Jim Taylor

WRMJ Audio: $4-Million Capital Campaign Announced For Mercer County YMCA; Significant Expansion Planned

The Mercer County YMCA unveils a $4-million capital campaign for a significant expansion project.  The announcement last night with $2.7 million in pledges already secured. Ground breaking is set for the spring with the project taking 12-to-14 months to complete.…

Mercer County Unemployment Rate 4.1 Percent

The Mercer County unemployment rate now at 4.1 percent. The number is for July and represents a four-point improvement from the same period a year ago. Unemployment is also down from year over year levels in Henry, Henderson, Knox, Rock…

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Mercer County School District

A lawsuit filed against the Mercer County School District over the suicide death of a student has been dismissed. Judge Peter Church entered the three-page ruling today in Mercer County Circuit Court with prejudice. The four-count suit was filed by…

Unit 404 School Board Takes Action On School Resource Officer For Mercer County Junior High

The Mercer County School Board talks school resource officer at Mercer County Junior High in Joy. The district has been involved in discussions with the Mercer County Board and took action Wednesday night says Unit 404 superintendent Scott Petrie.  …

Aledo Hosting Meeting On Multi-Use Path Extension Next Week

The City of Aledo hosting an informational meeting next week concerning the proposed extension of a multi-use path. The extension will run from SE 3rd Street to SE 6th Street along SE 8th Avenue and then along SE 6th Street…

New Boston Fish & Chicken Fry Celebrates 98th Year This Weekend

The New Boston Fish & Chicken Fry marks its 98th year this weekend. It’s been a great tradition says Mayor Chris DeFrieze.   The event begins Friday evening and runs through Sunday afternoon. A parade takes places at 10 a.m.…