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Naplate wants to humanely get rid of some stray cats. Trustee Lloyd Ludwig intends to catch them and give them to any farmers who’d like cats for catching mice. He says there are only four or five wandering around Naplate now. He wants to get them out of town before they mate and the village…read more »
Registration for the free Carus Corporation science camp starts Friday morning, April 27 at 8:30. That’s when parents of kids who’ll enter sixth grade next school year can call Kegan Pakula at 815-224-6535 to sign them up. It’s what the company does for community outreach. The one-week science camp will meet at St. Bede Academy…read more »
Congressman Adam Kinzinger helped push a bill through the US House Tuesday that prevents non-humanitarian, or economic, aid from going to regions held by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In a speech on the House Floor Kinzinger accuses Assad, and backers, of committing genocide in Syria. He says the bill will send a…read more »
The Ottawa City Council approved a budget Wednesday for the new fiscal year that starts next month. The budget spends $51-million. The city expects $42.7-million in revenue. Finance Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut says the deficit doesn’t mean the city is overspending. One major project the city is undertaking will be to bring sewer service out to…read more »
The seventh production for the Starved Rock Country Children’s Learning Theatre involves a completely different group of kids than founder Walt Willey started with in 2014. He says the kids in this group have come the farthest in their development. They’ll perform Is This Seat Taken? twice this weekend in downtown Ottawa. It’s a program…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.