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With the risk of tick bites higher in the summertime comes a higher risk of contracting Lyme disease. LaSalle County Health Educator Jenny Barrie says it can be treated when caught early. LaSalle County had four cases of the disease last year. Ticks tend to be in wooded or areas with tall grass. Barrie says…read more »
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 »
The massive amount of rain this spring is preventing the planting of the sunflower fields at Matthiessen State Park. IDNR Natural Resources Coordinator Lisa Sons says the annual sunflower crop is meant to attract doves for hunting season. The fields also attract tourists and photographers. Sons says there are still many other natural wonders to…read more »
Illinois Valley Community College has already lined up $315,000 in state funding for a new agricultural center. It plans to ask for $3 million more from a grant program. The total cost is expected to be around $4.1 million. IVCC board members approved applying for the grant Thursday night. And there’s more state funding from…read more »
The LaSalle County Cruisers annual Cruise Night in downtown Ottawa is tonight (June 14). Organizer Mike Dougherty says the highway construction project won’t affect the location, the time, or the detour for southbound Illinois 23 traffic. The event time is from 6pm to 10pm. Car owners can register their vehicles on Jackson St. for $10.…read more »
Rick Koshko lived the first half of his life in southern Illinois, then moved to Ottawa early in his broadcasting career. His first thoughts of broadcasting as a career occurred to him at age five–when it was bed time and he realized the guy on the radio didn’t have to go to bed yet. Some irony: for most of the time he’s worked in radio, Rick has had to get up very early in the morning to be on the air, sometimes in addition to being up late at night like he wanted.
Rick is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s broadcasting program. He speaks Esperanto, likes astronomy (SkyCaramba), and makes a hobby of photography.
Ethan Kruger started his broadcasting career in college after realizing that he liked hearing himself talk a little bit too much. After a brief stint of spinning records at Eastern Illinois University’s student FM station, Ethan realized his love for reporting the news. He loves where he works and is always excited to discuss what’s happening in the community. Ethan sees it as a privilege to serve the good people of LaSalle County through broadcasting.
Ethan likes board games, the outdoors, and watching all the different versions of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.