John Hoscheidt

Rock Island County Fair Coverage This Week

Listen to WRMJ each afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. beginning on Tuesday for reports from the Rock Island County Fair. On Saturday morning WRMJ will air the 4-H Youth Livestock auction beginning at 9 a.m. Keep your dial set…

Fred Rooth Dies, Never Returned Home

Fred Rooth, the former Mercer County Board member that was severely beaten during a home invasion in May of 2017, has died. Rooth passed away on Tuesday, July 3, at Genesis Senior Living, Aledo. While he recovered from his injuries,…

Frog Race Back For 28th Year

The Dr. Charles Ford Frog Race is back for its 28th year on the 4th of July. An Aledo tradition, Exchange Club member Doyce Hiscocks explains what the event is about. Hiscocks also talks about what this event does for…

Business Spotlight – Keith Frieden Excavating

Today, on our final Business Spotlight for the summer, John Hoscheidt will talk with Josh Frieden, manager of Keith Frieden Excavating in New Boston. They will talk about how the business was founded, the additions of equipment and services over…

Business Spotlight – The Kiddoo Company

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Barb Kiddoo of The Kiddoo Company in Joy. They will talk about the growth of the company as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, the financial services side of the business, their crop insurance business,…

Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction To Celebrate 25 Years

The Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction celebrating 25 years. Mike Peterson serves as director of the auction. He’s proud of the success. The auction has raised over $800,000 since its beginning. A special guest, farm broadcaster Max Armstrong, will be…

Business Spotlight – Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Mark Brenny, the owner of Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic in Bettendorf. They will talk about Brenny’s Indian Motorcycle Demo Days this Friday and Saturday, June 29th and 30th; their ATV line up; the Polaris Sling…

Farmer’s Market, Mercer Co. Community Band Back In Central Park

Thursdays in Aledo’s Central Park means Aledo Main Street’s Farmer’s Market and entertainment will be featured. Tonight from 4 to 6 p.m. vendors will be selling their wares as Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy explains. At 7 the Mercer…

Business Spotlight – Blackhawk Bank & Trust

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Adam Bain and Michelle Dawson with Blackhawk Bank & Trust. They will discuss Blackhawk Bank’s home mortgage department concerning the many products they offer including rural living, Farmer Mac, and jumbo loans; plus the…