Jim Taylor

Mercer County Honor Marker Project Continues Mission Recognizing Veterans Buried At Local Cemeteries

The Mercer County Honor Marker Project gets a boost. The Mercer County 4-H Teen Federation recently raised $1,500 for the effort much to the appreciation of the Aledo American Legion’s Jay Doherty. The Mercer County Honor Marker Project was organized…

WRMJ Interview: Happy Mother’s Day; Aledo Grad Discusses Being A Sports Mom With Lessons From Her Mother

WRMJ New/Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with 2000 Aledo High School grad Karen Dahlstrom Thursday morning. She authors a blog and her latest piece is a Mother’s Day collaboration with her mom, former Aledo teacher and coach Mary Flint. The…

Illinois House Honors Two Fallen Keithsburg Sailors From Vietnam Era

Two fallen sailors from Keithsburg honored in an Illinois House Joint Resolution sponsored by local State Rep. Dan Swanson. The measure designates 76th Street in Keithsburg from Jackson Street to Illinois Route 17 as the “PO2 Robert Holloway and PO3…

Mercer County Grad Hank Named IAA Foundation Top Scholar

A 2020 Mercer County High School grad among three Top Scholars named by the IAA Foundation. Jennifer Smith is development manager for the IAA Foundation. She says the work of Illinois Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureaus has surpassed $1…

Mercer County Ranks Number One In Percentage Of Population Vaccinated In Illinois’ 17th Congressional District

In the 14 counties within Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, Mercer County is ranked number one in terms of percentage of population receiving the COVID vaccine. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos shared that data Tuesday morning. Mercer County Health Department administrator Carla Ewing…

Mercer County Sheriff Reaction To UTV Route Ordinance

With a side by side or UTV ordinance now in place for certain Mercer County roads, Sheriff Dusty Terrill says it’s now up to operators to abide by the regulations. That means proper permits and decals and also staying on…

County Board Approves Side-By-Sides On Certain County Roads

The Mercer County Board approves an ordinance allowing for UTVs or side-by-sides on certain county roads. The speed limit will be 35 MPH for all vehicles on those sections. District 5 county board member Steve Moreland of Aledo is on…