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You don't always have to move to change your address. Many people found that out a few years ago when the county adopted the Enhanced 9-1-1 system. House numbers and streets were reassigned and all country roads and properties were given an individual address.
Hancock students in grades 4-12 will be raking leaves for residents of the Hancock community on Friday, Oct. 28. The leaf raking project is an annual program organized by the Hancock Business Professionals of America and their advisor, Amy Dougherty. Students will be raking leaves as a community service project because of all of the hard work and dedication that the people of Hancock do to help the school. Students will walk or ride busses around town to designated houses to rake leaves.
Gardeners in the area have been raising carrots for years but to do so as a cash crop in a multiple-acre field is totally different. Schaefer Farms planted carrots in one of their fields this spring and are now harvesting the crop. "It is a learning process," said Dan Schaefer of the new crop. The harvest started full-swing last week after soil was dry enough to lift the carrots.
10 YEARS AGO (Taken from the Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 issue of the Hancock Record.) The book titled "Fribbity Ribbit" has arrived at two Hancock libraries. The book was presented to the libraries by Hancock fourth grader Justin Miller. He acquired the books from the author Suzanne Johnson who is married to his cousin.
Our move went smoothly but it was an extremely long few days as box after box and piece after piece was loaded up and moved to our new house in Morris. At first I kept up with unpacking a few things as they arrived but on Saturday, I pretty much gave up and directed traffic instead. However, we had such wonderful help that I now find many things already put away and ready for use. We can't thank our friends and family enough for all that they did.
Champions Forever, a family of 14 who was a finalist on the America's Got Talent TV show, gave a presentation recently at the Hancock School. Bruce and Diane Crevier and their 12 children road unicyles, spun basketballs and gave an inspirational message for the students. Bruce Crevier is a four-time Guinness World Record holder for basketball spinning, and has spun as many as 21 basketballs at once. He also holds the endurance world record for spinning one basketball the longest time without a break, 22 hours and 12 minutes.
The week that my husband and I have been anticipating for quite some time is finally here. This is the week we sell our home, purchase another home and move...
After several years of working to improve Hancock's main street, it appears that things will happen in the coming year. Word was received last week that Stevens County will receive a Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development grant for the amount of $46,100. The grant along with $18,750 from the county and $27,350 from the City of Hancock will be used to demolish several buildings on Hancock's main street.
"Sissel walked in the door and it felt like she had never left," said Betty Gillespie about the visit from a former exchange student at Hancock High School. Sissel Lillegard stayed with the Gillespies during the 1987-88 school year, and came back for her third visit this last weekend.
The new Hancock High School tech teacher, Scott Thompson, is teaching a number of classes this year. Several of which revolve around the main theme of engineering and technology. Six of the classes that he is teaching this year include Tech 10, engineering and drafting, tech ed computer 8, woods, construction and trades, and small engines. Almost all of Thompson's classes involve hands on learning.