Graduating Class of 1899 featured at Alumni Association meeting in 1949

The Hastings Gazette, May 27, 1949

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This class of young men and women received their high school diplomas at Commencement exercises at Hastings High School in 1899. They were honored at  its Golden Jubilee at the annual meeting of the Hastings High School Alumni Association on June 10, 1949.

Pictured front row left to right: Louis Harrington, Jessie Strothman, Russell W. Tuttle, Genevieve Varien, Jacob Durr, Cecelia Koppes, Sherman Oaks, and John N. Then. Second row: Louis Rosenbaum, Ada Johnson, Moses Strathern, Grace Fahy, and LeRoy Harrington. Third row: Jessie Rouse, Vincent Newell, Margaret Leborious, Myra Welshone, Frank Tuttle, and Augusta Stumpf.

Rubber Band Gang in 1991

February 28, 1991


So what do you do on a snowy day off from school when you’re homework’s all done?

Well, if you’re like eight Hastings Middle School students recently, and one of your friends has a large supply of rubber bands, you could find some creative purpose in fastening them together to see how long you can make the string.

That’s just what Seth Fair, Andy Bohlken, Brandon Anderson, Steph Schmitt, Caren Nelson, Molly Skoglund, Bryce Hall and Paul Wilson did on their recent President’s Day off from school. They took their rubber band collection up to Westview Mall and made it stretch from Don’s Super Valu door all the way around to the very end of Pamida. It took them several hours to make the connections.

Why? “Why ask why?” responded Molly, borrowing from a contemporary teen-targeted television commercial. The group said they were looking into the Guinness record for the longest rubber band.

King and Queen to be Crowned, 1966

The Hastings Gazette, February 3, 1966

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Sno-Frolic royalty will be announced from among 10 senior candidates during coronation ceremonies Monday night. Pictured are queen candidates left to right Cindy Chard, Shelly Chezick, Vickie Koller, and Gerry Moen (Nancy Matz not present). King candidates, Tom Novak, Howie Nelsen, Dave Carey, Gene Molitor, and Dennis Hoffmann.

Snake Thornton needs to watch his diet in 1978

February 9, 1978

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Thornton, the boa constrictor, is somewhat of a pet at the Hastings Junior High School. He’s been recuperating at the owner’s (assistant Junior High Principal Leonard Schwartz) home after his usual meal of a gerbil fought back by biting Thornton and inflicting a large gash in his mouth. Thornton finally swallowed the gerbil, but the gash was hemorrhaging. After being treated by local Veterinarian R. M. Dayton, Thornton is doing fine and was welcomed back Monday by Lisa Zuzek, John Hunt, Steve McMahon, Bentley Benzick, Tim Rubin and Laura Thompson. Thornton is housed during the school year in the seventh grade science room of Erwin Christenson.