Father’s Day ruined

We both work for non-profit agencies in the Hastings area and try our best to help those in need. We have worked hard for what we have and are thankful of the opportunities this community has to offer to raise responsible children into adults who are great assets to the communities where they now live.

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend with family members in North Platte for the Nebraskaland Days celebration. Upon returning to Hastings, we entered our home and noticed that the Father’s day present from Dan’s daughter had been opened.  

In our dining room, the hutch bottom door was open and the set of 1946 sterling silverware that belonged to Sue’s mother who passed away when Sue was just 15 years old was gone. It was a very treasured personal item that cannot be replaced.  That’s when it hit us that we had been burglarized. We walked through our kitchen and the back door was wide open. The door had been kicked in.  

As we walked through the house, the TV and some tools were missing in the basement. The safe in our bedroom closet was gone. All of our jewelry boxes were empty and sitting on our dresser.  

The things in our jewelry boxes were of personal importance and items of our parents who are deceased — nothing of a monetary value. Like Dan’s dad’s Kiwanis Club pin, which is another very treasured personal item that cannot be replaced, along with Dan’s Kiwanis Club pins.

We then went upstairs and our locked gun cabinet was broken open and Dan’s and our sons’ guns were gone. Public, beware!

Our weekend and Father’s Day were ruined.

We have devoted our lives to helping folks in this community and now we are asking our community for help and prayers. If you noticed any suspicious activity in the 400 block of North Saunders Avenue in Hastings during the weekend of June 14-16 or have heard of or know any information please notify Hastings Police Department at 402-461-2380.

Dan and Sue Rutt

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