Jim Taylor

Final Decision On Aledo Beekeeping Ordinance Expected Next Month

The Aledo City Council hears opposition to a proposed ordinance banning beekeeping in town. No final action taken last night. The matter will likely be decided at the next meeting—July 3rd says Mayor Chris Hagloch. Six people spoke against the…

Remembering New Windsor, Viola and Winola High School Traditions

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with 1963 Winola High School graduate Jim Robinson this morning. He’s helping organize this weekend’s 86th Annual Alumni Reunion of the former New Windsor, Viola and Winola High Schools.  The event is Saturday night…

New Sherrard Library To Open By September

The new Sherrard Public Library should be open by September. The project is entering the home stretch says librarian Bobbi Jackson. Ground was broken on the $600,000 project last March.

WRMJ Interview: Mercer County’s Whitenack Details What ‘Intensive’ Wrestling Camp Means

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer Coutny junior wrestler Camden Whitenack this morning. Whitenack, along with teammates Seth and Steve Speaker recently attended an intensive ten-day wrestling camp in northern Iowa.  The camp ends with a 12-mile run.…

Bustos Delivers Library Of Congress Books To Sherrard Library

The Sherrard Public Library gets a visit from Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. And she brought books says Library Director Bobbi Jackson. Bustos also visited the construction site of the new library, which is set to open by September.

DeLoose Resigns As Sherrard Softball Coach

Mike DeLoose is stepping down as Sherrard High School softball coach. His resignation is on the Unit 200 Board of Education agenda next Wednesday night. DeLoose spent five years at Sherrard, finishing this past season at 13 and 12.