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Hancock Looking Back -- 6-24-10

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10 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, June 22, 2000 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Russ Larson's final school board meeting as superintendent of Hancock Public Schools was short, interesting and filled with promise for the future. The Board not only said farewell to it's superintendent of 16 years, but welcomed new superintendent Jerry Martinson who was present at the meeting.

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What is probably the first potatoes of the season were dug on June 13 by Jim Spencer. Jim stated that he planted the potatoes on March 7 and needed to watch over them carefully during some freezing nights in May. However, it all paid off with an early harvest, one of the earliest he can recall.

15 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, June 29, 1995 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The 1995 Hancock July 4th celebration will officially begin on Monday night with a street dance in front of Jeppe's Happy Hour. The two day event sponsored by the Hancock Lions Club is packed full of activity and promises to take you back in time through music, memories, and theme.

40 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, June 25, 1970 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The days of the village dump grounds on the shores of Page Lake are numbered. The Hancock council was informed by the State of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that disposal sites cannot be located within shorelines and that the area is subject to closure on August 10. The most economical solution to the problem would be to set up or participate in a regional solid waste disposal system. The larger the number of individuals or communities participating in the system, the lower the overall cost to the citizen will be.

75 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Friday, July 5, 1935 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The home of Emil Erickson in Rolling Forks was the scene of a family reunion on Monday, June 24, when about 35 relatives gathered to celebrate Grandma Kari Erickson's 95th birthday anniversary.

In accordance with the recent act of Congress expanding the Regular Army, a recruiting station has been opened on the third floor of the post office building at Fergus Fall. This is a sub-district office serving eleven counties.

100 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Friday, June 24, 1910 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Anyone attending an entertainment at the town hall in the course of a week or so won't know but what they are in one of the swell opera houses of the twin cities. The village dads have let the contract for a complete refurnishing of the interior of the hall, including decoration of the walls, ceiling, new and complete scenery, the stage altered and built up in good shape, windows leaded so no one can peak in. Well, we don't need to tell any one that it was something badly needed. The hall has been an eyesore for several years past and it is more than possible that with the hall in shape we may get in some decent shows.

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