Hancock briefs

July 11, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Stoner honored for dedication to town

HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council on Wednesday honored Homer Stoner, who passed away in April.

Mayor Daniel A. Murphy presented Stoner's wife, Mary, and daughter, Dianne McCusker, with a plaque at the Town Council meeting.

Murphy said Stoner was active in public service and dedicated to the town.

Stoner served with the Hancock Volunteer Fire Co., including 15 years as the chief, drove a local school bus and owned Stoner's Florist, Murphy said.

"He gave his heart to this town," Councilman Darwin Mills said.

Police made 15 arrests in June

HANCOCK - Hancock Police Chief Donald Gossage told the Hancock Town Council Wednesday that the police department had 119 calls for service in June.

The department also wrote 58 traffic citations and 101 parking citations.

Gossage said police had seven criminal cases - six assaults and one theft - and made 15 arrests. Of those arrests, 10 were adults and five were juveniles.


Time capsule may be part of anniversary

HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council said Wednesday it would like to make a time capsule part of the town's 150th anniversary celebration this year.

Councilman Greg Yost suggested the idea. He said items could be put in the time capsule, which then would be placed in a safe location.

"One hundred or 150 years from now, they can open this up and see what we're like," Yost said.

Youth Center reopens with chaperone rule

HANCOCK - Hancock Town Councilman Greg Yost said Wednesday that the Hancock Youth Center has reopened after being closed for several weeks for a reorganization.

Yost said some parents were balking at one of the new rules of the center that asks parents to serve as chaperones for two hours per month if their children attend the center.

Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said it was appalling that some parents didn't like the new rule.

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