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-m ^ HIMLEY ^^. VOLUME 18-NUMBER 38 THURSDAY, JANUARYS. 1978 PHONE- 669-5621-If no anawer caO 459-1456 or 459-0998 FRAN". r'ARlCr-K PU 192 HtJNri.EY. ILL ^ PAGES SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTUEY SINCE 1960 ^ ISePERCOPY = HIGHLIGHTS OF 1977 :ii:*i-: The FARMSIDE Editors would like to take this opportunity at the beginning of 1978 and the end of 1P77 to reminisce. Featured will be the highlights of the year. January. 1977 began with Richard Ptak being named Chief of Police. Chief Ptak had served on the force for many years and had been acting Chief of Police for several months. January brought the Chicago Cubs to Huntley High School to play basketball with the Bruner Team. The D.A.R. & S.A.R. winners were announced; they were Luane Schachtner and Ed Hare. On January JOth Rev. Dr. Robert Frank was honored at a farewell dinner. Dr. Frank became head ofthe Philosphy Dept. at McHen¬ ry County College. February began with a sad note a.s Howard Ruth died at the age of 52. Howard was Grafton Town¬ ship Supervisor and previously a McHenry County Board member. He will always be best remember¬ ed for his practical jokes and playing Santa Claus. Also in February the Huntley Girls Bowling Team won the ISHA Tournament and John Weltzien took 1st ptace in FS Bowling competition. The Lions Club Tournament was held and Huntley wond 2nd and 3rd place. The First Congregational Church's new minister. Rev. Roger Mealiff began his new pastoral duties on February 6th. Later in February Henry Mar¬ lowe was honored for his contri¬ bution to 4-H. While Phil Freund was named an XL Dealer. On February 17th Chuck Ruth was chosen by those who had signed the late Howard Ruth's petition as their candidate for Grafton Township Supervisor. On February 23rd a formal objection was made against Chuck Ruth's candidach. An Election Board meeting was scheduled in March. On March Sth the First Congregational Church held its annual Hobo Show and the Huntley Jaycees had their Las Vegas Nite. The Election Board ruled to keep Chuck Ruth's name on fhe ballot on March 7th after a long hearing at the Courthouse. Tony Korwin had a true Ufe article published in a national magazine. The FARMSIDE'S March 17th issue featured pictures of Harry Weltzien in France during World War I and W. Pat WjUiams as a sailor when he served aboard the USS Ohio during the war. Marge Radloff retired from the Huntley Post Office after serving 19 years. Still in the news was Chuck Ruth as at this time a court hearing conceming his name on the ballot was set for March 23rd. The Huntley High School presented "The Odd Couple''. Judge'Roland Herrmann ruled that Chuck Ruth's name must be taken off the Grafton Township i ballot. Chuck decided to run as a write-in candidate. The Huntley Boy Scouts held their annual Pancake Breakfast. On April Sth the Township Election was held with Chuck Ruth winning by six votes. Of the votes cast. Chuck won by 545 write-in votes. 294 of those were from Precinct 1, while 187 came from Precinct 4, giving him 481 votes from Huntley. Ernest Stading, Jr. retired from the School Board after serving on that board for thirty years. The annual Easter Egg Hunt was held for Huntley children by the Santa's Fund Committee with fun for all! The Village Board Park Board elections were nearing. The Huntley Blood Bank was a success again this "year which meant coverage to all residents. Ron Stroupe, Robert Frank and Paul Mercer are the Village Trustees after winning the electi¬ on. Len Borhort was elected to the Park District Board. Little League sign up began and the May Babies prepared for their shindig. In ending April, the Boy Scouts took 3rd place in the Galena Parade. Big Bird and Cookie Monster visited the Huntley l^permarket. The Deicke's were honored at a party at the First Congregational Church.]Continued on Pag* * Major Donald Enstrom announced today that he was Infdrmed on Tuesday, Dec. 27th by the llli nois Department of Transportation that traffic control signals would be put in at Main St. and Rt. '»?. Following a requeat for signals placed by State Rep. Bruce Weddell» an engin¬ eering investigation was made and found thgtt the traffic warranted a signal. The figures stated by the Illinois Depart¬ ment of Transoortation are as followjsi TrafficSiRnalTnsfaTration $50,000 'Participation $46 600 F ire Pre-*mption $6,000 State jg'ooo Engineering $5,600 Village of Huntley se'ooo ^"'^'^"^' »1.600 Huntley Fire Dep^.rtment$6i:600 It is now up to the Huntley Fire Department and the Village of Huntley to vote as to whethe er they are willing and able to come up with the money needed to complete this project. ZONING BOARD TURNS DOWN SENIOR CITIZEN PROJECT Last Wednesday, Jan. '^th, the Huntley Zon¬ ing Board held e. hearing to consider the pro¬ posed Senior Citizen Housing complex which would be situated behind Trinity Lutheran Church. The Board decided against the housing com- plej( by a 5 to 1 vote. A member of the Board atated in denying the request that there waa to high a density in the area. Ha stated that at this time there are 36 living units in tha aquara plus two churches and an industrial plant. With the addition of the Senior Citizen complax there would be 16 more unlta rfaking a total of 52 units. The Board member* also felt that there could be a pro¬ blem with fire or rescue calls. This matter goes to tha Village Board Jan. 5th, where it will rwad a 213 vota. At th* last Villag* Board ¦**tlng tha projsct was sant back to soning with a stipulation of a apacial toning rsrlane* should be considered.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
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