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Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will meet on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m at the estate. Following a short business meeting there will be a special presentation, "We Remember Carroll Simmons." It has been 55 years since Simmons gave the property to the Minnesota Historical Society. After extensive restoration the property became available for guided tours and special events in 2005. Today, the LeDuc Historic Estate is owned by the City of Hastings and managed by Dakota County Historical Society. This event is free and open to the public.
Matt Dunn has a dry-witted comedy magic show with a live rabbit, audience participation, out-of-this-world magic and fun for the entire family. Matt will be at the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, June 17, from 10:30 a.m .to 11:15. All ages welcome.
Come to Carpenter Nature Center for half day of fishing fun on Wednesday, June 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own rod and reel or use one provided. The majority of time will be at the river so bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and dress to be outside. Program fee is $30 per participant or $20 for "Friends of CNC."
Eric and Donna Schut of Sioux Center, Iowa, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Schut, to Arthur Valentine, son of Collette and Gerald Szitta of Prescott, Wis. and Lisa and Darcy Valentine of Hastings. The couple will be married on July 12, 2013, at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Alyssa is a 2013 graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design.
Mr. and Mrs. Bart Samuelson of Hastings announce the engagement of their daughter Paige Lynn Samuelson to Drew Christopher Nelson son of Keville Miller of Farmers Branch, Tex., and Jim Nelson of Fairview Park, Ohio. Paige was a 2006 graduate of Hastings. She earned her BSN at the Globe University/MN School of Business. Paige is currently working as a registered nurse in an Arizona state prison complex in Tucson. Drew was a 2004 graduate from Medina, Ohio. He attended the Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, N.M.
Laine graduates from St. John's Eric Laine, the son of Donald and Linda Laine of Hastings, participated in the commencement ceremony at St. John's University on May 12 in the St. John's Abbey and University Church in Collegeville. Laine is a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian studies. Isabel Arenivar graduates from Sarah Lawrence College Isabel Arinevar earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College on May 24.
Eli David Angerman was born on May 23, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Jessica and Nicholas Angerman of Woodbury. At birth, Eli weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Grandparents are Jan and Lee Samson and Nancy and Dave Angerman, all of Hastings.
Genevieve Grace Omtvedt was born on May 22, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Cheree and Calvin Omtvedt of Ellsworth, Wis. At birth, Genevieve weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Genevieve has one sister, Mckenzie, and one big brother, Cruz. Grandparents are Neil and Rose Ebbenga of Ellsworth, Wis., and Lori and Bruce Omtvedt of Prescott, Wis. Great-grandparents are Robert and Mary Ebbenga of Miltona and Joan Huset of Poskin, Wis.
Halen Elizabeth Gergen was born on May 28, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Elizabeth and Daniel Gergen, Jr., from Prescott, Wis. At birth, Halen weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Halen has two siblings -- Grayson and Eloise.
Hastings Chief of Police Paul Schnell is one of three finalists to be the new police chief at the Maplewood Police Department. The finalists were publicly named last week. A decision is expected by the end of June. Schnell has been the chief in Hastings for the past three years.