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People Speak Up At Town Hall Meeting

People in the 75th District talked the budget, crime, and Medicaid at a town hall meeting at Seneca High School last week with State Representative David Welter. One person in the audience was Jenae Wise, with the local libertarian party. She said one way to save the state some money was to end the war…read more »

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Ottawa High tennis court resurfacing finally begins

The tennis court resurfacing is finally underway at Ottawa High School. The school district hired a company that specializes in it back in January. But the work couldn’t have started until spring and was expected to cut into part of the tennis season. And as it turned out, spring was too wet and the OHS…read more »

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Wind storms damage exhaust fan at Ottawa High

The strong wind storms this area has had lately have taken their toll on an exhaust fan at Ottawa High School. Supt. Mike Cushing says the fan quit working last week. It’ll cost about $8,000 to repair. Insurance will cover most of it. OHS will have to shell out $1,000 for the deductible.read more »

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Ottawa High to prepare for medical emergency drill

In the next school year, Ottawa High School will have a medical emergency drill. Supt. Mike Cushing says it’ll be in addition to the other drills schools are required to hold. Working with OSF, Ottawa High will start preparing for heart attacks. So if a student, school employee, or visitor has one, school personnel will…read more »

St. Sen. Sue Rezin

Illinois Valley Flood Resiliency Alliance Accredited

The Association of State Floodplain Managers now recognizes Illinois Valley Flood Resiliency Alliance (IVFRA) quarterly workshops as continuing education credits for floodplain managers. State Senator Sue Rezin said the accreditation shows how far IVFRA has come since its inception in 2013. There are 24 certified floodplain managers in the 38th Senate District because of IVFRA.…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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