Hancock Looking Back 5-6-10
10 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, May 4, 2000 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Corey Ascheman remains in stable condition at Regions Hospital Burn Center in St. Paul. He underwent a 4 1/2 hour surgery on Friday during which doctors prepared him for future skin grafting. He had a second similar surgery on Tuesday.
On Monday, May 8, Susan Thooft will assume the duties of City Clerk for the City of Hancock. Susan will replace Jan Malo, who has been the clerk for 21 years.
15 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, May 11, 1995 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Pop tab collectors, the Hancock fourth grade class, delivered 172,016 tabs to McDonald's in Morris. The tabs will be used to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
A daughter, Courtney Jane Greiner, was born on Thursday, May 4, to Jolene and Darby Greiner. She weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 1/4 inches long.
40 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, May 7, 1970 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Four pastors who had served Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church congregation since 1950, along with the current pastor, participated in special services at the American Lutheran Church in Hancock on Sunday. They were Rev. Gordon Solomonson of Willmar, Rev. David Meisner, Waseca, Rev. Allen Peterson of Grand Meadow, Rev. Luther Tolo, and Rev. V.G. Mostrom of Woodward, Iowa. The occasion was the celebration of the 10th anniversary of ALC in the morning and the dedication of the building and remodeling project in the afternoon. Nearly 600 persons attended the two sessions.
Everything that wasn't securely fastened was removed by thieves from a farm house located five miles west of Hancock on the old Clinton road, sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. The farm is the one formerly owned by Ferdinand Tohm but is vacant at the present time while being prepared for occupancy by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nohl, newlyweds. However, the Nohls had moved several pieces of furniture into the house.
75 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, May 10, 1935 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Next Wednesday, May 15, it will be legal to take wall-eyed pike, sand pike or saugers, pickerel, yellow perch, great northern pike and muskellunge by angling. Eight wall-eyed pike may be taken in one day with 16 permitted in possession. These limits also apply on sand pike or saugers. Pickerel and great northern pike have daily limits of 10 and a possession limit of 20. Two muskellunge may be taken per day. Fifteen stream trout is the daily limit and 25 trout or 20 pounds are allowed in possession. Resident fishing license cost 50 cents for individual and $1 for family.
Next Sunday afternoon the Hancock Orphans will open the league season playing at Artichoke, the game to start at 2:30 in the afternoon. It promises to be a decidedly wild and wooly game as neither team has had any chance to practice at all, nor for that matter has any team in the league.
100 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, May 6, 1910 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Ole Christenson sustained quite a loss by fire Wednesday. He had been burning some weeds while waiting for dinner and when going in at noon extinguished all the fire as he thought. A small whirlwind drove the ashes of the fire in which were a few live sparks into the barn and Ole came out just in time to get his horses out, losing the barn, his new binder, cream separator badly damaged, a set of harnesses and other small tools hay and feed. He occupies the Moe farm some four miles east of town.