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Letters to the editor for March 16
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February 19, 2017
Expanded veterans center opens at DCTC
Dakota County Technical College student Nelson Newbill Jr. has been an active user of the campus' Military and Veterans Service Center since...
February 19, 2017 - 8:00am
December 7, 2016
Remembering their service
When Al Weyand was just a boy, he was given a special ring. It was made from the metal of one of the gun turrets on the U.S.S. Arizona, one of...
December 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
The attack across the globe that hit hard here at home
In October, Americans around the country began a four-year World War II 75th anniversary commemoration, running from Oct. 18, 2016 to Sept. 2,...
December 7, 2016 - 9:04am
December 4, 2016
Dec. 7 event to highlight veterans sacrifices
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Hastings VFW will host a special World War II (Pearl Harbor) and Vietnam commemoration event at the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the event is "Remembering their Sacrifices." It will include definitive images...
December 4, 2016 - 8:00am
November 24, 2016
Hastings soldier honored at Timberwolves game
Earlier this month, Army Veteran E4 Robb Svoboda was publically awarded for his service to our country. Svoboda, of Hastings, served with the...
November 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
November 21, 2016
Finalists announced in VFW essay contests
Each year, students in Hastings public and homes-based schools enter the Hastings VFW Post 1210 patriotic youth essay competition. This provides...
November 21, 2016 - 11:54am
November 10, 2016
Seeking Pearl Harbor stories
Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, the Hastings Star Gazette would like to talk with local residents who served in the military at Pearl Harbor, had relatives who served or have other connections to the Dec. 7, 1941, attack. If you’re willing to be interviewed,...
November 10, 2016 - 8:39am
September 14, 2016
VFW seeks student essays
Hastings students have the opportunity to earn some cash awards and advancement for their writing. For almost 70 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has been sponsoring a scholarship essay competition, which has given almost $3.2 million in awards. Lyle Russell Post 1210 of...
September 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
July 4, 2016
Hastings VFW earns awards
Lyle Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1210 is a local veterans service organization based in Hastings. During the VFW Department of Minnesota State Convention, held in Rochester June 8-12, VFW Post 1210 was recognized in four categories: first place for community service...
July 4, 2016 - 8:00am
June 8, 2016
Hastings celebrates Memorial Day
Hastings hosted its annual Memorial Day event Monday, May 30. The day started with a flag ceremony at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings....
June 8, 2016 - 11:32am
May 24, 2016
Community will honor, remember those who served the country May 30
The Hastings community will remember the men and women who died while serving this country when the Lyle Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1210, Nelson Lucking American Legion Post 47, and their auxiliaries observe Memorial Day Monday, May 30. The observances will begin at 9 a.m....
May 24, 2016 - 11:46am
May 22, 2016
City remembers Vietnam War during 50th anniversary
The 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War begins this month. The community of Hastings will mark that observance as it, too, was impacted when two soldiers from Hastings – Duane Foss and Lawrence Swanson – were killed in action. See more about their lives and service below. Others...
May 22, 2016 - 8:00am
May 15, 2016
451st US Army Reserve Band performs Saturday, May 28
The City of Hastings, Downtown Business Association and the Hastings Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network will present an Armed Forces Appreciation...
Life/arts and entertainment
May 15, 2016 - 8:00am
May 4, 2016
Norway recognizes Hastings’ John Hankes for service
One year ago, John Hankes of Hastings received a prestigious award: the Congressional Gold Medal. Last weekend, he was recognized again, this...
May 4, 2016 - 3:31pm
February 29, 2016
Letter: Veterans deserve quality healthcare
To the editor, Veterans and service members who have sacrificed so much to protect our country absolutely deserve quality healthcare, timely delivery of their benefits and a 21st century electronic medical records system. Sadly, that is not the case in 2016 in America. The quagmires...
February 29, 2016 - 10:38am