The Huntley Farmside
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Euntlrp Jarmsik USPS 580-360 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1990 VOLUME 30 - NUMBER 22 OFFICE PHONE 708-669-5621 SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 25c per copy Redskin Pride in Action! 1 Redskins Win! 14-10 Victory ¦v,'^'*'. /'' !.¦<-* Huntley Athletic Boosters Meeting Parents of Junior High and High School students are invited to join the Huntley Athletic Boosters at their Wednesday, September 12 meeting at 7:00pm at the Legion Hall. They will be having election of officers for the new school year. Join Huntley 4-H Huntley Harvestors 4-H Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the First Congregational Church at 7:30. Membership is open to those ages 8 to 18. Parents are welcome. Election of officers will he held and a pizza party will follow the meeting. During Saturday's sweltering heat, the Huntley Redskins made their way to a 14-10 victory over Moosehart. Joe Bernat scored two touchdowns, one on a four yard run in the 1st quarter and the other on a 61 yard jaunt in the third quarter. Andy Shear added the two point conversion. The Redskins overcame their own mistakes and the humid weather, which left them with only one substitute at the end of the game, to rally from a 10-6 halftime deficit. Congratulations Redskins on a great season opener!!! Mosquitoes Floodwaters have receded over most of this area, but there is one aftereffect still to come. The waters will trigger huge new broods of Aedes vexans. the floodwater mosquito. Vexans is the biter that causes the greatest discomfort. These broods will emerge on about September 3rd and 4th. Back- to-back spraying may be needed in order to provide optimum control of this in¬ creased mosquito population. There also are steps each person can take to lessen the annoyance. Be sure that ail standing water receptacles are empty. These containers include old tires, paint cans, bird baths, wading pools and clogged gutters. Mosquitoes need only a few days to breed in such places. Use insect repellents, especially at dusk, the mosquitoes' most active period. Avoid perfumes and aftershave lotions. Wear dark clothes that cover arms and legs, do your part to lessen the problem. Mosquito control programs are for your protection. Huntley Police Locate & Burn Marijuana Field Approximately 15 pounds of marijuana plants were confiscated by Huntley Police during what started as a routine traffic stop on August 26. At approximately 11:35 PM on August 26, 1990, Officer Richard Akerman made what started as a routine traffic stop at Rt. 47 & Algonquin Road. He stopped the 1983 Toyota hatchback for not having a license plate on the front of the vehicle. As he approached the vehicle he noticed the back seat passengers attempting to shove something into the back. Calling for back-up, he requested and received permission from the driver to search the vehicle. Behind the front seat, partially hidden under a blanket, were several marijuana plants. Opening the hatchback, they discovered it full of marijuana plants. A total of around 15 pounds, an excess of 5,000 grams, was taken into custody. The 6 subjects in the vehicle were then placed under arrest. Three were charged as adults with unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and transported to McHenry County Jail in Woodstock. Two sixteen year olds were charged as juveniles and released into the custody of their parents. The driver was also charged with improper registration. All five were from Cook County suburbs. In the course of the investigation the subjects agreed to cooperate with the police. Their voluntary statement revealed where the marijuana was growing. Huntley Police Chief Richard Rossi notified the McHenry County Sheriff's Office. Upon further investigation the field was discovered to be in Kane County, at which point the North Central Narcotics Task Force in Elgin was notified. Wednesday morning, August 29, the Huntley Police, McHenry County Sheriff's Dept. and the Narcotics Task Force moved up a long gravel road into a field at the abandoned farm, located off Hemmer Road, on a seek and destroy mission . Armed with scythe, knives and saw-bladed weed cutters the officers hacked through plants ranging as high as 10 feet. "Some of these stalks were so thick you couldn't even get a scythe through them," said Chief Rossi. "The saw-bladed weed cutters strained to cut some of these plants. They were big enough to use as Christmas trees, and the seed pods on some were almost a foot long and ready to open." The eradication process lasted for over three hours. At the end, all the cut plants, with a street value of at least $165,000, were burned on the site. Then a spraying process follows, which kills any seeds and future plants. Chief Rossi explained, though these were apparently wild growing marijuana plants, they could see an appoximately 20 square foot area had been trampled by people harvesting these plants. "We know lots of local people must have known about this field for a long time. That's why we felt our participation was essential."
|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|