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Hancock Looking Back - 12-30-10


(Taken from the Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Kari Carlson, an 8th grade student at Hancock Public Schools, won the school level competition of the National Geography Bee on Dec. 20 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. Elizabeth Schaefer took the runner-up honors.

The children in grades 3-6 at Hancock Elementary held a special Christmas craft session on Friday. Moms, dads, and even grandparents lent a hand in teaching the crafts to the students.


(Taken from the Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Kaitlin Koehl, daughter of Chris and Shelly Koehl was the 1995 Hancock New Year's Baby. She will soon be relinquishing this honor to the 1996 Hancock New Year's Baby.

The Hancock girls basketball team won the championship game in the Staples tournament. They defeated Cass Lake-Bena and Staples in their rise to the top. This is the fifth straight Staples tourney title for HHS.


(Taken from the Thursday, Dec. 31, 1970 issue of the Hancock Record.)

A former resident of this community, Ernest John Delp, passed away at an Orange City, Iowa hospital on December 16. He had been hospitalized but a short time. Mr. Delp had a stroke in 1963 but had been able to resume a fairly active life.

Warren Bakker, 6'4" sophomore at the University of Minnesota, Morris, came off the bench in the first of two overtimes to help the Cougars win their first game of the season 102-98, against Dakota Wesleyan University at Mitchell, S.D.


(Taken from the Friday, Jan. 10, 1936 issue of the Hancock Record.)

A Nu-Air ventilating blower has been installed in the Hancock theatre for the comfort of the patrons. This is the same type of forced-air ventilation that is used in all the better theatres. A three horse power motor drives fresh air through the heating plant, completely changing the air every few minutes ... all the cold air is drawn off the floor, making the temperature the same throughout the entire theatre.

Stevens County has 200 persons eligible for old age pensions under the new federal social security plan now before the special session of the state legislature, according to a survey by L. P. Zimmerman, SERA administrator.


(Taken from the Friday, Dec. 30, 1910 issue of the Hancock Record.)

For nearly twelve years every issue of the Record has carried an advertisement signed "A. Overstad" on the first page and the Record will no doubt after this week seem as though something were missing in its make-up when the ad no longer appears. Mr. Overstad has sold his elevator business to John A. Johnson and Norman Smokstad and they will take charge next Monday. Mr. Overstad has been one of the most prominent figures in the business life of the village for years past and his loss will be greatly felt by the village. In fact no man in the village could or would be missed more and it is to be sincerely hoped that though he has disposed of his business here he will remain a resident.

Miss Sena Sorenson, while at work as usual in Nelson Bros. Store, was taken suddenly ill Thursday afternoon and so seriously that she was taken to the rooms of Mr. A. A. Roberts just over the store, it being found impossible to remove her to her own rooms at And. Erickson residence.