Western Illinois Today

WRMJ Audio: Sherrard High School Recognizes Cpl. Luxmore’s Ultimate Sacrifice; Jersey Retired On 9/11

Sherrard High School honored the legacy of 2005 graduate Bryant J. Luxmore this past Saturday, Sept. 11th. The New Windsor native was killed in action in 2012 in Afghanistan. His high school football jersey number 5 was retired in a…

Local Schools Continue To Benefit From Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation

The Mercer County and Sherrard school districts sharing $200,000 in grant funding from the Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation. The money will be used for technology efforts says Kelly Thompson with the Quad Cities Community Foundation, which administers the Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation.…

Recent Illinois Farmland Auction Brings $17,000 An Acre

Farmland values continue an upward trend in Illinois. A sale on Friday in Douglas County near Arcola brought $17,000 an acre says Dan Sullivan with Sullivan Auctioneers. Sullivan says there were bidders from nine states and seven different parties were…

New Downtown Capital Program Announced For Illinois

The state has unveiled a $50 million Rebuild Illinois Main Street and Downtown Capital Program. The announcement was made by Governor J.B. Pritzker on Friday in downstate Hillsboro where Jonathan Weyer serves as Economic and Community Planner. More information on…

Dandy First Year For Danndee Flowers

The flower season was good for Danndee Flowers. Kate Danner opened the weekend agritourism business west of Aledo earlier this summer. Danndee Flowers opened in late July. The last day of the season was Monday.  

WRMJ Audio: #PorkandPigskins; Finding A State Champ In Porkchops

The IHSA and the Illinois Pork Producers Association teaming up to present the 2021 Pork & Pigskins Championship, which will crown the best porkchop sandwich in the state among IHSA concession stand chefs. So far there have been 74 entries.…

Eliza Lions Club Tractor Drive This Weekend

The Eliza Lions Club tractor drive is back. The event is Saturday says organizer Dick Nash. For any questions or additional information, contact Nash at 309-537-3536.

Local Schools Continue To Benefit From Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation

The Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation awarding nearly $200,000 in grant funding to the Mercer County and Sherrard school districts. With the funding, Sherrard plans to take multiple approaches to its commitment to innovation, from outfitting an innovation lab for junior high…