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  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...
  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 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. each Friday during June and July. There is no cost, however adult supervision is required. Crafts and refreshments will be...
  The group Helping Build Communities Stronger met Monday, June 1, to finalize plans for the upcoming celebration of Hills' 125th anniversary. .Activities discussed for the weekend: •Raffle tickets are on sale for a commemorative 125th Henry Lever .22 rifle engraved with the Hills logo. The gun is...
Lois Nelson is shown playing the Japanese bugle at Memorial Day Services Monday, May 25 at the Veterans Memorial on Main Street in Hills.
  Lois Nelson played  “Taps” on a battered brass bugle at the Memorial Day services in Hills May 25, one of four services she played for over the weekend. The bugle is an integral part of funeral ceremonies for veterans in the area.   As the final haunting notes of “Taps” float across the cemetery...
Alliance Communications representative Paul VanDeBerg (left) presents Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary Principal Jason Phelps with a check for $5,500. The money will be used for the playground resurfacing project.
  Alliance Communications representative Paul VanDeBerg presented a check for $5,500 to Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary Principal Jason Phelps on May 20.   The money will be used for the playground resurfacing project. The money was made possible through a program called “Keep The Change,” which...
Martha Bakken grew up on a farm several miles southwest of Luverne and attended a one-room school in District 13 in Rock County. She attended high school in Luverne, staying “in town” during the week and going home on weekends. She is pictured here for her high school graduation photograph in 1929.
  Martha Ingeborg Lunde Bakken, the oldest known resident in Rock County, died Thursday, May 28, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 104 years and 16 days. Martha was born to Nels and Emma (Rossum) Lunde in Luverne Township May 12,1911, and was a lifelong resident of Rock County.  ...
The Friend of Education award was presented to Harlan and Sue Stueven and the Teacher of the Year award was presented to Robin Schuelke (right) during graduation ceremonies Friday, May 22, at H-BC High School.
  Hills-Beaver Creek community members Sue and Harlan Stueven received this year’s Friend of Education award, voted on by Hills-Beaver Creek Foundation. The award is presented to people who offer exceptional support to staff or volunteer at the school and go above and beyond. The Stuevens live east...

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