Author Archives: Michael McKenna

Richard J. Cieski Sr., 89

Richard John Cieski Sr., age 89, of Seneca, Illinois, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, Illinois. Private family memorial services and visitation will be held at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home in Ottawa. Entombment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Richard was born December 19, 1930 in…Read more »

Social Security to expedite veterans for claims

The Social Security Administration says many disability claims submitted by a veteran can be immediately expedited to the front of the line. Myers calls it a “Thank You” for all the vets have done for us. This applies for military service members no matter where they were when they became disabled while on active military…Read more »

Seneca resident’s property tax rate to go down

The Seneca High School District expects their budget to go down next year because about 1 million in debt is coming off their Accounts Payable books and that means lower property taxes. Superintendent Jim Carlson explains: The last of some bonds are expected to be paid off through a tax levy. The Board also discussed…Read more »

Oglesby American Legion commemorates Veterans Day

A scaled back ceremony due to the pandemic took place in Memorial Park in Oglesby Wednesday morning to honor Veterans Day. Oglesby American Legion Commander, Robert Blum said it was the…: A firing squad of five rifles assembled facing one of several granite memorials to every major American war or conflict of the past 100…Read more »

Fredricka Mae “Freddie” Budach , 82

Fredricka Mae “Freddie” Budach Fredricka Mae “Freddie” Budach, age 82, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, November 12th at St. Columba Church with Reverend David Kipfer officiating. Burial will follow at Summitview Cemetery in Ottawa. Visitation will be 11:00…Read more »

Click it or ticket enforcement results in

21 drivers not wearing their seat belt were issued citations by District 17 Illinois State Police during October. That’s the result of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols held in LaSalle County. Extra patrol coverage in October focused on saving lives and making sure motorists buckle up.Read more »

Oglesby American Legion commemorates Veterans Day

Veterans Day will be commemorated Wednesday starting with a parade down Clark Street in Oglesby about 10:30am from the American Legion to Memorial Park. At exactly 11:11am American Legion members will fire off their rifles. Quarter Master for the La Salle VFW, Kevin Swirkos says: The cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany…Read more »

Streator school stands by their COVID protocols

Dr. Lisa Parker, District 44 Superintendent, says two weeks ago a student at Kimes Elementary tested positive for the coronavirus and the instructor who taught the student, but didn’t come within 6 feet, was not sent home. Dr. Parker said: School District number 44 instructs 1,500 students and serves primarily the community of Streator, Illinois.…Read more »