With heavy flash flooding, local reaction to the Blackhawks’ Stanley cup win and more, it’s been a busy week covering stories in Barrington. And I’m eager to read the latest reports from our partners at Shaw Media’s Barrington Life newspaper after taking a sneak peek at this week’s cover.
Here are five of the stories you’ll find this week in this week’s issue, according to Barrington Life reporter, Tarah Thorne:
Roger Taylor Park
The memorial honoring Roger Taylor, a man who died in 1945, in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II (just shy of his 19th birthday) will be rededicated on July 5 in Round Lake Beach. A Barrington resident who grew up across the street from the park speaks about its history and her effort to keep the memorial in respectable shape.
The Fire Department Split Debate
The village of Barrington and the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District are figuring out what individual departments would look like if the two part ways. The district wants seven additional firefighters; the village has denied the request to hire more staff.
Healing the Children
A nonprofit provides medical care to teens from El Salvador at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital to correct a heart condition. The nonprofit’s Illinois/Indiana chapter is based in Barrington, bringing six children to the U.S. each year for medical care. It also funds medical missions to send U.S. doctors abroad to treat patients.
Fox River Valley Pony Club 50th Anniversary
This education equestrian organization is dedicated to helping young horse enthusiasts become proficient riders. They are now celebrating a half-century of horsemanship. The 50th Reunion celebration this weekend will honor alumni, coaches and trainers.
Goebbert’s Family Farm
Starting as a roadside vegetable stand, the Goebbert’s Family Farm has grown to become a two-branch business with a 40-acre location in South Barrington. The farm will debut summer produce this Friday and continue to expand its business to meet the demands of a large costumer base. This year, the farm market has a new attraction for kids— gemstone mining!
And much more!
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