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The search is on for a new executive director at the Ottawa YMCA. Board President Brett Dyche says the ideal candidate would have experience managing an organization with a one million dollar yearly budget and raising funds to support it. It’s a nationwide search, but people who already know Ottawa could certainly have an advantage.…read more »
An 18-year-old Bartlett woman fell from Sandstone Point in Starved Rock State Park Saturday. The Utica Fire Department said the woman fell about 25′ and suffered facial trauma. She was airlifted to St. Francis Hospital in Peoria for treatment. Authorities do not know how the woman ended up falling.read more »
St. Rep. Jerry Long says Gov. Rauner was right to try to hold out for business environment changes before going along with a tax increase. Long says regulations limit business growth and start-ups. Supporters of the just increased Illinois income tax are pointing out that most neighboring states have higher income tax rates. Long, a…read more »
A LaSalle County employee of 18 years is retiring. The County Board honored Julie Jackson on Thursday for her service as Director of School Services. The board resolution praised Jackson for work with the Vision Care Program, food allergy training for school nurses, and CPR/AED training for school staff in general. She started with the…read more »
The Ottawa Fire Department announced three personnel changes Friday. Lieutenant Gregg Olson retired last month after 20 years of service with the department. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2011. With Lieutenant Olson’s retirement, Brian Bressner was promoted to Lieutenant. The department also hired Jacob Bulthuis as a firefighter. He starts next week and will…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.