Hastings school Christmas concerts changed

The band and choir programs at Hastings Area Schools will present their annual Christmas Collage concerts, but in a new

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Students consider what they can be at BCCAN

Hundreds of ninth-grade students from Barry County high schools attended the Barry County College Access Network, or B.C.C.A.N., Job Fair

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Winners announced in chamber’s local shopping event


Amy Lipscomb wins the grand prize in the Small Business Saturday local shopping promotion. (Chamber photo)




Kathy Maurer

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Sweet creations on display


Gingerbread “houses,” part of Jingle and Mingle celebration, are already on display at Hastings Public Library. Through 3 p.m. Saturday,

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Traditional Thanksgiving dinner in Hastings welcomes all

Lined up at the food tables are a few of the approximately 240 guests served at Thursday’s free Thanksgiving meal,

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All buses under one roof

The expanded Barry County Transit building is 14,200 square feet and can fit all 16 vehicles in the fleet.


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Bless these beams

The atrium at Spectrum Health Pennock in Hastings was packed last Thursday, Nov. 14, for a “Blessing of the Beams”

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Farm Bureau group gives refrigerated trailer to Food Bank

The Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Agent Charitable Fund donated a refrigerated semi-trailer to the Food Bank Council of Michigan

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