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WRMJ Interview: IHSA Football Playoffs Still Bring Joy To Elder; Hall Of Fame Alexis Coach Instrumental In Creating System

The IHSA football playoffs were created in 1974. Former Alexis coach John Elder played a key role in creating the system. He spoke with the WRMJ Monday morning. The 2021 playoff field is released this Saturday night.  

Community Meeting Set For Thursday To Discuss Former Aledo Jr. High Redevelopment Project

Input being sought for the redevelopment project at the former Aledo Jr. High property. The developer is Jon Davidshofer with Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation. He’s planned a community meeting for later this week. The public input meeting is scheduled…

New Baseball Diamond Update At Northside Park

Progress moving forward with the new baseball diamond at Aledo’s Northside Park. The field has been laid out with seeding and the poles for the backstop are up. The city is also taking care of another issue says Mayor Chris…

Golden Eagles And Chargers Extend Winning Streaks

The Mercer County Golden Eagles won their fourth consecutive game with a 54-0 victory against Stark County Friday night. Mercer County scored all of their points in first half. The Golden Eagles are 5-3. Orion kept their playoff hopes alive…

Aledo Fall Clean-Up Days Set For Week Of Oct. 18

Aledo fall clean-up days are set for next week. That’s Aledo Mayor Chris Hagloch. The city council set the fall clean-up days date earlier this year, again they’ll take place next Monday through Friday.

Swanson’s District Impacted Under New Legislative Maps

New state legislative maps having an impact on Mercer County representation in Springfield. Unless courts overturn the new maps, current State Representative Dan Swanson’s district will change. He had been representing all of Mercer County. The new maps will coincide…

Rockridge’s Hasson To Remain IHSA Board President

Rockridge High School principal Katy Hasson will continue to serve as President of the IHSA Board of Directors. She was elected to the post for a second consecutive school year this week. Hasson is the 36th individual to serve as…

Facility Survey Results Discussed By Mercer County School Board

The Mercer County School Board’s Building and Grounds Committee discusses facility survey results. The district is evaluating needs relating to elementary school and high school buildings says Unit 404 board president Mike Bowns. The building and grounds committee met Wednesday…