Children dressed up in creative fashion for the Hancock Lion's Halloween Costume contest. Three winners were selected from each of five age groups. The winners received cash prizes from the Lion's Club. The age categories were 0 - 2, preschool - kindergarten, first - second grade, third - fourth grade and fifth - sixth grade.
We are in the heart of hunting season. Hunters are out looking for game and enjoying the hunt. But for two local hunters, the season means much more. They have experienced something that no one wants to happen while hunting. They have been shot and carry long-range effects from their hunting experience. They want to stress that no deer, duck, pheasant or goose is worth the price you pay from an accidental shooting.
If you were going to compare a school bus to a type of fruit, you would probably call it an orange because of the color of the bus. However, one of Hancock's school buses is definitely more of a lemon because of the many repairs it has needed in the short time it's been owned by the Hancock School District.
The City of Hancock compost site is open for residents to drop off leaves and compost vegetation. The compost site is on Pleasant Ave and 8th Street behind the baseball field.
Halloween, the last day of October, is only a few days away. The holiday marks a transition of sorts. To me the time change, which occurs the next weekend, brings on the feel of winter. The days are shorter and cooler, the trees and bushes are bare and the air is cool and crisp. For many children, and even some adults, Halloween is the best day of the year. It's a day to dress up, act "spooky" and collect lots of candy to eat. There are several great parties to go to and fun games to play.
You don't always have to move to change your address. Many people found that out a few years ago when the county adopted the Enhanced 9-1-1 system. House numbers and streets were reassigned and all country roads and properties were given an individual address.
Hancock students in grades 4-12 will be raking leaves for residents of the Hancock community on Friday, Oct. 28. The leaf raking project is an annual program organized by the Hancock Business Professionals of America and their advisor, Amy Dougherty. Students will be raking leaves as a community service project because of all of the hard work and dedication that the people of Hancock do to help the school. Students will walk or ride busses around town to designated houses to rake leaves.
Gardeners in the area have been raising carrots for years but to do so as a cash crop in a multiple-acre field is totally different. Schaefer Farms planted carrots in one of their fields this spring and are now harvesting the crop. "It is a learning process," said Dan Schaefer of the new crop. The harvest started full-swing last week after soil was dry enough to lift the carrots.
Champions Forever, a family of 14 who was a finalist on the America's Got Talent TV show, gave a presentation recently at the Hancock School. Bruce and Diane Crevier and their 12 children road unicyles, spun basketballs and gave an inspirational message for the students. Bruce Crevier is a four-time Guinness World Record holder for basketball spinning, and has spun as many as 21 basketballs at once. He also holds the endurance world record for spinning one basketball the longest time without a break, 22 hours and 12 minutes.
The week that my husband and I have been anticipating for quite some time is finally here. This is the week we sell our home, purchase another home and move...