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Hastings police have located the car and named the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Highways 55 and 61. The Minnesota State Patrol continues its investigation of the accident. According to a state-filed accident report by Hastings Police, the owner of the vehicle is identified as Jacob Nils Hansen of Hastings. On Wednesday morning he was named by the Minnesota State Patrol as the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle, a motorcycle, was William Rhode, 51 of Hastings. He was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
Her life and much of educational background are tied to Hastings. And now, Jill Moes will return to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School as principal next month. In an announcement this past week, parish administrator Mark Dittman said Moes will succeed Rita Humbert as principal of the Catholic School here in Hastings. "Jill is currently the principal at Immaculate Conception in Columbia Heights and brings a richness of education knowledge and experience with her to SEAS," said Dittman.
He spoke his mind and the Rev. Brad Brandon of Berean Bible Church in Hastings is ready to do it again. At the church's regular Sunday morning worship service, Brandon offered his political endorsements, mostly Republican and conservative, for the upcoming Nov. 2 elections. It is not unheard of for people to offer their endorsements - newspapers and other media are currently in the midst of doing it.
Hey kids, it is time to start looking for that favorite costume. And parents - you are welcome to wear yours, too, when the annual community Halloween party is held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the Hastings High School commons area, 200 General Sieben Drive. Those attending are asked to bring nonperishable food items or cash donations for the food shelf at Hastings Family Service. Hastings Youth First, Hastings Parks and Recreation, Community Education and the Hastings YMCA sponsor the party.
Enjoy some pancakes, listen to one of Hastings' firefighters read a book, and learn about the newest United Way of Hastings campaign initiative when the annual United Way literacy event is held from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Green Mill Restaurant, 909 Vermillion St. The newest campaign initiative is a locally-produced "Hastings Heroes" calendar.
A former Rice County inmate, now incarcerated in the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Oak Park Heights, has been charged with conspiracy to murder Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Dakota County District Judge Rex Stacey. The Rice County Attorney's office on Wednesday charged John Stephen Woodward, 47, with two counts of conspiracy to commit premeditated first degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault - great bodily harm. According to the complaint, investigators learned that Woodward hired and agreed to pay money to another inmate to murder Backstro
Incoming middle school students at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School were encouraged to read during the summer months. There would be a special project to complete when they returned. The projects have been completed, and displayed in the school halls for students and staff to view.
When Bethanie Schatz, Doctor of Chiropractic, came to Hastings to begin her business, Power Within Chiropractic, four and one-half years ago, she had hoped to see growth and expanded services. Mission accomplished. About two months ago, Schatz, moved her offices to a larger location (still within the Westview Center), about two doors from her previous location.
The journey to remember has almost been completed at the former Hastings State Hospital cemetery in Hastings. More than 700 graves, with markers, have been dedicated. The remaining 146 markers will be dedicated in a public ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
An activated Amber Alert led Hastings Police Thursday, Sept. 16, to a suspect's vehicle in the Hastings Wal-Mart, and the subsequent arrest of Rocco Diberardino, 45, Hudson, Wis., wanted for questioning in determining the location of his two minor children. On Monday, Sept. 20, Hastings Police charged Diberardino with being a fugitive from justice from Wisconsin. He has since been transferred to the St. Croix County Jail, where he remains on $100,000 bond. The children were found safe later that day in a Stillwater hotel. According to another criminal complaint filed in St.