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Monson Named Sherrard Head Football Coach

Longtime assistant Scott Monson has been named head football coach at Sherrard High School. The Sherrard School Board approved the hire Monday night. Monson is a social studies teacher at the school. The Unit 200 Board of Education also made…

Mercer County School Board To Host Community Forum Next Week

An evening of listening to community priorities and learning about community expectations has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 7th by the Mercer County Board of Education. The Community Discussion will be built around a structured, yet informal, give-and-take between school…

Kewanee Gets First Ever IDOC Life Skills Reentry Center

Illinois is launching its first ever Life Skills Reentry Center in Kewanee to help inmates nearing release transition more easily to life outside of prison. The facility will prepare inmates by teaching them skills like using technology, applying for jobs and managing…

Relay For Life Of Mercer County Kickoff Event This Week

Plans are being made for the 2017 Relay For Life of Mercer County this summer.  A kick-off event is set for later this week says organizer Melissa Matlick. The actual Relay For Life of Mercer County is June 24th from…

IHSA Baseball & Softball Seasons Start Today

Today is the unofficial start of spring.  It’s the first official day of high school baseball and softball practice, according to the IHSA calendar. Rockridge senior Ashley Minyard is hoping the Rockets have another big year on the softball diamond.…

Rockridge NHS ‘Lip Syncs’ For Important Cause

The Rockridge National Honor Society has a little fun over the weekend and also raises money for an important cause.  Senior Ashley Minyard was involved in the effort. Minyard is hoping the Rockridge NHS can do the Lip Sync Battle…

Suspended Drivers License Complaint Leads To Meth Charge

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announces another meth arrest.  The latest one occurring Saturday. Trevor Shoemaker of New Boston was taken into custody by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful…