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IL – Friday, October 22, 2021 – On October 4, 2021, Memorial Medical Clinics launched a new mental health service line. Shellie Wear, PMHNP-BC, and Tammy Teel, LCPC, MSEd, are now providing mental health services with offices located at Memorial Medical Clinic Carthage - Hospital Campus, 1450 N. County Road 2050, Carthage, Illinois. This team offers a variety of mental health support and treatment, including medication management, addiction treatment, and individual, couples, and family counseling.  

Shellie Wear, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, received her certification from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) in 2021. Wear has had a long-standing practice at Memorial Medical Clinic Bowen, working as an Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She is excited to transition her service line and pursue her passion for mental healthcare.

Wear states, "I love watching people get better and feel better. I love to witness and facilitate self-discovery. I have a passion for teaching individuals how to better cope and thrive in their day-to-day lives and find this work to be incredibly rewarding."

Tammy Teel, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), MSEd, received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Law Enforcement from Western Illinois University (WIU) in 1996. She then received her Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Quincy University in 2010.


Teel states, "I love to enable people to find the answers they are searching for and assist with struggles they may be experiencing within themselves. I get to celebrate every kind of victory with my patients during their treatment journey. I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to provide new perspectives in order to take care of my patients' mental health."


Wear and Teel treat a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), substance abuse issues, and more. This team also addresses needs and provides support to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBTQ) community.


To schedule an appointment to receive mental health services, call (217) 357-6888. For more information, visit



Headshots: Shellie Wear, Tammy Teel


Maple grove offers cutting edge therapEUtic resource

Carthage, IL – Friday, October 22, 2021 – Maple Grove Memory Care, a living option at Hancock Village in Carthage, Illinois, has implemented a cutting-edge service for its residents. Two sensory areas in each Maple Grove house are now offered. One space offers residents a stimulating surrounding, while the other section provides a calming atmosphere, free from excessive stimuli.

The cognitively stimulating section of the sensory experience aims to reach withdrawn residents by interacting with their senses. For example, a resident who struggles with poor hearing may still enjoy lights and the scent of essential oils. Therefore, the sensory room aims to connect with residents by stimulating the senses that they have.  

The calming section of Maple Grove’s sensory area is used to alleviate anxiety among residents. Residents can get away from bright lights and everyday noises by utilizing the calming room. Popular features of the calming space include dim lighting, essential oils, and soft music.

Items located in each section of Maple Grove’s sensory rooms have been chosen by reviewing cutting-edge research and data. The bubble tubes in these rooms have been statistically shown to stimulate hearing and vision and help residents feel calmer. Fiber optic ropes provide residents visual stimuli that they can hold. Light therapy is also a tried and true form of therapy often used to help residents who suffer from insomnia, as it can aid in resetting one’s circadian rhythm. Other resources in the sensory rooms include tactile stimuli such as sand, beans, cooking utensils, and kinetic sand.

Kristen Doyle, Director of Nursing at Hancock Village, states, “I have seen firsthand just how much these sensory rooms can help our residents at Maple Grove feel calmer, connected, and content. I am so proud of our team for utilizing available research to learn how we can improve the lives of our residents who suffer from dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment.”

To learn more about Maple Grove Memory Care and the other living options available at Hancock Village, visit or call (217) 357-8800.




Pictured is Joan Kugler a resident at Hancock Village enjoying the sensory room.

Hy-Vee Issues Consumer Advisory on Onions


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 22, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today a consumer advisory regarding the onion recall that is occurring nationwide. Hy-Vee was recently notified by its supplier Capitol City Fruit that in August the grocer had received a shipment of onions that are part of the recall. The potentially impacted onions would have been sold at Hy-Vee stores between Aug. 13 and Sept. 1, 2021.


The only affected products sold at Hy-Vee stores were three-pound bags of yellow onions, available for purchase from Aug. 13 to Sept. 1, 2021.


The affected onions are no longer available at any Hy-Vee stores; however, consumers may have product remaining in storage or freezers, or in canned or frozen goods produced with the affected onions. Out of an abundance of caution, Hy-Vee advises consumers to discard any affected product or return the product to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.


Additional information on the recall is available on the Food & Drug Administration’s page.


Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-772-4098.

Two very different shows are planned during early November at The Legacy Theater

Two shows are planned at The Legacy Theater in Carthage during November.
The unique music of Vocal Trash will ring through the theater on Friday, Nov. 5.
Presenting “Music with a Message,” the Vocal Trash ensemble of young singing, dancing
instrumentalists brings a high-energy musical and environmental message.
Their show for the general public begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 5. In the afternoon, the four Hancock
County high schools have each been invited to bring 100 students for a free show at The Legacy
Vocal Trash combines recycled musical instruments, such as their “one of a kind” bass and
guitars, with an industrial percussion section made-up of metal trash cans, plastic barrels, water
bottles and other landfill rescued items.
Their afternoon show for students is one of the theater’s educational programs sponsored in
part by the United Way of the Great River Region. This show brings a message of green
sustainability and anti-bullying through popular music and urban dance.
The next weekend, The Folsom Prison Five: Johnny Cash Tribute performs at 7 p.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 13. Coming from Springfield, this ensemble of five brings all the favorite songs
and sounds of Johnny Cash to the stage.
Tickets are available at The Legacy Theater box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to
Friday, or call the theater at 217-357-9479 and leave a message. They are can be purchased
on the theater’s website,
The Legacy Theater follows state mandated rulings related to Covid -19 safety at the time of
each show. This includes masking by guests and staff, cleaning, and any other requirements.

Chaddock will be hosting an in-person Open Interview Hiring Event on Thursday, November 4th for our new Carthage, Illinois School.

Chaddock will be hosting an in-person Open Interview Hiring Event on Thursday, November 4th for our new  Carthage, Illinois School. The event will take place from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Carthage United  Methodist Church at 402 Main St. Immediate employment opportunities include the following:  

Carthage Location Openings: Teacher, Counselor, Administrative Assistant and Paraprofessional 

Supervisors will be on location conducting interviews at the event. Applicants are welcome to apply online  prior to the event at or may do so in person.  

We appreciate your help in bringing awareness to our ever-increasing need for staff to support the treatment  and healing of our children and families, especially during this time of growth and expansion into Carthage.  Our school staff are vital to the success of our clients and continue to make a difference in helping our kids  restore the ability to form trusting relationships in a therapeutic setting. 

Anyone who qualifies to work in education and is ready to make a career change or seeking post-pandemic  employment is encouraged to attend. For more information about this event, please visit ‘Chaddock Careers’ on Facebook and follow/share the event page.  

For specific questions about our Carthage School hiring event, potential applicants and media are welcome  to contact Amy Hyer, Human Resources Director at 217-222-0034 or via email at



The following is an update to the Tuesday October 19th, 2021, press release: 

The victim is identified as Antwan Lawrence Brewster, age 21, of Fort Madison, IA. The delay was to accommodate notification of family members. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Fort Madison Police Department with the assistance of lowa DCI. 

Mark A. Rohloff, Chief of Police




LaHood, Illinois Soybean Association Complete "Life of a Soybean" Video Series after Third Visit

LaHood, Illinois Soybean Association Complete "Life of a Soybean" Video Series after Third Visit

Atlanta, IL – Congressman LaHood (IL-18) and the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) were back on Ron Kindred's farm in Atlanta to wrap up their "Life of a Soybean" video series, providing a behind the scenes look at planting, growing, and harvesting soybeans. The final video can be viewed here

"Thank you to Ron for allowing me to join him and the Illinois Soybean Association to give a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a soybean," said Rep. LaHood. "The videos we filmed highlight the hard work that farmers put in every day to feed and fuel Illinois and America.  I will continue to fight for farmers and Illinois soybean producers in Congress and on the Ways and Means Committee."

The third video in the series focuses on harvesting the soybeans. Ron and Congressman LaHood talk about what comes next after harvest and some of the challenges that farmers face during this stage, including market access and infrastructure that allows for Illinois to be a competitor in the soybean industry.

“The time Representative LaHood took in coming to my farm, speaking with me about topics farmers want their voice heard on, and listening to my family’s story does not go unnoticed,” Kindred says. “Now that he has experienced the entire growing season from planting to harvest, he has been able to see firsthand the hard work and dedication of Illinois farmers. This unique experience was valuable for both of us.”

Rep. LaHood serves on the Subcommittee on Trade for the Ways and Means Committee, the oldest committee in the House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over tax measures, the management of public debt, trade and tariff laws, and many other economic growth measures.

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability.

Learn more about the Illinois Soybean Association here.




MED‌IH‌ ‌‌FAX‌ ‌‌10‌/‌19‌ ‌ ‌

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Tuesday‌,‌ ‌‌October‌ ‌‌19‌,‌ ‌

2021‌ ‌ ‌



At‌ ‌‌4‌:‌39‌ ‌‌PM‌ ‌‌this‌ ‌‌date‌,‌ ‌‌a‌ ‌‌911‌ ‌‌call‌ ‌‌was‌ ‌‌received‌ ‌‌from‌ ‌‌an‌ ‌‌apartment‌ ‌‌manager‌ ‌‌in‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌600‌ ‌

block‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌‌6th‌ ‌‌street‌ ‌‌reporting‌ ‌‌a‌ ‌‌stabbing‌.‌ ‌‌A‌ ‌‌male‌ ‌‌tenant‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌building‌ ‌‌was‌ ‌

assaulted‌ ‌‌with‌ ‌‌a‌ ‌‌knife‌ ‌‌in‌ ‌‌an‌ ‌upstairs‌ ‌‌hallway‌,‌ ‌‌and‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌assailant‌ ‌‌apparently‌ ‌‌fled‌ ‌

the‌ ‌‌scene‌ ‌‌on‌ ‌‌foot‌.‌ ‌‌The‌ ‌‌victim‌ ‌‌was‌ ‌‌administered‌ ‌‌first‌ ‌‌aid‌ ‌‌by‌ ‌‌fire‌ ‌‌department‌ ‌‌personnel‌ ‌

and‌ ‌‌then‌ ‌‌transported‌ ‌‌to‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌hospital‌ ‌‌by‌ ‌‌Lee‌ ‌‌County‌ ‌‌EMS‌.‌ ‌‌He‌ ‌‌has‌ ‌‌recently‌ ‌‌just‌ ‌

be‌ ‌‌pronounced‌ ‌‌deceased‌.‌ ‌ ‌

Fort‌ ‌‌Madison‌ ‌‌police‌ ‌‌officers‌ ‌‌have‌ ‌‌been‌ ‌‌on‌ ‌‌scene‌ ‌‌investigating‌ ‌‌and‌ ‌‌canvassed‌ ‌

the‌ ‌‌area‌ ‌‌for‌ ‌‌witness‌es‌.‌ ‌‌The‌ ‌‌lowa‌ ‌‌Department‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌‌Public‌ ‌‌Safety‌ ‌Division‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌

Criminal‌ ‌‌Investigation‌ ‌‌(‌DCI)‌ ‌‌has‌ ‌‌since‌ ‌‌been‌ ‌‌summoned‌ ‌‌to‌ ‌‌assist‌ ‌‌what‌ ‌‌appears‌ ‌

to‌ ‌‌be‌ ‌‌an‌ ‌‌intentional‌ ‌‌homicide‌.‌ ‌‌Investigators‌ ‌‌believe‌ ‌‌that‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌victim‌ ‌‌and‌ ‌‌his‌ ‌

attacker‌ ‌‌were‌ ‌‌connected‌,‌ ‌‌and‌ ‌‌that‌ ‌‌this‌ ‌‌was‌ ‌‌decidedly‌ ‌‌not‌ ‌‌an‌ ‌‌act‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌‌random‌ ‌

violence‌.‌ ‌ ‌

Due‌ ‌‌to‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌fact‌ ‌‌that‌ ‌‌we‌ ‌‌are‌ ‌‌in‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌initial‌ ‌‌stages‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌investigation‌,‌ ‌‌we‌ ‌‌do‌ ‌‌not‌ ‌

anticipate‌ ‌‌any‌ ‌‌further‌ ‌‌updates‌ ‌‌until‌ ‌‌consulting‌ ‌‌with‌ ‌‌our‌ ‌‌partners‌ ‌‌at‌ ‌‌DCI‌.‌ ‌‌Also‌,‌ ‌

the‌ ‌identity‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌‌victim‌ ‌‌is‌ ‌‌being‌ ‌‌withheld‌ ‌pending‌ ‌notification‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌‌family‌ ‌

members‌.‌ ‌ ‌

Mark‌ ‌‌A‌.‌ ‌‌Rohloff‌,‌ ‌

Chief‌ ‌‌of‌ ‌‌Police‌ ‌ ‌

Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum in Carthage will end its season at 4 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum in Carthage will end its season at 4 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 31. Until that closing, the museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The museum plans to be open as part of the Carthage Christmas Open House on December 2 featuring the model train displays of Jim Morrison and Galen Wollbrink.

For several years, these volunteers have set up their model train displays at the museum for public viewing beginning with the Carthage Christmas Open House. 

Additional model train viewing days in December and January will be announced by the Kibbe Museum closer to the holiday season.

The museum will reopen for the next season on March 1, 2021.

The Kibbe Museum was recently featured in the AAA Missouri magazine October issue in a 

 The museum is located at 306 Walnut, in Carthage, one block south of Rt. 136. For information, call 217-357-9552.

Hancock County Reports 26 COVID-19 Cases October 10-16, 2021

Hancock County Reports 26 COVID-19 Cases October 10-16, 2021

The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report twenty-six (26) laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases for the week of October 10-16, 2021.  Cases include two males in their 70’s, three males in their 50’s, one male in his 40’s, two males in their 30’s, one male in his 20’s, one male in his teens, and three males 10 years of age and younger.  In addition, female cases include three females in their 70's, two females in their 60’s, one female in her 50’s, one female in her 40’s, one female in her 30’s, two females in their 20’s, three females 10 years of age and younger.


There have been a total of two-thousand-seven-hundred-forty-two (2742) COVID-19 cases in Hancock County; two-thousand-six-hundred-seventy-nine (2679) people have recovered, twenty-eight (28) people are currently isolated, and thirty-five (35) have passed.  


During the week of October 10-16, two of the 26 positive COVID cases were documented as fully vaccinated with the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine.


There are many factors that can help reduce the spread of illness.  For the safety of yourself and others, it is important to social distance, wear masks, hand wash and use proper respiratory etiquette, stay home when you are sick, clean and disinfect, follow isolation and quarantine guidance and get vaccinated.



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