20 Years Ago HASTINGS ….

Posted 1/27/21

20 Years Ago HASTINGS STAR-GAZETTE January 25, 2001 Winter Daredevil (photo by Jeff Mores for Star-Gazette) Cameron Johnson grabs some air as he jumps an ice ramp on his way down a hill near Lions …

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20 Years Ago HASTINGS ….


20 Years Ago HASTINGS STAR-GAZETTE January 25, 2001 Winter Daredevil (photo by Jeff Mores for Star-Gazette) Cameron Johnson grabs some air as he jumps an ice ramp on his way down a hill near Lions Park. Johnson and several other Hastings youths took advantage of their day off from school on Monday by snowboarding, sledding and spending time on area ski slopes.

NEWS BRIEFS Hastings juvenile apprehended in theft A 17-year-old Hastings male juvenile has been apprehended in the theft of two cellular phones, one from a vehicle in the senior high school student parking lot, the other from a vehicle on West 18th Street. Ted Collins saw the youth take the phone from his vehicle on 18th Street. Hastings police later found the male near 18th Street. Jail population Dakota County jail population last week ranged from 189 to 211. Nine prisoners are being housed in Carver County. Sixty-five people were booked into the jail over the weekend. Twenty- six of those arrests were for outstanding warrants, 14 for driving while intoxicated, and five for domestic assault. Five years ago— 1996—the jail population ranged from 118 to 129.

Refuse fire extinguished Hastings firefighters were called Jan. 19 to a refuse fire at 2300 Oak St. The fire, of undetermined origin, was extinguished.

Alarm, no fire Hastings firefighters were called Jan. 21 to Country Inn and Suites, when an alarm activated. There was no fire and the call was for investigation only.

30 Year Ago

January 10, 1991 Lu Stoffel discusses a decade working in the city’s top political job SUMMARY: As of this week, the Stoffel era has passed. Before she left office, she took time to discuss accomplishments, memories, politics, and much more.

by Steve Eide, staff writer “The time has gone so fast,” said ex-Mayor Lu Stoffel Stoffel, after 10 years as mayor, was defeated in November by council member Mike Werner. Werner assumed the office on January 7, being sworn in by City Clerk Barb Thompson at the start of the city council meeting.

“I think we’ve accomplished a lot,” Stoffel said. “I haven’t Hastings accomplished it.” As her last days as mayor (story continues on at Dakota County Pioneer Room, Hastings City Hall).

WHAT’S INSIDE? Here’s a quick look Local war veterans express varied opinions on prospects of WAR Four local war veterans from three shooting wars voice different opinions on the military buildup in the Gulf./Story on page 8A Local minister helps inmates in county jail./Story on page 3B.

Council votes to authorize city administrator to begin negotiations with applicants for two city positions/ Story on page 8A Church’s application to use Vet’s Home space likely to receive okay A church, Christ’s Family Church, would like to lease space in the Hastings Veteran Home’s gym. After a rocky start, permission looks likely./Story on page 8A.

Filings open for local township elections on Tuesday./ Page 10B. 40 Years Ago HASTINGS STAR-GAZETTE January 29, 1981 Council, mayor clash on committee makeup by Al Shaffer, staff writer Members of the Hastings City Council and Mayor Lu Stoffel locked horns concerning appointments to the City Council’s Administration Committee Monday night. The basic question arose over whether or not a representative from the 1st Ward will be appointed to the committee. The discussion ended in a deadlock with no appointments approved.

“Impetus for the debate came from 1st Ward residents Peter Likes who charged Stoffel with ignoring his ward. “I for one feel it is a misrepresentation,” Likes spoke from the audience.

“We had to set them up and the best way I could do it is the way it was done,” Stoffel responded….After the meeting Stoffel explained that Trautmann was chosen to be chairman because he has seniority on the council and because he is acting-mayor. (Stoffel appointed him to that position at the previous council meeting). Pike was picked as vice chairman because of his banking and administrative experience, she added, and because he is from the 4th Ward (story continues at Pioneer Room).

Almost 50 Years Ago HASTINGS GAZETTE February 18, 1971 Multi-List Group of Realtors Formed Here to Aid Customers (photo) Members of new Hastings Multi-List Service. Front…Robert Schmitz, Neal Siewert (Star Realty)…Schumchaer and Duane Groth (Star Realty). Back, same order, Earl Beltz, Don Gustafson (Dakota Realty), Hank Gydesen and Mike Gegen.

$860,660 Improvements Ordered By City Council, 15th Street is Held Over Hastings City Council met Tuesday night, February 16th, with all members present and Council man Joe Novak Acting Mayor, in the absence of Mayor Evarist Rotty.

The Council accepted the bid of Freed Chevrolet- Cadillac Co. for two squad cars for the Police Department. Their bid was $10,200.00, trade-in allowance $3,210.00, with a net bid of $6,990.00. Other bidders were Bahls Motor & Implement, Inc., whose net bid was $7,960.29, and Bob Lewis Buick, Inc., with a net bid of $8,077.82 Bids were also opened for radios for the Street, Water and Engineering Department. Air Comm of West St. Paul bid on the 4 units at $3,220.00, which appeared to be the lowest bid, but did not meet specifications. The Council accepted bid of General Electric, at $3,528.00, which did include the necessary locks, and in addition, an extra speaker and service and repair contracts for one year, extras totaling $276.00. The other bidder was Motorola, at $3,564.50 157 Years Ago THE HASTINGS CONSERVER January 12, 1864 From the Second Cavalry.

(soldier listing for Union army continued)… PRIVATES William Durry, Eureka; Charles S. Emmons, Lakeville; Charles E. Foster, Hastings; Thomas Fahay, Marshan; Benson Griswold, Eureka; William J. Graff, Hastings; Charles Gates, Hastings; Jerome Hana, Nininger; Calvin Haycraft, Eureka; William Hudson, Hastings; Jahiel, Hoople, Hastings; Henry Hetherton, Hastings; Adelbert Ives, Lebanon; Isaac F. Jenkins, Hastings; Wilister Jennison, Hastings; James W. Jolly, Eureka; Dennas F. Kelly, Hastings; George Kennedy, Hastings; Leonard M. Knapp, Nininger; Augustus Latto, Hastings; John M. Livingston, Eureka; David J. Lumsden, Eureka; John McDonald, Hastings; John McViff, Hastings; George Panchott, Marshan; Edmun Phillips, Lakeville; John Pitcher, Hastings; Johnson Paol, Eureka; Oliver P. Reynolds, Hastings; George A. Record, Lakeville; John H. Resler, Hastings; Isaaxc Rhoad, Eureka; Howard Shadinger, Eureka; Clymer Shadinger, Eureka; Adnah Shadinger, Eureka; Adophus C. Speek, Eureka; Anthony Sanges, Hastings; Joseph Allen Searls, Eureka; James Scott, Lebanon; Thomas N. Schofield, Eureka; Thomas C. Smith, Eureka; Samuel A. Thompson, Hastings; James S. Welch, Hastings; B. F. Whitney, Hastings.

You will observe on looking over the above list (and that in last week’s history section), that there are forty- three men from Hastings.

This company is said to be by all odds the best company in the regiment. It is composed of men…There is some talk of our being ordered to Fort Ripley, but nothing reliable. We may not leave this post before spring. Our arrangements for cooking etc., are very good. B. F. Whitney and Thomas G. Brown are our cooks, and none better than they can be found inside of Minnesota.