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Local News Archives for 2023-10

Hastings receives $447,500 RAP award for Streetscape Project

The Hastings DDA Streetscape Project is one of 17 West Michigan Revitalization And Placemaking (RAP) projects chosen to receive a share of $6.1M in funding  through The Right Place and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The streetscape project will receive $474,500.

 

RAP is an incentive program that deployed $100 million in American Rescue Plan funding to address the COVID-19 impacts in Michigan communities.

 

Eligible applicants were entities working to rehabilitate vacant, underutilized, blighted, and historic structures and the development of permanent infrastructure associated with traditional downtowns, social zones, outdoor dining, and placed-based public spaces.

Hastings High School Homecoming Parade Route

The Hastings Homecoming Parade steps off tonight at 5:30pm.  Floats lineup behind the high school at 5pm.

The Parade leaves the back  parking lot by the Greenhouse to South Street.

South Street; turn right (East) and go to Church Street.

Church Street;  turn right (North) and go to Clinton Street

Clinton Street;  turn left (West) and go to Young Street.

Young Street;  turn left (South) and head to the stadium. 

Floats park along Young Street Curb.

Pride Bus Tailgate with hot dogs at 6:00pm

Hastings woman wins $100K lottery prize

 

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 11, 2023 – A Hastings woman is looking forward to “a sense of security and less stress” after winning a $100,000 Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery.


Debra Cogger, 64, matched four white balls and the Powerball – 11-19-29-63-68, PB: 25 – in the Sept. 9 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Power Play, the prize was multiplied to $100,000. She bought her winning ticket at the Shell gas station, located at 135 East Green Street in Hastings.


“I buy three Powerball tickets a week and I always play Easy Pick numbers,” said Cogger. “I scanned my ticket at a store to check it and got a message to file a claim at the Lottery office. I had the cashier check it and he said, ‘I think you need to go to Lansing for this one!’


“I called my friend and told him I think I won big, so he came over and checked my ticket on the Lottery app. I couldn’t believe it when he told me the ticket was worth $100,000!”


Cogger recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off her home and then save the remainder.


“Winning $100,000 gives me a sense of security and less stress,” Cogger said. 

 

 

City Council 10-09-23

During the Hastings City Council meeting Monday night the resignation of 4th Ward Council Member Jim Cary was officially accepted. In a September 26th letter, Cary said he was resigning immediately due to health issues.  After accepting the resignation the Council then unanimously approved a Resolution to Censure Cary’s recent actions as a council member. The resolution states that Cary had inappropriately sent unwanted electronic communications to a former relative and had abused his power as councilmember to intimidate and threaten that person.  The resolution went on to say the public censure serves as a reprimand to make clear for the record that the Council in no way condones Cary’s recent actions.

 

At the September 25th meeting, Council directed the City Attorney and City Manager to draft a Code of Ethics ordinance that would cover all elected and appointed city officials.  A workshop on the proposed ordinance was set for October 23rd.

 

The City Council will soon seek applicants for the vacant 4th Ward Seat, interviews will be held, then on November 7th Council will appoint one of the applicants to serve the remainder of the current councilmember term.

 

In other action, the Council approved Hastings Jingle and Mingle for December 1st through 3rd.  

 

A proposal from ‘Playgrounds by Leathers’ not to exceed $52,600 was approved for design services to replace the aging Tangle-Town playground  at Bob King Park.

Richland woman Charged in harassment of Barry County Prosecutor

 

A Richland woman faces multiple counts of stalking over alleged harassament of Barry County prosecutors.

Rita Williams allegedly sent hundreds of emails and voicemail messages to prosecutors, including the Barry County prosecutor, over the conviction and incarceration of her husband.

When asked to stop contact, Williams continued sending messages on both their work and personal devices.

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