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Firefighters battle structure fire on E. 12th Street

A home was damaged and one person was displaced on E. 12th Street after a fire broke out early Monday morning. Sixteen firefighters with Hastings Fire and Rescue responded to 1380 E. 12th St. at around 5:35 a.m. and found flames and smoke at the back of the house. The fire was under control by 6:52 a.m., but firefighters worked throughout the morning…

Rent and utility assistance available for Hastings residents

The State of Nebraska launched its Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program to provide assistance for renters struggling to pay both rent and utilities as a result of COVID-19 financial hardship. The ERA program provides funds to assist Nebraska low-income households outside of Lancaster and Douglas Counties. Households seeking financial support…

Utilities Department is by your side after cold snap

February Cold Snap The entire Midwest saw unprecedented subzero temperatures during the month of February, forcing heating systems to work overtime to keep families warm. While the Hastings Utilities Department can use its generation power to ease spikes in electric costs, we purchase our natural gas from the market and provide it to our customers…

Public welcome at HFR brush truck housing ceremony

The Hastings community is invited to come share the age-old tradition of welcoming a new apparatus to Hastings Fire and Rescue’s fleet. Firefighters will hold a housing ceremony for their new brush truck at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 12 at Station 1, located at 1313 N. Hastings Ave. The three-part ceremony will dedicate HFR’s new unit, Brush 1, with…

Aquacourt passes available through scholarship

Families in Hastings have a chance to receive free day passes to the Aquacourt this summer thanks to funding from the Hastings Community Foundation. The Hastings Aquacourt was awarded $1,540, which will be used to offer 4 youth day passes per child, for up to 55 qualified children. Day passes will be awarded based on family income, and those who are…