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Two More Meth Arrests In Mercer County

Two more meth arrests made in Mercer County. Deputies responded to a report of a suspended driver traveling around Keithsburg on Thursday. The driver—Michael Abbott of Muscatine was cited for driving while license suspended. Further investigation led to possession and…

Mercer County 9/11 Remembrance Ride This Saturday

The 4th Annual Mercer County 9/11 Remembrance Ride planned for Saturday. This year, the proceeds will benefit the Viola Fire Department, which is the final stop on the ride says Viola volunteer firefighter Jim Morrison. Sign-up for the ride begins…

One Person Dead In Mercer County Accident

One person dead following a one-vehicle accident near Mannon in Mercer County. 37 year old Jesse Bullock of rural New Boston died yesterday at the scene. Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by the New Boston Police…

11th Annual Viola Threshers Reunion This Weekend

The event season not over in Mercer County. The 11th Annual Viola Threshers Reunion is planned for this weekend and it’s a good time says organizer Kim Graham, especially for those antique engine and tractor enthusiasts. There is a featured…

Aledo Multi-Use Path Project Should Finish Up Next Month

Construction moving along on a new multi-use path in Aledo and should finish within the next month. The path runs from the driver’s license facility to the Walmart intersection says Director of Public Works Justin Blaser. Laverdiere Construction of Macomb…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. Announces Three Meth Arrests

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announcing three meth arrests following a routine traffic stop over the weekend. 31 year old Travis Christ of Geneseo was stopped by a deputy for driving while his license was revoked. After further investigation, he…

Settlement Being Discussed In Terry Case

A settlement being discussed in a criminal sex assault case filed against an Aledo man. That information revealed this morning during a pre-trial conference for 20 year old Gunner Terry. His legal representation also indicated the possibility of “not guilty…

Mercer County Property Tax Payments Due This Week

The second and final installment of 2016 payable 2017 Mercer County real estate taxes due later this week.  Payments should be made by Friday and can be made at the Mercer County Treasurer’s office or any Mercer County area bank. …