John Hoscheidt

Garden Tour Saturday

Flower lovers can get some great ideas for their homes when they participate in the Mercer County Home and Community Education garden tour Saturday. A member of the organization, Cara Ausmus, explains what you will be doing. To particpate all…

Business Spotlight – Columbia Auto Repair

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Dean Columbia, the owner of Columbia Auto Repair in Aledo. They will talk about the full scope of services Dean offers, the tire brands he carries, the diagnostic work he can perform on your…

No Fireworks In Aledo This Year

A tradition that has lasted over 60 years is coming to an end as Aledo will not have a fireworks display this year on the 4th of July.  Aledo Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dennis Litwiler said the expense was just…

Relay For Life Just Around The Corner

The American Cancer Society and Mercer County are attacking cancer in our community through their annual Relay For Life event on Saturday, June 29th at Central Park in Aledo.  The American Cancer Societies Stacey Dutton reminds everyone that they all…

Artcher Request For Bond Modification Denied

Judge Peter Church denied a request for a bond modification for Mark Artcher in Mercer County Circuit court this morning. Judge Church did reserve the right to make a ruling at a later date.  A date will be set for…

Business Spotlight – Mercer Co. Senior Center

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Kim Schaefer, the administrator of the Mercer County Senior Center. She will talk about how her staff can help seniors with medicare questions, how they are a resource hub to answer questions about various…

Health Department To Fight Mosquitos

The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning about an increase in the mosquito population. The Mercer County Health Department said all the standing water can be a problem. The Health Department’s Director of Environmental Health, Kyle Lloyd explains. Lloyd…

Fairgrounds Receive Major Improvements

Visitors to this year’s Mercer County Fair should see some major improvements when it comes to the grandstand and other parts of the fair. Fair Board President Rex McWhorter and director Barney Lloyd were guests on WRMJ’s Focus program Wednesday…

Business Spotlight – 6-1-4-0 Run

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Drew Ponder, the owner of 6-1-4-0 Run in Galesburg. They will talk about the addition of Mizuno and Brooks to the athletic shoe line-up, the Red Wing and Wolverine work boots Drew carries, “Albert”…

Flood Damage Assistance Program To Help Mercer Co. Residents

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is collecting damage data in Mercer County as part of their Individual Damage Assessment Program. If your home sustained damage due to the recent prolonged flooding-flash flooding-heavy rain event, you might be eligible for financial…