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  • Why downtown? Why downtown? 2013 feasibility study determined use of downtown city assets best financial way to go
  • Places to park Places to park Proposed downtown project calls for at least 400 stalls
  • Making an investment Making an investment City gets ball rolling on downtown development project
  • Game on Game on Group collecting board games for local after-school programs
  • Best of times Best of times Hastings High timekeeper likes courtside seat

Why downtown?
The downtown area was just one of several possible sites for a proposed $30 million conference center and hotel project in Hastings.
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Timekeeper likes best seat in house
Finding the best seat in the house to watch Hastings High School athletics has never been a problem for Julie Klein.
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Drive seeks monopoly on board games
Whether it involves passing Go, sinking a battleship, spelling out words with tiles or other means to a competitive end, Hastings Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is looking to give area kids something fun to do once school lets out for the day.
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Fourth quarter run lifts Mustangs
NELSON—The Silver Lake girls’ basketball team had lost four consecutive road games leading up to Friday night’s Twin Valley Conference matchup at Lawrence/Nelson.
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AC third at home invite
Adams Central sophomore Marc Zeckser knew he had a tough task in the 145-pound finals at the Adams Central invite Friday.
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Raiders end six-game losing streak
NELSON — Forget all those January losses. The Lawrence-Nelson boys’ basketball victory Friday is one the Raiders will probably remember for a long time.
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James F. ‘Jim’ Jackson Sr.
Hastings resident, James “Jim” F. Jackson, Sr., 84, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Visitation will be Sunday, February 1, 2015; 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to rosary at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. Rosary will be Sunday, February 1, 2015; 7 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 2, 2015; 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at
Troy A. Schmidt
Troy Adam Schmidt was born September 17, 1987 to Debra J. Gray and Myron Gray in Norfolk, NE. Troy died on January 20, 2015, at his residence in Hastings. Funeral services were held January 26, 2015, at Lakeside Community Church of Nazarene with Pastor John Albrecht officiating.
Norma L. Ridle
Former Superior resident Norma L. Ridle, 95, of Lincoln died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Lincoln. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Tupper officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with family present from 5-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or Superior Public Library.
Milton ‘Bud’ Ferebee
Milton ‘Bud’ Ferebee departed this life on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior, Nebraska, at the age of 87 years. Memorial services will be held Monday 2 p.m., February 2, 2015, at the Nelson Community United Church of Christ. Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry will be officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at The family is requesting memorials in lieu of flowers. Williams Funeral Home of Superior, NE is in charge of the arrangements.
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