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Hancock Looking Back for 4-7-11


(Taken from the Thursday, April 5, 2001 issue of the Hancock Record.)

A new printing business is opening in Hancock. Northern Graphics, an eight-year-old specialty design and printing company, is moving from Wyoming, Minn., to the former Hancock Record building on main street. Owner John Helsper, does all types of printing.

Five Hancock speech competitors placed at the subsection speech meet and will advance to sections. They include Kari Carlson, Jeff VerSteeg, Jacki Flaten, Matt Zeltwanger and Aaron Jepma.


(Taken from the Thursday, 11, 1996 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Randy Swenson, of Swnson's Meats in Hancock, was awarded the championship prize for Bone-In Ham during a recent Tri-State Meat Convention held in Minneapolis.

About 25 people attended a team leadership meeting for the Hancock Community Roadside Landscaping project. Steve Wagner and Vern Christie reported on a MnDOT sponsored training meeting they had attended. The first planting will be on May 15 and the remaining planting on May 18.

Shelley Dahling and Robert Messner announce their engagement. The wedding date was set for June 15 in Lake City.


(Taken from the Thursday, April 8, 1971 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ver Steeg of Hancock were honored at an open house March 26, in observance of their 35th wedding anniversary. The event was held at the Hancock Christian Reformed Church and hosted by their children. Edgar Ver Steeg was the master of ceremonies. The program consisted of vocal selections by the children, a reading by Jayne Asche a skit and other vocal music, The guest book was cared for by Carla Ver Steeg and the puch served by Mr. and Mrs. Don Asche.

Hancock VFW Auxiliary elected Betty Anderson its president at their meeting on Tuesday night. Serving with Mrs. Anderson will be Dorothy Zelwanger, Sr. vice -president, Joyce Thiel, Jr. vice-president, Lila Wink, secretary, Gladys Flannigan, treasurer; Carol Boon, chaplain, Betty Finkbiner, conductress, Edith Wiese, guard and Trustees -- Myrt Jepm, Marie Austin, Vera Jensen, Berniece Jacoby and Nettie Wiese.


(Taken from the Friday, April 3, 1936 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Last Thursday was John Deere day in Hancock and one of the largest crowds for many a day was in evidence. The day was sponsored by the Eby-Mesenbrink company, which has taken on the John Deere farm implement line in addition to their Ford agency. An idea of the crowd can be had from the fact that over 500 free lunches were served.

Two baby boys arrived in an Ellsworth home on the same day, and one couple became parents and grandparents at the same time. Mother and daughter are doing well, with their sons, uncle and nephew, making a good start in life tfrom the same birth date.

The waterworks lead-in at the Eby Cafe sprung a leak the latter part of last week and two holes had to be dug in the street to get at the shut-off at the water main and to make repairs. The workmen found a good six feet of frost to go through and it was a rather tedious job of digging as the ground was a hard as flint.


(Taken from the Friday, April 7, 1911 issue of the Hancock Record.)

After an illness of but a few weeks duration, George Snyder passed away at his home in the village here. While not ill, Mr. Snyder had not been in the best of health for some months past owing somewhat to the natural results of advancing age, yet when first taken with the grip it was not thought serious but the rapid development of the disease left but little hope of his recovery.

A beautiful fall of about four inches of snow Saturday night and Sunday has given the needed moisture to insure a good start for the crops and as soon as the weather is suitable the work of seeding will be pushed to the limit.