Western Illinois Today

Zunkel Takes Coaching Job At McHenry

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Mercer County head football coach Nat Zunkel is leaving.  Zunkel was hired as head football coach at McHenry High School in Northern Illinois last night. The school has an enrollment of 2,300 students.  They finished 1-and-8 last season, but lost…

Aledo City Council Proclamation To Honor Greer

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Ethel “Tommy” Greer continues to live a long and active life.  The Aledo woman turned 100 this week.  Over twenty years of her life were spent on the Aledo City Council and they are honoring her 100th birthday celebration with…

Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation Meeting This Week

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Another meeting has been scheduled to discuss the Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation.  The foundation was established in 2013 to benefit Mercer County.  A community planning process started last fall says Russ Medley with the University of Illinois Extension. The late Dorothy…

Kirwan Looking Forward To Role On IFB Board

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Former Mercer County Farm Bureau president Jeff Kirwan looking forward to his new role serving on the Illinois Farm Bureau Board of Directors.  He spent 13 years as Mercer County Farm Bureau president. Kirwan attended the American Farm Bureau Federation…

WRMJ Interview: Lawson Talks TRAC/Amboy/IHSA

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WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Bureau Valley High School principal Eric Lawson this morning. Lawson serves as president of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. The TRAC is involved in a dispute with Amboy, which wants to leave the…