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SERVING Tlir. PHOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 Wi)t fluntkp Jfarmigibe UPS 580-360 THURSDAY August 21, 1997 - VOLUME 37, NUMBER 20 - HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS Julia's Story This is a story that proliably wouldn't make Ihe 6 o'clock news. No murder. No mahem. No Ixtdguys. And, il wouldn't even be that unusual a story if it happened in Huniley, where someone is sure to help when someone is in trouble. But, this story didn't take place in Huniley. This story happened in THE CITY. The big, cold, impersonal City, where no one knows anyone else. And no one wants to. Last Saturday, Julia came to Huntley to spend 'he day at Grandma's house. (JuUa is 4.) This visit started out like any other. The usual stops - books from Miss Jane, mail from the Post Office, snacks from the Supermarket. Then, a tea party with Sara. A fun day. But, a very usual day in Huntley. Late in die day, as rain drops chased us off the swings at Deicke Park, we headed back into the city (where Julia lives when she isn't visiting). Going east on 190 we drove into a traffic nightmare. Torrential rains brought traffic to a standstill. Slowly we inched our way through the toll booth, past accidents in Schaumburg and at Arlington Heights Road, then finally off at the O'Hare exit. We headed south on Mannheim Road, only a few more miles to go. And then the floods came. Rushing water poured across the highway. Caught in its path, dark water swirling higher than the bottom of the car doors; our engine sputtered and died. Cars and vans and semis passing us on both sides. Without stealing or brakes, carried by the force of the water, we floated helplessly,. Now here is where this story really starts. It starts here, because it is the story of a modem day good Samaritan. One man, one good guy, who didn't just pass by. As his vehicle came along side ours he looked over at us, paused, then backed up until he was directly behind us. Carefully, steadily, he pushed us through the water. Into the safe lane, up over the bridge, and on into the parking lot of the Maple Leaf Bakery. The story doesn't end here. This good Samaritan still didn't leave us. Though we were now out of danger, the car would not start. And so he helped us into his truck and drove us the rest of the way home to Julia's house. When I asked him "Why", why he didn't continue on by when he first drew along side, he replied, "I wasn't raised to leave a lady and a little girl stranded. When I looked inside and saw that child, I knew I had to help. And so I did." And so he did. If you would Uke to meet this modem-day good Samaritan, stop in at the Casde Car Wash, 3108 W. Ogden, Chicago,n 60623. You will get a great car wash, professional detailing, and a chance to meet Charles Wilson, the kindest stranger in the City. Editor's Note: If you have a good Samaritan story you would like to tell, send it to: Good News Editor, The Huntley Farmside, Box 127-11801 Main Street, Huntley, II 60142 The Prime Group Saves Sixteen Spruce Trees Recently, efforts were taken by The Prime Group, Inc. to save sixteen 40 foot spruce trees. The trees were carefully relocated to the entrance of the new Huntley Corporate Park along Highway 47 at Freeman Road at a cost exceeding $32,000. School Year Kick-Off Activities Open House is scheduled for Thursday evening, August 21st. The times are 6 pm to 9 pm for grades PreK-5 (Huntley Campus) and 7 pm to 9 pm for grades 6-12 (Harmony Road Campus). School begins for students in grades 1-12 on Monday, August 25th with a short day. Kindergarten sessions and a full- day for students in grades 1-12 will begin the following Tuesday, August 26th. Preschool will begin on Tuesday, September 2nd. A copy of the calendar appears on Page 6. School Safety Patrol Week Mayor James C. Dhamer has proclaimed August 24-30 "School's open. Drive Carefully Week", joining the AAA-Chicago Motor Club in commemorating the 50th annual safety program. In his proclamation the mayor states that the AAA School Safety Patrols have been credited with helping achieve the dramatic decrease in the pedestrian death rate for children between the ages of five and fourteen in the United States. The Patrol program has educated students about safe walking rules and taught thousands of young people about leadership and responsibility. AAA-CMC founded the first student AAA School Safety Patrol in 1920. The movement grew to include the entire United States, Canada and 31 foreign countries with 500,000 members in 50,000 schools As the new school year begins the Patrols again will be on duty helping guide their classmates safely across busy streets near the schools. Mayor Dhamer advises motorists to reduce their speed and be especially alert near schools, to respond to the directions of the Continued on Page 6 Grand Forks Flood Relief Project A Success! By Sheryl Stier It is indeed a wonderful feeling when a community can join forces and help another community in need. That is exactly what the residents and businesses of Huntley have accomplished. The Huntley Pioneers 4-H Club members felt the people of Grand Forks, North Dakota needed some help. Although it was a few months after the devastating flood hit Grand Forks, it was still needed. The Pioneers hung signs and flyers in all the local business windows and encouraged people to donate by means of word of mouth, radio, and newspaper articles. Through their efforts the "Flood Relief project was a big success. We would like to thank Millie Ruth of Grafton Township for all of their enthusiasm in our project and allowing the township garage to be the drop off location. Trudy Jurs for her help in organizing the drop off items. Mr. Ziegler of Ace Hardware for donating two truck loads of paint and cleaning supplies. Union Special and their employees for their donations, Gibbs & Soell of Hoffman Estates for their donations and all the other donations of money and items by our generous friends. We believe the future belongs to those who believe in helping others and the people of Huntley have proved again this is very true. Thanks to all. Marlboro Van To Visit Huntley The Marlboro Van is coming to Huntley this Saturday, August 23. The Van will be stopping at the Huntley Supermarket from 11 am until 5 pm. This is a great opportunity for collectors of "Marlboro Unlimited Miles" to choose Marlboro Unlimited Gear and not have to wait the usual 10 - 12 weeks for delivery.
|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|