Jim Taylor

Line & ‘Wacky Wade’ Continue To Rack Up Wins In Show Ring

A Seaton teenager continues to rack up wins on the livestock show circuit. Mercer County High School senior Dalton Line and “Wacky Wade” won Grand Champion Steer honors at the Illinois Beef Expo last month and took more honors this…

Talking High School Sports On The Radio: When Adolph Rupp Coached High School Hoops In Illinois

The latest segment of Jim & Brian Talking High School Sports on the Radio involves discussion of legendary college basketball coach Adolph Rupp. He spent 42 years as head coach of the University of Kentucky. His job before that–head basketball…

Rockridge’s Whiteman Earns All-State Honors

Rockridge senior Gentry Whiteman has earned 1st team all-state honors from both the Associated Press and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. The recognition was announced yesterday. Whiteman averaged 21-points and 4-assists this season for the 20 and 6 Rockets. Senior teammate…

Kelley Resigns As Sherrard Hoops Coach

Sherrard School Board superintendent Alan Boucher confirms that varsity boys basketball coach Mike Kelley is resigning. The Tigers finished 9 and 19 this season.  Kelley had held the basketball position for three years.

3D Property Brings $230,000 At Auction

A business liquidation auction in Aledo brings much interest today.  3D Concrete in Aledo was on the block.  The property sold for over $200,000 and there was also very active bidding on many pieces of construction equipment.  Local auctioneer Dale…

Genesis Medical Center Aledo Awarded Two Grants

Genesis Medical Center Aledo awarded a couple of grants. The funding will be used for two different programs says Al Zwilling with the Mercer Foundation for Health. Zwilling announced the grants at this week’s Aledo Main Street Economic Development Committee…