The Hastings City Police Cadets recently raised the money by collecting used lead core batteries at the household hazardous waste collection at the Barry County Fairgrounds. Throughout the year, cadets learn the skills needed to be a police officer, as well give back to the community through public service and fundraisers. There are currently 15 young people in the cadet program.
Silent Observer in Barry County offers rewards to citizens who provide critical information to solve crimes by calling1-800-310-9031 and remain anonymous. Both programs can be followed on Facebook by liking Hastings Police Cadet Program and Barry County Silent Observer.
Hastings Police Cadet Tommy Patterson (center) presents a $307.60 check to members of the Silent Observer of Barry County Board, Barry Central Dispatch 9-1-1 Director Phyllis Fuller (left) and Katie Kellogg.