Announcements

Winola 4th Grade Class-Christmas Gift Drive Begins Nov. 20

Mrs. Minch’s, Fourth Grade Class at Winola Elementary, will begin a Christmas Gift Drive, so all students at Winola have a memorial Christmas with their families. The students are reaching out to the community for all types of gift donations,…

Entries Needed For Annual Electric Light Parade

Entries are needed for Aledo Main Street’s 12th Annual Electric Light Parade. The parade starts off Aledo’s Holly Days at 5:30 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 1. Entries in 3 categories will be judged: residential, commercial, and non-profit. Winners will receive cash…

Exchange Club Christmas Tree Sales

The Aledo Exchange Club announces that the Christmas trees will be delivered to the Aledo Central Park shelter on Sat., Nov. 25, and will be available until they’re gone! More fir trees will be included this year. Proceeds from the…

Essley Noble Museum Announces New Winter Hours

Essley Noble Museum in Aledo announces a change to winter hours of operation. From now thru March, they will be open Saturdays only from noon to 4 p.m. and they will be closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends. The Museum…

RSVP By Nov. 17 For Free Thanksgiving Meal

First Baptist Church in Aledo is hosting a FREE Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to noon, Thurs., Nov. 23, at the Mercer County Senior Center, 137 W. Main St., Aledo. The community is invited to attend. Delivery in Aledo’s city…

Friends Of The Mercer Carnegie Library Selling Kringles

The Friends of Mercer Carnegie Library will be selling Kringles. The flavors being sold are lemon, almond, pecan, apple, cherry, raspberry, and blueberry. The price is $9. Order your Kringles at Mercer Carnegie Library, 200 N. College Ave., Aledo. For…

Donate To Bushels For Denver

Rockridge FFA Livestock Judging Team will travel to Denver in January to represent Illinois at the National Roundup. Members of the team are asking for donations of corn to help cover expenses. To make arrangements to donate, contact any team…

Flu Vaccine Available At Mercer County Health Department

The Mercer County Health Department, 305 N.W. 7th Street, Aledo, now has flu vaccine available for anyone wanting it. Call 309-582-3759 to schedule an appointment or walk in Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and noon or 1 to 5…

Mercer County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship: Deadline To Apply Is 4/1/18

Mercer County Retired Teachers Association announces its annual Scholarship. The program is designed to support Mercer County students who are planning to enter the teaching profession. One or more $1000 scholarships will be awarded in May 2018. Eligible applicants include…