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TBM Avenger planes to return for Salute to Veterans

There could be 10,000 or more people at the TBM Avengers Reunion and Salute to Veterans next month. World War II era airplanes will be on display at the Peru airport. Pamela Beckett with the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is asking volunteers to come forward to help make it happen. Prospective volunteers can call…read more »

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Townships still taking care of business

The annual township meeting day in Illinois was Tuesday. For the most part, it means setting the dates and times of the monthly meetings where most of a township’s business is handled. Ottawa Township trustees also voted to sell a road grading machine to Waltham Township for $40,000. Some people think townships don’t do enough…read more »

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Possible murder weapon found in Diamond Bradley case

Putnam County authorities have found what they believe to be a possible weapon used to kill 16-year-old Diamond Bradley, of Spring Valley, in January. The weapon was found Wednesday at Color Point, a Green House in Granville, where suspect Richard Henderson use to work. Police conducted the search after they suspected the Standard man may…read more »


LaSalle County EMA asks for volunteers

The two people who work for the LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency rely on around 100 volunteers to help get their work done. Director Connie Brooks is inviting volunteers and people who might like to be volunteers to an open house on Sunday, April 22 from 9am to noon. It’ll be at the county’s EMA…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.

Ethan Kruger

Ethan Kruger

Ethan Kruger started his broadcasting career in college after realizing that he liked hearing himself talk a little bit too much. After a brief stint of spinning records at Eastern Illinois University’s student FM station, Ethan realized his love for reporting the news. He loves where he works and is always excited to discuss what’s happening in the community. Ethan sees it as a privilege to serve the good people of LaSalle County through broadcasting.

Ethan likes board games, the outdoors, and watching all the different versions of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

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