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Charlee Simacek wins champion ribbon Charlee Simacek of Hastings won a champion ribbon in rabbit agility at the Dakota County Fair. She competed in the beginners division and was the fastest rabbit on the obstacle course. Her rabbit’s name is “Snickers.” He is a Netherland Dwarf rabbit that is 1 year old. Charlee has been in 4-H for three years and is a member of the “Klover Klub” 4-Hers here in Hastings. Charlee is 10 years old. She also competed in the dog show, gave a demonstration, and exhibited in photography, indoor gardening and arts and crafts.
Henry James Bainbridge was born on July 13, 2013, in St. Paul to Jason and Wendy (Weber) Bainbridge of Hastings. At birth Henry weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 22.25 inches long. His big brothers are 7-year-old Jack and 4-year-old William. Grandparents are Gary and Peggy Bainbridge of Dubuque, Iowa, and Kevin and Maureen Weber of Cannon Falls. Great-grandparents are Jim and Jan Weber and Ed and Kathleen Feidt, all of Hastings.
Kinsley Dianne Madison was born on Aug. 11, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Samantha Madison of Cottage Grove. At birth Kinsley weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Laurie and Scott Madison of Cottage Grove.
A Healthier Hastings 4 All (AHHA) and the Hastings YMCA are partnering to offer a free yoga class at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, right before Regina’s 60th Anniversary. Build strength and flexibility, reduce stress and tension and increase your overall health, energy and vitality with this high-energy, athletic style of yoga. The 45-minute yoga class will be held on the grass outside Regina’s main hospital entrance at 1175 Nininger Road. In case of inclement weather, yoga class will be held at the Hastings YMCA behind the hospital. Also, try a free Hip Hop class at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
The 10 year class reunion for the Hastings class of 2003 and their significant others is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, at Dan’s Bar, 8485 240th St. E., Hampton. Social hour is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., dinner from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Comedians starting at 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., dancing/partying from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. $25 per person from now until Aug. 20, $30 per person from Aug. 21 to Sept. 20, $35 per person the day of the event. The ticket price includes dinner, entertainment and a shuttle ride home (within the Hastings area). There will be a cash bar. Shuttle available to give rides at 11 p.m.
“The Price of Victory” is the theme of the 2013 Civil War Weekend at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission price is $5-$8 each day and that includes a guided tour of the LeDuc house.
By Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer email@example.com For about 20 years, Calvary Christian Church in Hastings has had an ongoing relationship with a “sister” Baptist church in Kaniv, Ukraine. The Rev. Randy Berg has been closely involved since he came to Hastings 19 years ago. In fact, when he was interviewed for the position, Berg was told the relationship between the churches not only was in place, it was very important to the Hastings congregation.
Mary Parizek of Hastings performed on Aug. 9, 2013, in the Shell Lake Arts Center’s final saxophone workshop concert. This performance was the culmination of a week-long saxophone workshop, where students received instruction from internationally renowned saxophonists, examining subjects such as saxophone literature, music interpretation, tone production, reeds and reed adjustment and many other topics. Students also received private and group lessons. Heidi Schwartz earns bachelor of arts from St. Catherine University Heidi Schwartz of Hastings participated in St.
Annie Schaal and Aaron Gerlach will be married on Aug. 31 at Newport Lutheran Church. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Ellen Schaal of Forest Lake, and the groom is the son of Ron and Rhonda Gerlach of Hastings. Both the bride and the groom are graduates of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Schaal is a manager of a group home for young adults with intellectual disabilities and Gerlach is an agronomist with Dupont Pioneer. The couple will be making their home in Kanawha, Iowa.
Cooper Reed Danberry was born on July 24, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Shar and Craig Danberry of Hastings. At birth Cooper weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. He has two siblings, Mackenzie and Josie.