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Years Ago Column -- Hancock Record 7-23-09


(Taken from the Thursday, July 22, 1999 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The Hodges 4-H Club had seven members participating in the Stevens County Clothing Day last week. They were Alyssa Wagner, Stacie Cunningham, Allie Cunningham, Randee Nohl, Tammy Erdman, Jessica Ascheman, and Emily Van Eps.

The tension in the air was thick at the school construction meeting last week. Contractors, architects and school officials struggled to remain calm as each told about difficulties and concerns within the project. One of the first and foremost concerns for school officials is the schedule. A time line had been set previously with many of the deadlines falling before classes begin this fall. It is starting to look as if some of these deadlines will not be met.


(Taken from the Thursday, July 28, 1994 issue of the Hancock Record.)

David Messner is working toward his Eagle Scout Rank by completing an Eagle Scout project. He chose to construct a bluebird trail behind his home. He is the son of Tony and Nancy Messner of rural Hancock.

Nathan D. Zeltwanger, age 6, son of David and Kelly L. Emch Zeltwanger, died Saturday, July 16, in a four wheeler accident in White County, IN.


(Taken from the Thursday, July 24, 1969 issue of the Hancock Record.)

In a business transaction consummated July 12, Bruce Malo and Tom Cunningham, became the owners of Mikkelson Implement in Hancock. Under the new ownership the firm will be known as Hancock Equipment Inc. George and John's Repair Shop, located in the back of the building will remain an independent operation and will do service work for the company.

Janice Rae Pearson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Pearson, Hancock, was married on June seventh to David James Raths, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Raths of Morris.


(Taken from the Friday, July 27, 1934 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Said to have been put "on the spot" by a jealous woman, John Dillinger, nation-wide public enemy, was shot and killed Sunday evening as he left a movie house in East Chicago. His two women companions disappeared as Dillinger darted for an alley when he first sensed that something was wrong. His action came too late however, and three bullets from the gun of a federal agent snuffed out his life. He dropped to the pavement, where he was surrounded by a group of federal men who had gathered to "get" him, and he died a few minutes later on the way to a hospital.


(Taken from the Friday, July 23, 1909 issue of the Hancock Record.)

A picnic will be held in Biesterfeld's Grove next Sunday, July 25, and the arrangements have been completed for a good program. There will be various races for which valuable prizes will be awarded. A large crowd is expected and a good time assured. Come early and stay late. Ball game between Horton and Swift nines will be played.

We understand the council has ordered in a cement sidewalk from the corner of Maylott & Sons warehouse down the block to Wm. Benn's residence. Good work. As soon as the walks from the corner of Erickson's hardware down this side of the block play out the council should order them replaced with cement clear to the water works and across Kerr Avenue.