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Teacher Feature: Wendy Sheridan

March 9, 2017 2:04pm | Mallory Pitstick

From living all over the country to being one of Ottawa High School’s most beloved teachers, Wendy Sheridan is making her mark on the Ottawa community. Sheridan began her schooling at Smith College in Massachusetts as a music major and transferred to the University of […]

OHS Look-Alikes

March 8, 2017 2:24pm | Dixie Smith

English teacher Lisa Kerestes and Titanic star Kate Winslet share eerily similar traits; from their hair to their smiles, the two could be twins.  Kerestes is often asked to reenact the famous “King of the World” scene; if future directors decided to remaster the classic, […]

Bestest of Budz

March 8, 2017 1:57pm | Shannon Bute

Mr. Budzowski’s senior homeroom took their yearbook photo to the next level by sporting matching class t-shirts. The shirts say “Best Budz,” which is fitting for such a tight-knit homeroom. “Our homeroom has always like been a family,” senior Indira Reinert said. Mr. Budzowski designed […]

Teacher Feature: Marissa Maloney

February 3, 2017 2:38pm | Kaylee King

Ever wonder what that delicious smell coming from the 100 floor is? Look no further. It is most likely Marissa Maloney’s class whipping up a tasty treat or dish. Maloney teaches Foods and Culinary Arts and has been doing a great job at teaching her […]

OHS Look-Alikes

January 24, 2017 2:27pm | Dixie Smith

Over the years Art teacher Tony Alvarado has been compared to many people, but his closest resemblance is to the Canadian actor and game show host Howie Mandel. Aside from their drastically different hairstyles, their humor, expressions and creativity are often compared as well as […]


January 4, 2017 2:36pm | Dixie Smith

Coincidence? I think not! Senior Richard Wilson (right) and English teacher Peter Marx (left) exhibit eerie similarities. From their height to their hairstyles, Marx and Wilson their senior year of high school look nearly identical. Wilson says, “I bet, if we were to count our […]

A Wheelie Good Game

January 3, 2017 2:46pm | Ashley Passwater

Have you ever wanted to see your teachers get defeated in a basketball game? On Nov. 10 fans gathered in Kingman Gym to see senior Thomas Duffy play the Ottawa faculty in a basketball game. Duffy’s wheelchair basketball team, the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) […]

Staff Feature: Kim Hiland

December 13, 2016 2:35pm | Kaylee King

Ever have a problem and you aren’t sure what to do? Social Kim Hiland can help find a solution. She is the OHS social worker located in Room 602 and is happy to help. Not only does she work at OHS, but she was also […]

Follow, Like and Retweet

December 12, 2016 4:36am | Lexi Fahrion

“‘To inspire, promote, and communicate the OTHS experiences that have a positive impact on learning and the community.’ That is our official mission,” said Pam Cronkright, co-founder of the newest addition to OHS, Pirate Nation. Many OHS students may remember a time last year when […]

Retired Teachers: Where Are They Now?

December 12, 2016 4:14am | Shannon Bute

Although retiring means leaving the career someone once devoted all of his or her time to, it can be quite a positive change in one’s life. For retired Parenting teacher Dawn Wood and German teacher Heather Reardon, the transition was a smooth journey that taught […]