Highland Mayor Recuperating Following Fall, Surgery

Highland Mayor Joseph Michaelis fell at his home Sunday and sustained serious injuries to his spine. He was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, and subsequently transferred to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

A representative of the City of Highland told WGEL that Mayor Michaelis is recuperating at Barnes Hospital. He says he has been humbled and is extremely grateful for all the well wishes, prayers, and support.

Officials ask everyone to continue to keep Mayor Michaelis in their thoughts and prayers as he begins the difficult task of recovery and rehabilitation.

Cards and get-well wishes may be sent to Mayor Michaelis at:

City Hall
Attn: Mayor Michaelis
PO Box 218
Highland, IL 62249

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