Jim Taylor

Mercer County School District Community Forum Set For Tuesday

Stakeholders in the Mercer County School District participating in a Community Forum this week.  The session is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and the general public can submit written questions or comments before or during the meeting says Unit 404 school…

Boucher Pleased With Sherrard Community Forum Response

Sherrard School District superintendent Alan Boucher pleased with feedback the district received at a Community Forum over the weekend. The forum was Saturday at Sherrard High School.  Once the strategic goals are set, the school board will report back to…

Zoning First Step For Possible Mercer County Solar Farm Project

Plans for a solar farm project moving forward in Mercer County.  One of the first steps involves zoning says Mercer County Economic Development Committee Chairman Ron Fullerlove of Sherrard. Fullerlove says the project should provide economic gain for the landowner…

Mercer County’s Kirwan Serving On Nutrient Research & Education Council

With investments from Illinois farmers now totaling $10-million, the statewide Nutrient Research and Education Council reports its research has yielded a sizable number of tools to keep organic and inorganic nutrients in place on Illinois farm fields. The council collects…

Mercer County Hosting IHSA Scholastic Bowl Regional Monday

Mercer County High School will serve as host of Monday’s IHSA Class 1A scholastic bowl regional. Schools in the field include Stark County, Galva, Wethersfield, Annawan, Alwood, ROWVA and Henry-Senachwine. Matches start at 4:30 p.m. The winner moves on to…

Mercer County Relay For Life Kickoff Event Set For Friday

The Relay For Life of Mercer County is looking for another big year. The relay isn’t until June 24th, but a kickoff event is set for Friday at 6 p.m. at MiCasa Restaurant in downtown Aledo.  The American Cancer Society’s…

Sherrard School Board Hosting Community Discussion This Weekend

The Sherrard School Board hosting a community discussion this weekend. The four hour public session will take place Saturday at the Sherrard High School Library and feature 36 representatives of the community including teachers, students, parents and business owners. The…

ROWVA FFA Ushers In 24th Year Of Farm Toy Show

Although the internet has taken a bite out of farm toy shows, there’s still a good one in Western Illinois.  It’s hosted by the ROWVA FFA & Alumni.  The event—now in its 24th year, will feature between 60 and 70…

Local Producer Happy For Reprieve From EPA Rule

A local producer happy for a reprieve from the Waters of the U.S. rule or “WOTUS”.  President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to review and redo the regulation.  Chad Bell…