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Hancock County Reports 223 Cases of COVID During the Week of January 16-22, 2022

Hancock County Reports 223 Cases of

COVID During the Week of January 16-22, 2022

 

The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report two hundred twenty-three (223) laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID during the week of January 16-22, 2022.   Fifty-seven (57) of the two hundred twenty-three (223) cases are vaccinated.

Cases include two males in their 80’s, five males in their 70’s, eleven males in their 60’s, fourteen males in their 50’s, fifteen males in their 40’s, thirteen males in their 30’s, thirteen males in their 20’s, fifteen males in their teens, five pre-teen males and eight males 10 years old and younger.  In addition, female cases include two males in their 90’s, three female in their 80’s, four females in their 70’s, eight females in their 60’s, eighteen females in their 50’s, twenty-three females in their 40’s, fifteen females in their 30’s, twenty-four females in their 20’s, fifteen females in their teens, two pre-teen females and eight females 10 years old and younger.

There have been a total of three-thousand-nine-hundred-forty-three (3943) COVID-19 cases in Hancock County; three-thousand-six-hundred-fifty-one (3651) people have recovered, two-hundred-fifty (250) people are currently isolated, and forty-two (42) have passed.   

Remember to stay home if you are ill, follow the CDC’s isolation and close contact guidance, practice good hand-washing, and wear a mask when you are going to be around people.   Your doctor is most familiar with your health.  Talk to him or her about getting vaccinated, because it can reduce the severity of covid symptoms.

 

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DRY NEEDLING NOW OFFERED AT MEMORIAL MEDICAL CLINIC ON LOCUST STREET

DRY NEEDLING NOW OFFERED AT MEMORIAL MEDICAL CLINIC ON LOCUST STREET

 

Carthage, IL – Monday, January 24, 2022 – Memorial Medical Clinic, located at 630 Locust Street in Carthage, is excited to provide a new service. Dry Needling is now offered by Katie Ruebush, PT, DPT. Dry Needling is a technique used to decrease pain, increase range of motion, and improve muscle function. Ruebush was trained in Dry Needling through Evidence In Motion for Level I and Level II Functional Dry Needling, which consisted of 54 hours of additional education to obtain optimal experience and skill in the practice.

 

During a Dry Needling session, a small, sterile filament needle is inserted into the muscle or connective tissue in order to release trigger points. These trigger points are taut, banded tissue that causes dysfunction. Dry Needling increases blood flow and causes a change in chemicals in that area by creating a pro-inflammatory response. When experiencing Dry Needling, patients can expect to feel an ache when the trigger point is reached. 

 

Ruebush states, “I’m excited to offer this service because the results I’m seeing are phenomenal. Clients are reporting and demonstrating significant improvements. It’s exciting to offer effective pain relief treatments because so many people live with chronic pain. Especially when coupled with other physical therapy techniques, patients experience significant improvements in symptoms. Helping people avoid surgery or avoid taking pain medication is incredibly rewarding.” 

 

Dry Needling is effective in loosening stiff muscles, easing joint pain, improving blood flow, and increasing oxygen circulation within the body. Individuals who are experiencing chronic pain, working to optimize sports performance, recovering from an injury, or who are desiring to prevent pain from becoming chronic could likely benefit from Dry Needling. 

 

To learn more about Dry Needling or to schedule an appointment, Call Memorial Medical Clinic on Locust Street at (217) 357-6560. 


 

CESD welcomes new board member

CESD welcomes new board member


CARTHAGE, IL ~ The Carthage Elementary School District #317 Board of Education conducted interviews to fill a vacant board position, and Dillon Darbyshire was appointed at the January 2022 school board meeting. “The Board of Education is looking forward to working with Mr. Darbyshire, and we are glad to have a full team now seated,” stated Amy Graham, board secretary. 

In 2009, Darbyshire moved to the Carthage community and married Ashley Ufkes, who is a native of Carthage. They have three children: Holton (10), Owen (8), and Hadley (4). He has lived in rural Carthage for thirteen years. 

 

Darbyshire has been involved in the community through his church council and youth sports as a

coach. He is currently a manager for Chem Gro, Inc. in LaHarpe, which has allowed him to get to know many people in the area. “It is an honor to be appointed and trusted to sit on the Board of Education. We face many tough decisions and controversial issues that are present now, and there will be more to come. I want to encourage more people to get involved with local organizations and work together to build the community we want to leave to the generations to come. That is what ultimately drove me to get involved.” Darbyshire will serve until the next school board election on April 4, 2023.


 

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The Chamber of Commerce held the business portion of the Annual Meeting

The Chamber of Commerce held the business portion of the Annual Meeting today. We would like to introduce the 2022 Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce President, Cynthia Stewart.

We wish to thank Kelly Freeman, who served as President during 2020 and 2021, for her dedication and service to Chamber and our local businesses.

Brody Stapel re-elected president of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative

Brody Stapel re-elected president
of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative

 Wisconsin farmer Jay Stauffacher picked as new board member

MADISON, Wis. — Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative President Brody Stapel was re-elected today and a new member was voted onto the board of directors during the co-op’s annual business meeting at the Dairy Strong conference.

Brody Stapel of Double Dutch Dairy in Cedar Grove, Wis., who has been Edge president since 2018, will continue in that role. Stapel owns and operates the farm with his brother and father.

Jay Stauffacher, co-owner of Highway Dairy Farms in Darlington, Wis., will join the board for the first time. Stauffacher has served on the boards of Dairy Management Inc. and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, including as chairman of the state organization. He’s also served as president of his county dairy promotions board.

 

Jim Winn, a Wisconsin dairy farmer who served on the Edge board since its inception in 2010, retired from the board.

 

Other board members: Michael Crinion of Ash Grove Dairy in Lake Benton, Minn., vice president; Heidi Fischer of Fischer-Clark Dairy in Hatley, Wis., secretary; Jamie Witcpalek of Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy in Kewaunee, Wis., treasurer; Mitch Davis of Davis Family Dairies in Belle Plaine, Minn.; and Justin Peterson of Creamery Creek Holsteins in Bangor, Wis. John Umhoefer of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and dairy economist Dr. Marin Bozic are advisory members.

About Edge:

 

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative provides dairy farmers throughout the Midwest with a powerful voice — the voice of milk — in Congress, with customers and within our communities. Edge, based in Green Bay, Wis., is the third largest dairy cooperative in the country based on milk volume. Member farms are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. More information: www.voiceofmilk.com.

Carthage Library Receives Land for New Building

Carthage Library Receives Land for New Building

Carthage Public Library District now officially owns the site where the new library building will be constructed. The property, at First and Center Streets on the northwest corner of the Carthage Veterinary Service campus in Carthage, was donated to the library by Prairieland Investment Group, LLC. The legal process to transfer the property and record the deed was completed on December 6, 2021. The land transfer was announced to the public at a press conference on January 19, 2022.

Doug Groth, DVM, and Bill Hollis, DVM, of Prairieland Investment Group presented Library Board President John Dittmer with a copy of the deed. In return, the library presented them with a certificate of appreciation which represents a plaque which will be displayed in the new library.

This land transfer is an important step toward the goal of a new library building. Carthage Public Library District applied for a Public Library Construction Act Grant of almost $1.259 million through the State of Illinois. The passage of a bond issue in April 2021 provided the library’s local cost share and secured the grant funds.

Since their original architect retired and closed his firm, the library has been working with StudioGC based in Chicago to refine the original plans and ensure compliance with all of the various building codes and zoning requirements. They are currently working on details such as the color of the exterior brick, the type of windows and doors, the HVAC systems, the color of carpeting and other flooring, the number and placement of electrical outlets and data ports, and a myriad of other decisions. The board hopes the project can go out to bid in February so that groundbreaking may take place this spring.

The Carthage Public Library District Board of Trustees and staff appreciate the community’s support, which is an integral part of the project. In addition to the donation of the land, the library has received generous monetary donations. Current fundraising efforts are focused on raising money for shelving and furnishings. The engraved brick and paver fundraiser continues. Donations of any size are always appreciated. Checks should be made out to the Carthage District Library Foundation, or on-line donations may be made through their website:  https://www.carthagepubliclibrary.com/library-foundation.html.


 

EARN A CRISIS COUNSELING CERTIFICATE FROM VICTIM SERVICES

EARN A CRISIS COUNSELING CERTIFICATE FROM VICTIM SERVICES

(Macomb, Illinois, January 19, 2022) – Anyone who wants to provide crisis counseling to survivors of abuse in the State of Illinois can earn a Crisis Intervention Training certificate by taking a course taught by Victim Services. The non-credit course, called Crisis Intervention Training, will cover these important topics: the types of domestic and sexual abuse; creating a safety plan; working with child survivors; developing your listening skills; the cycle of violence; and other relevant subjects to help survivors of all ages and backgrounds. 

The certificate is effective for life, and can open doors for people who want to work at an Illinois sexual assault crisis center and/or domestic violence agency or shelter. Those who pass the course will be invited to become a crisis hotline volunteer with Victim Services, but it is not required. 

“Some people who enroll are doing it only for professional development or to be better prepared to help their employees, friends, or family members when they disclose that they were abused,” said Victim Services Public Relations Manager Jamie Roth. “This course is also helpful for college students who are studying law enforcement, counseling, social work, or psychology.”

Per requirements by the State of Illinois, all crisis volunteers must complete special training before they will be allowed to assist survivors. This one-time, one-semester course covers all of the needed materials for volunteers to meet the State of Illinois requirements. 

The 2022 spring semester class will meet in-person on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., unless other arrangements have been made by the instructor. All attendees must wear a facial covering. The first class will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. The location of Victim Services is kept confidential out of concern for the safety of counselors and their clients. Therefore, classes will be held at the main WIRC-CAA office, 133 West Jackson Street, Macomb, Illinois.

The Crisis Intervention Training course is free for students ages 18 and up and $100 for working professionals. Working professionals are considered to be community members who are not actively enrolled in high school or college as a student. Payment can be made by cash or check to Victim Services during the first meeting. 

 

The spring registration deadline is 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2022. To register, call the Victim Services business line at 309-837-6622 or email victimservices@wirpc.org

Victim Services provides free and confidential counseling, medical advocacy, and legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking in western Illinois. The nonprofit agency also provides free counseling to friends and family members of survivors.

If you have experienced or witnessed abuse at any point in your life, Victim Services’ free and confidential crisis hotline is available 24/7 at (309) 837-5555.

 

Hancock County Reports 167 Cases and 1 Death Related to COVID During the Week of January 9-15, 2022

Hancock County Reports 167 Cases and 1 Death Related to 

COVID During the Week of January 9-15, 2022

 

The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report one hundred sixty-seven (167) laboratory-confirmed cases and one (1) death related to COVID during the week of January 9-15, 2022.  The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital extend sympathies to the family and friends of the individual who passed away.  Fifty (50) of the one hundred sixty-seven (167) cases are vaccinated.

Cases include two males in their 80’s, two males in their 70’s, six males in their 60’s, eight males in their 50’s, fifteen males in their 40’s, thirteen males in their 30’s, ten males in their 20’s, six males in their teens, two pre-teen males and six males 10 years old and younger.  In addition, female cases include one female in their 80’s, seven females in their 70’s, eleven females in their 60’s, ten females in their 50’s, sixteen females in their 40’s, fourteen females in their 30’s, thirteen females in their 20’s, nineteen females in their teens, one pre-teen female and five females 10 years old and younger.

There have been a total of three-thousand-seven-hundred-twenty (3720) COVID-19 cases in Hancock County; three-thousand-four-hundred-ninety-seven (3497) people have recovered, one-hundred-eighty-one (181) people are currently isolated, and forty-two (42) have passed.   

Remember to stay home if you are ill, follow the CDC’s isolation and close contact guidance, practice good hand-washing, and wear a mask when you are going to be around people.   Your doctor is most familiar with your health.  Talk to him or her about getting vaccinated, because it can reduce the severity of covid symptoms.

Hancock County Reports 167 Cases and 1 Death Related to COVID During the Week of January 9-15, 2022

Hancock County Reports 167 Cases and 1 Death Related to 

COVID During the Week of January 9-15, 2022

 

The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report one hundred sixty-seven (167) laboratory-confirmed cases and one (1) death related to COVID during the week of January 9-15, 2022.  The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital extend sympathies to the family and friends of the individual who passed away.  Fifty (50) of the one hundred sixty-seven (167) cases are vaccinated.

Cases include two males in their 80’s, two males in their 70’s, six males in their 60’s, eight males in their 50’s, fifteen males in their 40’s, thirteen males in their 30’s, ten males in their 20’s, six males in their teens, two pre-teen males and six males 10 years old and younger.  In addition, female cases include one female in their 80’s, seven females in their 70’s, eleven females in their 60’s, ten females in their 50’s, sixteen females in their 40’s, fourteen females in their 30’s, thirteen females in their 20’s, nineteen females in their teens, one pre-teen female and five females 10 years old and younger.

There have been a total of three-thousand-seven-hundred-twenty (3720) COVID-19 cases in Hancock County; three-thousand-four-hundred-ninety-seven (3497) people have recovered, one-hundred-eighty-one (181) people are currently isolated, and forty-two (42) have passed.   

Remember to stay home if you are ill, follow the CDC’s isolation and close contact guidance, practice good hand-washing, and wear a mask when you are going to be around people.   Your doctor is most familiar with your health.  Talk to him or her about getting vaccinated, because it can reduce the severity of covid symptoms.

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INVESTS IN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS INITIATIVE

Carthage, IL – Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – Memorial Hospital’s Annual Employee Wellness Program seeks to provide resources and engagement that benefit the health of all Memorial Hospital, Memorial Medical Clinics, and Hancock Village staff members. In 2021, Memorial Hospital invested over $20,000 to provide staff with mental, physical, and emotional health resources and outreach. 

 

Memorial Hospital’s Executive Director of Community Health and Wellness, and Employee Wellness Program Director, Ashlyn Housewright, states, “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wear on our staff, both physically and mentally. As a wellness committee, we knew that in 2021, we needed to expand and offer even more through the wellness program to support our team.”

 

Therefore, the Wellness Program increased cash payouts for staff members who participated in wellness challenges. These challenges include “Destination Fit” walking programs, participation in fitness classes, mental health outreach, nutritional education and challenges, and more. Employees also had the opportunity to be rewarded for attending physician appointments and completing complementary lab tests that screened for lipid and A1C level abnormalities. By participating in the outreach offered, each team member had the opportunity to collect up to $110 at the end of the year, as well as benefit from a variety of other prizes, incentives, and giveaways.

 

Housewright stated, “This program not only addresses and improves the health of our team but also provides much-needed morale boosts throughout the year, as our team participates in and looks forward to each challenge and prize drawing.”

 

In addition to cash rewards, the wellness committee also purchased requested items for Memorial Hospital, Memorial Medical Clinic, and Hancock Village. These items include: therapeutic chair massagers, desk foot peddlers, stand-up desks, air popcorn makers, self-care items, take and bake meals, and more. 

 

Memorial Hospital is incredibly proud to offer this substantial and vast program to support its team and looks forward to improving and expanding the Wellness Program even more in 2022.

SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE FORT MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT

Tuesday, January 18, 2022  

HOUSE STRUCK BY GUN FIRE IN FORT MADISON  

  

On January 17th at 8:38 PM, a 911 call was received from an occupant in the  2800 block of Avenue K stating that shots were fired into his house. Investigating  officers observed damage to a second story window and recovered four shell  casings from the roadway. The residence was occupied at the time, but no one  was in the adjacent upstairs bedroom, and no injuries resulted.  

The neighborhood was canvassed, yielding additional video evidence of the  crime. It is believed that the incident was intended as a threat directed toward a  resident, who was not home at the time, and not a random act. Officers are  currently following up on investigative leads.  

Mark A. Rohloff,  

Chief of Police

NEW YEAR'S BABY: MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CELEBRATES THEIR FIRST DELIVERY OF 2022

NEW YEAR’S BABY: MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CELEBRATES THEIR FIRST DELIVERY OF 2022

 

Carthage, IL – Tuesday, January 18, 2022 –Memorial Hospital is thrilled to announce the arrival of their first baby delivered in 2022. Teegan Rex was born on January 4th, 2022, weighing in at 7 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 19 inches tall. 

 

Teegan Rex is the son of Victoria Moore and Dylan Hickey of Macomb, IL. When deciding where to deliver their first baby, Dylan and Victoria expressed what they most desired in a hospital. 

 

Moore stated, “We knew we wanted to deliver Teegan in a small hospital where we would receive a personal touch. We are so glad that we chose Memorial Hospital. Teegan has been showered with love and attention and we are so grateful for the incredible staff here.” 

 

Hickey added, “We were surprised that Teegan was the New Year’s baby here at Memorial, but we’re so excited and grateful.” 

 

The staff at Memorial Hospital, Memorial Medical Clinics, and Hancock Village, all came together to individually donate items for Teegan and his family, to celebrate his arrival in the new year.  Donated items included diapers, wipes, clothing, blankets, toys, gift cards, and more. 

 

Memorial Hospital would like to formally congratulate the Moore-Hickey family on their new arrival. To learn more about Memorial’s Stork Stopp and other Obstetrics services, visit MHTLC.org. 

 

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VICTIM SERVICES CONDEMNS GUILTY VERDICT REVERSAL IN ADAMS COUNTY SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE

VICTIM SERVICES CONDEMNS GUILTY VERDICT REVERSAL
IN ADAMS COUNTY SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE

 

(Macomb, Illinois, January 13, 2022) – Victim Services counselors and advocates were horrified and saddened by the recent reversal of a guilty verdict in a sexual assault case by an Adams County judge. 

The perpetrator, who was 17 years old at the time of the crime, was initially found guilty of one count of criminal sexual assault of a teenage girl while she was unconscious at a graduation party. The survivor says the perpetrator placed a pillow over her head during the assault. She regained consciousness and told him to stop, but he continued. Eventually, the survivor was able to push the perpetrator off of her and escape.  

In an unusual and shocking turn, the judge reversed the decision to not guilty. The judge says the perpetrator had already served five months in jail and that the mandated sentence of four years in prison was not justifiable for the situation. Instead, he blamed the parents who hosted the graduation party for not being responsible hosts and providing alcohol to teenagers.   

Survivors struggle with coming forward because they worry they will not be believed and/or they will be blamed for what happened to them. By reversing the guilty verdict in this case, the judge is blaming the victim and discouraging survivors from coming forward. 

  • Consent CANNOT be given when a person is UNCONSCIOUS. 

  • The way that a person is DRESSED, or whether or not they have been DRINKING, is NOT an open invitation for sex. 

  • If consent was given in the past, it is not valid for any other time except that moment; prior consent does NOT obligate the person to give consent throughout the relationship.


Victim Services wants to reassure survivors that this type of verdict reversal is unusual, and that speaking with a counselor can help you feel empowered on your healing journey. Sexual assault is a traumatic crime and can have lifelong mental and physical health impacts on survivors.  Speaking up and telling your story takes courage.

 

Victim Services provides free and confidential counseling, medical advocacy, and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual violence in Hancock, Henderson, Fulton, Knox, McDonough, Warren counties in Illinois. The nonprofit agency also provides free counseling to friends and family members of survivors who witnessed the abuse themselves.

When you call the Victim Services crisis hotline, staff pledge to believe you and listen to your story. You have the right to be heard, to get help, and to be treated with respect. 

We will LISTEN to your story! We will SUPPORT YOU! We will SPEAK UP on your behalf in court! We will never stop SPREADING AWARENESS!

How can you be an ally to survivors? Being an ally means supporting survivors, in whatever capacity you can, during their healing journey. When someone tells you they were sexually assaulted, the best response is, “I believe you”.  Listen to their story, and ask them how you can help. Let them know about the free resources available to them, like those provided by Victim Services. 

If you have experienced or witnessed abuse at any point in your life, Victim Services’ free and confidential crisis hotline is available 24/7 at (309) 837-5555.

Hancock County Reports 119 Cases and 2 Deaths Related to COVID During the Week of January 2-8, 2022

The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report one hundred nineteen (119) laboratory-confirmed cases and two (2) deaths related to COVID during the week of January 2-8, 2022.  The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital extend sympathies to the families and friends of the two individuals who passed away.   Twenty-seven (27) of the one hundred nineteen (119) cases are vaccinated.

Cases include eight males in their 60’s, ten males in their 50’s, five males in their 40’s, five males in their 30’s, eight males in their 20’s, ten males in their teens, and eight males 10 years old and younger.  In addition, female cases include two female in their 80’s, three females in their 70’s, four females in their 60’s, twelve females in their 50’s, twelve females in their 40’s, six females in their 30’s, seventeen females in their 20’s, five females in their teens, and four females 10 years old and younger.

There have been a total of three-thousand-five-hundred-fifty-three (3553) COVID-19 cases in Hancock County; three-thousand-three-hundred-sixty-seven (3367) people have recovered, one-hundred-forty-five (145) people are currently isolated, and forty-one (41) have passed.   

Continue to practice good hand-washing, wear a mask when you are going to be in close proximity to other people, stay home if you are ill and be particularly cautious around older people or those with health conditions.  Practicing these can help protect your family, friends and neighbors. 

Carl Sandburg College 2021 Fall Semester Dean's, Honors Lists

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2021 fall semester.

 

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). To qualify for the honors list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.

 

The College also makes dean’s and honors list designations for students who were enrolled part-time during the semester (less than 12 credit hours) and have completed a total of at least 12 credit hours overall.

 

DEAN’S LIST

Abingdon — Mason Fones, Dylan Klingler

Aledo — Stevie Engle, Mattie Lower

Alexis — Avery Leffler

Avon — Mazie Kramer, Emma Rauschert

Basco — Colin Lemaire, Sierra Lucie

Bettendorf, Iowa — Hannah Brown, Hannah Healey, Ruchi Patel

Bolingbrook — Yousef Elberngi

Browning — Jacob Reller

Burnside — Brooklyn Walker

Bushnell — Abbey Donaldson, Gracie Havens, Kena McCance

Cabot, Ark. — Axel Garcia

Camanche, Iowa — Madison Sloane

Cambridge — Melissa Glidden

Canton — Erin Gosnell

Carmel, Ind. — Jack Bruington

Carthage — William Andrews, Holly Boyles, Emily Bruns

Central City, Iowa — Hunter Caves

Champaign — Maxwell Wallace

Colchester — Kelsie Parks

Colona — Alysia Anderson, Jessica Farnsworth

Dallas City — Tyler Courtois

Davenport, Iowa — Erik Moon, Emily Wilhelm

Donnellson, Iowa — Dharma Tripp

Downs — Anaiah Akwa

Dunlap — Jack Barham, Ian Donaldson, Taylor Watkins

East Galesburg — Taylor Brewer, Alex Vannaken

East Moline — Griffin Ronnebeck

East Peoria — Madisson Benson

Edwards — Jacob Abenroth

Eldridge, Iowa — Jordanne Twigg

Erie — Katie Hebeler

Farmington — Meghan Wherley

Fort Madison, Iowa — Carly Wehrle

Fulton — Connor Barnett, Ethan Rash

Galesburg — Chadrick Admire, Jose Agudelo Ramirez, Pietro Alfano, Skylar Algren, Destiny Allen, McKoy Allen, Matheus Andrade, Jase Atwater, Josue Bashombe, Samantha Boone, Alycea Burnett, Hannah Cain, Natalie Cantwell, Destiny Coleman, Clayton Condreay, Carly Crowl, Kyra Dunn, Amber Esquivel, Shanon Fonvergne, Jacob Gillenwater, Timothy Greig, Sophia Gugliotta, Lyle Hart, Pedronel Herrera, Maggie Hickman, Benjamin Hilton, Jordan Holcomb, Dieter Horten, Justin Idle, Kimberly Ives Greene, Babra Jepkirui, Mercy Jerono, Hygienius Jerop, Kaden Johnson, Emmie Kersh, Austin Kidder, Brian Kipchemis, Faith Kiprop, Sarah Larsen, Juan Leal, Courtney Livingston, Kelton Locke, Hunter Magstadt, Jasmin McDaniel, Kaylee Miller, Neemias Moreira, Kyle Neacy, Emma Nelson, Bryce Nordstrom, Noah Nordstrom, Santiago Palacio, Shea Perkins, Erik Peterson, Patrick Poulson, Ashley Reinstadtler, Tolliver Reynolds, Natalie Righi, Caleb Robinson, Luke Robinson, Alexandria Roden, Zachary Sandoval, Rylie Scales, Richard Schlosser, Eric Schumacher, Payton Sheckler, Ryan Simpson, Jason Smith, Alyssa Thomas, Tammy Truong, Abby Tucker, Gabrielle Walters, Molly Warren, DaNeil Waters, Kainan Woodruff, Jazmin Zavala Vega

Gilson — Tyler Nelson

Green Valley — Barbara Rademacker

Hamilton — Payton Brodie, Audrey Geers, Adelyn Knowles, Bliss Martin

Henderson — Kennedi Davis

Key West, Fla. — Guylberson Camille

Knoxville — Daniel Dredge, Todd Gorman, Jason Hise, Brittini Kinzer, Haley Strom

Lewistown — Johnni Baldwin

Lincoln, Neb. — Carson Clayton

Little York — Brandon Montooth, Aubrey Thompson

Macomb — Ryan Thorman

Mapleton — Mackenzie Catton, Karsen White

Maquon — Travis McLeese

Marshall — Megan Crome

Moline — Evan Guss

Monmouth — Aiden Armstrong, Maria Chavez, Gage Chenault, John Cozadd, Devin Fancher, Michelle Hernandez, Courtney Hinton, Jerzi Johnson, Allison Juarez, Isabella Kilgore, Abigail Sikorski, Karli Strom

Nauvoo — Rachael Berry, Reagan Eaves

Niota — Hannah Althar, Jenna Ferguson

Normal — Alex Smith

North Little Rock, Ark. — Israel Guardado Gonzales

Ocoee, Fla. — Jean Evens Forestal

Oneida — Laurabeth Bosomworth, Mia Ponce Voss, Aaron Sharp, Natalie Stanfield

Pekin — Adam Cash

Peoria — Lillianna Blackford, Alisander Hangen, Joseph Jockisch

Petal, Miss. — Christian Stewart

Princeville — Chase Williams

Quincy — Taylor Leindecker

Rantoul — Cole Hanks

Rio — Alexandria Cain

Rock Island — Taylor Vols

Roseville — Lily Cundiff, Kelly Dodd, Quinton McVey, Hunter Porter

Rushville — Jonah Phelps

Silvis — Yvette Caudillo, Abbey Petty

South Pekin — Gabrielle Blanchard

Sperry, Iowa — Kelsi Rowe

Sterling — Olivia Schwingle

Stronghurst — Ashley Bowen

Table Grove — Alexa Vivona

Tennessee — Sage Wilde

Trivoli — Lily Sharum

Warsaw — Jessica Casady

Williamsfield — Gionna Ott, Graham Wight

Winfield, Iowa — Kyndal Townsley

Yates City — Emily Cash

 

HONORS LIST

Abingdon — Alexandria Abbott, Bailey Dickerson, Aeslyn Seroka

Aledo — Jordan Bender, Brittany Doherty

Alexis — Austin Davis

Altona — April Montesinos

Avon — Lucas Dugan

Beardstown — Lizzet Rodriguez

Bettendorf, Iowa — Kelsey Clarke

Blandinsville — Cody Pursell

Cameron — Danielle Bowling

Canton — Josie Kinsel, Anna Reinmann

Carthage — Alivia Smith, Paytanne Tripp, Halee Wood

Clinton, Iowa — Selena Tello

Cowdenbeath, Scotland — Kale Stevenson

Cuba — Courtney Taylor

Dahinda — Aubrey Bronaugh, Amber Varner, Lindsey Williams

Dallas City — Avery Johnson

Davenport, Iowa — Izabell Meendering, Kashe Robinson

East Galesburg — Rachael Platt, Hallie Price

Edwards — Logan VanHeuklon

Elmwood — Lacyn Durst, Charles Shissler

Farmington — Abigail Simpson

Fortaleza, Brazil — Thales Rodrigues

Galesburg — Tiago Alcantara, Emily Bailey, Tommy Bandle, Tabitha Beaty, Aiden Breslin, Kayla Broussard, Arleta Brown, Rebekah Bruington, Hallie Buttry, Nathan Caltram, Maxwell Carr, Recardo Crosby, James Cunningham, Jordan Delgado Ramos, Sydney Donaldson, Cindy Douglas, Lauren Driscoll, Brandon Gallegos, Justis Gatson, Vanessa Gibbs, Cecelya Haas, Alexis Hankins, Oliver Hawkins, Addisynn Hensley, Destiny Jones, Rayna Jones, Braden Kane, Madeline Kenan, Calton Kibet, Jeff Kipkorir, Johnathan Knapp, Amanda Lamb, Josphat Langa, Kelsi Legge, Suleimi Lopez Garcia, Mary Njuguna, Kaitlyn Pleshko, Ashleigh Plue, Rodel Ryner, Emma St. George, Chelsea Stevenson, Rylee Stufflebeem, Lucas Sueyoshi, Carter Thompson, Van Nhi Tran, Logan Wallace, Lawrence Wilborn, Kaleigh Willis, Abby Wilson, Kayla Wolf

Galva — Cameron Guinnee, Eden Juarez

Geneseo — Emily Touchet

Hamilton — Makenzie Ayers

Harrisburg — Jeremy Choat

Keokuk, Iowa — Olivia Dickens

Kewanee — Kasey Jones

Knoxville — Brandon Benjamin, Logan Kavanagh, Kaitlyn Robertson

LaFayette — Rosa Simaytis

LaHarpe — Trenton Blythe

Little York — Emma Colbrese

Macomb — Riley Creasey, Brandon Wilcoxen

Mahomet — Brett Giese

Mendon — Addison Eger

Moline — Hannah Petty

Monmouth — Alanjair Castro Medrano, Bryan Castro Medrano, Noah Clark, Jorge Diaz, Alexander Mendez, Steven Meza, Maddalynne Mosena, Samantha Payne, Delaney Rexroat, Me Si, Emma Smith, Ryan Stacker, Judith Tepexicuapa, Cullen Vickroy, Avery Winking

Montrose, Iowa — Kennedy Mercer

Morris — Samantha Banuelos

Nauvoo — Tyler Fortado, David Perego

Oneida — Elijah Asplund, Stormy Johnson, Aleesha Jones, Madison Walker

Pekin — Chelsey Catton

Peoria — Kortney Giles, Ledie Makita, Matthew Schmitt, Jadyn Swan, Matthew Williams

Quincy — Lauren Erke, Dejia Hankins

Reynolds — Delaney Peterson

Rock Island — Nicole Heald

Rushville — Addison Curry

Silvis — Yoliztly Flores

St. Peters, Mo. — Myles Estrada

Sperry, Iowa — Mackenzie Williamson-Springsteen

Tennessee — Paige Blankenship

Trivoli — Addyson Neal

Vermont — Cole Hopping

Walnut — Jennifer Linley

Warsaw — Lauren Carr, Amber Fritz, Ashlyn Froman, Lora Launer

Washington — Sabrena Ksycki

 

DEAN’S LIST (PART-TIME)

Abingdon — Joshua Asher, Trevor Baker, Hilary Curtis, Mackenzie James, Malinda Knuth, Traeton McVey, Madison McWhorter, Melaina McWhorter, Emma Poland, Clay Slagel, Ethan Tucker, John Tuthill, Katelynn Zucco

Aledo — Alexandra Balmer, Kelsey Weir

Alexis — Joshua Hinkle

Altona — Taryn Henry, Taylor Morales, Marysa Remick

Ames, Iowa — Mirelle Carrasquel

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Raelynne Rouse

Avon — Amy Briggs, Sydney Dray, Ty Tinkham

Basco — Adam Harness, Andrew Harness, Emily Heagy

Brimfield — Caileb Johnson

Bushnell — Hannah Eden, Samuel Hensley, Danielle Hood, Emily Hood, Sandra Simpson, Alyssa Zarello

Cameron — Cassiday Tierney

Carman — William Todd

Carthage — Marie Desotel, Kaytan Finney, Cole Kirkham, McKenna Merritt, Hallie Ray, Bradyn Robertson, Nathan Vehmeier

Dahinda — McKenna Clark, Carolyn German, Avery Rigg, Kaydence Smith, Parker Sornberger

Dallas City — Lindsey Cook

East Galesburg — Jillyen Kirgan, Kira West

Ellisville — Mattie Taylor

Elmwood — Scarlett Binder, Cameron Jacobson

Galesburg — Luis Agudelo Giron, Chris Blanco, Alison Bowman, Caden Buchanan Newman, Kimberly Burkett, Tiffani Clark, Samantha Cozad, Lanette Cravotta, Ameyo Dadabo, Emily Davies, Tieonika Davis, Nana Djunga, Rebekah Fawcett, Elizabeth Flesher, Carstin Fuller, Cheyenne Gaddis, Madeline Gonzalez, Natalie Gonzalez, Meghan Harms, Jason Harris, Angela Harroun, Jessica Ingle, Kamille Justus, Tyler Kemp, Paula Kennedy, Carrie Lawson, Brittany Lynch, Paul Mangieri, Dejanae Matthews, Catherine Maurizi, Lacy May, Kaitlin McLean, Ian Milligan, Alaina Mulnix, Kate Oestreicher, Aubrey Payne, Mary Powell, Kayla Ramage, Nicole Raska, Chanda Rice, Bethanie Ricketts, Tabitha Rohr, Joshua Ryner, Alisha Stark, Roxanna Stegens, Alexander Sward, Tulsa Talley, Remy Townsell, Myneka Warner, Ramona Whitson, Margaret Wiegand, Brittany Wilborn, Sara Wood, Emily Wooldridge, Deion Wright

Geneseo — Corrie Brabson

Gerlaw — Regan Trego

Good Hope — Emma Coursey, Anna Curley, Elizabeth Powell

Hamilton — Amanda Allen, Lucas Celania, Noah Doyle, Brenna Lamm, Konnor McCallister, Kendall Muegge, Briar Schock, Colton Shoemaker, Grant Sullivan, Alayna VonKiedrowski, Colbin West

Henderson — Emma Smith

Joy — Thomas Loughead

Knoxville — Mikayla Brockett, Courtney Cecil, Teylar Green, Connor Lozier, Carter Mason, Amanda Mulvey, Shelby Nees, Joseph Niles

Media — Isabella Escorcia

Milan — Gurpreet Kaur

Monmouth — Benjamin Anderson, Ava Archer, Alexandria Ashby, Audelio Ayala Martinez, Evelyn Blackford, Nesta Bolepo, Jonathan Boyer, Nicole Bresnahan, Alexis Clark, Jenny Cortes, Cristina Dilley, Alexis Finnicum, Charles Fletcher, Selina Godina, Andrew Gunn, Lily Johnson, Elizabeth Kucharz, Alexandra Lewis, Brittany Mahnesmith, Jankibahen Patel, George Seals, Zosia Stodolkiewicz, Cally Tate, Isabel Thompson

New Windsor — Madison Kyser

Oneida — Haley Gibson, Annalyn Lovell

Pembroke, Ky. — Brittany Chapman

Peoria — Nolan Browder

Prairie City — Emilie Hickenbottom

Rio — Joseph Karjala, Abigail Lee, Madison Spence

Smithshire — Ashley Shultz

Spring Valley — Aimee Hernandez

St. David — Caleb Keithley

Victoria — Seth Johnson, Lisa Remick

Warsaw — Bailey Barber

Wataga — Daniel McDowell, Cassandra Osborne, Matthew Sell

West Point — Dacota Smith

Williamsfield — Caitlin Evans, Cade Farquer, Olivia Farquer, Cadence Manning, Sullivan Powers, Molly Warner

 

HONORS LIST (PART-TIME)

Abingdon — Brock Abbott, Ashley Brock, Kylah Brown, Wyatt Cameron, Ronda Crow, Bailey Jamerson, Ashley Jones, Marissa Matheny, Douglas Mecum, Rebecca Presley, Jessie Roberts

Aledo — Makayla Deloose, Lynnsie Franklin

Alexis — Jennifer Cornell, Ashtyn Morrison

Altona — Breanna Elmore, Carson Miller, Ellynah Olson

Avon — Angela Craver

Basco — Alisza Lemaire

Blandinsville — Addison DeSpain

Bushnell — Dawn Parker, Ashanti Strange, Ashley Watts

Cambridge — Cathryn Woodbury

Carthage — Drew Dooley, Shayna Todd

Colchester — Lucas Shirey, Bailey Sullivan

Dahinda — Jada Abraham, Isabella Nelson, Christine VanVelsor

Galesburg — Caden Allen, Sarah Allen, Desirae Arteaga, Lashadrian Bailey, Evelina Barber, Yvonne Barber, Kristin Bland, Macey Bland, Dashay Burnett, Shabria Campbell, Natalie Courtney, Shauna Dotson, Stephanie Elliott, Isabelle Esquivel, Jennifer Felix, Natalie Fleming, Hunter Frymire, Jalisa Goodlow, Jennifer Hamilton, Carter Hankins, Victoria Hawkins, Claire Henry, Kathryne Herslow, Autumn Hughes, Sharnae Jackson, Logan Johnson, Kiersten Leath, Jamison Littlefield, Elizabeth Lybarger, Tara Main, Paige McCleary, Janelle McCracken, Meagan Mercado, James Montague, Ebonee Morris, James Nelson, Bonnie Nielsen, Franck Nsimbi, Addison Perez, Emily Plue, Jenna Redington, Katherine Schoessling, Elijah Secor, Emma Sells, Cheyenne Sosa, Morgan Trulson, Wivine Tshina, Maria Villanueva, Ariana Villarreal, Kayli Wells, Erika Wignall, Mayana Workheiser

Geneseo — Kimberly Seible

Gilson — Kimberly Fitch

Hamilton — Caden Coffey, Taley Huffman, Kaylee Neumann, Kailee Pfeiferling

Hampton — Amie Toppert

Kewanee — Brittany Nimrick

Knoxville — Katelynne Jones, Tiffany Richmond, Kinley Scalf, Marcey Younge

LaHarpe — Samuel Todd

Little York — Veronica Davis, Maggie Peel, Regan Raymond

Milan — Jessica Morton

Monmouth — Andrea Avalos, Tyler Bitar, Alexandra Hofmann, Kyrie Howe, Ayla Johnston, Glodie Kapesa, Nanette Kapesa, Sacre Kapesa, Nicholas Lantz, Zayda Martin, Adriana Nunez, Kaitlyn Purchase, Quinn Ramos Noel, Jennifer Raygoza, Brooke Taylor, Dailenis Vera

Nauvoo — Alyssa Lum

Oneida — Jason Ader, Kaitlyn Courtright, Kayla Dillbeck

Pekin — Alaura Clark

Pembroke, Ky. — Danielle Miller

Peoria — Jessica Sheppard

Prophetstown — Samantha Soleta

Rio — Alexis McKeag

Roseville — Heidi Davis

Silvis — Tanner Kennedy

Springfield, Mich. — Robert Lian

Sutter — Mikayla Weeks

Walcott, Iowa — Jessica Feddersen

Wataga — Krista Mansir, Dustin Swanson

 

OVER 500 CHILDREN GET TOYS, FOOD, AND CLOTHING FROM PROJECT SANTA PROGRAM

OVER 500 CHILDREN GET TOYS, FOOD, AND CLOTHING
FROM PROJECT SANTA PROGRAM

(Macomb, Illinois, January 7, 2022) – Since 1983, Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency
(WIRC-CAA) has offered the Project Santa program to help local people in need during the holiday season. The mission of this social service program is to provide a happy holiday full of gifts, food, and clothing to children of income-eligible families in need living in the western Illinois counties of Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, and Warren. Thanks to the generosity of community members, volunteers, organizations, and fundraisers, the 2021 WIRC-CAA Project Santa program was able to help 535 children. Of those children, 489 were officially enrolled in the program and 46 were assisted by Project Santa in a limited capacity.  

“The children enrolled in this program often need things that many people take for granted, like their own blanket or comforter, shoes that fit, winter coats, or food during the holiday break from school,” said Project Santa Coordinator Jamie Roth. “Project Santa gives toys to each child that is enrolled so they can enjoy being a kid, but we also give them items like food, coats, and shoes so they have a sense of security and comfort.”

The enrollment period for this program typically starts in mid-September. Application information is sent to local public schools, posted online, and shared with local media outlets. This year, Project Santa saw an increased number of applications, most likely due to many families being financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

An average of $100 is spent on each child officially enrolled in Project Santa, and each family receives a holiday meal to prepare at home. The meal typically includes items like a canned ham, canned vegetables and fruit, potatoes, dinner rolls, and holiday treats like hot chocolate and candy canes. Families who otherwise would have qualified but applied past the enrollment deadline, which is typically in mid-October, are put on the Project Santa Waiting List. WIRC-CAA gives Waiting List families assorted age-appropriate toys that have been donated to the program by the public. 

WIRC-CAA Project Santa employees and volunteers, referred to as elves, spend several days shopping for items requested on each child’s wish list. Parents list each child’s age, clothing, shoe and coat sizes, and suggestions for 

toys or gifts. Roth says it is not uncommon for basic necessities like blankets, pillows, and coats to be listed. “In those cases, we do everything we can to get those items for them, because they may otherwise go the winter season without them.”   

Families must meet the following eligibility guidelines in order to qualify for Project Santa: they live in Hancock, Henderson, McDonough or Warren County; they are not enrolled in a similar holiday program offered by another social service agency; they have not been enrolled in Project Santa in the past two years; and their household’s total income is within the program’s income guidelines. For 2021, each family’s income could not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. For example, a two-person household’s gross income could not exceed $2,903 per month. 

Funding is partially provided by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The remainder of Project Santa funding comes from donations. 

“Project Santa relies heavily on monetary donations from the public, and that affects the number of children we are able to assist each year,” said Roth. “Thankfully, we received generous monetary gifts and donations of toys to the program in 2021. Without our amazing donors and supporters, we would not be able to help so many children. On behalf of WIRC-CAA, I want to say thank you to everyone who helped us accomplish our mission.” 

The application period for the 2021 Project Santa program has closed, and the 2022 program will begin accepting applications in late-September. 

WIRC-CAA, based in Macomb, Illinois, offers a variety of social service programs to help anyone in need, including a food pantry, clothing center, energy assistance program, scholarships, and more. For more information about their free and confidential programs, call WIRC-CAA at 309-837-2997, find them on social media, or visit https://wirpc.org/.

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EXPANDS REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EXPANDS REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

 

Carthage, IL – Thursday, January 06, 2022 – Memorial Hospital has recently expanded the rehabilitative services offered to their inpatients by staffing a full-time Physical and Occupational Therapy team. Tonya Dooley, Physical Therapist, Chevie Lay, Occupational Therapist, Rachael Woodside, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Mary Lou Sadler, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, have all joined the team to provide therapy services at Memorial Hospital. 

This skilled team brings many years of knowledge, passion, and experience to Memorial Hospital patients. This new service will allow more patients to have expanded access to therapy treatment, which will improve patient outcomes. In addition, this rehabilitative team offers services to Hancock Village senior living residents. These services will allow residents to stay in their homes to receive therapy treatment conveniently. 

Dawn Owren, Chief Ancillary Service Officer, states, “We are very excited to grow our therapy team to continue to provide top-notch rehabilitative care for our Transitional Care-Swing Bed patients and other inpatients. Through this service expansion, we are keeping our commitment to providing five-star care and services.”

To learn more about Memorial Hospital’s Transitional Care-Swing Bed program, visit mhtlc.org or call (217) 357-8530. 

 

WOMEN CHANGING THE FACE OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES 2022 EVENT

WOMEN CHANGING THE FACE OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES 2022 EVENT 

 

The 2022 Women Changing the Face of Agriculture career exploration event will be held in- person at Carl Sandburg College located in Galesburg, Illinois on March 4th, 2022. Registration for the event is now open. 

 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, registration limitations have been put into place. Each school or organization is limited to 5 student registrants and 1 chaperone registration. The following counties have priority registration for the event: Adams, Brown, Bureau, Cass, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Livingston, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, and Woodford. Registration will close on February 18th, 2022 or earlier if maximum capacity limits are met. To register for the event, please visit Registration – WCFA (womenchangingthefaceofagriculture.com) for more information. 

 

Mask and social distance mandates are subject to change as the event approaches. More information will be available as we continue to follow current guidance from the CDC and state. 

 

This year’s event will include a rotation through career panels, opportunities to network with professionals, and a keynote speaker. In addition, WCFA will recognize scholarship recipients as well as other award winners.

 

Our 2022 event keynote speaker is Amanda Radke from Mitchell, South Dakota. Amanda is a fifth generation rancher who has dedicated her career to serve as a voice for the beef industry as well as agriculture as a whole. She will share her thoughts on mindset development, agriculture advocacy, youth development, and dynamics on multi-generational family agribusinesses.   

 

Women Changing the Face of Agriculture event was first held in 2010. In the last 12 years, more than $50,000 in scholarships have been awarded and more than 6,500 high school girls have attended. Penny Lauritzen, Illinois Agri-Women member and chair of the event has been involved in the event since its inception. She said, “We are excited to meet back in-person with professionals and students this year. The event's impact has historically brought about phenomenal career opportunities for young women and we look forward to continuing this legacy”.


Women Changing the Face of Agriculture is a project of Illinois Agri-Women (IAW) which showcases a career exploration event for young women interested in agriculture. This event strives to give women the opportunity to explore different career paths, interact with industry professionals, and receive accurate information first hand from women in agriculture. For more information visit WCFA – Interact, Learn, Network (womenchangingthefaceofagriculture.com)

Sandburg Shootout Scheduled for Jan. 8 Canceled

GALESBURG — For the second consecutive year, the Sandburg Shootout has been canceled because of circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

 

The third edition of the shootout scheduled to take place Jan. 8 at Carl Sandburg College’s John M. Lewis Gymnasium was set to feature seven games involving some of the top high school boys basketball programs throughout central Illinois.

  • West Central vs. Midwest Central
  • United Township vs. Peoria Christian
  • Sherrard vs. Canton
  • Olympia vs. Orion
  • Brimfield vs. Rockridge
  • Hartsburg-Emden vs. United
  • Kewanee vs. Knoxville

 

Last year’s Sandburg Shootout was canceled because of the delayed start to Illinois’ high school basketball season.

Hancock County Reports 74 Cases and 1 Death Related to COVID During the Week of December 26, 2021-January 1, 2022

Hancock County Reports 74 Cases and 1 Death Related to COVID During the 

Week of December 26, 2021-January 1, 2022

 

The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report seventy-four (74) laboratory-confirmed cases and one death related to COVID during the week of December 26, 2021 - January 1, 2022.  The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital extend sympathies to the family and friends of the individual who pass away.   Twenty-eight (28) of the seventy-four (74) cases are vaccinated.

Cases include two males in their 90’s, one male in his 70’s, six males in their 60’s, six males in their 50’s, three males in their 40’s, seven males in their 30’s, four males in their 20’s, four males in his teens, one pre-teen male and three males 10 years old and younger.  In addition, female cases include one female in her 80’s, four females in their 70’s, four females in their 60’s, seven females in their 50’s, two females in their 40’s, seven females in their 30’s, two females in their 20’s, three females in their teens, and seven females 10 years old and younger.

There have been a total of three-thousand-four-hundred-thirty-four (3434) COVID-19 cases in Hancock County; three-thousand-two-hundred-ninety-eight (3298) people have recovered, ninety-seven (97) people are currently isolated, and thirty-nine (39) have passed.   

Continue to practice good hand-washing, wear a mask when you are going to be in close proximity to other people, stay home if you are ill and be particularly cautious around older people or those with health conditions.  Practicing these can help protect your family, friends and neighbors.

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