Jim Taylor

Animal Cruelty Charges Filed In Fyre Lake Case

A Sherrard man has been arrested on an aggravated cruelty to an animal charge. 56 year old Michael Elsbury was taken into custody on Friday, according to a Mercer County Sheriff’s Department report. His arrest followed a complaint from a…

Measurable Snow Possible Tuesday

A weather system will bring colder temps and the potential for snow this week. That’s meteorologist Brian Pierce with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. He spoke with WRMJ Sunday afternoon.

“Closing Joy Facility” On Wednesday’s Mercer County School Board Agenda

Facility talks continue to highlight Mercer County School Board discussions. “Closing the Joy facility and relocating grades 5-through-8” is an item on next week’s regular meeting agenda. The board meets Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the Mercer County Intermediate…

Zoning Board Okays Campground For Hawthorn Ridge Site

The Mercer County Zoning Board has okayed rezoning for the former Hawthorn Ridge Golf Course. The plans are for a campground says attorney Robert Noe, who represents Bieri Properties. The zoning board approval now moves on to the Mercer County…

General Grind & Machine’s Sales and Business Development Team To Occupy Downtown Aledo Storefront

More details emerging about renovations in downtown Aledo. Effective May 1, General Grind & Machine’s sales and business development team will be occupying new space at 129 East Main Street, the former Appleton Law Office building, which has been renovated…

Sherrard School District Puts Out Call For More Bus Drivers

The Sherrard School District is in need of bus drivers. Unit 200 Superintendent Alan Boucher says there are a variety of ways to help out. He spoke with WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor Thursday morning. Click here to learn more.

WRMJ Interview: Top 100 Midwest Conference Honor For Fourdyce, But Still Plenty of Westmer & New Boston Memories

Westmer grad and New Boston native Josh Fourdyce had a stellar college football career at Knox College. He was recently highlighted in the Midwest Conference’s Top 100, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the conference. Fourdyce spoke with WRMJ Sports Director…

20 Positives In Less Than Seven Days; Pandemic Still Creating Numbers In Mercer County

How are the latest COVID test positivity rates faring locally and regionally? An update from Mercer County Health Department administrator Carla Ewing. Rapid testing is available at the Mercer County Health Department Monday through Thursday. You can call 582-3759 for…

City To Acquire Farmer’s Grain & Coal Property

The Farmer’s Grain and Coal site in Aledo will soon be demolished and cleared. The Aledo City Council’s TIF Committee is moving forward a proposal where the city will assume ownership of the property says Mayor Chris Hagloch. The full…