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Moving Onward

Moving Onward

By Michael Geheren
June 1, 2013

Well, it's time to move onward with our lives. Seniors are moving on from Huntley High School. Today is the day to cap off our four years here. It...

FLASHBACK: HHS Alumna makes top 10 on Miss America

FLASHBACK: HHS Alumna makes top 10 on Miss America

By Michael Geheren
January 12, 2013

[box type="note" align="aligncenter" ]One year ago Hannah Smith from Huntley, IL was on Miss America 2012. Take a look back at Smith's journey to make...

Making your way upstream

Making your way upstream

By Michael Geheren
December 21, 2012

Growing up on a lake, swimming was a natural thing for special education teacher Rachel Schwingen. Her dad swam competitively and she spent most of her...

A Thin Blue Line

A Thin Blue Line

By Michael Geheren
November 16, 2012

It was a dark, rainy morning. The worst rendition of the Star Spangled Banner was being sung in the background. The outline of the person in front could...

[Video] Raiders storm the field for Homecoming win

[Video] Raiders storm the field for Homecoming win

By Michael Geheren
September 22, 2012

The Huntley Red Raiders stormed the field after they beat the Dundee-Crown Chargers on Friday evening.

[Video] Sun City Huntley remembers 9/11

[Video] Sun City Huntley remembers 9/11

By Michael Geheren
September 11, 2012

Sun City Huntley put on their display of flags to remember September 11, 2001. They will be having a memorial walk this evening at 7pm. All are invited...

[Slideshow] Governor Visits Groundbreaking for I-90/RT. 47 Interchange

[Slideshow] Governor Visits Groundbreaking for I-90/RT. 47 Interchange

By Michael Geheren
August 27, 2012

Governor Pat Quinn (D-IL) made a stop by Huntley, Monday afternoon. Quinn came to help Village President and the Illinois Tollway kick off the RT. 47/I-90...

[LIVE BLOG] Small plane crashed outside of LITH airport, 2 dead

[LIVE BLOG] Small plane crashed outside of LITH airport, 2 dead

By Michael Geheren
May 3, 2012

A small plane crashed outside of the Lake in the Hills airport in Crystal Lake. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said there...

The Publication Production Class in October when the first issue of year came out. (Credit: Voice File Photo)

UPDATE From the Editor’s Desk: Thank you

By Michael Geheren
April 12, 2012

Update 4/14 9:00pm PST: I am proud to announce The Voice has received the high honor of The Pacemaker. Congrats to my whole staff. I am still in shock...

A look at Huntley

A look at Huntley

By Michael Geheren
February 5, 2012

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The Village also announced the launch of huntleyfirst.com an economic development site to promote businesses.

Village aims to attract new businesses with HuntleyFirst!

By Michael Geheren
January 26, 2012
The Village of Huntley announced Thursday their plans for a new economic development plan called HuntleyFirst! and huntleyfirst.com.
Update: Major fire destroys house in Gilberts

Update: Major fire destroys house in Gilberts

By Michael Geheren
January 23, 2012

  A major fire broke out Monday evening on Huntley/Dundee road between Kreutzer and Galligan Rd. in Gilberts. Smoke was seen coming out of...

ALERT: Attempted Abduction

ALERT: Attempted Abduction

By Michael Geheren
January 22, 2012

District 158 send home an alert from the Algonquin Police department this week about an attempted abduction. According to the report on Jan....

Weather Undergrounds projected snowfall amounts from midnight tonight until noon Friday. (Weather Underground)

Winter Weather Center | UPDATE: All D158 activities cancelled

By Michael Geheren
January 20, 2012

The Voice are currently in winter weather watch All District 158 Schools are open, All District 158 Sponsored Activities are cancelled for 1/20 Huntley...

Huntley library offers free online tutor and homework help

Huntley library offers free online tutor and homework help

By Michael Geheren
January 19, 2012

The Huntley Area Public Library is now offering some free services that are going to help students who live in the library district improve grades,...

Varsity Boys Basketball makes it on TV

Varsity Boys Basketball makes it on TV

By Michael Geheren
January 14, 2012

Comcast SportsNet Chicago made Huntley High School Boys Basketball team the "Muscle Milk Team of the Week." CSN aired it Friday at 10:30.   Scroll...

AUDIO: Coverage of Winter Storm 1/12-1/13

AUDIO: Coverage of Winter Storm 1/12-1/13

By Michael Geheren
January 11, 2012

We are currently not in winter weather watch All District 158 Schools are open Listen to the story: BRIEF: Winter Weather Alert 1/11  This is...

Board To Approve New High School Courses

Board To Approve New High School Courses

By Michael Geheren
January 5, 2012

The District 158 Board of Education is set to approve new courses for the high school on January 19. The classes presented by Mike Moan, Chief Academic...

Zumba instructor Shawn Schmitt, 44, of Allentown, Pennsylvania leads her class. Zumba is a new group fitness trend that offers a Latin-American inspired workout. Zumba, which is Colombian slang for fast,  mixes traditional Latin dances like salsa and merengue with cardiovascular moves in more traditional aerobic classes. (Monica Cabrera/Allentown Morning Call/MCT)

Zumba® Comes to HHS

By Michael Geheren
January 1, 2012
The fun, latin based, dancing program is coming to Huntley High School. Zumba® Fitness Program incorporates Latin and international music that has helped 12 million people in 125 different countries.
Hello 2012!

Hello 2012!

By Michael Geheren
December 31, 2011

2011 was the year of Hollywood breakups, bad guy deaths, hospital controversy, Route 47's end of construction and a new chapter in The Voice history.   Over...

VIDEO: The Sounds of the Huntley High School Holiday Band Concert

VIDEO: The Sounds of the Huntley High School Holiday Band Concert

By Michael Geheren
December 18, 2011
On December 13, 2011 the Huntley High School band presented the Holiday Band Concert. The Concert featured the Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.
Black Friday Preview

Black Friday Preview

By Michael Geheren
November 24, 2011
The Voice has created a Black Friday guide for 2011. This year the stores are opening earlier as ever (some even on Thanksgiving). We will show you some of the best deals in Huntley and help you map your route.
BREAKING NEWS: Whooping Cough Cases Continue to Grow

BREAKING NEWS: Whooping Cough Cases Continue to Grow

By Michael Geheren
November 22, 2011
Since McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) first announced 8 cases of pertussis or whooping cough on October 14, the outbreak has risen to 121 cases in 5 weeks ranging in age from 3 months to 37 years old in 13 communities.
Joe Walsh comes to Huntley

Joe Walsh comes to Huntley

By Michael Geheren
November 18, 2011
Joe Walsh, the Republican for the 8th District, came to The Village Inn in downtown Huntley on Saturday.
Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) Visits Huntley

Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) Visits Huntley

By Michael Geheren
November 13, 2011
Congressman Walsh visted Village Inn on Saturday in a Town Hall Meeting.
Route 47 Construction Ends Friday, Weather Permitting

Route 47 Construction Ends Friday, Weather Permitting

By Michael Geheren
November 8, 2011
It rained a majority of the day on Tuesday and according to The Weather Channel it is expected to rain Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning. It is not clear if this has caused a setback in the stripping efforts. The Voice will provide more information as it becomes available.
Huntley High School Students Head Back to School August 24. (Michael Geheren)

BREAKING NEWS: Former Board Member Passes Away

By Michael Geheren
October 20, 2011
Former School District 158 Board Member, Larry Snow passed away at the age of 61.
Redboxs Top 10 DVD rentals

Redbox’s Top 10 DVD rentals

By Michael Geheren
October 5, 2011

These were the Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks from Sept. 26-Oct. 2: 1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount) 2. Thor (Paramount) 3. Something...

LRC asks students to renew overdue books

LRC asks students to renew overdue books

By Michael Geheren
October 4, 2011

The Learning Resource Center is asking students to return or renew their overdue books to the library after 237 books are overdue. The problem has been...

GALLERY: Homecoming Game Fan Photos

GALLERY: Homecoming Game Fan Photos

By Michael Geheren
September 30, 2011

Photos by: Michael Geheren

School Grounds Brings Fall Treats for Late Start

School Grounds Brings Fall Treats for Late Start

By Michael Geheren
September 27, 2011

Wednesday School Grounds will feature some special treats: Maple Doughnuts -$1.00 Pumpkin Doughnuts -$1.00 Apple Fritters-$2.00 School Grounds will have...

Student Council Announces Homecoming Schedule

Student Council Announces Homecoming Schedule

By Michael Geheren
September 22, 2011
School District 158 sent out a press release this morning with a schedule of events for Homecoming Week.
Huntley High School Students Head Back to School August 24. (Michael Geheren)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Building Changes

By Michael Geheren
August 16, 2011

If you have gone to school school this summer you may have noticed a few changes. We will list all the ones we have noticed. Office Changes: It appears...

Huntley High School Students Head Back to School August 24. (Michael Geheren)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Staff Changes

By Michael Geheren
August 16, 2011

Here are some of the changes this year to the teachers and administrators at HHS. We will have profiles on each of the new staff members in the coming...

Marlowe Feed to Come Down

By Michael Geheren
July 20, 2011

  The view from the booth windows at Sammy’s Bar and Grill is quite a different picture since Marlowe Feed was razed, and its destruction only accents...

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