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Steven G. Carey-7/27/21

Steven G. Carey, 71, of New Boston, IL passed away Friday, July 23, 2021, at home.  Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo.  Burial is in the Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction, IA.   Visitation…

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…

Business Spotlight – Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Mark Brenny, the owner of Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic in Bettendorf. They will talk about the current business climate, the lines of ATVs and side by sides Brenny’s carries, being the Quad Cities area Indian…

Business Spotlight-The Patton Block-DeNovo Brewing

In today’s Business Spotlight John Hoscheidt will talk with Kevin Cerar from The Patton Block Restaurant and Brad Sturgeon with DeNovo Brewing in Monmouth. Tune in following Western Illinois Today News at 7, Noon, and 5. You will also find…

Mercer County Farm Bureau Promoting Grain Bin Safety Training Event

Mercer County first responders and farmers invited to a grain bin safety training program next month. The featured presenter is Dave Newcomb with the Illinois Fire Service Institute. Two sessions will be offered Saturday, June 12 at the Aledo Fire…

Mercer County Intermediate School Classroom Addition On Wednesday’s Unit 404 BOE Agenda

The Mercer County School Board will consider approving an architecture firm to proceed with a classroom addition at the Mercer County Intermediate School this week. Retaining Phillips and Associates for the work is on Wednesday night’s agenda. The Unit 404…

Rockets Edge Rams, Tigers Outslug Chargers

In a match-up of two of the top pitchers in western Illinois, the Rockridge Rockets edged the Riverdale Rams 3-1 in Three Rivers Athletic Conference softball action.  Kendra Lewis struck out 13 Rams giving up three hits to outduel Ashyn…

Business Spotlight – Skinner Landscaping

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Shelly Price, Zane Sackville, and Don Zook of Skinner Landscaping in Aledo. They will talk about Skinner’s new building and location; their expanded greenhouse; the many services they offer, including landscaping, concrete work, and…