Chad Richardson has been the general manager and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette since 2007. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the 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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More than 60 years ago, Don Storm took the snaps as the quarterback for the Sheboygan (Wis.) North High School football team. On the sidelines, his girlfriend Diane was the head cheerleader. And in 1950, they were the Ice Carnival king and queen at the school. Sounds too good to be true, right? It isn't. Next week, on Aug. 29, the Storms will celebrate 60 years of marriage. They have a big party planned a few weeks from now at the Hastings Country Club, and family and friends from all over the country have made their travel plans.
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Summer break? Hardly. Members of the Hastings High School marching band have been hard at work all summer, spending a week at a camp and traveling to play at three parades. Now, their focus turns to the competitive field season, which kicks off in Hastings with a preview show at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Todd Field. That event is free and open to the public and will feature the group's new show, "Undercover." Work began in December to choose a theme and get everything in order.
On Aug. 16, the Hastings Sharks competed in the Special Olympics Minnesota State Equestrian Competition. The team brought eight of their own horses to the Northwest Saddle Club in North Branch for the competition. During the season, the Sharks practice at HHH (Hastings Huskies and Horses) Ranch. The team starts practice in May and practices Monday and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. In July the practice becomes more rigorous, adding Tuesday evening sessions for athletes on the drill team. In order to compete, athletes must attend at least 10 practices before competitions.
The City of Hastings has received 39 applications for the Chief of Police position. Six candidates were invited to a three-panel interview on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The panels included a variety of stakeholders, including members of the community and advisory commissions, police department staff and non-police department staff. The candidate pool will be reduced to a set of finalists following the panels.
While 6-year-old John “Mikko” Gegen fought his cancer in a room at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, he had a big decision to make. The Hastings boy had been told by Make-A-Wish Minnesota that he’d be able to ask for anything he wanted for him and his family. They told him to wish big, and that was something that John was having a hard time grasping.
Ten years ago, life was great at the Hastings Country Club. The golf business was booming, outpaced only by the exceptional growth in the economy. The clubhouse was freshly renovated and members were everywhere.
The Panera Bread location in Hastings is officially closing. The store's final day is Tuesday, Aug. 20.
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Shots were fired outside a Hastings residence on Tuesday night, prompting a sizeable police response. At about 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Hastings police responded to the 4100 block of Shannon Drive on the report of shots fired.