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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…

Hastings Fire and Rescue upgrades life-saving equipment

Four ambulances in Hastings Fire and Rescue’s fleet are now equipped with upgraded technology to improve patient care during the most urgent emergencies. HFR put four new Lifepak monitor/defibrillators into use in their ambulances on Thursday, replacing outdated models from a different manufacturer that are no supported by its company. “We had just…

City Council takes no action on mask ordinance

The Hastings City Council took no action on an agenda item that could have reinstated a citywide mask policy on Monday evening. The amended mask policy would have extended the requirement to wear masks inside businesses and other public buildings until the city saw a 7-day rolling average of 8 or fewer cases per 100,000 population per day (equating…

NSP releases details after HPD officer-involved shooting

The Nebraska State Patrol has released more information following an investigation into a Hastings Police Department officer-involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 27. The Nebraska State Patrol's press release can be found below. The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional details in its investigation into an officer-involved shooting…