Jim Taylor

WRMJ Audio: Mercer County Hosting All-Sports Camp For Girls This Summer

Mercer County High School girls varsity coaches joining forces this summer to offer an all-sports camp involving basketball, softball, volleyball and track for girls entering 3rd through 6th grade. The camp is June 26-28 at the Mercer Intermediate School.  WRMJ…

Crime Stoppers Seeks Info On Theft Of Trailer Near Joy

Mercer County Crime Stoppers seeking information on the theft of a trailer. The trailer was reported stolen today. It was last seen on a property near Joy. If you have information on this crime, you are asked to contact Crime…

Sherrard School Buses Running On Hard Surface Roads Only

The winter thaw impacting the condition of gravel roads throughout the Sherrard School District and because of that buses will only be running on hard surface roads in the interim. Parents have been notified of the plan says Superintendent Alan…

Swanson Opposes Pritzker Graduated Income Tax Plan

Republican lawmakers in the Illinois House, including local State Rep. Dan Swanson are signing on to legislation opposing a graduated income tax in the state. In his first budget address, new Governor J.B. Pritzker said, “a fair tax system will…

Concern Grows Over Mississippi River Flooding This Spring

Flood risk this spring called a significant concern along the Mississippi River.  Comparisons are being drawn to 1965 and 1993 major flood events, but National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Pierce says 1965 seems more fitting because snow melt was the…

High School Sports Spotlight: High School Musical’s Troy Bolton (Mercer County’s Jake Reusch)

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Mercer County High School senior Jake Reusch this morning. He is playing the male lead in the Mercer County High School production of “High School Musical”.  Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights…

Rick Bertelsen Era Begins With Win For Sherrard Softball

The Sherrard Tigers opened up the 2019 softball season with a 21-8 win over Monmouth-Roseville Tuesday night at the TBK Sports Complex in Bettendorf. Freshman Bella Dean had a three-run home run in the Tiger victory, which was the head…

Local Farm Bureau Effort Continues To Aid Local Foodbank

Another successful Bushels for Hunger campaign.  The joint effort between the Mercer, Rock Island, Henry and Whiteside County Farm Bureaus netted just under $24,000 this year for the River Bend Foodbank in Davenport.  A check presentation was held yesterday.  Jeff…

WRMJ Audio: Survey Shows Illinois Teacher Shortage Continues To Grow

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor visited with Mark Jontry this morning. He is the president of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools. SPRINGFIELD – Four years after its debut, a new statewide study from regional school superintendents finds Illinois’…

Aledo Man To Remain Committed Under Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act

A former Aledo man will remain committed under Illinois’ Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act. 44 year old Richard Stallings’ case will be reviewed again in another year while he receives treatment at an Illinois Department of Human Services secure facility,…