Western Illinois Today

Line & ‘Wacky Wade’ Continue To Rack Up Wins In Show Ring

A Seaton teenager continues to rack up wins on the livestock show circuit. Mercer County High School senior Dalton Line and “Wacky Wade” won Grand Champion Steer honors at the Illinois Beef Expo last month and took more honors this…

3D Property Brings $230,000 At Auction

A business liquidation auction in Aledo brings much interest today.  3D Concrete in Aledo was on the block.  The property sold for over $200,000 and there was also very active bidding on many pieces of construction equipment.  Local auctioneer Dale…

Genesis Medical Center Aledo Awarded Two Grants

Genesis Medical Center Aledo awarded a couple of grants. The funding will be used for two different programs says Al Zwilling with the Mercer Foundation for Health. Zwilling announced the grants at this week’s Aledo Main Street Economic Development Committee…

Local Students Fare Well In FFA Competition

Four local students having a good week with FFA activities. Sherrard’s Ann Weber, Nicholas Close and Matthew Lloyd of Mercer County High School, and Nathan Flickinger from Rockridge High School have won FFA District 1 Proficiency Awards.  The competition was held Wednesday…

Oquawka Fire Department Hopes To Create Fire Protection District

The Oquawka Fire Department is looking to create a Fire Protection District. The issue will be voted on next month. The department has relied on assessments and other voluntary contributions for 127 years, but operations have become more of a…