Jim Taylor

Dry Weather Pattern This Week

Drier conditions in the forecast this week for the WRMJ listening area. David Cousins is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. He spoke with WRMJ Monday morning.

Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction Grosses $53,934

Another big success for the Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction. $53,934 was grossed at the Friday night event. Evan Wynne showed the grand champion market swine, which brought $7 a pound. The grand champion steer garnered $2.70 a pound at…

Governor: Mask Policies Up To Local Schools

When it comes to mask requirements in the classroom, Governor J.B. Pritzker says it’s important for individual school districts to set their own policies. The state is following CDC guidelines, recommending that students and staff who have not been vaccinated…

Youth Livestock Auction Friday At 6 P.M.

It was a virtual event last year, but back to live in-person bidding for the 2021 Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction. Mike Peterson helps organize the event. The auction is set for 6 p.m. Friday in the hog barn. You…

Local Farm Bureaus Hosting Agriculture Conservation Education Event At Lake George

Families and individuals in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas are invited to participate in a new, one-day event that will combine agriculture education and outdoor leisure activities. Henry and Rock Island County Farm Bureaus are partnering with local stakeholders…

Swanson Hosting Veterans’ & Seniors’ Resources Fair In Aledo On Aug. 3

Local State Representative Dan Swanson hosting Veterans’ & Seniors’ Resources Fairs in early August to help connect area residents with state, county, and local government agencies that may be of assistance to them. The Veterans’ & Seniors’ Resources Fairs will…