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Council, mayor approve purchase of ground

Members of the Hastings City Council voted 5-4 at their Feb. 12, 2024 meeting to approve the purchase of 127.4 acres of state-owned land east of Southern Hills Drive and north of the existing Hastings Solid Waste Landfill.  Mayor Corey Stutte broke the 4-4 tie by voting in favor of the purchase. Purchasing the property is a proactive approach to issues…

HC Community Leadership Challenge to welcome 20 students to Hastings

The inaugural Walter Scott, Jr. Community Leadership Challenge at Hastings College begins the evening of Friday, February 2, with 20 students from across Nebraska arriving on campus. The application process drew 90 applicants, which made the selection process challenging, but also rewarding.   “The number of applicants exceeded our expectations and…

Gravel road closed until conditions improve

The City of Hastings closed West South Street, the gravel road south of the BNSF Railway tracks between Laird Avenue and Marian Road, on Wednesday Jan. 31. The closure is in effect until the road dries out and conditions improve. This road is owned by BNSF, but the city maintains the gravel road according to an agreement in place.  

City, NRDs to Host Lake Hastings Watershed Plan Open House

The City of Hastings invites the community to attend a public open house as part of its Lake Hastings Water Quality Management Plan. The open house will be held at the Hastings Municipal Airport Terminal, 3300 W. 12th St., 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. All members of the public are invited to participate in the meeting. No formal presentation will…

Electric distribution crew responds to big outage

A Hastings Utilities electric distribution crew responded to an outage on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 that left customers in a big area of east Hastings without power.  The outage began around 5:30 a.m., after a vehicle struck a utility pole on U.S. Highway 6 in east Hastings. The collision tripped a feeder, which turned power off for the safety…