Mercer County: Better Together

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Life in Mercer County provides access to amenities, quality educational systems, diverse recreational opportunities, a variety of health care services and more. Mercer County features a unique charm and low cost of living. See why many people over the generations have chosen to make it their home.

Education

Mercer County is home to one private school (L'Abris Academy) and three public school districts (Mercer County CUSD #404, Sherrard CUSD #200 & United CUSD #304). Rockridge CUSD #300 is located outside of Mercer County, but educates students living in Mercer County.

The public districts feature an average student to teacher ratio of 15.5 to 1, an average district enrollment of 1,260 students, average expenditures per student of $5,482, and an average high school graduation rate of 94.3%. Find more information online at https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/.

Mercer County CUSD #404 Unit Office
1002 SW 6th St.
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone – (309) 582-2238
http://www.mercerschools.org/
Sherrard CUSD #200 Unit Office
507 3rd St.
PO Box 369
Sherrard, IL 61281
Phone – (309) 593-4075
http://www.sherrard.us/
Rockridge CUSD #300 Unit Office
14110 134th Avenue West
Taylor Ridge, IL 61284
Phone – (309) 793-8001
http://www.rr30.org/
United CUSD #304 Unit Office
1905 100th Street
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone – (309) 734-9413
www.united.k12.il.us

PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ADDRESS
GRADES
ENROLLMENT
Apollo Elementary
801 SW 9th St, Aledo
Pre-K – 4th
327
New Boston Elementary
301 Jefferson St, New Boston
Pre-K – 4th
221
Mercer County Intermediate
1002 SW 6th St, Aledo
5th – 6th
200
Mercer County Junior High
203 North Washington St, Joy
7th – 8th
200
Mercer County High School
1500 S College Ave, Aledo
9th – 12th
393
Sherrard Elementary
209 East 1st St, Sherrard
K – 4th
288
Winola Elementary
1804 17th Ave, Viola
K – 4th
320
Matherville Intermediate
1376 252nd St, Matherville
5th – 6th
250
Sherrard Junior High
4701 176th Ave, Sherrard
7th – 8th
237
Sherrard High School
4701 176th Ave, Sherrard
9th – 12th
543


PRIVATE SCHOOL
ADDRESS
GRADES
ENROLLMENT
L'abris Academy
1109 SE 3rd St, Aledo
2nd – 12th


CHILDCARE FACILITIES
ADDRESS
AGES
ENROLLMENT
YMCA Children's School
106 NE 4th St, Aledo
Pre-K
up to 73
Project NOW Head Start
305 NW 7th St, Aledo
3 – 5 years
Skribbles Childcare Center
710 Walnut St, New Windsor
Time for Tots Preschool
121 Meridian St, New Windsor
Pre-K
up to 18
Tiger Tales Childcare
504 3rd St, Sherrard
6 weeks – 12 yrs
Red Barn Daycare
2616 60th Ave, Viola
Mom & Me Daycare
448 82nd Ave, New Boston
1 month – 12 yrs


SPECIALIZED FACILITIES
ADDRESS
AGES
ENROLLMENT
High Roads Advantage
2004 SE 3rd St, Aledo
17 – 21 years


LOCAL HIGHER LEARNING

SCHOOL
TYPE
MILES TO
ENROLLMENT
Monmouth College
4-year private liberal arts
25
1,200
Trinity College of Nursing
2-year, 4-year & masters
28
varies
Augustana College
4-year private liberal arts
29
2,500
St. Ambrose University
4-year private liberal arts
31
3,343
Carl Sandburg College
2-year community college
32
2,922
Muscatine Community College
2-year community college
33
1,800
Western Illinois University, QC
4-year public university
33
1,531
Brown-Mackie College
2-year & 4-year programs
34
246
Black Hawk College, Moline
2-year community college
35
5,271
Knox College
4-year private liberal arts
37
1,400
Scott Community College
2-year community college
38
5,000
Southeastern Community College
2-year community college
44
3,225
Black Hawk College East, Galva
2-year community college
45
712
Western Illinois University, Macomb
4-year public university
57
10,373


SPECIALIZED FACILITIES
ADDRESS
AGES
ENROLLMENT
Midwest Technical Institute
public technical/vocational school
34
varies
Hamilton Technical College
technical school
34
233
La' James International College
cosmetology (Davenport)
34
76
Capri College
cosmetology (Davenport)
35
205
La' James International College
cosmetology (East Moline)
35
45
Morrison Institute of Technology
technical school
72
103


Recreation

Whether inside or out, you'll find plenty of ways to have fun in the Mercer County area.

Mercer County Family YMCA

The Mercer County Family YMCA offers quality, affordable programs and services designed to benefit people of all backgrounds. Our main facility offers a wellness center, weight room, track, gym and pool.

With a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, we strive everyday to strengthen our community based on our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.  At the Y, core values are not just a way of thinking, they are an integral part of who we are.  When you join the Y, you are coming together with men, women and children from your community who are committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 

Throughout the year, a number of youth To learn more, call (309) 582-5101 or visit
www.mercercountyymca.org.

Hawthorn Ridge Golf Course

This par-72 layout provides a fun challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Hawthorn Ridge offers 4 sets of tees, ranging from 5,323 to 6,752 yards in length. In 18 holes you're sure to hit nearly every club in the bag, and have fun doing it.

Whether it's a morning cup of Joe, lunch at the turn or a post-round meal, the full-service snack bar has the goods to satisfy at reasonable prices. A friendly staff, variable menu and affordable pricing make Hawthorn Ridge a great choice for your next event! Each year Hawthorn Ridge serves a variety of groups - from charity events to tournament competition. goal is to deliver a top-notch experience to those we serve.

When you host your event at Hawthorn Ridge, golf course staff will help you do the following:

  • Organize, market & promote your event
  • Plan a menu of food & beverages to satisfy your clientele
  • Adjust golf course setup to suit your clientele
  • Provide a beverage cart for on-course service (groups of 50 or more)
  • Provide The Mitchell Warwick Room, a picturesque dining area to suit your clientele

Completed in 2004, the newly renamed Mitchell Warwick Room offers efficient dining space in a picturesque setting. Nestled in the middle of the Hawthorn Ridge layout, the room seats up to 50 and doubles as the perfect location for your next meeting or event. For pricing & details, call (309) 582-5641 or email hawthornridgegc@frontier.com.

Oak View Country Club

Located along State Highway 94 in Aledo, this nine hole course is Mercer County's oldest golf facility, opening in 1922. With fairways lined by many live oaks, ball placement is key on every shot. Oak View offers a picturesque clubhouse where you'll find a delicious menu, and a perfect spot for meetings, parties or receptions.

Oak View offers all the amenities of a country club, at affordable pricing. Enjoy delicious food and your favorite drinks in the clubhouse restaurant! You'll find a friendly staff ready to make your experience top-notch. The club offers a variety of leagues, from men's & women's to a Friday Night Mixed league. Throughout the year OVCC offers an array of fun golf events as well. To learn more call (309) 582-7916 or visit www.oakviewcountryclub.com.

Copper's Creek Outfitters

Located just north of the Mercer County border in Rock Island County near Illinois City, Copper's Creek Outfitters offers fall & spring hunting for trophy turkey and whitetail. Copper's Creek Outfitters can provide guided hunts, lodging and more for those chasing big spurs, beards and trophy deer.

Copper's Creek features home cooked meals, lodging with two private beds per room with linens provided, laundry facilities on site, and more. This handicapped accessible location offers an outdoor practice range, an on-site walk-in cooler for hanging game, pre-hung stands, and up-to- date scouting and stand placement. Snag that trophy turkey or Whitetail on over 6,500 acres of prime rolling timber and farm land. For more information call (844) 441-2608, (563) 299-9663 or visit www.copperscreek.com.


Health

Mercer County provides state-of- the-art health care, prevention and services for individuals across the life span. These facilities enhance quality of life for the area and provide a strong employment base.

Advanced Rehab and Sports Medicine

Our goal is to immediately reduce pain and restore function. We understand that when you are hurting, you don't have time to wait. To ensure that the impact of injury and painful conditions on your quality of life is limited, we move quickly to ensure an appointment within 24 hours and the commencement of effective treatments.

Our Service Philosophy: We understand that when you are hurting, you don't have time to wait. To ensure that the impact of injury and painful conditions on your quality of life is limited, we move quickly to ensure an appointment within 24 hours and the commencement of effective treatments. Our goal is to immediately reduce pain and restore function. Whether you are suffering from automobile accident injuries to soft tissue damage, we are determined to give you the help you need to get your life back.

Conditions Regularly Treated

Whether you sprained your ankle playing basketball or are trying to get back to an active lifestyle after joint replacement surgery, we can help.

Among the conditions we treat regularly are:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • post-operative orthopedics
  • temporomandibular joint disorder
  • back and neck pain
  • general orthopedics
  • occupational injuries
  • repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel
  • paralysis
  • amputation
  • arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • neurological conditions and injuries
  • whiplash
  • sports injuries
  • auto injuries
  • osteoporosis
  • oncology
  • TMD

http://www.advrehab.com/Locations/Physical-Therapy- Aledo/a~7876-- c~356558/article.html

Aledo Rehabilitation and Health Care

Aledo Rehabilitation & Health Care Center strives for excellence in obtaining each resident's individual needs and goals to attain their highest level of independence. Our main objective is to provide excellent nursing care. We have a very dedicated and caring nursing staff to meet your needs. We also offer an exciting activity and social service department to provide for your social needs. We strongly encourage family involvement with our residents at any time.

Welcome! On behalf of the residents and staff of Aledo Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and your loved one. The staff of Aledo Rehabilitation & Health Care Center strives for excellence in obtaining each resident's individual needs and goals to attain their highest level of independence.

Our main objective is to provide excellent nursing care. We have a very dedicated and caring nursing staff to meet your needs. We also offer an exciting activity and social service department to provide for your social needs. We strongly encourage family involvement with our residents at any time.

Thank you for the opportunity to care for you or your loved ones. If at any time you would like to offer suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call at (309) 582-5376.
https://www.petersenhealthcare.net/aledo/

Brookstone of Aledo

Brookstone of Aledo offers fine senior living in our beautiful community. Our residents enjoy living life their way, while receiving assistance when they need it. We offer private apartments with private baths and kitchenettes, and we provide three home cooked meals daily, weekly laundry and housekeeping services and daily activities with weekly shopping and dining trips. Our staff is available 24/7 to assist with bathing, dressing, and grooming and medication assistance if needed.

Brookstone of Aledo offers fine senior living in our beautiful community. Our community is in a central location, only minutes from shopping, restaurants, and the Mercer County Hospital. Our residents enjoy living life their way, while receiving assistance when they need it. We offer private apartments with private baths and kitchenettes, and we provide three home cooked meals daily, weekly laundry and housekeeping services and daily activities with weekly shopping and dining trips. Our staff is available 24/7 to assist with bathing, dressing, and grooming and medication assistance if needed. Bring your own car and come and go as you please. We truly promote independent living. Come by and see us, we'd love to make you family! http://www.meridiansenior.com/community/aledo

Genesis Medical Center, Aledo

Genesis Medical Center, Aledo a 22 bed critical access hospital is the only health center in the county and plays a vital role in providing local health care to a diverse population. It is our mission to provide quality, compassionate care to the community. We are fortunate to be a part of Genesis Health System, which assists us to perform at the highest levels of quality and safety.

Genesis Medical Center-Aledo is a 22-bed, critical access hospital located in Aledo, Ill., and has served the health care needs of Mercer County residents since 1950. Over the years, the hospital has added services to accommodate the evolving health care needs of the community. GMC-Aledo offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and community health services delivered by highly- qualified health care professionals. Our employees take great pride in their work and treat every patient as our family and friends.

Genesis Health Group, Aledo (formerly Medical Associates Clinic) opened in 1997 and employs physicians and physician's assistants offering services in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Podiatry, Occupational Medicine and Women's Health. Our team of medical professionals provides comprehensive general health care, including physical examinations, treatment and monitoring of chronic and acute health problems, as well as injury treatment, for both adults and children. http://www.genesishealth.com/facilities/hospital/aledo/genesis-medical- center-aledo/

Genesis Senior Living, Aledo

Genesis Senior Living, Aledo is a 92-bed, skilled nursing facility attached to Genesis Medical Center, Aledo providing convenient access to all hospital services. Quality of care and resident satisfaction are our top priorities. Our 5-Star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest rating a nursing home can achieve, is also the highest in Mercer County and one of the highest in the region. Our latest addition has been memory care for those with Alzheimer's and or dementia.

Is a 92-bed, skilled nursing facility attached to Genesis Medical Center, Aledo providing convenient access to all hospital services. Quality of care and resident satisfaction are our top priorities. Our 5-Star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest rating a nursing home can achieve, is also the highest in Mercer County and one of the highest in the region.

Services

Genesis Senior Living, Aledo offers a wide range of health care services including:

  • Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care
  • Transition Care
  • Short-Term Rehabilitation

Live in a caring environment.

What makes Genesis Senior Living so unique is the atmosphere of warmth and friendliness you can experience by walking into our front lobby. Each resident is treated as a family member who comes with a rich past and the potential for a great future. Be part of a community with opportunities for learning, exploring, giving and living.

Staff and Features

The nursing staff is available 24 hours a day to provide care for the residents. A registered dietitian or food service manager is available to assist with each resident's dietary questions and/or concerns. http://www.genesishealth.com/care-treatment/senior- living/senior-living/

Mercer County Health Department

The mission of the Mercer County Health Department is to ensure quality health care services by providing prevention, treatment, health education programs & clinics for the community. MCHD is the county center for health education and prevention. It conducts programs focused on minimizing the impact of emergencies & disasters on residents, businesses, and property; reducing the risk of loss of life and human suffering; and protecting the environment and infrastructure.

Since 1990, the Mercer County Health Department has provided a variety of health and safety programs. Current resources & programs include -

  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  • Mercer County Emergency Management Agency
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Environmental Health
  • Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Asthma Awareness
  • WIC
  • Healthy Mom/Healthy Baby
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
  • Immunizations
  • Communicable Disease
  • Family Case Management
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Dental Health/Mobile Dental Van
  • Helping Hands Home Services.

The WIC program serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care. Many programs, such as the Healthy Mom/Healthy Baby, funded by the March of Dimes focus on health prevention and education regarding chronic diseases and reducing the risk of diseases.

MCHD is unique in its operation of the Toothmobile, a certified kitchen, the Emergency Management Agency, and Home Services. The Toothmobile is a mobile dental van that visits school sites and provides preventative care such as exams and cleanings. The Health Department subcontracts the Emergency Management Agency for the county focusing on emergency planning, trainings, and exercises for the county and emergency responders. Helping Hands Home Services provides non-medical, in-home care to residents with many different care options including household chores, errands and personal care. For more information on any programs please call (309)582-3759 or http://www.mercercountyil.org/Departments/Health.aspx


Dining & Shopping

DINING

Mercer County offers an array of restaurants, cafes and other establishments guaranteed to satisfy your appetite. Check out the details below.

RESTAURANT
DESCRIPTION
ADDRESS
PHONE
Ariana's Café
Dine-in, carryout; family restaurant
213 S College, Aledo
(309) 582-0880
Boone Docks
Dine-in; family restaurant
119 W Main St, Joy
(309) 584-9977
Casey's General Store
Carryout, delivery; pizza/convenience
303 SW 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-3075
Casey's General Store
Carry out; pizza/convenience store fare
601 Main St, Keithsburg
(309) 374-2303
Circle K
Carryout; pizza/convenience store fare
603 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-2936
City Limits
Dine-in; pizza/bar
1303 10th Ave, Viola
(309) 596-2880
College Avenue Deli
Dine-in, carryout; deli/salad bar/catering
113 S College Ave, Aledo
(309) 582-8226
Doug's Town & Country
Dine-in; family restaurant
1708 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-2040
Eagles Nest Sports Grill
Dine-in; American sports bar/grill
501 Main St, Keithsburg
(309) 374-2255
Ferg's Public House
pub & eatery
205 S College Ave, Aledo
(309) 582-9998
Godfather's Pizza
Dine-in; pizza, calzones, wings, etc.
402 6th St, New Boston
(309) 587-8345
Happy Joe's
Dine-in, carryout, delivery; pizza buffet
314 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-5636
Hong Kong Restaurant
Dine-in, carryout; Chinese
107 S College Ave, Aledo
(309) 582-3390
Joe's Trattoria
Dine-in, carryout, delivery; Italian
602 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-5000
Los Charros
Dine-in, carryout; Mexican cuisine
1600 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-8311
McDonald's
Dine-in, carryout; fast food
1402 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-2359
Mercer Market Deli
Dine-in, carryout; deli market
1600 SE 5th St, Aledo
(309) 582-3111
Mi Casa
Dine-in, carryout; Mexican cuisine
212 E Main St, Aledo
(309) 582-8112
Morrison's Market Deli
Carryout; deli market
1103 17th Ave, Viola
(309) 596-2434
New Windsor Depot
Dine-in, carryout; bar & grill
110 S 5th Ave, New Windsor
(309) 667-2801
Portside Bar & Grill
Dine-in; American bar & grill
312 2nd St, New Boston
(309) 587-8217
Ricky's Café
Dine-in, carryout; family style café
1709 13 th St, Viola
(309) 596-2220
RJ's Pub & Grill
Dine-in, carryout; bar & grill
310 3rd St, Sherrard
(309) 593-9600
Subway
Dine-in, carryout; sandwich shop
316 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-7827
Tastee Freez
Dine-in, carryout; seasonal ice cream
300 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-7516
The Barn
Dine-in; American bar & grill
408 Main St, New Boston
(309) 587-8252
The Office Bar
Dine-in, carryout; bar & grill
305 3rd St, Sherrard
(309) 593-9876
Wheeler's Café
Dine-in; café/family restaurant
316 3rd St, Seaton
(309) 586-4171

SHOPPING

You'll also find a charming variety of small-town shops across Mercer County. Check out the details below.


BUSINESS
DESCRIPTION
ADDRESS
PHONE
Aledo Flower Shop
full-service floral shop
616 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-5938
Aledo Hardware
full-service hardware store
125 S College Ave, Aledo
(309) 582-7724
Aledo Pawn & Gun
pawn shop
704 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-7296
Aledo Opera House
weekend movie showings
108 SE 2nd Ave, Aledo
(309) 582-5359
Bay Boutique
full-service floral shop
218 E Main St, Aledo
(309) 574-3136
Blessed by Nature
organic health center
315 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-9999
Bolts & Brass
full-service gun shop
221 E Main St Ste 1, Aledo
(309) 269-9422 or
(309) 371-8999
Creekside Vineyards
winery & tasting room
1667 Hwy 67, Preemption
(309) 787-9463
Cooper Floor Covering
full-service flooring
119 S College Ave, Aledo
(309) 582-7396
Foxtail Vinyl Design
apparel & screenprinting
3235 Knoxville Rd, Sherrard
(309) 277-8444
Headquarters & Alley Outback Spa
spa services
105 SE 2nd St, Aledo
(309) 582-7831
Huffman's Farm & Home
lawn & garden/automotive
2201 SE 3rd St, Aledo
(309) 582-5395
Lloyd's House of Burgess
gifts & accessories
700 N College Ln, Aledo
(309) 582-5715
Main Street Antiques
antiques & gifts
121 E Main St, Aledo
(309) 582-2299
Mercer Market
grocery store/deli
1600 SE 5th St, Aledo
(309) 582-3111
Odd Betties Boutique
unique resale boutique
110 E Main St, Aledo
(309) 574-0296
Shirt Tales
apparel & screenprinting
204 SW 2nd Ave, Aledo
(309) 582-5566
The Shoppe Next Door
gifts & decor
502 Main St, New Windsor
(309) 667-2562
Simply Grace
antiques, primitives & décor
113 E Main, Aledo
(309) 582-6602
Sweet Grass Boutique &
Deja Brew Coffee Parlour
apparel, treats & accessories
112 E Main, Aledo
(309) 582-5948
The Computer Works
device sales & repair
202 W Main, Aledo
(309) 582-8848
The Goldsmith Jewelers
full-service jeweler
103 W Main, Aledo
(309) 582-2202
True Audio
music equipment & lessons
138 W Main, Aledo
(309) 779-8163

Housing

Mercer County offers an attractive real estate market featuring a variety of housing options for people across the life span. Individuals beginning their careers, families looking for large single family homes, downsizing retirees and more will find attractive housing.

Mercer County is a community of safe, friendly neighborhoods with attractively priced housing. Established, older neighborhoods with beautifully restored Victorians, farmhouses, or bungalows…..newer, up market areas with large lawns and attractive ranch and contemporary style homes.....or beautiful subdivisions where you can build the home of your dreams. Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it in Mercer County.

Attractive apartment complexes are also available for those just starting out or looking for less upkeep and more freedom to enjoy life.

For more information about living in Mercer County, contact one of our valued real estate members who can help find the right home for you –

www.century21.com

www.countrycrossroads.illinoisproperty.com

www.fordmaynard.net/realEstate

www.illinoisproperty.com

www.qciowarealty.com

www.ruhlhomes.com.

www.sharonesslinger.com

www.westernillinoisrealty.com

The median home value in Mercer County is $85,300 - which means you can afford a lot more home in Mercer County than in other communities in Western Illinois.