Jim Taylor

Rockridge’s Krueger & Throne Capture State Wrestling Titles

Two friends, two classmates and two teammates cap off a memorable weekend and memorable high school school wrestling careers Saturday night at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Rockridge seniors Dallas Krueger and Nolan Throne each won state titles, Krueger…

Rockridge’s Krueger & Throne Go For Gold Saturday Night

Two friends, two classmates and two teammates will attempt to cap off a memorable weekend and memorable high school school wrestling careers Saturday night at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Rockridge seniors Dallas Krueger and Nolan Throne will each…

WRMJ Audio: Mercer County High School Hall of Fame Interviews

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with 2020 Mercer County High School Hall of Fame inductees this week. Margo Price:   Josh Fourdyce Part 1:   Josh Fourdyce Part 2:   Jeannette Neeld Part 1:   Jeannette Neeld Part 2:…

Rockets Win Conference Title; Mercer County Upsets Princeville

The Rockridge Rockets won the Three Rivers Conference West Division championship Friday night by defeating Fulton 36-34. Also on Friday, Mercer County won on Hall of Fame Night over Princeville 67-66 in overtime. A complete look at area high school…

Area Fugitive With Violent Tendencies On The Loose In The Quad Cities; Has Mercer County Record

Police are looking for the public’s help finding an area man wanted in several counties for several different crimes.  34 year old Joshua McRae failed to appear in Rock Island County Circuit Court on drug possession charges recently.  He is…

Former School Resource Officer Enters Not Guilty Plea In Sex Assault & Child Porn Case

A former high school resource officer is pleading not guilty to sexual assault and child pornography charges. Kirk DeGreve, formerly of Aledo, entered his plea in court Thursday, a month after he was arrested. The investigation into the former East…

Aledo Man Sentenced In April For Striking QC Officer With Car

An Aledo man pleads guilty to hitting a Bettendorf police officer with a car. Jonathan Swearingen is accused of hitting an officer while trying to get away from police back in November. Swearingen pleaded guilty to multiple charges including assault,…

‘Cash Mob’ Concept Unveiled For Viola

In an effort to get more people in the door at local businesses, a group of Viola residents have taken matters into their own hands. They are starting a “cash mob” concept, which begins later this month says Viola Mayor…