Jim Taylor

WRMJ High School Sports Spotlight: Mercer County’s Hillyer Still Plans To Play Golf When She’s An ‘Old Lady;’ But Also Wants To Play At State

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County junior golfer Mia Hillyer this morning. Hillyer didn’t begin playing the game until her freshman year, but has made steady progress each year and continues to improve on the course.

WRMJ Audio: Local Schools Dealing With Teaching Shortage; Finding Bus Drivers & Subs Also Remains Big Challenge

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Sherrard School District superintendent Alan Boucher this afternoon. The two talked about the struggle in filling open teaching positions as well as finding bus drivers and substitute teachers. Many area rural schools are…

Suspect Who Shot & Killed Sherrard Grad At QC Gas Station Has Died From Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Bettendorf police have identified a northern Illinois man as the suspect who shot and killed a Sherrard High School grad working at a Quad City convenience store last month. 28 year old Brittany Wilson was gunned down during a robbery…

Local Seminar Looks At Passing On The Farm

Succession planning on the farm the topic of a special program in lower Rock Island County. One of the presenters Tuesday at Milan’s Camden Center was Roseville native Michael Downey, now with Farm Financial Strategies in Lisbon, Iowa.   The…

Market Analyst Talks Futures Vs. Basis With Mercer County Farmers

The cash market should give local producers some opportunity heading toward harvest. It’s all about basis says AgriVisor’s Karl Setzer.   Setzer spoke with local farmers at a Mercer County Farm Bureau breakfast Tuesday morning.

Sherrard Man Sentenced Oct. 7 In Federal Weapons Case

A new sentencing date has been scheduled for a Sherrard man on federal weapons charges. 30 year old Donovan C. Smith will now be sentenced October 7 at U.S. District Court in Peoria. The date was set yesterday. Smith pleaded…

Viola Still Working On ‘Crossroads’ Plan

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Viola Mayor Kirk Doonan this afternoon regarding the latest update on the “Viola Crossroads” project at the intersection Illinois Route 17 and U.S. Route 67.

Extended Media Coverage Allowed In Haley Case

Cameras and microphones will be allowed in the courtroom to cover a Viola man’s case in Mercer County Circuit Court. Today, Judge Peter Church denied a defense motion objecting to extended media coverage for 44 year old James Eric Haley.…