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16 years ago

HASTINGS STARGAZETTE

June 1, 2006 Following the experience of Hastings, Prescott Wisconsin and its business owners were looking at riverfront condos as a way to revitalize their downtown.

The development reported on by Hank Long was to be called Eagle’s Point and consisted of a “43unit, highend condominium complex” down by the railroad. “Most of the top units have already been sold out,” Prescott zoning administrator Jayne Brand told the Star Gazette. “But it’s the city’s understanding that about 5060 percent of the bottom and middle units have been sold.”

May 25, 2006

Hastings High sophomore gives Mudhen’s baseball field a little TLC for his Eagle Scout Project Joining a list that includes Steven Spielberg and Neil Armstrong, then teenager Tyler Samuelson was due to receive his Eagle Scout award after leading a landscaping project at Jack Ruhr Field at Miesville.

“Some of my relatives are big fans of the Mudhens, and I’ve watched games with them,” Samuelson was quoted as saying in the article by Hank Long. “When I hear the Mudhens field crew was looking to do some more landscaping at the park, I knew it would be a great project.”

31 years ago

HASTINGS STARGAZETTE

May 30, 1991 Scouts receive Ad Altare Dei Award Coming in for mention from May 30, was the news that six scouts from the Hastings area had received their Ad Altare Dei (Latin: “to the Altar of God”) Award with 80 other scouts from Auxiliary Bishop L. Welch of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Hastings Scouts receiving their award were Jacob Sheck of Troop 534, Scottt Mellesmoen of Troop 23, Shane Richter of Troop 53, Dale McDonald of Troop 503, and Nick Rondeau of Troop 534, with one name not given in the article. To receive the award meant to help Boy Scouts of the Catholic faith to grow in their relationship to God and the Church, the boys had worked “more than 30 hours of community service, which included working with the elderly, caring for people other than family members, building a better society and/or undoing injustice in the local community caused by the injustice of others. The six young men were from three area parishes (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Joseph’s in Miesville, and St. John the Baptist of Vermillion).

Scouting is an ecumenical endeavor open to all.

46 years ago HASTINGS GAZETTE May 27, 1976 Making the front page for May 27 was the news that incumbents John L. (Jack) Lewis and John G. Morris had been reelected to the ISD 200 School Board. With low turnout overall, a partial vote count showed the following totals: For Denmark, Lewis took 37 votes to 31 for Morris, with Karen S. Scheis appearing on just nine of the 42 total ballots cast.

In Marshan, Lewis took 26 to 32 for Morris and eight for Scheis, with 33 votes cast overall.

In Vermillion, those numbers were 24 for Lewis, 22 for Morris, and three for Scheis. Hampton saw Lewis and Morris each get 10 while Scheis took two, while the overall ballots cast totaled just 11. Two writeins were registered among the votes in Precinct 7 and three in Precinct 8, these being for Reinhold Fox, Robert Medcraft, Dr. David Hendrickson, David Helmstetter, and Daniel Siedelmann.

18 adult members graduated from the Bethel Series at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, thus completing a twoyear program.

Meanwhile, the 15yearold International Student Exchange Program of Minnesota was looking for families to host Mexican students, the purpose of exchange being to “become familiar with United States culture and to gain proficiency in the English language.” Interested parties were instructed to contact Dr. and Mrs. Donald Sheldon at Blaine, Minnesota.

61 years ago HASTINGS GAZETTE May 25, 1961 Coming in for notice sixtyone years ago was the news that a $4 million fertilizer plant ($38,676,789.30 after a cumulative 866.9 percent inflation per usinflationcalculator.com) was coming to Pine Bend. The plant would have ground broken June 15 in the Pine Bend industrial complex “ west of Hastings,” while the new mill owner was Northwest Cooperative Mills, Inc. of Saint Paul.

Construction was expected to take from a year to 14 months, and the plant would be built on a 220acre site one mile east of the junctions of Highways 55 and 52. It was further expected to provide 45 permanent and 100 seasonal jobs for the area, while producing 200,000 tons “of water soluble ammonium phosphate annually,” the Gazette reported.

June 22, 2022