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Preparations Underway for New W.D. Boyce Exhibit

The Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum is getting ready to put a large piece of Ottawa history on exhibit. A ten foot long Circassian walnut table once owned by Boy Scouts of America Founder W.D. Boyce was recently donated by the Ferracutti Family. Museum Director Mollie Perrot explained the new exhibit. The challenge is…read more »

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Terra Cotta Rd. closed for construction

Terra Cotta Rd. west of Ottawa has closed for a construction project expected to take nearly four months. The stretch from U.S. 6 to the Interstate 80 overpass will be widened and resurfaced, curb and gutter will be put in, a storm sewer will be installed, and other related work will be done. Through traffic…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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