Ott named general manager Posted in: News Heather Ott, a third-generation Elgin Courier staffer and fifth-generation Texan, has been named General Manager of the Elgin Courier, effective December 1. Her great-grandmother, Adelee Almquist, and grandmother, Marie Ott, both worked as full-service providers for the Courier. Marie Ott replaced Don Moore in September 2011 as publisher and retired in 2016. She took on many roles over her 30-plus-year career, including dark room pictures and hand inserting circulations. She saw the newspaper transform over the years as digital technology replaced old methods of production. Heather Ott began working at the Courier in November 2011 in the front office, doing the subscriptions and ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!