Jim Taylor

Having Faith In The Fair; Orth Family Delivered

Just ask 1959 Aledo High School grad Neil Orth how important the Mercer County Fair was to his family. Many years ago, his late father Jim personally signed the note to keep the fair afloat. Neil Orth is well recognized…

Aledo Main Street Hoping For More Attendance At Farmers Market

The weekly Aledo Main Street Farmers Market looking for more shoppers. An update from Aledo Main Street’s Dana Murphy. The Aledo Main Street Farmers Market is open every Thursday at Aledo Central Park from 4 to 6 p.m. through October.

Free Drive-Thru Dinner Planned For Local Cancer Survivors

The Relay For Life of Mercer County planning a Survivor Dinner for next week. The event is drive-thru says organizer Mary Flint. If you’d like a meal; you’re asked to RSVP by contacting Flint at 582-7615 or Sue Hiscocks at…

WRMJ Audio: Mercer County Fair Queen & Jr. Miss Interviews

The Mercer County Fair Queen Pageant held Tuesday night. Brooklyn Newswander was crowned Mercer County Fair Queen. The Jr. Miss title was won by Ingrid Hays and Elsie Bieri took home Little Miss honors. Newswander’s interview with WRMJ: Hays’ interview…

Rural New Boston Man’s Meth Case Continued To September

The defense has asked for another continuance in a rural New Boston man’s meth manufacturing case. A Sept. 7 pre-trial conference was set for 53-year-old Lester Ward Tuesday morning in Mercer County Circuit Court. He was charged with the Class…

Fish On! Red Neck Fishing Tournament Back In 2021

After a two-year hiatus because of flooding in 2019 and the pandemic in 2020, the Redneck Fishing Tournament returns in 2021 in Bath, Illinois in Mason County. WRMJ News Director spoke with organizer Betty DeFord Monday morning. The goal of…

Aledo Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Financial Exploitation & ID Theft Case

An Aledo woman has waived her preliminary hearing in an ID theft and financial exploitation of elderly case. 39-year-old Tiffany Yingst appeared in Mercer County Circuit Court Monday morning and will return to court Sept. 13 for a pre-trial conference.…

Probable Cause Found In Former Dollar General Truck Driver’s Criminal Case In Mercer County

A Wisconsin man charged in an incident at Aledo’s Dollar General last spring, has returned to Mercer County Circuit Court. Probable cause was found at a preliminary hearing Monday morning. 49-year-old Miguel Angel Valadez Cortes of Beloit was arrested May…