Jim Taylor

WRMJ Interview: Flickinger Proud Of Rockridge’s FFA Tradition

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge junior Nathan Flickinger this week. He is a member of the school’s FFA chapter and a recent District 1 Proficiency Award winner, sending him to the state competition later this month.

New Boston Opens Fitness Center

New Boston residents now have access to a fitness center. Mayor Chris DeFrieze says the fitness center opened last month. The membership fee is $10 per month for individuals or $20 for families. Payment can be made at New Boston…

70 Employers At BHC Job Fair Later This Month

Black Hawk College hosting a job fair later this month. Around 70 employers will be available at the event on Wednesday, March 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Job Fair will be at BHC’s Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th…

Three Aledo Police Officers Recognized

Three Aledo police officers getting high praise for recent work in criminal cases. Police Chief Chris Sullivan announced the recognition at a recent Aledo City Council meeting.

Second ‘Pop Up Shops’ At Button Building This Week

The City of Aledo and Aledo Main Street again teaming up to use the Button Building for “Pop Up Shops”. Aledo Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy says the first “Pop Up Shops” were held prior to Valentine’s Day on…

New Boston Close To Striking Deal For Grocery Store

The City of New Boston close to striking a deal for a grocery store. The 60-by-50 foot building would be constructed by the city and then leased to the business says Mayor Chris DeFrieze. The lot being considered for the…

Mercer County Health Dept. & Mercer County School District Participate In ‘Kick Butts Day’

The Mercer County Health Department and Mercer County School District teaming up for “Kick Butts Day”—a tobacco prevention effort.  The event is Wednesday says the health department’s Leslie Connell…. The program is funded through a grant.