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Time is running short for Spiral Natural Foods. With less than a week in its member-loan campaign drive, the co-op has raised less than half of what it needs to relocate, according to Board of Directors Chair Noah Kurth. "We are now at $58,000 in commitments," Kurth said earlier this week. "That leaves $142,000 and only (six) days left to do it. We still have multiple packets out there with people who are still thinking about making a loan." With a new location selected for the co-op --1250 S.
The Hastings community will honor those men and women who served the country and those who did but did not return when the annual Memorial Day observances are held Monday, May 30. The Lyle Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1210 and the Nelson Lucking American Legion Post 47 of Hastings, and their auxiliaries in collaboration with the Beyond the Yellow ribbon Initiative sponsor the Memorial Day programs at four locations. The observance begins at 9 a.m. at the Minnesota Veterans Home, Hastings. The observance moves to Roadside Park at 10 a.m.
Hastings Middle School Principal Mark Zuzek has again been selected Hastings School District 200 Employee of the Year. The announcement was made May 11 at the district's annual recognition ceremony. Zuzek has been the Hastings Middle School principal since 1999, but his ties with the district go way back. He was born and raised here, he went to public school here and graduated from Hastings High School. Then he came back to work here. "I am the luckiest man in the world," he said.
The Hastings School District honored its outstanding employees and retirees at a May 11 recognition program. Service awards 5 years - Elizabeth Anderson, Heather Arvidson, Melissa Bezotte, Melissa Black, Cathy Blaha, Bobbi Seleski, Rachel Crownhart, Ryan Hofbauer, Nick Fox, Tom Fritze, Sandra Hisakuni, Leigh Hornisch, Kristen Husaby, Mary Huset, Amy Mitchell, Beth Kerber, Stacy Senske, Lisa Kruse, Lindsey Larscheid.
Relive some of the good memories from the 1950's when saddle shoes were popular and the "in" spot was the drive-in. Too young? Remember the popular "Happy Days" show with The Fonz, Richie, Joanie, Chachi, the Cunninghams? If you cannot remember either time, you can still enjoy the "Back to the 50s Drive-In" from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 W. Ninth St. The drive-in will be open rain or shine. "The evening kicks off our Monday evening worship service for the summer," said event co-chair Sharon Langenfeld.
Jake Johnson's first camping experience was at Afton State Park just north of Hastings in Washington County. Last Saturday, May 7, Jake returned to the park to complete a project for his Boy Scout Eagle project. Working with about 10-12 other scouts from his Troop 504 and Troop 534 and several adults, Jake supervised, nailed and installed three erosion prevention structures along one of the park trails. "This will help to stop erosion," said Jake, as he described the long, narrow wood structure. Jake said he enjoys being outdoors.
For many of the young Pinecrest students, it was their first visit to the LeDuc Historic Estate. The Pinecrest first grade students, accompanied by a number of parents, also had the opportunity last Wednesday to check on the five chickens which had been born at their school at the end of March.
Simply stated, Chris Callahan loves teaching, and is excited every day when she comes to Christa McAuliffe Elementary School where she teaches third grade students. She cannot imagine doing anything else. That's the way it has been for 32 years of teaching - first special education and, now for the past 22 years, elementary students for Callahan, who was selected last week as Education Minnesota - Hastings, Teacher of the Year. "Everyone deserves this," she said. "We all work together." Callahan's background is in education.
Almost a year and a half after the chase through the city of Hastings, the case stemming from the chase has ended. On May 11, Roman Tokarev, 28, pleaded guilty to three felony charges - assault in the second degree, fleeing a police office in a motor vehicle, and felon in possession of a firearm - and was sentenced to 120 months in prison. The sentence is an upward departure of the recommended 57 months. The departure was based on the fact that this was Tokarev's third violent offense. His prior felony convictions were for aggravated robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Spiral Natural Foods has selected a new location - 1250 South Frontage Road. It hopes to be in the location by July 31. In February, Hastings Family Service relocated to the west side of the building that Spiral Natural Foods occupies on East Second Street.