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Levee Park (pictured) in Hastings sits along the Mississippi River, offering park-goers a scenic view to walk or bike along. 

City of Hastings employees celebrated milestone anniversaries that represent a total of 330 years of combined service to the city during the city council meeting on Dec. 20.

5 years 

Nicole Biegel

Brady Endres

Blake Nosal

Cory Onken

Jeremy Bickner

Timothy Likes

Phil Nelson

15 years

Connie Lang

Matthew Lindeman

Bryan Schowalter

Mark Knoll

Craig Latch

Derek Latch

Denise DeWall

John Caven

20 years

Nathan Wood

Michael Schmitz

Samantha Schmidtke

25 years

Joe Birk

Cory Likes

30 years

Greg Page

35 years

Mark Schutt

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Sophia Voight is a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette. She is from Oshkosh, WI and graduated from the UW Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Journalism in 2021. She can be reached with any news tips at


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