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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…

WRMJ Interview: aGd Grad Willits Takes Over AW Baseball Program.

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with 2007 Aledo High School graduate Logan Willits this morning. Willits has been named head baseball coach of the Annawan-Wethersfield co-op. Willits teaches at Wethersfield and is also the offensive coordinator for the AW…

WRMJ Interview: Mercer County’s Whitenack Details What ‘Intensive’ Wrestling Camp Means

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer Coutny junior wrestler Camden Whitenack this morning. Whitenack, along with teammates Seth and Steve Speaker recently attended an intensive ten-day wrestling camp in northern Iowa.  The camp ends with a 12-mile run.…