Jim Taylor

Community Meetings Begin In Rockridge School District This Week

The first of six community meetings in the Rockridge School District set for this week. Unit 300 Superintendent Perry Miller says the forums are part of a visioning process. The first meeting is this Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.…

High School Sports Spotlight: It’s Jake, From Mercer County

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County sophomore baseball player Jake Reusch on Tuesday night. The pitcher/outfielder has recorded 20 strikeouts in two outings and at the plate, Reusch has seven hits and 10 RBI through seven games.…

Legislation Filed Changing Regulations For Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Legislation has been introduced in Springfield aimed at making changes to the regulations governing Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or “CAFOs”. The sponsor is Peoria State Senator Dave Koehler. He says the package of bills aren’t aimed at necessarily stopping them,…

Latest Downtown Aledo Street Project Underway

The latest downtown Aledo infrastructure project is now underway. Director of Public Works Justin Blaser says the work should be completed by May 12th. Centennial Contractors of the Quad Cities have been awarded the $427,000 contract for the project, which…

Rockridge Choir & Band Making Appearances At Circa 21 & Adler Theater

The Rockridge music program taking its show on the road over the next few weeks. They’ll be performing with professionals at Circa 21 and the Adler Theater says vocal director Curt Fischer-Oelschlaeger. Fischer-Oelschlaeger also conducts the Quad City Singers.

Local Farm Machinery Auction Brings Strong Interest

The demand for farm machinery remains strong on the secondary market. Local auctioneer Dale Jones had nearly 600 registered bidders on-site last Saturday at a consignment auction that featured a large number of ag implements. And the weather conditions were…