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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…

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…

Rain Moves In This Week Along With Cooler Temps

Rain chances increase later this week and more seasonable temps are on the way. That’s meteorologist Brian Pierce with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. He spoke with WRMJ Monday morning.

WRMJ Audio: Whiteman Having Impact On Football Field For Rockets

Rockridge senior basketball standout Jenson Whiteman, named 1st team TRAC all-conference this season, decided to give football a try this spring. He’s had an impact and made a key play in last week’s win over state ranked Morrison as heard…

City Will Do What It Can To Have Rhubarb Fest

Aledo city officials have said they will do everything in their power so that a Rhubarb Festival can be held this year.  The festival committee will make a final decision next month and at a city council meeting earlier this…

Fire Weather Watch Monday For WRMJ Listening Area

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN IOWA, NORTHEAST MISSOURI AND NORTHWEST ILLINOIS… The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has issued a Fire…

Rockets Sweep Tigers

Rockridge topped Sherrard Thursday night to sweep the Tigers in their two Three Rivers Athletic Conference volleyball matches this week.  The Rockets won in straight games 25-12, 25-19.  Orion split with Riverdale returning the favor winning on the Rams home…

Saturday COVID Vaccine Clinics Continue At Genesis Aledo

COVID vaccine distribution ramped up in Mercer County. Last weekend marked the first of weekly Saturday clinics at Genesis Health Group in Aledo. Genesis Aledo is part of a statewide effort to increase vaccination opportunities in rural areas says administrator…