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Organizers looking for another strong Relay for Life of Mercer County. The American Cancer Society’s Stacey Dutton says this year’s event is this Saturday from 1-to-10 p.m. at Aledo Central Park. A goal of $80,000 has been set.  There are…

Three Rivers Announces All-Conference Baseball-Softball Teams

The Three Rivers Athletic Conference announced their all conference baseball and softball teams for the 2019 season.  Conference champions Orion and Rockridge lead the teams with players named to the first two teams.   Three Rivers Athletic Conference – West…

The IHSA will make a final decision next week on changing the state basketball tournament format for both the boys and girls.  Under consideration is a plan to have one state tourney weekend (Thursday through Saturday) for the girls and…

What Trade Means At The Local Level

Breaking down the impact of trade on local farming operations. Here is what the United States Mexico Canada Agreement or USMCA means for Miranda Biddle of Joy and her family’s hog business.   Biddle discussed the issue with Western Illinois…

Crime Stoppers Seeks Info On Flower Theft From New Boston Museum

The Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently seeking information about a recent theft. On two occasions the flowers from the New Boston Museum have been taken. The first theft occurred during the week of May 13th. The second theft occurred this…

Memorial Day Parade Cancelled

Due to threatening weather, the Aledo Memorial Day Parade for this morning has been cancelled.  The Memorial Day Rememberance Ceremony will be held at 11 am at the VFW in Aledo and immediately after the ceremony a luncheon will be…

Gladys I. Johnson – Graveside Services 5/8/19

Gladys I. Johnson, 95 of Aledo, died Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Genesis Senior Living, Aledo. Cremation has been accorded. Graveside services are 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, at the Reynolds Cemetery. There is no visitation. Memorials may be left…

WRMJ And Others Without Power

At approximately 5:45 this morning WRMJ and other Ameren customers experienced a power outage. WRMJ’s occurred at its transmitter site west of Aledo. Ameren has dispatched a crew and they hope to have the power restored around 8 a.m.  

Mercer County Crime Stoppers Seeks Help In Identifying Individual

The Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently attempting to identify the individual in these photos. We have provided the vehicle that the subject drives as well. This individual was seen at Circle K in Aledo on April 4th 2019 shortly after 5:00…