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City cleaning up following storm

Several City of Hastings departments are responding to the effects of the storm that passed through Hastings during the early morning hours of Friday, May 24. The hardest hit areas are between Fifth and 14th streets. Several fallen trees were blocking roads.   After thorough assessment of tree damage in Hastings, the Hastings Solid Waste Landfill…

Newly paved cemetery drive ready for Memorial Day

While the current phase of the Parkview Cemetery paving project is not yet complete, paving of the main stretch of the project is done and ready for Memorial Day.  Morten Construction of Kearney began work on Phase 4 of the paving project earlier this spring after being awarded the contract for the project in 2023 in the amount of $367,084. Phase 4…

Many city offices to close on Memorial Day

Many City of Hastings offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Front desk services will be unavailable at the Administration, Development Services, Finance Hastings Police Department, Hastings Fire and Rescue, Hastings Public Library, Hastings Utilities, Hastings Parks and Recreation and Solid Waste Landfill departments.  However,…

Hastings 911 to take over some calls from Campbell area

Effective May 16, 2024, all 911 calls that were answered by the Mid-Rivers Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) in Campbell, Nebraska have been routed to the Hastings PSAP and the Franklin County PSAP depending on the geographical location of the caller. This has been a collaborative effort between the Hastings PSAP, the Mid-Rivers PSAP, the Franklin…

Aquacourt, other water recreation offerings preparing to open

Trainings and final preparations are taking place to open the Hastings Aquacourt Water Park on Saturday, May 25. The Aquacourt is scheduled to be open noon to 7 p.m., daily through mid-August. However, the Aquacourt will be closed for public swimming if the air temperature is below 70 degrees Fahrenheit or at the manager’s discretion based on inclement…