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A life that made an impact: Hastings geologist lived a life that inspired others

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Hastings native Charlie Matsch didn’t live in Hastings long. He was the seventh of 10 children, and in his early teens was sent to St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville.


After he died on April 18, family and friends took a few minutes to share his life story.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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