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Arbor Day program to take place at St. Michael's Elementary

The City of Hastings Arbor Day program will start at 1:30 pm at St. Michael’s Elementary on Friday, April 26 at 715 Creighton Ave. Volunteers will plant a Swamp White Oak and Catalpa tree next to the school’s garden. These are shade trees that will be planted by the playground, in the northwest portion of the school property.    City Tree Board member…

2023 Water Quality Report Now Available

The Hastings 2023 Annual Water Quality Report is now available, showing important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the City of Hastings water system to provide safe water. Sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and groundwater wells. As water…

Give Hastings Day 2024 for Hastings Public Library

Hastings Public Library is excited to once again be part of Give Hastings Day for the event's 11th year. This unique fundraiser allows community members the opportunity to donate funds to nonprofit organizations that are meaningful to them. Gifts from Give Hastings Day help support library programs that foster a love of reading in children, beginning…

Crash at A Street and Burlington Avenue leads to power outage

City of Hastings first responders and electric distribution personnel responded to a vehicle crash on the morning of April 17 that damaged multiple utility poles and caused a power outage affecting south central and southwest Hastings. A pickup truck driven by 37-year-old Jeremy Hartman of Hastings, was traveling eastbound on West A Street, approaching…

12th St. closes at Burlington Ave. for traffic light upgrades

Shortly after noon on Wednesday, April 17, the Nebraska Department of Transportation and their contractor, IES Commercial of Holdrege set up the work zone traffic control for the intersection as planned (allowing through movement for traffic on Burlington Avenue, allowing right turns from Burlington onto 12th, and allowing right turns from 12th onto…