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YMCA names new CEO
Hastings native Troy Stickels was named this morning as the new CEO of Hastings Family YMCA.
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Athleticism key for Lady Broncos
After a 28-6 run last season that ended in the national quarterfinals, the Hastings College women’s basketball team is being rewarded with a preseason NAIA No. 5 ranking and is tied for second in the Great Plains Athletic Conference heading into 2014.
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HC looks to fill voids from graduation
Last season, the Hastings College men’s basketball team recorded the most wins since the 2009-10 season, finishing 21-10 overall and 14-6 in the GPAC in the first year under head coach Bill Gavers.
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John Welch Jr.
John Welch, Jr. of Springdale, Arkansas, passed away on October 23, 2014, at the age of 89.Memorial services are 3 p.m. Friday at The Gardens at Arkanshire in Springdale, Arkansas. Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenlawn cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale. Visit to sign online guestbook. Memorial gifts can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Elouise M. (Hoff) Soukup
Elouise Mariliss (Hoff) Soukup, 88, of Hastings, NE, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014. The service to celebrate Elly’s life will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings. The Very Rev. Catherine Scott will officiate. Family cordially invites you for a luncheon after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to The Nebraska State Historical Society, 1500 R St., Lincoln, Nebraska 68508; Kappa Delta Foundation (, 3205 Players Lane, Memphis, TN 38125; or St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 422 N. Burlington, Hastings, NE 68901. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Donald E. Goodrich
Hastings resident Dr. Donald E. Goodrich, long-time educator, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Dr. Donald E. Goodrich Memorial Fund. Private condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Richard "Dick" McCutcheon
Superior resident Richard “Dick” McCutcheon, 82, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Tom Korb officiating. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to Dick’s Cemetery Memorial. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mae Morgan
Hastings resident Mae Morgan, 87, passed away October 28, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare, Hastings. Services are pending with the Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings.
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