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10 YEARS AGO (Taken from the Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 issue of the Hancock Record.) Christmas Coloring Contest winners were announced. First place winners in the four categories were Ty Feuchtenberger, Stephanie Domnick, Logan Kisgen and Patrick Koehl. The 2006 Geography Bee Champion was James Newhouse with Dylan Reese as the runner-up. 25 YEARS AGO (Taken from the Thursday, Dec. 26, 1991 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Thursday, Dec. 15 was "ugly" sweater night at the Hancock boys basketball game against Rothsay. The players donned "ugly" sweaters during pregame warm up, while both the crowd and players listened to holiday tunes being played by the Hancock pep band. Coaches and fans got into the spirit as well, and even Santa made a surprise visit. Taylor Zeltwanger, dressed as Santa, handed out candy canes to the children in attendance before taking a seat in the student section to watch the remainder of the second half.
Another successful Biggest loser is in the books for Hancock. The winners are:Steve Wagner, first place, winning $170.00. He lost 9.54 per cent. Mark Mattson, second place, winning $65.00 with a 8.59 percent loss. and Kay Curfman, third place, winning $35.00 with a 7.82 per cent loss. Thanks to all for entering.
I've been reading some history on Wassailing and found it is from Old England and also the Scandinavian countries. The main ingredients were ale, spices and roasted apples. I thought I would check out some modern day recipes and found a couple I would like to share. These are from a recipe book put out by the Stevens County Extension Home Study Groups.
Happy first day of Winter. Yes, even though we have been feeling it for a while now, the late dawn, early sunset, short day, long night. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. This special day started on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 4:44 a.m. CST.
In an effort to keep taxes even from year to year, the Hancock School Board voted to once again under levy for the upcoming year. Superintendent Loren Hacker presented a report showing the 2016-17 budget and levy history. He informed board members of ways to make some cuts in the levy process and to lessen the blow a bit, in tax increases. He explained that increased farm land values are causing taxes to go up for taxpayers.
Six coloring contest entries were selected for third place. They were from Meyer Joos, Josie Marquart, Eli Feuchtenberger, Adyson Joos, Jackson Koehl and Carissa Timmerman.
Six coloring contest entries were awarded second place. Receiving second place were Sophie Nohl, Allison Wink, Faith Naig, Jaedyn Marquart, Susan Schmdgalland Dustin Nohl.
There were a lot of beautiful coloring contest entries in the Hancock Record Christmas Coloring Contest and the judges had a difficult time selecting the winners. In some cases, there were ties for votes so more than one winner was selected for those prizes. Here are the winners: Preschool - kindergarten first place Bradley Baumler, second place Sophie Nohl and Allison Wink, third place Meyer Joos and honorable mention Lucy Feuchtenberger, Levi Staples and Eden Nohl.
Pastor Bruce Hanneman read the Christmas Story to the audience on the Evening with Santa.