Jim Taylor

WRMJ High School Sports Spotlight: Trying Cross Country; Decision Good For Mercer County’s Mueller

Mercer County High School sophomore Eden Mueller is new to cross country, but she’s off to a great start in the sport. She spoke to fellow classmate Tatum Taylor (filling in for her dad WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor) on…

Saying Thanks To Softball Coach Daryl Bewley

The Apollo Softball Diamond home dugout is being named in honor of longtime local softball coach Daryl Bewley, who had coaching stints at Aledo and Mercer County High Schools and also offered countless hours of instruction to local youth. Apollo…

Mercer County Health Dept. Offering Flu Shot Appointments This Fall

The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) will begin taking appointments for flu shots.  This year is particularly important to consider a flu shot as an added layer of protection from respiratory infection and the complications that can develop with the…

Three More COVID-19 Cases Reported In Mercer County; 127 Total

The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) on Monday announced three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s total to 127 cases. The latest cases include: one male in his teens, one male in his 20’s, and one male…

January 25 Trial Date Set For Artcher; Final Pre-Trial Nov. 17 With Investigation Ongoing

A final pre-trial conference has been set in the criminal case involving former Mercer County High School teacher Mark Artcher. He made a brief appearance with his attorney Monday morning in Mercer County Circuit Court. State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee spoke…

More Dry Weather For WRMJ Listening Area This Week

A dry pattern expected to continue this week for the WRMJ listening area.   That’s meteorologist Zach Uttech from the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. He spoke with WRMJ Monday morning.

Two Critically Hurt; Driver Facing Charges In Mercer County DUI Crash

Two passengers critically injured and the driver facing multiple charges after a crash in Mercer County over the weekend. Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding early Saturday morning on Illinois Route 17. According to a…

WRMJ Interview: #LetUsPlay Movement Has Same Meaning In East St. Louis As It Does In Aledo; Just Ask State Championship Coach Darren Sunkett

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with East St. Louis head football coach Darren Sunkett Sunday afternoon. Coach Sunkett spoke at Saturday’s #LetUsPlay rally in Springfield and says the movement resonates in all parts of Illinois.

Looking At Mercer County’s Enrollment; Remains Steady

The Mercer County School Board gets a look at sixth day enrollment figures. There’s been a slight decrease this school year, but numbers are well ahead of what was projected when the district consolidated in 2008 says Unit 404 Superintendent…