Read more »

New Ottawa Roller Hockey League season starts in October

New Ottawa Roller Hockey League season starts in October

The next season of the Ottawa Youth Roller Hockey League starts at six on Wednesday, October 10th at Paramount Skating Rink. Boys and girls ages six through fifteen can show up on the first day and sign up for the season which runs through December. Head Coach Mike Petrone says every Wednesday during the season…Read more »

Lawmakers and a candidate praise veterans honored in Ottawa

Lawmakers and a candidate praise veterans honored in Ottawa

Six veterans who served in WWII, The Korean War, and the Vietnam War were honored last week at Ottawa City Hall with Congressional Veteran Commendations. Cong. Adam Kinzinger said that people understand the importance of honoring veterans. He says that even though someone enlisting in the military today might be too young to remember the…Read more »