Looking Back 5-20-10
10 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, May 18, 2000 issue of the Hancock Record.)
The horticulture and landscaping class at Hancock recently completed a landscaping project outside the main entrance to the school. They planned, designed, dug out and planted everything needed for the project. The finished design includes 14 spirea shrubs and wood chips.
No matter what action is taken, it seems as though the school construction project just can't reach completion. Supt. Russ Larson told the school board at their Monday night meeting that Lee's Construction had not finished the items which needed to be done by the deadline of May 2.
15 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, May 25, 1995 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Sometimes desperate conditions call for desperate action. Byron Koehl used a Caterpillar in place of a tractor to pull the equipment needed for planting. With the continued rain showers, planting is several weeks behind schedule. After it appeared that conditions were just getting good, another .4 inch fell here Sunday night.
Jon Nohl earned a State FFA degree at the convention held this year. This is the highest degree that can be earned by a member at the state level.
40 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, May 21, 1970 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Steady pitching by Rob Nohl and a sterling relief job by Bob Valnes overcame seven Hancock errors as the Orphans defeated Starbuck 5-3 on the latter's diamond Sunday afternoon. It was the Orphans first win in league play after two defeats.
Doug Schmidgall piled up 21 points in the Pheasant Conference track and field meet at Morris on May 14 to take individual honors but Hancock had to settle for second place in back of Chokio-Alberta.
75 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, May 24, 1935 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Onidas Houde, a Benson resident is in the Swift County Hospital, suffering from several broken ribs, a gored shoulder and severe bruises and lacerations, following a goring by an angered bull at a farm near Benson early Monday morning. Mr. Houde, an employee at the W.S.A. Douglas farm south of this city, was crossing the farmyard shortly before eight o'clock when the bull, a Jersey animal, charged him and after cornering Houde in a lane, knocked him down and commenced goring him about the chest and shoulders. Attracted by the commotion and cries, Lowell Todd, working in another part of the farm, rushed to Houde's assistance and succeeded in distracting the crazed animal's attention from his intended victim.
100 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, May 20, 1910 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Score one for the village dads. They have commenced work in earnest to drain the village and the first step has been to put in a big tile culvert across the street at Overstad's elevator. Another one will be put in across Atlantic Avenue at Wilcox's corner which will take the water directly to the railroad cut. The slough above Rankin's shop will also be drained directly into the cut.