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Rhubarb Leaf Statue To Be Unveiled June 1st

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The Aledo rhubarb leaf statue will be unveiled on June 1st at the Walmart intersection. Designer Mike Clark provided an update at Aledo City Hall tonight. Aldermen have approved $13,000 for the rhubarb statue and signage project, which will be…

Sherrard School District Employee Charged With Theft

A Sherrard School District employee has been charged with theft. 28 year old Joshua Thompson of Aledo is facing a Class 2 felony, accusing him of obtaining “unauthorized control over property of the Sherrard School District, being racing car parts…

Rockridge’s Whisman Wins Top State FFA Award

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Cole Whisman was selected as the State FFA Proficiency Winner in Equine Science Placement.  Cole is a member of the Rockridge FFA Chapter.  Illinois FFA recognizes students in fifty-two different areas based on their work-based learning, also known as Supervised…

Luxmore Highway To Be Dedicated April 27th

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A dedication ceremony naming a portion of Illinois Route 17 in honor of Bryant J. Luxmore will be next week. The New Windsor native and 2005 Sherrard grad was killed in action in June of 2012 in Afghanistan. Local State…

County Still Going After Bertelsen’s Salary

Mike Bertelsen (left) with his attorney Jack Schwartz at July 2014 court appearance.

Mercer County is still hoping to recover a portion of former Mercer County Treasurer Mike Bertelsen’s salary.  Mercer County State’s Attorney Greg McHugh sought a summary judgement this morning in Mercer County Circuit Court, but Judge Richard Zimmer delayed a…