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Inside Village trustees meet tonight • Upcoming holiday events 35 cents Thursday, December 3,1998 The Himtley Famiside o 1QQQ A Press Publications newspaper/nr servina the Huntlev community \/^u.^ Volume 38 Issue 34 Huntley resident chosen to head Park District Steve Brosinski Press Publications After taking two years to search for someone to become the first executive director of the Huntley Park District, the Park Board tumed to a Huntley resi¬ dent. Thom Palmer came on board Monday to lead the district, just a week after the district received some good news. State officials announced that Huntley will receive a $400,000 grant that could pave the way for doubling the size of the district. Palmer joins the Hunfley Park District after leaving a job as account manager at Thoroughbred Software, a software consulting firm in RoUing Meadows. He will eam $47,500 annually. "The most intriguing thing is that Huntley is now on the cut¬ ting edge of growth," Palmer said. "There is opportunity of setting aside land for open space." Palmer was superintendent of recreation for the Oregon Park District, in Oregon, from 1990- 95 and recreation supervisor of the Crystal Lake Park District from 1985-90. One of three people consid¬ ered for the position, Palmer Said his long-term goals include continued expansion of the Park District and maybe the constrac¬ tion of a community recreation center. "I think as the community grows and development pops up, it is crucial that open space see Resident—page 2 Boys basketball team wins T\irkey tourney Steve Brosinski Press Publications Winning three games in a row is a great way to start a season and a tough act to fol¬ low. Coach Jay Teagle said the HunUey High School boys basketball team won the Huntley Thanksgiving Basketball Toumament with help from a sixth man— enthusiastic fan support. "I don't know if we were surprised as much as the team's goal was to go 3 and 0," said the third year coach. "The kids showed a lot of heart and a lot of courage. The fans' cheering made a lot of difference for the players." Teagle said three players, seniors Curt Kiddle (15 points) and Lucas Erickson (15 points) and sophomore Pat Kalamatas (7 points), combined for 37 points in the see Tourney—page 2 Coat Drive helps the needy Tn4dy Jurs (from left), Grafton Township secretary; Kent Wallace, of Williams Healthcare Systems: Millie Ruth, Grafton Township supervisor; and Dr. Jim Walsh, of Walsh Chiropractic show some of the many adult and children's coats donated to Grafton Township as part of a coat drive for the needy. Anyone who is in need of a coat can stop by the township office to pick one out for free. Township office hours are 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. State grant will help library buy materials; new library coming along Steve Brosinski Press Publications The Huntley Area Public Library was the recipient of a $13,289 state grant that will be used to buy new materials and computer equipment for flie new $2.4 million library. Librarian Virginia Maravilla said. More than 600 libraries received the per capita grants fliat totalled $13.1 million. Maravilla, who was hired Nov. 9, said the grant will come in handy in purchasing materials for the new 15,000-square-foot library under constraction on Ruth Road. The grand opening is on target for early summer. "The weather should be good for the library. They are a couple of weeks behind schedule," she said. Maravilla said the communi¬ ty should be pleased to see the services that will be available. "I think it's great. You will see the information desk right in front of you," she said. Inside the entrance there will be a circulation desk on one side and centrally located informa¬ tion and reference desks. Library patrons will also have plenty of room to sit and read books by a fireplace. "We'll have a lot of lounge seats," she said. Other features include a meeting room, which can be expanded into the children's program area, and multiple computer stations. In a related matter, the see Library—page 2 .* 4 « • - s ¦; ..u.;.-'-„'. 'j^i.j'..
|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|