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Marseilles man voices regret for child battery

… onally causing the death of Michael Castelli in July 2017, at a commercial tomato growing operation just northeast of Ottawa. Shannon, 44, is to be sentenced Thursday, Jan. 10. Wilkinson was a worker at the tomato facility. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/07/marseilles-man-voices-regret-for-child-battery/ai9ve5n/

Ottawa matmen see comeback fall just short

Ottawa’s Cedric Fairrow keeps a lock on Geneseo’s William McKelvain during the Pirates freshman’s 10-2 major decision win Thursday at OHS. OTTAWA – It was one of those nights that could’ve gone either way between two accomplished and proud wrestling programs. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/07/ottawa-matmen-see-comeback-fall-just-short/afv65re/

Late heroics lift Lady Pirates over Kaneland, 30-29

The Kaneland girls basketball program has a reputation of playing some pretty solid defense, and in their meeting with Ottawa here in Kingman Gym on Thursday night did a good job of taking away the Lady Pirates’ main threat, senior standout guard Angelique Cowan, limiting her to just six points. But while the Lady Pirates showed they can play some defense, too, they also showed a few clutch weapons that Kaneland probably hadn’t considered. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/07/late-heroics-lift-lady-pirates-over-kaneland-30-29/a7eg8ft/

Pirates power past Princeton at Prouty, 67-36

The Ottawa Pirates were hitting on all cylinders as they began their nonconference boys basketball matchup with Princeton on Tuesday night. The player that had the Crimson and Red engine purring like a kitten was 6-1 junior guard Myles Tucker, who had all 16 points in a 16-5 Ottawa run in the first 3:53 of the opening quarter. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/05/pirates-power-past-princeton-at-prouty-67-36/alq7h2u/

Ottawa real estate tax rises almost 9 percent

The Ottawa City Council announced it will request $526,000 more than was asked for last year on the tax levy. Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut said the increase is required to keep the city on track to have its police and fire department pensions 90 percent funded by 2040, as is required by state law. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/05/ottawa-real-estate-tax-rises-almost-9-percent/ajmayhk/

Ferracuti mansion finds new purpose

… recreational purposes. The mansion was annexed into the city limits during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The Ottawa City Council announced it would annex the mansion, 2301 Columbus St., into the city limits through an agreement with Janis … http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/05/ferracuti-mansion-finds-new-purpose/al8pjaq/

Lady Pirates pull past Streator at the Pops

Ottawa’s Maddie Carroll is blocked on the shot by Streator’s Natali Haynes Monday evening at Pops Dale Gymnasium during the Lady Pirates’ 46-21 victory. Streator’s Klaire Phillis gathers an inbound pass as Ottawa’s Ella Marvel defends at Pops Dale Gymnasium on Monday. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/04/lady-pirates-pull-past-streator-at-the-pops/ay7ko9s/

The passing of time

… t night of the year. KIM KRUEGER is a wife and mother of three daughters and a Financial Adviser with Edward Jones in Ottawa. “Do everything with integrity and kindness and all else will follow.” http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/04/write-team-the-passing-of-time/amu3o4i/

Police Blotter 12-3-18

… do not see it reported in The Times, contact us at 815-431-4050 or newsroom@mywebtimes.com. Steven D. Bottoms, 56, Ottawa, was cited Friday in the 1500 block of Chestnut Street on complaints of driving while suspended, improper use of registration … http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/03/police-blotter-12-3-18/alengb1/

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