Jim Taylor

Sherrard’s Hammes Named Illinois Conservation Teacher Of The Year

The Illinois Conservation Teacher of the Year is Sherrard High School agriculture teacher Bill Hammes. He spoke with WRMJ at last week’s Mercer County Fair.   The Illinois Conservation Teacher of the Year Award is sponsored by the Association of…

Anderson Hosting Job Fair With McCombie; 50 Employers To Attend

Local State Senator Neil Anderson of Andalusia teaming up with State Representative Tony McCombie to host a free Job Fair later this month in Moline. It’s Wednesday July 31, from 9 a.m. to Noon at The Spotlight Theatre and Event…

Sherrard Tigers To Have Fourth Different Head Softball Coach In Four Seasons

Sherrard High School is again searching for a varsity softball coach. Rick Bertelsen has resigned after just one season. Sherrard superintendent Alan Boucher confirmed the resignation with WRMJ this morning. Bertelsen replaced his daughter, former United High School pitching standout…

Eight Apply For Aledo City Administrator Position

Eight candidates have applied for the Aledo city administrator job. No definitive timeline has been established on filling the position, but Mayor Chris Hagloch provided an update on the search earlier this month.   Police Chief Chris Sullivan has been…

Excessive Heat Warning Wednesday Afternoon Through Saturday Night

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WRMJ LISTENING FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY…   * Heat Index Values…100 to 105 today then ranging from 100 to 110 Thursday through Saturday.…

WRMJ Audio: United High School Grad & Alexis Native Simpson Running For Mercer County State’s Attorney

United High School grad and Alexis native Grace Simpson has announced her candidacy for Mercer County State’s Attorney. She will run on the Republican ticket during the 2020 election cycle. Simpson currently works as a felony prosecutor in the Henry…