Announcements

Area Food Pantry Hours

Churches of Mercer County Food Pantry The Churches of Mercer County Food Pantry at 1200 S. College Avenue in Aledo is open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. They accept food…

Beat Cancer With Hearts And Hope

Help light up Mercer County with festive outdoor decorations of love from Feb. 1 through Feb. 15! Decorate windows, porches, or yards to show HOPE to Survivors and Caregivers in Mercer County! Let’s make the most of time at home…

Essley-Noble Museum Is Back Open

The museum is officially back open! Winter hours are as follows:     Friday: 12 – 4 p.m.     Saturday: 12 – 4 p.m. We ask that everyone adheres to the CDC guidelines put in place. We ask that…

Mercer County Retired Teachers Scholarship Announcement

The Mercer County Retired Teachers Association announces it annual Scholarship Program again this year. The program is designed to support Mercer County students who are planning to enter the teaching profession. Multiple scholarships up to $1,000 may be awarded in…

Viola Public Library Moves To New Building

Viola Public Library District has moved to the new building at 1701 17th Street and is currently open for curbside pick-up. Like their Facebook page to keep up to date on what’s happening at the library. For curbside pickup, please…

Edwards River Public Library Opens Monday, July 6

Edwards River Public Library, Aledo is going back to regular hours starting Mon., July 6 — MWF: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., TTH: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sun: Closed. Key library services return:…

Genesis First Med Pharmacy Providing Curbside Service For Safety

With the goal of protecting patients and staff, Genesis First Med Pharmacy, Aledo, has initiated prescription curbside service. Please follow these instructions: 1. Patients should call ahead for pharmacy services. Let pharmacy staff know what prescriptions are needed to be…

First Baptist Church Of Aledo Outreach

First Baptist Church of Aledo is a connection point for information and services in Mercer County. They are a collection point for personal care items for immediate distribution. People are encouraged to bring toiletries and non-perishable food items to the…

University Of Illinois Extension Offices Closed

University of Illinois Extension’s unit offices serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties have been temporarily closed, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 University of Illinois Extension’s unit offices serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties have been temporarily…