Marseilles Nursing Service

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Early in 1919, after World War I, Marseilles had a balance of $3,000 in the American Red Cross Fund. The Red Cross suggested that Marseilles either return the money or establish a nursing service for the community. The town formed a nursing service known as the Marseilles Red Cross and it was operated under the supervision of the American Red Cross until 1928.

At that time, it was decided to form an independent health organization called the Public Health Center. It was governed by a Board of Directors composed of local citizens, each serving a 3-year term, a practice that continues today.

The nurse was paid a salary of $150 per month and did all of her nursing by foot until the Commercial Club of Marseilles donated the first car. From 1919 to 1930, the Nursing Service rented office space on Main Street, until the employees of National Biscuit built the current office at 227 S. Main Street in 1930 during their free time at the plant.

The Marseilles Nursing Service has a long and notable history in the community. A few of the many health issues it has seen and helped the town through include the flu epidemic in 1919, the dysentery outbreak in 1928 and the scarlet fever and pneumonia outbreaks of 1936. In 1937, the Service joined the campaign to stop out small pox and diphtheria, then in 1952, assisted with the mass Polio program. During World War II, the nurses were involved in helping the wives and children of servicemen. Throughout the years the Nursing Service has had many roles, including that of the School’s nurse, and now, 101 years later, the Marseilles Nursing Service continues to provide health services to the community.

Because MNS is a non-profit service, funding is dependent upon community donations. As early as 1923, fund drives were organized for the nursing service. For over 50 years, the Rotary Club has held an annual door-to-door fundraiser. Every November, the Lions Club hosts a popular ‘Las Vegas Night’ and in spring, the American Legion sponsors a themed dinner. Everything we have has come from the volunteers and the donations made by the generous community of Marseilles.

Provided services: cooperating with doctors and other health agencies in the promotion of health programs, blood pressure monitoring and blood glucose screening, visiting nurse services, catering to the elderly and their needs, providing medical equipment and supplies such as hospital beds, canes, crutches, walkers, wheel chairs and more through our Medical Equipment Loan Program, provided supplies to residents during the 2013 flood and distributed over 2,000 cloth face masks, free, to the Marseilles community during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.

Heritage Woods of Ottawa

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At Heritage Woods, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life experiences and an active community full of choices.  In the privacy of your own apartment which has been conveniently designed for senior living, you can welcome visitors or spend quiet time relaxing.  A full array of amenities and helpful services will make your days fulfilled and comfortable for you and your family.  The emphasis is on maintaining your health, wellness, dignity and independence at Heritage Woods.  When you need a helping hand or personal attention to do the activities you may no longer be able to do safely on your own, our courteous and caring staff is always ready to assist you.  Heritage Woods is affordable for everyone, a financial assistance program is available to those who qualify, making Heritage Woods lifestyle affordable to all.

Heritage Woods encourages resident independence while preserving dignity and providing personalized services.  APARTMENT AVAILABLE

Don’t forget our 5th Annual Craft and Bake Sale, Saturday, October 27th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  we are also in need of vendors. Also, we will be having our 2nd Annual Festival of Wreaths on Sunday, December 9, 2012From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with all the proceeds going to the OSF St. Elizabeth Care-A-Van Program.  We are asking for Wreath donations as well-be creative and donate a wreath-requirements are wreaths be artificial 20 inches or larger-we will advertise on the radio as well as the Times Newspaper-don’t be an Ebenezer Scrooge-help make this year’s auction a huge success!


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CP’s is located inside the grand historic Illini State Park in Marseilles, IL.  Serving soft serve ice cream made your way! Hundreds of combinations made a hundred different ways.  Also, enjoy a wonderful family outing, camping and hiking. CP’s has a wide range of items available for your camping and hiking needs including ice, firewood, and bug spray.  Just to name a few. Hungry? We can be your one stop snack shop! Serving: Hot Dogs, burgers, pizza, and Tuesday Night Taco’s.  Opening Mother’s Day!  (All Mom’s Receive a Free Small Cone) Pre-summer hours: Weekdays 4-8 and Weekends 12-8   Summer Hours (starting May 26):  Weekdays 2-9 and Weekends 12-9 Check out our FB page and check into foursquare for great specials and deals!  New this year- CP’s Sundae Club!  Buy any 5 specialty sundae’s and get your 6th free! Ask us for details!

MTCO Communications

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MTCO Communications has grown from a telephone company into a diversified technology company offering phone systems, high-speed Internet and most recently venturing into the TV service world by launching its own digiMAX IPTV service the first quarter of 2011.

MTCO’s digiMAX  TV service offering includes over 70 HD channels, Whole-Home DVR, Pause Live TV, free HD service to the first TV and free installation .  The digiMAX SELECT package has a robust channel lineup compared to other providers, and other features include items such as Caller ID popup on your TV screen for all incoming calls.

As requested by many customers, combinations of services became available once digiMAX was launched, enabling TV, Internet and voice services to be bundled into double and triple play packages.

MTCO’s local technicians continue to advance the offerings, so be on the lookout the first of March for the new digiMAX myWeather channel giving Marseilles residents their own weather channel concentrated on delivering all local weather, all the time.  In the near future, Remote DVR, where you can set your DVR from any computer or smartphone, and Video-On-Demand will be available.

In keeping with its tradition of deploying the latest products and services, MTCO continues to convert its underground infrastructure to Fiber Optics to plan for the demanding bandwidth needs the future holds for our services.

MTCO expresses much gratitude to our loyal customers in this wonderful town that we live and work in, and look forward to serving many more customers with its digiMAX suite of services.   We are pleased to give Marseilles a local choice.  Questions?  Feel free to stop by our office on 244 Lincoln St. in Marseilles, call 815-795-5161, or e-mail to

OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

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Ottawa Regional Medical Center offers board certified physicians in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Family Medicine.  With convenient locations in both Marseilles and Ottawa, they offer comprehensive healthcare for the entire family including same day appointments for immediate care, convenient on-site laboratory and x-ray services, plus a comprehensive and affordable occupational health and wellness program to meet the needs of area employers.

The Marseilles office at 102 11th St. near Rutland/Town Line Road north of the city was recently awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification.  The facility features “green” elements that include light fixtures designed to conserve energy, windows for natural lighting and earth-friendly paint and carpeting.  The facility, open since May 2010, is the second building in LaSalle County to achieve LEED certification.

New to the Ottawa office at 1614 E. Norris Drive is the addition of Express Care, a walk-in clinic for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries such as cold or flu symptoms, sprains, strains, bug bites or infections.  The immediate care facility is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Following diagnosis and treatment, patients are given discharge instructions, along with any necessary paperwork, and encouraged to follow-up with their primary care physician. Express Care patients have the option to use an automated pharmacy to fill their prescriptions before they leave the building.

Dr. Michelle Waters, a pediatrician who sees patients in both locations, recently earned the distinction of becoming board-certified.  Dr. Waters joined the staff at Ottawa Regional last July following completion of her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of L.A. in Los Angeles, California.

In addition to Dr. Waters, Ottawa Regional Medical Center features 10 other compassionate and experienced physicians plus two mid-level providers who specialize in care for newborns to seniors and all ages in between.  As one of the largest primary care physician groups in LaSalle County, Ottawa Regional Medical Center gives patients the power to choose!

To schedule an appointment in Marseilles, call 815-795-5400.  For an appointment in Ottawa, call 815-433-1010.  For more information, please visit

Riverside Chiropractic Center

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Personal Training

Personal Training Packages are sold in four-week packages of 1, 2, or 3 sessions per week.  You can train one-on-one OR get some friends together and make a group up to 4 people for more fun at a lower rate!

Are there Classes?

We offer a wide array of classes to suit people from young to “experienced,” physically fit to “still working on it.”


Our HARD CORE Class meets Saturdays from 8:00 to 9:00 and works on developing a strong core through several disciplines of exercise.  Yoga, Pilates, and use of the stability ball work to improve core strength, balance and flexibility.  HARD CORE 2 meets Saturdays from 9:00 to 10:00 and brings in some more difficult moves than the original. ($28 per month)


Our LOW IMPACT Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  This class is great for those who need to be gentler on their joints.  It focuses on general muscle toning, balance, flexibility, and gradual improvement in aerobic capacity.

($63 per month)


Get the teenagers in your life moving with T.E.E.N. – a great mix of exercises with a variety of equipment to lose weight, tone up or just have something to do after school OTHER than homework. J

($42 per month)


If all this sounds great, but work gets in the way, LATE NIGHT SHAPE UP, and its earlier counterpart AFTERNOON SHAPE UP may work for you!  “Late Night” meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30, while “Afternoon” meets Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00.  Both are geared toward overall fitness to increase cardiovascular endurance, muscle tone, flexibility, and balance.

(LATE NIGHT – $91 per month)

(AFTERNOON  – $63 per month)


Don’t worry guys!  We didn’t forget about you!  Join us for EXTREMENESS Boot Camp.  An intense combination of lifts and exercises between cardio spurts to burn the maximum amount of calories!

January 2nd -12th Monday and Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00; Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:30  ($55 per month)

Who is the Trainer?

Abbey Musser, BS joined the Riverside Chiropractic Center family in early October 2011. Abbey completed her undergraduate studies at the University of St. Francis where she played basketball and completed Pre-Nursing requirements. She then transferred to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to fulfill a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (scientific study of human movement; addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological aspects) and graduated in May 2011.

How do I sign up?

You can call any of us at Riverside Chiropractic Center to sign up.  We’d be happy to help you take your first or next step to a Healthy Lifestyle!

815 357-6858      260 South Main Street, Seneca

Caselli Insurance & Real Estate

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In 1953, Caselli Insurance & Real Estate ( was established by John Caselli. John started this business with a vision to provide outstanding customer service at a reasonable price offering several different insurance companies to his clients. John built his business with dedication to his clients and the community. John was an insurance agent and real estate broker.
In 1979, John Caselli’s son, Scott Caselli joined the office.  Scott purchased the agency in 1985 and has carried through with the same core values as his father. Scott is actively a member of the Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Scott is also a member of the Marseilles Lions Club and The Monsiac Masons. Scott has been in the insurance industry for 32 years and has a wealth of knowledge to give to his insureds.
In 2004, Christy Carpenter, became a license insurance producer. Christy is also an active member in the Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce, Ottawa Chamber of Commerice, Onyx, and holds a seat on the Marseilles Elementary School Board. Christy is dedicated to her career and the community. Christy is our commercial insurance consultant. She will design an insurance plan to meet your business needs.
In 2006 Scott’s son, Anthony Caselli, became a licensed producer.  Anthony is in the office from time to time, consistently continuing his insurance education for the day he decides to come into the agency full time.
In 2007, Shannon Clark became part of the agency.  Shannon is our Customer Service Representative.
In 2008 Scott Caselli’s daughter, Lesley Caselli, joined the office as a licensed producer. Lesley is our personal insurance consultant. She will make sure you have an insurance plan designed for your personal needs.  She offers an arrary of automobile, homeowners, personal liability and life insurance products to meet your personal needs. Lesley is a member of the Illinois River Area Chamber of commerce, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Sigma Kappa Beta NU Chapter.
Why choose Caselli Insurance & Real Estate as your agency of choice?
At Caselli Insurance & Real Estate we are family that has stood time tested and a valuable resource for our clients. The agency offers all types of insurance including but not limited to auto, home, umbrella, life, business, and long term care insurance. We have been fortunate to be associated with great companies that are highly rated and respected. Some of these companies include Allstate, Hartford, Travelers, IMT, Progressive and Auto Owners Insurance.  We are an independent agency that works for you, not just one company. We listen to you, then, tailor a policy to fit yur individual needs.  Our agency is able to offer you a group discount for being a member of the chamber, so please give us a call for all your insurance needs. Scott, Christy, Lesley and Shannon are ready and eager to help you.
(815) 795-4028 Marseilles / (815) 433-6500 Ottawa /

OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

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Located at 1100 East Norris Drive in Ottawa, Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center provides residents of LaSalle County and surrounding communities a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care, emergency care, pre-natal and post-partum care, physical therapy, behavioral health services, home health and hospice care.

Nearby Ottawa Regional Medical Center offers board certified physicians in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Family Medicine.  With locations in both Ottawa and Marseilles, they offer comprehensive healthcare for the entire family including same day appointments for immediate care, convenient on-site laboratory and x-ray services, and provide a comprehensive and affordable occupational health and wellness program to meet the needs of area employers.  A new service of the Ottawa facility, Express Care, allows patients to walk-in, no appointment necessary, for treatment of acute, non-life threatening illnesses or minor injuries.

In addition to providing expert medical services, Ottawa Regional provides valuable community education on a variety of topics.  Several programs, classes and support groups are offered throughout the year, often on a monthly basis.  Ottawa Regional also offers informational and educational presentations for community groups, clubs, service organizations, businesses, churches, schools, and the general public. Available topics include: Disease Prevention, Mental Health, Nutrition, Personal Effectiveness, Physical Fitness, and Safety.

As one of the leading employers within LaSalle County, Ottawa Regional also boasts more than 750 employees and over 300 volunteers.  That number translates into participation in community-wide events including United Way fundraising, Relay for Life, Labor of Love, food drives such as Freezin’ for a Reezin’, and much more.  The Ottawa Regional family frequently demonstrates its ability to go above and beyond simply providing quality healthcare, close to home.

A Joint Commission accredited facility, Ottawa Regional is committed to being your source for regional healthcare in 2011 and beyond.  For more information, please visit or call 815-431-5498.