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Habitat for Humanity asking for tools for upcoming project

Habitat for Humanity of LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam counties is asking for gently used tools to use on its upcoming project in Ottawa. Executive Director Sally Van Cura is inviting people to come to the build site at 1206 Catherine Street on Saturday from noon to 2:30. Any tools that can’t be used in the…read more »

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Marseilles updates zoning rules

The Marseilles City Council last week voted to update the rules of zoning variances. City Attorney Mike Fuller says the idea is make the process of getting some kind of zoning variance clearer. Fuller says a common one is when people want to build closer to a property line than what is in the zoning…read more »

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10 Signs of Alzheimer’s program to be presented in Morris

Morris Public Library is one of 17 locations across the state that will host a program called the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s. It’ll go from 5:30pm to 7pm Thursday, October 10. Senior Director of Education and Community Volunteers Melanie Adams says the Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois asks people to register for the free program by…read more »

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Naplate fire department marks 70 years

Fire fighting has changed in the 70 years since the Naplate Volunteer Fire Department came together as an organization. Chief John Nevins says there’s more training upfront instead of at the fire scene now. Fire fighters are also battling hotter, faster fires because of the synthetic materials in homes. And it’s not as unusual as…read more »

Rick Koshko

Rick Koshko

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

Ethan Kruger

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.

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