Author: Jim Taylor

Traffic Stop Leads To Cannabis & Weapons Charges Against Aledo Man

An Aledo man facing criminal charges following a traffic stop near New Boston over the weekend.  24 year old Bryan Patrick Lee Askew was taken into custody by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies on Sunday. He has been charged with Possession…

Results From Mercer County Sheriff’s Department Added St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Enforcement

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department conducted extra traffic enforcement during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The added patrols resulted in over a dozen citations for various traffic offenses including speeding, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and no valid driver’s license.…

WRMJ Interview: Ruggles & MERCO Pep Band Raise Roof At State

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County High School band director Rusty Ruggles on Friday. The Golden Eagles pep band was the featured band at Friday’s 3A/4A boys basketball state tournament in Peoria.  

WRMJ Interview: Flickinger Proud Of Rockridge’s FFA Tradition

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge junior Nathan Flickinger this week. He is a member of the school’s FFA chapter and a recent District 1 Proficiency Award winner, sending him to the state competition later this month.

New Boston Opens Fitness Center

New Boston residents now have access to a fitness center. Mayor Chris DeFrieze says the fitness center opened last month. The membership fee is $10 per month for individuals or $20 for families. Payment can be made at New Boston…

70 Employers At BHC Job Fair Later This Month

Black Hawk College hosting a job fair later this month. Around 70 employers will be available at the event on Wednesday, March 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Job Fair will be at BHC’s Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th…