Jim Taylor

715 Farms; 251,998 Acres; $178-Million Crop Value In Mercer County

Mercer County has 715 farms.  That’s down 70 from 2007, but those farms make up 251,998 acres and have a crop value of $178-million. The Mercer County livestock industry equates to a $30-million value.  John Longley—a Mercer County farmer and…

Aledo Will Continue Support Of Mercer County Booster Club Bear Country Event

The City of Aledo will continue supporting the Mercer County Athletic Boosters biggest fundraiser. It’s the Bear Country Wrestling Tournament and the city will offer a $1,500 contribution to help pay for trophies says booster club president Chris Whitenack. The…

High School Sports Spotlight: Celebrating Stone & Steve-O

WRMJ’s John Hoscheidt caught up with Mercer County High School wrestling state medalists Stone Engle and Steve Speaker last night as the two were recognized at a Junior High wrestling meet. Stone Engle: Steve Speaker:

Aledo Budgets $425,000 For More Downtown Street & Sidewalk Work

More downtown street and sidewalk work on the way. The Aledo City Council approved final plans for phase 3 last night says Public Works Director Justin Blaser. The city has budgeted $425,000 for the project, which will be funded through…

Mercer County Crime Stoppers Seeking Info On Wanted New Boston Man

Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently seeking information regarding the location of a wanted person. 31 year old Joshua Dale Session with a last known address of 715 Oak Street New Boston, is currently wanted out of Mercer County on numerous…

WRMJ Interview: The Stage Has Been Good To Rockridge Senior Mueller

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge senior Maddie Mueller this morning. She is playing Wilbur in the Rockridge Theater Department production of Charlotte’s Web. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at the Rockridge High School…

Day Receives Principal Honor

Mercer County High School principal Stacey Day earns recognition from a peer group.  Unit 404 superintendent Scott Petrie says it’s a nice honor for the district. The Blackhawk Region of the Illinois Principals Association includes Rock Island, Mercer, Henry and…