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Ballinger graduates from Minneapolis College of Art and Design Jenna Ballinger has graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurial Studies. Jenna grew up in Hastings, and is a graduate of Hastings High School. She is the daughter of Janene Glyn and Clyde Ballinger.
Garcia wins $10,000 in lottery Alicia Garcia of Hastings won $10,000 by playing the Lottery’s Powerball game. Garcia claimed the prize on May 16, 2014. The winning ticket was purchased at Super America, 1390 S. Frontage Road in Hastings.
Johanna Lynn Jensen was born on April 29, 2014, at the Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis, to Bob and Sara Jensen (and big brother, Eric) of Minneapolis. At birth Johanna weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Tom and Diane Freppert of Hastings and Eric and Mary Jensen of Clinton, Iowa.
Janelle Ostby and Jim Hart announce their engagement. Janelle graduated from the University of Portland in Portland, Ore., in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. She is employed as a nurse at Fairview’s hospice and pediatric palliative care in Minneapolis. She is the daughter of John and Sandy Ostby of Hastings. Jim graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and communications. He is currently employed at Media Analyst at Campbell Mithun advertisement agency. He is the son of Craig Hart of St.
University of Minnesota Moorhead announces graduates Karen Smiley of Hastings was awarded a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Minnesota Moorhead on May 16. UW-Milwaukee announces graduates Gwen Marie Verchota of Hastings received her doctorate of philosophy degree from the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Air Force Airman Samantha J. Donham graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Donham is the daughter of Anthony L. Donham of Hastings and Joelle S.
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Students accepted to Cornell College Cornell College, a private liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa, has announced the students from Hastings that have been accepted for admission through April 11.They are John Kintz, also awarded the Trustee Scholarship, and Lukas Munter, also awarded the Dean’s Scholarship. Pass accepted at the University of Minnesota Morris Amanda Pass of Hastings has been accepted to and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris. Pass, who will be a member of the class of 2014 at Hastings High School, will attend Morris beginning in the fall.
Henry Anthony Serres was born on April 6, 2014, to Jody and Jeremy Serres of Hastings. At birth Henry weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. He has one brother, Ryan Serres. Grandparents are Tony and Shirley Tix of Hastings, Gary Serres of Hastings and Kim and Dennis Main of Webb Lake, Wis. Great-grandparents are Jim and Jan Weber and Gerv Serres all of Hastings.
Sarah Jean Kannenberg, daughter of Scott and Carla Kannenberg of Spicer, and Chad Michael Zimmerman, son of Merle and Becky Zimmerman of Wabasso, announce their engagement. The couple met while attending Ridgewater Technical College in Willmar, and have been together for 11 years. They reside in Hastings. Kannenberg earned her AAS Degree in professional photography in 2003 and has been working at photography studios as a graphic designer.