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Hancock Looking Back -- 4-28-11


(Taken from the Thursday, April 26, 2001 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Tammy Erdman has been selected by the Morris American Legion Auxiliary to represent their unit at Girls State this summer. The 55th annual Minnesota Girls State will be held at Bethel College in St. Paul from June 10-16.

The spring play "Headin' for the Hills" was presented over the weekend. The play featured a hillbilly setting involving a general store owner and his rich relatives.

Hancock third graders won the fourth grade basketball tournament in Chokio-Alberta. The team included Miceala Erickson, Lindsie Cunningham, Bree Holleman, Kaylee Voorhees, Kelsey Jepma and Megan Jepma.


(Taken from the Thursday, May 2, 1996 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The Hancock fifth grade students recently completed their DARE program and held a special graduation ceremony. Special recognition was given to DARE graduate Terri Mullinex and his sister, Toni Ingebretson from Hancock Police Chief Mike Iverson. The two found an item of drug paraphernalia and turned it into the police department.

Gloria Schmidt, president of Minnesota Beef Cattle Improvement Association, presented the award for Top-Gaining bull over all breeds to Randal Reese. Reese accepted the award on behalf of himself and his partners Bill Myers and Michael Reese. They also received the award for Highest-Indexing Angus.

Effective with the 1991 season, football will be played in six classes - five 11-man classes plus a 9-man class.


(Taken from the Thursday, April 29, 1971 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Carole Meiss will be the Valedictorian for the Hancock Class of 1971 and Mary Mikkelson will be the Salutatorian. John Ver Steeg was named the Outstanding Athlete from Hancock High School for the school year.

Cheerleaders were honored at the Athletic Banquet. They included Debbie Heil, Carol Finkbiner, Janiece Rowles, Mary Mikkelson, Connie Myers, Gail Oksendahl and Jean Austin. The banquet was held at St. Malachy's Hall in Clontarf. Highlights of the evening were introduction of the teams by ocahes Derry Peterson, Erwin Kallstrom, Wm. Richter, and Joe Lesnik and a film on the Minnesota Vikings football team.


(Taken from the Friday, April 24, 1936 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Clifford Allen Randolph Maanum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Maanum, passed away Sunday evening at the age of 19 years. He had been advised to leave his high school work some weeks ago, due to the heart ailment which finally resulted in his death. He was a likeable, studious lad and a favorite with his classmates who were very sorry to learn of his dath. A large number attended the funeral at West Zion church and the high school girls sextet sang a selection.

The tenth annual music contest with 19 high schools represented by 1500 students of the twelfth music district will be held in the Alexandria High School. This year the main feature will be the big festival Saturday evening in which all musical organizations will be combined in a massed performance. Hancock High School will be represented by four musical organizations, the girls glee club, the boys glee club, the girls trio, and a brass quartet.


(Taken from the Friday, April 28, 1911 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The Lake Emily Gun club have sent up a man who will see to the building of a garage at the club grounds this summer and make other improvements. It is the plan of the club members to come up in their autos during the hunting season at various times this year.

We are told that Will Conroy is now the owner of a new Oakland car, having bought the "30" shipped here by Overstad & Warburton a week or so ago. Will won't really need quite that size car for himself but evidently is considering his friends.

John Goll will take a rest for a few weeks. Tuesday while driving one of the shafts on the buggy broke and striking the horse in the legs the animal ran into a barbed wire fence, throwing Mr. Goll out and breaking one of the ribs on the life side. He was somewhat bruised up besides and will be laid up for some time.