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Preston Rohloff took first place in the Hancock Geography Bee. Second place went to Toby Messner and third place to Jackson Koehl.
10 YEARS AGO (Taken from the Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 issue of the Hancock Record.) The Hancock School Board wholeheartedly approved pursuing a Tuition Agreement with the Cyrus School District for their high school age students. Currently Cyrus has two tuition agreements, one with Morris and one with Minnewaska. The Cyrus School Board will be holding a special meeting to choose where their students will go in the future.
Lights on homes and businesses were judged in Hancock last week with six winners selected. First place went to Mike and Annette Kratz, second place to Lowell and Jane Hacker, third place to Bob and Trudy Staples, fourth place to Don and Cindy Asche, fifth place to Hancock Concrete and sixth place to Tony and Peggy Ascheman. Judges stated that 37 homes in Hancock had lights on that night and were considered for the awards. Be sure to take time before Christmas to look at all the lights making the holiday bright.
If the City of Hancock installs new lights, will it be seen from outer space as councilman Jeff Flaten quipped? Naturally not, but it certainly could light the town and Community Center up a few extra notches. At its meeting on Monday night, the Hancock City Council accepted a bid from Tony Messner of Messner Electric to replace the aging light fixtures in the Community Center and also replace one street light at the corner of Sixth Street and Hancock Avenue.
The Hancock Public School Geography Bee will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 in the small gym. Students from grades 4 to 8 will compete in the Bee. This is the 29th year that the National Geographic Society is holding the national Geographic Bee. The champion of the Hancock Bee will advance to the next level of competition, a qualifying test to determine state competitors.
Tyler Reese receives his award for Academic All State.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this column. It will be my last one in the Hancock Record. I have decided to hang up my editor's hat and venture out into the great unknown. I will still be working on one more edition, but I have decided not to say goodbye in the Christmas edition. In less than a week, I will be working my last day at the Hancock Record on Dec. 22. It will be a very sad day for me and this is a decision that was difficult to make.
The Hancock senior choir sang several selections at the Winter Concert. In "Shine Your Light!" solos were sang by Taylor Wilson, Ana Chavira and Tess Steiner. The junior high choir...
Under the direction of Susan Nelson, the Hancock Senior Choir presented several selections for the winter concert. "Banquet Fugue" was a song depicting over indulgences during the holidays.
The Hancock junior choir performed three selections at the Winter concert including a lively song called "Festival Jubilate!" The choir was directed by Susan Nelson.