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Hancock Record -- Years Ago Column


(Taken from the Thursday, August 5, 1999 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Site preparation has begun for a new feed mill to be built north of Hancock. The mill is being constructed by Independent Farmers Ag Service. It will be located two miles north of Hancock on County Road 1.

On July 1st, Governor Ventura appointed Deb Hacker to the Minnesota Board of Nursing. The MN Board of Nursing is made up of Minnesota residents appointed by the governor. The Board of Nursing is responsible for implementing the laws and rules pertaining to the regulations of nurses, nursing practice and nursing education.


(Taken from the Thursday, August 11, 1994 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Six young men from Hancock recently competed in Nationals as members of the Morris All-League 15-year-old Babe Ruth team. The coaches for the team include Randy Thielke, Wes Wolff, and Mike Wilson. the team includes Chad Nuest, Darren Kruize, Andy Hacker, Jeremy Ver Steeg, Joe Hacker and Justin Thielke, all of Hancock.

The Hancock Lions Club held a picnic Monday night where they treated their wives to grilled burgers and sweet corn. Doing the grilling were Brad Oksendahl and Jack Morton. The Lions members will be busy this weekend with their traditional popcorn stand at the Stevens County Fair.


(Taken from the Thursday, August 7, 1969 issue of the Hancock Record.)

A remodeling, rebuilding project is now in progress at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church. The narthex has been torn down, several trees removed and excavation made for a larger basement. The addition on the front of the church will be the same width as the existing structure and will extend almost to the sidewalk.

It was picture day at the V.J. Mikkelson home in Hancock on Tuesday as Heidrun (Heidi) Nenninger, foreign exchange student from Germany posed with her new family with whom she'll spend the coming year while attending Hancock high school as a member of the senior class.


(Taken from the Friday, August 10, 1934 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Between two and three hundred of our folks gathered at the depot and lined both sides of the track last Tuesday evening to watch the special train bearing President Roosevelt and his party go through here on their way to Rochester where the President took part in a day's program Wednesday paying special honor to the Doctors Mayo. The train passed through here at shortly after seven and while the President did not appear out on the platform he waved his hands at the crowd on either side of the track through the windows of his private car, which was the last car of the train.

Hancock and the business places of the village will be "on the air" from 2 to 3 o'clock over the radio station at Fergus Falls on Sunday, August 19, when the Nightingale Dance Band of Hancock gives an hour's program.


(Taken from the Friday, August 6, 1909 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Roy Pickard has the champion cow of the state when it comes to producing calves having delivered four in eleven months. She is a fine milker besides.

The heat the last few days has been something pretty fierce and cooler weather will be gladly welcomed. It's especially hard on the teams and men in the harvest fields.