Jim Taylor

Rogalski: GMC Aledo Community Needs Assessment Brings Attention To Local Cancer Mortality Rates

Genesis Medical Center Aledo finishing up a Community Needs Assessment.  One of the concerns is local cancer mortality rates says GMC Aledo administrator Ted Rogalski. Rogalski making his comments during Monday’s Relay for Life of Mercer County Radiothon.

Aledo Clean-Up Days Begin Monday

Aledo clean-up days begin Monday. It begins on the north side of town this week and ends on the south side of Aledo next week says Director of Public Works Justin Blaser. The city offers e-cycle pick-up the first and…

Talking High School Sports on the Radio: Two Great Online Resources

The latest segment of Jim & Brian Talking High School Sports on the Radio involves discussion of two great on-line resources.  The Illinois Oral History Project details such subjects as Title IX in Illinois and school district reorganization throughout the…

Aledo Main Street Unveils ‘FRIENDRAISER’ Effort

Looking for different faces to volunteer at community events. That’s the goal of a new effort by Dana Murphy and Aledo Main Street called “FRIENDRAISER”. Main Street will awarding three scholarships to graduating Mercer County seniors later this spring.

All Mercer County Jr. High & High School Students To Get Chromebooks Next School Year; District Hires Math & Reading Coaches

Beginning next school year all junior high and high school students in the Mercer County School District will be getting Chromebooks. Unit 404 superintendent Scott Petrie says the technology fee will likely be $40 for high school students and $20…

Mercer County School Board Rehires All Winter Head Coaches

The Mercer County School Board has rehired all winter head coaches. The action taken last night and includes Steve Speaker–wrestling; Kate Engwall–girls basketball and Mike Jones–boys basketball.  Jones spoke about his first season a few weeks ago on the WRMJ…

Mercer County Republicans Elect New Chair; Mercer County Democrats Keep Same Leadership Structure

The Mercer County Republican Party has elected a new chairman. It’s Linda Sarabasa. She replaces Jay Doherty. Mike Frye will serve as vice chairman of the party, Greg Larson treasurer, and Barb Chiles is the new secretary of the Mercer…

Wrestling/Weight Room On Drawing Board For Sherrard High School

A new wrestling/weight room on the drawing board for Sherrard High School.  The Unit 200 Board of Education is re-bidding the project says Superintendent Alan Boucher because the weight room is being expanded from 1,030 square feet to 1,555 square…

Training On Opioid Issue Offered In Mercer County Next Month

A local training session on the national and state opioid epidemic will be held next month at the Aledo Fire Station. Jen Hamerlinck with the Mercer County Health Department is helping promote the effort. The health department is partnering with…