Category: Western Illinois Today

Genesis Senior Living, Aledo To Expand Memory Care Services

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Genesis Senior Living, Aledo will expand memory care services in Mercer County with a new 16-bed unit opening in September. The expanded care is in response to an increasing need for memory care not only in the region, but across…

Deere Announces 120 Layoffs Today

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Deere & Company announcing today that approximately 120 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline will be placed on indefinite layoff. The move is effective Sept. 6. The factory’s workforce currently includes approximately 1,050 production employees. Deere…

Mercer County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Hosts Soybean Shopping Spree

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The Mercer County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee hosting a Soybean Shopping Spree. The event held last night at Mercer Market and featured three local police chiefs says women’s committee member Susan DeBlock. The winner was Keithsburg Police Chief Allen Henshaw.…

Local Farm Bureau ‘Bushels For Hunger’ Campaign Trucks In $18,000 Worth Of Food To Mercer County

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Nearly $18,000 worth of food distributed to 100 Mercer County area families this week. It’s the result of a program called “Bushels for Hunger”—a local farm bureau effort where farmers donate a portion of their harvest at area grain elevators–with…

Alwood & Cambridge Move To Committee Of Ten

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A vote could come next spring on a possible merger between Alwood and Cambridge schools. The process now involves the formation of a Committee of Ten says Alwood School Board president Scott Petrie. Petrie also serves as Mercer County School…

Hot Lunch Reorganization Plan Approved By Mercer County School Board

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The Mercer County School Board approves a hot lunch reorganization plan. The action taken last night and involves meals for high school students being prepared and delivered from Mercer Intermediate School says Unit 404 superintendent Scott Petrie. The rest of…

WRMJ’s Taylor & Rockridge’s Whisman Team Up To Win Rock Island County Fair Celebrity Showmanship Contest

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WRMJ with a winning night in the show ring. The Rock Island County Fair Celebrity Showmanship Contest was held last night and the judge was 2012 Sherrard High School grad Dayton Coyne. And we were teamed up with Rockridge senior…