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Mercer County Mental Health Action Program Getting Referrals

It was back in August when a $560,000 federal grant was announced to create a Mental Health Action Program in Mercer County. Clients began receiving services in October says Jen Hamerlinck with the Mercer County Health Department. As of earlier…

Swanson Sponsors Honor & Remember Flag Legislation

Local State Rep. Dan Swanson sponsoring legislation establishing the Honor and Remember Flag as the official flag in Illinois for honoring all fallen servicemen and serivicewomen. Other states are moving forward with similar legislation. Swanson testified  in the House Veteran’s…

Mercer County TRIAD Hosting Cyber Security Program For Area Seniors

The Mercer County TRIAD program hosting a presentation next month on high tech crimes and fraud against seniors.  The speaker will be special investigator Hale Guyer. The presentation will be April 13th at 11 a.m. at the Mercer County Senior…

Engwall Likes LTC Expansion

Knoxville and Abingdon-Avon will be joining the Lincoln Trail Conference. The move is effective with the 2021/2022 school year. Mercer County head girls basketball coach Kate Engwall says both schools will be good for the LTC. As of now, the…

Sullivan Continues To Serve As Interim City Administrator; Spring Clean-Up Days April 29-May 3

Aledo Police Chief Chris Sullivan will continue to serve as interim city administrator. Mayor Chris Hagloch tells WRMJ that there is no definitive timeline to find a permanent replacement for the position. Sullivan has been serving as interim city administrator…

QC Man Arrested On Meth Charges In Mercer County

A Quad Cities man arrested on meth charges in Mercer County. Justin Wright of Davenport was taken into custody Saturday, according to a press release from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested for possession of 15-to-100 grams of…

Red Cross Blood Draw Tuesday At Mercer County VFW

Blood supplies are running low and local donors are needed for the latest Mercer County American Red Cross Draw. Mary Flint is helping organize the effort. Again, the blood draw is Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the…