Category: Western Illinois Today

Alexis Fire Equipment To Support St. Jude

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Alexis Fire Equipment has joined forces with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Now through April 15, 2017, Alexis Fire Equipment will donate $1,000 to St. Jude for every fire and medical unit sold within the continental United States, according…

United’s Campbell Elected State FFA President

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A United High School grad is the new president of the Illinois State FFA. J.C. Campbell was raised on a small family farm outside Little York, growing corn, soybeans and raising beef cattle. Campbell was named president this morning, and…

Aledo Businesses Open Amid Downtown Construction

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Work continues at the intersection of College and Main in downtown Aledo, but Aledo Main Street executive director Dana Murphy says despite construction, downtown storefronts are in fact open. Phase one of the downtown Aledo construction project is set to…

WRMJ Continues To Fight Transmission Problems

WRMJ owner and General Manager John Hoscheidt says that the radio station continues to fight issues that make its on-air signal drop off for a few seconds at random times. Hoscheidt said a new system they installed three years ago…

Sherrard Grad Named “New Horizons Leader”

For the third time in four years, Viola native Vanessa Redpath has won the “New Horizons Leader” scholarship through Royal Neighbors of America. A student at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Redpath now has access to a four-year renewable scholarship…

Community Forum Brings Ideas, Enthusiasm

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Armed with an over 6 million dollar endowment from the Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation, Mercer County – Better Together is a non-profit initiative built to guide countywide strategic planning. Last night Mercer County – Better Together held the first of four…

CRP Program Improving Pheasant Habitat In Mercer County

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A Conservation Reserve Program is working in Mercer County to improve pheasant habitat. The initiative falls under the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement or SAFE projects says Bill Joseph with the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District. Ag producers…

Rockridge Teachers Have New Labor Contract

Interim Rockridge Supt. Jack Bambrick

Teachers in the Rockridge School District will enter the new school year with a new labor contract. The collective bargaining agreement between the Rockridge Teachers Association and Unit 300 Board of Education was ratified Monday night. Interim Superintendent Jack Bambrick…

The Group ‘Mercer County-Better Together’ Working On Countywide Strategic Planning

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A group called “Mercer County-Better Together” has been organized. They are working on strategic countywide planning in response to the Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation. The process includes four community forums over the next several weeks says Mercer County-Better Together’s Kasi DeFrieze.…