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Hastings High School's choir, the Select Chorale, performed Sunday, March 26, at Orchestra Hall. The choir performed as part of the 12th annual Choral Arts Finale Gala Concert, a high school choral festival co-sponsored by Concordia University in St. Paul and the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.
The MN FoodShare March campaign is winding down with all food and donations of money proportionately matched through April 2. Many businesses, churches, families and individuals are participating in the city-wide food fight for Hastings Family Service and with over 14,000 pounds of food and $80,000 already donated toward the $160,000 goal. Collections and gifts can be made through Sunday, April 2, and delivered the first week in April to count toward the match. Go to http://www.hastingsfamilyservice.org/ " data-saf
Photo caption was misleading To the editor, I am writing in reference to a picture published in the Feb. 23 edition of your newspaper, on page 7A. A caption below the photo read: "a live ultrasound was done at the banquet, showing a baby in the first trimester" of pregnancy.
How long should governmental agencies be required to retain emails before purging them? Longer than you might first think. A measure working its way through the Minnesota Senate would require schools, cities, townships, counties, etc., to retain electronic records for at least 18 months. That certainly would be better than a mere year, as one House lawmaker proposes, but 18 months doesn't cut it when you consider how long it takes governments to act on some issues.
Cartoon was concerning To the editor,
Four Hastings students were part of the Minnesota Band Director Association's 7-8 and 9-10 honor jazz bands recently. Jonah Walt, Ben Siebenaler, Carter Teegarden and Allison Amy performed at Lakeville South High School Saturday, March 4. The 7-8 Band was under the direction of Dr. John Paulson and the 9-10 Jazz Band was under the direction of Doug Little.
The city of Hastings and Dakota County will be testing the new backup system for siren activation on Wednesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. to ensure that the system is working properly. There will be a brief siren test on the city of Hastings and Dakota County sirens within ten miles of the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant.
Annual town meetings are a form of direct democracy To the editor, Every year Minnesota townships are required to have an "Annual Town Meeting." It is held the second Tuesday of March, which is March 14 this year. It is a true form of direct democracy, encouraging all members of the community to participate.
Three Hastings High School instrumentalists were featured at the Minnesota Music Educators Association annual conference. Two HHS seniors, Will Alongi (percussion) and Katherine McCord (French horn) were selected by audition to participate in the MMEA All-State band. Both Alongi and McCord participated with the rest of the band in a week-long camp last August. In February, they rejoined the group for rehearsals and performed Saturday, Feb. 18, at Orchestra Hall. The All-State band was directed by Jerry Luckhart of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
It's almost the end of the season for Hastings High School's show choirs. All three choirs performed at the Totino-Grace "Show Choir Spectacular" Saturday, March 4, in Fridley. For Upstage Revolution and Divaz, it was the last performance of the season. Riverside Company still has one competition stage left, the Heart of America Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.