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July 19, 2010
Al and Beth Bester are county's Farm Family of the Year
July 19, 2010 - 9:40am
Little Log House Antique Power Show is July 23-25
July 19, 2010 - 8:48am
July 8, 2010
Emergency workers tend to the scene of a two-vehicle crash Thursday at highways 61 and 316 in Welch Township.
2010 story: IDs made in Thursday's crash on Highway 61 near Welch
July 8, 2010 - 2:57pm
July 7, 2010
Fundraiser planned for HopeKids at Tamales on July 12
July 7, 2010 - 2:53pm
Music festival raised $11K for HFS
July 7, 2010 - 1:00pm
Cruise-In car show is Saturday
July 7, 2010 - 12:59pm
Pleasant Drive still on track to reopen the week of July 26
July 7, 2010 - 12:59pm
Schnell settling in as new chief
July 7, 2010 - 12:57pm
July 2, 2010
St. Peter photographer Jon Smithers found this bald eagle, which he named Freedom, living near St. Peter. One day seven years ago he noticed the bird was banded. He spent the next seven years trying to find out the numbers on the band so that the bird could be identified. Just a few weeks ago, he was able to get the definitive photo of the band. The bird was released through Carpenter Nature Center's banding program.

Photo special to the Star Gazette by Jon Smithers
Photographer finds bald eagle released through Carpenter Nature Center's banding program
July 2, 2010 - 8:00am
June 30, 2010
Enjoy the 4th at Lake Isabel Park
June 30, 2010 - 2:34pm
Robert Van Vranken poses for a photo near the Mississippi River in Hastings.
2,000-mile motorized wheelchair journey brings man through Hastings
June 30, 2010 - 8:00am
June 29, 2010
Fireworks show set for dusk on July 4
June 29, 2010 - 4:24pm
June 25, 2010
This homemade raft is carrying a group of performers down the Mississippi River. They began their journey in Minneapolis and were in Hastings June 24. They plan to sail all the way to New Orleans.
Homemade raft carrying group of performers stops in Hastings
June 25, 2010 - 11:04am
June 23, 2010
Salvation Army planning store in Hastings at former Midtown Foods site
June 23, 2010 - 11:28am
Public Safety Night is Cruise-In theme
June 23, 2010 - 7:44am