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The calendar "On the Farm" features paintings of two Hastings-area farms. Artist Rollie Brandt is pictured holding early copies of the 2011 calendar.

Pair of area farms are featured in 2011 calendar

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In the early 1970s, Harvey and Rita Kirchner purchased a home along Goodwin Avenue and the family put down its roots in rural Hastings.


Turns out, the countryside was just the right thing for their daughter, Rollie, who lived with them at the time they moved here.

The countryside is something Rollie grew to love, and the same could be said for Hastings. Put the two together, and you end up with one very cool calendar.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the 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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