LETTER: Under His Wings Ministry thanks generous donors
To the Editor: On behalf of Under His Wings Ministry, the board of directors, staff and residents, we would like to publicly thank all the wonderful people, businesses and churches who donated financially and with gift items for our annual banquet and silent auction.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Our View: Sneak preview a breathtaking view
THE ISSUE: Work starts on the Dayton Bluffs Preserve OUR VIEW: Plan on a 'sneak preview' visit The view from the edge of the Dayton Bluffs Preserve is surprisingly breathtaking.
Photo: Oths Ffa donates to Pads
Photo: Doug Larson Ottawa Township High School student Dakota Marti hands Katie Bonner, program director at Illinois Valley Public Action to Deliver Shelter facility in Ottawa, a box of dry goods while delivering a truckload of donations to the Ottawa shelter Monday evening.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Beyond Ottawa waterfront plans unveiled Wednesday
A third and final informal public forum on plans for reworking Ottawa's downtown waterfront - as well as a look at visions for the rest of the city - will be offered at City Hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. "We are going to hopefully show the final concepts for the waterfront," said Ferhat Zerrin, principal of the Gingko Planning and Design ... (more)
Senior Birthday - Tonielli
TONIELLI101 Minnie Augusta Tonielli, of Marseilles, recently celebrated her 101st birthday.
Our View: Donate food, contribute to a great cause
THE ISSUE: Freezin' for a Reezin' marking fifth year OUR VIEW: Help feed a hungry family by stopping by this popular event For some, worrying about whether there's enough food in the house for dinner isn't an issue.
Today is deadline to submit names for Red Stocking
Today is the deadline for submitting names of needy children for The Times Red Stocking Christmas gift program.
Fast thinking saves a life in Marseilles
THUMBS UP TO ... Isayah Miller, Matt Snyder and Hunter Smith, the Marseilles Elementary School students who likely saved a man's life Nov. 24. The young men were walking home along Lincoln Street near the Marseilles police station about 7:45 p.m. that day when they heard a car horn blaring repeatedly from a parked vehicle.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Elmer Peterson 1912-2013
Elmer "Gene" Peterson, 101, of Ottawa, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, at Pleasant View.
LETTER: Thank you, the lighted flag is back
To the Editor: A huge thank you to the Light Up Streator Committee and Gay's Body Shop, Ottawa, for all of the hard work and to the city for the placing of the beautifully-lit American flag now proudly flying in Streator City Park.
Speak Easy: How do I love this area? Let me count the ways
Carole Ledbetter had a great idea. On April 25, Ledbetter - an Ottawa resident, author and frequent contributor to The Times - published a Write Team column listing her top 10 favorite aspects of Ottawa.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Death Notices 11-30-13
GREYER Robert W. Greyer, 79, of Earlville, died Friday, Nov. 22, at his home in Florida.
Tax relief, disaster assistance available for storm victims
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, announced residents and businesses in Grundy, La Salle and Will counties can apply for disaster assistance to aid in cleanup and rebuilding efforts after severe storms tore through the area Nov. 17. "For families still dealing with the effects of last week's storms, this badly needed assistance will go a long ... (more)
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Downtown Ottawa store closes
Debbie Knoll knew she couldn't keep her downtown Ottawa shop open once she had her fourth child.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Our View: Hard to say 'no' to kids at Christmastime
THE ISSUE: Saying 'no' to the needy at Christmas time OUR VIEW: Hard to help everyone, especially teens who must do without The word "no" can be a harsh thing to hear any time of the year.
Melody H. Schenherr-Cynar 1964-2013
Melody Hope Schenherr-Cynar, 49, of Marseilles, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 24, at her home.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Commission form still viable for Ottawa
Is the commission form of government the best for Ottawa? It's a question that hasn't been asked in more than a decade, and one that will not likely get much attention in the near future from the city council.
ANNIVERSARY - Hughes
HUGHES 50 Ronald and Connie Hughes, of Norway, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Ottawa issues boil order for Chicory Lane, Ashbury Way
The city of Ottawa has issued a precautionary water boil order for customers in the area of 1135, 1137 and 1140 Chicory Land and the 800 block of Ashbury Way until further notice due to a water shut off for repairs.
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