Mike Simacek served city for years as teacher, council member, activist
First, Mike Simacek taught industrial arts at Hastings High School for 30 years. Then, he continued to give his time to the community through a number of city commissions and as a City Council member. He also found time to serve the Boy Scouts, VFW, American Legion and the Hastings Lions Club.
On Friday, June 29, 2012, Simacek died. He was 82.