Author: Jim Taylor

Ashby & Beauchamp Federal Child Porn Case Continued To Next Month

There’s been another continuance in the federal case against two men arrested on child porn charges in Mercer County. Pre-trial conferences for Aaron Beauchamp of Matherville and William Ashby of East Moline have been pushed back to May 3rd at…

Rockridge Hopes To Secure State Title In IHSA Music Sweepstakes This Week

Rockridge hoping to secure its third consecutive state title in the IHSA music sweepstakes.  The competition involves solo and ensemble, which was held last month and organization scheduled for later this week says the school’s band director Jessica Zabransky. Approximately…

Hutton Being Recommended For Sherrard Hoops Job

Brian Hutton is being recommended for the Sherrard varsity boys basketball job. The item is on Wednesday’s Unit 200 Board of Education agenda. Hutton won over 200 games in his first stint at Sherrard, before being dismissed by the board…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Iowa Man On Iowa Warrants

Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest an Iowa man on a couple of Iowa warrants. 42 year old Joseph Beverlin of Durant was taken into custody on Sunday for violation of probation regarding controlled substance and theft cases. He was also…

Zwilling Inducted Into Sherrard FFA Hall Of Fame This Week

The first inductee into the Sherrard FFA Hall of Fame is 2008 grad Clay Zwilling. He’ll be recognized Tuesday night during the annual Sherrard FFA banquet. Zwilling served as Illinois FFA President in 2008/2009. His schooling included Lake Land College…

Mercer County Historical Society Spring Open Meeting Monday Night

The general public invited to the spring open meeting of the Mercer County Historical Society. The meeting is Monday at 7 p.m. at the Essley-Noble Museum in Aledo. Historical Society member Ron Dillavou will offer a presentation called “The Hobby of…

Halpin & Swanson Spend Thursday At Sherrard High School

Two local state lawmakers spend a portion of their Easter break visiting a local school.  State Representative Dan Swanson visited the Sherrard Junior/Senior High School campus yesterday. Swanson was joined on the tour by State Rep. Mike Halpin. State Senator…