Hastings High School’s chorus under the direction of R. C. Gruenenfelder received a great ovation for their splendid number during the course of dedication ceremonies last Sunday. They are pictured here as they sang “All Hail The Power of Jesus’ name.” Pictured in the front row left to right: Meredith Knauss, Colette Braun, Rose Gabbert, Myrna Hakseth, Pat Hageman, Judy Perry and Jolene Meeker. Second row: Loretta Leifeld, Margaret Krell, Bernice Mjolsness, Karen Franzmeier, Mary Lou Truax, Alice Millard, Gladys Holmes, Jeanne Pinke and Joan Zeeveld. Third row: Ruth Johnson, Sonja Ellingson, Sandra Ellingson, Marilyn Fendrick, Lois Cook, Karen Schaar, Elaine Schneider, Maryetta Keetley, Duane Pederson and Janice Ruhnke. Fourth row: Armella Scherber, Doris Brummel, Alta Wright, Audrey Chamberlain, Pat Springer, Warren Goddard, Peter Fehlen, Roger Shaar, Glen Shingledecker, Irene King.
Hastings Gazette, April 21, 1955. The Hastings High School chorus sang at the dedication of the new Junior-Senior High School. Hastings residents went to the polls three times and each time answered affirmatively to support bond issues enabling construction of this new school addition.