Jim Taylor

Aledo Man Dies In Accident At Fairgrounds

An accident at the Mercer County Fairgrounds claims the life of an Aledo man. The Mercer County Coroner’s office reports 80-year-old Harold Heck was pronounced dead at the scene Friday afternoon. The mishap occurred just before 2.p.m. Emergency personnel responded…

Orion Wins in Week 4; Golden Eagles, Rockets and Tigers Fall

Mercer County was unable to come away with a road win over Abingdon-Avon, as the Golden Eagles fell 38-14 Friday night. David Meese and Owen Relander scored touchdowns for Mercer County. The Golden Eagles are now 1-3. A-Town improved to…

Fairgrounds Accident Results In Fatal Injuries

One person is dead following an accident at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. The mishap occurred Friday afternoon just before 2.p.m. Emergency personnel responded to a report of a man being trapped under an agricultural apparatus. He was pronounced dead at…

Long Term Impact; Looser-Flake Foundation Doing Good Things For Mercer County

The Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation continues to serve its purpose in Mercer County. Local economic development, cultural, recreational, and educational causes have been on the receiving end says Kelly Thompson with the Quad Cities Community Foundation, which administers the Looser-Flake monies.…

Identity Released In Fatal Mercer County Motorcycle Crash

Mercer County Coroner Greg Larson has released the name of the individual killed in a motorcycle crash this week. 65-year-old Gale Little was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday. The accident occurred at 20th Avenue just West of 340th…

Mercer County Motorcycle Accident Claims Life

One person is dead following a motorcycle accident in Mercer County. The crash occurred Wednesday at 20th Avenue just West of 340th Street. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and Alexis/North Henderson Fire and EMS responded to the call. The driver…

New Kayak Launch Project Progressing At Port Louisa

Progress being made for a new canoe and kayak launch at Port Louisa in Keithsburg. An update from Mercer County Economic Development Director Kasi Henshaw. Henshaw says the City of Keithsburg contributed $5,000 toward Phase 1.

Aggravated Domestic Battery Charges Filed Against New Boston Man

A New Boston man arrested on an aggravated domestic battery warrant. 42-year-old Brian Bishop was extradited from the Muscatine County Jail over the weekend.  He is facing a Class 2 felony. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 20. Bishop…