John Hoscheidt

Mercer County Vaccination Numbers Slowing

The number of new persons receiving a Covid-19 vaccine in Mercer County has slowed considerably.  Genesis Medical Center in Aledo’s administrator Ted Rogalski said they aren’t seeing many new people getting vaccinated. Rogalski said if people still have concerns about…

Rock Island County Fair Off To A Good Start

The Rock Island County Fair is off to a good start after taking a year off. New fair board president Lauren Crawford says things were coming together on Tuesday. Crawford also hopes there will be a strong turnout for the…

High Speed Arrest Near Aledo

Mercer County Sheriff Deputies made a high speed arrest Tuesday evening. According to the media release, 20-year-old Kyle O’Toole of Aledo was traveling about a mile south of Aledo on Route 94, near 70th Avenue, when in-car radar clocked him…

Business Spotlight – Tracy Bigham: Country Financial

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Tracy Bigham, your local Country Financial representative in Aledo. They will talk about the return of premium life policy; how important it is to review your policies, especially your homeowners, at this time of…

Business Spotlight – Danndee Flowers

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Kate Danner with Dandee Flowers in rural Aledo. They will talk about where the idea for this agritourism business came from, the type of flowers you’ll find, her retail store on the grounds, play…

Business Spotlight – Ark Safe Enterprises

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Darren & Missy Harrison, the owners of Ark Safe Enterprises in Seaton. They will talk about how they started their home improvement company 10 years ago; the type of projects they can handle, including…

Business Spotlight – The Last Breath Launch Party

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Grant Putnam and Garrett Boelkes from Last Breath Media, the producers of The Last Breath Launch Party. They will explain what The Last Breath Launch Party is, how they got it started for area…

Business Spotlight – Doug’s @ 133

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Doug Sturgill, the owner of Doug’s @ 133 in downtown Aledo. They will talk about Doug’s new pergola that his customers are enjoying, the challenges he’s faced this past year, the menu and some…

Kirwan Testifies In Front Of House Committee

Mercer County farmer Jeff Kirwan testified last week in front of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities chaired by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. Kirwan says they discussed a number of topics during the hearing. Kirwan is also an Illinois…

Plans For VFW Golf Outing Ramp Up

The largest fundraiser to support the Mercer County VFW in Aledo is ramping up. The fundraiser was almost ended but some “young blood” has stepped forward to help keep the event going. This year, the event, scheduled for July 10,…