Jim Taylor

Mercer County Relay For Life Kickoff Event Set For Friday

The Relay For Life of Mercer County is looking for another big year. The relay isn’t until June 24th, but a kickoff event is set for Friday at 6 p.m. at MiCasa Restaurant in downtown Aledo.  The American Cancer Society’s…

Sherrard School Board Hosting Community Discussion This Weekend

The Sherrard School Board hosting a community discussion this weekend. The four hour public session will take place Saturday at the Sherrard High School Library and feature 36 representatives of the community including teachers, students, parents and business owners. The…

ROWVA FFA Ushers In 24th Year Of Farm Toy Show

Although the internet has taken a bite out of farm toy shows, there’s still a good one in Western Illinois.  It’s hosted by the ROWVA FFA & Alumni.  The event—now in its 24th year, will feature between 60 and 70…

Local Producer Happy For Reprieve From EPA Rule

A local producer happy for a reprieve from the Waters of the U.S. rule or “WOTUS”.  President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to review and redo the regulation.  Chad Bell…

Three Write-Ins Running For Rockridge School Board

Next month’s Rockridge School Board election features three-write-in candidates plus one name on the ballot running for four seats. The only name on the ballot is Matt Brown. The three write-ins that have declared are Janet Flaherty, Tom Parchert and…

Huffman’s Now U-Haul Dealer

U-Haul Company of Illinois, Inc. is pleased to announce that Huffman’s Farm & Home has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Mercer County area. Huffman’s, located at 2201 SE 3rd Street Aledo will offer U-Haul trucks,…

Mercer County Ballot Features Five Contested Races For Village President & Mayor On April 4th

The Mercer County Clerk’s office has finalized the ballot for the April 4th election. There are five contested races for mayor and village president positions throughout the county. In Aledo, incumbent Chris Hagloch is being challenged by Ryan Maynard. In…

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…