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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 »
Seattle Sutton says there’s a lot of work going on to get ready for this weekend’s opening of the Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum. She says the people working on the exhibits have found all sorts of interesting things that tell the story of Marseilles. One item is a hand-cranked corn husker that was made in…read more »
U.S. News and World Report ranked OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital in Peoria in two national specialty care categories in their Best Children’s Hospitals Ratings. OSF ranked 29th in Pediatric Urology and 49th in Neonatology. They have been on the list for Pediatric Urology three times in the past. This is the first year Neonatology. OSF…read more »
Marseilles City Commissioner Jim Buckingham is saying that it wasn’t his decision to cancel Freedom Fest. Mayor Jim Trager made the call to cancel the fest after hearing from the police and fire chiefs and some city commissioners. Buckingham was critical of how the decision was made. He was also critical of Mayor Trager’s decision…read more »
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 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.