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Keithsburg Man Arrested After Breaking Into Apartment With Gun

A Keithsburg man has been arrested after breaking into an apartment with a gun. The incident occurred in Keithsburg early this morning and 24 year old Alan Wayne Stanley was taken into custody by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies. He was…

Mercer County Child Porn Case Pushed To June In Federal Court

A federal child porn case that stems from a Mercer County investigation has now been pushed back to the summer.  Status conferences are now set for June 28th at U.S. District Court in Rock Island for Aaron Beauchamp of Matherville…

2017 Mercer County Final Multiplier Announced

Mercer County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Constance Beard, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform…

Local Farm Bureau Effort Nets 1-Million Meals For Area Food Bank

A $19,000 check was presented to the River Bend Foodbank today. The money comes from the Bushels for Hunger program–coordinated by the Mercer, Rock Island, Henry, Stark and Whiteside County Farm Bureaus. Since 2010, the program has donated over $200,000…

5th & 6th Grade Girls To Benefit Under New Mercer County Health Department Grant Program

A new grant opportunity for the Mercer County Health Department. The latest effort involves pre-teen girls says the health department’s Jen Hamerlinck. The program runs every Thursday in the Mercer County School District for nine weeks and starts next Thursday.

Board of Directors Assembled For Mercer County Better Together Effort

A board of directors being assembled for the Mercer County Better Together effort. The goal is to find representation from all parts of the county says Viola Mayor Kirk Doonan, who serves as president of MCBT’s Executive Committee. The Mercer…