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Funkey selected as Assistant City Administrator

The City of Hastings is pleased to announce the selection of Mark Funkey as Assistant City Administrator. “The Assistant City Administrator is a very important position for me and for the City,” City Administrator Shawn Metcalf said. “It was imperative to find someone who had the right knowledge, skills, and abilities; someone who exhibited servant…

Hastings and Pine Avenue BNSF crossings open

The BNSF Railway crossings at Hastings and Pine avenues reopened on Monday, Nov. 13. The work was done by Ben Engel Construction of Hastings. Hastings Avenue was closed mid-May and Pine Avenue after that. Lee Vrooman, Director of Engineering for the City of Hastings, gave an update on the crossings while presenting the one- and six-year street improvement…

Burlington Ave. traffic signal updates to begin Nov. 20

The Nebraska Department of Transportation will soon begin updating several traffic signals on Burlington Avenue between Seventh Street and North Shore Drive, adding protected left turn signals. Members of the Hastings City Council in December 2021 approved an agreement with the Nebraska Department of Transportation to add and upgrade left-turn along…

Meetings move to airport

Public meetings, including the Hastings City Council, Hastings Planning Commission and Hastings Utility Advisory Board will now be held at the Hastings Municipal Airport Terminal at 3300 W. 12th St.  The Hastings Library Advisory Board and Hastings Museum Board will continue meeting at their respective locations of the Hastings Public Library and Hastings…

Burlington Avenue lane to close 2 hours on Nov. 14 for sewer project

The east, northbound lane of Burlington Avenue is scheduled to close between South Street and A Street for approximately two hours on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The closure, which is scheduled to occur 8:30-10:30 a.m., is to facilitate efforts from Johnson Service of Kearney to clean and inspect with cameras, the sewer system in southwest Hastings. The entire…