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The Mercer County School District projecting a deficit budget in fiscal year 2020.  But most of that is because of needed health life safety work says Unit 404 superintendent Scott Petire and the district will still have an ending balance…

Carolyn L. McGuire – Services 9/21/19

Carolyn L. McGuire, 82 of Seaton, died peacefully Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Aledo Rehab and Healthcare Center, Aledo. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, September 21, at Speer Funeral Home, beginning with Order of the Eastern Star services,…

Henderson County Authorities Seeking Help In Locating Missing Senior

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in attempting to locate a missing person. Rosalea Pruett, age 90, of rural Gladstone, IL did not arrive at her residence after departing from a family member’s residence at…

TIF Committee To Discuss TIF Application From YMCA Next Week

The Aledo City Council has scheduled a TIF Committee meeting for next week to discuss an application submitted by the Mercer County Family YMCA. The application, filed with Aledo City Hall, details a probable expansion cost of just over $2.9-million…

Organizers looking for another strong Relay for Life of Mercer County. The American Cancer Society’s Stacey Dutton says this year’s event is this Saturday from 1-to-10 p.m. at Aledo Central Park. A goal of $80,000 has been set.  There are…

Three Rivers Announces All-Conference Baseball-Softball Teams

The Three Rivers Athletic Conference announced their all conference baseball and softball teams for the 2019 season.  Conference champions Orion and Rockridge lead the teams with players named to the first two teams.   Three Rivers Athletic Conference – West…

The IHSA will make a final decision next week on changing the state basketball tournament format for both the boys and girls.  Under consideration is a plan to have one state tourney weekend (Thursday through Saturday) for the girls and…

What Trade Means At The Local Level

Breaking down the impact of trade on local farming operations. Here is what the United States Mexico Canada Agreement or USMCA means for Miranda Biddle of Joy and her family’s hog business.   Biddle discussed the issue with Western Illinois…