Mocassin Board School Paper 1911

The Hastings Star Gazette, February 1, 1990

Shown are members of the Moccasin Board (the school paper) around 1911. Seated, left to right: Florence McLaughlin, Josephine Coldwell, Ellen Gale, Pauline Lemen. standing left to right: Roy Palmer, unidentified, George Sloninger, Ralph Chard, Miss Williams, Francis Ralphe, Miss Gregg, Ruth Featherstone and Ralph Henry. (photo submitted courtesy of Ethel Thieling).

Post Card Photos of Early 1900’s

December 24, 1064

J. C. Nolan, 121 W. 7th St back in 1964 supplied these old  photos to the Star Gazette in 1964 showing the downtown area from the early 1900’s. They were taken from the courthouse cupola. This is a very rare view as it shows the 200 block of Vermillion Street which has since been torn down to make way for the approaches of the High Bridge. Note the horses hitched along the street in the photo.

This view looks north, towards the heart of downtown Hastings with the view of the Spiral Bridge in the background.

Looking northeast from the courthouse, the Masonic Hall is most prominent in the foreground and also the Wright & Austin and opera house building is shown in the distance.


Annual Turkey Bowl Game Played in Hastings in 1989

November 30, 1989

This year marked the seventh annual playing of the Turkey Bowl. Played each year in Hastings, the Turkey Bowl pits members of the Turkey Town Camel Toes against one another in a savage display of weekend warrior machoism. Each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving the team members, who are also on a softball team of the same name during the summer, meet on the gridiron and slug it out for the honor and glory of being Turkey Bowl champions. Playing this year were most of the Camel Toes, David Kirtz, Pete Teigland, Torny Kriha, Joe Larson, Brad Stepan, Todd Tollefson and Nike Nicklay. All are in the early 20’s and have been playing the Turkey Bowl since they were in junior high school.