Hancock Looking Back -- 8-19-10
10 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000 issue of the Hancock Record.)
The message was loud and clear -- "They're coming home!" Sonia Ascheman called Tuesday to let people know that Corey will be released from the hospital in Ohio on Wed., Aug. 16 and they will be on their way home. Sonia estimated that they would be arriving in Hancock sometime on Wednesday night. This will be Corey's first time home since he was accidentally burned on April 21.
Surrounded by family, friends, and fellow Limousin breeders, Leonard Wulf of Wulf Limousin Farms, Morris, became the third inductee into the North American Limousin Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place during a break in the action at the 2000 National Junior Heifer Show July 13 in Kansas City, Mo.
15 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, Aug. 24, 1995 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Holli Charles took second place honors at the National FLA Convention with her project, Focus on Children. Holli is the daughter of Alan and Connie Charles of Hancock. She will be an 8th grader at HHS.
First year 4-Her, Randee Nohl, was presented with a plaque for her grand champion barrow in the lightweight class at the Stevens County Fair. Gwen Greiner exhibited the reserve champion barrow in the heavy weight class.
40 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, Aug. 20, 1970 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Another indication of the expanding operations of Hancock Concrete Products, Inc. is their new addition to their office, more than doubling it floor space. The 30x36 addition will contain additional office and conference rooms. Hancock Concrete which manufactures "The World's Largest Concrete Arch Pipe" employs about 75 persons.
It's fair time again in Stevens County with the 97th annual exposition starting on Friday for a three-day run. Grandstand entertainment on Saturday and Sunday features stock car racing and a demolition derby.
75 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, Aug. 30, 1935 issue of the Hancock Record.)
The annual Stevens County Fair will start Sunday and continue until Wednesday night. There will be the usual list of entries of articles and a number of good attractions in the amusement line, we have been told, have been procured. Among the latter will be a ball game both Sunday and Monday afternoons when Hancock and Donnelly will play for a $75 purse, to be split 60-40 between winners and losers.
We note that nearly every village around us is preparing for or has already had a fall festival, so to speak, lasting from one to three days. We had a pretty successful day last year and it was then talked of that it would be held earlier, before school started so all the kiddies could take part in the days fun. Chokio had a big day last week and Starbuck is now preparing for a three day festival. If Hancock is going to do anything, plans should be started at once if not sooner.
100 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, Aug. 19, 1910 issue of the Hancock Record.)
If there is one thing that would make a man mad it is to hear the coal rattle into the cellars the middle of August. Not yet out of the grip of the ice man and here the coal man is getting in his work.
In our last issue we mentioned the death of two of O. K. Maanum's children from cholera infantum and that a third child was also ill. Since then we learned that this child also died making three deaths in the family inside of a week.
Rob Hautt's little daughter has been seriously ill for some days past but at last reports was somewhat better.
We are told that one of Mr. Fogel's little girls is seriously ill with cholera infantum. There is a good deal of this sickness this season among the children in the vicinity of the village.