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Jacob Rabaey wins spelling bee

With the correct spelling of the word, “graffiti,” the annual St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Spelling Bee competition ended, and eighth-grader Jacob Rabaey was the champion. His name will be engraved on a plaque in the school foyer, along with all the past spelling bee champions.

The Hastings Star-Gazette, 06/14/2013

Three school board members’ terms are up this year

There are no city or county elections impacting Hastings residents this year, but there will be a school election this November.

The Hastings Star-Gazette, 06/13/2013

District 200 honors employees

Hastings District 200 held its 27th annual recognition program for its employees May 15. Retiring employees and the employees with years of service were honored.

The Hastings Star-Gazette, 05/24/2013

Middle School counselor Charlie Black is honored

He grew up and went to school here in Hastings. He is a graduate of Hastings High School. He returned to Hastings Middle School in 2004 as a counselor.

The Hastings Star-Gazette, 05/24/2013

Dakota County rates high in survey

In the most recent Dakota County Residential Survey, residents continue to rate the quality of life in Dakota County very highly.

The Hastings Star-Gazette, 05/24/2013

Planning is under way for Rivertown Days July 18 to 21

The 2013 Rivertown Days button design is done, thanks to Dave Youngren and Natasha Hill. The planning has begun for the events and activities.

The Hastings Star-Gazette, 05/17/2013

Wheeler named state’s counselor of the year

When Charlie Black and Ellen Rademacher wrote a letter nominating Rick Wheeler for the counselor of the year award, they described him as a “silly, little, fun-loving guy who seems to know everyone.” They said he always has a smile on his face and that people are drawn to him.

The Hastings Star-Gazette, 05/17/2013

Sky’s the Limit youth gallery is now open

The Orange Dragon Art Gallery, sponsored by the Hastings Prescott Area Art Council (HPAAC), has opened its new youth gallery featuring art from area children. The youth gallery, “Sky’s the Limit,” occupies the back room of the Orange Dragon, located at 122 Orange St.

The Hastings Star-Gazette, 05/17/2013

Hastings residents will remember, honor those who served the country

A new cemetery marker for a Hastings man who was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War will serve as the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend in Hastings. The annual Memorial Day observance is set for Monday, May 27.

The Hastings Star-Gazette, 05/16/2013

Student artwork and writing is showcased May 16

The event began in 2009 with a “What If” grant from the Hastings Public Schools Foundation to celebrate students’ artwork and writing at Kennedy Elementary School. It has continued each year thanks to continued funding from the grant.

The Hastings Star-Gazette, 05/10/2013

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