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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.
A pep fest was held on Friday just before the end of the school day. Several fun events were held during the pep fest including and plunger race and a...
The Hancock High School Homecoming parade was held on Friday, Sept. 30. The Hancock marching band led the parade followed by elementary classes, high school students and the royal court.
On Thursday, Sept. 15, Hancock Public School was commencing a bus safety exercise. Grades K-12 had to do bus evacuation drills to teach the students how to get off the bus safely in case of an emergency. This took place in front of Hancock Public School. The students were asked to get on the bus and the bus driver informed the kids what to do in case of an emergency. They were shown all the exits and told what to do in case of an accident. Hancock head bus driver, April Smith said, "Bus safety is important."
There is still work to be done but the numbers are moving in the right direction. Hancock student Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) test scores have come in and there was improvement from last year. However, there can still be work done to get the scores even better.
The Hancock cheerleaders performed a dance routine during the coronation program on Monday night. The cheerleaders include Harleigh Schlief, Miranda Chamberlain, Amber Hausmann, Savannah Schlief, Amanda Wevley, Annie Marczak and...
Sabrina Mattson was crowned Hancock Homecoming Queen on Monday night and Tyler Reese was crowned King. Other candidates included Ana Chavira, Kassandra Algarate, Elena Schaefer, Chandler Gramm, Andrew Shaw and...
Congratulations to Anne Hennen Barber who was just named the new director of the Morris Public Library. Anne will be great. She will bring lots of ideas and enthusiasm to the position.