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Highway 6 roundabout construction continues into school year

The current closures on Adams Central Avenue north and south of U.S. Highway 6 will not be open to traffic prior to the start of the school year due to recent weather conditions, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. NDOT reported the north and south legs of the intersection are anticipated to open in three weeks, following the start…

Blight and Substandard Area #15 Proposed

The Community Redevelopment Authority has proposed a new Blight and Substandard Area #15 for the Hastings City Council to consider. A map depicting the proposed area can be found here. The proposed blight study can be found here . These documents may also be reviewed at the Development Services Department office at 220 N. Hastings Avenue, 1st Floor…

Hastings Fire and Rescue: Smoke detectors save lives

A family of six made it out of their Hastings home safely after a fire on Wednesday night, and Hastings Fire and Rescue is crediting the family’s working smoke detectors. HFR received a call to a fire in the 800 block of North Lexington Avenue at 9:44 p.m. and 13 firefighters arrived on scene by 9:49 p.m. Four firefighters from Hastings Rural Fire…

Viaduct report presented to City Council

A complete report on the condition of the Old Highway 281 viaduct was presented to the Hastings City Council at its regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday evening. On May 26, Engineering Specialists Inc. conducted a site evaluation to determine the integrity of the structure and costs for repair. ESI’s comprehensive report found deficiencies in the…

Battle of the Badges Car Wash

The votes have been tallied, a winner was declared, and now it’s time for the victor to reap the rewards from this year’s Battle of the Badges blood drive with the American Red Cross. The competition pitted the Hastings Police Department against Hastings Fire and Rescue on June 8 in an effort to collect the most blood donations on their behalf. The…