Almost 15 years ago
June 15, 2006
Coming in for notice from almost 15 years ago, a conference as The Harbor Church located three miles north of Hastings was due to see attendees from around the world.
Related by June Lightbourn is the expectation of a potential 250 ministers at The Harbor Church, part of an international network that began in 1985 and was headquartered at The Harbor. Ministers were expected from North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Among those attending the conference at The Harbor, meanwhile, were Bill and Brenda Johnson of Bethel Church at Redding, California. Going on to share what the network was about, the Reverend Jim Anderson of The Harbor explained things somewhat.
“We have core values where the Scripture is honored and there is great emphasis on sharing the gospel around the world,” Anderson said of the HN1 network. The musical group “Unhindered” would reportedly lead worship during the upcoming conference, priced at $30 for attendees.
Also coming in for spiritual commentary from a decade and a half back was the Reverend John Strohschein of Hope Lutheran Church. Taking graduation as the start of his message on what to value.
The most important investment of all,” Rev. Strohschein exhorted his listeners to store up treasures in heaven. “When Jesus said that a person should store up treasures in heaven, he meant that is where we would find final and lasting security,” Strohschein shared. Moreover, Jesus was clear as to how the investment could be secured. “I am the resurrection and the life,” Strohschein quotes John’s gospel. “He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.” Counseling his listeners to have dreams and invest in the future, Strohschein nonetheless exhorted them to put priority on the spiritual life.
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well,” he quotes Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew.
30 years ago
June 13, 1991 Coming in for notice from 30 years ago was that the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Shelf then located at the Community Center on Sixth Street, would be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to Noon.
Meant for individuals in need of emergency assistance, the food shelf accepted nonperishable food items to stock it shelves.
Also in the news from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was that Eucharistic Adoration would take place in the Guardian Angels small chapel every Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
45 years ago HASTINGS STARGAZETTE June 24, 1976 On the front page from 45 years ago and listed at Vermillion was an annual Rural Life Sunday planned for June 27, put on through the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Beginning with Mass at 1:30 p.m., Rural Life Day at Vermillion would reportedly have a blessing of the seeds, soil, and machinery, along with prayers for a favorable harvest and emphasis on the rural family Continuing the theme in a slightly different way, ground had been broken for new Dakota Extension Offices, with the (nonchurch) organization, then in its 45th year of service.
Coming in last for the review from 1976 this week was a reminder by the United States Corps of Engineers that boaters had to meet the time schedule if they wanted priority. Pleasure craft would be given priority over commercial craft at Lock and Dam 2 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Fridays, as well as 9 to 9:30 a.m., Noon to 12:30 p.m., 4 to 4:30 p.m. and 9 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Outside these times they could dock near the lock, but would likely have to wait for commercial craft to go through.
115 years ago THE DAILY GAZETTE Hastings, Minnesota February 27, 1907 Born In Hastings, February 25th, to Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Wilson, a son.
Minor Topics. Louis Gramsey was down from Burnsville yesterday.
J. P. Griffin received a driving horse from St. Paul yesterday.
For sale cheap, a horse, buggy, cutter, single harness, new blanket and whip. Telephone No. 92. Fred Whaley.
Mrs. H. L. Cornell left Sunday evening upon a visit in Chicago. 115 Years Ago CANNON FALLS BEACON April 26, 1907 School Notes Editor Lillian Billing The fact that the Lake Crystal debating team holds the state championship is interesting to all the high school students since our own team debated so favorably against them.
Obituaries: Mrs. Christine Louise Danielson, with one funeral at home and the other at the Swedish Lutheran Church. Find A Grave Memorial ID is 91939121.
Mrs. Olive M. Cross, wife of the late George Cross. Olive’s Find A Grave Memorial ID is 91939091, and links to her husband as well as seven children, three of whom died by two years old.