Jim Taylor

Mercer County Board Dealing With Revenue Losses From State

The Mercer County Board putting the finishing touches on the fiscal year 2018 budget. The board will take up the issue next week says Bruce DeLashmit with administrative consulting firm Bellwether. Bellwether has had an administrative contract with Mercer County…

WRMJ Interview: Aledo Grad Linboom Talks State Of High School Football

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Deer Creek-Mackinaw head football coach and 1993 Aledo High School grad Job Linboom this week in an extended interview. The two discussed a number of issues impacting high school football in Illinois. Part…

Weak Commodity Prices Impacting Rural Economies

A survey of rural banks shows tight living for communities in Illinois and elsewhere across the Midwest, mainly due to low grain prices. Creighton University’s monthly Rural Mainstreet Index asks the presidents of small, community banks in 10 Midwestern states…

Mercer County Better Together Continues With Planning Process

The group Mercer County Better Together continues to put in more work. They had another session last night at the Viola Fire Station says Al Zwilling, who’s been involved with the process. The Mercer County Better Together effort is the…

Sherrard School District Discussing Calendar Options

The Sherrard School Board hopes to make a final decision on a school calendar by later this year. Superintendent Alan Boucher says there are several options in play. A community forum is being held Tuesday night at Winola Elementary School…

Two More Statue Projects For Mercer County VFW Area

Another two statues being placed near the Mercer County VFW. The first one will be dedicated Veterans Days and is a female soldier says Nick Seefeld with Post 1571. And money is also being raised for another statue project says…