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(Taken from the Thursday, October 7, 1999 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Don and Kay Torgerson of Glenwood have recycled the banister and other items they purchased during the school auction last year. The banister is now in place at their lake home. The banister once held a special place in the Hancock Elementary School. Don is an HHS alumnus and has many wonderful memories of the elementary school.

First Federal Holding Company of Morris, Inc. announced Thursday that it has executed an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization to merge with Northern Star Financial, Inc. of Mankato, the holding company for Northern Star Bank.


(Taken from the Thursday, October 13, 1994 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Fire Prevention Week started out busy for the Hancock Fire Department. They were called out Saturday afternoon to a fire at the Williams Home. The fire, in one of the resident's rooms, was quickly extinguished and there was only minimal damage to the remainder of the building.

Bernita and Gerald Olson, of Hancock, received the 1994 Distinguished Service Award for Adult Foster Care Providers from the Region IV Minnesota Social Service Association. This award was presented to them at the Fall MSSA Conference in Fergus Falls on September 23.


(Taken from the Thursday, October 9, 1969 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Lightning struck the barn on the R.H. Dickinson farm six miles southeast of Hancock about 12 o'clock Friday night, causing a fire which burned the building to the ground. Mr. Dickinson said he was watching television when he noticed a bright light in the yard. At first he thought it was a car approaching the farm house but when he went to the window he saw flames shooting out of the top of the barn. The Hancock Fire Dept. was called but the structure was beyond saving.

Striking through the air and on the ground, Hancock ran roughshod over Campbell on their field Friday afternoon. It was the finest scoring effort by a maroon and white team since the 1962 outfit whipped Chokio 46-7.


(Taken from the Friday, October 12, 1934 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Miss Agnes Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Olson of this village and Charles W. Duncan, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Duncan, were united in marriage at the Congregational Church parsonage at ten o'clock last Monday, Oct. 8, Rev. Sandine performing the wedding ceremony.

Last Thursday evening, Oct. 4, at six o'clock Miss Helen, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Neeseman, and Harry Hoffman, the youngest son of Mrs. Carl Plath, were united in marriage at St. John's Lutheran Church, Reg. Hempeck being the officiating clergyman.


(Taken from the Friday, October 8, 1909 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The railroad has after months of waiting put in a cement crossing starting at Ericksons Hardware Store and then across the right of way to the Hotel William. Now if they will comply with the state law as to separate waiting rooms for men and women at the depot that will be about all for the present unless we should ask them to station a flagman at the crossing when some of the flyers go thru here at the rate of fifty miles an hour.

At their meeting Monday evening the fire department elected Fred McKellar as secretary in place of John Johnson, resigned, and also put their fire apparatus in first class order for emergency in case of fire during the winter. It seems a bit odd though, that the department has to keep its apparatus in about the worst fire trap in the village. It would seem to us that the council could get rid of the jail problem and provide for a new fire house at a very reasonable out lay if they moved the present old building up near the tank and fitted it up for a store room for the village toad tools, then built an addition on the rear end of the town hall for the fire department, build a small addition on the rear end of the jail for a woman's room as the law requires and cut an extra window or two in the present jail so as to afford ample ventilation.