Western Illinois Today

Sherrard FFA Participating In Cover Crop Farm Tour Next Month

The Sherrard FFA Chapter participating in a Cover Crop Farm Tour next month.  The event is part of a three-county tour sponsored by NRCS says Sherrard vocational agriculture teacher Bill Hammes. He says the Sherrard plot involves cereal rye. The…

Aledo Observing National Night Out August 1st

National Night Out being observed in Aledo. The event will be held next week says Aledo Police Chief Chris Sullivan. National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1st from 6-to-9 p.m. at Aledo Central Park.

Mercer County Farm Bureau Hosts Soybean Shopping Spree

Two local pharmacists battle it out over soybeans.  The Mercer County Farm Bureau hosted its Soybean Shopping Spree last night at Mercer Market and Farm Bureau manager Kendra Anderson says the contestants were Gary Wagner and Dave McKnight. Wagner was…

Missing Child Call In Mercer County; Child Found Safe Sleeping In Closet

Local emergency responders paged out to search for a missing child in the rural Sherrard area. Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies along with New Windsor Police responded to the call yesterday. Shortly after officers arrived, the child was located safe, asleep…

Sherrard’s Weber Part Of Washington FFA Trip

A Sherrard High School student among an Illinois FFA delegation visiting Washington. 28 members were on the trip last week—which included audiences with U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. Ann Weber serves as the Section…