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Landfill prohibits light debris during high wind advisory

The Hastings Solid Waste Landfill at 725 S. Southern Hills Drive is prohibiting light weight debris while the high wind advisory is in place. With wind speeds of more than 35 mph, the high wind advisory began at 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 and is anticipated to be in place the rest of the day. Heavier debris, such as wood waste, construction debris…

Parks and Rec Department to hold seasonal job fair

The City of Hastings will hold its annual Seasonal Job Fair 1-3 p.m., Sunday, March 3 at the Hastings City Auditorium, 400 N. Hastings Ave.  The Parks and Recreation Department hires more than 200 seasonal employees each summer. Applicants arrive, fill out an application online at available devices if they haven’t done so already. After finding a…

City of Hastings to Host Flood Mitigation Open House March 5  

 The City of Hastings invites the community to attend a public open house as part of its effort to improve flooding conditions in the city. The open house will be held at the Hastings Municipal Airport, 3300 W. 12th Street, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5. All members of the public are invited to participate in the meeting. No formal presentation…

City of Hastings launches EngageHastings

The City of Hastings has introduced EngageHastings, an online platform that gives the public a voice and is also a great resource for information.  City Administrator Shawn Metcalf said many residents have told him they want to be involved with the City, but may not have the time. EngageHastings allows residents the opportunities to be involved in…

Electric crew responds to outage in southwest Hastings

A two-person electric crew responded to an outage, caused by a commercial truck, at 10:46 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23 in southwest Hastings.  The truck hooked phone and cable conductors on a pole at the northwest corner of Baltimore Avenue and U.S. Highway 6. This stretched electric lines, which snapped back and came into contact with each other.  The lines…