Hancock Looking Back
10 YEARS AGO
Thursday April 19, 2007
Hancock High School ninth grader, Teresa Worner qualified to compete at the 2007 State Speech meet. Worner placed second in the Extemporaneous Reading category at the Section meet.
Photo: Teresa Worner wearing her second place medal.
New books at the local library were: "Sisters" by Danielle Steel, "Step on a Crack" by James Patterson, and "19 Minutes" by Jodi Piccoult.
Senior Basketball Guard, Tara Thielke, was selected as one of the top 40 played in the state of Minnesota. She participated in the Minnesota Girl's High School All-Star Basketball Series on April 21 and 22, 2007.
30 YEARS AGO
Wednesday April 22, 1987
The UMM hosted a piano recital on April 23, 1987 for two Hancock locals attending the university. Beth Grafenstein, a senior at the university and a 1984 graduate of Hancock High School, performed two pieces composed for the harpsicord; "Prelude in A minor" by Louis Couperin and "LaFelix" by Jacques Duphly, along with three piano pieces. Lisa Schmidgall, a sophomore at the UMM and a 1985 graduate of Hancock High School, performed four pieces including; "Invention in D minor" by J.S. Bach, "Sonata in A minor, k. 310 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and "Sarabande from Pour le Piano," by Claude Debussy.
Cyrus-Hancock Diamondmen drilled the Osakis/Willard Knights 16-6 during the April 13, 1987 game.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday April 20, 1967
Kathy Zeltwanger, sophomore at St. Cloud State College and Hancock local, was elected secretary of the Associated Women Students for the 1967-1968 school year. All women attending the college are a member of the organization which hosts educational, cultural, and social programs. The group also establishes policies affecting women.
All-time high water levels in 1966 changed the familiar face of Page Lake. However, a storm that rolled through Hancock April 16, 1967, drastically altered the lake even further. The parking lot became covered with water and the shade trees that once stood along the shore were now a part of the lake. Some concern surrounding erosion was eliminated when the County commented on the road's level of reinforcement.
85 YEARS AGO
Friday April 22, 1932
Mrs. L. E. Frank received 300 baby chicks. Mrs. Frank took the chicks home and placed them in the baby chick brooder house. The brooder house was checked at 12 pm Wednesday night, where everything still sat in place. At 2 am, a hired man discovered the brooder house on fire. The fire killed all the baby chicks and destroyed the brooder house, nothing could be saved.
Hancock's local Legion post and the Izaak Walton league members staged a big crow hunt contest. Members of the Legion and Izaak Walton league, as well as non-members were welcome to join and register. The hunt ended on May 15, 1932.
110 YEARS AGO
Friday April 19, 1907
A Saturday meeting was attended by a large number of farmers interested in a farmer's elevator. A committee was appointed to draft by-laws to be presented at a general meeting. The meeting developed strong enthusiasm and many farmers feel confident.
A stereo-typed notice went out to property owners and others to see that back yards and alleys are cleaned up from the winter months. Doing so helps prevent diseases and adds to the beauty of the town.