Jim Taylor

Oquawka Fire Department Hopes To Create Fire Protection District

The Oquawka Fire Department is looking to create a Fire Protection District. The issue will be voted on next month. The department has relied on assessments and other voluntary contributions for 127 years, but operations have become more of a…

Crime Stoppers Seeks Information On Whereabouts Of Peacock

Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently seeking information on the location of the man dubbed “Mercer County’s best meth cook”.  23 year old Charles M. Peacock has a last known address of 2923 117th Avenue Milan. He is wanted on a…

Creekside Winery Owner: Mercer County Good Place To Do Business

Is Mercer County a good place to do business? John Mital—the owner of Creekside Vineyards & Winery in Preemption says yes.  He spoke to the Mercer County Board on Tuesday night. Creekside’s Preemption location has been in operation for three…

Mercer County Board Approves Cash Flow Management Plan

The Mercer County Board approves a cash flow management plan. The action taken last night and includes several conditions says County Board Chairman Joe Vann of New Boston. The county board also discussed attempts to increase cash flow by working…

New Boston Man Avoids Prison Time In Meth Case

A New Boston man placed on two-and-a-half years’ probation and sentenced to 180 days in the Mercer County Jail after pleading guilty to a Class 3 felony meth charge. 44 year old Travis Shoemaker’s fines and assessments will total $5,000—the…