Jim Taylor

Mercer County Emergency Management Agency Awarded $25,000 State Grant

The Mercer County Emergency Management Agency gets a boost this week. Coordinator Jen Hamerlinck says the office was notified of a $25,000 grant from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The Mercer County Emergency Management Agency office is located at the…

Details Released On Electrocution Accident Near Joy

Just days before the start of National Farm Safety Week, two men were injured in an electrocution accident in Mercer County. The mishap occurred at a grain elevator late last week says Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley. The two men…

Lockdown Drill Conducted At Rockridge Junior/Senior High Tuesday Morning

Rockridge parents being notified that a lockdown drill was conducted this morning at the Junior/Senior High School campus. The communication indicated the planned drill involved units from several area law enforcement agencies conducting a canine search of the premises.  All students…

Alexis Man’s Sex Abuse Trial Continued To Next Year

The jury trial for an Alexis man charged in a Mercer County sex abuse case has been continued to next year. 55 year old Moses Anderson’s trial was set to begin next week, but his attorney asked for a continuance…

Another Meth Arrest In Mercer County

Another methamphetamine arrest made in Mercer County. This one in Matherville. Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a complaint early this morning of a person slumped over in a vehicle along Main Street. The person was identified as Joshua Maynard…

Crumbling Roosevelt Military Academy Buildings Headed For Demolition

The last remaining buildings of the Roosevelt Military Academy will soon be coming down. The Aledo City Council approved retaining a firm last night to prepare demolition and bidding specifications for the two crumbling RMA dorms says City Administrator Erin…

Correction: Rockridge High School Enrollment Now 358; 452 In 1980

It was the 1980/81 school year when enrollment at Rockridge High School was 452.  This year it’s down to 358. Districtwide this school year, Rockridge School District enrollment is down 51 students from last year, according to Superintendent Perry Miller.…