Jim Taylor

Aledo City Council Approves Five Year Capital Improvement Program

The Aledo City Council approves a five-year capital improvement program. The action taken Monday night says Finance Director Sarah Bohnsack. The plan includes $200,000 set aside each year in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 for land acquisition, demolition, and blight…

High School Sports Spotlight: Hanson’s Sherrard Wrestling Room Partner Setting Him Up For Nice Season

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Sherrard senior wrestler Karsyn Hanson this morning. The 220-pounder is off to a solid start and says much of his success can be attributed to his workout partner in the Tiger wrestling room.

Aledo Sexual Harassment Policy Now In Line With State Mandate

The Aledo City Council approves an amendment to the city’s employee handbook—prohibiting sexual harassment. The update makes the city’s policy uniform with a new state mandate says City Administrator Erin Knackstedt. Part of the state mandate will require annual sexual…

Terry’s Sex Assault Bench Trial Continued To January

An Aledo man’s stipulated bench trial in a criminal sexual assault case has been continued to next month. The delay announced today in Mercer County Circuit Court for 20 year old Gunner Terry. He faces five Class X felonies stemming…

Three Arrested On Meth Charges In Mercer County

Three more methamphetamine arrests in Mercer County.  This time in Matherville. Justin Weston of Sherrard, James Dugan of Kewanee and Amber Welch of Matherville were taken into custody on Sunday.  Their arrests followed Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies observing suspicious activities. …

Mercer County American Red Cross Blood Draw Tuesday

Blood supplies running low this time of year and Mercer County area residents can help out this week. Joe Zydlow is with the American Red Cross. The monthly Mercer County American Red Cross Blood Drive is Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.…

Sexual Harassment Policy On Monday’s Aledo City Council Agenda

The Aledo City Council meets in regular session Monday night and is scheduled to adopt a policy prohibiting sexual harassment. The ordinance is part of an employee handbook amendment. Aldermen are also expected to act on a five year capital…