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Hancock Looking Back 9-3-09

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10 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, September 2, 1999 issue of the Hancock Record.)

The newest member of the Hancock High School faculty loves reading biographies of American presidents; he admires Franklin Roosevelt, has lived abroad, and has taught in big and small schools in North Dakota. Now, Matthew Hone is teaching history and social studies in grades seven through twelve at HHS.

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Three young people were killed as a result of a four vehicle accident at 10:39 p.m. Friday in Arden Hills. Jory Anderson of rural Alberta and Shaunalea Huwe, of New York Mills, were pronounced dead at Hennepin County Medical Center shortly after the accident. Mackenzie Hauglund, of rural Donnelly, died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday at Hennepin County Medical Center. Bryce Baker, of rural Cyrus, the fourth occupant of the car, was treated and released from the hospital.

15 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, September 8, 1994 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Jenny Netz is the second exchange student to arrive in Hancock this year. She will be staying at the Craig and Pat Swenson home. Her host family also includes Shawn and Blake Swenson.

"We're off to a good start," was the comment made by Supt. Russ Larson early on the first day of school. The enrollment numbers were about what was expected for the year. There were 12 new students enrolled and 10 who did not return this year. Enrollment on the first day was 306, compared to 310 on the opening day of 1993.

40 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Thursday, September 4, 1969 issue of the Hancock Record.)

It appeared the young people in the Hancock school district were anxious to get to their classrooms as they crowded around the auditorium doors on the opening day Tuesday morning. One of the bus drivers said he could see his passengers in the distance, lined up by the road waiting for the bus so they wouldn't be late the first day of school. But, he added, in a few days he would probably have to honk the horn to announce his arrival.

Enrollment at Hancock public schools followed the trend of most schools in western Minnesota when figures released on opening day (Tuesday) showed less students than that of a year ago. There were 395 students registered at the local school which is 12 less than that of a year ago.

75 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Friday, September 7, 1934 issue of the Hancock Record.)

Classes started Tuesday morning in the Hancock school with a slight decrease in enrollment over last year. The total number in the high school was 74. Last year the total enrollment was over 80.

Mark down Saturday, September 15 as a red letter day on your calendar and as the day the whole family will be in Hancock. At a meeting of the Commercial Club held Tuesday evening, arrangements were completed for the big Community Day with all kinds of sports, band concerts and a picnic dinner.

100 YEARS AGO

(Taken from the Friday, September 3, 1909 issue of the Hancock Record.)

A new bath tub will be installed at Benn's barber shop, is in fact already in place but not in commission on account of the fact that the heater has some way gone astray. As soon as that has been located and put in place the outfit will be ready.

Hard work on the part of the threshing crew prevented a bad fire at Don Gardners last Saturday. The straw stack caught and the machine being pulled out of danger the fire ran in the stubble and it took some lively work to keep the fire out of the shocks.

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