LOCAL

Renovations, new businesses start downtown transformation

North Jefferson Street is blocked off as workers repair cornice atop the Walldorff Brewpub and Bistro.

Kathy Maurer

Copy Editor

Some

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KAMA fall session open for registration

Deadline is Aug. 23 for five-week condensed course for adults

Through a new partnership with West Michigan Works, Barry County will

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3 staffers leave Great Start program

Luke Froncheck

Staff Writer

Barry Intermediate School District lost two teachers and a paraprofessional from its Great Start Readiness Program,

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Hastings band making progress as season approaches

Hastings band director Spencer White said he is proud of the hard work band students put in during camp

Hunter

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Drum corps stays in Hastings during national tour

The Raiders, pictured here practicing in Hastings Friday afternoon, are hoping to play their way into Lucas Oil Stadium in

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Beloved choir director leaving Hastings for Haslett post

 Luke Froncheck

Staff Writer

An opportunity in Haslett Public Schools will mean the loss of Hastings Area Schools' Choir Director

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Best dad welcomed home

Major Benjamin Best is reunited with his sons, Colin and Connor, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Detroit July

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Central Elementary parents fix up the playgrounds

A U.S. map is painted on pavement at the south end of the school. Hastings Central Elementary School’s two playgrounds

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