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Hancock Looking Back 10-1-09

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10 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, September 30, 1999 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Pastor Julius Miller was recently installed as pastor of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Hancock. He and his wife, Marla, and son, Justin, arrived here early in September.

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Work is continuing south of Hancock on installing part of the 1,900 mile pipeline that will span from northeast British Columbia to Illinois. The pipeline will carry 1.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily through its lines.

15 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, October 6, 1994 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Conrad and Anna Mae Evink were honored last Friday at a Retirement Open House. The day marked the end of 28 years in business for the Evinks. New owners of Evink's Upholstery, Gary and Pam Malland took over on Saturday, October 1.

Traffic once more moves along Pacific Avenue in Hancock after completion of sewer, water and road construction work. The project began shortly after the Fourth of July, and with many delays, was completed in the later part of September.

40 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, October 2, 1969 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Queen of the Hancock High School Homecoming was Debbie Haugen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Haugen. Debbie, a senior, was sponsored by the sophomores.

Wendy Boettcher, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Boettcher of rural Morris, is dead as a result of an accident while riding horseback. Wendy, along with her cousin Laurie Allen, were riding horse on the Morris school athletic field shortly after two o'clock Sunday afternoon. The horses became frightened, raced to the north end of the field and up an embankment onto College Ave. The horse Wendy was riding ran into the path of a car driven by F. L. Amborn Sr. She suffered extensive head injuries and died shortly afterwards in the Stevens County Memorial Hospital.

75 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Friday, October 5, 1934 issue of the Hancock Record.)

All taped up, with several cracked ribs and one broken one, Alfred Maylott is able to be up and around and perhaps thankful that he escaped more serious consequences, if it were by a mighty tight squeeze, and the tight squeeze part is not mere matter of speech.

In company with Gerhard Rustad, he was over at the warehouse on the south side of the track to get out a tractor stored there. They started the tractor to see if it was running all right and after a minute or two it stopped, the machine of course being out of gear. On investigating it was found the gasoline pipe valve had been closed and when this was opened the tractor started again in good shape.

Alf then went around in front of the machine to take down the bar to the double doors so as to open them to get the tractor out and Rustad climbed into the seat of the tractor which was running. Just as Alf was turned sideways and about to lift the bar, the tractor slipped into gear and immediately pinned Alf between the bar and the tractor. Luckily the bar and the doors gave enough to prevent Alf being crushed outright.

100 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Friday, October 1, 1909 issue of the Hancock Record.)

While at work at the Great Northern coal shed yesterday afternoon, Phillip Greer had his right arm torn completely out with part of the shoulder by having it caught in the fly-wheel of the engine. The details of the accident are unknown, as Greer was alone and when questioned was only able to say that the engine was "bucking." -Morris Tribune

A consultation was held by Drs. Ransom, Caine of Morris, and Christenson of Starbuck last Friday over little Francis Conroy. The little fellow had apparently been in the best of health up to Friday morning and then was taken very seriously ill with what appeared at first as the dread infantile paralysis. Later developments proved this a fact and up to last reports the little fellow was in a very poor condition. It is hoped by all that he will recover full health and strength soon. Mrs. Crouse, of Benson, is attending the case as nurse.

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