Editor's note: From Dec. 24-31, the Tribune is looking back at memorable events in Tribland in 2012. This is the last part of the six-part series.
— Hastings Public Schools launched its 1-to-1 initiative to provide laptop computers to every student at Hastings High School.
— Pete Kortum, a captain with the Grand Island Police Department, was chosen to become chief of the Hastings Police Department.
— Adams County Sheriff Gregg Magee was inducted into the Nebraska Sheriffs' Association Hall of Fame.