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WRMJ Interview: Weeks Named Head Softball Coach At Mercer County

Morgan Weeks named the new head softball coach at Mercer County High School. The recent Augustana College grad was hired by the Unit 404 Board of Education last night. Weeks, a Mercer County graduate, has spent the past three seasons…

Former United Standout Bertelsen Recommended For Sherrard Softball Job

Former United pitching ace Katie Bertelsen is being recommended for the Sherrard High School softball job. Action on the hire is scheduled tonight by the Sherrard Board of Education. Bertelsen spent last season as an assistant softball coach at Galesburg…

WRMJ Interview: State Champ Kicker Back In Town, Wants To Stay

WRMJ General Manager John Hoscheidt spoke with Teryima Manta today. Manta, a foreign exchange student and orphan from Nigeria,was the kicker for the 2012 state championship Mercer County High School football team. He’s back in Aledo this summer and hopes…

WRMJ Interview: That Day When The Chicago Cubs Played In Aledo

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Stephanie Braucht from the Mercer County Historical Society this morning. She detailed a story from 1923 when the Chicago Cubs played an exhibition game at the Mercer County Fairgrounds.

WRMJ Interview: Lucas No Stranger To Coops, Consolidations Or New Experiences

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with new assistant Mercer County football coach Fred Lucas this morning.  Lucas is the former head coach at United and also had coaching stints with former co-ops–the Westwood Wolfpack (Westmer/Yorkwood); the Yorkwood-Roseville Bearcats and…

WRMJ Interview: Four-Time State Champ Alber Lending Knowledge At Orion Wrestling Camp

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with four-time IHSA state wrestling champion Josh Alber this morning. The former Dakota High School graduate is in Orion this week helping with the Chargers Summer Wrestling Camp. Alber finished his high school career…

WRMJ Interview: Underwood Calls Illinois His ‘Dream Job’

New University of Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood says being in charge of the Fighting Illini is his dream job.  Underwood was the guest speaker at the Illinois Broadcasters Association Sales Conference in Normal Tuesday. WRMJ’s John Hoscheidt was able…