Arlin and Marilyn Hinkeldey and Gerald and Lois Radke presented the Hanover Historical Society the corner lot, located at the junction of M-27 and C-65, during the annual meeting of the Hanover Historical Society on Sunday.
"We're happy to deed it over to the Hanover Historical Society," Hanover historical society president Arlin Hinkeldey said. "It was our initial plan to do so."
"This is just one more step in finishing our goal," Lois said.
The Hanover Historical Society was organized in 1997 with the specific goal of preserving the remaining buildings of Hanover and the history of the Hanover community. The society is a non-profit organization which depends entirely upon membership dues, fund raising activities, grants and donations for financial support.
The Hanover Historical Society consists of 15 directors. During Sunday's meeting, Arlin Hinkeldey, Lois Radke, Gerald Scott and Dick Schmidt were re-elected. Sandra Kuhn, Delores Clymens, Lois Sievert and Roger Kuhrts were elected as new directors.
The village of Hanover is located 7 miles southwest of Alta in Buena Vista County. The community of Hanover still proudly claims the heritage that was brought by the German settlers that came to this area in the late 1800s. Through the years the small village of Hanover has been important to the lives of all that have lived in the community.
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