Jim Taylor

Craft & Farmers’ Market Coming To New Boston

New Boston hosting a monthly Craft and Farmers’ Market this spring through fall. The promoter is Ralyn Schraceo. The first market is Saturday, May 25th followed by June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th, September 28th and October 26th–all from 10…

Swanson Keeping Light On Lyme Disease Fight

Local State Representative Dan Swanson continues to bring attention to Lyme Disease. He presented House Resolution 296 this week in Springfield. Swanson making his comments on the Illinois House floor on Wednesday.    

Koresko Named Principal At Mercer County Intermediate School

The Mercer County School District will have a new building principal next school year. Ryan Koresko will be in charge of Mercer County Intermediate School. He is replacing Garrett Lefferson, who is resigning at the end of the school year.…

Sedam Named Mercer County Boys Basketball Coach; Strachan Joins Golden Eagles Girls Basketball Staff

Mercer County Jr. High principal and Westmer grad Tim Sedam has been hired as Mercer County High School varsity boys basketball coach. Prior to coming to Mercer County, Sedam served as an assistant coach and athletic director at Orion High…

WRMJ Interview: 8-Man Football Not A Fad In Illinois; Here To Stay

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with John Lalor on Wednesday. He is the president of the Illinois 8-Man Football Association and also head coach and athletic director at Alden-Hebron High School in northern Illinois. 15 schools will have…

Bowns Appointed To Mercer County School Board

The Mercer County School Board getting a new member. Mike Bowns has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the board. He will be officially seated at tonight’s Unit 404 Board of Education meeting. Bowns serves as administrator for Genesis…

‘Rhubarb Tree’ Coming Down At Aledo Central Park

They call it the Rhubarb Tree and it’s coming down at Aledo Central Park says Mayor Chris Hagloch. The Aledo Rotary Club with the help of the Mercer County FFA Chapter did plant two new maple trees at Aledo Central…

Car Lands In Flooded Waters Near Keithsburg; Driver Rescued By Boat

A driver able to escape serious injury after the car they were driving lands in a flooded area near the Pope Creek bridge just north of Keithsburg. A Mercer County Sheriff’s Department report indicates the accident occurred Monday on 76th…