Jim Taylor

12 Properties Available In Mercer County Delinquent Tax Sale

Mercer County has completed tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2015 and prior real estate taxes. The county will now offer for sale the real estate obtained to the public.  They will offer 12 items…

Sherrard Academic Foundation Assisting Teachers With Classroom Grants

The Sherrard Academic Foundation again offering classroom grants for teachers within the Sherrard School District. The foundation’s Renee Kelly spoke with WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor on Friday. Kelly is a 1984 graduate of Sherrard High School.   

The Mercer County School District projecting a deficit budget in fiscal year 2020.  But most of that is because of needed health life safety work says Unit 404 superintendent Scott Petire and the district will still have an ending balance…

Mercer County Part Of Federal Disaster Declaration Stemming From Spring Flooding

Mercer County and most of western Illinois are included in the federal disaster declaration that covers last spring’s flooding. President Trump granted a disaster declaration for 27 counties in Illinois yesterday. Most of them are along the Mississippi or Illinois…

Local Parks & Recreation Areas Highlighted Thursday During MCBT Bus Tour

Mercer County parks and recreation areas showing off improvements all thanks to grants from the Looser Flake Foundation.  The Keithsburg Riverside Campground among the locations that benefitted says Keithsburg City Council member Jan Occhi.   Mercer County Better Together hosted…

WRMJ Interview: NFHS Executive Director With Much To Talk About; Vaping, Unruly Fan Behavior & Travel Ball

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with the executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Dr. Karissa Niehoff this morning. She has penned three different pieces this fall on unruly fan behavior, vaping and travel…

WRMJ High School Sports Spotlight: That’s A Lot Of Digs; Sherrard’s McMillin Sets School Record

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Sherrard senior volleyball player Lauren McMillin this morning. She set an individual Sherrard volleyball record earlier this week, recording 23 digs in a victory against Rockridge.    

Enrollment Remains Steady For Mercer County Since 2009 Consolidation

Enrollment at the Mercer County School District has remained steady since the consolidation in 2009. In the first year, there were 1,387 students districtwide compared to 1,315 this year. The initial projection had Mercer County’s enrollment much lower in 2019,…