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Hastings Family Service will participate in the Open Your Heart Summer Challenge in the month of July to receive a proportional match based on the amount raised. The Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will provide the OYH Summer Challenge to help Minnesota food shelves boost their donations at a time that they need it most. Schools play a big role in feeding hungry kids during the school year, but when school is out in the summer many kids go without.
Let's Go Fishing, a nonprofit organization initiated by the Hastings Area Rotary Club, has a goal to provide fishing and boating excursions as an activity for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The organization is planned and operated by volunteers, and is free of cost, with the exception of having a current Minnesota fishing license (if fishing).
The 2017 Hastings youth football camp, put on by HHS football players and coaches, will be held July 10, 11 and 12; from 6:30-8:00 p.m. (6:30-7:30 Wed). The camp is for all youth entering 5th-8th grade and will be without pads. It will be held at the HHS practice fields but campers should report to the football equipment shed. They should wear workout gear and bring their own water bottle/jug.
"Feeling of Fifty" at Christ's Family Church invites the public to a day of family, fellowship and baseball Sunday, July 9. The festivities will begin at 1 p.m. The group will meet at Lions Park in Miesville for hot dogs, chips, yard games and fun before heading over to the baseball game, which begins at 2 p m. The cost of this event is adults $2 and kids $1. You can sign up at cfchastings.com. This should be a fun afternoon and great opportunity to invite family and friends. The last day to sign up will be July 2.
Hootenanny Committee deserves thanks
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.