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Aledo Forms Nuisance Abatement Team

Aledo Police Chief Chris Sullivan

The Aledo Police Department and Aledo Public Works Department joining forces for a nuisance abatement team.  Police Chief and interim city administrator Chris Sullivan told the city council last night that nearly 20 properties have been identified. Also last night,…

Rhubarb Leaf Statue Ribbon Cutting June 1st

aledo rhubarb statue

The Aledo City Council has announced that a ribbon cutting ceremony for the rhubarb leaf statue will be held Wednesday, June 1st at 1 p.m. The 11-foot tall by 15-foot wide sculpture is being placed at the Walmart intersection. The…

Traffic Stop Leads To Meth Arrest Near New Boston

mercer county sheriff's department

A traffic stop near New Boston leads to a meth arrest. Brittany Shoemaker of New Boston was taken into custody on Sunday for possession of methamphetamine, according to a Mercer County Sheriff’s Department report. Shoemaker was also cited for possession…