80 Years Ago
Items taken from the Morris Tribune of January 7, 1938
An unusually fine club record was made during the past year by Robert Jordan, 4-H youth of this city, with his prize Southdown lamb. Bob won second place in the Livestock Judging Contest at the Minnesota State Fair, then his Southdown lamb won second at the Junior Livestock Show in South St. Paul; next he won second in Sheep Showmanship at the Junior Livestock Show; and finally, his lamb won second in the Carcass Contest following the Junior Livestock Show. The Central Cooperative Association bid $50 for Bob's lamb at the auction sale following the Livestock Show. The Crane Manufacturing Company of St. Paul bought the lamb from Central.
All city employees were re-appointed to their positions for another year at the annual meeting of the city commissions. The commission also organized for the ensuing year with the election of Dr. C. E. Caine as president. The annual session followed a short meeting of the old council, its adjournment, and the swearing into office of the Mayor Peter Nelson and Commissioner W. J. Tooley. City employees re-elected for another year are City Manager J. A. Mielke, City Treasurer Mrs. Cora Grove, City Attorney O. K. Alger, Chief of Police John Holland, Assistant Chief Chris Troelson, Health Officer Dr. F. W. Behmler, Assessor F. R. Putman, Dairy Inspector Dr. C. G. Jennings, and Fire Chief Max Trantow.
One of the basketball treats of the season is in line for local fans next Wednesday evening when the St. Mary's High School teams and the Company K quint combine for a doubleheader attraction in the Morris Armory. Admission will be 25 cents.
35 Years Ago
Items taken from the Hancock Record of January 5, 1983
Last week Mrs. Ed Wilson brought in some lilac buds, an indication there might be an early spring. However, a snowstorm chilled any thoughts of a short winter. But then hope springs eternal as Lillian Chamberlain reported a robin and cardinal in her yard.
The Hancock Fire Department moved their trucks into the new Community Center-Fire Hall building. The front part of the building can accommodate five vehicles.
Pastor C. Wm. Flietstra of the local Christian Reformed Church announced to his congregation last Sunday that he had declined the call which was extended to him by the Nobleford Christian Reformed Church in Alberta, Canada.
20 Years Ago
Items taken from the Hancock Record of January 1, 1998
The Velveteen Puppet Play was presented by second graders last week. The second graders included Josh Tucker, Sean Carlson, Tanner Gramm, Michael Thielke, Nick Mooney, Kelsey Olson, Heidi Lonneman, Erika Gramm, Amanda Hoffman, Sydney McFarland, Philip Rodriguez, Corey Ascheman, Brian Bolluyt, Austin Schmidgall, Chelsea Voorhees and Mindi Baker.
Walnut Court senior living facility in Hancock is now one year old and has seen many changes during the year. The board has recently decided to lower the rent on the apartments in an effort to fill the remaining units. Yvonne Krupke of Hancock has been named the new housing director at Walnut Court. The apartments have been designed with the senior adult in mind. Walnut Court would like their second year to be a time when they can not only fill their building, but also provide a wonderful home to more seniors.
Coach Jodi Holleman advised her Owls that they were the underdog going into the championship game of the Staples holiday tournament. Cass Lake Bena is rated #1 in the state. The Owls played their best but it wasn't enough against this powerhouse. The Owls were defeated 57-42 and settled for runner up in this tourney. The Owls came away with some special awards in the tourney; Sparkplug Award went to Terri Nohl, Tournament MVP Terri Nohl, Sportsmanship Award to Hancock, and All-Tournament Team Award to Terri Nohl, Tracy Thielke, Corrine Hoffman and Cristy Brewer. Eleven athletes total were selected for this roster.
Hancock High School graduate, Aaron Goll, is playing basketball this season at Dakota Wesleyan University for Coach Doug Martin. The 6-2 junior guard is working hard in practice every day and is playing well for the Tiger junior varsity. He is the son of Howard and Edna Goll of Hancock.