Hancock Looking Back -- 7-8-10
10 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, July 6, 2000 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Edgar and Dorothy Shaw were selected by the Lions Club as the 2000 July 4th Parade Grand Marshals. Edgar owned the Hancock Blacksmith Shop here for several years and Dorothy served as the Hancock Librarian.
Funeral services for Timm F. Morton, age 70, of Benson were held Friday, June 30, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Mr. Morton died Tuesday morning, June 27 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
15 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, July 13, 1995 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Dorwin and Millie Tschetter of Morris and Dale and Dorothy Kannegiesser of Hancock announce the engagement of their children, Rebecca Leigh and Erick Dale. Becky is employed as administrative assistant at SCEIC in Morris. Erick is engaged in farming southeast of Hancock. An August 12 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church in Morris.
With the heavy rains that hit the area on the evenings of July 3rd and 4th, many events planned for the July 4th Celebration were postponed. Some have now been rescheduled. The street dance at Jeppe's Happy Hour will be held on Friday, Aug. 25. The Hancock Lions have rescheduled their fireworks display for that same evening.
40 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, July 9, 1970 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Fortunately there were no injuries when a Farmall tractor climbed up the side of a shed at the James Lembcke place northwest of Hancock Saturday morning. Craig, 15 year old son of the Lembckes, was mowing the lawn and had started the tractor to move it out of his way. But the brake stuck, swinging the machine into the building. Craig jumped off, uninjured. Damage was believed slight to the tractor and building, but a gas stand was bent.
Olaf Mork, a lifetime resident of Hancock, was Grand Marshal of this year's 4th of July parade. A charter member of the Charles McArthur American Legion Post following service in the Navy during World War I, Mr. Mork was a rural mail carrier from 1920 until his retirement in 1958.
75 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, July 19, 1935 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Smarting under the defeat handed them at Chokio last week, the Hancock girls kittenball team took out their spite on the Yankee Ridge girls team here Monday evening and handed them the small end of a 26 to 7 or 27 to 6 count, the score keeper was not certain which. The girls will have another game here next Monday evening, but with what team is as yet not sure.
The annual Station day at the Morris Agricultural school, to be held on Thursday of next week, will feature Dean W.C. Coffey and Mr. George Susens as the speakers for the afternoon program.
100 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, July 8, 1910 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Miss Martha Fels was the lucky winner in the piano contest at Maanum Bros. store with a good margin of votes. Miss Florence Agar came next on the list and won the ladies gold watch chain, Miss Minnie Christenson the bracelet, Miss Nona Hutchinson the ladies gold ring and Miss Christine Halvorson the gold brooch. Miss Fels is now the owner of a handsome piano and is to be heartily congratulated on her good luck and the good work her friends put in for her.
A very pretty wedding took place last Thursday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Varnum when their daughter, Pearl E. and Fred Burnham were united in the bonds of matrimony.