Jim Taylor

WRMJ Audio: 1988 Aledo Grad Gets Audience With Mercer County FFA Chapter At National FFA Convention

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor visited with 1988 Aledo High School grad David Hollinrake this morning. Hollinrake is the president of Syngenta Seeds North America and met with the Mercer County FFA chapter last week at the National FFA Convention…

Aledo Man Charged In Viola Area Burglary

An Aledo man in custody following his weekend arrest on residential burglary charges. 19 year old Jeremiah Miller was taken into custody Sunday. A Mercer County Sheriff’s Department report indicates the arrest stems from a burglary that was reported on…

Free Flu Shots Available Monday In Aledo

As flu season gets underway, the Illinois Department of Public Health is giving tips on how to stay healthy during this time of the year. Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, says the flu kills…

Pet Cremation Business Opens In Mercer County

Western Illinois Pet Cremation is locally owned and operated by life-long Mercer County residents – Brian & Jill Henry of Viola and Randy & Chris Morrison of Joy. They felt there was a need for this service in our community…so…

Mercer County’s Hank Finishes Top 5 In National FFA Competition

Sheridan Hank, the daughter of Jeff and Trisha Hank of Aledo, and a member of the Mercer County FFA Chapter represented the state of Illinois in the Leadership Development Event (LDE) of Employment Skills at last week’s National FFA Convention…

Ameren Illinois Electric Supply Rates Drop

Lower bills are on the way for Ameren Illinois electric customers. The change comes due to a decrease in the price of wholesale electricity which is purchased for Ameren Illinois customers through a competitive procurement. Utility spokesman Marcelyn Love says…

Joy Man Arrested In Child Abuse Investigation

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announcing an arrest following a child abuse investigation. 38 year old Royal Willits II of Joy was taken into custody Thursday on domestic battery charges. The sheriff’s department press release indicates the Aledo Police Department…

WRMJ’s Bertelsen Hoping To Visit Reagan Library, But California Wildfire Alters Plans

WRMJ’s Mike Bertelsen in California this week and was hoping to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, but a wildfire altered those plans.   Bertelsen speaking with WRMJ Thursday morning. He is returning to Aledo next Tuesday. The library survived…