Jim Taylor

Mercer County Loses Valuable Resource In Braucht; Joy Woman Had Great Passion For Local History

The Mercer County community losing a valuable resource.  Stephanie Braucht of Joy died Wednesday. Her passion was researching local history and she was a frequent guest on WRMJ airwaves. The last story she told us was the day the Chicago…

Mercer County Board Continues Relationship With Bellwether

The Mercer County Board maintaining its $84,000 relationship with administrative consulting firm Bellwether. The board re-upped for another year this week with the support of County Board Chairman Carlos Sarabasa of Aledo. County Board Member Brian Anseeuw of New Windsor…

Mercer County Board Moves Forward With Slight Tax Increase; County Services Maintained

The Mercer County Board has approved posting the Fiscal Year 2018 budget for public view. It represents a slight tax increase says County Board Chairman Carlos Sarabasa of Aledo. Consultant Bruce DeLashmit with Bellwether helped the County Board with the…

Time To Explore IHSA Regional Scheduling For Football Again?

Aledo grad and coach of the defending 2A state champions says it may be time again to look at regional scheduling for high school football in Illinois. Job Linboom coaches at Deer Creek-Mackinaw. He says his school is in a…

Mercer County Businesses Eligible To Participate In U-of-I Extension Fast Pitch Program

Mercer County businesses eligible to participate in a new program through the University of Illinois Extension. An informational meeting will be held later this month says Aledo Economic Development Director Tarah Sipes. For additional information, you can contact Sipes at…

Sherrard Bus Driver DUI Case Moved To December

A bench trial has been continued to later this year in the case of a former Sherrard school bus driver charged in a DUI accident earlier this year. The trial is now scheduled for December 4th for 34 year old…