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To Bob, Steve and Jesse at Caturia, Smidt and Starkson Funeral Home. My brother Vince passed away Jan. 3, 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. and was cremated there. Bob, Steve and Jesse advised me how to proceed in bring his ashes back to Hastings and burying them with our folks Godfrey and Madeline Nelson at Hastings cemetery. A special thanks to Pete Likes, the caretaker, for your help during this process. The boys were very professional with little cost to me. I am pleased that Jesse broke ground for new mortuary. Pete and Jo Nelson
The TLC of Hastings 9th annual banquet will be Feb. 17 at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Banquet Hall. The theme is "You are the Missing Piece." There will be two events this year: the luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. and the dinner program will begin at 5 p.m.
Many Hastings residents may be surprised that Hastings has a notable black history. As Hastings celebrates Black History Month, members of the newly formed Building Bridges in Hastings said they believe a better understanding of our black history is an important step toward building a better community.
Students at Pinecrest Elementary raised nearly $600 for Pawsitivity, a nonprofit organization located in St. Paul at the second annual Bingo Night on Jan. 30. About 150 students and family members attended the event to raise money for Pawsitivity. The organization was formed in 2012 to rescue dogs and train them as service dogs for people with developmental and physical disabilities, focusing on children with autism.
Brock Bauer, a fourth-grader at Kennedy Elementary, won the school's National Geographic Bee on Jan. 25. The school bee was the first round in the 30th annual Geographic Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.
Five St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students participated at the 10th annual SEMBDA honor band at Farmington High School on Jan. 13. The students were part of a 90-piece band made up of top students from more than 30 schools across the southeastern Minnesota. In the front row (from left to right): Maggie Siebenaler with the flute and Ellie Klingner with the baritone saxophone. Back row: Ella Kelly with the alto saxophone, Alex Talley with the French horn and Christian Hedin as a percussionist. Submitted photo
Several students from District 200 recently participated in band events within the region. A number of Hastings High School students were selected to the Metro East Conference all-conference honor choir, concert band and jazz band. Twenty-two students were selected to perform in the all-conference music groups. The MEC Band and Choir Festival was Jan. 8 at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi. The jazz band was directed by Adam Meckler, the choir was directed by Theree Hibbard and the band was directed by Catharine Bushman.
The City of Hastings has implemented a new pilot program designed to give pedestrians increased visibility as they cross the Street in the area near Cub Foods and Target. According to the city, the intersection at General Sieben Drive and South Frontage Road is the highest traveled intersection in the 105 miles of city-owned streets. There have been no reports of pedestrian-involved crashes at the chosen location and the city has a strong pedestrian safety record. The pilot program is more of a preventative measure to keep the number low.
The City of Hastings has declared a snow emergency. The snow emergency status will remain in effect until the snowfall has stopped and streets have been cleared from curb to curb. Due to the continual snowfall, the cleanup will require multiple passes and is expected to take between 24 to 48 hours to complete.
Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau recently announced the winners of the 2018 Community Awards. Business of the Year: The Y in Hastings The YMCA in Hastings touches more than 10,000 people each year through programs and memberships. The recent expansion helped the Y continue to reinvest in the services and people that give back to the Hastings community.