125th Anniversary

  The population of Hills swelled over the weekend to welcome hundreds of visitors for the town’s celebration of its 125th anniversary. The quasquicentennial party was timed with the town’s annual Friendship Days weekend, so there were the usual parades, games, food vendors and festivities. In...
Samantha McGaffee participates in the Bean Bag Tournament Saturday, June 13.
The population of Hills swelled over the weekend to welcome hundreds of visitors for the town’s celebration of its 125th anniversary. The quasquicentennial party was timed with the town’s annual Friendship Days weekend, so there were the usual parades, games, food vendors and festivities. In...
The Blue Ribbon Hatchery is one oft eh former Hills businesses that will be featured in Saturday's parade.
  The Hills Friendship Days parade will feature former businesses in Hills, and among them is the Blue Ribbon Hatchery. Started by Carl Ruud and Martin Kolsrud in 1929, the business began in the Ruud home, now the home of Eldon and Karin Soehl on North Main Avenue. Karin is the daughter of Carl...
  During the Hills Friendship Days and 125th celebration, a descendant of the namesake of Hills will be among the residents and visitors attending activities and riding in the parade. Gregory Newton Hills and his wife, Shirley, from Newark, Delaware, will be attending the festivities. Hills is a...
  High school is a flurry of milestone events — getting your driver’s license, taking the ACTs, going to prom — but it is the everyday interactions that can leave the most lasting impressions.  In the mad rush of the daily grind at Hills-Beaver Creek High School, Marilyn Nelson could be found in...
  The Farm Tractor and Machinery Show in Hills will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The show will feature 10 of the 20 Series John Deere tractors, which are row crop tractors from 1968 to 1975 and are owned by brothers Gene “Pucky” and Mike Sandager. The brothers restored the tractors...
  The Hills, Minnesota, 125th Anniversary Celebration weekend is filled with events and activities for all ages. Following is a listing of events and activities, all of which are intended to help community members celebrate the Hills’ annual Friendship Days in addition to the quasquicentennial.   •...
  The town of Hills is one of the younger villages of Rock County.   It came into existence after and as a result of the building of the Sioux City and Northern railroad from Sioux City to Garretson. Following is information gleaned from “An Illustrated History of the Counties of Rock and Pipestone...
  Wendell Erickson, resident of Hills for 64 years, is the grand marshal of the 125th Hills Celebration Parade Saturday, June 13.   Participating in parades is nothing new for Erickson who has been in parades for 22 years.   He has the distinction of serving as state representative for Rock, Murray...
The town of Hills will likely grow to two or three times its normal population this weekend when the community celebrates its 125th anniversary. The celebration is timed with the community’s annual Friendship Days weekend, so there will be the usual parades, games, food vendors and festivities. A...
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