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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…

Mercer County Crime Stoppers Seeking Information

Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently attempting to identify these individuals. These subjects were at Walmart in Aledo on 04-01-19 at approximately 11:22 a.m. They are looking for the identity of both individuals and information on a vehicle. If you can…

Henderson County Authorities Seeking Information On Missing Teen; Phone Last Pinged In Monmouth Area

Henderson County authorities seeking the whereabouts of a missing teenager. 16 year old Payton Watson was reported missing on Sunday.  A Henderson County Sheriff’s Department press release says the last location ping on her cell phone was in the Monmouth…

Orion Grabs Conference Championship; Two Local Wrestlers to Go for Gold

The Orion Chargers wrapped up the Three Rivers Confrence West Division championship by beating Riverdale 52-45 Friday night. Rockridge topped Sherrard on Senior night 51-34 and the Mercer County Golden Eagles dropped a Lincoln Trail Conference match-up to Princeville 48-34.…

LTC Boys Tournament Changes Format

The boys Lincoln Trail Conference Basketball Tournament changed its format due to the weather the area has received.  With the first two nights of pool play being cancelled, the decision was made to go to the more traditional bracket format…

Business Spotlight – Brookstone Of Aledo

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Chris DeFrieze, the administrator of Brookstone of Aledo. They will talk about what a supportive living facility provides its residents, the fact they they do accept Medicaid, the social activities at Brookstone, how residents…

Dispatchers at the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department have received emergency medical dispatch or EMD certification. Mercer County Sheriff Dusty Terrill says the training is vitally important when handling 911 calls. cut All eight dispatchers received the certification and one dispatcher…

IHSA Closer To Adding State Tournament For E-Sports

The IHSA moving closer to developing a state tournament series for e-sports or video-gaming. The IHSA declared e-sports an emerging sport last year.  The IHSA Board of Directors meets today in Bloomington.    

Money being raised this weekend for the Keithsburg Veterans Memorial Park.  It’s through Saturday’s “Battle of the Bars” event says organizer Nick Seefeld. This year, the “Battle of the Bars” features the Mercer County VFW Post, Ferg’s Public House, Eagles…