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Harrison Named Head Baseball Coach At Mercer County High School

Jacob Harrison takes over as head baseball coach at Mercer County High School.  He was hired last night by the Unit 404 Board of Education. The 2011 Mercer County grad had been serving as an assistant under former Golden Eagle…

New Boston Man Fails To Surrender For Prison Transfer

A New Boston man is now wanted on escape charges after failing to report to the Mercer County Jail for transfer to the Illinois Department of Corrections.  46 year old Trevor Shoemaker was to surrender to local authorities Monday, but…

Three More Juveniles Arrested For Stolen Vehicle Incident In Matherville

Three more Davenport juveniles have been arrested in connection with the stealing of a vehicle from Matherville earlier this month. Another 16 year old from Davenport was also arrested last week. An investigation began Thursday, September 6th when the Mercer…

Preparing Plans For Button Building Roof Repairs More Costly Than Preparing Plans For Demolition

It will cost twice as much to prepare plans for repairing the Button Building roof as it will to prepare plans to demolish the building. City Administrator Erin Knackstedt details the numbers. Again, those are just costs for preparing the…

3D Mammography Technology Now Available At Genesis Medical Center Aledo

The latest in 3-dimensional mammography technology is now available at Genesis Medical Center- Aledo. The technology has shown to have benefits in accuracy of imaging and improved early detection of breast cancer. According to studies, the addition of 3D technology,…

Bustos To Visit Area Farm Wednesday

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos back in Mercer County this week. She will participate in a “Cheri on Shift” at the Bill Onken farm this afternoon—which includes his shop near Illinois City and farm ground near New Boston. Bustos plans…

Mercer County State’s Attorney Files ‘Stalking No Contact Order’ Petition Against Aledo Man

Mercer County State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee has filed a “petition for stalking no contact order” against an Aledo man.  The respondent in the case is 57 year old Jeffrey Butcher. Lee is taking issue with Butcher’s behavior in the aftermath…