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Top: The Tuff Memorial Home nursing staff of the late 1970s included (front, left) Lois Hoyme, Isabell Biever, Jean Hellerud, Alice Severtson, Betty Walters, (middle) Florence Stoltenberg, Joyce Griffin, Bernice Tilstra, Nellie VanderWolde, Grace Slieter, Clara Bosch, Catherine Fikse, Fern Strecker, Lola Deragisch, (back) Dawn Beyenhof, Carol Gehrke, Joan Fransman, Diane Van Goor, Twyla Bajema, Pat Smedsrud, Dena Umland and Grace Wassenaar.
At 19, Glenda McGaffee remembers not liking her new job at the Tuff Home in Hills. "I hated it," she said. "I hated all the old people." McGaffee said it didn't take long to like her job and love the people — her co-workers and the residents and their families. This week McGaffee will observe her...
  The 125th anniversary of Hills is next week along with a meet and greet for alumni Saturday, June 13, from 10 to noon at the Hills-Beaver Creek High School. The Hills Crescent is traveling down memory lane to prepare readers for this event. This week’s edition highlights the class of 1977.   The...
  Local children attended Bible School at the Steen Reformed Church June 2-5. Lois Leenderts was the director and the theme was “Everest Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.” A total of 90 students attended daily. An offering was collected and given to Tom Goehle to purchase a cow for...
  The 125th celebration of Hills is now another page in the history books. And the weather was beautiful.   Hats off to the members of Helping Build Communities Stronger and everyone else who assisted to make the weekend a success. This was my first experience working with the group, and I enjoyed...
  The Hills Beaver Creek School Board approved the hiring of Tom Sandager as the district’s new high school agricultural teacher. The board took action on the hiring at a special meeting Friday, June 12. Sandager, who will start his duties for the 2015-16 school year, lives near Hills. He will be...
Adam Finke practices before participating in the Hills Friendship Days Golf Tournament at Larchwood Golf Course Friday, June 12. Finke’s four-person golf team won first place in the tournament.
  The annual Friendship Days golf tournament welcomed 116 participants Friday night at the Larchwood Golf Course.   Morning competition included 12 teams of four, and in the afternoon 17 teams took to the links. Taking home top honors were Jon Finke, Adam Finke, Scott Olson and Scott Remme with a...
  Area residents hungry for the taste of fresh strawberries can find them at Hansen’s berry farm. The Hansen Strawberry Farm is owned and operated by Kathy and Jerry Hansen near Beaver Creek. This is their fifth year in operation. Jerry Hansen said, “The berries are nice sized this year and the...
  Greetings from the Tuff Memorial Home. The residents of the Tuff Memorial Home would like to invite parents and their young children to Story Time on Fridays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the months of June and July. There will be no cost and adult supervision is required. There will be story time,...
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...

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