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(PHOTO COURTESY OF NORSK MUSEUM) There’s a night of dinner theater at the Norway Community Building on Wednesday, April 11 to raise funds for the Norsk Museum. Organizer Rob Borchsenius says the show features the happenings of the Norway Temperance Association, formed in the late 1870’s to combat the perceived evils of alcohol. The dinner…read more »
If you think you’d like to give tours at Reddick Mansion, you may want to learn about the volunteer docent jobs this Saturday at 10am. A docent training session will be held there. Reddick Mansion Association board member Donna Nordstrom says the most important qualification is being able to go up and down the stairs…read more »
Incumbent LaSalle County Board member Douglas Trager had a 21-vote advantage in the Democrats’ nomination for his seat. He won 175 to 154 against challenger Ronald Aubry. The district is number 19 covering much of Ottawa’s west side, Naplate, and part of the way to Utica along Dee Bennett Rd.read more »
Rockford lawyer Sara Dady will be the Democratic candidate in the race for the 16th Congressional District. She’ll face off against incumbent Adam Kinzinger in the November General Election. Dady won just shy of 40% of the vote. Her closest rival was DeKalb native Neill Mohammed who had 27%. A statement from his campaign thanked…read more »
Lori Bongartz is the nominee for the Democrats in the LaSalle County Clerk’s race. She got about two-thirds of the votes in the primary against Vickey Leadingham. The Republicans don’t have a candidate for the job. Bongartz works in the office now. Leadingham works for the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department and heads the union representing…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.