Jim Taylor

Mercer County Unemployment Rate 6.4 Percent

The Mercer County unemployment rate sits at 6.4 percent.  The number is for January and represents a nearly 2-percent improvement from the same period a year ago, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Unemployment is also down from…

Identity Released of Victim In Fatal Henderson County Traffic Crash

A Little York man has died in a one vehicle accident in Henderson County. The crash occurred early Wednesday afternoon along Illinois Route 94 at Henderson County Road 1650E.  State Police say the pick-up truck left the roadway, struck a…

Illinois County Fairs Continue To Promote Their Economic Importance

Illinois’ county fair contingent pushing the governor to release $1.4 million in funding that was allocated for this fiscal year.  Margaret Vaughn is the Government Affairs Director for the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs. 15 county fairs participated in that…

One Person Dead In Henderson County Crash

A Little York man has died in a one vehicle accident in Henderson County. The crash occurred early this afternoon along Illinois Route 94 at Henderson County Road 1650E.  State Police say the pick-up truck left the roadway, struck a…

Donors Needed For Next Mercer County Blood Draw

Donors needed for next week’s Mercer County American Red Cross blood draw.  Mary Flint is promoting the event. Walk-ins are welcome or you can call 582-7615 for an appointment. Next Tuesday’s (3/20) draw will be at the Mercer County Family…

Hunter Education Safety Course This Weekend In Keithsburg

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources offering a local hunter education safety course this weekend. Allen Henshaw of Keithsburg has been a longtime IDNR instructor. The two-day class is from Noon-to-5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at the First Christian…

Sherrard High School Planning Military Recognition Board

Sherrard High School in the initial stages of crafting a military recognition board. Connie Helm is involved with the effort. The military recognition board will be placed in the high school commons area. Alumni from the former Winola High School…