The Huntley Farmside
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i=H) . pj »trPai|ARiJair,Mo! SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 Special Section Begins On Page 7... tKjie fluntkp Jfarmsiitr^ HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1993 - VOLUME 33, NUMBER 12_ . ¦ USPS 580-360 Dave Plote (left) presented checks from Alliance Contractors and Plote, Inc. to (1 to r) Police Chief Rick Rossi, Village President Jim Dhamer and Asst. Police Chief Mike Hewitt Thursday night at the Village Board meeting to kickoff the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program in Huntley. Huntley Police Dept. Begins DARE Program By Joyce Liput Thursday night's Huntley Village Board'meeting, July 8, became the official kickoff for the Huntley DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Police Chief Rick Rossi accepted contribution checks of $1,000 each from Chuck Ruth, president of Alliance Contractors and Dave Plote, representing Plote, Inc. to begin the DARE program in Huntley. As business leaders and alumni of Huntley schools, they were both pleased to help get the DARE program started. Chief Rossi expressed the department's appreciation and the hope that many more of Huntley's citizens will support the program. The program is fully supported by Huntley School District #158, as well as the Huntley Village Board. Chief Rossi has been working on implementation of the DARE program over the last three months. "DARE has been an important goal of the Huntley Police Department," said Chief Rossi. With the official start of DARE, the police department will begin seeking additional contributions and support from the community. Although there was no funding in the village's 93-94 fiscal budget for DARE, that did not deter Chief Rossi. Instead, they are turning toward community involvement, seeking contributions to help defray cost and operation for this program. The cost includes training officers and the awards for students, such as DARE shirts, hats and certificates. "Our whole energy is going towards the DARE program," said Rossi. "We will not be asking for any other donations through the year." They plan to have the program activated for the 1993-94 school year. The program is a highly structured delivery of information geared toward the adolescent on such topics as self-esteem, peer pressure and value judgments. The 17-week program is taught to fifth grade students by specially trained DARE officer, Mike Hewitt. Every DARE officer in Illinois has to attend, and satisfactorily complete, the DARE training program sponsored by the Illinois State Police. As Chief Rossi expressed it, "Our kids are our future. I believe the benefactors of- this program will be the kids, as well as the community." Women's League Presents Winners > Celebrating their first place achievement in the Huntley Women's Bowling League are (1 to r, front row) Judy Hansen, Ruth Bond, Phyllis Brettschneider, (back row) Linda Thackwray, Norm Brettschneider (sponsor) and Connie Westphal. The League is looking ahead to their fall season. Anyone interested should contact Lynette Schiesher, 669-5065. Village To Install New Civil Defense Siren By Rob Nelis, Village Administrator During one of this year's early storms, the Huntley Village civil defense siren failed to operate. It was discovered, after it was taken off the pole, that its internal machinery was worn out. The Huntley Fire Department found documents that showed the fundraising for the siren had occurred in 1936! After considering the age of the siren and the cost to repair the machinery, the Village decided to replace it with a new one. The new siren offers several major advantages. The old siren had a distance of. sound "rating" of 2,400 feet; the new one is rated at 5,200 feet. Weather conditions and wind direction determine how far a siren can actually be heard; so residents may have heard the old siren from farther distances than the rating. The new one will be much louder than the old one, thus more residents should hear it. The new siren will also rotate on the pole. Therefore, its full volume will be directed at each part of the Village as it turns around. The last advantage is that in the future the siren can be fitted with radio dispatch equipment. As the Village grows, a southern and northern siren will be required. With more than one siren, radio triggering of the sirens is the most efficient and safe dispatch method. The new siren will cost approximately $13,500. It will be placed on the existing pole. The siren must be manufactured, which means a 4- to 5-week delivery date. Because it will be much louder than the old siren, it will be tested once a month, on the first Tuesday, at 10:30am.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|