Jim Taylor

Community Thanksgiving Meal Offered By First Baptist Church Aledo

A local church again offering a community Thanksgiving meal. It will be pick-up or delivery this year says Pastor Seth Bowker with the First Baptist Church in Aledo. A total of 900 meals have been served since the community offering…

MCHD Abbreviated Clinic Hours This Week

The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) announces abbreviated clinic hours for the week of November 8-through-12. Covid Testing will be available 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. on Monday (11/8), Tuesday (11/9), and Wednesday (11/10). Please call 309-582-3759 to schedule an appointment.…

A Hamlet Mention During National TV Discussion About Elections

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos references Hamlet during a national television appearance over the weekend. Appearing on MSNBC Sunday, she was asked about the Democratic Party in the aftermath of Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races and the pending mid-term…

Veterans Day Service Thursday At Mercer County VFW

The Mercer County Veterans Day service is set for Thursday at the Mercer County VFW. Post Commander Larry Peterson says if it is raining on Thursday, the service will be indoors at the VFW.

Mercer County Board Hires Henshaw As ARPA Fund Coordinator

Mercer County is receiving $1.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act or ARPA funds this year and another $1.5 million next June. The federal stimulus money is considered pandemic relief.  The county board this week hired Kasi Henshaw to serve…