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An American flag flown in Afghanistan will now have a new home in Ottawa. Army Veteran and Central Intermediate School Custodian Kilen Haywood is donating the flag that was displayed at his base in South Kandahar Afghanistan. Haywood returned in July from a nearly nine-month deployment. He says being able to bring something back to…read more »
Ottawa City Hall won’t manage this year’s Wine and Jazz Festival, the Brewfest, or the Oktoberfest. Mayor Dan Aussem says Lou Dog Events, which has done the Brewfest in the past, will do all three. He says the city wasn’t doing well money-wise for running the Wine and Jazz Festival. But Lou Dog Events will…read more »
Ottawa Mayor Dan Aussem says the city is one of two in the running for landing a big business. And the city wants to prepare a place on Dayton Rd. for it. The City Council last night put some grant application agreements on file. The council will vote on them right away if the company…read more »
Lunch prices in the Ottawa Elementary School District are going up in price by a dime for the next school year. The price for breakfast is increasing a nickel. That makes lunch $2.60 and breakfast $1.40. The price of milk is staying steady at 40-cents. Director of Food Services Vicki McConnell says the district has…read more »
Sen. Dick Durbin told the audience at the labor summit in Ottawa Saturday to pray for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Durbin says anti-labor judges would take her place under Pres. Trump and with Republicans controlling the Senate. He told the crowd the country’s best days were when unions were strong after World War…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.