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Hastings Public Library announces website update

The Hastings Public Library’s website will soon take on a new appearance with an update that is expected to launch on the City of Hastings website the week of Sept. 27. As part of the redesign, web hosting will be brought under the umbrella of the City of Hastings, meaning patrons will be able to access the library’s website and all of its content…

Hastings Fire and Rescue battles early-morning structure fire

Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to a structure fire early Sunday morning. At 2:18 a.m., a neighbor contacted 911 services about a fire at 313 Jefferson Ave., reporting visible flames coming from the structure. Thirteen firefighters from Hastings Fire and Rescue and three firefighters from Hastings Rural arrived shortly after to find…

Hastings Fire and Rescue trains for firefighter rescue incidents

Hastings Fire and Rescue is constantly training to maintain the skills to rescue victims and pets in the event of a fire or other environmental hazard, but this week firefighters focused on their response should one of their own become trapped or injured. Task Force 1, Inc. hosted a two-day supplemental training course on Thursday and Friday for Hastings…

Construction begins on outdoor classroom at Hastings Museum

Construction began this week on a new outdoor classroom at the Hastings Museum, which may temporarily impact visitor parking in the area. The project has been at least 10 years in the making, and will provide visitors with a more immersive educational experience. Beginning this week, visitors will need to use the entrance located on the north side…

Part of 9th Street to close for hazardous tree removal

Part of 9th Street will temporarily close on Friday for a hazardous tree removal effort. The Hastings Parks and Recreation Department will be working on 9th Street from Hastings Avenue to Kansas Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drivers should expect closures during this time. Barricades and signs will be in place, and drivers are asked to avoid the…