Jim Taylor

Joy Community Fest Saturday

Summer event season moving into full swing.  The Joy Community Festival is Saturday and one of the organizer’s Mike Retherford—says they always need help in putting on and planning the event. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) advances the…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. Warns Of Scam

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department warning of a scam. The latest one involves callers claiming to be a loved one in a different state and needing bond money due to a traffic crash. The scammers also claim their voice has…

Mercer County 4-H’s Main Fundraiser This Friday

Mercer County 4-H hosting its main fundraiser later this week. The 4-H Barbecue is Friday from 4-to-7:30 p.m. at Aledo Central Park. It’s a big deal for the organization says 4-H Program Coordinator Tracy Fowler-Pestle. The Mercer County Ag Literacy…

25 Cook County Inmates Arrive At Mercer County Jail Last Weekend

The Mercer County Jail is accepting Cook County inmates again. Sheriff Dave Staley says they’re low risk inmates and will hopefully provide Mercer County a more consistent revenue stream. He spoke on the subject at last night’s Mercer County Board…

NFL Free Agent Arrested In Aledo

An NFL free agent arrested in Aledo following a weekend disturbance with two women. 24 year old Darrin Reaves—a native of Birmingham, Alabama, faces two Class 4 felony counts of unlawful restraint and a Class A misdemeanor of criminal trespass…