Teen Journalist Publishes First Book About Local History

Huntley, IL, September 23, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Michael Geheren a journalist for Scholastic News, has a brand new book coming out: Down Home in Huntley, the Friendly Village with a Country Charm, the book is about the amazing history of settlers coming to the small town of Huntley. It tells you about how the village was formed. It also has great historic pictures from Huntley. The book goes in depth about how Huntley was once a small farm town and how now it is one of the fastest growing communities in Illinois. He will also tell you what Huntley has in store in the future. This book will be released this winter. The exact date will be determined. Go to http://www.michaelgeheren.com for more about the work that Michael does as well as his newest book, Down Home in Huntley.

Michael got interested in Huntley history when he did a report in school about Huntley. He said, "All I knew about Huntley was that it was a farm town." It indeed was but when Michael uncovers the facts you can find out some interesting things about the farm town.

“When I moved to Huntley it was a farm town, my next door neighbor was a bunch of cows. It has since changed and now you can see the rich history that is buried deep within Huntley with my new book," Says Michael Geheren.

Nobody realizes how much history is here. Some facts are that Al Capone was in Huntley a couple of times, why? There is a Chicago Cubs connection to Huntley, what is it? There are so many facts about Huntley like at one time there were more cows than people.

Michael's Book is expected to be released this winter.

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Michael Geheren is 13 years old and has been writing for Scholastic News Classroom Magazines for about a year. He has also worked for Lake in the Hills based KV Chronicles a local kid’s newspaper. Michael has been featured on WMAQ-TV for his work as well as in The Daily Herald and The Huntley Journal. For more information about Michael go to http://www.michaelgeheren.com.

Michael Geheren