The Huntley Farmside
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:i^0^f^. ¦m -.-^ he Htfntlctt 3ram|a!^c «!;>tii^»' Your Home Town Newspaper JpSPS3( THURSDAY.; MAY 3.19g4 ^S^ ^^5 VOLUME 25 - NUMBER 5 '312-669'^621 ;2SectlQni^ Grand Opening At Hansford Chevrolet SBSvnto THE PEOPLE OP HumuYjmaeiM PIctBred above is Bob King, foreground, the new owner of Ben Hansford with members of the staff. The local Chevrolet dealer is featuring a special grand opening sale between May 4th and 12th. To celebrate the grand opening the firm will be selling most new cars and trucks in stock for S50 over cost. In addition to the specials on new cars the firm will have a used car and truck reduction sale which is advertised elsewhere in this newspaper. Mr. King purchased the car agency from Ben Hansford earlier this year. Mr. HanalorJI came to Huntley in 1950 purchasing Dolby Chevrolet. The Chevrolet Dealership was located in the building where Strode's Colonial Vermont is now located at Church and Main. One of Ben Hansford's first employees was Dick Enstrom. In 1958 the Chevrolet Dealership moved to its present location on Route 47 and Algonquin Road. Mr. King joined the firm as General Manager in November in 1978 and in actuality purchased the firm June 1st, 1983. Plea For Library Funds At Friends Of Library Meethig Last Monday, April 30, a Friends of the Library meeting was held at the sdiool Media Center where several interested people got together to try to figures out ways to keep the library open. The initial "Trial Period" of keeping the library open to the public has ended, lliis trial period was successful. For the past 3 months the library has been open to the public 2 nights per week for 2 hours each night. During this time there have been computer instruction courses along with book privledges for all Huntley residents, young and old. An enthuslutic Shiriey WUl¬ iams, the evening librarian, headed the meeting and told ns of all the summer programs she has planned to make the library more than just a "Book Lending Institutkn", but a need for more funds is our problem. The town of Huntley is juit not big enou^ to get the kind of nwney we need to have a real public library, but we have got the closest thing to it that we can get and we don't want to lose it. The plan for the summer is to have the library open some daytime hours as well as evenings and the programs sound great; a Pre-school story hour, Reading clubs, Woik- shops on genealogy and a possible Historical Novelity Night in conjunction with the McHenry County Historical Society where anyone can come and display their historic novel¬ ties and riiare them with the public among other programs. Mrs. Williams has enlisted Prudy Cole and Nancy Grau to help in the library so it will not have to be closed while anyone has to be away on vacation. A finance committee was set up to make appeals for funds to local organizations which work on community projects, iriiich is great, but we, the public, do not have to be excluded. Anyone wishing to be a Friend of the Library may contribute to The Libray Fund by sending a dieck, no matter how small, to School District #158 earmarked Com¬ munity Library Fund. The library will be closed for just a short period as it is at the end of every school year for inventory so if anyone has any books out please get them bade to the Ubrary as soon as possible and then we hope that we will again be open for our pleasure. Caramel Com Day May 4th & 5th Spring Concert Held May 1st. Firemen Elect New Officers John Hutsler was elected Chief of the Huntley Fire Dept. last Tuesday, May 1st at the regular meeting. Assistant chief elect is Paul Ziller with Al Weisneth Capt of the Fire Dept, Dave Veath Capt of the Rescue S(}uad, Dennis Ball 1st Lt. and Gary Neperman 2nd Lt. The new officers are subject to approval by the Huntley Fire P^tection District Boud Bake Sale May 12th. The Huntley Senior Qtizen. Qub will hdd a Bake Sale on Saturday, May 12th. Baked items wiU be at tfae Hnntiey Poat Office and Bank from 9 am to 12 noon. Many delkatesaen Itema wiU be available with bakery items at die aqdal haU of the Congregatioaal Chordi until 1 pm. Deli itenu indude, baked beans, salads, rice pudding. Family size "deii" items must heotietei by aooB o« Fridqr ly eimg-*»4m. 0C94O34 ot 669-5657. STOP AND SHOP at tbe Senior Otixen Bake Sale. Help Mother witii die Mother's Day dinner. (Donationa ef bakery will be appreciated.) HandbeU Choks The Handbell Choirs from ttte Congregatioial Chnrdi of Hniitley will present a concert at die church May 20di at 7:00 pm. The four hamlbell choirs win perform several aelediona aad Kendall Weber wiD play a selectioB of pieces on ha harp. The pubUc is invited to attaad. :^perc<H^y Huntley Cleah-Up Days Start May 9th. Huntley clean up days will start nezt week. The dumpsters will be arriving next Wednesday M^ 9th. and will remain until the 13th. They will be parked behind the American Legion Home on the corner of Coral and Woodstock Street. This is a once a year event in Huntley and gives Huntley people a dumce to dean out their basements, garages, closets and attics and to dispose of these "treasures" at no cost. The dumpsters are here for our disposal and are the courtesy of the Village of Huntley. Huntley Hydrants Flushed May 15,16,17 Dave Oldham, director of the Huntley Water and Sewer DepartmaBt anaonnced tod^r that hydtanta wtt be flnabed Mayl5,16tfi.andl7tfa. Huntley's Pro Bowler John Wdtiiea won 2iid place at tfiis paat weekend Pto Bowlers Bvdweisar Tooraey, at Great Lakes Naval Traiidas Base, (Heaview... J<^ lost the Chatapkaaibip to Pete Weber at St Loula 246-(Q23S,..Joha averaged wdl over 230 for die 27 games. This week he leaves for die A.B.C's aad the Maatera Tourney at Reao, Nev... Last Tuesday, May 1st, the Huntley Music Department held its last concert of the year in the Music Room of the high scfaool. The concert featured pieces performed by the Jr. High and High School Bands as well as the High Sdiool Choir. There were two instramental solos performed by Julie Bunt on the Trumpet and Brett Pierce on the Tuba. Dan Susong and Shana McGee did Vocal Solos. The High School Choir did an excellent job as usual but the hlgfali^ of the eveniag waa a Rock and Roll Me<Uey arranged by aome seniors featuring Dan Susong, Jim Blank, Mike Urban, Don Groesser, Julie Bunt and Bob Ellswofth. iriw absolutely stole the show. Each time we attend a school fundion, whether it be a play, muaic concert, or sporting event, we are amazed at the talent of our young people in Huntley and at the dedication of the fine st^ at the Hundey Sdiools.' Keep up the fine work, we're proud of you.
|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|