The Huntley Farmside
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SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 Cljt JHuntltp jfarmsiik USPS 580-360 THURSDAY, JUNE 1,1995 - VOLUME 35, NUMBER 9 - HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS fHluntley celebrates Memorial Day By Jill Wenzloff A parade, an Abraham Lincoln impersonator and a firing squad were just a few ofthe elements that made Memorial Day 1995 a special holiday for Huntley residents. The day began with the traditional Memorial-Day parade through the town square, winding through the streets toward the cemetery. Tractors, trucks, classic cars and even a street sweeper cruised through town carrying members of the Huntley Harvestors 4-H club, Huntley Jaycees, and other local organizations. Riders threw candy and gum to the hundreds of children seated along the parade route. One special antique car carried Worid War I veteran Sgt, Joe Bennett, Other groups, including the American Legion, D, A,R,E, and the Brownie/Girl Scout troops marched amongst the slow-movingti-affic. The Huntley High School Band treated parade-goers with many patriotic tunes as they marched. As the parade passed, town residents picked up their lawnchairs and blankets and followed the parade through the streets to the cemetery. At the cemetery, American Legion members presented a memorable tribute to the veterans of past wars. Herb Glissendorf led the ceremony. After an invocation by Herb Eggers, Glissendorfandayoung volunteer, Toni Kalleck, placed a memorial wreath at the base of the cemetery flagpole. The Huntley Library presented Rev. Richard Anderson as Abraham Lincoln, dressed in a black suit with a tall stovepipe hat, Anderson delivered a short speech as Lincoln, teUing ofLincoln's supposed feelings about the present state ofthe country. He then recited the Gettysburg Address. Emily Lombard of the Huntley High School read the poem "Flanders Field" to the crowd. Huntley resident May Chesak then responded. See PARADE on page 12 Members of the American Legion firing squad perform a 21-gun salute during the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Huntley Cemetery. Huntley 8th graders graduate Poppy poster winners announced By Barb Schmidt The 8th grade class of Huntley Jr. High School received their diplomas during the graduation ceremonyonThursday,May25,1995, Valedictorian, Kellie Krause, and Salutatorian, Shari Himpelmann, provided a delightfiil speech forall attending family, friends and faculty. The American Legion Awards went to Kellie Krause and ^Hahn, ^^ 8th grade Presidential Academic awards were also given out. To get this award, students need a 3,5 GPA and must be in the 85th percentile score on a nationally- normed test. Winners of these awards were: Kellie Klause (valedictorian,) Jason Martina, Erik Hahn, Eric Ruth, Megan Baldacci, Michael Zemon, Patrick Heavey, Nicole MacNeriand, Cristina Hansen, Kathryn Funk and Michelle Barreto. We wish all of you much happiness and much good luck as you enter high school in the fall. Congratulations! (Class photo on page 6) I By Arlene Mattingly Poppy Chaiiman, American Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary sponsored a Poppy Poster Contest for Huntley students. Students who received monetary awards from Huntley Unit #673 were Group lll~8th & 9th grades: 1st place, Larry Ward; 2nd place, MarkRobisky; 3rdplace, Katie 8th grade valedictorian Kellie Krause and Salutatorian Shari Himpelmann. Brand; and Group IV-Uth & 12th grades; 1st place, Misty Welch; 2nd place, Nick Krol; 3rd place Cheryle Hildebrand. The 1st place winners were sent down to the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois, for further competition. We wish them loads of luck! Last year we awarded a 2nd place to one of our winners who received 4400 in the department competition. Legion Auxiliary declares Poppy Day a success By Arlene Mattingly Poppy Chairman, American Legion Auxiliary We, the American Legion Auxiliary, Huntiey Unit #673, give loads of thanks to the people of Huntley and surrounding areas who gave so generously to our program on Friday, May 26, The profits we receive are only distributed to the needs of the hospitalized veterans and their families. It may be a new TV for their ward, a popcom machine, T-shirts, comfort items, insulin shots or anything that relates to their needs. Poppy Day donations cannot be used for any other services, I also want to personally thank the 28 people who so gladly gave a couple of hours and more to help distribute the poppies that day. We surpassed last year's donations and hit the $1,500 mark. Thanks to you! Of the 2,000 poppies we ordered, we only had 75 left. But we need more helpers to help next year. If anyone in the community would like to help us, please let me know. Friends are always welcome. These Poppy Day posters were made by Huntley students.
|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|