Author Archives: Jay LeSeure

YMCA Weekly Feature: OSF Partnership

During the weekly Ottawa YMCA program on Wednesday, May 6, Jay talks with Ottawa YMCA Executive Director Joe Capece and OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center President Ken Beutke about the new joint agreement on a health and wellness strategic partnership related to the proposed new YMCA/Community Recreation Center.  Read more »

Streator Chamber Update 23 April 2020

Jack Dzuris, Executive Director of the Streator Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, talks with Jay LeSeure about the economic impact of the pandemic on Streatorland, as well as Chamber members and Chamber activities. https://www.streatorchamber.com/  Read more »

Season 11 is underway

The 11th Season of Adopt-An-Acre in conjunction with LaSalle County Farm Bureau has started led by Bob Beutke, operator of Beutke Farms south of Grand Ridge. An acre of corn and an acre of beans is grown on the Thorson Farm in Fall River Township with weekly updates on Monday morning at 6:50 with Bob…Read more »

OGFA Cancels 2020 season

The Ottawa Girls Fastpitch Association has announced the cancellation of the 2020 season. OGFA Association President Brent Roalson says parents should look at the OGFA website and facebook page for information on refund requests as well as the ability to roll over the registration fee to next season. Players can still have their team uniform.…Read more »

Children’s On-Line Activity Link

Dave Corcoran, who helps at the Ottawa YMCA, talks about his daily children’s activity on-line event every afternoon at 4:00 pm CDT. It’s a ZOOM session. Here is the facebook link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/Ottawa-Ymca-Youth-Virtual-Page-106672777657403/  Read more »

Jay talks with Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL16) about new stimulus money for small business, government response to the pandemic, and a facebook link on his page about good stories from the district in the wake of the virus outbreak. https://www.facebook.com/RepKinzinger/    Read more »