Author: Jim Taylor

WRMJ Interview: Nelson & Rockets Keep On Climbing

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge softball coach John Nelson last night following the Rockets 11-9 win over Sherrard. Rockridge is now 14 and 4 on the season and ranked number 2 in the latest Illinois Coaches Association…

Aledo Clean-Up Days Start Next Monday

The City of Aledo getting set for two weeks of clean-up days. The detail starts next Monday says Director of Public Works Justin Blaser. The city awarded Millenium Waste the clean-up days contract for $7,500.

Mercer County Owed $800,000 From State

The Mercer County School District is now owed $800,000 from the state of Illinois. Superintendent Scott Petire provided an update to the Unit 404 Board of Education this week. Petrie participated in a press conference Thursday attended by numerous superintendents…

Mercer County School Board Discusses ‘Athletic Cut Procedure’

Much discussion concerning an athletic cut procedure for the Mercer County School District. There was plenty of back and forth between the Unit 404 Board of Education last night and both junior high and high school coaches. Athletic Director Andrew…

Hutton To Return To Sherrard Sidelines

Brian Hutton will be back on the sidelines at Sherrard High School. He was hired as boys basketball coach by the Unit 200 Board of Education on a 4-3 vote last night. Hutton spent 14-years in his first stint at…

Former United Coach Lucas Joins Hofer’s Staff At Mercer County

The Mercer County School Board has hired a new assistant football coach. Fred Lucas will join Andrew Hofer’s staff for the 2017 season. Lucas resigned as United’s head football coach after last season. Prior to United, Lucas served as head…

30,000 Gallon LP Tank Hit By Lightning At Gold Star FS Plant

Aledo firefighters respond to the Gold Star FS plant after a 30,000 gallon propane tank is hit by lightning. Aledo Fire Chief Dennis Litwiler says thankfully, there were no injuries or major damage. A portion of Illinois Route 17 was closed…