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Best k/lsies Atd Mof^e To T^ Glass 0^ W See Special Graduate Section Beginning On Page 9 SERVlNf.i THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 tlTJjt Puntlep jfarms^ibe HUNTLEY, ILLINOLS THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1994 - VOLUME 34, NUMBER 8 USPS 580-360 hWb Huntley Holds Rrst D.A.R.E. Graduation By Joyce Liput Huntley Elementary School held the first graduation for fifth grade D.A.R.E. students on Thursday, May 19, at 2pm. Graduation certificates and awards were presented to students by their D.A.R.E. teacher, Assistant Police Chief Mike Hewitt. The D.A.R.E. program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) began in 1983 to educate children about the dangers of drugs and help them find the resources to fight the battle against drugs. It is now a nation-wide program. Huntle'y began the program with the 1993-94 fifth grade class. Prinicpal Kelly Baird welcomed students, parents and friends to Huntley's first D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony. Also present was the fourth grade class, to get a peek at what they have to look forward to ne.xt year. Baird's introductory remarks . repeatedly complimented and praised officer Hewitt on Ihe excellence of his job. "I believe the students truly liked him." he said, and was warmly cheered by the class. Huntley Police Chief Richard Rossi introduced the dignitaries present for the ceremony, Village President James Dhamer, Village Trustee Roger Borowicz and Huntley .School Administrator Robert Bunt. Rossi also acknowledged Chuck Ruth, who was the first to contribute funds and support to get the program started this year, "Drugs, guns and gangs are serious social problems to learn to avoid," said Rossi. Rossi also congratulated Hewitt on a job well done. "He received no extra pay and no time off for this program," he continued. "His reward was the positive response of the participants." The fifth graders once again agreed loudly. After Hewitt presented the graduation certificates, he announced the special awards. The state-wide "Letter To The Governor" contest allowed only continued on page 7 May Chesak Celebrates 90 Years, Shares Life's Memories- By Tracey Schwartz You may have heard her play piano at the annual Hobo Show at the First Congregational Church... You may have collected papers with her during the war years... You may have donated at her post on American Legion Poppy Day... You may have been sent to her office for a reprimand at Huntley School... I guess after 90 years you touch a lot of people. Certainly May Rose (Spangard) Chesak has touched many lives in Huntley. Family, friends and neighbors will gather to honor her 90th birthday on May 29th from 2pm to 5pm at the Huntley American Legion Home. I talked with May recently about her life's experience and the memories she has come to cherish. May Rose was born on May 30, 1904 in West Pullman, IL, home of Pullman Works that built Pullman train cars. By the age of four, her father had died and her mother remarried and moved the family to Geneva. The family later moved to Big Rock and by the time May was in Officer Hewitt (1 to r) presented Matt McKinnon, Cayla Argall, Emily Ruth and Hanna Swanson with ribboned-medals for their essays on "Taking A Stand" at the D A.R.E. graduation ceremony. Watching from the back are School Adminstrator Bunt and fifth grade teachers Mrs. Lanphier, Mr. Stotz and Mrs. Lawlor. May Chesak celebrates her 90th birthday this weekend. fourth grade she moved with her family to a farm between. Huntley and Crystal Lake. A 1922 graduate from Crystal Lake High School, she remembers continued on page 14 Huntley Remembers Memorial Day Huntley American Legion will commemorate Memorial Day. May 30. with parades and memorial services. The Huntley Legion will participate in a parade in Union beginning at 9am. In Huntley the parade will begin at 1 lam in front of the Huntley Legion Hall and proceed to the Huntley Cemetery for the memorial services. Joe Bennett, a 97-year-old veteran of World War I. will bring part of his antique car collection to town for the parade. Especially noteworthy is his 1929 Ford Model A featuring the first use of pin-striping used on automobiles. Girl Scouts continue their tradition of placing flags on the graves of our departed veterans immediately following the services at Huntley Cemetery. This Memoriai Day tradition of respect was started by the VFW. with the ongoing support of Mr. Leucht of the James A. O'Connor Funeral Home. Following the cemetery services, sandwiches and refreshments will be served at Ihe Hunlley American Legion Hall. The Legion will participate in memorial services at the Harmony (Cemetery at 1pm. The public is encouraged to honor the American veterans and attend any, or all. the Memorial Day events. Questions regarding the parade should be directed to American Legion Post 673 at 708-669-8485, or to Don Hardy at 708-669-.5522.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
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|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|