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A 48-year-old Vadnais Heights man, John Charles Killeen, faces one count of intentional discharge of a firearm (felony) in connection with a Nov. 29 incident at Spring Lake Park near Hastings. Killeen apparently shot at a fellow duck hunter at the park.
This summer and fall, the Star Gazette will be doing its best to inform readers of when paddleboats are set to come through the city on the Mississippi River. Several trips through Hastings were set to be made in July by the American Queen, but the trips were cancelled due to the high water.
Fifty-five years ago Carroll Simmons gave the LeDuc Historic Estate to the Minnesota Historical Society. Beginning during Rivertown Days, July 20, and continuing through Oct. 27, 2013, Simmons will be honored as stories about him will be included in the regular guided tours. These special tours will include the showing of the video in the library, sharing of information as to how the house looked during the Simmons era, and an explanation of how the life of Carroll Simmons and the LeDucs was intertwined.
There are several options for filling Dan Greil’s soon-to-be vacated seat on the Independent District 200 School Board.
For 100 years, Sally Ferguson has lived by a simple, yet sincere philosophy.
The annual Fourth of July fireworks display is set for dusk (about 10 p.m.) Thursday, July 4, at the Hastings Country Club.
Many people probably do not even know it was there, but at the turn of the century in Hastings, at the corner of Fifth and Sibley streets, Brown’s Chapel served the black community.
With the correct spelling of the word, "graffiti," the annual St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Spelling Bee competition ended, and eighth-grader Jacob Rabaey was the champion.
There are no city or county elections impacting Hastings residents this year, but there will be a school election this November. Hastings Independent School District 200 School Board will elect three members. The terms of Dan Cater, Angie McGinnis and Teresa Moes end at the end of the year and will be on the ballot. The terms of Dan Greil, Lisa Hedin, Kyle Latch and Vince O'Brien end in 2015. The period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the School Board will begin July 30, and end at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. There is a filing fee of $2.
Hastings District 200 held its 27th annual recognition program for its employees May 15.