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This is what Rochelle Nielson had to say about Christy: “It is my pleasure to nominate Christy Miller for the Rotary Student of the Month. Christy is an intelligent, kind and good-natured young woman. I have known Christy for four years; she was a student in my Honors Spanish 3 class two years ago, but I especially enjoyed getting to know her better last year when she served as Spanish Honor Society Vice-President and I was one of the advisors. This year she is severing as President, and it has been exciting to see her putting her leadership talents into practice.
The Hastings Area Senior Center is seeking volunteer pontoon drivers and helpers for its Let’s Go Fishing 2015 season. The program was initiated by the Hastings Rotary Club. Fishing outings and river rides are held from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Anyone who enjoys fishing or driving a pontoon on the river and would like to help seniors and persons with disabilities do the same, call Laurie Thrush at the Senior Center at 480-7689. Let’s Go Fishing with seniors began in Willmar in 2002 and was brought to Hastings by the Rotary Club several years ago.
Zuzeks pick up awards at St. Mary’s University in Winona Abbie Zuzek of Hastings accepted the Club/Organization of the Year award for the Student Activities Committee at St. Mary’s University in Winona recently.
Hastings High School ceramics students will host a fundraiser for Hastings Family Service and Heifer International. Empty Bowls will be held on Thursday April 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the HHS commons. There will be a silent auction and light meal from 5:30 p.m.
Andrew Werner and Ashley Wildfeuer were married on Nov. 8, 2014. Andrew is the son of Melvin and Christine Werner of Hastings. Ashley is daughter of the late Timothy Wildfeuer and Kristi Gass of Fulda. The ceremony was held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church with Rev. Doug Duin officiating the ceremony.
This from the Gustavus Adolphus website: “Despite her rookie status, Kate Reilly continued to impress during one of the most grueling months of the season. In Gustavus’s 210-88 win over Carleton, Reilly won the 50 free in 24.77 and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.64, and contributed to the relay win of the 200-medley in 1:50.33. At the two-day Grinnell Invitational, the frosh won the 50 free (24.27) and 100 free (53.26), finished runner-up in the 200 IM (2:11.74) and the 100 butterfly (59.01), and also helped the 200-medley relay (1:51.27) and 400-free relay (3:35.510) come away with gol
The application deadline for Hastings young people interested in the Servant Road mission trip to West Virginia Aug. 2 to Aug. 9 is quickly approaching. Located in the heart of West Virginia, Braxton County presents the best of rural community living as well as the challenges. There is the beauty of the mountains, but there is the reality of the physical needs of the people who live there in Braxton County. The Appalachian region is considered one of the most impoverished regions of the United States.
The AARP Tax Assistance Tax Aide Program is ready to help senior citizens and people on lower income again this year. Appointments for assistance with tax preparation can be made now. This year the assistance will be held at two locations. Appointments will be held from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Tilden Community Center, 310 River St. They will also be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, March 28, and April 11, at the Pleasant Hill Library. Call 480-7689 to make appointments.
UW-Madison announces winter graduates Students from Hastings who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are: Erik Meyers, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics, engineering and physics; Thomas Shingledecker, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering; and Tiffany Thurmes, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Rudiger named on dean’s list at Allied Health and Nursing Kali Rudiger of Hastings has been named on the dean’s list at the College of Allied Health and Nursing in Mankato.
The Rotary club’s student of the month is Aleaha Zabel. This is what Hastings High School nominating staff member Cindy Oppold had to say about her: “Aleaha has made Hastings High School a better place because of her involvement in activities such as National Honor Society, varsity volleyball team, Link Crew, Riverside Show Choir and science club.