Jim Taylor

Anderson Leaving Mercer County Farm Bureau For Midwest Dairy Association

Mercer County Farm Bureau manager Kendra Anderson is stepping down. She has accepted a position with the Midwest Dairy Association. Anderson, a Lena-Winslow High School and Iowa State University grad has been with the Mercer County Farm Bureau since 2011.…

Aledo TIF Committee Recommends Hiring TIF Consultant; New Tenant Possible For Industrial Park

The Aledo City Council’s TIF committee recommending hiring a TIF consultant. The committee also discussed the potential of a new tenant for the Aledo Industrial Park says Mayor Chris Hagloch. Hagloch is hoping a deal can be finalized within the…

Youth Motivational Speaker Coming To Mercer & Rockridge School Districts Later This Month

A youth motivational speaker coming to the Mercer County and Rockridge School Districts later this month.  His name is Reggie Dabbs says New Boston Elementary School Principal Marcus Bush, who helped organize his appearance. Dabbs will be in the Mercer…

U-Of-I Doctoral Student Seeks Input From Local Farmers On Facebook Use

A University of Illinois doctoral student investigating why those in the farming community use Facebook and how the social media platform helps them with their occupation. Jarai Carter is an Informatics student. She is specifically interested in the opinions of…

WRMJ Interview: Mercer County Senior Dowd Dances Her Way To Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor visited with Mercer County High School senior Natalie Dowd this morning. She heads out next week for the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant after being crowned Mercer County Fair Queen last summer.

Bustos Named To House Appropriations Committee

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos will soon have a say in how the federal government spends money. Leaders named Bustos to the House Appropriations Committee Thursday. That’s the panel that sets federal spending for a number of pieces of the…

Winter Weather Advisory Issued For WRMJ Listening Area

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY FOR THE WRMJ LISTENING AREA… * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches expected, with the highest…