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Regina Auxiliary will hold a garden tour and vestment collection event from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Regina Senior Living, 1175 Nininger Road. Attendees at the free event can tour five Regina gardens; see the Rev. Thomas O'Brien's vestment and altar items collection; learn about Regina's history and the story of how the Sisters of Charity joined with the Hastings community to build a hospital; and enjoy music and refreshments in the River Room.
A Hastings man was arrested in connection with a domestic incident June 18. John Wayne Salzl, 46, of Hastings, was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and obstructing the legal process. Hastings police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Bailey Street at 9:54 p.m. A female victim was able to escape the home and informed arriving officers that her husband had a loaded gun in the kitchen, according to police.
Council to consider predatory offender ordinance
A vehicle struck a light pole causing a power outage throughout part of Hastings early Friday morning, June 16. According to Police Chief Bryan Schafer, Hastings police received a driving complaint at about 2 a.m. in the 600 block of 10th Street East. The caller said that a vehicle was all over the road and crossing lanes.
Last month, fifth- and sixth-graders at St. John the Baptist School in Vermillion presented their "passion projects" as part of the school's project-based Maker Program. Projects included movies on rabbit care, race car drifting, and promotion of the school; a new business for making stress-relieving "slimes"; creation of two utopian countries; and a robotics project involving the creation, programming, and coordination of three robots.
Pine Harbor Christian Academy and Kids Kare Center celebrated its third-annual bike safety day June 1. Hastings School Resource Officer David Bauer helped students understand the importance of bike safety, set up a bike skills test and helped the students understand trail etiquette. Also in attendance was Nyki Biegel, EMT and firefighter for the Hastings Fire Department, who spoke to the students about fire safety and first aid.
Auditions to qualify for the eighth annual Hastings Sings will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 7, at the Hastings Arts Center, 216 Fourth St. E. Auditions will be recorded. A panel of judges will later listen to the recordings and decide who will compete in the finals which will take place during Hastings Rivertown Days. Pre-register by calling 651-228-6979 or by emailing your name and contact information to email@example.com .
Photographer Christopher McLaughlin will host a gallery reception showcasing his photography from Hastings and around Minnesota from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Hastings Art Center, 216 Fourth St. E. McLaughlin recently moved to Hastings after leaving active duty service with the U.S. Coast Guard as a photographer for 10 years. Read more:
The trap team continues to hold third place out of eight teams in Class 9A Conference 2 with 50,563 points, preceded by Lakeville South in first (57,600.5 points) and Northfield in second (54,397.5 points).
The 32nd annual Apple Blossom Races were held Sunday, May 21, at Carpenter Nature Center. There were more than 400 registered runners for the 5K, 10K, half marathon and 2K Fun Run. The courses began at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, went through the hilly St. Croix Valley, past the apple orchards, some traveled through the CNC trail system and all ended at the finish line in front of the historic Carpenter Home.