The Huntley Farmside
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See Inside Students Practice Preservation School District Moves 35 cents The Himtlev Farmside Thursday, October 21, 1999 A Press Publications newspaper mr serving the Huntley community Volume 29, Issue 42 Chicago cows coining home By Christopher Petersen Press Publications A new herd of cattle was moved into town last week, and they're a pretty remark¬ able breed. They don't need to graze, they don't give milk, and they, can stay in the same spot for days on end without fences to keep them in. Inspired by the Cows on Parade exhibit that took over the downtown area of Chicago this summer, Huntley is now the proud host of three fiber¬ glass cow statues, to be dis¬ played in various places around the village. The cows were commis¬ sioned by The Prime Group> after Chief Operating Officer Gary Skoien of Prime Group's headquarters in Chicago first saw the cattle on display in Chicago and got the idea to place some cows in a town that was known for having the real thing. "It just struck me as a humorous idea," Skoien said. The Prime Group ordered three cow statues earlier this summer from a company in Nebraska that specializes in "Huntley being a dairy town, we just thought it would be a fun thing to do." Phillip Waters vice-president, iand development Tine Prime Group making fiberglass animal statues. After a short delay for painting them, the cows finally arrived in Huntley last week. "Huntley being a dairy town, we just thought it would be a fun thing to do," said Phillip Waters, vice-president of land development for The Prime Group. Each of the three cows has a different theme, and is dis¬ played in a different location aroimd town. The first cow, called the Huntley Cow, is lo¬ cated alongside the Huntley sign on Interstate 90. The second cow, titled Prime Beef, is a golden steer ¦ C^WS, Page 2 Huntley FFA Team of, from left, Karissa Sartell, Kristen Sunderlage and Alison Smith will be the team to represent the Illinois Association FFA at the National Floriculture Career Development Event at the National Convention Oct. 27-30 in Louisville, Kentucky. True flower power Huntley students going to floral nationals By Christopher Petersen Press Publications Students fi'om Huntley were chosen out of representatives of almost 400 other schools to represent the state at the Na¬ tional Floricultural Career Development event, to be held at the 72nd National Future Farmers of America Conven¬ tion Oct. 27-30, in Louisville, Ky. The Huntley FFA will be competing against schools fi'om each state in a test of their knowledge of plants and flowers. According to Huntley FFA moderator Chet Nelson, the three students, Karissa Sar¬ tell, Kristen Sunderlage and Alison Smith, qualified for the ¦ FLOWER, Page 2 * Huntley library a hit despite $200,000 withheld By Christopher Petersen Press Publications Despite reports to the con¬ trary, Huntley Public Library officials are generally happy with the new facility, and payments are being withheld only for bookkeeping piir- poses. "I think it tumed out very well," said Executive Lib¬ rarian Virginia Maravilla of the new 15,000-square-foot li¬ brary building, designed by the Chicago firm Liederbeck and Graham. The library is still with¬ holding the final payment of the $200,000 owed to Liede¬ rbeck and Graham, but Li¬ brary Board President Mike Fleck said that it more to do with bookkeeping concems than dissatisfaction with the end results. According to Maravilla, the library's payments were ahead of schedule, and that the li¬ brary withheld payment only in order to balance the books. "It was just an accounting matter," Maravilla said. "We're still working with them." Fleck stressed that while there were a few details that did not meet the library's specifications, such concerns were minor and perfectly normal. "Anybody that's been through this kind of project knows that there's going to be conflicts between what you want and what you can afford to do," Fleck said. Some of those differences include fur¬ niture from a vendor recom¬ mended by Liederbeck and Graham that was the wrong color, exposed pipes in the main reading room and a few structural details. Maravilla said that the li¬ brary would be buying the fumiture from an alternate vendor, and that they did not expect to spend any extra money. The pipes were painted over, and have proven not to be the nuisance they first were thought to be. The library board is ex¬ pected to vote to resume payments to Liederbeck and Graham at the next board meeting, Maravilla said. "I would not blackball these people," she said. "The build¬ ing is great. People like it." "We're just trying to get everything done," Fleck said.
|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|