Jim Taylor

High School Sports Sports Spotlight: Watznauer Coming Through For TRAC Baseball Champ Rockridge

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge baseball player Drake Watznauer this morning. The senior right fielder is hitting .434 this season with 26 RBI and three home runs. The Rockets are a perfect 10-and-0 in Three Rivers Conference West…

Contestants Sought For 2017 Mercer County Fair Queen Pageant

Contestants sought for this summer’s Mercer County Fair Queen Pageant. It’s pretty easy to enter says Pageant Director Joni Caldwell of Viola. The 2017 Mercer County Fair Queen Pageant is Tuesday, July 11th. Caldwell says there will be practices on…

Rock Island County Farm Bureau Foundation Awards $12,000 In College Scholarships; Four Rockridge Recipients

The Rock Island County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of eight, excellent recipients of its 2017 Scholarships. This award is given to outstanding high school students who have achieved a well-rounded high school career and understand…

Sheriff’s Department Investigating Home Invasion & Severe Beating Of Rural Joy Senior

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department investigating a home invasion in rural Joy that resulted in the severe beating of a senior citizen. The incident was reported Monday afternoon says Sheriff Dave Staley. The Mercer County Crime Stoppers numbers are 582-3500…

ACE Camp Continues To Deliver For Mercer County Ag In The Classroom

Another banner day for Mercer County Ag in the Classroom’s ACE Camp. Wendy Peters of Aledo and her sheep dogs wouldn’t miss it. She says there’s nothing like interacting with second graders from Apollo, New Boston and Winola Elementary Schools.…

Boucher: At Some Point Cash Reserves Won’t Be The Answer

At some point, all Illinois schools will be running out of cash reserves.  That’s if the state doesn’t reach some kind of compromise on a full fiscal year operating budget and education spending plan says Sherrard School District superintendent Alan…

Whiteman Will Serve As Rockridge Assistant Hoops Coach

Toby Whiteman will be back on the sidelines next winter coaching basketball at Rockridge, but it will be in a secondary role. Whiteman was hired as an assistant coach last night by the Rockridge Board of Education and will serve…