Editor's note: Items in Looking Back are written as they were in the date and year of original publication.

60 Years Ago

Items taken from The Hancock Record of May 8, 1969

The Hancock State Bank team won the Lucky Strike Bowling championship Tuesday evening, May 13, when they won all 8 points from the Citizens Bank. Hancock State Bank team consists of Carol Boon, Gladys Flannigan, Shirley Wirtjes, Lucy Heil and Marilyn Schaefer.

Warren Bakker and Vicki Zeltwanger were named co-valedictorians of the Hancock high school senior class of 1969 and Michael Finkbiner was named salutatorian. Warren is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Bakker; Vicki is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Zeltwanger; Michael is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Finkbiner.

Navy Supply Corps Lieutenant Douglas E. Veum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Veum of Cyrus, is serving at the Navy Electronics Supply Office, Grt. Lakes, Ill. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Lt. Veum entered the service in June 1964.

Army Private Jacob W. Van Eps has been assigned to Co. A, 12th Bat., 5th Brig., at Ft. Knox, Ky., in the United States Army Training Center, Armor. Following the completion of basic training, Ptv. VanEps, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake VanEps, will receive at least an additional eight weeks of either advanced instruction or on-the-job training to qualify him in a specialized military skill.

40 Years Ago

Items taken from the Morris Sun of May 8, 1979

Morris high school physics teacher, Gary Hanson, and grounds and buildings superintendent, Jerry Freese, shared in an award given the school for developing a successful energy saving program. The award was issued by the Natural Gas Council of Minnesota and the Minnesota Energy Agency. Jerry Freese says all the uni-vents in the schools have been altered to take in much less fresh air, which has to be heated before it can be vented into the buildings. Instead, air that is already in the building and warm is recirculated.

James Nystuen, Siren, son of Mrs. Eva Nystuen, Morris was a third place winner in the Small Engine Repair competition held recently in Racine, WI. The competition was a statewide event in connection with the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA). Nystuen, a graduate of Morris High School, plans to open his own Small Engine Repair shop as soon as he completes the program at WITI.

Douglas Jesseph, a graduate of Morris High School, has been awarded two very special honors at Macalester College. Douglas has been selected as a participant in the 1979 exchange program with Cambridge University, and he was awarded a $600 scholarship to help finance a term of study at the University of Vienna. Jesseph will spend the fall semester of 1979 at Cambridge University in England. During his stay at Cambridge, Jesseph will study logic and abstract mathematics.

20 Years Ago

Items taken from the Hancock Record of May 6, 1999

The Hancock Twins from first grade, dressed in Hancock basketball t-shirts, include Elizabeth Huebner, Jacob Ascheman, Kaylee Voorhees, Breanna Holleman, Lindsie Cunningham, Annette Huebner and Maggie Hacker.

In honor of Twin Day at Hancock Elementary, first graders donned purple and gold Viking shirts. They include Travis Nohl, Brandon Foss, Jeff Knobloch, Jason Schaefer, Wade Feuchtenberger, Cory Schroeder, Drew Schmidgall, Blake Swenson and Ryan Flaten.

Offenses for both teams were very robust at the start of last Tuesday's Benson-Hancock vs. Morris Area softball game at Benson. Fans at the Benson diamond were treated to an entertaining conference game.