Jim Taylor

Local State Rep. Swanson Ready For Fall Veto Session

Taxpayer funded abortions and sanctuary city legislation among the items to get attention during the fall veto session.  Local State Rep. Dan Swanson of Alpha is finishing up his first year in office. The fall veto session runs Tuesday through…

Aledo Officers Trained To Respond To Opioid Overdoses

The Aledo Police Department, like all departments in Illinois, becoming trained in dealing with opioid overdoses. Chief Chris Sullivan says it’s not a major issue in this area just yet, but his officers are now better prepared in combatting the…

IHSA Football Playoff Pairings Released

The playoff brackets were released for the 2017 IHSA Football Playoffs on Saturday night. Three local schools learned who they would be facing in the first round. Mercer County (5-4) will be traveling to the Sangamon Valley Conference champion Clifton (Central)…

Seaton Man Arrested In Criminal Sexual Abuse Investigation

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announcing an arrest stemming from a criminal sexual abuse investigation. 68 year old Gary Melton of Seaton was taken into custody yesterday. A sheriff’s department release says the arrest followed a complaint involving a child…

Golden Eagles and Rockets Win, Chargers and Tigers Fall in Week 9

Week Nine of high school football action got underway on Friday night. Mercer County was looking to become playoff eligable taking on Princeville, Rockridge and Orion battled in a match-up of state-ranked teams, and Sherrard was trying to end their…

Illinois FFA State Reporter Makes Area Visit

Illinois FFA State Reporter Ryan Reeverts checked in with Section 3 of Illinois FFA this week, which includes 13 area schools. He took time to speak with WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor.

Sherrard FFA To Feed Farmers In The Field This Weekend

The Sherrard FFA heading to the field this weekend to feed the harvesting farmer.  The chapter will be offering a bag lunch on Saturday that will include a pork-chop sandwich.  Sherrard FFA president Ann Weber says they’re hoping to serve…