John Hoscheidt

Local Girls Qualify For State Finals, Boys Advance To State

The Class 1A Girls State Track Meet finals will be well represented by area athletes on Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.  Riverdale won the Class 1A Boys Sectional at Erie as area athletes qualified for state next week. …

Tigers, Chargers Post Regional Semi-Final Wins

Sherrard and Orion will meet for the third time this season in the Sherrard Class 2A Regional championship game Saturday after posting semi-final wins on Wednesday. Orion won both contests in TRAC play. In softball, Sherrard avenged a loss on…

Rockets Hold Off Eagles

Rockridge was pushed to the limit but held on to win their regional opener over Mercer County Tuesday. Mercer County topped Orion in their regional opener on Monday and then met the Rockets, who won decisively in their other meeting…

Richard A. ‘Tony’ Mack – Services 5/20/22

Richard A. “Tony” Mack, 82 of Blue Grass, formerly of Viola, died Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Lutheran Living, Muscatine. Recitation of the Rosary is at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, with visitation to follow from 4 to 7 p.m.…

Regionals Open With Tight Games

The start of the baseball and softball post season opened with some tight contests involving our local schools. In softball, Mercer County rallied from a 7-0 deficit to beat Orion. In baseball, Mercer County scored four runs in the top…

Tigers Take Sectional, Rockets Win TRAC West

The Sherrard girls track team captured their second straight Class 1A Sectional championship at George Pratt Memorial Field Thursday. Riverdale won the boys TRAC track meet. The Rockridge Rockets stopped Erie-Prophetstown for the second time this week to win the…

Senior Spotlight – Jacob Dutton: United High School

On today’s Senior Spotlight, John Hoscheidt will talk with Jacob Dutton from United High School.  Today’s Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Diamond Ag, your ag retailer built to serve, with locations in Aledo, Alexis and Knoxville.

Tigers Edge Rockets

Sherrard scored two runs in the top of the ninth to edge Rockridge in Three Rivers Athletic Conference baseball Tuesday. In softball, Rockridge runs their streak to 54 straight by taking a split doubleheader and Sherrard won a slugfest over…

Rockets Win Showdown With Panthers

The Rockridge Rockets won the first meeting this week with Erie-Prophetstown with first place on the line in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference softball race. Mercer County’s defense let them down as they dropped a pair to Knoxville in LTC…

Senior Spotlight – Kel Lee: Mercer County

Today’s Senior Spotlight features Kel Lee from Mercer County High School and is brought to you by Joe’s Trattoria featuring the best Italian food around and Midwest Bank in Aledo, see them for a home mortgage loan to fit your…