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Students from Hastings who received their degrees from Iowa State recently are: Emily Hellerich, Ph.D., doctor of philosophy, condensed matter physics; and Laura Lynch, Bachelor of architecture, architecture-professional degree.
Alexander Lewanski, the son of Tom Lewanski and Gail Conzemius of Hastings, has been named to the Dean’s List of Macalester College for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 school year. A graduate of Hastings Senior High School, Lewanski was a first-year student at Macalester last fall.
Kelsey Nelson of Hastings has been named to dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Two students from Hastings were named to the St. Cloud State University dean’s list. They were: Melanie Devine, School of Public Affairs, social studies education major; and Nicole Wolters, School of Health and Human Services, communication sciences and disorders major.
Students from Hastings named to dean’s list at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota are; Mackenzie Klimek, daughter of John and Elaine Klimek; Lindsey Reinisch, daughter of Jayme and Lisa Reinisch; Abigail Zuzek, daughter of Mark and Janet Zuzek; and Katherine Zuzek, daughter of Mark and Janet Zuzek.
Dick and Lori Leonard, along with Fred and Mary Hoyer, announce the marriage of their children Ali and Jason. The couple was married on Aug. 24, 2013, at the home of Dick and Lori Leonard in Ellsworth, Wis. Both are graduates of Ellsworth High School. Jason is employed by Lindus Construction in Baldwin, Wis., and Ali is employed by Shear Perfection in Red Wing. They have made their home in River Falls, Wis.
Jodi and Clay Edstrom of Chanhassen are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan Jean. Morgan arrived two weeks early on Dec. 21, 2013. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Dawn Finholdt of Hastings, Rick and Maureen Edstrom of Hastings and Michael and Marilyn Ginsburg of Hector. Her great-grandmother is Irene Finholdt of Hastings.
Matthew Cresston Buss was born on Dec.22, 2013, at Maple Grove Hospital to Holly and Erich Buss of Maple Grove. At birth Matthew weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Matthew has one sibling, Michael who is 4 years old. His grandparents are Sue and Cress Gackle of Hastings and Jill and Mike Buss of River Falls, Wis.
Mikal Antoni Lewandowski was born Dec. 2, 2013, at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury to Rebecca Heidelberger and Daniel Lewandowski of St. Paul. At birth Mikal weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Dale Heidelberger of Pine City, Donna Heidelberger of Fairchild, Wis., and Sharon and Antoni Lewandowski of Hastings. His great-grandparents are Janina Lewandowski of Hastings and Wallace Lind of Mora.
In partnership with the Dakota County Library, Portico Healthnet and CLUES, Dakota County Community Services is holding several workshops to assist people in applying for new MNsure health care programs. MNsure is a one-stop health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can get help, compare plans and choose from a variety of companies to find quality and affordable coverage. A workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings; 651-438-0200, call to register.