Jim Taylor

12 Acts Set For Mercer County Sing Off

12 acts have been announced for a Mercer County Sing Off this fall. The event is October 6th with proceeds benefiting the renovation project at the Mercer County High School auditorium. Mary Flint and Sue Hiscocks are helping organize the…

Joy Awarded $3-Million In Federal Funding For Water Project

The Village of Joy awarded $3-million in federal funding. Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos making the announcement today.  Joy will receive a $1.53-million loan from USDA Rural Development along with a $1.47-million grant. The money will be used to construct…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy Remains on Paid Leave While Task Force Completes Investigation Into June Officer Involved Shooting

A Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy remains on paid leave as the department awaits a final report from the Mercer/Henry County Major Crimes Task Force regarding an officer involved shooting. The shooting occurred June 12th during a drugs and weapons investigation…

Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction Brings In $47,500

                  A strong week for Mercer County Fair livestock exhibitors and a strong week for the Mercer County agri-business community.  Just over $47,500 was generated at the Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction…

Mercer County Red Cross Blood Draw Tuesday

Blood supplies continue to run low in the region and the next Mercer County American Red Cross Blood Draw is Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Mercer County VFW.  Laura McGuire is with Red Cross Illinois. Walk-ins…

4th Annual Legacy Ride Honors 12 Area Fallen Soldiers

The group Citizens4Soldiers hosted its 4th Annual Legacy Ride this weekend. The event began Saturday morning from the Mercer County VFW says organizer Ron Watson. Those honored Saturday were Robert Baldwin, Brandon Howlett, Jeffery Wells, Courtney Rush, B.J. Luxmore, Joshua…