Jim Taylor

Mercer County High School Hall of Fame Interviews Class of 2018

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with members of the 2018 Mercer County High School Hall of Fame class. Jon DeClerck–2003 Aledo grad and Texas Tech livestock judging coach: DeClerk’s agriculture teacher Mike Chausse: Zach Nelson–state champion wrestler and member…

Wethersfield Knocks Off Mercer County, Engle Wrestling for State Title

The Mercer County Golden Eagles had a chance to win the Lincoln Trail Conference championship outright in boys basketball Friday night, but Wethersfield spoiled Hall of Fame Night by getting the win 81-73. Mercer County 132 pounder Stone Engle advanced…

WRMJ Interview: Reliving One Of The IHSA’s Greatest Wrestling Stories As Told By Jack Nickels

During this IHSA state wrestling weekend, WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor went to the archives and brought back an interview he conducted a few years ago with Jack Nickels from Savanna. Nickels had to win a couple of challenge matches…

Staley Satisfied With Two Prison Sentences Handed Down In Mercer County Circuit Court This Week

Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley pleased to see two prison sentences handed down in Mercer County Circuit Court this week.  One case involved defendant Jesse Walsh of Sherrard, who was accused of running over Deputy Dennis Sabel. The other case…

Local Schools Worried About Governor’s Plan To Shift Pension Costs

Shifting much of the state’s pension burden to local schools is something that worries Sherrard superintendent Alan Boucher. Governor Bruce Rauner made that call yesterday in his budget address. Boucher says yes, schools are receiving new education funding dollars, but…

Aledo Man & Sherrard Man Die In U.S. 67 Crash

The identities have been released of the two drivers killed in a head-on collision on U.S. 67 in lower Rock Island County. The deceased are 35 year old Terrence T. McClay of Aledo and 35 year old Dennis A. Swinford…

Funds Being Raised To Help Pay For Fenton Park Pool Assessment

Funds being raised to help pay for an assessment for the Fenton Park Pool.  The Mercer County Family YMCA manages the pool for the Aledo Park District says the Y’s Erica Hajny. Without corrective action, the pool will not re-open…

Two Die, Four Seriously Hurt In U.S. 67 Head-On

A five vehicle crash on U.S. 67 in lower Rock Island County kills two people.  The accident occurred last night at 6:48 p.m. A preliminary report by the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department reveals that a northbound vehicle entered the…