Jim Taylor

Funds Continue To Be Raised For Proposed Viola Dog Park

Funds continue to be raised for a proposed dog park in Viola.  JoAnn Heil is leading the effort. The Village of Viola is donating land for the project. It’s located near the Viola Cemetery. Heil says funds are being raised…

Orion and Rockridge Win, Mercer County and Sherrard Fall

Week Seven of the high school football season got underway on Friday nights as Mercer County hosted the West Central Heat for Homecoming, Rockridge traveled to Bureau Valley, Orion hosted the Morrison Mustangs, and Sherrard took on Erie-Prophetstown in a…

RMA Alumni Hoping For Memorial At Site Of Former School

A 1947 graduate of the Roosevelt Military Academy sad to hear that the two last standing buildings of the former school are coming down.  The Aledo City Council has retained an engineer to draw up demolition bid specs for Niles…

Out-Of-County Prisoner Count Strong At Mercer County Jail

The Mercer County Jail continues with a steady stream of out of county prisoners. Sheriff Dave Staley provided an update earlier this week. The county receives $65 per day per U.S. Marshals Service prisoner and $50 per day per Cook…

Mercer County Loses Valuable Resource In Braucht; Joy Woman Had Great Passion For Local History

The Mercer County community losing a valuable resource.  Stephanie Braucht of Joy died Wednesday. Her passion was researching local history and she was a frequent guest on WRMJ airwaves. The last story she told us was the day the Chicago…