Thank You, Tina

Tina Appley Awarded the 2023 NYS Network for Youth Success Quality Leadership Award Tina Appley worked with the Hancock Community Education Foundation’s 5th through 9th grade After School Program and Summer Enrichment Program for the past 15 years, serving as director...

How God Used The Hancock Herald to Wink at Us

By Cindy Biedekapp Did you ever have God wink at you? A ‘God-Wink’, according to author Squire Rushnell, is having something strange happen that only God can do. Having moved out to Goodyear, AZ, from Hancock in 2020, I had been settled into my new home in a master...

Full Tilt

Hancock Police responded to a report of a car “on its side” around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18 at Exit 87 off Route 17 on West Main Street, Hancock. According to Hancock Police Chief Dan Petersen, the 1999 Buick was driven by an elderly man from New Jersey who...

Community Begins Discussion on Proposal to Buy Point Mountain Property

Packed House — Area residents gathered Tuesday, January 11 at the Hancock Town Hall to discuss a proposal for the Town’s possible purchase of a Point Mountain property. The meeting was held to gauge public support for the project and share information. [Photo by...

It’s a boy!

From left to right are Mary Jeanne Joyal, RN, Damian Burrows, Brantley, Anastasia Dunlap, and Dr. Angela Tang. [Contributed photo.] Brantley Burrows is the first baby of the New Year born at Wayne Memorial Hospital’s New Beginnings Birthing Suites in Honesdale, PA....

Students Receive State Championship Rings Following 2022 Baseball Success

D-H Baseball Team players were presented with rings last week celebrating their Class D State Championship win last June. The D-H Girls’ Softball team was also recognized during a ring presentation last fall for their Class D State Championship win. [Contributed...

DH Wrestling Tops Sidney in “The Den”; Senior Night

Landyn “Bones” Shaffer took his opponent in 1:15. [Photo by Cindy R Ray] by B. Wormuth In what was described as “perfectly old school”, the Deposit-Hancock wrestling team beat Sidney at Hancock High School, in front of a packed crowd on Tuesday, January 10. It was the...

Hancock Town Board Tables Action on Point Mountain Proposal

Specially Scheduled Point Mountain Public Meeting Set for January 11 By Kristin Barron The Hancock Town Board agreed to table action on a proposal to pursue purchase of two Point Mountain properties for 30 days at their first meeting for 2023 held on Tuesday, January...

Hancock Telephone Company Sold

The Hancock Telephone Company, the 122 year old Hancock business owned by the Wrighter family, has been sold to Archtop Fiber, an internet and phone service company headquartered in Kingston, NY. Archtop Fiber will provide Broadband and phone services to customers...

County Supervisors Reelect Chairman Tina Molé for Seventh Term; Reorganize for 2023

County Supervisors held their reorganziation meeting on Jan. 4. Pictured (l-r)are Supervisors Jeff Taggart (Franklin), Wayne Marshfield (Hamden), Jerry Vernold (Hancock), James Eisel (Harpersfield, and George Haynes (Kortright) Hear Presentation About Delaware County...

Picture of the Week

Hancock’s historic Point Mountain is shown here in a postcard circa 1910.  A proposal to purchase a property on the mountain for public benefit is currently under consideration in Hancock.


Klaus Schlett

Klaus Schlett

September 21, 1938 to January 20, 2023 Klaus Schlett of Mainaschaff, Germany died...

Kurt A. Mueller

Kurt A. Mueller

August 31, 1937 to January 17, 2023 Kurt August Mueller, age 85, died peacefully...

Carol E. Rudan

Carol E. Rudan

December 30, 1942 to January 10, 2023 Carol E. Rudan, 80, of Hancock, NY, died on...

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Through the Years

100 Years Ago

From the Week of January 18

A Hudson Sedan Takes 75 Foot Plunge Brakes Applied too quickly Car Turns Around and Skids Through Guard Rail Last Monday forenoon, a seven passenger Hudson Sedan, occupied by a New York City couple...

75 Years Ago

From the Thursday January 15, 1948 Issue

Blacks Have First ’48 Hancock Baby Son of Ernest Black Has Two Great Grandparents Mr. Stork got somewhat behind in his 1948 deliveries and as a result the first birth of the New Year recorded by the...

50 Years Ago

From the Thursday January 18, 1973 Issue

Cadosia Family Of 4 Left Homeless By Saturday Night Fire A Cadosia family of four was left homeless late Saturday night when flames, believed caused by defective wiring, gutted their seven-room...

25 Years Ago

From the Wednesday January 14, 1998 Issue

Sidney Federal Credit Union Opens Branch In Hancock The Hancock Branch of the Sidney Federal Credit Union was officially opened on Friday, January 16. SFCU’s James Doig addressed attendees at the...

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