Katrina Styx started working at the Hastings Star Gazette 2010 as a reporter. She became the editor in 2016. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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The Hastings Fire Department will hold its open house Tuesday, Oct. 8, starting a 7 p.m. The open house is being held in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, which...
Construction is still a ways off, but the Hastings Rotary Club is working on securing the necessary approvals to make sure work can go forward on a public pavilion in Levee Park.
Two vehicles were involved in a crash at the intersection of Highway 55 and Pine Street at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. A vehicle driving westbound on Highway 55...
The Hastings City Council’s Public Safety Committee has recommended the city hire Bryan Schafer to fill the vacant police chief position. The city expects Schafer’s first day on the job...
Hastings residents have an opportunity to learn all about concussions Monday. The Regina Foundation’s newly formed Community Relations Committee will host a seminar on the topic from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Regina Medical Center Conference Center.
Hastings business owner Rich Jacobson said he isn’t ready to walk away from a dispute he has with the City of Hastings over what the city says are excessive signs in front of his business.
When Brett Schommer was diagnosed with PDD/NOS on the Autism Spectrum in 2002, the world was still learning about autism. Only about one in 180 children back then were diagnosed with autism. These days, popular knowledge of the disorder is drastically improved and awareness is better as well. Now, one in 88 children are diagnosed, and one in 54 boys are found with some form of autism.
Hastings teen Andrew Tri is earning some international recognition. A sophomore at St. Thomas Academy, Tri joined the USSSA National 15U baseball team to compete against top youth from around the world in the 2013 Mondial Hit tournament, held in Nettuno, Italy, about 40 miles south of Rome.
A fourth development concept for the former Hudson Manufacturing building in downtown Hastings is expected to be presented in October. With three concepts already on the table, submitted by the Beard Group, Sherman and Associates and Artspace, the Hastings Economic Development and Redevelopment Authority was notified that Pat Regan of Premier Bank (and bus company, developed schoolhouse square) and Bill Weyland of City Properties Group (Louisville, Ky., do rehab of historic sites there) plan to present what looks to be the final redevelopment concept HEDRA will consider.
Just south of Hastings, there's a small farm doing its part to advance the spread of a new type of livestock: miniature llamas. Gemini Mini Llamas is owned by Susan and George Morgan. The couple had owned livestock before, including horses and goats, but their focus shifted to their family when their children were born. Once their children were grown, however, they decided they wanted to get back into raising livestock. This time they wanted to try alpacas.