Jim Taylor

Crime Stoppers Seeks Information On Whereabouts Of Peacock

Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently seeking information on the location of the man dubbed “Mercer County’s best meth cook”.  23 year old Charles M. Peacock has a last known address of 2923 117th Avenue Milan. He is wanted on a…

Creekside Winery Owner: Mercer County Good Place To Do Business

Is Mercer County a good place to do business? John Mital—the owner of Creekside Vineyards & Winery in Preemption says yes.  He spoke to the Mercer County Board on Tuesday night. Creekside’s Preemption location has been in operation for three…

Mercer County Board Approves Cash Flow Management Plan

The Mercer County Board approves a cash flow management plan. The action taken last night and includes several conditions says County Board Chairman Joe Vann of New Boston. The county board also discussed attempts to increase cash flow by working…

New Boston Man Avoids Prison Time In Meth Case

A New Boston man placed on two-and-a-half years’ probation and sentenced to 180 days in the Mercer County Jail after pleading guilty to a Class 3 felony meth charge. 44 year old Travis Shoemaker’s fines and assessments will total $5,000—the…

Aledo Man In Court On Five Different Criminal Cases

An Aledo man makes an appearance in Mercer County Circuit Court on five different criminal cases.  28 year old Clay Mitchell has pending cases involving meth, domestic battery, violating an order of protection and a probation violation in connection with…