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When Hank Tressel’s family moved from the City of Hastings to Ravenna Township about 40 years ago, it started his involvement in local government. The 36 years (over a 40-year...
It looked like an art room for almost two hours last week, with bright red stockings, decorations, paste and eager helpers. But this was not an elementary school art room...
He sees and hears what has occurred in the past six years – how far the Black Dirt Theater Co. has come in the Hastings community, and he is happy. Andy Langenfeld has been part of every step of this community theater; he helped to found it with Robin Starch and Libby Wasylik. His wife, Mandy Langenfeld, has also been an integral part of it. “I am so proud of what has occurred here,” said Langenfeld. “I am so excited with what is happening.” But as of last week, his involvement is ending, at least for now. “I am taking a step back for some space,” Langenfeld said.
This year’s Canadian Pacific Holiday Train appearance is actually the big culmination to a carnival and other activities before it arrives Tuesday evening Dec. 9, in downtown Hastings. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, decorated with holiday lights, initiated 25 years ago to bring awareness to the hunger issue and raise food and money to help combat it in the United States and Canada, will make a stop in Hastings at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
Computers and other electronic devices are playing a part in the resolution of crimes in Dakota County. Now, the Dakota County Electronics Crimes Task Force has officially been created, with the unit housed at the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office in Hastings.
The large sign was direct and simple – “Put a Lid on It” and that is exactly what 180 Hastings Middle School students did last week as part of Engineering Everywhere curriculum. The enrichment class allowed the students, working in teams, to solve or design safety helmets in order to protect their heads. The engineering unit was part of the curriculum developed by the Museum of Science in Boston. For three days last week, the students’ safety helmets were displayed in one of the school’s art rooms.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton seventh-grade student Nicole Reents has won this year’s Hastings Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1210 Patriot’s Pen essay contest. The winners were announced during the Veterans Day Mass at the school. Other winners were Kelsey Baker, eighth grade, second place; Ana Spinler, eighth grade, third place; Margot Agen, sixth grade, fourth place; and Eric Howd, eighth grade, fifth place. The Patriot’s Pen competition is open to students in grades 6-8.
The Hastings community will honor its veterans with special observances and a dinner Tuesday, Nov. 11. Featured speakers include Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Gen. Gene Andreotti, retired adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard. All observances are open to the community. The observances begin at 8:30 a.m.in the Hastings High School gymnasium. Klobuchar will deliver the address. She was first elected to the United States Senate in 2006, and re-elected in 2012.
The Hastings community will honor its veterans with special observances and a dinner Tuesday, Nov. 11. Featured speakers include Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Gen. Gene Andreotti, retired adjutant general...
The two new faces on the Hastings City Council are ready to serve. Mark Vaughan and Lori Braucks were the top vote-getters in Tuesday’s election. Vaughan received the most voters...