Lots of things are going on in the next week or two. Here are a few:
Saturday, Oct. 27, the Hastings Police will be at the front door of Walgreens in Hastings for a takeback medicine event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Black out the name and other identifying information on containers of unused or out-of-date medicine and give it to the police who will dispose of it properly. Some medicines are generally not accepted at an event; needles, asthma inhalers, mercury thermometers, illicit drugs (including marijuana) or medications obtained illegally. Check with the officer at Walgreens.
Sunday, Oct. 28, the annual Cops vs Cadets flag football game is set for 1 p.m. at the Hastings High School football stadium.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, public opinion is being sought at 6 p.m. meeting at the Barry County 911 community room on current and future recreational facilities in the county. Officials are looking for ideas and suggestions for the Charlton Park and Barry County Parks & Recreation five year Master Plan. The plan is required by the DNR to qualify for state and federal grants.
Wednesday, Oct. 31 (Halloween) the city will close Green Street again to have a safe and secure place for kids to threaten homeowners with “Trick or Treat!”
The Hastings Police Department will again pass out hot chocolate and other goodies for the kids.
Saturday, Nov. 3, Hastings City Hall will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those who qualify to apply for absentee ballots so the city has time get them in the mail and to the voters. You may also vote right at city hall, Clerk Treasurer Jerry Czarnecki said.
Sunday, Nov. 4, clocks will be turned back one hour, leading to darkness at about 5:30 p.m. Hastings Police Chief Jeff Pratt asks drivers to be aware of the earlier nightfall and watch for others who are out and about.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, don’t forget to vote in the mid-term election.
Hastings residents are reminded that burning in the city requires a permit and to call Fire Chief Roger Caris before you burn