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One hundred thirty-six years after its founding, Hastings College has entered a new era, thanks to a unique academic calendar and curriculum structure.

AYR — Crews working overtime have stabilized the flooded Crystal Lake Recreation Area this week, clearing the way for the 36th annual Platte Valley Antique Machinery Association’s Antique & Collector Show scheduled for this weekend.

The Hastings Free Masons and Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce are looking for nominations for grand marshals to participate in the Nov. 2 Hastings Veterans Recognition Parade.

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Prosecutors have added a conspiracy to commit robbery charge to the case against a 22-year-old Hastings man accused of murder in Adams County District Court.

Paddling around in a canoe on a pond on their property, Taylor and Faith Wilson of Hastings enjoy being on the water as much as they can.

Crowds participated in a plethora of activities in the spirit of fun on Saturday for the pinnacle of the annual Kool-Aid Days celebration.

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With the assistance of an architecture design firm, local officials are looking at the feasibility of a new space in the community that could serve as an arts, community and senior center in Hastings.

As students return to Hastings Catholic Schools this fall, those in grades 6-12 will do so with an iPad in hand.

Adams Central Elementary will be entering its second year of operations after the Adams Central School District brought all students in grades kindergarten through 6 under one roof in 2018.

It’s almost time to load up backpacks with pens and paper for the first day of school this fall.

CJ Remmenga wasn’t worried — because he rarely is — but he had reason for concern Thursday when the Five Points Bank Chiefs trailed Emporia Post 5 6-1 in an elimination game.

Hastings Utilities customers looking to participate in the community solar project have the option of purchasing panels, solar shares or a combination of both up to 80 percent of a customer’s annual usage.

Kool-Aid Days is bringing back Luke Mills, a country-rock artist from Holdrege, for the second year in a row during the Kool-Aid Koncert Aug. 10 at Brickyard Park.

Community businesses and individuals are rallying behind a Hastings woman recovering from a shooting attack in June with a benefit set to start 4 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles Club, 107 N. Denver Ave.

Even though a proposed 14-lot subdivision in northeast Kenesaw was placed hold for a month to line up appropriate zoning, it received a favorable response from the Adams County Planning and Zoning Commission.

Kool-Aid Days 2019 will offer activities for all ages in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues in Hastings, celebrating the famous soft drink and the community’s role in its early development.

Fans attending this year’s American Legion Mid-South Regional Tournament expressed various reasons for making the trip — be it long or short — to Duncan Field to watch the top teams battle for top honors on the diamond.

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Thousands of students from preschool to 12th grade are starting school this week and next week in Adams County, increasing road and foot traffic during morning school drop-off and afternoon pick-up.

The Hastings Economic Development Corp. announced in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is coming to Hastings.

Unable to lead his team in a conditioning session as planned Wednesday morning, due to the aftermath of an overnight storm, Ryan Ohnoutka had an idea.

A thunderstorm packing wind gusts of 70 mph in Hastings downed trees like dominoes in areas of the Lochland neighborhood and heavily treed portions of town early Wednesday morning, with small hail and heavy rain contributing to the breakage of multiple tree branches, toppling of yard adornme…

First Baptist Church set out Saturday morning to show that raising money for local organizations is for everyone by hosting its second annual cornhole tournament.

MINDEN — A longtime Hastings College track and field assistant coach remained in critical condition Tuesday at a Kearney hospital after being injured early Sunday in a vehicle-train collision here.

Hastings will see a gush of additional vehicle and human traffic this week as two large events — Kool-Aid Days and the American Legion Baseball Mid-South Regional Tournament — are sure to bring crowds of extra folks to town.

Lexi Benson, an eighth-grader at Hastings Middle School, was trying to figure out how to make tense, synthetic music play while people played with her steady hand tester. She had already programmed a beep to play when the hand tool — a pen with copper wire sticking through and forming a loop…

Family was front and center at the 10th Annual Recovery in the Park barbecue event hosted by Horizon Recovery Tuesday night at Chautauqua Park.

The Adams County Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting this year’s Art in the Park event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in Libs Park, 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

Protest season for property valuations in Adams County has come and gone and while the number of protests filed was higher than normal, more property owners withdrew their protests than is typically seen after meeting with the county assessor.

Organizers are looking for about 150 volunteers to operate games or pour sugary drinks during the 22nd annual Kool-Aid Days festival.

RURAL GLENVIL — The Adams County Fairfest horse show July 20 came at the end of a long week for 17-year-old Ashlyn Mohling.

Hastings Symphony Orchestra will host its third annual fundraiser, “Sounds & Sips,” featuring live big band music and beer and wine sampling from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday at The Lark, 809 W. 2nd St.


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