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University of Illinois Extension web series to promote agriculture

As farmers market and gardening season get underway, the University of Illinois Extension is promoting how to use the produce. The first installment of the extensions “Eat Fresh Eat Local” webinar will begin on Thursday April 22nd and will highlight community-supported agriculture. Nutrition and Wellness Educator Caitlin Mellendorf says the first series will focus on…read more »

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Ottawa’s colonnade won’t get extended yet

The colonnade on Ottawa’s west side could get its side extended if there was someone who knows how to pour concrete. The Ottawa Historical Preservation Commission asked someone to extend the colonnade but that person says someone who should do the job like a cement mason isn’t available. The commission might be able to pay…read more »

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108 W. Madison Street demolition request withdrawn

The blue faced building at 108 West Madison Street in downtown Ottawa might not be demolished as soon as you’d think. Godfrey Sub-Trust, the group that owns the building withdrew its request to knock it down. The Ottawa Historical Preservation Commission says a sale is pending. If a sale goes through the property will be…read more »

Rick Koshko

Rick Koshko

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.

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