Jim Taylor

Stolen UTV From Alexis Area Leads To Charges Against Monmouth Man

A Monmouth man is facing charges in multiple jurisdictions after crashing a car and stealing a Polaris Ranger UTV.  The car was also allegedly stolen from Galesburg, but then crashed in the Alexis area where the UTV was then stolen. …

$9,300 Raised During 2018 ‘Battle of the Bars’; Money To Benefit Keithsburg Veterans Memorial Park

The 2018 Mercer County “Battle of the Bars” raised $9,300 over the weekend.  Money from the Saturday event will go to the Keithsburg Veterans Memorial Park says organizer Nick Seefeld. Ten establishments participated in this year’s event with each location…

State Rep. Swanson Expressing Concern Over Mileage Tax Talk

Is a mileage tax a potential possibility in Illinois? That item gaining more attention now that a Democratic super-majority will be arriving in Springfield with the election of J.B Pritzker as Governor.  Local State Rep. Dan Swanson says he’s not…

Veterans Day Service Sunday At Mercer County VFW

The Mercer County Veterans Day service is set for Sunday morning at the VFW in Aledo. Due to the weather some changes have been made.  The VFW’s Nick Seefeld with the details. The special lunch at the VFW will run…

Over 100 Area Veterans Attend Mercer County All-School Veterans Day Program

Over 1,300 Mercer County School District students and 100-plus Mercer County area veterans packed the Mercer County High School gym for a special Veterans Day program today. The keynote speaker was Steve Speaker—a Westmer grad, the Mercer County head wrestling…

‘Battle of the Bars’ Raising Funds For Keithsburg Veterans Memorial Park

Money being raised this weekend for the Keithsburg Veterans Memorial Park.  It’s through Saturday’s “Battle of the Bars” event says organizer Nick Seefeld. This year, the “Battle of the Bars” features the Mercer County VFW Post, Ferg’s Public House, Eagles…