Northwest Herald from Woodstock, Illinois on December 13, 1988 · Page 3
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Woodstock, Illinois
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Tuesday, December 13, 1988
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4 injredl By Dick Peterson Herald community editor t HARVARD Two men were trapped nearly three hours Monday evening in their car, which " skidded out of control east of Harvard and wrapped around a utility pole. Four Harvard residents were" injured, one of whom was helicoptered to a Rockford hospital and three of whom were in stable condition late Monday at Harvard Hospital Arulfo Gonzalez, 104 W. Hart St., was being treated" late Monday at St. Anthony Medical Center. Driver Jose S. Ortiz, 22, and his brother Rene Ortiz, 19, both of 104 N. Hart St., and Angelina 1 Vidals, 24, 203 McComb St., were listed in stable condition at Harvard Community Memorial Hospital. Extrication experts from Winnebago County were called in to help rescue workers pry passengers Gonzalez and Rene Ortiz from the wreckage. "They literally had to disassemble the car," said Deputy Raymond Kendall of McHenry County sheriffs police. "Between that and the power pole, they had to take the car apart." Although sheriffs police have not determined what caused the one-car accident, Kendall said it "appeared" slick road conditions were a factor. Jose Ortiz was driving the late model car west on Illinois 173 1 Trustees sought for library district WOODSTOCK - Election of ' trustees for the Rural Woodstock Public Library District will be held at the Consolidated General Election on Tuesday, April 4. Two trustees are to be elected to six -year terms. Registered voters from School T : .. . i oa a l . ' 1 j 1 ... uisinui, lvu nving ouisiue me city limits of Woodstock are eligible to be'elected. Petitions are available at Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd Street, Woodstock. Fifty signatures are required for the nominating petitions which may be -filed between Jan. 16 and Jan. 23. Interested persons should contact Margaret Field at the Woodstock Public Library, 338-0542. f V """ 1 " - i..... .i.Mii in mm. o Mi-Ti JW-,.' .jtLL-'J-S?..-.- ---mitv- ,s---it'iM,iiMfcr ifrvb,ji NORTHWEST HERALD Tuesday. December 13, 1988. Page 3 Harvard rescue workers comfort Arulfo Gonzalez and Rene Ortiz, who were trapped in their wrecked car for nearly Herald photo by Dick Peterson three hours Monday evening. Four people were injured in the 3:45 p.m. accident east of Harvard on Illinois 173. near Reese Road when the car -left the highway and struck a utility pole, snapping it at the base. The pole hung over the car until Commonwealth Edison crews could remove it. The accident happened at 3:45 p.m., hours after a wet snow had begun to fall, making travel treacherous. Harvard Rescue Squad transported the Ortiz brothers to Harvard Hospital, but Angelina Vidals hitched a ride to town immediately after the accident and took herself to the hospital an hour and a half later, according to Kendall. Harvard rescue and fire units were assisted by rescue squads from Hebron and Marengo, ac-. cording to Lt. Herb Cropp of McHenry County sheriffs police. No charges had been filed as of late Monday, and the accident continues to be under investigation. Un-extinguished candle ignites Cary home blaze By Laura Laisy Herald staff writer OAKWOOD HILLS A fire engulfed a two-story home Monday morning causing over $60,000 in damage. Firefighters from both the Cary and Fox River Grove Fire Departments raced to the Hanson residence at 2603 Woodland Road to fight the blaze which began shortly before 10:30 a.m. Although no one was injured, the family dog, which was inside the house, died, Cary Fire Chief Lester Macko said. Jamie Hanson, the homeowner, was at work when the incident occurred and her two children were at school. The fire is believed to have started as a result of candle which was left burning, Macko said. The owner apparently forgot to extinguish the candle before leaving the house, the chief explained, A neighbor boy first spotted the smoke pouring out of the house and told his mother, Martha Taylor. The Taylors live directly behind the Hansons. Damage from the fire and smoke is fairly extensive,- over $60,000 including the building and contents, said the fire chief. By Donna Duncan Herald staff writer ARLINGTON HEIGHTS -Friends and eo-workers of missing Chicago area sportswriter Keith Reinhard are hopeful he is still alive and plan to hire a private investigator to find the him. Reinhard, 50, of unincorporated Algonquin, disappeared Aug. 7 from the Rocky Mountain town of Silver Plume, Colo. He told friends he was going hiking in the mountains, but never returned home! A weeklong-search was called off by Clear County, Colo., Sheriffs police after about 100 rescue workers failed to come up with any clues. The search was tragically interrupted jvhen a pilot was killed when his search plane crashed in the rugged terrain. In an effort to raise money for a private investigator, a fundraiser is planned for 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at Ditka's Trackside in "Arlington Heights. "We're raising money to primarily continue the search for Keith ... in an attempt to resolve the whole mystery," said Jim O'Donnell, fundraiser chairman. The benefit, titled, "A Night of Friends," will include appearances by sports and media celebrities. It is also co-chaired by Dave Cor-zine of the Chicago Bulls basketball team and Tim Weigel, sports-caster for TV's Channel 7. O'Donnell, a sports columnist for the Daily Herald and longtime friend of Reinhard's, said he is organizing this event because of their friendship. "He is a tremendous friend. If the roles were reversed, I think he'd do it for me," O'Donnell said. Reinhard's wife, Carolyn, said hiring a private investigator is a good idea. "I feel perhaps, it's the next logical step. I'm still interested in an answer. (The Sheriffs police) have gone to the best of their limits and abilities," she said. When asked if she thinks her husband is still alive, she said, "Being so close to the situation, I'm not sure what I think." "I'm very touched and appreciate his (O'Donnell's) efforts on our behalf," she added. The benefit will be five, months to the day of his disappearance. Baying wildlife is just ducky for this group By Laura Laisy Herald staff writer McHENRY COUNTY - For these groupies, wildlife 'doesn't mean rock concerts and all- night parties. . While they like to have fun, their main purpose is to save ducks. The fowl lovers, called Ducks Unlimited, is a non-profit, nation-wide organization that attracts more than 500,000 fans a year. Like any club, DU has a trademark ducks. Members can be easily recognized by their .duck pins, stickers, paintings, magazines, book-ends, umbrellas and other such paraphernalia. The group strives to help preserve wildlife, said Ken 'McCreary, executive secretary for the group. 'Ducks Unlimited does this by '. restoring wetlands and marsh areas which serve as a breeding ground and home to over 600 different types of birds and ani- 'mals, McCreary said. Like a famous rock band, the group's following is widespread with fans or members in both North America and Canada. There are four local committees in McHenry County; Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Marengo and Algonquin, explained John Me-dema, DU Northern Illinois regional director. National Headquarters is located in Long Grove, McCreary added. The wildlife organization consists of hunters, conservationists, environmentalists, bird watchers and even ordinary residents who just enjoy nature, said McCreary. One common misconception is that DU is a hunting organization, said Mike Boeh, past president and member of DU's Crystal Lake chapter. This is not true, he added. However, Boeh says many hunters like himself do join DU to help replenish the waterfowl population. Boeh added that for every one duck he kills, he helps to bring 200 more in to the world. Other people like Peggy Chamberlain, a Crystal Lake resident and local veterinarian, join or contribute money because they value the dwindling waterfowl population. "I have always enjoyed watch- f -- "" ' ""n! r -ail KK-aw- " .l-i " -as?-' - - Scott J. Brooks Herald staff A male mallard duck just one of the species of ducks the organization Ducks Unlimited is committed to preserving. ing birds and would like my grandchildren to have the opportunity to see what I did," Chamberlain said. The duck population has dropped dramatically, Medema said. This is because of the loss of wetlands more than 450,000 acres are lost each year, said the director. Once that area is gone, the wildlife it supports leaves, too, Medema said. WE APOLOGIZE IN OUR "GIFT SALE" CIRCULAR ENTERTAINMENT INSERT ON PAGE Tl, WE ADVERTISE THE E.T. VIDEO TAPE FOR M759. DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING CUSTOMER DEMAND SOME STORES MY NOT HAVE A SUFFICIENT QUANTITY AVAILABLE AT THE START OF THIS AD. IN ORDER TO SATISFY AS MANY CUSTOMERS AS POSSIBLE, PLEASE, LIMIT ONE (1) PER CUSTOMER. ON PAGE 6 OF OUR CIRCULAR WE ADVERTISE A RANDLX COMPACT STEREO FOR $69.99. BECAUSE OF A GREATER THAN ANTICIPATED DEMAND THERE WILL NOT BE A SUFFICIENT QUANTTTY AVAILABLE. ALL STORES WILL HAVE A SUBSTITUTE AVAILABLE THAT IS A BETTER VALUE. SORRY. NO RAIN CHECKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THESE ITEMS. ALSO, ON PAGE 9 WE ADVERTISE DESIGNER POTHOLDERS. THE CORRECT PRICE FOR THESE ARE $1.39 EACH. WE APOLOGY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE OUR CUSTOMERS. ' CLOCK SHOP L J RUSCHKE & CO. DEALER IN NEW AND OLD mi I K J Grandfather Clock Specialist All Major Brands Carried ALL NEW CLOCKS f SALE PRICED. GOOD SELECTION Proprietor Certified Master Clockmaker Specializing in Repair and Restoration. HOUSE CALLS MADE. 312-658-7755 302 SO. MAIN (RT. 31) ALGONQUIN CISE THEfrl OR LOOSE THEM AT PARTICIPATING CRYSTAL LAKE STORES NOW THRU DEC. 24th I i i Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Ace Hardware - Crystal Lake Only Art floral Shop & Conservatory Colonial Ice Cream Family Restaurant Compuierese Country Cuts Butcher Shoppe Countryside Flower Shop & Nursery Fantastic sam's Flowerwood, Inc. The Great Frame Up Gulgren TV & Appliance, Inc. Lloyd's Paint 'N' Paper Merry Maids Mid America Vacuum Center Minuteman Press M.J. Woman's Apparel Pizza Hut - Crystal Lake Only Sherman Plumbing & Heating The Staredcase. Ltd. Steven Edwards & King Court Suburban Office Supply Handy Andy Home Improvement Center yemP'a,'on Jewe'ry Heirloom Furniture ' . , Heisler's Bootery Kirby's - I Laurel f Lace L.C. Griuley's Verio Mattress Factory Wehde Shoes. Inc. Wickes Lumber The Wizard's Computer Shop SAMPLE ONLY Keith Reinhard "We're hoping he walks in," O'Donnell said. When asked if he thinks foul play is involved, O'Donnell re-' plied, "I personally think all ave- nues should be explored. People worked extremely hard. All we're trying to do is augment that effort." The four-month disappearance of Reinhard has been difficult on friends and family. "Some days are better than Qthers. Friends have been enormously supportive," Carolyn said. "For those of us who are close to him, we're in total state of limbo," O'Donnell said. So far, two-thirds of the tickets have been sold, three days after going on sale. Phone orders on are being taken at (312) 259-8400. "We expect 1,000 people to attend. Our target is $25,000 for the night," O'Donnell said. Mike Ditka bought the first two tickets, numbers 1 and 89. (89 was Ditka's old jersey number), O'Donnell noted. The host of the evening will be Kevin Matthews, radio disk jockey from WLUP-AM. Besides Corzine and Weigel, other celebrities to appear at the event include Gary Fencik, Joan Esposito, Bruce Wolf, Johnny Morris, Chet Coppock, and many others. Also, the Luvabulls, the Bulls cheerleaders, will make an appearance. Private contributions are also being accepted. Checks can be made to Keith Reinhard Fund. P.O. Box 1854 Arlington Heights, 60006. Woman seriously hurt after one-car collision Herald news service HARVARD A Chicago woman was listed in serious condition Monday at a Rockford hospital, where she was flown by helicopter after crashing her car through a fence line late Sunday. While Betty S. Duncan, 33, was hurt in the one-car accident north of Harvard, her three sleeping children escaped injury, according Trooper Doug Andrews of the Illinois State Police. Four fence posts lodged in the car two of them in the passenger compartment and a fifth struck Duncan in the head before it flew out of the car. Duncan was helicoptered from the scene to St. Anthony Medical Center, where she is being treated in the neurological intensive care unit. Charges are pending against her, Andrews said. Her children 5, 7 and 12 years old were taken to Harvard Community Memorial Hospital, where they waited until relatives picked them up. Police have not determined how the accident happened. Duncan was driving south on U.S. 14, just before Oak Grove Road, when she made a sudden swerve to the left, Andrews said. The car left the road and plowed through about 60 feet of fence line before coming to p stop. ' Duncan and her school-age children were heading home from Wisconsin. 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