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Planning Commission to Meet via Video Conference April 20

The Hastings Planning Commission will meet for its regularly-scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 20, via video conference. On March 17, Governor Pete Ricketts issued an executive order to permit state and local governmental boards, commissions, and other public bodies to meet by videoconference, teleconference, or other electronic means through…

COVID-19 Press Conference Set for April 17

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 17. 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…

Restaurants Can Now Sell Bulk Packaged Food Items

Governor Pete Ricketts announced regulatory changes to give restaurants the flexibility to sell packaged foods to customers on Tuesday. Under normal circumstances, restaurants cannot sell packaged foods—like loaves of bread or cartons of eggs—that do not have nutrition labels. Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Steve Wellman explained that…

City Council Approves Street Improvement Projects

The Hastings City Council approved several street improvement projects at Monday’s virtual meeting, including one that has been more than a decade in the making. At the recommendation of City Engineer Dave Wacker, the council approved a $2,778,360.89 contract by Werner Construction, Inc. for trail and paving improvements on 42nd Street west of U.S.…

Alternate Utility Drop Boxes Available During Construction

  A construction project at the Utility Department’s business office will hinder access to the building’s utility drop box beginning this week, and customers are encouraged to use one of several other drop boxes across the city. An alternate drop box is available on the same property at the Jacob Fisher Rainbow Fountain, but there are several other…