25 Years Ago, Matsch Was A Singing Cupid

From the Feb. 12, 1987 edition of the Hastings Star Gazette: Neil Matsch is Hastings’ singing cupid, and for $5 he will carry a tune for those who can’t, via Ma Bell, to a special sweetheart. Last year, Matsch said he started with 28 scheduled singing orders, but that the number grew to 80 before…
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Hoffman, Strub Named Snow Week King And Queen 25 Years Ago

From the Feb. 12, 1987 edition of the Hastings Star Gazette: “Kari Hoffman and Brian Strub were crowned the new 1987 Snow Week senior king and queen in ceremonies last Thursday. Junior prince and princess were Jim Schlader and Heather Aschenbrenner; sophomore royalty were Monte Meier and Darcy Luoma; freshman prince and princess were Chad…
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Shawl Thief Sought

This from the Hastings Independent from Feb. 13, 1862: “That contemptible thief that took a shawl from the cutter of Dr. Thorne, a few nights ago, is informed that he is known. The doctor has no disposition to make him trouble, but if he does not want the word thief to stand out before him…
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