John Hoscheidt

Swanson Explains Education Compromise Bill

Local State Representative Dan Swanson feels a true compromise has been reached with Senate Bill 1947–the education funding reform bill. The measure was passed by the Senate this afternoon and was sent to the Governor to be signed.  On Monday,…

Local Cross Country At Titan Invitational

Annawan-Wethersfield hosted their annual Titan Invitational for both boys and girls along with a Junior High event. Galesburg won the boys event and Geneseo took the girls title. The Lincoln Trail and Prarieland Conference split their freshman-sophomore football games.  …

Big Volleyball, Golf, Soccer Weekend

Area volleyball teams competed at Wethersfield, Spring Valley and Macomb while golfers teed it up in Monmouth and Geneseo and Orion-Sherrard competed at the Oregon Invitational.   VOLLEYBALL Wethersfield Invitational Championship match – Wethersfield beat Eureka 21-15, 21-16 Third Place…

Rockets, Chargers Victorious, Golden Eagles, Tigers Fall in Week One

High school football got underway on Friday night. Mercer County opened up by traveling to state-ranked Farmington, Rockridge took on Three Rivers newcomer Monmouth-Roseville, Orion battled Spring Valley Hall, and new Sherrard head coach Scott Monson’s team began 2017 by…

Kleine To Run For Congress In 17th District

Independent businessman Mark Kleine has announced that he is running to represent the Illinois 17th Congressional District.  Kleine is the former owner of Kleine Equipment, which operated a location in Aledo.  The Galesburg businessman sold his John Deere dealerships to…

Rockets Win, Tigers Fall In Season Openers

Rockridge opened their 2017 volleyball season with a win over Erie while Sherrard fell to Kewanee in Three Rivers Athletic Conference cross over matches.  United picked up a girls dual win in golf while Ridgewood topped Orion in a boys…

Golden Eagles Lose Season Opener

The Mercer County Golden Eagles volleyball team opened their season on the road at Monmouth-Roseville and lost in straight games. On the links, the Mercer County, United and Sherrard boys were winners while the United and Sherrard girls also posted…

Volleyball, Golf Ramp Up Action

The high school volleyball season picked up the pace with multiple matches Tuesday night, including Orion taking on Moline.  In golf Rockridge, Sherrard and Orion’s girls teams teed it up.  Orion-Sherrard opened their soccer season with a win over Hall-DePue.…

Eagles Stop Steamers, Red Storm Open Season With Win

The Mercer County boys golf team shot their lowest score of the early season to beat Fulton Monday at Hawthorn Ridge.  Senior Anthony Ruggles was the medalist with a one under 35.  United opened the 2017 volleyball season with a…

Eagles Top Chargers, Rockets Down Rocks On The Links

Mercer County hosted Orion in a boys and girls dual meet Thursday at Hawthorn Ridge in Aledo.  The boys stopped Orion 176-198.  Mercer County’s Andrew Fiser was the medalist.  Connor Reid and Vance Young shot 45 and Anthony Ruggles had…