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Thousands of Hastings residents turned out at the Hastings Country Club on Wednesday, July 4, for the annual fireworks display. The display was sponsored by the Vermillion State Bank. For more Fourth of July photographs, turn to Page 1C.

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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