Editor's note: Items in Looking Back are written as they were in the date and year of original publication.
50 Years Ago
Items taken from The Hancock Record of May 1, 1969
Miss Heidrun Nenninger, foreign exchange student coming to Hancock. Her home town is Zell Germany, which is a suburb of Stuttgart and has a population of 4,000. It is an industrial area situated in the valley of the Neekar River. Heidrun will arrive in Collegeville, Pa., on July 15 where she will be met by the V. J. Mikkeson family for the coming year while she attends Hancock high school.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hoffman of Hancock were honored at an open house at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hancock, April 27th in observance of their 40th wedding anniversary. The devotion and address was given by Pastor Bradtke.
The former Masonic Hall above Allene's Shoppe and the Hancock Clothing, is being made into two apartments. Also included in the project is a third apartment in the left front of the building, which along with an existing unit, will make four apartments on the second floor. Miss Allene Goll is the owner.
Airman John H. Mesenbrink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mesenbrink of Hancock, has been graduated from a U.S. Air Force technical school at Sheppard AFB, Texas. He was trained as a jet aircraft mechanic and has been assigned to a unit of the Tactical Air Command at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
30 Years Ago
Items taken from the Morris Sun of April 25, 1989
Science fair winners announced Saturday were: Caleb Stengel, Sally Griffith, Stephanie Wilcox, Angie Thompson, Mike Landwehr, Jennifer Bravo and Luke Monson. Science Fair Coordinator was Gene Holmgren. Judges for the event were UMM faculty members.
The County Commissioners voted Thursday to put the old portion of the Clinic up for sale through sealed bids. The successful bidder will have to assume all the County's obligations under the existing lease with the Morris Medical Center. When the Commissioners began discussing where they would advertise the sale, County Coordinator Jim Thoreen asked if them to consider whether they were trying to sell the Clinic or satisfy the doctors. Commissioner Skip Sherstad said that as elected officials they have to try to get the best dollar for the taxpayers, and at the same time guarantee the continuance of quality medical services.
15 Years Ago
Items taken from the Morris Sun Tribune of April 29, 2004
Who needs nice wheels on prom night? Katie Glasrud and date Justin Greiman took an unusual mode of transportation to the Morris Area High School prom a week ago. The pair rode in on Justin's Arabian horse named Bint.
Scott Monson has tentatively accepted the Morris superintendent's job. Regarded by most who work for him as a tireless and sharp administrator, the current Benson High School principal was the Morris school board's top choice from a list of five candidates to replace Keith Redfield, who will step down after this school year.
What a memorable Morris Invite for MAHS Tiger baseball fans! The host Tigers came from behind in all three games in their last at-bat, to take #1 in the tournament. The Tigers got the #1 nod based on the 31 runs they scored (a tiebreaking criterion). This was the 20th year for the Morris Invite, coach Lyle Rambow was pleased to note, "and for the past 16 years only Morris Area and Sauk Centre have claimed the title, eight times each!" The team hit .356 for the weekend with 31 hits in three games, including 13 for extra bases. Kris Poppe and Derek Gausman hit home runs, and Ryan McNally had two triples, a double and five RBIs.