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.
February 16, 1978
Mary McDonald and John Karpen, Valentine queen and king, danced at the Regina Nursing Home Valentine’s Day party on Tuesday. At the party, residents were entertained, refreshments were served, balloons released, many danced, and students of Hastings Montessori sang. The Montessori students also entertained at Haven Homes earlier in the day.
The Hastings Gazette, February 14, 1991
The Hastings Gazette, February 3, 1966
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.
February 9, 1978
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.
December 15, 2005
After months of practice, students at Pine Harbor Christian Academy celebrated the Christmas season with a musical entitled “Meet Me at the Manger.” Kindergartners are pictured performing. They are Alyssa Olson, Leah Steding, Jasmine Callies, Alyssa Padmanabhan, Joey Merrill, Micha Walt and Andrew Hawn. Over 300 parents and friends enjoyed the performance and cookies and punch afterwards.
November 3, 2005
Fifty Hastings High School girls coordinated their Halloween costumes and went as contestants for the Miss America Pageant to school.