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Utility Department urges customers with hardships to reach out

Hastings Utilities recognizes that members of the community may encounter financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19, and customers are urged to reach out early if they’re having trouble paying their bill. The Utility Department has suspended utility shutoffs until April 30, and are not posting notices on customers’ doors during this time. However,…

Businesses Added to Directed Health Measure

Governor Pete Ricketts announced additional provisions to the state's Directed Health Measures for the prevention of COVID-19 on Thursday. The additions went into effect at midnight on Friday. Additions to the Statewide DHM: All beauty/nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, gentlemen’s clubs, bottle clubs, indoor theatres, and tattoo…

COVID-19 Video Conference Set for April 10

Mayor Corey Stutte, along with health and emergency experts in the community, will host a video conference call for media at 10 a.m. Friday, April 10. The conference will be live streamed to the public on the City of Hastings website. Participants will include the following: Corey Stutte, City of Hastings Michele Bever, South Heartland District…

Library Creates PPE for Health Care Workers

The library's doors may be closed to the public, but the work going on inside is part of a greater effort to support our local health care workers. As the community continues to battle the spread of COVID-19, library staff members are using the Makerspace to sew cotton face masks, cut protective face shields, and 3D print the headbands for those face…

Roundabout Work to Begin on US-6 & Adams Central Avenue

Road work to construct a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and Adams Central Avenue is expected to begin on April 13, weather permitting. The Nebraska Department of Transportation awarded the $2,970,274 contract to Werner Construction Inc. of Hastings. NDOT said two-lane traffic will be maintained on Hwy 6 with reduced speed. Adams…