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Jessica N. Wade – Services 6/17/22

Jessica N. Wade, 29 of Sherrard, Illinois passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 11, 2022, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity in Rock Island. Services are 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2022, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Private burial will be at a…

WRMJ Audio: Aledo & Westmer Were There At Beginning; Mercer County High School Continues IHSA Bass Fishing Tradition

The IHSA state tournament series in bass fishing began in 2009 and Aledo and Westmer were among the 199 initial schools to field teams. The consolidated Mercer County High School picked up the program the following year and has participated…

Anderson & Swanson Sponsor Dispatcher Legislation

Local State Senator Neil Anderson of Andalusia introducing legislation to classify dispatchers as first responders. The measure has won approval in committee. The legislation is sponsored in the Illinois House by local State Rep. Dan Swanson.

Eagles Get Back On The Court With Road Win

Mercer County finally got back on the court after a week layoff as they went on the road and picked up a Lincoln Trail Conference win at Abingdon-Avon. Rockridge battled Waubonsie Valley, a 4A school, at the Eastbay Shootout but…

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…