Western Illinois Today

How Did IH Go Under? Former Dealer Examines Question In Book

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with author Paul Wallem Monday morning. He wrote the book “International Harvester – The Breakup – What Really Happened.” His book examines how a perfect storm of problems killed the iconic brand.

Another Successful Food Drive For Rockridge Student Council

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge High School senior Nicole Sedam Monday morning. She is the secretary of the Rockridge Student Council and they just completed a successful food drive to benefit area food pantries.

Mercer County Joins Rural And Small School Group

The Mercer County School Board now a member of the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools.   Unit 404 Superintendent Scott Petrie says the annual membership fee is $400. Abingdon-Avon, Knoxville and Geneseo are among the other area schools…

Wind Chills Felt This Week, But No Snow

Blustery northwest winds will be a feature of the weather pattern in the WRMJ listening area this week.  There will be some cold temps, but no significant snow event is in the forecast. That’s meteorologist Tom Phillip with the National…

Missing Matherville Woman Located Safe

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Sunday that a missing Matherville woman has been located. 20 year old Taegan Randolph is safe and no foul play is suspected. She was reported missing on Nov. 20.

Local Mail Carrier Gets Joy Holiday Postmark Assignment

A local mail carrier designed this year’s special Joy postal cancellation. The postmark is available beginning Tuesday and is the work of Wendy Peters.   To have your holiday greetings postmarked in Joy, send the self-addressed/self-stamped cards and letters via…

WRMJ Interview: Playing Waiting Game; High School A-D’s Remain In Difficult Spot

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Farmington High School athletic director Jeff Flater Friday morning. Flater’s career in education and athletics began in 1988 at Union followed by Bushell-Prairie City, Rockridge, Byron, Galesburg and now Farmington High School. The…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. Coat Drive Collects 70 Winter Coats

A coat drive led by Mercer County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Jacob Marlow netted positive results during this ongoing pandemic. The effort was able to collect and purchase over 70 winter coats, hats and gloves that were distributed to schools throughout…