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Larry “The Flagman” Eckhardt has passed away. His mission was well documented—lining American flags for funeral processions to honor veterans and first responders throughout the country. He spoke with WRMJ in 2014 when his work was documented in the book…

Threat For Severe Weather This Weekend

Severe weather possible for Saturday. Meteorologist Tim Gross with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities spoke with WRMJ Friday morning.   The Storm Prediction Center has a moderate risk of severe storms Saturday south and east of a…

4-H Soup Cook-Off This Weekend At Aledo Fire Station

Mercer County 4-H invites the community to join them for their annual Soup Cook-Off this Saturday from 5-to-7 p.m. at the Aledo Fire Station. This is a free supper with all food donated by 4-H and community members.   Cash…

Rockridge’s Krueger & Throne Go For Gold Saturday Night

Two friends, two classmates and two teammates will attempt to cap off a memorable weekend and memorable high school school wrestling careers Saturday night at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Rockridge seniors Dallas Krueger and Nolan Throne will each…

Aledo Approves Water Operator Agreement With Iowa Firm

The Aledo City Council has rejected all bids for selling the town’s water and waste-water systems. And an operator agreement has been reached with an Iowa firm says City Administrator Chris Sullivan.   Also this week, two new Aledo police…

Bid For Bargains Pickup And ‘After-Auction Sale’

Thanks to everyone who helped make our first Bid For Bargains Auction of 2020 a great success! Starting on Tuesday, February 18, our Bid For Bargains auction “winners” can start picking up and paying for their certificates at the WRMJ…