John Hoscheidt

Shop With A Hero Fundraiser Friday

City of Aledo employees will be bringing out their best chili and soup recipes this week to help raise money for the “Shop With Hero” program.  Aledo Police Chief Chris Sullivan details Friday’s “Chili Cook Off”. Last year almost $6,000…

Local Businessman Remembers Working For Roy Clark

Country music legend Roy Clark died today at the age of 85.  The Grammy, ACM and CMA award-winner passed away at his home in Tulsa.  Clark left a lasting memory with an Aledo businessman.  Jim Garner of the Main Street…

A-Town Wins Cranberry Classic

Abingdon-Avon swept the field at the Cranberry Classic to take the title.  Mercer County won their first game of the tournament over the hosts.  Sherrard continues to get off to a slow start as they fell to Geneseo at the…

Eagles, Tigers, Rockets All Fall In Tourney Play

For the second night in a row Mercer County lost at the Cranberry Classic, this time on a last second shot.  Sherrard opened up the season at the Temple’s Tip-Off Classic against Annawan and the Rockridge Rockets lost their season…

Eagles Drop Season Opener

The Mercer County Golden Eagles girls basketball team dropped their season opener to West Central at the Cranberry Classic at Rowva High School.  Orion, Bushnell-Prairie City, Riverdale and Knoxville were winners at the Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament.   GIRLS BASKETBALL Cranberry…

Chargers, Titans Knocked Out Of Playoffs

The Orion Chargers and Monmouth-Roseville Titans both had their playoff runs end Saturday in the quarterfinals. In Class 2A, Eastland-Pearl City downed Orion 30-3 at Charger Field.  The Wildcats jumped out to a 13-0 lead but Orion was threatening to…

Classic Country Sunday

Every Sunday morning from 7 until noon you can hear all the classics from the world of country music on “WRMJ’s Classic Country Sunday with Nick Ischer.” Nick will play songs from some of country’s all-time greats and also take…

Lincoln Trail All Conference Volleyball Team Announced

The Lincoln Trail Conference All Conference volleyball team for the 2018 season has been announced. The undefeated league champion Wethersfield Flying Geese lead the way with four players named to the first team. The United Red Storm placed two players…

Mercer Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Having Phone Line Issues

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is experiencing ongoing telephone issues with it’s non-emergency numbers.  Frontier Communications will not be addressing the issue until Tuesday, November 6th.  All citizens are requested to call Mercer County’s 911 Emergency line in the event…

Orion Pulls Out Another Playoff Thriller

For the second week in a row the Orion Chargers mounted a final drive to pull out a winner in the Class 2A playoffs. Orion’s touchdown with :53 left beat Rockridge 21-17. The Rockets last gasp attempt ended with an…