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UW-Stout announces graduates The following students from Hastings graduated in May from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis. Tara Ellis, B.S. graphic communications management; Eric Harris, B.S. business administration; Amanda Peterson, M.S. risk control; Alexander Schultze, B.S. engineering technology. Kellie Krick (Oborn) graduates from Minnesota Hastings Class of 1992 graduate Kellie Krick (Oborn) graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development this spring, earning a doctorate in educational psychology. Dr.
Jana Gegen formerly of Hastings, now residing in Prescott, whose kidney transplant sparked a renewed appreciation for life and how nurses can positively affect patients has been selected a spring semester outstanding, was chosen outstanding undergraduate student in the university’s School of Nursing. She was one of 986 bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate students receiving degrees at Metropolitan State’s 96th commencement on May 4 in Saint Paul. “This has been an incredible transformational journey for me,” says Gegen, 47, a registered nurse. “Completing this education is truly a privilege.
Tony and Linda Dachel of Hastings, announce the engagement of their daughter Becky to AJ Ross. AJ is the son of Gil and Kathy Ross of Big River, Mich. The wedding is set for Oct. 3, 2015, at the Corner Stone Church.
Joe Balsanek has been re-elected commander of the Hastings American Legion Post 47. Balsanek served in the Minnesota Air National Guard for 22 years in civil engineering during the Vietnam and Middle East Desert Storm war, retiring from military service in 1992. His civilian career included an assistant professorship at Hamline University and a professorship at Inver Hills College, teaching Production Design and Technical Theatre over a 30- year period. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Adrian College (Michigan) and a master of fine arts degree from Ohio University.
The LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, is now open for the summer tour season and children of all ages are invited to visit for a special story hour the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Children and their parents will gather at the LeDuc Chicken Coop where the story time will take place. Not only will the children hear wonderful stories about chickens, but they will be introduced to the new chicks. There will be an opportunity to feed the chicks and learn about the various heritage breeds. The chicks like visitors an
Lawrence graduates from the U of New Hampshire Chad Lawrence of Hastings graduated from the University of New Hampshire during the commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 16, 2015, on the Durham, N.H. campus. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. Hisakuni graduates from Macalester Kohei Hisakuni of Hastings graduated from Macalester during a ceremony held on campus on May 16. Hisakuni received a liberal arts degree in computer science.
Craig and Lindsay Edstrom of Lakeville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brenna Grace. She was born Saturday, April 11, and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21.5 inches tall. Grandparents are Dawn Finholdt of Hastings, Rick and Maureen Edstrom of Hastings, Bruce and Jan Gottschalk of Prior Lake and Robert Larson of Texas. Her great-grandmother is Irene Finholdt of Hastings.
The Volunteen program is an opportunity for youth, ages 12–18, to participate in a community service activity during the summer months. Volunteens assist youth librarians in registering children and teens for the Summer Reading Experience and help with library events from June to August. To get the most out of this volunteer experience, it is important that you be an enthusiastic supporter of children and reading. Volunteens may also assist with other library and community service projects. Volunteen slots are limited.
St. John’s Soccer Camp 2015 will be Monday, June 15, to Friday, June 19 at Featherstone Park along Pleasant Drive. One session from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. is for children 4 to 6, the other session from 9 a.m. to noon is for children 7 to 13. The session for the younger children will focus on the Bible lesson for the day and fun activities to live that lesson. There will be more of an emphasis on fun and games for this age.
Marissa Paige Novak of Hastings was among more than 2,900 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Novak earned a bachelor of journalism from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.