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See Inside Park Board Minutes Concert Photos 35 cents The Himtlev Fam^ide Thursday, December 30, 1999 A Press Publications newspaper mf serving ttie Huntley community Volume 39, Issue 52 Community mourns loss of businessman By Christopher Petersen Press Publications A pillar of the Huntley business community, and of the community at large, has been lost. Oliver Hansen, who had lived in Huntley for over 50 years, died last Tuesday in Elgin at the age of 94. Hansen was born in Racine, Wis., in 190^. While living in Chicago, he mar¬ ried Edna Haas in 1932, and later moved to Huntley in 1945. He served in World War 11 as a petroleum en¬ gineer, a skill which got him a job with Bram Bros, and Johnson Oil Co. In 1947, Hansen started Hansen Heating and Plumbing of Huntley, which he later passed on to his son Warren in 1986. Shawn Ellison bought the company, from Hansen three years ago, and remembers Oliver as a great person and busi¬ nessman. "One of the best," Ellison said of Hansen. "It's pretty rare to work with a 40- or 50-year veteran." Hansen was also greatly involved with his church, St. Mary's Catholic, and was a Oliver Hansen moved to Huntley in 1945 and in 1947, started Hansen Heating and Plumbing of Huntley. He died Dec. 21. member of the Huntley Li¬ ons Club. Hansen is survived by his two sons, five grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral ser¬ vices were held on Dec. 24 at St. Marj^s. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church of Huntley. Ellison described Hansen as "Incredible, knowl¬ edgeable." Police net 4 in sting Several village businesses caught selling minor liquor By Christopher Petersen Press Publications A villagewide sting has caught four out of the eight bars and liquor-serving res¬ taurants in Huntley red- handed for serving alcohol to an 18-year-old. The sting, conducted by the Illinois State Police in con¬ junction with the Huntley Police Department, took place Dec. 17 and involved state troopers sending an 18-year- old male into all eight Huntley businesses with liquor li¬ censes. The underage male showed bar employees a valid Illinois driver's license that clearly showed him to be un¬ der the age of 21. According to police chief Randy Walters, four out of the eight establishments served the youth alcohol, at which point state troopers who had been monitoring the scene made the arrest. "Three of the bars that were cited took that driver's license, looked at it and "Three of the bars that were cited took that driver's license, looked at it and served him alcohoL" Randy Walters police chief served him alcohol," Walters said. One of the four did not examine the youth's license at all. Arrested in the sting on charges of selling alcohol to a minor were Lyfti Abdullai, 47, of Luigi's Pizza at 11019 Woodstock St.; Dawn Cleme¬ nte, 39, of the Huntley Ameri¬ can Legion Post at 11712 Coral St.; Mark Quint, 39, of P.R. Parrots at 11012 Route 47; and Mary Beth Streit, 48, ¦ STING, Page 2 District ponders referendum for land buy By Christopher Petersen Press Publications A March referendum could give the Park District a new place to house its recreation programs. The Huntley Park District has expressed interest in purchasing South Elementary School and the 26 acres of land it stands on. If voters approve the purchase, the Park District would have a total of 92.5 acres at the site. The Park District already owns Deicke Park and has just recently bought the Deicke Sun Valley Farm with the help of a $400,000 state grant. Buying the elementary school would allow the Park District to connect the park and the farm together, making for one 92.5-acre site. "This size park in the cen¬ ter of what will be a very large community in the very near future will be a tremendous benefit to all Park District residents and visitors for many decades to come," said Park District Executive Di¬ rector Thom Palmer in a statement released last week. Park officials have not yet decided now much purchasing the building and land would cost. District 158 has said that selling the school is an option, as the district plans for more centralized campuses in the future. The terms of the referen¬ dum have not been finalized yet, but the Park District says that additional amenities for the site are a possibility. The Park District will hold a public input meeting on the referendum on at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the Deicke Recreation Center.
|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|