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Mostly grassy area where Ottawa's Central School used to be.

More cleanup planned at old Central School site

A few times now, it’s been found that there’s more to clean up at the old Ottawa Central School site by the Illinois River. Mayor Bob Eschbach is pretty sure though, the only thing left is cleaning coal tar out of an old raceway that used to be next to where the Central School track…read more »

Drawing of veteran saluting from wheelchair

Fifteen veterans receive honors from Cong. Kinzinger

Fifteen people were at Ottawa City Hall for a veterans commendation ceremony with Cong. Adam Kinzinger Thursday. Jack Leininger of Marseilles was one of them. He spent ten years in the Army for active service and 22 years in the National Guard. It’s been many years since he left, but Leininger still misses some things.…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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