Jim Taylor

Misdemeanor Plea In Pellet Gun Dog Shooting Case

A Sherrard man accused of shooting and injuring a neighbor’s dog with a pellet gun has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count. 57-year-old Michael Elsbury was originally facing a Class 4 felony count in the April 2021 case near the…

Police Committee Chairman: Officer Resignations Unrelated To Sullivan

Two resignations within the Aledo Police Department are unrelated to the matter involving Police Chief Chris Sullivan. Police Committee Chairman and Alderman Mike Chausse says the city still has full police coverage 24-hours a day, seven days a week. He…

New Boston Meth Defendant Arrested Again

A New Boston man awaiting trial in a 2020 meth case has been arrested again. This time Lester Ward was taken into custody on a Muscatine County warrant after Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a motorist assist north of Swedtown…

Two Resign From Aledo Police Department

Two Aledo police officers have resigned. Both Marcus Harris and Clifford Adam resignations are on Monday night’s city council meeting agenda. Harris’ resignation effective Sept. 2 and Adam’s resignation effective Sept. 6. The department is also without Police Chief Chris…

TIF Assistance Sought For Former Mercer County Hospital Property

The Aledo City Council’s TIF Committee agreeable to helping the new owners of the former Mercer County Hospital property, which serves as an apartment complex. They are seeking $50,000 in TIF assistance for roof repairs, new windows, and HVAC improvements…