Looking Back 7-1-10
10 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, June 29, 2000 issue of the Hancock Record.)
With the front still standing, spectators could see what was coming through the front window of the former Bell's Grocery. The building was demolished last week due to its deteriorating condition.
The list of Eagle Scouts from Hancock grew by one this past weekend. Jonathan Messner, son of Tony and Nancy Messner of Hancock, became the ninth Hancock Eagle Scout during a ceremony held here on Saturday night.
15 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, July 6, 1995 issue of the Hancock Record.)
The 1995 Grand Marshals for the Hancock 4th of July parade were Conrad and Anna Mae Evink. The Evinks have lived in Hancock for over 40 years and owned Evink's Upholstery for 28 years. They retired last fall after selling their business to Gary Malland.
Six people were injured in an accident that happened 1 1/2 miles south of Hancock on Thursday night. Eric Wilson of Hancock was the driver of a vehicle with Michelle Emmert as the passenger. Injured in the second vehicle were Christopher McGears, Thomas Ricker, and Jeremy Forbord of Benson and Sara Bloss of Willmar.
40 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, July 2, 1970 issue of the Hancock Record.)
A Hancock businessman and civic leader for 34 years, R. M. Bell, passed away on June 24 at the Stevens County Memorial Hospital in Morris at the age of 77 years. Mr. Bell had been hospitalized 10 days although in failing health for many months.
It's that time of year again, the time when the welcome mat is out for everyone to come to Hancock for its annual 4th of July celebration and homecoming. This is the 23rd consecutive year that the mid-summer festival has been sponsored by the Hancock Commercial Club as a good will gesture to present and past residents of this village and community.
75 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, July 12, 1935 issue of the Hancock Record.)
With the rain of last Thursday night and another good rain Monday night, together with the hard rain of an hour or so Wednesday afternoon and another soaker yesterday morning, this section has had plenty of moisture the past week. In spite of the rains and for the most part cool weather the corn is showing up in pretty fair shape and the three or four really warm days we have had fairly shot the corn up so that with any kind of seasonable weather from now on, particularly if we get a late fall, it looks like we will get a fair crop of corn.
The storm of Wednesday afternoon completely destroyed the set of buildings on the farm six miles southeast of Hancock, occupied by the Oliver Olson family, unroofed the barn on the farm just south the Biesterfeld school house and took down the wheels and in some case the windmills on a number of farms.
100 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, July 1, 1910 issue of the Hancock Record.)
If the weather man will only prove accommodating the celebration at Lake Emily Park next Monday bids fair to out do all former celebrations held there. The program of sports will open with a good ball game between two fast nines at two o'clock sharp and this will be followed by a pony race, boat race, foot race, girls foot race, wheelbarrow race and a motorcycle race. Aside from the regular sports there will be other amusements and diversions.