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A 16-year-old Hastings High School student, Madeline Rose Sake, was killed Thursday evening in a two-vehicle crash just south of Hastings. The three people in the second vehicle were transported to Regions Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on Lewiston Boulevard south of 190th Street. Lewiston Boulevard is a gravel road located in Marshan Township. Sake was driving a 2003 Kia and was the lone occupant of the vehicle. She was transferred by air ambulance to Regions Hospital in St.
From the entertaining and show-stopping names to the fine cuisine, to the desserts after the show, the Hastings Public School Foundation (HPSF) presents "An Uncommon Gathering ... A Star Filled Evening," at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Hastings High School Commons Area. Hastings Public Schools Foundation (HPSF) was founded by our community to provide funds for innovative learning opportunities not available through current public school funding.
Hastings School District is one of the many school districts throughout the state participating in Farm to School Month in Minnesota this September. Schools from all regions of the state will be taking part in the activities that connect K-12 students with healthy, fresh food grown locally. Participating schools will serve a wide range of foods from nearby farms ranging from sweet corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers to cantaloupe and watermelon, among others. Many schools will also provide hands-on educational opportunities for students and community activities.
One of the goals at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Vermillion is to aim high in all areas of education and adhere to the principles of Catholic faith. As the new school year begins at the school, that goal is exactly what the schools' staff and administrators will strive to accomplish. The school provides programs and classes in grades preschool through six. The Principal is Sr. Tresa Margret. "St.
The logo of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School says it all - "Aim Higher." They do, and will continue to do so, said principal Dr. Jill Moes. "We are aiming higher at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School," she said. "Catholic schools develop the minds, hearts and spirits of our children in a faith-centered community. Catholic education prepares students for the day when they will bring their gifts of faith and reason to the challenges of our world." The school's position within the church community and the larger Hastings community has been established for years.
About 5,000 students return to classes next week in Hastings area schools. For some, the first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 4. The rest begin class on Wednesday, Sept. 5. High school The first day for ninth grade students and students new in grades 10, 11 and 12 will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Hastings High School. This will be a full day of school, running from 7:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m., with the purpose of easing the transition into Hastings High School.
Most of the retailers, including those here in Hastings, have had their "Back to School" items in stock and on the shelves for a month. Now, the "think" portion of returning to school is turning to the reality. Hastings High School has sent out letters about the first day of school and upcoming meetings to both students and parents. Only ninth grade students and students new to Hastings will report to the school Tuesday, Sept. 4. This will be a full day of school -- 7:45 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. -- with the purpose of easing the transition to the high school.
Hastings residents can cast their first ballots of the 2012 election season Tuesday, Aug. 14. The Minnesota state primary election will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day. The City of Hastings has one primary race - the 1st Ward City Council seat. Incumbent Anthony (Tony) Alongi is being challenged by Michael (Mike) Grady and Justin Westman. The number of candidates for this position must be reduced to two for the November general election. Profiles of Alongi and Westman appear below.
For hours last week, sometimes in almost unbearably hot and humid air, 80 Hastings High School students moved quickly throughout the school's student parking lot. The school's marching band was holding its summer camp, and its members were learning the music and steps for the team's upcoming shows and competition this fall season. The preview show is Wednesday, Sept. 5, at third year in the marching band. He is having a great time. "I joined the band through my sister, who said it was super cool and awesome and I've loved it," he said.
Many people, their families and friends have had their lives touched and changed by cancer. Some of those same people will participate in this year's Hastings Bridge to a Cure event scheduled from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the Hastings High School parking lot, 200 General Sieben Drive. A total of 17 teams have registered for this year's event. "We're adding something special to the luminary lighting ceremony--everyone is invited to be a part of it," said co-chair Karen Moore. The evening also includes Stillwater poet Bill McCarthy, who will read two of his poems.