Author: John Hoscheidt

Rockets Denied Repeat Trip To State

The Rockridge Rockets were denied a repeat trip to state as Morrison rallied for a 9-6 win at the Class 2A East Peoria Super-Sectional Monday afternoon.  Rockridge jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first, two…

Aledo Man Arrested on Criminal Sexual Assault Warrant

An Aledo man was arrested Friday on a warrant for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault under the age of 13.  44-year-old Michael E. Daniels was taken to the Mercer County Jail where he is being held on $500,000 bond pending his…

Marlene Guthrie – Services 5/31/17

Marlene Guthrie, 81 of Galesburg, died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria. Services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, at the First Church of God in Galesburg. Burial will be in the Aledo Cemetery with…

Eagles, Chargers Capture Regional Titles

Mercer County and Orion won Class 2A Baseball regional championships Monday.  For the Golden Eagles it was their second straight tile and the Chargers won their first crown in eight years. Mercer County will face El Paso-Gridley and Orion will…

Eagles Finish 5th At State

The Mercer County Golden Eagles 4 x 100 meter relay team finished fifth Saturday at the Class 1A state track meet at Eastern Illinois University.  The team of Brooke Ziegenhorn, Catelyn Hoffman, Kari Coulter and Kenzie Baker toured the oval…

Rockets Dominate Tigers En Route to 3rd Straight Regional Title; O-S Girls Soccer Ends Season with 20 Wins

Behind a three-run first inning and a five-run sixth inning, the Rockridge Rockets captured their 3rd consecutive regional crown on Friday. Maddie Bayne picked up her 19th win of the year in the circle, while Jenna Swanson eclipsed the Rockridge…

Eagles Advance To Regional Finals

For the third year in a row, the Mercer County baseball team has advanced to the Class 2A regional championship game.  The Golden Eagles exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull away for an 11-1…