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Vehicles, time needed for Meals on Wheels

… the La Salle site, reaching west into Bureau and Putnam counties. In Streator, there are another four routes, and in Ottawa, there are five routes. Staff, and a handful of volunteers, head out with cold and hot packs to deliver the meals daily, … http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/13/vehicles-time-needed-for-meals-on-wheels/aciv74v/

Spirit Matters: a Christmas wish list for the ages

… it. Now to be fair, there are many other really cool Christmas light displays this year here in Streator and Ottawa and the rest of La Salle County. People are putting their hearts and souls into connecting with the wonder of the holiday that you … http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/13/spirit-matters-a-christmas-wish-list-for-the-ages/at3fizl/

Ice, ice, skating

Water is added to Ottawa new portable ice skating rink at Thornton Park. Several layers of ice need to freeze before the rink opens, likely after Christmas. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/13/ice-ice-skating/al4y1pj/

Red Stocking delivery help needed Saturday

Since the days of the Great Depression in the early 1930s, children have been remembered at Christmas with gift packages delivered by volunteers through the Red Stocking program. That tradition will continue early Saturday, Dec. 15, when today’s volunteers will be knocking on doors to deliver Red Stocking Christmas gifts to hundreds of children in Ottawa, Streator and several other towns in La Salle County. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/11/red-stocking-delivery-help-needed-saturday/aw4f7fz/

Police blotter 12-10-18

… do not see it reported in The Times, contact us at 815-431-4050 or newsroom@mywebtimes.com. Joseph O. Gerding, 38, Ottawa, was arrested Saturday in the 1200 block of West Jackson Street on complaints of driving while license revoked, speeding and … http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/10/police-blotter-12-10-18/asxuxrh/

Pirates stone Rocks 48-43 to remain undefeated

On a night where rebounds were tough to haul down and 3-point baskets proved almost nonexistent, the Ottawa boys basketball team found a way to forge out a high-caliber road performance over a well-respected opponent from Rock Island. Despite getting outrebounded by a wide 42-27 margin and shooting a chilly 3-19 from beyond the 3-point circle, the Pirates played some lockdown man-to-man defense and shot well from inside the arc in order to defeat the Rocks 48-43 and move their record to a perfect 8-0 Saturday evening here at the legendary Rock Island High School Fieldhouse. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/10/pirates-stone-rocks-48-43-to-remain-undefeated/a2tqjwx/

Police blotter 12-9-18

… windows were reported shot out from a BB gun about a week ago on the 400 block of Richards Street Nicholas Milby, 29, Ottawa, was arrested 12:22 a.m. Sunday at Route 18 and East 10th Road on complaints of DUI of drugs, driving while license … http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/09/police-blotter-12-9-18/ai38o04/

Picture This: The week in photos

Shoppers enjoy some warm beverages as they talk to merchants at the Chris Kringle Market during its first weekend in Ottawa. The market continues this weekend, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, in the 100 block of West Jackson Street, south of Washington Square. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/07/picture-this-the-week-in-photos/dirqmap/

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