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10 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, March 29, 2001 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Rick Gramm, who has responsibility for the 350-head cow herd of family-owned Gramm FArms, was featured in the Simmental magazine in March. While Rick concentrates on the Gramm cowherd, his brother, Ted is responsible for farming 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans. Rick added that their dad, Harold, stays active as the "senior advisor."

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The Hodges 4-H club took second place at Share-theFun night with their skit titled "The Odges Clinic." The cast included Allie Reese, Lauren Nelson, Dylan Reese, Brendan Foss, Alyssa Giese, Tia Goldenstein, Josh Nelson, Caorey Ascheman, Colin Cunningham, Wade Feuchtenberger, Stacie Cunningham, Alex Nelson and Alyssa Wagner.

15 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, Apr.il 4, 1996 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Another Man's Treasure opened for business on main street in Hancock. Gary Goulette will be managing the consignment store owned by Gary Malland. A wide variety of items have been brought into the store to be sold, yet there is still room for more.

The City of Hancock received a loan in the amount of $1,467,000 and a grant in the amount of $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Economic and Community Development (RECD), to make improvements to their sewer system.

40 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, April 1, 1971 issue of the Hancock Record.)

A large crowd attended the Vert Goulet auction sale on Saturday despite threatening weather and rain showers. The Goulets have rented the land to Wayne Delp but will continue to reside on their farm home.

Mrs. John Quasebarth, resident of Moore township, passed away at the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar on March 24. Mrs. Quasebarth had been in failing health for nine months. She was 56 years old.

75 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Friday, March 27, 1936 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Looks like spring is on the way and the Hancock Orphans have organized with some 25 players. Ruil Nelson was re-elected manager for the season with John Rebuck as director and Leon Johnson, secretary-treasurer. On the hurling end will be Doc Apitz, Hunsicker, Albert Anderson, and Ted Maanum. In the outfield will be Barney Schmidgall, Mohr, George Rebuck, Melchert and Swede Nelson. The infield will include Torgy Torgerson, Boots Wiese, Edgar Rebuck, Woody Anderson and Carl Hoffman.

Mrs. John Luthi, who had been staying at the Henry Nohl home while receiving treatment for blood poisoning in one hand, was able to return to her home several miles west of the village.

100 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Friday, March 31, 1911 issue of the Hancock Record.)

About two months ago a young man named Fred Walz was sent to town by his employer, E. J. Fletcher who lives near Appleton. He sold the wheat, put the team in a livery barn and that was the last seen of him till he was arrested in South Dakota about six weeks ago, and brought back to Benson for trial. On the 16th he became tired of waiting in jail and took French leave. He boldly walked up to Sunnyside farm and went to work for George Clifton about ten miles from Benson. He disappeared again suddelnly one forenoon while helping feed the cattle and walked to the W.L. Ray farm asking for work. Later he borrowed a team to go to town for clothes and was told to bring back a load of coal. He never arrived in town and it was found that he went toward Clontarf and from there apparently vanished into thin air. A thorough search twenty miles in every direction has not turned up a trace of him or the team and wagon.

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