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Drinking fountain among improvements at Dog Park

A drinking fountain for both humans and dogs was recently installed at the Hastings Dog Park south of Good Samaritan Village on South Elm Avenue (U.S. Highway 6). The dog water station and improvements to the pollinator habitat is a cooperative effort between city departments including Hastings Parks and Recreation, Landfill and Environmental.  Improvements…

A Street closed 8 a.m.-1 p.m., June 14 to clean new water main

A Street between Boston and New York avenues will be closed 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, for the cleaning of a new water main.

Well 8 taken out of service prior to high-nitrate violation

The City of Hastings was notified on June 11 by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy that a sample taken June 10 showed Hastings Municipal Well 481 (Well 8), at 12th Street and Crane Avenue had a nitrate level of 11 milligrams per liter.  That amount was in violation of the nitrate maximum contaminant level of 10 mg/L.  The June 10 test…

Hastings Public Library to put on Bridgerton Tea for new season

The Hastings Public Library is putting on a Bridgerton themed tea party at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22. The program will include discussions of the Bridgerton book and TV series, related activities, and how to put on an English tea with food and drinks from What the Dickens Bakery. For ages 18 and older, those that wish to join will need to register…

Hastings Utilities warns of scam attempts

Utility scam attempts are on the rise and the Hastings Utilities Department wants customers to be aware of the latest way scammers are trying to get money or personal information. The department is continuing to receive reports about calls to customers telling them that they have overpaid for their utilities and are entitled to a refund. The caller…