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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Another $1.6 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Programs at Project NOW

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Project NOW an additional $1.6 million in federal funding for Head Start programs. Project NOW is a Community Action Agency serving Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois. Bustos announced an initial $1.6 million in funds for the organization in February 2022.
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Rockets Hold Off Eagles

Rockridge was pushed to the limit but held on to win their regional opener over Mercer County Tuesday. Mercer County topped Orion in their regional opener on Monday and then met the Rockets, who won decisively in their other meeting earlier this season, but the Golden Eagles rally came up short.
TAYLOR RIDGE, IL
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Criminal Sexual Assault Charge Filed Against Keithsburg Man

A Keithsburg man arrested on a criminal sexual assault charge. Gavin T. Fullerton was taken into custody late last week following an investigation by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. He is facing a Class 1 felony. Fullerton was transported to the Mercer County Jail for booking and was later released after posting ten-percent of his $75,000 bond. He waived his preliminary hearing Monday in Mercer County Circuit Court. A pre-trial is scheduled for June 13.
KEITHSBURG, IL
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5th Grade Field Trips Return To Essley-Noble Museum

It’s been several years but Mercer County area fifth graders return to the Essley-Noble Museum this week for a field trip. It’s good to have them back, says the museum’s Shannon Boynton. The museum’s spring and summer hours are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 1 to 5...
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Regionals Open With Tight Games

The start of the baseball and softball post season opened with some tight contests involving our local schools. In softball, Mercer County rallied from a 7-0 deficit to beat Orion. In baseball, Mercer County scored four runs in the top of the seventh but Rockridge pulled it out in their last at bat and Sherrard held on to down Alleman.
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Bustos announces $1.6 million in funds for Project NOW Head Start programs

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Project NOW an additional $1.6 million in federal funding for Head Start programs. Project NOW is a Community Action Agency serving Rock Island, Henry and Mercer...
ROCK ISLAND, IL
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Senior Spotlight – Shaylee Smet: Mercer County High School

On today’s Senior Spotlight, John Hoscheidt will talk with Shaylee Smet from Mercer County High School. Today’s Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Reason’s Meats. From farm to table since 1937, take your meals from mediocre to magnificent with Reason’s Meats in Buffalo Prairie.
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Red Cross Blood Draw Tuesday In Mercer County

Blood supplies and donations normally run short during summer months, but Mercer County residents can help out this week. The regular monthly Mercer County American Red Cross blood draw is Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Mercer County VFW. Joe Zydlo is a spokesman with Red Cross.
MERCER COUNTY, IL
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Saturday Job Fair In Aledo

A local job fair set for this weekend in Mercer County. Darren Winsor serves as business navigator for Mercer County Better Together. The job fair is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 129 East Main Street, the former Appleton Law Office building in downtown Aledo.
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