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When Hastings voters go to the polls Nov. 5, they will be voting for School Board candidates and, secondly, whether or not to approve the renewal of a levy they supported in 2005.
Watching it happen and doing nothing is just another means of encouraging the action of bullying. That’s the message loud and clear in the CLIMB Theatre presentation of “Bugs,” one...
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School’s annual Spring Fling raises funds to support the school, its teachers and programs. Last week, more than $17,000 in grants was presented to 10 teachers...
They were quite the football team by any standard. The 1948 Hastings Raider football team coached by Lin Hildebrandt was undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the state at the end of the season. They were good, supported by the community and team members had respect and admiration for each other. That admiration is still there 65 years later.
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores released last week show that Minnesota students had a very difficult time with the reading test and more success with the math tests. Likewise, Hastings students -- Hastings High School, Hastings Middle School and Kennedy, McAuliffe and Pinecrest elementary schools —- experienced similar proficiency results.
Let your hair grow. Then plan to get it cut in February. The members of the Hastings Reads 2013-2014 Hastings Reads committee have begun planning and one of the activities...
"1863: The Price of Victory" is the theme of Civil War Weekend at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion St. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8 p.m. Admission prices run from $5 to $8 (free for members of Dakota County Historical Society and military personnel and their immediate families.) Visitors will have an opportunity to go back in history to the events of 1863 by observing the following: Saturday, Sept. 7: 10 a.m., Flag Raising by 3rd Minnesota Infantry.
When the 2013-2014 school year begins Tuesday, Sept. 4, about 280 students will return to classes at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. Additional children attend the preschool and kindergarten at the church. That number has remained consistent for years. There is a reason for it, according to principal Dr. Jill Moes. "I believe we remain strong because of our location — we are not competing with another Catholic school in Hastings," she said. "We not only have the parish's support, but the community supports us.
Angie McGinnis has been familiar with St. Philip's Early Learning Center for years. Her two children have been in it, and she and her husband Pete were very supportive of it during those years. Then, two years ago, she was a substitute teacher in the program. Now, she has a more permanent role. She is new the director of the program. Former director Kathy Wolpers resigned after 19 years earlier this summer, and McGinnis was recently tabbed as her successor.
Set a goal, raise funds and then distribute funds through agencies in the community such as Hastings School District 200. For years, that was the focus of the United Way of Hastings, now almost 50 years old. While the organization still raises and allocates funds and helps in the community, the organization has taken much more of a proactive approach in the past several years.