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Dick Darsow, prominent volunteer and historian in Hastings, passes away

Well known city of Hastings historian and volunteer Dick Darsow died May 30. He was 86 years old.

Darsow was among the core group of volunteers at the Pioneer Room in Hastings for several years. In addition, he was a published author and wrote the Hastings Archives, published in 2000.

Darsow is survived by his wife Janie and their children.

A service is planned for June 15 at 10:30 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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