Hancock Looking Back - 6-17-10
10 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, June 15, 2000 issue of the Hancock Record.)
An open house reception honoring Superintendent Russ Larson will be held Saturday, June 17. Russ is retiring as superintendent after 16 years in Hancock.
Several Hancock Boy Scouts recently completed community service hours for rank advancement. Shawn Swenson, Jacob Miller and Christopher Wagner weeded, mowed, trimmed and cleaned up two of the plantings that were put in the city beautification project a few years ago.
15 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, June 22, 1995 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Ryan Larson recently returned from a National Greco Roman and Free-Style Wrestling tournament held June 15-17 in Omaha, Neb. Ryan captured 4th place in the Free Style and 6th in the Greco Roman matches for his age and weight group.
A day of sunshine greeted bike rodeo participants on Wednesday as they put into practice the new rules taught to them by Police Chief Mike Iverson. After instruction, the children fulfilled the course requirements and then enjoyed some refreshments.
40 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, June 18, 1970 issue of the Hancock Record.)
The sweet perfume of summer is in the air, but not everywhere. This truism can be vouched for by Mike Olson and Rob Mikkelson as they labored in the village disposal plant to remove a layer of fuel oil that found its way into the system. The plant has been restored to its normal working order this week. Not yet solved though is how the oil got into the plant.
Misfortune continues to plague the farm operations of R. H. Dickinson who lives about six miles south of Hancock. The latest occurrence was a bolt of lightning that hit his hog lot about 11:30 Friday morning, killing 18 small pigs and two gilts. The pigs were huddled under a shelter and in addition to those killed several others were stunned. Mr. Dickinson said they would probably have to be destroyed. The shelter was not damaged. This was the fourth time in the past year that lightning has struck his farm. Mr. Dickinson said the last time it burned down a barn.
75 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, June 28, 1935 issue of the Hancock Record.)
The good folks of Horton township will again this year celebrate the Fourth at the Henry Mesenbrink grove. This will be a celebration for the whole family with no admission charges. The day's doings will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a horseshoe tournament, the finals to be played immediately after dinner.
There will also be a girls kittenball game in the forenoon and a contest for elderly ladies. In the afternoon a play will be given, there will be another kittenball game, contests and games for all with useful prizes to be awarded the winners. The public is invited.
100 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, June 17, 1910 issue of the Hancock Record.)
The basket social at Miss Fenton's school Tuesday evening proved an unqualified success and the spacious home of Mrs. Messner just across the road from the school and where the social was held was crowded to the utmost there being about a hundred present. Melvin Randle acted as auctioneer of the lunch baskets after a cute little speech by Orrin Reed, Jr., and as a result something over $36 was collected for the benefit of the school.