Jim Taylor

WRMJ Interview: Rockridge Senior Flickinger on Star Farmer Trail

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge senior FFA member Nathan Flickinger this morning. He has won the Section 4 FFA Star Farmer contest and now competes at the district level with hopes of advancing to the state competition.

New Windsor Senior Arrested On Meth Charges

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announces another methamphetamine arrest. This one in New Windsor. 68 year old Walter Hartshorn was taken into custody Sunday for possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Mercer…

Less Than Four Years Remaining In Aledo TIF District

Aledo is in the final years of its tax increment financing district. The TIF is set to expire in just less than four years—in December of 2021. Mayor Chris Hagloch says it will mean a new approach to economic development.…

New Boston Man On Probation For Meth Charge; Arrested For Another Meth Charge

A New Boston man presently on probation for a methamphetamine conviction has been arrested on another meth charge.  Trevor Shoemaker was taken into custody last night. A Mercer County Sheriff’s Department report indicates the incident started when he was observed…

WRMJ Sportsline Interview: A 1965 Start At Sherrard Opened Big Coaching Door For Class Act Schulte

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Larry Schulte this morning on the WRMJ Sportsline. Schulte started his career at Sherrard in 1965.  Among his coaching stops were Rock Island, Alleman, Black Hawk College and Augustana College. Part 1: Part…

Sherrard Investment In Ag Education Paying Off

The Sherrard FFA Alumni hosted an open house at the Sherrard High School agricultural education department on Wednesday night.  WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with ag education teachers Bill Hammes and John Raste along with Sherrard FFA president Ann…

High School Sports Spotlight: Mercer County’s ‘Steve O” Over Injury & In Postseason Wrestling Shape

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County junior wrestler Steven Speaker this afternoon. He won the 170 pound weight bracket last weekend at the Rockridge Regional and is hoping for a big performance at this weekend’s Oregon Sectional.…

Area Youth Invited To 4-H Academy

Area youth ages 8-to-18 invited to a “4-H Academy” later this month. The event is Saturday, February 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Western Illinois University’s Quad Cities Campus in Moline.  A wide array of topics will…

Button Building To Host ‘Pop Up Shops’ This Weekend

The Button Building will be home to “Pop Up Shops” this weekend. It’s a project of Aledo Main Street and the City of Aledo says Main Street executive director Dana Murphy. Another “Pop Up Shop” is planned for March and…