Jim Taylor

WRMJ Interview: Sherrard Grad Caldwell Set To Take Her R.I. County Fair Queen Crown To State Pageant

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor visited with 2017 Sherrard High School grad McKara Caldwell this morning. She won the Rock Island County Fair Queen title last summer and will be among the contestants competing at the Miss Illinois County Fair…

High School Sports Spotlight: Sherrard’s Hanson Appreciating Final Year In Wrestling Room

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Sherrard senior wrestler Jacob Hanson this morning. Hanson is having a strong season and among his top finishes was winning his weight class at the Jim Boyd Invitational at Riverdale High School earlier…

County Board Chairman: Courthouse Needs Time Clock

Do county employees at the Mercer County Courthouse need a time-clock.  County Board Chairman Carlos Sarabasa says yes.  He says there should also probably be a video camera at the time-clock. Sarabasa brought up the issue at this month’s county…

Mercer County Reports Two Meth Arrests This Week

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announcing two methamphetamine arrests this week. 41 year old Frank Wheeler of Seaton was taken into custody Tuesday following a suspicious vehicle complaint. He is being held in the Mercer County Jail. And 25 year…

Swanson & Weaver Sowrn In To New Terms This Week

Mercer County’s two voices in the Illinois General Assembly sworn in for another term.  In the State Senate, it’s Chuck Weaver. And in the statehouse, Mercer County is represented by Dan Swanson, who began his new term yesterday. Governor elect…

Mercer Academic Foundation Continues To Seek Support

Promotion continues of an academic foundation benefiting the Mercer County School District. It’s called the “Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation” says board member and retired teacher Mary Flint. Retired teacher Nancy Watkins is also a member of the…