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Morris Area alum pens this year's one act play, The Cove
Morris Police investigating attack on west side
Hancock spelling bee set for Jan. 28
Colton Crowell wins third Geography Bee
Morris Area School Board approves leave of absence for popular ag instructor
Tiger split games, improve to 9-7
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
MAHACA faces tough competition at Plum Creek Duals
Another record reset as Tigers defeat BSLA
Talking it over: Life in a small town
Troy Goodnough: Can we really afford to rely on coal for our future energy needs?
Letter: Jeff Backer is off to a good start in the House
Letter: Republicans should follow through on campaign promises
Letter: Is Rep. Jeff Backer waving the white flag on transportation?
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November 26, 2014
Hancock first grade recipes for turkey
The Hancock first graders wrote their own recipes this week describing how they would prepare a turkey for Thanksgiving. The following are the recipes as shared by the students in Mrs. Wink’s and Mrs. Ruprecht’s classrooms. How to Cook a Turkey: 1) Wash a turkey, 2) Put some...
November 26, 2014 - 10:26am
Hancock Commercial to hold An Evening with Santa
The Hancock Commercial Club will be hosting “An Evening with Santa” on Monday, Dec. 1 at the Hancock Community Center. The public is invited to come to the Community Center at 6:30 p.m. for a message and carol singing. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at approximately 7 p.m....
November 26, 2014 - 10:24am
Hancock School audit shows positive progress
The Hancock school board received another very positive audit report at their November meeting. Brian Stavenger from Eide Bailey presented the report and told the board members that the revenues and expenditures were both within the percentile range that is most desirable for a school...
November 26, 2014 - 10:22am
Talking it over: Time for thanks, not gifts
Despite what the retail stores may be displaying, this week is a time to give thanks, not gifts. Before the Christmas season begins, we need to take a few moments, hours, or days to think about the many gifts we have already received and give thanks for them. One of the first things...
November 26, 2014 - 10:20am
November 20, 2014
Community prepares grant application for bike path project
MORRIS – On Tuesday, Paul Rentz of Morris asked the Stevens County Board of Commissioners to sponsor a grant application for state funding to extend existing bike paths in the Morris area from County Road 10 near Pomme de Terre Park out to Highway 9. The proposed paved path would...
news / government
November 20, 2014 - 5:52pm
November 19, 2014
Amy Ekren opens new photography business
Capturing the moment is almost as important as capturing the image in a photography. For Amy Ekren of Amy E. Photography, those 'special' moments are what she is looking for in a photo. Amy (Fehr) Ekren grew up loving to take pictures. An early memory Amy has is insisting to bring...
November 19, 2014 - 2:42pm
November 14, 2014
Hancock play presented at school
The Hancock High School theatre department presented the play “That is Not How I Remember It” on Friday and Saturday of last week. The cast and crew pictured above include: kneeling in the front from left: Director Ms. Schmidt, Bailey DeSmith, Miranda Chamberlain, Parker Schmidgall,...
November 14, 2014 - 10:28am
Hancock boys' basketball team to play at Target Center
The Hancock boys’ basketball team will be playing Kimball at the Target Center on Dec. 6. The junior varsity game will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by varsity. The players will be selling tickets which are good for the Dec. 5 Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets game at 7 p.m. and...
November 14, 2014 - 10:24am
Hancock FFA holds successful corn drive
The Hancock FFA held their annual corn drive to raise money for Camp Courage on Oct. 24. For 60 years, Minnesota FFA has held fundraising activities to help sponsor children and adults with physical and mental disabilities so they may attend Camp Courage. The money these members collected,...
November 14, 2014 - 10:20am
Talking it over: Not good for hunting
This is the time of year when I write my annual deer hunting columns. Leading up to this week, I have been doing a lot of thinking about the hunt and some of the adventures we have had over the years. I recalled some very nice days and some pretty nasty ones. It is beginning to look...
November 14, 2014 - 10:17am
November 12, 2014
Fallon Chantal Meixel and Wade Michael Backman were united in marriage on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Alexandria Covenant Church with Pastor John LeVahn officiating. The reception was held at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria. Parents of the couple are...
celebrations / weddings
November 12, 2014 - 9:10am
November 6, 2014
Winners in the Hancock Lion's Halloween Costume contest
Costume prize winners in the 0-2 ages group at left were Quinn Miller, first, Kendra Christianson, third and Mason Ver Steeg, second. Costume prize winners in the nursery/kindergarten group were Cruize Millette, first, Joshua Garcia, third and Raice Martinez, second. Costume...
November 6, 2014 - 10:19am
Theodore Kurtis Standfuss
Theodore Kurtis Standfuss was born on October 28, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital to Kari and Nathan Standfuss of Big Lake. He weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Lyle and Beverly Kruize of Hancock and Bruce and Barbara Standfuss of Sunburg. Great grandparents...
celebrations / births
November 6, 2014 - 10:09am
Fall play to be performed this weekend in Hancock
By A.J. Mogler This year’s fall play is That’s Not How I Remember It by Don Zolidis. The play opens in a family’s living room where dad, played by Mason Schmidgall, and mom, played by Grace Worner, tell their son how they met. But their stories don’t exactly match up....
November 6, 2014 - 10:06am
Chad Ver Steeg participates in Normandy 70th anniversary re-enactments
In the United States we honor our veterans on Nov. 11, we celebrate our freedom on July 4 and we remember those who fought in wars around the world on Memorial Day. Most of these same special days also occur in other countries but at different times of the year. In France, the celebration...
November 6, 2014 - 10:02am