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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The newest letter sport at Hastings High School is now one of the school's most successful sports. At the state trapshooting tournament two weekends ago, the top Hastings team placed second. Hastings also had the state champion, Brendan McCabe, who earned the honors of Top Gun. All of this was quite an accomplishment given the fact that this was just the second year the team from Hastings has been in competition. "It all went so phenomenally well," said one of the team's coaches, Troy Weathers. "We had such a great year."
Hastings Chief of Police Paul Schnell will be leaving the city of Hastings. Schnell accepted the job as the Maplewood police chief.
Dan Greil and his family have enjoyed the past 22 years living in Hastings, but now there will be a change. They have sold their home on Vermillion Street and will move to St. Paul. The move means Dan Greil will have to resign his seat on the Hastings School Board. He was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. There are 2 and 1/2 years remaining of his term. "We're just going into another phase of life," Greil said earlier this week. The couple and their two children moved to Hastings 22 years ago.
Last Thursday, Mari Mellick officially began her duties as the new executive director of the United Way of Hastings. She has been working for the organization for the past three and a half years in both part- and full-time administrative positions. Most recently she was the administrative director. It was a quick transition; former executive director Tara Donohue Weiss gave her notice of resignation at the May board meeting, which triggered a series of discussions and actions to fill the vacancy.
Here is a preview of this week's police report. The entire report can be seen on Page 4A of this week's print edition.
For the first time in a decade, the United Way of Hastings has new leadership. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or activate your account if...
While the discussion Monday night was brief, we are incredibly excited about the prospects of a pavilion at Levee Park in downtown Hastings. The Hastings Area Rotary Club came to...
Just about every morning of the week, Leonard Graham and his dog Abby go for a walk along the Mississippi River trail in Hastings. What they experienced a few weeks ago, though, was anything but an everyday occurrence.
Hastings pianist Colton Peltier and Ruth Perkl, mother of St., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish pastor, the Rev. James Perkl, had a special bond. When Perkl died last December, Peltier wanted to do something special in her memory. "Hats Off to Life," a concert in memory of Ruth Perkl, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the church, 2035 W. 15th St. The concert features Peltier and harpist Amanda King.