Abby Liefer And Hannah Porter Die In An Auto Accident

There were two young girls who died in a head-on collision on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 10:35 p.m., on Rt. 159 between Hecker and Red Bud. They are Hannah Marie Porter, 20, of Red Bud, and Abby Liefer, 21, of Ruma. Liefer was driving a Chevy Cobalt southbound on Route 159 (toward Red Bud). Porter was sitting in the … Read More

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Two Fatalities In Rural Red Bud Accident

Two young Red Bud girls died late Saturday night in a head on collision on Rt. 159 between Hecker and Red Bud. In addition, two other Red Bud girls are at area hospital recovering from injuries. Just after 10:30 p.m., on Jan. 10, two cars collided head-on near 5140 State Rt. 159 near the intersection with Sunset … Read More

Red Bud Woman Charged Following Quick Cash Robbery

Mallary Jarrett of Red Bud has been charged with aggravated robbery stemming from a Jan. 7 theft of cash from the Quick Cash in Waterloo. Jarrett, 27, is currently sitting in the Monroe County Jail waiting for her arraignment at the County Courthouse.   According to the police report, just after 3:30 p.m., … Read More

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Robber Tries To Get Cash Quick At Waterloo Quick Cash

One Suspect Under Arrest Following Robbery Attempt(6:10 p.m.)  On Jan. 7, at 3:54 p.m., the Waterloo Police Department received a complaint of an armed robbery taking place at Quick Cash of Illinois (632 North Market Street). A female brandishing a weapon walked into the business and demanded cash. After receiving … Read More

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Public Service Safety Advisory From Project Skipper

With the temperature heading toward 0 degrees, some folks, especially children, may be tempted to step onto the layer of ice covering area ponds and lakes. The local organization Project Skipper reminds citizens how dangerous this can be. “We urge everyone to stay off lakes and frozen water ways,” said Project … Read More

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Emily and Chris Padgett of Atlanta, Ga., announce the birth of a daughter. Margaret Lee Padgett was born Oct. 20, 2014 at Piedmont Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches … Read More

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