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Hastings Star Gazette
Medallion finders to donate $500 prize to church youth group
Hastings great Bob McNamara dies
Bighead and silver carp discovered in Pool 2 of Mississippi River
Arrest made in case involving body found here in April
City Council: Riverfront Renaissance
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing blows by Miesville
Hawks go 2-1 over busy week of play
Miesville falls to Red Wing
Amateur Baseball: Angels' bats outmatch Mudhens
First Rivertown Days Glow Run was a big success
'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' begins Friday
Hastings man’s hobby is woodturning: Among his projects are unique boxes that are donated to sick children across the United States
Edina Realty's Rivertown Days medallion found
Screening of film on women's rights is 3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Pleasant Hill Library
arts and entertainment
Raymond J. Feidt, 85
Mary "Betty" Schmitt, 87
Rita Ann Welshons, 86
Karen L. Coughlin, 66
Darrell G. Ista, 86
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Letter: Clear parking signs are needed at county parks
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
Editorial: Move carefully with medical marijuana
Letter: Concerts at the LeDuc Estate are a better fit
Editorial: Busy week in news calls for some more clarification
Letters to the editor
January 4, 2013
Letter: 'Don't make laws concerning how I practice my faith'
To the editor, I'm concerned about society's definition of "separation of church and state." The common belief today is that the first amendment (in regards to religion) implies a separation of church and state, that religious expression has no place in government and that any and...
January 4, 2013 - 10:34am
Letter: Why aren't humans as valued as animals?
To the editor, I want to start out by saying that I love animals. I love the fact that Animal Ark is a no-kill shelter and I think they do a great job in our community adopting out animals to good homes. I applaud their efforts to create an annual no-kill day for shelters all over...
January 4, 2013 - 10:31am
December 28, 2012
Letter: Remember those who can't speak loudly for themselves
To the editor, Merry Christmas to everyone. I am just thinking of those whose voices are small this season. Try to remember the elders, the children, the animals, the environment and all those who can't speak very loudly for themselves this Christmas season. They need us to see them...
December 28, 2012 - 8:58am
Letter: Public process urged to fill council opening
To the editor, As a proud resident of Hastings and member of the Hastings Planning Commission, I would like to encourage the Hastings City Council to take public applications for the open council seat being vacated by Council Member Mike Slavik. While I understand Mayor Hicks has...
December 28, 2012 - 8:56am
Letter: HFS says thanks to those who helped this holiday
To the editor, The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train put on a spectacular show to raise awareness about hunger and presented Hastings Family Service with a check for $1,000. The Holiday Train is such a wonderful family friendly tradition and it is made possible by so many...
December 28, 2012 - 8:54am
Letter: Stiffer penalties needed for those who drive while intoxicated
To the editor, We have had a great deal of commentary in the media following the tragic mass murder in Connecticut. Twenty-eight people killed in a short period of time as the result of one person having access to a military weapon designed for military purposes. But, shifting gears...
December 28, 2012 - 8:53am
December 21, 2012
Letter: Thanks go out to Neville Amondson
To the editor, Smart Ride of Hastings would like to say thank you to Neville Amondson for using his personal story to help others and educating kids on drinking and driving. It takes a special person to be able to make something good from a bad and tragic situation and to use it...
December 21, 2012 - 10:59am
December 14, 2012
Letter: Jesus is there and 'ready to save the drowning, the lost and the heartbroken'
To the editor, I would like to speak briefly on a letter that was written to you regarding the Pastor's Corner by Mr. Jack Haren. First off, I do not want the readers to be mislead when Mr. Haren admits his inability at any moment to "...know what God's true intentions are?" God's...
December 14, 2012 - 9:38am
Letter: A letter to teens in Hastings
To the teens of Hastings, I need you to be in school each of your healthy days. I need you to learn domestic basics. I need you to learn how to budget money. I need you to learn how to choose foods that are good for you. I need you to volunteer in your neighborhood, helping youngsters. I...
December 14, 2012 - 9:35am
Letter: Thanks to Project Share efforts
To the editor, Project Share was born even before Hastings Family Service was established. The 43rd Annual Project Share radiothon raised more than $7,100 for the holiday assistance program on Dec. 1. Project Share is sponsored by First National Bank, KDWA and Smead Manufacturing....
December 14, 2012 - 9:34am
December 7, 2012
Letter: McNamara says 'Thanks'
To the editor, I'd like to thank everyone for their support on election day, as well as those who volunteered on my behalf, or allowed me to put a sign in your yard. It is an honor to continue serving as your state representative, and your encouragement is truly appreciated. As...
December 7, 2012 - 9:02am
Letter: Hastings Family Service gives thanks
To the editor, Fifteen years ago the Thanksgiving Day family tradition called Gobble Gait was born out of a dream. The fun run raised $4,600 dollars that first year. This year, Gobble Gait brought 3,300 participants together on a beautiful morning, raising $95,000 for the programs...
December 7, 2012 - 9:01am
Letter: Pastor's Corner missed its mark
To the editor, The Pastor's Corner two weeks ago was entirely hogwash. In the first paragraph, Pastor Paris Pasch claims that God never wanted us to experience any sort of hardship. For me, that begged a question: How could anyone possibly know what god's true intentions are? In...
December 7, 2012 - 8:59am
Letter: Thanks go to Hastings school system
To the editor, As I near the end of my first semester of college at Bethel University, I reflect not only on what I have learned the past four months, but how much Hastings and its education system has prepared me for college and life ahead. My gratitude has compelled me to write...
December 7, 2012 - 8:58am
November 30, 2012
Letter: Thanks to helpers, day was 'amazing'
To the editor, Now that I have had time to process Thanksgiving Day Dinner served at Hastings United Methodist Church, I thought I would tell you one of the many moments that are impressed on my heart. The first six women who showed up I put in charge of the kitchen. I showed them...
November 30, 2012 - 1:24pm