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I had a great time at the Stevens County Fair this year. I hope everyone who attended did too. The weather was nice, the food was great, and there were so many people I knew, it was hard to do anything but just visit. After a summer of heat and rain, we got by with just one shower over the weekend and temperatures that were actually bearable. I spent all day Friday at the 4-H judgings and it was comfortable sitting in the stands. That is normally not the case. This made it much nicer for the 4-Hers, judges and animals.
Teaching runs in the family for the new first grade teacher at Hancock Elementary School. Leah Peterson comes from a family of teachers which includes her mom, Dixie, and older sister, Jenna, who are both teachers. Her dad, Bruce, operates a blacktopping business in her hometown of Onamia, Minnesota. Peterson graduated with a class of 32 students from Onamia High School in 2012. She stated that the school is very similar in size to Hancock's school system so she feels very comfortable here.
Hancock kindergarteners attend Kindergarten Connection.
When the staff positions at the school all get filled, it is time to open the doors and welcome the students back. The Hancock School is nearly at that point. On Monday night the Hancock School Board members approved hires for five more staff members. There is only one position left to fill and that is for a dishwasher to work four hours a day. The final teaching position was approved to be filled by Susan Nelson. She will teach vocal music four days a week. Her husband is a pastor in Donnelly and she seems to be a good fit for the district.
Just call him Mr. Stan. Darin Stanislawski is going to make it easier for his third grade students by shortening up his last name when they address him. Mr. Stan is much easier for students to say over Mr. Stanislawski. Stanislawski will be teaching one section of third grade with Amy Brown teaching the other section. There will be 16 students in each class. He will also be coaching junior high basketball this winter.
10 YEARS AGO (Taken from the Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 issue of the Hancock Record.) Buddies Bar and Grill may be just one step closer to opening in Hancock. That is after the Hancock City Council approved a building permit for the new business last week. The Hancock School Board has decided to take a wait and see approach to sports pairing. the board discussed the possible pairing arrangement at their regular meeting and decided not to take action right now but rather to continue to monitor the numbers and look at it again when they see a trend warranting pairing.
Last spring I took on another job, doing summer cleaning at the school. I had no idea what I would be doing through this job but on the first day they had me washing windows which was kind of what I did for the next several days. On the last day of school, the teachers and students move most of the lighter items in the classrooms out into the hallway. Then the janitors, along with the summer help, moved the larger items out. Soon everything in the classroom was out in the hall.
It's fair time again. I have listed my items to bring. As things change over time, so does entering items in the fair. We now send a list by computer to the Extension Office and a list is sent back by email.
The warm summer day, the sound of deep fat fryers sizzling, cotton candy spinning and the smell of popcorn and mini doughnuts...it's fair time. No matter what your age or what your budget is, a day at the Stevens County Free Fair can be a great one. This is a very busy time for 4-Her's, and their parents( I remember,) but also a very fun time. If you would like your child to learn more about the 4-H farm animals go to one of the shows or ask one of the 4-H kids. They are usually happy to introduce you to their own animal and answer any questions you may have.
Hancock is just down the road from Cyrus where Hilary Lindor grew up. In fact she spent a great deal of time in Hancock but never imagined she would be teaching there one day. Lindor's parents are Larry and Heidi Lindor. She has a sister, Nicole and brother Andrew who played Legion baseball with the Hancock team thus bringing the family to Hancock for games quite often. She attended school at West Central Area and graduated in 2012.