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Hancock Years Ago Column for Aug. 13


(Taken from the Thursday, August 12, 1999 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The farm place of Robin (Robbie) Emmert was searched Friday by the Drug Enforcement Agency and other law enforcement. Emmert died at the farm in a shoot out with agents attempting to serve him with a search warrant.

Year after year the Hancock City Council faces some of the same problems and year after year they fail to come up with the perfect solution. The problem they face is in how to enforce certain city ordinances without making individuals feel like they are being singled out. The best solution appears to be in trying to enforce ordinances as they receive complaints.


(Taken from the Thursday, August 18, 1994 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The Minnesota Babe Ruth team, which includes 15-year-olds from Hancock, Morris, and Holloway, took first place in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament held in Denver, Co. last week The team will now advance to the Babe Ruth World Series in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Jeppe's Happy Hour is the name given to the former Hancock Liquor Store as it changed hands on Friday. Rob and Darla Jepma are the new owners of the bar. They will be assisted by Rob's sisters, Sara and Rena. Sara will be the new manager.


(Taken from the Thursday, August 14, 1969 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The Blue Room Cafe was broken into early Friday morning with approximately $5 in change missing from the cash register and an estimated $15 in sales tax collections. George Cooper, owner of the cafe said he didn't believe anything else was missing. A case of beer was pulled out and left sitting in front of a refrigerator. Entry was believed to have been made through a back window. Gerald Babb, who lives in an upstairs apartment next to the cafe, reported seeing a man leaving via the back door at 1:30 a.m. and walking rapidly towards the alley.


(Taken from the Friday, August 17, 1934 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The final band concert of the season was attended by a large and enthusiastic crowd Wednesday evening. The program consisted of request numbers and included all the favorites of the past season. A free will collection was taken by the Auxiliary and as a thank you for the donations, little Miss Doreen Conner of Royalton put on a specialty dance which was greatly enjoyed.

Residents of this or adjoining counties who have lived here for fifty years, more or less, are asked to attend a picnic at Perkins Resort on Sunday, Aug. 19. There will be a band and some good speakers.


(Taken from the Friday, August 13, 1909 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The farmer has the most independent life of all suffering mortals, but with the weather the way it has been the past few days he certainly has to work like h--well, we won't say what we were going to, to be independent. It has been almost impossible to get help and when a man came in sight he usually demanded $3 a day. At these figures the farmer might as well give the crop to the man. At a number of places men would come along at night and agree to work the next day, then get supper, lodging and breakfast and by the time the farmer was ready for the field he could see his prospective shocker hitting the high places for a cool spot a mile or two down the road. The same trick was worked on ten or twelve of our folks.