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SERVING THF. PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY Sl.^CE 196() »t Jluntlep jfarms^ibe USPS 580-360 THURSDAY December 18,1997 - VOLUME 37, NUMBER 37 - HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS TWENTY-FIIVE CENTS Annual Christmas Wishlist Project for Pioneer Center First Congregational Church Women's Circle delivers a van load of presents Last Monday, December 15, the Womens Circle of the First Congregational Church completed their annual Christmas Wishlist project for Pioneer Center. The group collected, wrapped and delivered a van load of presents fot 162 needy clients. Pioneer Center served over 1700 mentally and physically challenged residents of McHenry last year. Pictured helping load the van as it prepared to leave for Pioneer Center are Santa's elves Kinsey Wright and Tyler Schwartz. (See photo right). The Womens Circle of the First Congregational Church would like to extend a Thank You to everyone who opened their hearts to share Christmas love and make the holidays brighter for some very special people. Two Local Bowling Heroes By Donny Zielinski Huntley Bowl-Hi Lanes On Monday December Sth all records were smashed as bowling duo Mike Kahl of Huntley and Aaron Rondeau of Crystal Lake teamed up for breaking all records in the Huntley American Mens League at the Huntley Bowl-Hi Lanes. Mike Kahl bowled a 299 game and Aaron Rondeau bowled a perfect 300 game. To tell you how special and hard this was to accomplish, in the bowling centers existence their have been only 2 other perfect games (1957 to present). Not only did they do this on the same night but back to back for they are on the same team bowling for Tims Pro Shop. They were the fourth and fifth bowlers Continued on Page 20 8th Grade Boys Basketball Takes 1st By Kim Skaja The Huntley Redskins Sth grade boys basketball team took 1st place in the conference with a 10-0 season.JTheir next challenge was the conference tournament. Tuesday night they beat Prairie Grove. Huntley 51 - Prairie Grove - 25. Thursday they played Genoa for 1st place. The Cogs dominated the game during the fu-st quarter, at half time the score was tied IS¬ IS. The boys confidently reassured their coach not to worry. The fans. however, remained a bit nervous. The Redskins came on strong in the third quarter, scoring 8 points in just 39 seconds by forcing four turnovers. At that point it became obvious that the game would be theirs. When the fmal buzzer rang the Redskins had won 57 to 37. The boys play their last game of the season tonight. It is non- conference match at Genoa at 4:00pm. Community Swap Program Commends Huntley on "High Quality of Life" Community Swap, sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Illinois, is a program where delegations of community leaders visit another community of similar size and offer an "outsider's perspective" on a community. Last summer a delegation from Huntley visited Minooka, IL and a delegation from Minooka visited Huntley. Last Monday evening the Minooka delegation returned to Huntley to share their impressions of our community. In a program that lasted almost two hours, they praised Huntley for its strong community planning, noting in particular our parks and the quality of our industrial buildings. One of the delagates noted in the report that it "made me want to go want to go Don Schellhaas, McHenry County Unit Leader of the U of I Cooperative Extension Service, is shown above presenting the results of the Huntley-Mlnooka Community Swap Program. home and cut my grass". They said that pride was evident in all the neighborhoods, one comment¬ ed "My kind of town", another called the neighboriioods "Quaint", and another "As well-kept a town as I've been in...". Following the presentation by the Minooka delegation, the U of I Cooperative Extension Service presented a Huntley-Minooka Economic Profile. Copies of the 50 page Economic Profile or the 15 page report prepared by the Minooka delagation are available from the program sponsors. This program was sponsored by Cooperative Extension Service of the U of I, Huntley Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Huntley, the Huntley Farmside, Grundy Economic Development Council, and the Village of Minooka.
|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|