Bridges Senior Center will provide a four-week, fingers-on workshop protecting simple computer knowledge for novices, net-looking strategies, email talents, and a way to write a letter using word processing.

The Computers one hundred and one routes will meet from nine:30 to 11:30 a.M. Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 17, and 24, as well as Oct. 1 on the Goodwill Store assembly room, 501 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa.

Participants are encouraged to carry their very own computer. Those who don’t have access to a pc may additionally request using a senior middle laptop.

The senior middle suggests a donation of $45 from individuals. However, no one will be denied entrance to the elegance for lack of ability to donate.
Leisure walk thru Ottawa planned for September.

Those trying to take inside the Illinois and Fox rivers can accomplish that on a self-guided walk this September.

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A foot club has organized a self-guided stroll that highlights exclusive regions in Ottawa from 9 a.M. To eleven a.M. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Fox River Park, 1025 Ontario St.

Registration is planned on the pavilion on East Superior Street, and signs will denote the registration vicinity.

Participants are requested to pay $three to receive a map with strolling commands for both a 5Kor 10K stroll. If a player wants to be a part of other walkers, a collection will go away the beginning area at 10 a.M.

The pathway will take walkers in the Illinois & Michigan Canal direction after leaving Fox River Park. It will undergo neighborhoods, alongside the Illinois River, via downtown Ottawa and Washington Square, past the metropolis’s murals, and go back to the starting place along Fox River Trail.

Seniors can examine Medicare options at presentation

Bridges Senior Center will host a free presentation, “Understanding Medicare Advantage Plans,” in Ottawa and Streator.

The presentation will discuss cowl alternatives for receiving Medicare blessings. The following topics can be included:

• How Medicare Advantage plans are special from unique Medicare.

• How Medicare Advantage plans paintings.

• The exclusive sorts of Medicare Advantage plans.

• How and when a Medicare beneficiary can be a part of a Medicare Advantage plan.

The Ottawa presentation is two to three p.M. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Reddick Public Library, 1010 Canal St., Ottawa. Registration is required by Thursday, Sept. 19.

The Streator presentation runs from 2 to three p.M. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Park Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Vermilion St., Streator. Registration is required through Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Space is restrained to 20 attendees at each presentation. To join up, name Bridges Senior Center at 815-431-8034.

Marseilles Museum accepts Purple Heart donations.

A World War II soldier’s Purple Heart is the state-of-the-art addition to the Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum.

This month, the museum hosted a flag folding from Ernest J. Atchley, Jr., who never acquired a navy funeral of his very own, in step with a museum press launch.

Atchley, also known as “Junior,” graduated from Marseilles High School in 1943. He then joined the Navy with a hobby inside the submarine provider. Unable to come to be a submarine, he joined the Navy’s Armed Guards.

While on tour, his ship became torpedoed by way of a Japanese submarine. Those on board survived the attack; however, the submarine surfaced and pressured the delivery’s occupants to board the sub’s deck.

The Japanese then tied the prisoners’ arms and made them run a “horrific gauntlet” earlier than pushing some overboard, consistent with the press launch. A US Navy aircraft flew overhead four hours into the torment, and the Japanese group went under the deck to submerge, leaving the American prisoners on deck to drown.

Some survived the ordeal, but Atchley did now not.

His own family turned into notified on July 22, 1944, he turned into taken into consideration lacking in movement and after an agonizing yr for his own family, they were informed he became no longer some of the survivors on July 27, 1945.

A container with an American flag become sent to the Atchley family, but, it becomes never opened through the own family until years later.

As Atchley by no means acquired a military funeral, and to honor their uncle, Robert Nelson and Jill Winkowski asked the Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum to touch the American Legion and host a flag folding ceremony. The nearby American Legion honored the sacrifice of Junior and the request of the Atchley circle of relatives with the aid of folding the 75-year-old flag, accomplishing a 21-gun salute and played “Taps.” The Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum was additionally “certainly humbled” by the donation of Seamen First Class Atchley’s Purple Heart and battle medals as well as pix, documents and the seventy five-year-vintage flag that can be regarded in the course of the next museum event.