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Hastings Star Gazette
Learning about birds: CNC hosts raptor program
Hastings volunteers earn Star of the North Awards
Arrest made in theft from vehicles incidents
County says family wasn’t ready to sell land
Updated: Fire engulfs Hastings home, does significant damage
crime and courts
Raiders place fourth at state wrestling meet, Rowh places second
Raiders’ boys basketball season ends at Rochester
Hastings takes fourth at state swim meet; team sets two school records
Swimmers get state meet off to a great start
Tipler places 24th at state diving meet
United Way of Hastings hits 50 years: Former Viking Matt Birk was keynote speaker at gala on Saturday night
‘Kendama-rama’ is Feb. 28
Submit your birth announcements directly to the Star Gazette
AH-HA holds free small business health screenings
Author’s Sunday at the LeDuc Historic Estate
arts and entertainment
Edward A Emery, 50
Carrie L. Denzer, 65
Catherine "Kay" Busch, 83
Louise Tappella, 100
Valgene L. Jarchow, 85
Letter: County land grab effort unecessary
Letter: SEAS says ‘Thanks’ for help during Patriot tournament
Letter: This farmer could use some help from the county
Letter: County doesn’t need more park land
Editorial: Raider athletes give our city something to be proud of
CITY OF HASTINGS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
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NOTICE OF HEARING ON SPECIAL TRUST NEEDS OF RUTH IVERSON
NOTICE TO CREDITORS:LUCILLE M. NIKODYM
NOTICE TO CREDITORS DELORES I.MAKI
April 18, 2013
Helen Gergen celebrates her milestone 100th birthday
A century well lived ... and still going strong. Helen Gergen was born April 10, 1913, to Paul and Emma Endres. She grew up on a farm in rural Hampton with her parents and siblings. This week, she turned 100 years old. Helen attended a rural grade school which was just on the corner of...
April 18, 2013 - 8:53am
All cheered out: Budget cuts mean no more cheerleading at HHS
When budgets get squeezed, it's inevitable that programs are lost. That's exactly the case in the Hastings school district this year. Bundled in with a number of staff reductions across the district are the elimination of two high school extracurricular programs: cheerleading and...
April 18, 2013 - 8:28am
United Way's volunteer network highlighted
The United Way of Hastings is recognizing National Volunteer Week by getting the word out about its E-Volunteer Network. The network compiles a list for both volunteers to browse and organizations to list their openings. A number of openings are on the network at any given point,...
April 18, 2013 - 8:26am
Midtown Tire collects 180 pounds of food for Hastings Family Service
Midtown Tire and Service Center in Hastings recently held a food drive. They collected more than 180 pounds of food during the drive, all of...
business / / news
April 18, 2013 - 8:23am
April 12, 2013
April 12, 2013: Hastings teen dies by suicide
An 18-year-old Hastings woman died by suicide Thursday, April 11, at about 10:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Sibley Street. She was a 2012 graduate of Hastings High School. The woman was interviewed in August of 2012 by WCCO Television and shared her story with them as part of...
April 12, 2013 - 10:19am
April 11, 2013
Second in the nation: Riverside Company is first runner-up at nationals
Last year, Hastings High School's top show choir, Riverside Company, made its first appearance at the Show Choir Nationals and placed third. Last weekend, the choir returned to nationals, held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., and did even better. Judges ranked them...
news / education
April 11, 2013 - 9:17am
April 5, 2013
Police seeking info on vehicle that hit teen on March 23
Two juvenile pedestrians were hit by a vehicle in the parking lot at the Westview Center just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. Officers responded to the hospital upon learning a juvenile there was being treated after being hit. The driver of the a purple vehicle threw ketchup...
April 5, 2013 - 8:47am
April 1, 2013
Find a pot hole? Send a text to the city's public works department
The Hastings Public Works Department encourages community members to report pot holes in need of repair on public streets within the City limits. Now anyone can anonymously text the exact location of the pot hole to City staff using the City's Tip411 account. Simply texting the...
April 1, 2013 - 9:22am
March 29, 2013
49 years of success: Hastings family founded Afton Alps on hard work
Just over 49 years ago, three farmers from Hastings took a risk. They built a ski area on a hill near Afton, opening with just a couple rope tows and 37 skiers on their first day, Dec. 21, 1963. Today, Afton Alps is a successful business that's grown beyond a simple ski hill. There...
news / business /
March 29, 2013 - 9:56am
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
Just two months from now, one lane of traffic in each direction will be running on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Steve Kordosky, the project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said this week that the bridge is right on schedule. He expects the shift...
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
March 27, 2013
Hastings man charged with assaulting 11-month-old child
A 22-year-old Hastings man, Steven Edward Dale Wiltermuth remains in the Dakota County Jail after being charged with one felony count of assault in the first degree (great bodily harm) on an 11-month-old child. Hastings Police had been contacted March 16 by a Hastings woman who...
crime and courts / news
March 27, 2013 - 2:47pm
March 25, 2013
Vieth is new executive director at Carpenter Nature Center
The Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings has a new executive director. Jen Vieth was the unanimous choice of the three committees tasked with hiring a new leader for the non-profit center. The position became available earlier this year when Jim Fitzpatrick decided to retire after...
March 25, 2013 - 4:03pm
March 21, 2013
Everyday Hero: Sarah Wasvick
About four years ago, Sarah Wasvick's son Taylor took to the football field for the Hastings Raiders. Wasvick wanted to help, and one thing she figured she could do was snap a few photos for the players. She wanted better photos of her sons, so she began clicking away and hasn't...
March 21, 2013 - 1:22pm
Communication lacking during snow emergency: More than 130 vehicles cited, 25 towed in March 4 snowfall
In early March, an overnight snowstorm meant an unpleasant surprise for Hastings resident Jane Snyder. Weather reports had been predicting snow, so Snyder watched the news to see if there were going to be any school closings or snow emergencies. Seeing none, she figured she would...
March 21, 2013 - 8:22am
March 15, 2013
Hastings teen injured in crash continues to heal
Brian Gapp, the Hastings teenager seriously injured in a crash last October, continues to make progress. That said, his life these days is far more challenging that life before the crash for the 16-year-old HHS junior. He has double vision and his hearing is still very limited....
March 15, 2013 - 8:44am