Jim Taylor

Ferg’s Public House To Replace La Belle Vie

There’s a new owner and new name for a downtown Aledo business.  La Belle Vie is closing Saturday, but 1987 Aledo grad Rick Ferguson will re-open the storefront under a new brand in late August—called Ferg’s Public House. Ferguson hopes…

Construction On Multi-Use Path Underway In Aledo

Construction on a new multi-use path underway in Aledo. The project will run from the driver’s license facility to the Walmart intersection says Director of Public Works Justin Blaser. Laverdiere Construction of Macomb has been awarded the $625,000 project—with 80-percent…

Sherrard FFA Participating In Cover Crop Farm Tour Next Month

The Sherrard FFA Chapter participating in a Cover Crop Farm Tour next month.  The event is part of a three-county tour sponsored by NRCS says Sherrard vocational agriculture teacher Bill Hammes. He says the Sherrard plot involves cereal rye. The…

Aledo Observing National Night Out August 1st

National Night Out being observed in Aledo. The event will be held next week says Aledo Police Chief Chris Sullivan. National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1st from 6-to-9 p.m. at Aledo Central Park.

Mercer County Farm Bureau Hosts Soybean Shopping Spree

Two local pharmacists battle it out over soybeans.  The Mercer County Farm Bureau hosted its Soybean Shopping Spree last night at Mercer Market and Farm Bureau manager Kendra Anderson says the contestants were Gary Wagner and Dave McKnight. Wagner was…