Author Archives: Rick Koshko

Restaurant closes after employee’s coronavirus test

People who had events booked at Red Dog Grill over the next few days are being notified that they’re cancelled. Management announced Wednesday that it’s closing the restaurant at Heritage Harbor until further notice after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee hadn’t been at work for several days, and the announcement says…Read more »

Doris Anderson, 96

Doris Anderson, 96, formerly of Ottawa, passed away on Monday morning, July 6, 2020 at her home in Grimes, Iowa. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 10, in the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum at Oakwood Memorial Park, Ottawa, with Rev. Carolyn Lukasick, Pastor of Epworth United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will…Read more »

Gertrude “Joan” Tuliglowski, 91

Gertrude “Joan” Tuliglowski, 91, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, July 6, 2020 at Ottawa Pavilion. She will be buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery next to her husband of 60 years, Edward Tuliglowski. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation rites. Joan was born May 21, 1929…Read more »

Doris J. Hiles, 83

Doris J. Hiles, 83, of Ottawa passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Monday, July 6, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am, Thursday, July 9 at St. Columba Church, with Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Visitation will be from 9…Read more »

Spring Valley man charged with firing gun at house in Peru

The bullets didn’t hit anyone, but one man was hurt while running away after shots were fired at a house in Peru Monday night. Police Chief Doug Bernabei says things could have been much worse, because there were many people, including children, in the home in the 2100 block of Market St. Thirty-four year old…Read more »

IVCH reaches 1,000 coronavirus tests done

Illinois Valley Community Hospital says it’s done more than 1,000 nose swab tests for COVID-19. As of yesterday, 999 of those tests came back negative. Fifteen came back positive. Thirty-eight tests haven’t come back yet. IVCH CEO Tommy Hobbs says it’s good that downstate hospitals haven’t been swamped with coronavirus cases as many had expected.…Read more »