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Relay for Life of Mercer County WRMJ Radiothon Nets $5,000

The Relay for Life of Mercer County Radiothon nets $5,000.  There were 63 donors says American Cancer Society’s Stacey Dutton. The Radiothon was held Monday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and included a $500 matching grant from Genesis Medical…

Rogalski: GMC Aledo Community Needs Assessment Brings Attention To Local Cancer Mortality Rates

Genesis Medical Center Aledo finishing up a Community Needs Assessment.  One of the concerns is local cancer mortality rates says GMC Aledo administrator Ted Rogalski. Rogalski making his comments during Monday’s Relay for Life of Mercer County Radiothon.

Aledo Clean-Up Days Begin Monday

Aledo clean-up days begin Monday. It begins on the north side of town this week and ends on the south side of Aledo next week says Director of Public Works Justin Blaser. The city offers e-cycle pick-up the first and…

Aledo Main Street Unveils ‘FRIENDRAISER’ Effort

Looking for different faces to volunteer at community events. That’s the goal of a new effort by Dana Murphy and Aledo Main Street called “FRIENDRAISER”. Main Street will awarding three scholarships to graduating Mercer County seniors later this spring.

All Mercer County Jr. High & High School Students To Get Chromebooks Next School Year; District Hires Math & Reading Coaches

Beginning next school year all junior high and high school students in the Mercer County School District will be getting Chromebooks. Unit 404 superintendent Scott Petrie says the technology fee will likely be $40 for high school students and $20…

Mercer County Republicans Elect New Chair; Mercer County Democrats Keep Same Leadership Structure

The Mercer County Republican Party has elected a new chairman. It’s Linda Sarabasa. She replaces Jay Doherty. Mike Frye will serve as vice chairman of the party, Greg Larson treasurer, and Barb Chiles is the new secretary of the Mercer…

Wrestling/Weight Room On Drawing Board For Sherrard High School

A new wrestling/weight room on the drawing board for Sherrard High School.  The Unit 200 Board of Education is re-bidding the project says Superintendent Alan Boucher because the weight room is being expanded from 1,030 square feet to 1,555 square…

Even More Recognition For Rockridge Music Program

More recognition for the Rockridge music program. This time it’s from the NAMM Foundation says Rockridge choral director Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger. Rockridge is coming off its fourth straight IHSA music sweepstakes state title last weekend.