Jim Taylor

YMCA Campaign Set For Oct. 23

The Mercer County Family YMCA will begin its annual campaign later this month. The Y’s Sarah Brown says the community has been very generous in the past. If you’d like to contribute, you can contact the Y at 582-5101.

Mercer County Historical Society Fall Meeting Features WWI Presentation

The Mercer County Historical Society hosting its Fall Open Meeting Monday night. The program will involve Mercer County in World War I says the historical society’s Bill Bertrand. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Essley-Noble Museum in Aledo. …

Keithsburg Road Closed Due To Flooding

The Illinois Department of Transportation announcing that the Keithsburg Road (76th Street) is closed effective immediately because of flooding. The closure is at Pope Creek, about one-quarter mile north of Keithsburg. The river is expected to keep rising until Sunday,…

Mercer County FFA Chapter Receives $3,500 In Funding This Week

The Mercer County FFA Chapter brings in $3,500 this week. First up, the chapter participated in the Monsanto Fantasy Farming Challenge and won first place in the Yield Division and will receive a $1,000 check from Monsanto to be presented…

Two Mercer County Deputies Honored For DUI Enforcement

Two Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies recognized for taking drunk drivers off the road. Seth Nabb and Jacob Marlow were presented certificates from the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists this week for their DUI enforcement. Nabb has made 25 DUI arrests and…

50,000 Miles On The Campaign Trail For GOP Challenger Fawell In 17th District Congressional Race

Although he’s lost significant state and local Republican Party support, Bill Fawell continues to campaign for the 17th District Congressional seat.  He is challenging incumbent Cheri Bustos.  Among his ideas is the Volunteer Fire Department Act. Fawell says the plan…