Jim Taylor

1974: The First “Big” Local Playoff Game–Sherrard vs. Alexis

This Saturday, Sherrard High School will honor the 1974 football team.  1974 marked the first ever year of the IHSA high school football playoffs and Sherrard lost to Alexis that year in the 2A semifinals, 10-to-9 in double overtime.  WRMJ…

WIU Teaching Corps Program Benefits From Looser-Flake Foundation

The Looser-Flake Foundation partnering with Western Illinois University for a new teaching corps program. The initiative aims to help rural school districts, who are facing teaching shortages says the foundation’s Kelly Thompson. The Looser-Flake Foundation was started through a generous…

Ameren Illinois Reminding About 811

Call before you dig. It’s the law. Ameren Illinois and a large collation of other groups want farmers and all landowners to dial 811 before doing something as simple as driving a stake into the ground. Gina Meehan Taylor with…

Button Building Roof To Receive Attention From City

As the City of Aledo hopes for a permanent tenant for the Button Building or a new owner, they plan to repair the roof in the interim. Mayor Chris Hagloch says a downtown consultant will be involved in the process.…

Illinois Waterfowl Outfitter Pleads Guilty To Unlawful Guided Hunt

Rick A. Hamm, 58, of Chillicothe, IL, owner of “Show Me Your Snows,” a waterfowl outfitting service, pleaded guilty today in federal court to unlawful sale of wildlife, in violation of the Lacey Act. Hamm admitted that in December 2015,…

Elevator Status Remains Key Question For Mercer County Courthouse

The new administrator is on the job for Mercer County and one of Ron Fullerlove’s first tasks is evaluating the Mercer County Courthouse and specifically issues related to an old elevator.   No definitive timetable has been established for resolving…

Mercer County, Orion, Rockridge Victorious; Tigers Fall in Week 2

The Mercer County Golden Eagles bounced back following a disappointing Week 1 performance to beat Elmwood-Brimfield 42-20 at George Pratt Memorial Field Friday night. Rockridge won another nail-biter this week over Monmouth-Roseville 33-32 in overtime. Orion scored a late touchdown…

Visit Dozens of Schools Sept. 26 at College Night at BHC

Black Hawk College will host the 48th Annual College Night from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, in the gym in Building 3. In one evening, students can visit with representatives from…