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Hancock Looking Back - 6-10-10

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10 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, June 8, 2000 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The Hancock Lions are busy making plans for this year's July 4th activities. Most of the same events as in past years will once again be taking place. The theme for this year's parade will be "2000 - A New Beginning."

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The Mustangs football team, which consists of players from west central Minnesota, won big over the Minneapolis Wolfpack by a score of 55 to 8. Shane Joos plays for the Mustang's team as well as other local athletes.

15 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, June 15, 1995 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Elizabeth S. Blake has served as vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean at the University of Minnesota, Morris for 16 of its 35 years in existence as an undergraduate university. She will step down from that position on June 30.

The 11th annual co-ed volleyball tournament will be held this year on Saturday, July 1. The tournament will be held at Eastside Park volleyball courts and will begin at 9 a.m.

40 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, June 11, 1970 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Oil does not smooth troubled waters the village council learned Monday night, especially if it is fuel oil...and in the sewage system. Commissioner Jerry Chamberlain told the council that fuel oil had found its way into the disposal plant thereby destroying bacteria necessary for treatment of the sewage. How the fuel oil got into the system is unknown but it was pointed out that it is illegal to pour any type of fuel or oil into a sanitary sewer.

Asked about what could be done to get rid of the estimated two feet of oil, Chamberlain replied, "it will have to be ladled out, like skimming cream off a pail of milk." The operation began Tuesday morning.

A new service for residents of Hancock will be initiated on Saturday when home mail service begins. This is a service for persons living one quarter of a mile or more from the post office. Postmaster Harland Estensen said 80 persons have requested delivery.

75 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Friday, June 21, 1935 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The Record force has been having its hands full the past week and will for the next week. The Hoe newspaper press used for the past several years has been sold to Bro. Townsend of the Chokio Review and was taken over there the latter part of last week. Jack West, accompanied by John Schmidgall and Fritz Marquart are going over to set it up in the Review office. This week the Record will move in and set up a somewhat lighter but faster newspaper press, a Century Pony Campbell to take the place of the one sold and if we have good luck we should be able to get the paper out on it after next week, having gone back this week to our old reliable one page Babcock, which is fast enough but will print only one page at a time.

100 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Friday, June 10, 1910 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Iver Barsness, one of the old and most respected farmers of the town of Waldon died suddenly last Friday night from a stroke of paralysis. He was in his usual good health up to about ten o'clock that night and then was taken sick and the doctor was called but before medical aid could reach him he had passed away. The funeral was held last Wednesday afternoon.

Several little chaps stood on the street the other day when a horse became frightened at an approaching automobile. "What make a horse get scairt when he sees an automobile?" asked one of the kids and the other one replied: "Well, you see, its this way. Horses is used to seeing other horses pull a wagon or a buggy, and when they see a carriage coming down the street without horses hitched on they get scairt. Guess you'd get scairt too if you saw a pair of pants coming down the street without a man or boy in 'em."

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