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Rockets Take Erie Title

Rockrdge handed Monmouth-Roseville their first loss of the season as they won the Cliff Warkins Memorial Classic girls basketball tournament Thursday night. Mercer County lost to Morrison in a consolation game. On the boys side, Fulton downed Riverdale to take…

Eagles Drop Heartbreaker

Mercer County hosted one of the top teams in western Illinois Monday night and Macomb’s Connor Watson hit a shot at the buzzer to beat the Golden Eagles. Riverdale suffered their first loss at Kewanee. Sherrard topped Mercer County in…

WRMJ’s Trees In The Park Kicks Off Holly Days

A large crowd made its way to downtown Aledo Friday night for Holly Days. WRMJ’s Trees in the Park got things started at 5 pm. This year the judges chose the tree sponsored by Genesis Health Group and decorated by…

WRMJ Interviews: Hofer, Henry Preview IHSA Playoffs

Mercer County and Rockridge are in the IHSA Class 2A Football Playoffs. Both teams heard their names announced when the parings were released on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles will host Sterling Newman Central Catholic at George Pratt Memorial Field…

Update On Sherrard Supt. Search

The application deadline to apply to be the next superintendent of Sherrard School District closed last week. Unit 200 Board of Education President Rhys Fullerlove says the next step is training for the school board with the Illinois Association of…

Aledo Man Arrested On ID Theft Charge

An Aledo man has been arrested on a Mercer County warrant for aggravated identity theft less than $10,000. According to a Mercer County Sheriff’s Department press release the victim is over 60 years old. 48-year-old Darrin C. Clawson was taken…

The City of Aledo’s commitment to a proposed redevelopment project at the former Aledo Jr. High property is $250,000. The agreement was approved by aldermen on Monday night says Mayor Chris Hagloch. cut The $11.7 million project was announced by…

Fairgrounds Accident Results In Fatal Injuries

One person is dead following an accident at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. The mishap occurred Friday afternoon just before 2.p.m. Emergency personnel responded to a report of a man being trapped under an agricultural apparatus. He was pronounced dead at…