Author Archives: Ethan Kruger

Christina A. Miller, 65

Christina A. Miller, 65, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Pleasant View. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 12, at St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. Walter Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm, Friday, October 11 at Ottawa Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary…Read more »

Habitat for Humanity to host homeowner classes

Habitat for Humanity of LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam counties is holding a series of classes on home ownership in the coming months beginning on Thursday. Executive Director Sally Van Cura says the Tools for Life Class is open to anyone looking to buy a home or who recently bought one. The class is free and…Read more »

Ottawa residents can sign up for neighborhood watch app

People who live in Ottawa can now download the free Neighbors app on their smart phones. The free app takes the idea of a neighborhood watch digital where people can report crime and receive alerts. Ottawa Chief of Police Brent Roalson says it’s a way to alert authorities of suspicious activity. The app is made…Read more »

Marseilles City Council agrees to buy new street sweeper

The Marseilles City Council approved the purchase of a street sweeper last week. Mayor Jim Hollenbeck says the city got a lot of use out of the current one. The new sweeper is a 2007 refurbished Elgin model that comes with warranty and training for city workers on how to fix it. The City is…Read more »

The Ottawa Police Dept. bike auction returns Saturday

The Ottawa Police Department will auction off bikes it’s acquired over the last few years on Saturday morning from 7:15 to nine at the storage lot at 1016 W. Superior Street. The bikes for sale were turned over to police department, but haven’t been claimed by an owner. Police Chief Brent Roalson says the auction…Read more »

Trial set in alleged baby smothering case

Kenneth Herbst of LaSalle has a December trial date for his murder case. The 23-year-old Herbst was in court on Friday to set the date. He’s accused of smothering his 8-week-old son last March. Herbst’s lawyer says the trial had to be set to accommodate an expert witness. It’s scheduled to start on December 9th.Read more »

Marseilles launches new website

The City of Marseilles launched its new website earlier this week. Mayor Jim Hollenbeck says he’s happy with the new design. Hollenbeck also says he appreciates the ease of posting announcements. He had a chance to test it after the flooding last week when he posted about a dumpster being available for flood-damaged items. Another…Read more »

Volunteers needed at Wall Memorial

The Marseilles Middle East Tribute committee is looking for volunteers through the month of October to help clean up the Memorial Wall and prepare it for winter. City Commissioner Bobby Kaminski sits on the committee. Work begins this Saturday from nine to two for fall cleanup. Paver maintenance will be on Saturday, October 12th and…Read more »