Jim Taylor

Aledo Receives $34,270 ITEP Grant

The City of Aledo receiving a $34,270 Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program grant. The federal money is administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation. Statewide, more than $36-million is being released says IDOT’s Gianna Urgo. The $34,270 to Aledo is intended…

Aledo City Council Turns Down Beekeeping Ordinance; Approves Borrowing $1-Million From Local Bank For City Hall Remodel & Renovation

The City of Aledo will not have a beekeeping ordinance after all.  The decision made after debate last night, but Mayor Chris Hagloch says there are still some requirements from the state that beekeepers must follow. Also last night, the…

Mercer County High School Student Recognized In Congressional Art Competition

              Mercer County High School junior Gracie Olson receives runner-up honors in Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ 17th Congressional District Art Competition.  The 17th Congressional District features 14 counties. Olson’s work is entitled “Ruggles”.…

WRMJ Audio: Ruslan Handles First Pitch Like A Champ

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor was on hand last night at Busch Stadium when United Elementary School fifth grader Ruslan Gipson threw out the first pitch prior to the Cards-Cubs game. Ruslan has shown great courage in living his life…

Mercer County Wins LTC Boys Track Meet

The Mercer County boys track team wins the Lincoln Trail Conference track meet.  The Golden Eagles edge Annawan-Wethersfield on Friday night at Wethersfield High School 140 to 137. Princeville won the girls meet, edging Mercer County 104 to 102.

WRMJ Audio: A Day Taking In An IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spent Thursday along Mississippi River Pool 13 just south of Savanna covering an IHSA bass fishing sectional. Here are several of his conversations. Site coordinator Mark Nardini from Sterling Newman Central Catholic High School: Ben…

High School Sports Spotlight: Elgas Finishing Up Stellar Academic & Softball Career at Sherrard High School

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Sherrard High School student-athlete Karsen Elgas. The senior was awarded a science scholarship this week. She also has excelled on the softball diamond over four seasons for the Tigers.