Community Introduction

“It’s got everything we need.”

“What a wonderful place to relax. I can happily and productively live here my entire life.”

These are but a few remarks made by those recent visitors and new residents of Hastings who know a good thing when they see it. From birth through the golden years, Hastings has something for everyone.

Our state-of-the-art hospital has the latest technology for safe deliveries and the care of newborns. The best in educational opportunities are provided in Hastings – from the small classrooms of our elementary schools to the envious graduation rates of our high schools to the higher education available at Hastings College and Central Community College, and you don’t have to travel away from home to earn your fortune. On the business front, our industrial park extends state-of-the-art facilities to assist budding businesses, and to ensure our established owners continue to compete in a global market.

You can even age gracefully in Hastings, taking advantage of volunteer and social opportunities and of the services that are available to assist you in your golden years.

We’re proud of the churches that dot our landscape and, more importantly, the strong sense of caring and community they promote. We have an appreciation of the gifts from Mother Nature that surround us. We’re surrounded by excellent fishing and hunting opportunities, perfect park land and plenty of natural flowing water, and we are committed to using the land without abusing its beauty. Our citizens have a keen sense of culture: We support our community theater, community symphony and museum and our social calendar is packed with festivals. A wide variety of service and social organizations are also active in the community. We’re the birthplace of Kool-Aid – need we say more to bring a smile to your face?

Welcome to Hastings, where we take pride in our background and accomplishments, but most of all, in our people.