The sagging national economy may be helping spur local sales.
Mercer County sales tax collections this year are up 5.74 percent compared with the same time period last year. Approximately $2.6 million in sales tax has been collected through purchases since January - nearly $140,000 more than last year at this time. [More]
The Mercer County Elks hosted three Midwest Athletic Conference golf matchups on Monday, with the undefeated St. Henry girls team looking to go to 5-0 on the season in facing Parkway.
The Redskins rolled to victory in knocking three strokes off their school record for nine holes, shooting a 186 - having broken the record two weeks ago at The Elks - with the Panthers coming in with a 214. [More]